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View the FRONTLINE documentary
Death by Fire
Did Texas execute an innocent man?
About Film: Several controversial death penalty cases are currently under examination in Texas and in other states, but it's the 2004 execution of Cameron Todd Willingham -- convicted for the arson deaths of his three young children -- that's now at the center of the national debate.
Hear the issues. Learn about current legislative proposals. Act.
When: Sunday, March 6, 6:30PM
Location: Houston Mennonite Church, 1231 Wirt Road, Houston, TX 77055
For More Info: hmcpastor1@sbcglobal.net or 713.464.4865
Sponsored by: Houston Mennonite Church http://houstonmennonite.org
In coopertation with: Houston Chapter of Texas Coalition to Abolition the Death Penaly (TCADP) and Houston Chapter of Amnesty International

Posted on 2/23/2011 by Lidney Molnari

The "support the meeting" website now provides Paypal buttons for contributing to LOFM. Paypal is a simple way to send money to LOFM without writing a check. It will also provide an easy way for people outside the meeting to contribute if they feel led.

Posted on 2/7/2011 by Susan Long

When: 02/11/2011
Time: 8:00PM - 11:00PM
Where: Live Oak Friends Meeting 1318 W 26Th Street, Houston, TX 77008
Come early to enjoy the James Turrell Skyspace and stay for music and light refreshments to benefit the Peace Festival. Suggested donation of $10-$50 benefits the Houston Peace Festival. Everyone (all ages and abilities to donate) welcome.

Singer/songwriter, Patricia Morrison's long resume and well-traveled passport are reflected in her songs, alive with the places and people she has met along the way, with a voice like Joan Baez and songwriting compared to Natalie Merchant, Leonard Cohen and Joni Mitchell.

A classically trained singer/songwriter and music teacher who hails from New Mexico and Arizona, Patricia calls on folk, world, blues, gospel and classical influences to write her songs, which are marked by a care for humanity as seen through the stories of individuals. These stories take on a new life in her rich, soaring vocal lines and the gentle, undulating backdrop of her guitar.

Patricia's first album, "Downriver" was released in 2008 and she has a song on the 2009 "Food is Good...For the Body and Soul" compilation CD that benefits the Tucson Community Food Bank by reminding everyone that food unites us all and she has a full-length CD, "Flight" that was released in August 2010. Patricia has performed at farmers' markets, coffeehouses, benefit concerts, sacred spaces, bars, house concerts, festivals and rallies around the country. Learn more and listen at www.patriciamorrison.net .

In its fifth year, the Peace Festival is a day for people to be introduced to local organizations working to improve our community and the world while being entertained with live music. There are kids activities, a dance performance, vendors, food and 4-5 bands. Thank you for making this year's Peace Festival a reality!

Posted on 2/1/2011 by Lidney Molnari

This Friday, Jan 21, 2011, a staged reading will take place of scenes from Tim Robbins' play, Dead Man Walking at the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts' Denney Theatre.  Following will be a panel discussion with Sister Helen Prejean, writer of the book on which the play and opera are based; Carol Vance, District Attorney in Harris County in the 70's when the death penalty was reinstated and Linda White, a member of the organization - Victims' Families Against the Death Penalty. This will be followed by a reception in the school's Commons.
This event is free but you must have tickets.  Call 713-942-1960 for more informatinon.  

Posted on 1/18/2011 by Karen Vargas

Concerned friends present a showing of the film on February 12, 3-6 pm: American History in Black & White  
This two hour plus docudrama, covering the 18th to the 20th century, tells the forgotten story of racist politics and struggles of Black & White Americans’ to end slavery and attain civil rights. After the movie, refreshments & discussion will follow. All guests will receive a free viewers’ guide.
(Please note that this event is not sponsored by LOFM, and LOFM does not necessarily endorse the conclusions of the film.)
Seating is limited to the first 100 guests 
Phone: 713 516-4282 
Fax: 713 694-7387 
E-mail: kvanderpol@swbell.net 

Posted on 1/18/2011 by Kathryn van der Pol

Urban Harvest Fruit Tree Sale
At Robertson Football Stadium on the University of Houston Main Campus – Scott Street at Holman Street
This annual sale brings together far more types and varieties of fruit trees than can be found anywhere else in the greater Houston area.
Fruit trees are easy to grow in metro Houston, with little care and big results. Learn more about growing fruit trees from Urban Harvest. They make it easy by bringing you the very best varieties that can be grown in our area.
Event: Urban Harvest Fruit Tree Sale
Place: Robertson Football Stadium on the University of Houston campus Scott Street at Holman Street
Date: January 15, 2011
Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or until sold out
Buy a tree or two from the largest one-day fruit tree sale in the U.S. and learn “the how to’s” at the presale talks:
Presale talks: Heidi Sheesley and Ray Sher
Place: United Way of Greater Houston, 50 Waugh Drive at Memorial Drive Dates: Tuesday, January 4 (7 to 9:30 p.m.) and Saturday, January 8 (2 to 4:30 p.m.)
Sales benefit Urban Harvest, a local not-for-profit organization. Urban Harvest supports a network of gardens, farms and orchards in the greater Houston area and inspires and empowers people of diverse backgrounds to grow healthy foods, in the process enriching the city we call home.
Learn more at www.urbanharvest.org

Posted on 12/15/2010 by Karen Vargas

Adult First Day School schedule:
December 12: Continuation of The First Christmas by John Dominic Crossan and Marcus Borg, facilitated by Mary McKerall
December 19: Living a Balanced Life by Barbara Cowan, preview of a six part evening series Barbara will offer next year
December 26: no class
January 2: no class
January 9, 16, 23, and 30: "Barclay in (Very) Brief" by Ty Cashion and Andy Miller
February 6: Bishop Spong by Albert Mansoor Munn

Posted on 12/5/2010 by Peg Nosek

This week’s topic:  Connie Garson facilitates “For what are you grateful – and what are you going to do about it?”

Mid-week Meeting meets Wednesday evenings at 7 pm.

Posted on 11/23/2010 by Susan Long

In-kind donations to LOFM are welcome. There are two kinds of in-kind donations:

  • Those in which the person buys something on behalf of LOFM and does not expect reimbursement. An example would be a first-day school teacher who buys supplies for class but considers them a donation. For these kinds of donations, we would still like to record them so that the donor can get credit for the donations, and also we know what expenses are undertaken to support our programs. To report such a donation, please use the reimbursement form available under "procedures and forms"  to report the donation: describe the expense and attach the receipt, but make a note that you want it treated as an in-kind donation. 
  • Those in which the person donates used property to LOFM for its use: such as furniture or equipment. For this kind of donation, please email the Treasurer with a description of the property, and the Treasurer will send you an acknowledgement of your donation, which you can then use to deduct the value of the property from your income for your taxes.
    Please also note that if you want to donate property, please don't just leave it at the Meeting House: discuss it with the Committee involved (such as Property or Hospitality) to see if LOFM can use the property and is willing to accept it. Sometimes people leave property at the Meeting House thinking it can be used, but if the committees don't know where it came from or what it's for, they will discard it.
Posted on 11/9/2010 by Susan Long