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The ACLU is making available a 30-minute webinar on Criminal Justice Reform on October 20th.  It looks at how we can make our justice system fair and humane for all Texans. Register at: 
https://cc.readytalk.com/ registration/#/?meeting= jby10aihrosg&campaign= 7lei2bd23ld7.

Posted on 10/17/2016 by Kimberly Nelson

A mind training that aims at removing the blocks to the awareness of love's presence which is your natural inheritance.

Posted on 10/13/2016 by Leada Dietz

"The Peace and Social Action (PASA) Committee presents its first program in the series, "Friends in Social Action"at 9:20 am on 10/9. The series brings attention to our F/friends, active at LOFM, who wish to share something of their own spiritual journeys through social action. Catherine Mayfield will speak about her involvement in Stop Hunger Now Houston Stop Hunger Now (stophungernow.org), an organization with international scope and impact that addresses climate change and food shortages around the world and at home. Stop Hunger Now packages over a million meals each week for those in need. October is World Hunger Action month! Come and be inspired by Catherine's unfolding story of faith in action.

Posted on 10/7/2016 by Leada Dietz

As the sun rises in each area of the world, we want to remember that Quakers are worshiping through every time zone, celebrating our deep connections across cultures and Quaker traditions. We are united in love and can accompany each other on this special day that draws us together. As we worship, let us hold each other in prayer and thanksgiving, and let our hymns of praise resound across the world. special events at Live Oak Friends Meeting:

6:45-7:45 am Sunrise Peace Vigil and special viewing of Skyspace

8:15-9:15 am, our normal early worship

9:20-10:20 am, Seekers Gathering, an opportunity for anyone in attendance to ask a question about Quaker faith and practice, and to share our experiences on our spiritual journeys.,

Posted on 9/29/2016 by Leada Dietz

Seekers Gathering is an opportunity for anyone in attendance to ask a question about Quaker faith and practice, and to share our experiences on our spiritual journeys.

Posted on 9/27/2016 by Leada Dietz

Linda Seger, visiting from Colorado Springs Friends Meeting, will explore the following question: How do we make spiritual decisions about our votes, particularly during such a contentious election season? Dr. Seger will discuss process, methods, reflections based on her book, Jesus Rode a Donkey: Why Millions of Christians Are Democrats, with some comments from her book Spiritual Steps in the Road to Success: Gaining the Goal without Losing Your Soul. Linda is the author of fifteen books.  She will join us at 6:30-7:00 for snacks and visiting, and the Discussion Group will take place 7:00-8:15 pm, followed by Silent Worship.

Posted on 9/21/2016 by Kimberly Nelson

Join us for worship sharing on this August 2016 Friends Journal article on how Meeting for Worship helps us reach sacred space. Link to article: http://www.friendsjournal.org/dwelling-place-within/ Reading before hand is helpful.

Link to a description of worship sharing: http://about.bym-rsf.net/worship/worship-sharing/

Posted on 9/20/2016 by Leada Dietz

Linda Seger, visiting from Colorado Springs Friends Meeting, will explore the following question: How do we make spiritual decisions about our votes, particularly during such a contentious election season? Dr. Seger will discuss process, methods, reflections based on her book, Jesus Rode a Donkey: Why Millions of Christians Are Democrats, with some comments from her book Spiritual Steps in the Road to Success: Gaining the Goal without Losing Your Soul. Linda is the author of fifteen books.  She will join us at 6:30-7:00 for snacks and visiting, and the discussion will take place 7:00-8:15 pm.  

Posted on 9/17/2016 by Kimberly Nelson

Live Oak Friends Meeting invites The Heights and the greater Houston communities to join them for the dedication of the Children’s Annex to their Little Free Library  on Sunday, September 25, at noon. Refreshments will be provided.
 
For three years, the original Little Free Library under a shade tree along the front fence has been a neighborhood treasure—people find a book they would like to read to take with them, leave a book they have finished for someone else to enjoy. 
 
They leave notes in the log book about how much they enjoy it, and sometimes  they ask for something, like more kids’ books. Friends listened, and responded with building a “Little Little Free Library” in part from wood recycled from the original floor of the Meetinghouse. It is positioned near the original, but slightly lower down for easier access for kids.
 
The Little Free Library movement began in Wisconsin in 2009 when one person built a miniature one room school and filled it with free books in his front yard as a tribute to his mother who loved to read. Picked up by someone seeking a community development project, it quickly grew into a movement to promote literacy and the love of reading by building free book exchanges and is now worldwide with nearly 40,000 Little Free Library book exchanges. The one in front of Live Oak Friends Meeting was the one of the first in The Heights and the fourth in Houston, now there are a many others, but few that focus just on children’s books.
 
More about the Little Free Library movement: https://littlefreelibrary.org/

Posted on 9/16/2016 by Patrick Brooks

Join us at 9:20 This Sunday, Sept. 18 to listen to a representative of Black Lives Matter Houston and learn what we might do to help improve equal rights and justice in Houston. Bring your questions.

Posted on 9/15/2016 by Leada Dietz