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We are a culturally open,  inclusive, family oriented community, with attenders from diverse spiritual and social backgrounds.  All are welcome to worship with us.  We are also seekers who meet in silent worship expecting to experience direct communion with God, the divine Spirit that infuses all life.  A fundamental Quaker belief is that there is "that of God in everyone." We strive to remain mindful of this, listening and looking for and responding to ‘that of God’ in each other in our daily interactions.  We also seek to conduct our lives according to the Quaker testimonies of integrity, equality, simplicity, and peace. 

For more information about Quakers and Live Oak Friends Meeting in particular, please click here.

The Meeting was founded in 1954, and has been growing ever since. Our meetinghouse is the conception of James Turrell, a well-known artist who is also a Quaker. The architect is Leslie Elkins. Many generous donors from Houston, around the world, and within the Meeting helped us fund the meetinghouse.

The Meeting has about 75 attenders each week (plus or minus). Child care is provided. We have programs for both adult and children's religious education in addition to Meeting for Worship. Live Oak Friends Meeting is affiliated with Bayou Quarterly Meeting, South Central Yearly Meeting, and Friends General Conference.

 

The Wednesday Night Discussion Group will continue exploring Parker Palmer's outstanding book, "A Hidden Wholeness," Chapters 5 and 6.

Posted 8/15/2017

A member of the Houston television media will dismantle common misconceptions about "The Media." Come and learn how a television news operation works, how stories go from pitch to air, and how activists can work more effectively to receive media coverage for their causes.

Posted 8/10/2017

Sister Pam Powkowski from The Cenacle, a spiritual retreat center will facilitate a discussion on principles of a spiritual community.

Posted 8/3/2017

Join us to learn from Ozgur Karakuzu, an instructor with The Islamic Institute and Houston Blue Mosque.

Posted 7/28/2017

Join Dr Bob Stecker and MaryBeth Smith at Adult First Day School on 7/23 for the next in the monthly series of conversations, "Journey to Elderhood." We explore the joys and challenges of becoming "chronologically enhanced." This week, we will consider the following queries:
As you stand a ways off, on the brink, or in the midst of Elderhood, how do you imagine yourself being in service as an elder?
What gifts do you now perceive and/or appreciate about being an elder?
What gifts do you bring to the community as an elder?
All are welcome to gather for our ever-lively discussion at 9:20 a.m. in the Meeting House.

Posted 7/19/2017