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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.

 

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

Living an integral life, a life in which one experiences "oneness"in belief, thought, action, is one of the core beliefs of the Religious Society of Friends. On July 16, we will talk about our experiences in living as a "whole" and the difficulties we are facing in holding this testimony.

Posted 7/13/2017

Potluck tonight in the Little House! All who wish to read favorite poems or quotations, even if original, will be free to read with no danger of encountering food projectiles.  

Posted 7/12/2017

Due to 4th of July holiday weekend, there will be no adult religious education between 9:20 and 10:20am Sunday.

Posted 6/29/2017

Dr. Bob Stecker and MaryBeth Smith will co-facilitate. It is open to people of all ages. Join us on 6/25 at 9:20 a.m. in the Meeting House.

The wide-ranging group conversation faciliated by Dr. Bob Stecker and MaryBeth Smith generally centers around queries such as:
What's the difference between those who become elderly, and those who become Elders?
How can we support our Elders and learn from their wisdom?
How do Elders function within their communities and in society at large?
What are the issues and concerns of the "chronologically enhanced?"

This week, we will start with the idea of mentoring. What does it mean to be a mentor? Have you had a mentor? What qualities made them effective as a mentor? Have you mentored someone? How much of your mentoring style reflects the way you were mentored? How might we create a culture of mentoring within our community?

Posted 6/20/2017