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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.

 

There will be no adult first day school at 9:20-10:20 am this coming Sunday due to Memorial Day Holiday.

Posted 5/24/2017

Raul Alcaraz Ochoafrom the ACLU of Texas will present an overview of ACLU's fight for immigrants' rights at the state AND local level. He will help us to understand what rights immigrants have when interacting with the police or ICE. Rev. Ronnie Lister from the AFL-CIO will talk about Houston's Sanctuary Network, and how to join it.

Posted 5/11/2017

Rich and others who attended South Central Yearly meeting last month will lead a discussion on their experiences at that meeting, especially regarding the theme of ecological justice.

Posted 5/5/2017

Dr. Manish Wani, an otolaryngologist with Texas ENT and active board member with Mahatma Gandhi Library since 2004, will talk to us about Gandhi. The mission of the Mahatma Gandhi Library is to promote the values of peace, truth and non-violence, very much in line with LOFM values.

Posted 4/27/2017

Dr. Bob Stecker and MaryBeth Smith, co-facilitators for wide-ranging discussion focused on the role of the "chronologically enhanced" in our community, needs and issues around ageing in our culture, and on our own on-the-job training for our future role as elders. People of any and all ages are welcome. This series meets the fourth First Day of each month, and will continue as along as there is interest.

Posted 4/17/2017