Get Involved

Get involved in the life of the community! As an unprogrammed Friends Meeting, we rely on our members to do many of the functions provided by paid staff in other churches. We have committees to do much of that work, and we also have many informal and intermittent opportunities for people to participate in the community. If you would like to learn more about our activities, subscribe to our weekly e-newsletter.

Live Oak Friends Meeting is a member of Bayou Quarterly Meeting, a regional group of Quaker meetings in southeast Texas and Louisiana; South Central Yearly Meeting, a larger group of Quaker meetings across Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri,Arkansas, and Louisiana; and Friends General Conference, a national organization of Quakers.

Weekly Gatherings

Children’s Religious Education
Children’s First Day School: 10:50 – 11:30 am most Sundays (classes begin at 10:50 am so that families may attend the first 20 minutes of meeting for worship together).

Childcare for babies and toddlers: 10:30 – 11:30 am most Sundays.

See list of schedule exceptions here.

Adult Religious Education: 9:20-10:20 am, online and in the meetinghouse. for wide ranging discussions and presentations on Quaker faith, practice, history, social concerns, other spiritual perspectives.  Check the weekly e-news for topic.

Sunday morning refreshments:  after Meeting at 11:30 am, bring finger food or come early or stay late to help prepare or clean up.

Sunday morning greeter: come at 10:15 am to greet and welcome everyone, with special attention to newcomers. Training provided.

Midweek Meeting for Worship:  Wednesday evenings, hybrid in the Woolman Room and online , 7:00-8:00 pm discussion and 8:00-8:45 Meeting for Worship.  Check the Meetinghouse Calendar for discussion topics.

Weekly work mornings: We work together on a variety of projects to spruce up the buildings and grounds, check the newsletter for times and tasks

Monthly Gatherings

Monthly Potluck: after Meeting for Worship on second and fourth Sundays— food served in Little House, tables set up under eaves, weather permitting, or indoors.

Meeting for Healing:  11:30 am-12:30 pm  third Saturday each month, online only.

Friendly 8’s:  a group of about eight people who meet about once a month in members’ homes for a meal and an activity agreed on by the group.  Groups form in September and usually take the summer off.

Docent for Skyspace openings and other events: host the community at the weekly skyspace openings as well as other scheduled events like weddings, memorial services, community events. Training provided.

Faithfulness Groups: Faithfulness Group participants provide each other ongoing accompaniment and mutual support in discerning divine guidance and being faithful.

Additional Gatherings​

Quakerism 101 and 200: Spring and fall multi week classes to deepen and expand understanding of Quaker principles and way of life

Spring and Fall workdays:  we work together on a variety of projects to spruce up the buildings and grounds, check the newsletter for times and tasks

Outreach booths:  Live Oak Friends participate in various community events where they set up a booth and welcome any members or attenders to join in talking to the public about Live Oak Friends Meeting and Quakers in general

Christmas Candlelighting:  a custom begun in 1983 by a family who had spent time in Germany.  It has evolved and changed over the years and remains an important part of our community.

Spring and Fall Barter Fairs:  Opportunity to share in the Quaker testimonies of simplicity, stewardship, and community by creating a space to practice thinking together in a new way about how we place value on objects and services within our community. Join us in exchanging goods and services without using common currency.