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. 

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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.


In our continuing series, we will explore additional Quaker Dialogues with queries from the Claremont, Calif. Meeting.

Posted 6/26/2017
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Posted 6/25/2017

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

There are many ways to read the bible. We will explore interpreting what we read in the bible using a four point summary of biblical interpretation methods, using an essay by Gene Marshall called "New Testament Living"

Posted 6/17/2017

Our very own Young Adult Friend Tom Cassidy will talk about his experience this past year with the Friends Committee on National Legislation Advocacy Corps.

Posted 6/9/2017