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.


Linda Seger, visiting from Colorado Springs Frie

Posted 9/21/2016

Join us for worship sharing on this August 2016 Friends Journal article on how Meeting for Worship helps us reach sacred space. Link to article: http://www.friendsjournal.org/dwelling-place-within/ Reading before hand is helpful.

Link to a description of worship sharing: http://about.bym-rsf.net/worship/worship-sharing/

Posted 9/20/2016

Linda Seger, vi

Posted 9/17/2016

Live Oak Friends Meeting invites The Heights and the greater Houston communities to join them for the dedication of the Children’s Annex to their Little Free Library&nb

Posted 9/16/2016

Join us at 9:20 This Sunday, Sept. 18 to listen to a representative of Black Lives Matter Houston and learn what we might do to help improve equal rights and justice in Houston. Bring your questions.

Posted 9/15/2016