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Thank you for all who have expressed their concern and desire to help with relief for those suffering from hurricane Harvey and the widespread flooding.  We are grateful that our Meetinghouse was unharmed and remained high and dry. Other Houston Friends have not been so fortunate. Friendswood Friends Church has been flooded, as well as many of their members' homes. Bayshore Friends Church in Baycliff, Lighthouse Fellowship of Friends in League City, and Friends Community Church in Angleton have also been affected.
 
If you would like to contribute toward hurricane relief, you may send your check to Live Oak Friends Meeting, 1318 W. 26th St., Houston, TX 77008, noting "Fund for Sufferings, hurricane relief" on the check.  Or, you may contribute on this website through Paypal. Be sure to specify "Fund for Sufferings, hurricane relief" in the "Add a Note" section on the PayPal donation form.
 
Our Care and Concern Committee will see that contributions are used in the most effective way possible. - Jimmy Pryor, Treasurer, Live Oak Friends Meeting
 
10/18/2017
Thank you all for your heartfelt messsages and contributions.  Thanks to the generosity of many Quaker Meetings and individuals, we have been able to donate to the following organizations who were either damaged by Harvey or are doing meaningful work in the recovery effort.
 

Friendswood Friends Church

Altruist Relief

West Street Recovery, Houston

Mama Rosie’s Feed the Hungry 

Hurricane Harvey Community Relief Foundation of the Texas Organizing Project (TOP)

Southeast Texas Food Bank, Beaumont

Transgender Foundation of American

Best Friends Animal Society

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 also a Skyspace, 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.

We are currently in the process of moving this website to the Quaker Cloud; feel free to check out our new website at https://www.fgcquaker.org/cloud/live-oak-friends-meeting-houston.  After everything is moved, you will be able to reach the new site using www.friendshouston.org.

 

At First Day School 12/10, 9:20 am, Brent Sullivan, clerk of Peace and Social Action Committee, will lead a discussion about Friends Committee on National Legislation and Houston Peace and Justice Center--what these groups do and why we support them financially. This is part of an ongoing series looking at the peace and social justice organizations the meeting supports financially. More information at http://fcnl.org and http://hpjc.org

Posted 12/6/2017

Our Friend and long time member of Live Oak Friends Meeting, Jann Barr, passed away on September 28th in Michigan. Please help notify those outside the LOFM community.
Jann loved bright colors, such as fuchsia, bright pink, and purple; so, if you have those colors in your wardrobe please wear them in her honor. She also loved butterflies, and often wore costume jewelry featuring butterflies. If you have anything featuring butterflies that could be used to temporarily to decorate the meeting house, please bring those too.

Posted 12/5/2017

As a final wrap-up for the Saturday retreat, "Let the Light Shine," Bob and MaryBeth will facilitate the Adult First Day School at 9:20 AM on Sunday morning, Dec. 3. This will be a time of summary and further reflection on the Light.

Posted 12/2/2017

Come celebrate Buy Nothing Day, the antidote to Black Friday, at the Meetinghouse the day after Thanksgiving from 1-4 pm. And bring a bit of left over Thanksgiving fare to share. More details on our FB page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1967128263503258/

Posted 11/20/2017