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This Sunday, Aug. 2, Adult First Day School will host a presentation about the Ifa religion.  Dr. Wasiu Odufisan will inform us about how this religion is practiced and will discuss its underlying philosophy that is so effective in helping others and teaching people how to live in harmony.    Wasiu was largey raised by his maternal grandfather who was a famous Ifa priest in Nigeria.
To complement your Yoruba cultural experience Wasiu will bring a delicious traditional Yoruba snack of Egusi stew and pound yam for attenders to take home.
9:20--10:20 a.m. in The Meeting House.  All are welcome. 
 

Posted on 7/30/2015 by Mark Herranen

 Sunday, July 26, Adult First Day School will host a presentation on entitlement by George Baker.
 In the Quaker tradition, equality is a fundamental principle of its social teachings and theology.  Men and women are equal before God, and equal before each other as children of God.  Such a belief is at the heart of the radical simplicity that has marked the social customs, architecture and (in earlier centuries) dress of Friends.  That said, to live the principle of equality is to overcome barriers of wealth, education, race, gender, age, faith, physical appearance, sexual orientation, accent, and dozens of other ways to discriminate.  One way to refer to such barriers is to think of each as a personal entitlement, most of which are so much a part of mainstream culture as to be invisible.  Entitlement is the way prejudice is experienced.  The first action that is possible is to bring these prejudices/entitlements into conscious awareness.  We will explore these topics on Sunday, 9:20--10:20 a.m. in The Meeting House.  All are welcome.
 

Posted on 7/23/2015 by Mark Herranen

Sunday, July 19, Adult First Day School will host a discussion on the above article by William Kashatus (which can be viewed at www.philly.com).  Andy Miller will lead the discussion about the Pennsylvania Quakers' attempt to maintain the principle of non-violence during the Revolutionary War, and the repercussions of their failure to join fellow citizens who supported the War.
9:20--10:20 a.m. in The Meeting House.  All are welcome.    

Posted on 7/17/2015 by Mark Herranen

Sunday, July 12 will be the Seekers Gathering.  This is an opportunity for anyone in attendance to ask a question about Quaker faith and practice, or to share an experience or thought on the question presented.  This format allows us to learn more about each other's spiritual journies and wisdom acquired along the way.
9;20--10:20 a.m. in The Meeting House.  All are welcome.
 

Posted on 7/8/2015 by Mark Herranen

 Sunday, July 5 there will be no Adult First Day School because of the holiday weekend.
Sunday, July 12 will be the Seekers Gathering.  This is an opportunity for anyone in attendance to ask a question about Quaker faith and practice, or to share an experience or thought on the question presented.  This format allows us to learn more about each other's spiritual journies and wisdom acquired along the way.
 9:20--10:20 a.m. in The Meeting House.  All are welcome. 

Posted on 7/1/2015 by Mark Herranen

The Discussion Group will consider issues related to poverty and how Quakers should respond.
 

Posted on 6/29/2015 by Kimberly Nelson

At Sunday's Annual Meeting of the LOFM Corporation, we did not complete our business as planned. There were some questions and concerns regarding corporation procedures, including positions within the corporation. It was decided that we should take the next month to attend to these concerns. Therefore, we are scheduling a second meeting of Live Oak Friends Meeting, Inc to be held during our next Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business on Sunday, July 19, 2015 following Meeting for Worship.

Posted on 6/24/2015 by Claude Rubinson

 Sunday, June 28 Adult First Day School will host a discussion on the Slow Movement, a term coined in Carl Honore's 2004 book "In Praise of Slowness."  The main tenet of the Slow Movement is that by taking the appropriate amount of time to experience the various activities of our lives, we are able to get in touch with what is deeply satisfying and fulfilling.  The Slow Movement involves a range of efforts around the world seeking to connect us more meaningfully with others, with place and with ourselves.  Some branches of the Slow Movement are parenting, education, work and money.  The discussion will be led by Rich Corl and Mark Herranen.
9:20--10:20 a.m. in The Meeting House.  All are welcome.
 
 

Posted on 6/23/2015 by Mark Herranen

 Sunday, June 21, Adult First Day School will host a discussion of Richard Bucke's book "Cosmic Consciousness: A Study in the Evolution of the Human Mind."  Bucke studied individuals who had peak spiritual experiences and found common qualities of their cosmic consciousness.  Discussion led by Mark Herranen.
 9:20--10:20 in The Meeting House.  All are welcome.   
 

Posted on 6/20/2015 by Mark Herranen

Weather cancellation for Discussion Group and Worship, June 17.  Wednesday night Meetings resume June 24.
 

Posted on 6/17/2015 by Kimberly Nelson