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.


The ACLU is making available a 30-minute webinar on Criminal Justice Reform on October 20th.  It looks at how we can make our justice system fair and humane for all Texans.

Posted 10/17/2016

A mind training that aims at removing the blocks to the awareness of love's presence which is your natural inheritance.

Posted 10/13/2016

"The Peace and Social Action (PASA) Committee presents its first program in the series, "Friends in Social Action"at 9:20 am on 10/9. The series brings attention to our F/friends, active at LOFM, who wish to share something of their own spiritual journeys through social action. Catherine Mayfield will speak about her involvement in Stop Hunger Now Houston Stop Hunger Now (stophungernow.org), an organization with international scope and impact that addresses climate change and food shortages around the world and at home. Stop Hunger Now packages over a million meals each week for those in need. October is World Hunger Action month! Come and be inspired by Catherine's unfolding story of faith in action.

Posted 10/7/2016

As the sun rises in each area of the world, we want to remember that Quakers are worshiping through every time zone, celebrating our deep connections across cultures and Quaker traditions. We are united in love and can accompany each other on this special day that draws us together. As we worship, let us hold each other in prayer and thanksgiving, and let our hymns of praise resound across the world. special events at Live Oak Friends Meeting:

6:45-7:45 am Sunrise Peace Vigil and special viewing of Skyspace

8:15-9:15 am, our normal early worship

9:20-10:20 am, Seekers Gathering, an opportunity for anyone in attendance to ask a question about Quaker faith and practice, and to share our experiences on our spiritual journeys.,

Posted 9/29/2016

Seekers Gathering is an opportunity for anyone in attendance to ask a question about Quaker faith and practice, and to share our experiences on our spiritual journeys.

Posted 9/27/2016