Welcome!




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.

 

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

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