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Live Oak Friends Meeting

PRAYER FOR A PANDEMIC:  May we who are simply inconvenienced remember those whose lives are at stake.  May we who have no risk factors remember those most vulnerable.  May we who have the luxury of working from home remember those who must choose between preserving their health or making their rent.  May we who have the flexibility to care for our children when their schools close remember those who have no options.  May we who have to cancel our trips remember those that have no safe place to go.  May we who are losing our margin money in the tumult of the economic market remember those that have no margin at all.  May we who settle in for a shelter-in at home remember those who have no home.  As fear grips our country, let us choose love.  During this time when we cannot physically wrap our arms around each other, let us find ways to be the loving embrace of God to our neighbors.  Amen.  (Author Unknown)

Religion isn't something to be added to over our other duties, and thus make our lives yet more complex.  The life with God is the center of life, and all else is remodeled and integrated by it.  It gives the singleness of the eye.  The most important thing is not to be pertetually passing cups of cold water to a thirsty world.  We can get so fearfully busy trying to carry out the second great commandment, 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself,' that we are under-developed in our devoted love to God.  But we must love God as well as neighbor.      Thomas Kelly

True godliness does not turn men and women  out of the world, but enables them to live better in it and excites their endeavors to mend it.        William Penn

Oh! How sweet and pleasant is it to the truly spiritual eye, to see several sorts of believers, several forms of Christians in the school of Christ, every one learning their own lesson, performing their own peculiar service, and knowing, owning, and loving one another in their several places, and different performances to their Master, to whom they are to give an account, and not to quarrel one with another about their different practices!  This is the true ground of love and unity, not that such a person walks and does just as I do, but because I feel the same Spirit of life in them, and that they walk in their rank, in their own ordeer, in their proper way and place of subjection to that.                             Isaac Pennington

 

Meeting Times

Live Oak Meeting meets on the first and third Sunday of each month.  We meet for discussion at 9:45 am and for worship at 11:00 am.  We follow worship with a pot luck lunch to which all are welcome.  Meeting for Business follows the pot luck on First Sundays.

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Dear FRIENDS:

This has been a challenging week, especially as we live through the COVID-19 crisis. We are all worried for ourselves, our loved ones, and our neighbors here and around the world. I wanted to send you a quick note and invite you to join me online this weekend for an event that is making me feel hopeful.

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March 27, 2020

Dear FRIENDS:

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Event Date: 
04/25/2020 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO THE WORLD COVID-19 PANDEMIC.

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For more information about Peace Center activities  visit:    

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A new book, Voices of Change, chronicles Monterey County activism – from Dust Bowl refugees in 1934 to police abuse watchers in 2015 – transcribed from recorded oral stories.

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Meeting Times: 

Live Oak Meeting meets on the first and third Sunday of each month.  We meet for discussion at 9:45 am and for worship at 11:00 am.  We follow worship with a pot luck lunch to which all are welcome.  Meeting for Business follows the pot luck on First Sundays.