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Live Oak Friends Meeting (Houston)

Zoom link for both Adult First Day School and 10:30 am worship will be in the weekly newsletter, or contact [email protected] to get it.

You can find the latest local updates on what are current best practices for dealing with COVID and status of the pandemic in Houston/Harris County at https://www.readyharris.org 

Welcome to Live Oak Friends Meeting! We are an open, welcoming community of seekers who meet weekly for meeting for worship, expecting to experience direct communion with God, the divine Spirit, or whatever name we use for that transcendent essence that infuses all life. 

A fundamental Quaker belief is that there is “that of God in everyone.” We seek to interact with others from that perspective, and to live our lives according to the Quaker testimonies of integrity, equality, simplicity, and peace. Learn more about what Quakers believe here.    

Our children and families are also very important, with a nursery for children under three, and programs for preschool, elementary, middle school and high school kids.  And there are many other ways we build our community. If you would like to learn more about our weekly activities, subscribe to our weekly e-newsletter 

As an unprogrammed Friends Meeting, we rely on our members to do many of the functions provided by paid staff in other churches. We have committees to do much of that work, and we also have many informal and intermittent opportunities for people to participate in the community.

Our meeting house is a James Turrell Skyspace, open to the public every Friday night and the first Sunday of each month 30 minutes before sunset.  Weather permitting, the roof will be open to allow the public to experience the play of changing light over the simple white interior walls.

We share the blessing of this building by allowing individuals to rent it for weddings and memorial services. Community groups may also rent the building for events in keeping with Quaker values. 

Contact Scheduler at [email protected] if interested in scheduling an event at the meetinghouse

Live Oak Friends Meeting is a member of Bayou Quarterly Meeting, a regional group of Quaker meetings in southeast Texas and Louisiana; South Central Yearly Meeting, a larger group of Quaker meetings across Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas, and Louisiana; and Friends General Conference, a national organization of Quakers.

Meeting Times

Meeting for Worship every Sunday 8:30-9:10 am in person only  and 10:30-11:30 am, online or in person   Check your e-newsletter or email [email protected] for more information

Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business third Sundays, 1 - 3:00 pm online

Meeting for Worship with Attention to Healing, third Saturdays at 11:30 a.m, online

Adult Religious Education Sundays 9:20 - 10:20 am, attendance in person or online, contact [email protected] if you need the link

Wednesday Evening Meeting for Worship Wednesdays 7:00 - 8:00 pm discussion or music, Meeting for Worship 8:00 - 8:30 pm, on line only  

Children's Religious Education Due to the pandemic, only outdoor classes and actvities from 10:30-11:30 on second and fourth Sundays

Spring (North Houston) Quakers Worship Group: Sundays at 10:30-12 noon and Wednesdays 7:30-9:00pm in Spring, TX 

Check the Meeting calendar for other activities

Find Committee pages

What's New

Event Date: 
01/23/2022 - 9:15am to 10:15am

For First Day School on January 23, 2022, we will welcome back Janice Thomson who will be joined by Richard Thompson to discuss their experiences with Experiment with Light groups.

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The last few months we have been exploring care for the earth in various First Day Schools.  Here are some links to resources:

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Our student this year is a third year law student, who writes about the challenges she faces doing all her work remotely because of COVID, and on a cell phone at that.  You can read her letters in English (thanks to Gaby Pryor and Rosalia and Mark Herranen) or Spanish here, the pictures are only in the Spanish version. 

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Signature Image: 

During First Day School on May 23, Marley Maskill, SBP’s Manager of Disaster Partnerships and Training, shared a very detailed and complete

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Our latest published author, Alex McDonald.  

He has traveled to the region and met with both Israeli and Palestinian peace activists. He has seen and experienced glimpses of daily life in the different parts of Israel and the West Bank. He has seen and heard Israeli perspectives as well as Palestinian ones. He has worked with Jewish and Palestinian solidarity groups. He also participates in a monthly dialog with Zionists and Palestinians.

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Yet another piece of unmentioned history, this time from the development of the oil industry. 

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Worship with us!

(713) 802-0622
1318 West 26th Street
Houston, TX 77008
United States
Meeting Times: 

Meeting for Worship every Sunday 8:30-9:10 am in person only  and 10:30-11:30 am, online or in person   Check your e-newsletter or email [email protected] for more information

Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business third Sundays, 1 - 3:00 pm online

Meeting for Worship with Attention to Healing, third Saturdays at 11:30 a.m, online

Adult Religious Education Sundays 9:20 - 10:20 am, attendance in person or online, contact [email protected] if you need the link

Wednesday Evening Meeting for Worship Wednesdays 7:00 - 8:00 pm discussion or music, Meeting for Worship 8:00 - 8:30 pm, on line only  

Children's Religious Education Due to the pandemic, only outdoor classes and actvities from 10:30-11:30 on second and fourth Sundays

Spring (North Houston) Quakers Worship Group: Sundays at 10:30-12 noon and Wednesdays 7:30-9:00pm in Spring, TX 

Check the Meeting calendar for other activities

Find Committee pages

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