Friends General Conference

Together we nurture the spiritual vitality of Friends
A monthly meeting of the Religious Society of Friends.

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Welcome to Live Oak Friends Meeting!  As a group of spiritual seekers, Meeting for Worship is central to our life together.  Our children and families are also very important, with a nursery for children under three, and programs for pre school, elementary, middle school and high school kids.  And there are many other ways we build our community. 

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 particpate in the community.

Weekly opportunities

Adult Religious Education: 9:20-10:20 am for wide ranging discussions and presentations on Quaker faith, practice, history, social concerns, other spiritual perspectives.  Check the weekly e-news for topic.

Sunday morning refreshments:  after Meeting at 11:30 am, bring finger food or come early or stay late to help prepare or clean up.  on hold because of COVID

Sunday morning greeter: come at 10:15am to greet and welcome everyone, with special attention to newcomers.

Midweek Meeting for WorshipWednesday evenings, 7:00-8:00 pm discussion and 8:00-8:45 Meeting for Worship.  Check the Meetinghouse Calendar for discussion topics.

Weekly work mornings: we work together on a variety of projects to spruce up the buildings and grounds, check the newsletter for times and tasks

Monthly opportunities

Monthly Potluck: after Meeting for Worship on second Sundays--food served in Little House, tables set up under eaves, weather permitting, or indoors  on hold because of COVID

Meeting for Healing11:30am-12:30pm  third Saturday each month

Friendly 8's:  a group of about eight people who meet about once a month in members' homes for a meal and an activity agreed on by the group.  Groups form in September and usually take the summer off.

Docent for Skyspace openings and other events: host the community at the weekly skyspace openings as well as other scheduled events like weddings, memorial services, community events.  Training provided. 

Intermittent opportunities

Quakerism 101 and 102: Occassional multi week classes to deepen and expand understanding of Quaker principles and way of life

Spring anf Fall workdays:  we work together on a variety of projects to spruce up the buildings and grounds, check the newsletter for times and tasks

Outreach booths:  Live Oak Friends participate in various community events where they set up a booth and welcome any members or attenders to join in talking to the public about Live Oak Friends Meeting and Quakers in general

Christmas Candlelighting a custom begun in 1983 by a family who had spent time in Germany.  It has evolved and changed over the years, and remains an important part of our community.

Spring and Fall Barter Fairs:  Opportunity to share in the Quaker testimonies of simplicity, stewardship, and community by creating a space to practice thinking together in a new way about how we place value on objects and services within our community.  Join us in exchanging goods and services without using common currency.

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