Friends General Conference

Nurturing faith and Quaker practice
A monthly meeting of the Religious Society of Friends.

Live Oak Friends Meeting (Houston)

We are an open, welcoming community of seekers who meet in silent 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.

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.

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 - 9:15 am and 10:30-11:30 am

Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business third Sundays, 12 - 2:00 pm

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

Adult Religious Education Sundays 9:20 - 10:20 am

Mid week Meeting for Worship Wednesdays 7:00 - 8:00 pm discussion or music, Meeting for Worship 8:00 - 8:45 pm

Children's Religious Education Sundays 10:50 - 11:30 am.  Children join adults for first 20 minutes of Meeting for Worship

Check the Meeting calendar for other activities

What's New

The Live Oak Friends Meeting Handbook is our best attempt, based on the discernment and experience of Friends, to set down guidelines for sharing the life and work of the meeting.  These guidelines are merely human devices designed to aid us in l
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Event Date: 
12/15/2017 - 6:00pm

During this time of frenetic consumer driven activity, Live Oak Friends invite the community to join us as we pause to see how the testimonies of Simplicity, Equality and Community  might inform how we observe the season.

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For most of the time over the last twenty-five years, there has been a monthly Healing Meeting at Live Oak Friends Meeting.  Even when we had no meetinghouse home, a small group of us met at Holly Hall Retirement Community regularly.

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The Early Meeting Social Group will be gathering on December 10th around 9:30 am,  at A 2nd Cup  located at 1111

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Membership in the Religious Society of Friends is a spiritual commitment, but one should not aspire to have reached a spiritual destination before being “worthy” of applying for membership; it is not a reward for a job well done.

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Event Date: 
01/12/2018 - 7:00pm to 01/14/2018 - 4:00pm

AVP Basic Workshop

The Alternatives to Violence Project

January 12 - 14, 2018

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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 - 9:15 am and 10:30-11:30 am

Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business third Sundays, 12 - 2:00 pm

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

Adult Religious Education Sundays 9:20 - 10:20 am

Mid week Meeting for Worship Wednesdays 7:00 - 8:00 pm discussion or music, Meeting for Worship 8:00 - 8:45 pm

Children's Religious Education Sundays 10:50 - 11:30 am.  Children join adults for first 20 minutes of Meeting for Worship

Check the Meeting calendar for other activities

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