Friends General Conference

Together we nurture the spiritual vitality of Friends
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. Learn more about what Quakers believe here.

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

Wednesday Evening 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

Quakerism 101: An eight or nine session basic introduction to “everything anyone ever wanted to know about Quakers and what they believe.”  Reading includes excerpts from five books and several hand-outs followed by discussion with each other. The class is limited to six people because we have six sets of books. The course is most relevant for those who have some experience with meeting for worship. Contact Jane Houser to sign up: [email protected] or if you have questions or concerns.

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Over the years Friends have wowed us with their tasty dishes.  Here are a few of them to share with all.

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Event Date: 
06/01/2019 - 8:30am to 4:00pm

Worship and Ministry invites friends to join us at our annual retreat at the Meeting House to consider "What is the Racial Condition of LIve Oak Friends Meeting?"

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The Restorative Justice Collaborative of Houston, Center for Critical Race Studies at the University of Houston Downtown, HoustonNVC.org, and the Houston Peace and Justice Center present "Circles," a documentary about Eric Butler's personal journey as a father and his internationally renowned work advocating for youth in Oakland.
Butler will be telecast in for a Q and A session following the film.
Date: April 25, 2019
Time: 6-8:10pm
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The Cheerful Checklist. Dotting i's and crossing t's -- do you have the documents you need? 

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Imagine 1000 Quakers worshipping, singing and communing together.  We know Gathering can be expensive but it's a week together with fellow spiritual sojourners.  This year, Gathering is being "hosted" by SCYM and we want as many SCYMers as possible to benefit.

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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

Wednesday Evening 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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