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

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

Event Date: 
03/23/2018 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Annie Patterson & Peter Blood, the creators of the songbooks Rise Up Singing and Rise Again, are coming to Houston!
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This class provides an explanation of how meetings function. Available to the first six people, or couples if they can share a books. Questions, concerns or to sign up, please contact Jane Houser [email protected].
(It may be helpful if participants have had Quakerism 101 recently, but not necessary)
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Event Date: 
03/07/2018 - 7:00pm to 04/11/2018 - 7:00pm

Beginning the first Wednesday in March (March 7), we plan a second six week series of Quaker Queries

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Greetings from the frozen...South!

Our Winter Bayou Quarterly Meeting is right around the corner ,  registration packet below.  Please share this information with any and all you think might be interested in joining our merry band of Quakers and like-minded folk.  

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As our city and the surrounding areas begin to recover from Hurricane Harvey, we are grateful for the many donations and expressions of care and concern. We received donations from more than ninety individuals, Quaker Meetings and Friends Churches in many areas of the country. We are grateful that so many thought of us when there are so many needs in the world.

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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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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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