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Live Oak Friends Meeting (Houston)

Meeting for Worship continues in person in the Meetinghouse as well as online at 10:30 am on Sunday.   Due to the latest CDC recommendations, we request everyone wear masks while indoors in the Meetinghouse or in the Little House.

Adult First Day School will also be both on line and in person  at 9:20 am.  

Zoom link for both will be in the weekly newsletter, or contact [email protected] to get it.

Early (8:30 am) Worship plans to resume in September

A modified children's program will happen on Sunday, Sept. 12th and Sunday, Sept. 26th, outside, from 10:30am-11:30am.  Until the COVID numbers come down to a safer level, we will continue with outside activities and mask wearing.   Questions? email [email protected]

Wednesday evening meeting remains only on line for now.  Zoom link will be in the weekly newsletter, or contact [email protected] to get it.

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

You can find the latest local updates on what are current best practices and how things are progressing in Houston/Harris County at https://www.readyharris.org 

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.    If you would like to learn more about our weekly activities, subscribe to our weekly e-newsletter That is a better way to connect to the community than clicking the green "online access button."

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 10:30-11:30 am, online or in person plus First Sunday of the month at 8:30 am, in person only.  Check your e-newsletter for other early worship dates, 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

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  

Children's Religious Education Due to the pandemic, only outdoor classes and actvities from 10:30-11:30, September dates: 9-12 and 9-26

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

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What's New

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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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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The fifth and final installment of the Houston Grand Opera and Institute for Spirituality and Health-hosted Religare series will be a program on silence.  A few Live Oak Friends will be on the program to lead this webcast shared - worship. The program is Tuesday 6-7 PM Tuesday, March 30. To attend one must register at https://www.spiritualityandhealth.org/events/religaremusic. The other guest will lead us in Jain meditation, and there will be an excerpt of John Cage's  Aria, 4'33" (of silence).

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An interesting history lesson on the women of the KKK in the 1920's exploring how people get induced into joining hate groups.

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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 10:30-11:30 am, online or in person plus First Sunday of the month at 8:30 am, in person only.  Check your e-newsletter for other early worship dates, 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

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  

Children's Religious Education Due to the pandemic, only outdoor classes and actvities from 10:30-11:30, September dates: 9-12 and 9-26

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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