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

Event Date: 
08/24/2019 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Join us at Live Oak Friends Meeting (Quaker Meeting House) in the Heights for a movie evening.  There will be a pot-luck dinner for those who are interested at 6 pm on Saturday August 24th.  The movie, Paris to Pittsburgh,

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Katharine Jager Rubinson has also published a book, just last month.  From the Amazon.com description:  "Vernacular Aesthetics in the Later Middle Ages explores the formal composition, public performance, and popular reception of vernacular poetry, music, and prose within late medieval French and English cultures.

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Ty Cashion, long time attender at Live Oak Friends Meeting, published another book this past fall on Texas history.  Goodreads begins its description thus: "There is the story the Lone Star State likes to tell about itself—and then there is the reality, a Texas past that bears little resemblance to the manly Anglo myth of Texas exceptionalism that maintains a firm grip on the state’s historical imagination.

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Kevin King, clerk, received this query from Stuart Nelson, Institute for Spirituality and Health. Friends are aware of Stuart's involvement with Compassionate Houston and it's Compassion Week startup April 2018 that LOFM hosted. The query asks our involvement in a "program of faith communities' response to substance misuse, addiction, and the overdose crisis."
  
Kevin posts it here for reference, and
1) to ask the community if there is a Friend moved to be involved on behalf of LOFM,
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Kelly Hanes is the author of a new book, Random God Sightings. In twenty-six down-to-earth vignettes, she records actual experiences when God appeared to her through random people. They reveal a God who yearns to show up in our lives—in our homes, in our classrooms, in the park; Real and accessible.

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Quakerism 101 is a “survey” course designed to introduce participants to the basic literature, history and beliefs of Quakers. This course is also a good review for more seasoned Quakers. We will read five books and several hand-outs over eight or nine weeks. Each session will last about two hours and include reviews of the readings, discussion, worship sharing and worship.

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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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