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)

Due to the Covid-19 Virus and everyone's health risk, even though Governor Abbott is starting to allow some businesses to open on May 1, Live Oak Friends feels it is prudent to continue to remain physically closed for a few more weeks until numbers of new cases and deaths are more definitey on a downward trend.  Questions? contact [email protected]

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 

Adult First Day School at 9:20 am, Meeting for Worship at 10:30 am on Sundays and Wednesday Evening Group will meet by Zoom until further notice. Check your weekly e-news for log in details, or contact [email protected]

Children's program and 8:30 am Meeting for Worship are not meeting at this time

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 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

North Harris County Worship Group Sundays 8:30-9:30am, Wednesdays 7:30-9:00pm in Spring, TX

Check the Meeting calendar for other activities

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What's New

One result of cohort 1 in 2018-2019 is the

resource guide for opioid addiction

called All of Us Can Be a Part of the Solution, Houston 2019, A substance abuse resource guide for prevention, treatment, recovery, and harm reduction.  A reformatted version is attached below. 

Kevin King will join the Faith and Opioid Roundtable cohort 2, all on a Thursday from noon to 3 PM
   September 19
   October 17 
   November 14 
   January 23 
   February 20 
   March 26 

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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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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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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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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

North Harris County Worship Group Sundays 8:30-9:30am, Wednesdays 7:30-9:00pm in Spring, TX

Check the Meeting calendar for other activities

Find Committee pages

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