The Beginning of Faith

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It is said that skepticism and doubt are the beginnings of faith. Today, as we welcome new members to our Live Oak community, let’s explore what it means to be a Unitarian Universalist and keep the faith!

PK’s, UU’s and Evangelism?

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PKs, UUs, and Evangelism?!? What kind of title is that for a sermon?! If you are curious, please invite a friend and come join us as Michael Guinn (a local UU writer, speaker and singer) shares how he and Unitarian Universalism both turned 56 this year and what a long strange trip its been.

There is a Season

As the Earth continues her revolution around the Sun, we wake up to shorter, cooler days and the nuances of a Santa Barbara fall. Just as the rhythms and patterns of nature change, so do the rhythms and patterns of our lives. Join Gloria Liggett, Jim Wells, and Kendra Wise in exploring the seasons of […]

Walking the Labrinth

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Labyrinths have been used for countless centuries as a form of moving meditation and prayer, a metaphor for life’s journey. Join us today as we learn about labyrinths as a spiritual practice, have the opportunity to experience this ancient practice, and consider making a labyrinth for use at Live Oak (and perhaps beyond)

Collateral Beauty

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In our polarized nation of today, we have lost our way in understanding that we must all be concerned with the common good. This year, Rev. Tamara will explore various facets of a broadly defined common good, beginning with the concept of beauty. What does it take to become a beautiful person? To see beauty […]

Where Everybody Knows Your Name

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“Making your way in the world today takes everything you’ve got. Taking a break from all your worries, sure would help a lot. Wouldn’t you like to get away? Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name, and they’re always glad you came.” Recognize these words? They are from a popular television show […]

The Way of Authenticity

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Each life has its share of mishaps, but there will also be a measure of beauty. Our search for truth and meaning can raise awareness of a sublime inner dimension. We honor our inherent worth and dignity when we draw from our truest best selves. Live Oak charter member Jonathan Young will explore the adventures […]

Roots Hold Me Close

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Summer is a season for digging in the dirt and tending the garden of the soul. We all need strong roots to nourish our growth and help us move through the seasons of our ever-changing lives. Our roots give us a sense of safety and belonging. They hold us through storms of love and loss, […]