The Weekly (07.13.18)

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The Weekly (07.13.18)

Engagement Pathway

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Are you new to Live Oak?  Or maybe you've been here awhile but still have questions. Are you looking to get connected?  Our Engagement is THE place to start!  The next pathway begins with a Guest Lunch on August 19th.  You can find out more about all 3 steps of the pathway on the website and app.  Be sure to register for any or all of the steps! #radicallifechange, #recklessgenerosity, #realcommunity


School Supplies

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Did you know??? 

School supplies can cost as much as $200 per child.

1 out of 5 children may not have access to basic school supplies because of their family's economic circumstances.

According to Kidsinneedfoundation.org, children without schools supplies have lower attendance rates, are more likely to do poorly in school, and eventually drop out.  

This is where you can help!  Even child deserves to start the school year with the tools needed to help them be successful!  The month of July, you can bring in any of the above items for Bluffton Self Help.  They will ensure they are given to those in need.  #recklessgenerosity, #palmopentogive


Little Letters

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Our Summer series starts back up this Sunday with the first of three sermons on the book of Titus.  Check out this video.


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The Weekly (07.06.18)

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The Weekly (07.06.18)

Family Beach Night

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Join us THIS SUNDAY NIGHT, July 8th, for another SUNSET FAMILY BEACH NIGHT!

Does anybody else think as they drive across the bridge to Hilton Head Island, "We LIVE here!" Let's get out an enjoy this beautiful area together over the summer. 

Families of middle and high school students are invited to a series of very informal, highly relational, entirely "Create your own Adventure" opportunities simply called "Sunset Family Beach Nights." We'll meet up on the sand at Burkes Beach on Hilton Head Island from around 5-8 pm. Bring food, bring games, bring a Skimboard, bring other families. Let's just BE TOGETHER! #realcommunity


New Month, New Cause

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This month we are excited to partner with H2OpenDoors to provide safe drinking water to people in need.  H2OpenDoors is a program of The Rotary Club with a long term goal of providing access to clean, safe drinking water for one million people throughout developing nations. The team of volunteers at H2OpenDoors travel to areas of the world most in need of clean water and install a SunSpring water filtration system that will provide safe drinking water for 10,000 people every day for 10 years. Every check-in this month will provide 50 gallons of safe water to someone in need.  If you want to learn more about H2OPenDoors, you can check them out at www.h2opendoors.org. The hashtag this month is #givewater.


Musicians Needed

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Our worship team is looking for musicians.  If you can help out, contact Pastor Kevin.


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We are putting together our volunteer schedules for this fall.  If you are not currently serving and would like to, please let us know.  You can email office@liveoakcc.com.  You can also note it on your connect card on Sunday morning.  If you are currently serving and wish to continue, let your team leader know.  We need volunteers in all positions, kid's ministry, worship team, hospitality, and set up/tear down.  

We LOVE our volunteers and we know we can't do what we do without YOU!!


School Supplies

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Did you know??? 

School supplies can cost as much as $200 per child.

1 out of 5 children may not have access to basic school supplies because of their family's economic circumstances.

According to Kidsinneedfoundation.org, children without schools supplies have lower attendance rates, are more likely to do poorly in school, and eventually drop out.  

This is where you can help!  Even child deserves to start the school year with the tools needed to help them be successful!  The month of July, you can bring in any of the above items for Bluffton Self Help.  They will ensure they are given to those in need.  #recklessgenerosity, #palmopentogive


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The Weekly (06.29.18)

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The Weekly (06.29.18)

Volunteers Needed

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We are starting to put together serving teams for fall.  The commitment is typically 1 weekend a month for the school year.  If you are interested in volunteering, please let us know.  You can email office@liveoakcc.com or note it on your connect card this Sunday.  We need people in all areas, set up/tear down, hospitality, communion prep, worship team, and kids ministry.  It takes many hands to do what we do every week!  Can you help out this coming year?


Student Ministry

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Every Tuesday night this summer we'll gather at Pastor Eric's house (37 Sago Palm Dr.) for some fun (Spikeball, ENO time, games, etc.) as well as some discussion on what we all read during the week.

Over the course of the summer our students will be reading through Mark, John and Acts. We even have booklets to help you keep up and journal your thoughts about each day's chapter.  Come to the Summer Bible Study to pick up your copy or print you own at home.  Read one chapter from the Bible and answer 3 simple questions about it.

  1. What was your favorite verse?
  2. Why do you think it stood out to you?
  3. What questions do you have about what happened in the chapter.


Come join us!! It's gonna be amazing!!


Summertime

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Don't forget to download our app before you hit the road this summer.  This will help you stay in the loop with sermons, events, and giving while you are gone!


Worship Team

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Are you a musician?  Can you serve on our Worship team?  If you are interested in finding out more, contact Pastor Kevin.


School Supplies

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Did you know??? 

School supplies can cost as much as $200 per child.

1 out of 5 children may not have access to basic school supplies because of their family's economic circumstances.

According to Kidsinneedfoundation.org, children without schools supplies have lower attendance rates, are more likely to do poorly in school, and eventually drop out.  

This is where you can help!  Even child deserves to start the school year with the tools needed to help them be successful!  The month of July, you can bring in any of the above items for Bluffton Self Help.  They will ensure they are given to those in need.  #recklessgenerosity, #palmopentogive


 

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The Weekly (06.22.17)

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The Weekly (06.22.17)

Snowbird Recap

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Just a few moments from the adventures!  For more of what the experience is like check out the video below!


Ladies Potluck

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Join us Tuesday night, June 26th, at 6:30 at the Ministry Center for an evening of food, fun, and fellowship.  Bring a dish to share!


Summer Sermon Series 

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New sermon series starts this Sunday!  It's a great time to invite a friend to join you!!


Worship Team

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We all have gifts to share!  Is yours music?  If so, get in touch with Pastor Kevin.  He is specifically looking for musicians to join the worship team!


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The Weekly (06.15.18)

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The Weekly (06.15.18)

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Update from Island Christian Church, Ukraine

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On Sunday, May 27th, we celebrated the Trinity day. It is a big celebration in our country. It is a big joy especially for us, because we see God's work in the hearts of people. We had a baptism at the river and 6 young people joined our church. Four of them are 13 years old, one is 17 and one lady is 32. It was so nice to see young people coming to Christ. Three of the girls came to our church through the camp we had two years ago and stayed, helped with the camp last year and now decided to give their lives to the Lord.  All six are waiting for the camp and ready to serve there. We have already started planning and praying for it. So, pray for the kid's camp too. We want to influence as many young hearts as possible in our area.  God is GOOD!


Nigeria Mission Trip

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Next month, there will be a few moms and sons from Live Oak going to Jos, Nigeria, to help the Miles Family conduct a Vacation Bible School and also help Care Africa prepare the new school, opening this Fall.  This team needs our help!  Sunday, July 1st, there will be a table set up in the Connections Cafe to collect the following items:  White over the ankle socks for both boys and girls in all sizes, Boys boxer briefs all sizes, Girls underwear all sizes, bath soap, and flip flops (kid's sizes).  In addition, if you would like to make a monetary donation to help the team, you can do so that morning as well.


Family Promise

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Our 2 weeks at Family Promise start on Sunday, June 24th.  You can help by preparing and serving dinner one night during the 2 weeks.  Or maybe you can spend the night at Low Country Presbyterian Church one night.  You will have a real bed, your own space, and internet access!  If you can help, contact Judy Frost at jafrst58@gmail.com.  This is a great opportunity for house churches to get a community service project done over the summer.


This Sunday

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Ladies Potluck

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Ladies, mark your calendars for June 26th at 6:30pm at the Ministry Center.  We will have potluck.  Just an evening of food, fellowship, and fun!  Let Jamie know if you plan to attend at jamie@liveoakcc.com.


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The Weekly (06.08.18)

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The Weekly (06.08.18)

Snowbird Camp

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On Monday, June 11th, 25 students and 5 adults hit the road for Snowbird 2018!!  They will be gone the entire week.  Please keep them in prayer all week!  Pray for safety as they drive to and from North Carolina.


Nigeria Mission Trip

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In July, there will be a few moms and sons from Live Oak going to Jos, Nigeria, to help the Miles Family conduct a Vacation Bible School and also help Care Africa prepare the new school, opening this Fall.  This team needs our help!  On July 1st (change of date!), there will be a table set up in the Connections Cafe to collect the following items:  White over the ankle socks for both boys and girls in all sizes, Boys boxer briefs all sizes, Girls underwear all sizes, bath soap, and flip flops (kid's sizes).  In addition, if you would like to make a monetary donation to help the team, you can do so that morning as well.


Family Promise

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Our 2 weeks to serve at Family promise are just around the corner!  If you can prepare and serve a dinner June 24th - July 7th, or you can spend a night at Low Country Presbyterian Church with the families, please contact Judy Frost at jafrst58@gmail.com.  This is a great way for house churches to get a community service project done over the summer.


Ladies Potluck

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Ladies, mark your calendars for June 26th at 6:30pm at the Ministry Center.  We will have potluck.  Just an evening of food, fellowship, and fun!  Let Jamie know if you plan to attend at jamie@liveoakcc.com.


Summertime

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Summertime is HERE!  If you are serving on a volunteer team, be sure to stay in contact with your team leader this summer.  For Kid's Ministry, Pastor Eric has asked volunteers to sign up on weeks they know they will be in town.  For the other teams, please respond to the Planning Center email that is sent out regarding your schedule.  If you know you are going to be gone, please try to find a replacement.

Be sure you download the App before you hit the road this summer.  This way you can stay in the loop regarding sermons and events.  In addition, the app is an easy way to continue giving even if you aren't in town.


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The Weekly (06.01.18)

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The Weekly (06.01.18)

Boys and Girls Club Clean up

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Clean up day is TODAY!!!  9:00 - noon!  Here's the wish list to get accomplished before summer camp starts:

1.  Largest project is painting the inside doors and trim. Of course the areas would need wiping down to remove the human oil (the baby's handprints) before taping and painting blue.
2. Organize the following closets: (a) Janitor's closet (near the teen center). It's full of tools and stuff.  (b) Gift closet in the learning center need a touch-up job.  (c) And the Pods behind the gym.
3. If it's not Raining: (a) Paint the white & yellow lines in the parking lot (and possibly the poles), (b) Clean the 15 passenger vans and the short bus, (c) Picnic tables assembled, and (d) Bike repairs.
4. General Cleaning throughout the building (e.g. windows, art room/cultural arts floors mopped, dusting, sanitizing, etc.) 
All Ages are welcomed to help out.  We can put any and everyone to work!

New Month, New Cause

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This June, we are partnering with buildOn to provide bricks to build schools in developing nations! Every 6 check-ins at [name of church] will provide one brick to build a school.  buildOn’s mission is to build schools in villages that historically have had no adequate school structure. buildOn has built more than 1000 schools in seven countries around the world: Burkina Faso, Haiti, Mali, Malawi, Nepal, Nicaragua and Senegal. This month, check-ins at our location are going towards building a school in Malawi.  If you want to learn more about buildOn, you can check them out at http://www.buildon.org. The hashtag this month is #bricks4schools.

Thanks for checking in to help build a school in Malawi!


Nigeria Mission Trip

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In July, there will be a few moms and sons from Live Oak going to Jos, Nigeria, to help the Miles Family conduct a Vacation Bible School and also help Care Africa prepare the new school, opening this Fall.  This team needs our help!  On June 17th, there will be a table set up in the Connections Cafe to collect the following items:  White over the ankle socks for both boys and girls in all sizes, Boys boxer briefs all sizes, Girls underwear all sizes, bath soap, and flip flops (kid's sizes).  In addition, if you would like to make a monetary donation to help the team, you can do so that morning as well.


Family Promise

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It's almost time to help Low Country Presbyterian Church host the Family Promise families!  Can you help out by providing dinner one night?  Or maybe spend the night?  You get your own room and bed!  Our weeks are June 24 - July 7.  If you can help email Judy Frost at jafrst58@gmail.com.  This is a great house church community service project.


Summer

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It's that time once again!  We know everyone will be coming and going over the next few weeks!  If you are a volunteer, be sure to stay in contact with your team leaders.  If you know you are going to be out, make arrangements for someone to fill your shoes!  Kid's ministry volunteers, be sure to sign up for when you are going to be here!

In addition, don't forget us!  You can watch the sermon on Sunday mornings on our app or Facebook page.  And you can continue to give while you are gone through our app or website!  Remember, we are still here even if you are off enjoying the waves, visiting grandma, or riding rides with the mouse!


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The Weekly (05.25.18)

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The Weekly (05.25.18)

Breakfast at the High Schools

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If you signed up to help, don't forget breakfast is next Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:00am.  If you have signed up yet but you can help, go ahead and click below.


Boys & Girls Club Clean Up

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Join us on Friday, June 1st to help clean and prep the Bluffton Boys and Girls Club for summer camp. We will be cleaning, buffing floors, painting. There may even be some construction projects to tackle!  So if you are interested in projects that involve bringing your own toolbox, this is the event for you!  All ages are welcome and families are encouraged! Meeting at 100 HE McCracken Circle from 9:00 am-noon.


Germany Missions Trip

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Sorry guys, this trip is for the ladies!  If you like to serve others by cooking and sprucing things up, this trip is for you!  Bethany Hewitt will lead a team of 4-5 ladies to the Black Forest area of Germany to help the Campbells bless a group of ladies involved in the Cadence Ministry.  The trip takes place, October 20-29, 2018, and the cost is expected to be under $2000 per person.  If you are interested contact Bethany at bethany@southerngraces.com or Sheila Livesay at sheila@liveoakcc.com for an application.


Volunteering at Live Oak

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We never say Thank you enough to our volunteers!  So Thank you!  Every weekend we depend on more than 40 people to help us ensure the Sunday morning experience can take place!  If you aren't currently on a serving team, please consider signing up.  We have openings in hospitality, worship (specifically musicians), set up and tear down, and kids ministry.  We need your help!  If you are interested let us know on your connect card or send us an email at office@liveoakcc.com and someone will be in touch!  

Current volunteers, be sure you are responding to the planning center email that goes out every week.  It's an easy click to accept or decline.  This helps your team leader know who to expect on a Sunday morning!  With Summer just around the corner finding replacements is challenging, so the more you communicate with your team leader the easier you make their job!  Also, if you know you are going to be gone, reach out to others on your team to see if they can cover for you.  THANKS AGAIN FOR ALL THAT YOU DO!  YOU ARE AMAZING!


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The Weekly (05.18.18)

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The Weekly (05.18.18)

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We talk about compassion being part of our DNA at Live Oak.  Every month we try to highlight activities and updates with our compassion partners.  This issue of The Weekly presents 3 opportunities for you to get involved.  Come and be the hands and feet of Jesus in our community!


Breakfast at the High Schools

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Every year Live Oak gets the chance to serve the staff and faculty at Bluffton High and May River High! This year we will be serving breakfast May 29 - 30, at 7:00am each morning. We need help with serving but also in getting breakfast items to the school each day.  This is a great opportunity for house churches to serve together!

Items needed:

Individual bottles of juices, water
Yogurts, 
Breakfast bars, 
Individual bottles of water, 
Fruit (whole bananas, apples, oranges, pears, etc. - grab & go), 
Breakfast casseroles, 
Doughnuts, and
Biscuit sandwiches

If you can help, please click below or contact Christy Long at clong@hargray.com


Boys and Girls Club Clean Up

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Join us Friday, June 1st to help clean and prep the Bluffton Boys and Girls Club for summer camp. We will be cleaning, buffing floors, painting. There may even be some construction projects to tackle!  So if you are interested in projects that involve bringing your own toolbox, this is the event for you!  All ages are welcomed and families are encouraged! Meeting at 100 HE McCracken Circle from 9:00 am-noon.  This is another opportunity for house churches to serve together.


Family Promise

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Family Promise is an organization that houses homeless families for a period of about 90 days.  They assist them with job applications, transportation, finding housing, etc.  The families move every Sunday to a different church in Beaufort County.  Low Country Presbyterian Church houses the families and Live Oak helps provide the support needed.  The easiest way to help is to volunteer to spend the night at the church with the families.  You have your own bed and separate space.  You are just there in case of an emergency.  Another way to help is to prepare dinner for the families and come and eat at the table with them.  Our turn is coming up next month!  We actually will have a 2 week timeframe to serve rather than just a week this time.  Dates are June 24 - July 7.  If you are interested in helping or need more information, please contact Judy Frost at jafrst58@gmail.com.


Child Dedication

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If you want to place your parenting under the lordship of Christ, this service is for you. The practice of dedicating children is rich in church and biblical tradition. God's word speaks abundantly about the responsibility of parents in passing the torch of faith to their children. This dedication service is more about the parents than the kids. It is you who will stand up in view of your church family and proclaim your intentions to do all within your power to raise your children to know and follow Jesus. It is you who will invite into your parenting both the encouragement and accountability of your Live Oak church family.

We will have the dedication ceremony at both services on May 20th.


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The Weekly (05.11.18)

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The Weekly (05.11.18)

Green Bags

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Be sure to bring your green bags back on Sunday filled with jelly and cereal for Bluffton Self Help!


Mother's Day Brunch and Silent Auction 

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For Mother's Day this year, treat the special mom in your life to a delicious family brunch. While your family enjoys time around the table, you'll be helping to send middle and high school students on an amazing and life changing adventure to Snowbird Wilderness Outfitters.

Before or after your brunch seating, please plan to look through our silent auction items which will be on display upstairs at the Ministry Center. Items will be awarded to the highest bidder with all proceeds going to send students to Snowbird in just over a month.

There will be 2 separate seatings to choose from with a maximum capacity per seating of 50. Reserve your tickets now by paying online or come by the Live Oak Ministry Center to pay by cash or check.

First Seating is 10:30am - 12:00pm

Second Seating is 12:30 - 2:00pm

Be sure to include your entire party when registering as seats are limited.


Child Dedication

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If you want to place your parenting under the lordship of Christ, this service is for you. The practice of dedicating children is rich in church and biblical tradition. God's word speaks abundantly about the responsibility of parents in passing the torch of faith to their children. This dedication service is more about the parents than the kids. It is you who will stand up in view of your church family and proclaim your intentions to do all within your power to raise your children to know and follow Jesus. It is you who will invite into your parenting both the encouragement and accountability of your Live Oak church family.

We will have the dedication ceremony at both services on May 20th.


Breakfast for the High Schools

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One of our favorite traditions at Live Oak is providing breakfast for the staff and faculty at our local high schools.  As most of you know, we called Bluffton High School home for many years and this was a way for us to say "Thank you".  Even though we have moved on we still believe this is an important tradition to carry on, and now we bless both Bluffton High and May River High!  This year we will provide breakfast on May 29th and 30th.  We need your help with serving and setting up, as well as for providing food items.  Food items needed are, breakfast casseroles, quiches, individual fruits, anything "grab and go", individual juice bottles, sausage biscuits, etc.   If you can help, please contact Christy Long at clong@hargray.com.  This is a great community service project for house churches!  Set up is around 7:00am and you will be done by 8:45 at the latest. #realcommunity, #recklessgenerosity


Boys and Girls Club Clean up Day

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Looking for a community service project where the whole family can be involved?  Here it is!  Join us on Friday, June 1st from 9:00am - noon, and help spruce up the Boys and Girls Club for summer camp!  We will be cleaning, buffing floors, and painting.  There may even be some jobs that require tools!  So if you like working with your hands and helping others, sign up to help us!  All ages are welcomed and encouraged to come!  House churches this a great opportunity for you to do a community service project together!  

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The Weekly (05.04.18)

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The Weekly (05.04.18)

Green Bag Sunday

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Be sure to grab a green bag on your way out of church this Sunday.  We are collecting cereal and jelly for Bluffton Self Help this month!


Mother's Day Brunch and Silent Auction

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For Mother's Day this year, treat the special mom in your life to a delicious family brunch. While your family enjoys time around the table, you'll be helping to send middle and high school students on an amazing and life changing adventure to Snowbird Wilderness Outfitters.

Before or after your brunch seating, please plan to look through our silent auction items which will be on display upstairs at the Ministry Center. Items will be awarded to the highest bidder with all proceeds going to send students to Snowbird in just over a month.

There will be 2 separate seatings to choose from with a maximum capacity per seating of 50. Reserve your tickets now by paying online or come by the Live Oak Ministry Center to pay by cash or check.

First Seating is 10:30am - 12:00pm

Second Seating is 12:30 - 2:00pm

When you register, be sure to include your entire party!  Seating is limited.


Child Dedication

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If you want to place your parenting under the lordship of Christ, this service is for you. The practice of dedicating children is rich in church and biblical tradition. God's word speaks abundantly about the responsibility of parents in passing the torch of faith to their children. This dedication service is more about the parents than the kids. It is you who will stand up in view of your church family and proclaim your intentions to do all within your power to raise your children to know and follow Jesus. It is you who will invite into your parenting both the encouragement and accountability of your Live Oak church family.

We will have the dedication ceremony at both services on May 20th.

Breakfast at High Schools

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One of our traditions at Live Oak is to provide breakfast for the teachers and  staff at our local high schools at the end of the school year.  We need you to help us serve and provide breakfast items, casseroles, fruit, yogurt, juice, anything "grab & go", etc.  We will have breakfast on Tuesday, May 29th, and Wednesday, May 30th, at Bluffton High and May River High.  If you can help serve or are interested in donating food items, please contact Christy Long at clong@hargray.com.  This is a great community service project for house churches!


Boys and Girls Club Clean Up Day

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Join us on Friday, June 1st to help clean and prep the Bluffton Boys and Girls Club for summer camp. We will be cleaning, buffing floors, painting. There may even be some construction projects to tackle!  So if you are interested in projects that involve bringing your own toolbox, this is the event for you!  All ages are welcome and families are encouraged! Meeting at 100 HE McCracken Circle from 9:00 am-noon.  Another great opportunity for a community service project for house churches!  Be sure to register so we know how many people to expect.


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The Weekly (04.27.18)

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The Weekly (04.27.18)

Baptism Sunday

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This Sunday is Baptism Sunday.  If you or your kids are ready to take this next step, we would love to celebrate with you!  


Launch Class

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Live Oak's Launch class is THE place to get started in owning our mission!  Spend 90 minutes with Pastor Michael talking about the vision, mission, values, and beliefs of the church. While this is Live Oak's "membership" class, it is very low key and low pressure, and is open for anyone who wants to know more about us.

Class is held downstairs at the office building in our Ministry Center.


Mother's Day Brunch & Silent Auction

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For Mother's Day this year, treat the special mom in your life to a delicious family brunch. While you family enjoys time around the table, you'll be helping to send middle and high school students on an amazing and life changing adventure to Snowbird Wilderness Outfitters.

Before or after your brunch seating, please plan to look through our silent auction items which will be on display upstairs at the Ministry Center. Items will be awarded to the highest bidder with all proceeds going to send students to Snowbird in just over a month.

There will be 2 separate seatings to choose from with a maximum capacity per seating of 50. Reserve your tickets now by paying online or come by the Live Oak Ministry Center to pay by cash or check.  Cost:  $15 ages 12+, $10 ages 4-11, Free for ages 3 and under.

1st seating - 10:30-12:00

2nd seating - 12:30-2:00

Food is provided by Southern Graces.


Child Dedication

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If you want to place your parenting under the lordship of Christ, this service is for you. The practice of dedicating children is rich in church and biblical tradition. God's word speaks abundantly about the responsibility of parents in passing the torch of faith to their children. This dedication service is more about the parents than the kids. It is you who will stand up in view of your church family and proclaim your intentions to do all within your power to raise your children to know and follow Jesus. It is you who will invite into your parenting both the encouragement and accountability of your Live Oak church family.

The dedication service will be offered during both services on Sunday, May 20th.


Ladies Mission Trip

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Ladies, are you interested in a Fall missions trip?  Do you like to cook and serve others?  This trip is for you!  Bethany Hewitt will be leading 4 -5 ladies on our (probably) last trip to the Black Forest Region of Germany, October 20th - 29th.  The trip is estimated to be under $2000/person.  If you are interested, please contact Bethany at bethany@southerngraces.com or Sheila Livesay at sheila@liveoakcc.com for an application.  You can also see one of them to pick up an application on Sunday.  


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The Weekly (04.20.18)

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The Weekly (04.20.18)

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For our Compassion issue of the weekly, here are several opportunities for you to get involved with some of our compassion partners!  #radicallifechange, #recklessgenerosity


Kairos Prison Ministry 

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Have you baked your cookies yet?  Don't forget to bring them to church this Sunday!  It's not too late to sign up to pray for a specific timeframe next weekend, or make a financial donation.  See Bob Keane for more information.


Ladies Mission Trip

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Ladies, are you interested in a Fall missions trip?  Do you like to cook and serve others?  This trip is for you!  Bethany Hewitt will be leading 4 -5 ladies on our (probably) last trip to the Black Forest Region of Germany, October 20th - 29th.  The trip is estimated to be under $2000/person.  If you are interested, please contact Bethany at bethany@southerngraces.com or Sheila Livesay at sheila@liveoakcc.com for an application.  You can also see one of them to pick up an application on Sunday.  


Breakfast at the High Schools

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It's almost the end of the school year!  One of our favorite compassion team events that we do is to provide breakfast to the faculty and staff at both Bluffton High School and May River High School.  This year we will be serving on Tuesday, May 29th and Wednesday, May 30th.  We need people to provide breakfast items, casseroles, fruit, yogurt, juice, etc.  And we also need people to serve.  If you are interested please let Christy Long know at clong@hargray.com.  This is a great community service project for your house church!


Boys and Girls Club Clean Up Day

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On Friday, June 1st, from 9:00- 12:00, we will be cleaning up the Bluffton Boys and Girls club to help them get ready for Summer Camp!  This is a great community service projects for families.  All ages are welcomed.  This year we there may even be some construction type projects to be done.  So, if you like bringing your own tools and working with your hands, please sign up to help!  Be sure to register so we know how many people to expect!



Guest Lunch

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If you are new to Live Oak, join us this Sunday for our Guest Lunch.  It's a chance for you to meet and hang out with some of the leadership over a meal and get to know us a little better.  No strings attached, it's just lunch!

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The Weekly (04.13.18)Stu

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Student Ministry

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Spring Break will be drawing to an end for most local students, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop! Beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the Live Oak Ministry Center, we will have a packing party to box up all the donated shoes from Live Oak’s Easter shoe drive and prep them to be shipped to Soles 4 Souls.  If you have shoes (in any condition) lying around your house that you’d like to donate, bring them with you and we’ll add them to the count.  Soles 4 Souls will repurpose them to benefit someone around the world in need of dependable footwear.

At 5:15, we will load up and drive to Get Air Trampoline Park in Savannah for an hour of jump time.  If you have been to Get Air before and have your own "jump socks” please bring them so that we will not have to purchase more. We will return to the Live Oak Ministry Center at 8:00 p.m. 

Cost is $10/person (bring it with you that night)


Green Bags

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Be sure to return your green bags this Sunday filled with tuna, spaghetti sauce or rice!  Bluffton Self Help needs help filling their pantry shelves!  #recklessgenerosity


Ladies Mission Trip 

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Ladies, are you interested in a Fall missions trip?  Do you like to cook and serve others?  This trip is for you!  Bethany Hewitt will be leading 4 -5 ladies on our (probably) last trip to the Black Forest Region of Germany, October 20th - 29th.  The trip is estimated to be under $2000/person.  If you are interested, please contact Bethany at bethany@southerngraces.com or Sheila Livesay at sheila@liveoakcc.com for an application.  You can also see one of them to pick up an application on Sunday.  


Guest Lunch

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New to Live Oak?  Want to get to know us a little better?  Like a free lunch?  This event has YOUR name on it!  Join some of the leadership on Sunday, April 22nd, at 1:00 at the Ministry Center for lunch!  No strings attached, just lunch.  Families are welcomed!  You can register here.


Kairos Prison Ministry

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Cookies are needed for Kairos!  Our team is headed behind the fences once again to Ridgeland Correctional Institution April 26-29th.  You can help them out by baking cookies, praying, or making a financial donation.  The Kairos cookie recipe can be found here.  Cookies need to be delivered on Sunday April 22nd.  If you have questions about Kairos or other ways you can help, contact Bob Keane at keaner49@gmail.com.


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The Weekly (04.06.18)

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The Weekly (04.06.18)

New Sermon Series

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Join us this Sunday as Pastor Michael starts a new series, At The Movies!  Come and hear what spiritual truths can be found in Wonder Woman, Wonder, The Greatest Showman, and Jumanji!  This is a great series to invite a friend to join us.


New Month, New Cause #givemeals

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This April, every 2 Facebook check-ins, reviews, or Instagram location tags at Live Oak will provide a meal to a child in need! We’re working with Causely and feedOne to make it happen. You can add #givemeals when you post to promote the cause. For more information about this month’s charity, check out feedone.com


Ladies Mission Trip

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Ladies, are you interested in a Fall missions trip?  Do you like to cook and serve others?  This trip is for you!  Bethany Hewitt will be leading 4 -5 ladies on our (probably) last trip to the Black Forest Region of Germany, October 20th - 29th.  The trip is estimated to be under $2000/person.  If you are interested, please contact Bethany at bethany@southerngraces.com or Sheila Livesay at sheila@liveoakcc.com for an application.  You can also see one of them to pick up an application on Sunday.  


Engagement Pathway

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If you are new to Live Oak, our Engagement Pathway is the best way for you to learn about us and get connected!  Our next Pathway kicks off on Sunday, April 22nd, with a free guest lunch at the Ministry Center!  This no strings attached lunch is simply an opportunity for you to get to know some of our leadership over a meal.

The next step is Baptism.  On Sunday, April 29th, the baptistery will be set up to baptize anyone ready to own YOUR faith!  Let us celebrate this step with you.

The last step is a opportunity for you to own the mission at Live Oak and become a member.  Launch class is scheduled for Tuesday, May 1st, at 7:00pm at the Ministry Center.

You can find out more about each of these events and register here!


Green Bag Sunday

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Grab a bag on your way out this Sunday and fill it with tuna, spaghetti sauce, or rice this week!  All of these items are needed on the shelves of Bluffton Self Help this month. 


Kairos Prison Ministry

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Cookies are needed for Kairos!  Our team is headed behind the fences once again to Ridgeland Correctional Institution April 26-29th.  You can help them out by baking cookies, praying, or making a financial donation.  The Kairos cookie recipe can be found here.  Cookies need to be delivered on Sunday April 22nd.  If you have questions about Kairos or other ways you can help, contact Bob Keane at keaner49@gmail.com.


 

 

 

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The Weekly (03.30.18)

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The Weekly (03.30.18)

Easter Weekend

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Join us this weekend to celebrate the Resurrection!  Service times are Saturday, March 31st, at 5:00 & 7:00pm, and Sunday, April 1st, at 9:00 & 10:45am.  Be sure to invite a friend to join you at one of the services.  Also if you can help volunteer this weekend, please let us know.


Barefoot Weekend

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It's Barefoot Weekend at Live Oak this Saturday and Sunday.  Be sure to bring in shoes (any type, any condition) to donate to Soles4Souls.  Our goal this year is 1000 pairs!  Trucks will be in front of both doors, just drop your shoes off prior to going into the building.  And if you want to donate the shoes off your feet that's cool too, because after all it is Barefoot Weekend!


Financial Peace University

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Are you tired of living paycheck to paycheck?  Is debt just normal to you?  Do you want to learn to live like nobody else?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, Financial Peace University is for you!  Come learn to take control of your money.  Did you even know that was possible?!  It is!  This class will start you on the steps to financial freedom!  Classes start Saturday, April 7th, at 9:00am, at the Ministry Center.  There will also be an identical class starting on Wednesday, April 11th, at 6:30pm, the Ministry Center.  This gives you two opportunities to attend.  Cost is $109/family or individual and scholarships are available.  For more information or to register, click the button below!


Engagement Pathway

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If you are new to Live Oak and want to get connected, Our Engagement Pathway is THE place to start.  On Sunday, April 22nd, at 1:00pm, at the Ministry Center, we will have our Guest Lunch.  This is a FREE, no strings attached lunch!  The purpose of the lunch is for you to get to know some of our leadership in a relaxed setting over a meal.  It also gives us a chance to get to know your story as well!

The next step is Baptism Sunday.  If you are ready to take this step in your faith we would LOVE to celebrate with you!  Baptism Sunday is April 29th, after each service.  If you or your kids are interested in being baptized, please let us know so one of our pastors can meet with you to address any questions you may have.

The last step on the pathway is our Launch Class.  Pastor Michael leads this class discussing our history, beliefs, mission, values, and vision.  In addition you learn how to connect by serving, attending a Bible study, or joining a small group.  This class is scheduled for Tuesday, May 1st, at 7:00pm, at the Ministry Center.

More information on the Engagement Pathway can be found on our website.  You can also register for any or all of the steps here.


Packing Party/Get Air (Student Ministry)

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Date: Sunday, April 15th
Time: 4:30-8:00 pm

Spring Break will be drawing to an end for most local students, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop! Beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the Live Oak Ministry Center, we will have a packing party to box up all the donated shoes from Live Oak’s Easter shoe drive and prep them to be shipped to Soles 4 Souls. If you have shoes (in any condition) lying around your house that you’d like to donate, bring them with you and we’ll add them to the count. Soles 4 Souls will repurpose them to benefit someone around the world in need of dependable footwear. 

At 5:15, we will load up and drive to Get Air Trampoline Park in Savannah for an hour of jump time. If you have been to Get Air before and have your own "jump socks” please bring them so that we will not have to purchase more. We will return to the Live Oak Ministry Center at 8:00 p.m. 

Cost - $10/person (bring it with you that night)


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The Weekly (03.23.18)

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The Weekly (03.23.18)

Sacred Spaces

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Join us Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday next week for prayer and worship leading up to Easter Sunday!


Easter 2018

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Be sure to pick up some Easter invitations this Sunday so you can invite your friends and neighbors to church next wekeend!  Easter services will be Saturday, March 31 at 5:00 & 7:00pm and Sunday April 1 at 9:00 & 10:45am.  Child care will be available at all services.  


Soles4Souls

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Easter Sunday is also known as Barefoot Sunday at Live Oak!  It's the day that we collect shoes for Soles4Souls.  We will take any type of shoe in any condition!  We do ask that you tie, buckle or rubber band shoes together!  It makes our job so much easier!!  Our goal this year is 1,000  pairs of shoes!  It's a great way to start your spring cleaning!!  You can also ask your neighbors for shoe donations.


Financial Peace University

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Make 2018 the year you take control of your money!  Put it to work for you!  Financial Peace University starts, Saturday, April 7th at 9:00am, at the Ministry Center.  Classes will be held on Saturday mornings and Wednesday evenings (starting April 11th at 6:30pm) for nine weeks.  If you can't come on Saturday, come Wednesday, and vice versa!  Each week you will learn a new baby step to help get you out of debt and start taking control of your finances!  The cost is $109 per family or individual.  Scholarships are available, please contact the office if you need assistance.


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April 26-29th is the Spring Kairos walk at Ridgeland Correctional Institution.  Help our team by providing cookies, prayer, and/or financial assistance.  For more information you can contact Bob Keane.


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The Weekly (03.16.18)

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The Weekly (03.16.18)

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Kairos

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On Thursday, April 26th, several of our men will enter the gates of Ridgeland Correctional Institution for a Kairos weekend.  The mission of Kairos is to share the transforming love and forgiveness of Jesus to those incarcerated.  We can help the team going in several ways.  One of the easiest and most appreciated is by baking cookies!  Check with Bob Keane for the recipe or click here.  Cookies need to be brought to church on Sunday, April 22nd.  You can also sign up for the prayer chain.  Every hour of the weekend there will be somebody praying for the inmates as well as the Kairos volunteers.  The men make a paper chain and show it to the inmates to demonstrate how many people are praying for them.  And lastly, as you can imagine, each weekend costs between $3,000 - $5,000!  So you can also make financial donations through Bob or here.  

I was in prison and you came to visit me ... I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me." Matthew 25:36, 40


Young Life Family Camp

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You’re invited to HHI/ Bluffton Young Life Family Camp April 27-29, 2018. Imagine spending the weekend with your family, away from the busyness of life, at Young Life’s Windy Gap camp nestled in the mountains just outside of Asheville, NC.  You and your family are in for a treat! Windy Gap has so much to offer. You can play some Frisbee golf, jump in the massive hot tub, hit the wiffle ball field, or just enjoy a weekend in the mountains. For some relaxation, you might just enjoy sitting in the rocking chairs soaking in the view. Whatever you choose to do, it is sure to be an adventure and one of the best weekends of the year!  You can access a registration form below.  Cost is $125 per adult, $75 for ages 3-11, and free for under 3.  Register soon as spaces go quickly!


Sacred Spaces

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Join us at the Ministry Center March 27-29 for prayer and worship leading up to Easter.


Easter 2018

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Be sure to stop by the Connection Cafe this Sunday to pick up some invitations for Easter.  Invite your friends, neighbors, and co-workers to a great service!  Easter services will be held on Saturday, March 31 at 5:00 & 7:00pm and Sunday, April 1 at 9:00 & 10:45am.  Child care will be available at all of the services.  


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The Weekly (03.09.18)

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The Weekly (03.09.18)

Daylight Savings Time

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Don't forget to set your clocks ahead 1 hour on Saturday night!


Green Bag Sunday

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Be sure to bring in reusable grocery bags for Bluffton Self Help this Sunday.  Let's help them make the transition from plastic to reusable a little easier for the clients!


Student Ministry

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Part service project, part competitive adventure race, with a healthy sprinkling of St. Patrick’s Day FUN and LAUGHTER! Join Live Oak Students on March 17th for a 12 hour blitz we’re calling simply “12 ’til 12.” We will start at the Live Oak Ministry Center at noon and end up at Station 300 for Galactic Bowling. Where we go in between will remain an intriguing mystery. But rest assured, we will do more good and have more fun than should be humanly possible in a matter of 12 hours. You just don’t want to miss this event, so sign up today! 

Cost is $20/person.


Sacred Spaces

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Holy Week at Live Oak will begin with Sacred Spaces.  The themes for the 3 days are:  Recognizing Your Need for God, Seeing Yourself as Worthy, and Cost - Paid.  Come and spend  3 evenings leading up to Easter in prayer and worship.  


Financial Peace University

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Learn God's ways of handling money with Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University! This 9 week study is a fun, interactive avalanche of information and inspiration to get you on the path to financial freedom!

The cost is $109 per family or individual. Classes start Saturday, April 7th at 9:00am or Wednesday, April 11th at 6:30pm. Classes run about 90 minutes each week. If you can't make Saturday you can come on Wednesday evening or vice versa.

Financial aid is available, contact the office to apply.


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The Weekly (03.02.18)

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The Weekly (03.02.18)

Family Chat

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Did you know that every week Pastor Eric creates a Family Chat on our app that you can use to engage your kids regarding the sermon as well as the lessons they had in Kid's Ministry?  The goal of this tool is to help faith conversations become a more natural part of your family times.  Hopefully you are all using this already!  If not check it out and keep the conversation going on Sunday afternoons.  If you are using the tool, let Pastor Eric know what you think about it or if you have a great story to share about your experience send him at email at Eric@liveoakcc.com.


Green Bag Sunday

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This month we are collecting cloth, reusable grocery bags.  While this may seem strange, it is a definite need at Bluffton Self Help.  Recently Beaufort County announced that plastic bags will be banned.  While that is probably a good idea, it truly impacts food banks in the county.  Effective April 1, BSH will no longer use plastic bags.  Clients will be given cloth bags to reuse.  So let's help them get this initiative started this month!


Student Ministry

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Part service project, part competitive adventure race, with a healthy sprinkling of St. Patrick’s Day FUN and LAUGHTER!   Join Live Oak Students on March 17th for a 12 hour blitz we’re calling simply “12 ’til 12.”  We will start at the Live Oak Ministry Center and end up at Station 300 for Galactic Bowling.  Where we go in between will remain an intriguing mystery.  But rest assured, we will do more good and have more fun than should be humanly possible in a matter of 12 hours.  You just don’t want to miss this event, so sign up today!  Cost: $20/per person.

Please note the 30 Hour Famine has been cancelled.  If you already registered and want to attend this new event, contact Pastor Eric at Eric@liveoakcc.com.  The cost is the same.


Sacred Spaces

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Holy Week at Live Oak will begin with Sacred Spaces.  The themes for the 3 days are:  Recognizing Your Need for God, Seeing Yourself as Worthy, and Cost - Paid.  Come and spend the  3 evenings leading up to Easter in prayer and worship.  


Soles 4 Souls

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Speaking of Easter, every Easter Live Oak collects shoes for Soles 4 Souls!  Last year we collected a little over 800 pairs.  We can do better than that this year!  Start collecting now and ask your neighbors if they would like to donate.  We take shoes in any condition, new to completely worn out and everything in between! 

Every day children are prevented from attending school, adults are unable to work. Walking becomes unbearable. A new pair of shoes provides relief in many developing nations around the globe, in times of disaster, and helps bridge the economic gap in the United States and Canada.

In many developing nations, walking is the primary mode of transportation. Every day millions are exposed to unsanitary conditions that lead to diseases such as hookworm, threadworm, “jiggers” and podoconiosis. These diseases may lead to sickness, even death. They also keep children out of school leaving them without an education and continuing the cycle of poverty.

With your help, we can provide a life-changing solution: a good pair of shoes.


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