The Weekly (12.08.17)

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The Weekly (12.08.17)

Live Oak's First Annual Fancy Shmancy Christmas Par-TAY

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Our first ever church-wide Christmas party is on Saturday, December 16th, at the Bluffton School of Dance. Doors will open at 6:00pm. Join us for an evening filled with food and fun! Dinner will be served at approximately 6:30pm. There will be music, children's activities, and an ugly sweater contest! There may even be a visit from Buddy!

Each family is asked to bring an new, unwrapped toy for ages 9-12, for Bluffton Self Help. Toy suggestions are Legos sets, Star Wars, Beyblades, watches, jewelry, curling irons, sporting goods, sports jerseys, hats, books, and games.

RSVP is required!

Dress code - Festive wear! You can be Fancy or you can be Shmancy, you decide!


Christmas Eve Service Project

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Last year during our Greater Initiative we asked you what some of your favorite memories are of things we have done at Live Oak.  Overwhelmingly you responded our Christmas Eve service project!  This year will be even more special since Christmas Eve falls on Sunday!  Our morning service will include a short message from Pastor Michael and then everyone will be able to help create gift bags and baskets to deliver to those working that day.  We will have stations set up throughout the building along with lists of where to deliver the packages.  We will not have kid's ministry that morning so that everyone can help spread Christmas cheer throughout our community!  


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The Weekly (12.01.17)

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The Weekly (12.01.17)

New Service Times

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New service times start THIS SUNDAY, December 3rd!  We will see you at 9:00 and 10:45am at Bluffton School of Dance for A Single Act of Forgiveness.  Services will be identical and childcare will be available at both services.


Live Oak's 1st Annual Fancy Shmancy Christmas Par-TAY

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Our first ever church-wide Christmas party is on Saturday, December 16th, at the Bluffton School of Dance. Doors will open at 6:00pm. Join us for an evening filled with food and fun! Dinner will be served at approximately 6:30pm. There will be music, children's activities, and an ugly sweater contest! There may even be a visit from Buddy!

Each family is asked to bring an new, unwrapped toy for ages 9-12, for Bluffton Self Help. Here are some ideas for this age group:  Beyblades, watches, scarves, curling irons, flattening irons, nail polish, make-up, purses, skateboards, sporting goods (balls, bats, gloves, etc.), sport jerseys, caps, hats, books and games.

RSVP is required!

Dress code - Festive wear! You can be Fancy or you can be Shmancy, you decide!


Winter Jam Jacksonville

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Join our student ministry at Winter Jam 2018, Christian Music's largest annual tour, on Friday, January 12th. Performers include building 429, skillet, Kari Jobe, John Crist, and more!

We are heading out at 4:00pm on January 12th from Pritchardville Elementary and will return at approximately 1:30am on Saturday morning.

Cost is $25/person and includes admission to the concert, transportation, and dinner.

Please let us know if there are any dietary restrictions. We are planning on subs, chips and cookies for dinner on the way down.


New Month, New Cause

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This month, every 3 check-ins on Facebook or Instagram will provide a book to a child in need. We’re working with Reach by Causely and OneHope to make it happen. You can add #books4kids when you check in to promote the cause. For more information about this month’s mission, check out http://onehope.net.


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The Weekly (11.23.17)

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The Weekly (11.23.17)

Happy Thanksgiving

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We hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving surrounded by those you love!  As a reminder, the office is closed Thursday - Sunday.


New Service Times

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Beginning Sunday, December 3rd, we will move to 2 services, 9:00 & 10:45am.  Children's ministry will be available during both services.  Help us spread the word!


Live Oak's 1st Annual Fancy Shmancy Christmas Par-TAY

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The 1st Annual Fancy Shmancy Christmas Par-TAY is scheduled for Saturday, December 16th, at BSOD.  The doors will open at 6:00pm.  Dinner will be provided at approximately 6:30.  There will be activities available for children ages 3 - 5th grade, in our children's ministry rooms until 9:00pm.  We are asking each family to bring a new, unwrapped toy for ages 9-12, for Bluffton Self Help.  In addition to dinner, there will be music, an ugly sweater contest, and fun for all ages!  Dress code is Festive wear, you can be Fancy or you can be Shmancy, you decide!  RSVPs are required.  The last day to RSVP is Monday, December 11th.     

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The Weekly (11.17.17)

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The Weekly (11.17.17)

Save the Date

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First annual Live Oak Fancy Shmancy Christmas Par-TAY will be Saturday, December 16th, at 6:00pm.  The Par-TAY will include dinner, an ugly sweater contest, music, and there are rumors of a visit from Buddy!  Watch for invitations in the next week or so.  RSVPs are a MUST!  Space is limited and the caterer needs to know how much food to prepare.


New Service Times

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Thank you to all that responded to our survey a couple of weeks ago!  Overwhelmingly it was decided to go back to 2 services on Sunday mornings.  Effective Sunday, December 3rd, we will meet at 9:00 & 10:45am at BSOD.  If you are on a serving team, your team leader should have been in contact about your schedule.  If you haven't heard anything, contact them to see when you are serving!


Christmas Eve Service

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For those of you who are new to Live Oak this year, we do something special for Christmas Eve.  We make and deliver care packages for those folks who have to work that day (think Police, Fire, retail, hospitals, gas stations, etc) .  Since Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday this year, our morning services will be a little different.  Pastor Michael will share an abbreviated message and then we will work together to fill the care packages.  Families can deliver them on their way home from church that morning!  No childcare will be provided that morning as everyone can help with this project!


Happy Thanksgiving

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As a reminder, the office will be closed November 22 - 25th.  We hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!


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The Weekly (11.10.17)

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The Weekly (11.10.17)

Happy Veteran's Day!

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Thank you to all who have served or are currently serving!


 

Green Bag Sunday

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Don't forget to bring back your Green Bag this Sunday filled with rice, macaroni and cheese, stuffing mix, and canned sweet potatoes.  Let's help Bluffton Self Help feed over 400 families this Thanksgiving!


Service Time Changes

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Thank you to all who responded to our survey a couple of week ago!  Based on the results our service times will change to 9:00 and 10:45 am on December 3rd.  Help us spread the word!


Snowbird Wilderness Outfitters

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Summer camp this year is open to middle and high school aged students!  However, spaces are limited.  Registration is now open on the app and the website.  We will be attending June 11-16th!  The cost is $475 for the week with a $50 deposit required at registration.  Register early!


Save the Date

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The Live Oak Fancy Shmancy Christmas Par-TAY is happening, December 16th at 6:00pm! Look for more information in the coming weeks.  


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The Weekly (11.03.17)

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The Weekly (11.03.17)

Baptism Sunday

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Baptism Sunday is this Sunday!  We will baptize anyone who is ready to take this step in your faith!  The baptistry will be ready for all three services.  If you are interested, let us know.  You can click below.


Fall Back

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It's that time of year!  Be sure to set your clocks back 1 hour before you go to bed Saturday night!  Everyone should be in a great mood on Sunday since you get an extra hour of sleep!  Be sure to check your batteries in your smoke alarms also.


Green Bag Sunday

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Be sure to grab a green bag this Sunday.  We are collecting rice, macaroni and cheese, canned sweet potatoes, and stuffing for Bluffton Self Help!  You can also bring in disposable roasting pans.  BSH will provide Thanksgiving dinner to over 300 families this year.


Launch Class

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Are you ready to own your faith at Live Oak and become a member?  Do you have questions about who Live Oak is, what we believe, or what our plans are for the future?  If so, Launch class is for you!  Join Pastor Michael Tuesday, November 7th, at 7:00pm, at the Ministry Center.  He will address our history, mission, values, and vision and any questions you may have.  Be sure to register if you plan to attend.


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The Weekly (10.27.17)

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The Weekly (10.27.17)

Guest Lunch

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If you are new to Live Oak, make plans to attend our Guest Lunch this Sunday, October 29th!  It's  a great way to meet some of our church leadership in a relaxed setting.  You do need to register, so we can ensure we have plenty of food!  


Girlfriend Gathering

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Ladies, join us this Thursday, November 2nd, at 6:30pm at Bethany Hewitt's home for a Girlfriend Gratitude Party!  Fun, food, and laughs are all guaranteed as we celebrate girlfriends!  If you are attending, RSVP to Bethany@southerngraces.com.


Men's Breakfast Group

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Men, don't feel left out!  Our men's breakfast group meets every other Saturday at 8:00am at the Golden Corral in Bluffton.  Join them this Saturday, October 28th for some fellowship.


New Sermon Series

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This Sunday kicks off our Compassion Month!   For the next 4 weeks will share stories of #recklessgenerosity with some of our Compassion partners.  Pastor Michael will start the series this week.  You will also hear stories from others in the church on how they are involved with our compassion partners.


Service Time Survey

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Earlier this week Pastor Michael sent everyone a survey regarding the possibility of changing our service times.  Thank you to all of you who have responded.  Your input helps us make the right decisions for our church!  If you haven't responded to the survey yet, please click below.


Launch Class

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If you are new to Live Oak and want to learn more about our history, mission, values, and vision, Launch class is for you!  Our next class in Tuesday, November 7th, at 7:00pm, at the Ministry Center.  This class is our membership class.  Pastor Michael will lead the class and you will have opportunities to ask as many questions as you like!  You will also learn how to get connected through Serving and House Churches.  You can register here.

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The Weekly (10.19.17)

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The Weekly (10.19.17)

Parenting 

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In the midst of folding laundry, coordinating carpool schedules, and breaking up fights, many parents get lost. Feeling pressure to do everything "right" and raise up "good" children, it's easy to lose sight of our ultimate purpose as parents in the quest for practical tips and guaranteed formulas.

Based on his award-winning and best-selling Parenting book, Paul Tripp speaks to moms and dads around the world. But this event is not solely for parents - grandparents, youth ministry leaders, and anyone who knows and loves and parents should attend!  

TOMORROW NIGHT!!!  Register NOW!


Guest Lunch

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If you are new to Live Oak, we would like to invite you to join some of the church leadership for a free lunch on Sunday, October 29th, at 1:00 at the Ministry Center.  This is a great way to get to know a little more about Live Oak in a relaxed atmosphere.  It's also a nice way to meet the leadership.  You can register here.  Kids are welcome to attend!


Baptism

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If you or your child is interested in being baptized, our next baptism is scheduled for Sunday, November 5th.  One of the pastors would love to meet with you to discuss baptism and answer any questions you may have.  You can let us know you are interested by clicking here and someone will be in contact to schedule a meeting.


Girlfriend Gathering

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Ladies, mark your calendars, November 2nd is our next Girlfriend Gathering!  Join us at Bethany Hewitt's home at 6:30pm for a Girlfriends Gratitude Party filled with conversation, laughter, and food!  Contact Bethany at bethany@southerngraces.com for directions.  


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The Weekly (10.12.17)

Church Picnic

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Make plans to attend our annual church picnic this Sunday, October 15th!  We will start with prayer about 1:30, at the Rotary Club Community Center in Oscar Frazier Park.  Join us for food, fun, and fellowship!  There will be games for all ages.  There is a big field and playground next to the building.  The church will provide paper products, fried chicken and drinks!  Please bring a dish to share.  

If you can help with tear down at Bluffton School of Dance that Sunday that would be WONDERFUL!  It will allow the staff and their families to make it to the picnic on time.


Engagement Pathway

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If you are new to Live Oak, the easiest way to get connected is through our Engagement Pathway.  The next pathway kicks off on Sunday October 29th, with a free guest lunch at the church Ministry Center.  Come and enjoy lunch with some of our leadership.  Get to know us a little better, as we get to know you.  We do ask that you register for the lunch.  You can click here to register!

The next step on our pathway is baptism.  If you have never been baptized or if your kids want to be baptized, we would love to celebrate this step of faith with you!  Baptism Sunday is scheduled for November 5th.  You can request a meeting with one of our pastors here to discuss baptism.

The last step is Launch class.  This is our membership class.  Pastor Michael will provide you with information on our history, beliefs, mission, and vision.  In addition, you will learn about opportunities to join a house church or volunteer.  Launch class is scheduled for Tuesday, November 7th, at 7:00pm, at the church Ministry Center.  You can register here.


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The Weekly (10.05.17)

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The Weekly (10.05.17)

Kairos Prison Ministry

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Several of our men go into Ridgeland Correctional Facility next Thursday, October 12th, to help spread the Gospel to those who are incarcerated.  Please consider supporting this cause with a financial donation, a dedicated prayer time for the weekend, or with homemade cookies!  If you are bringing cookies, please bring them to church this Sunday, October 8th!  #radicallifechange


Green Bag Sunday

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The shelves at Bluffton Self Help are emptied of cereal and other items!  Let's help them stock up this Sunday with cereal!  Please bring back your green bags or just grocery bags filled with any type of cereal!  #recklessgenerosity


Church Picni

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Make plans to attend our annual church picnic on Sunday, October 15th!  We will start with prayer about 1:30pm, at the Rotary Club Community Center at Oscar Frazier Park in Bluffton.  Please bring a dish to share with your church family.  Come spend an afternoon with family and friends! #realcommunity


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The Weekly (09.28.17)

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The Weekly (09.28.17)

Girlfriend Gathering

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Ladies of Live Oak, join us Saturday, September 30th, at 7:00pm at Judy Frost's home for an evening of food and friendship!  Bring and appetizer or dessert to share and come hangout with your girlfriends.  Contact Judy at jafrst58@gmail.com for directions.  Laughter guaranteed!!


Kairos Prison Ministry

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Be sure to stop by one of the Kairos tables this Sunday to pick up a cookie recipe.  Thousands of cookies are needed for each Kairos walk at Ridgeland Correctional Center.  You can drop your cookies off next Sunday, October 8th, at church.  In addition to cookies, you can sign up to pray during a specific timeframe for the weekend.  And as always, financial donations are appreciated!  See Bob Keane or one of the Kairos volunteers for more information.


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On Sunday, October 15th, join us at Oscar Frazier Park for our annual church picnic.  We will start about 1:30 with prayer and lunch, then plan to hang out for the afternoon!  There will games for all ages.  Bring a dish to share!


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The Weekly (09.22.17)

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The Weekly (09.22.17)

Germany Trip

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This morning, Sheila Livesay and Laura McCarthy head to Germany to assist Jeff and Candy Campbel,l with Cadence Ministries, with a ladies retreat!  Bethany Hewitt will join them on Sunday and Tana Turner is already there!  Please keep these ladies and all of those they are ministering to in prayer this coming week. Pray for rest and restoration for the ladies attending the retreat.  Pray for their families back home.  Pray for strength and endurance for our ladies.  Reach out to John, Sean, and Christopher to check on them!  Then pray for save travels back to Savannah on October 2nd.  Be sure to ask them about their trip when they get home!


Girlfriend Gathering

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Ladies, plan now to come hang out with your girlfriends!  On September 30th, at 7:00pm, Judy Frost will host a Girlfriend Gathering.  Join us for an evening of food and fellowship.  Everyone is asked to bring finger food to share (appetizer or dessert).  If you are new to Live Oak this is a great way to get to know some of the ladies here.  Contact Judy Frost at jafrst58@gmail.com, for directions.  


Church Picnic

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Mark your calendars for Sunday, October 15th!  We will have our annual church picnic at the Bluffton Rotary Club Community Center in Oscar Frazier Park.  Everyone is asked to bring a dish to share!  This is an awesome opportunity to eat and just hang out with friends and family.  We will have games for all ages!  Festivities start at 1:30 and will last until around 4:00pm. #realcommunity


Kairos Prison Ministry

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The next Kairos walk is scheduled for October 12-15th.  How can you help?  

1.  Stop by one of the tables this Sunday during our morning services to sign up to pray.  2.  You can also pick up a cookie recipe and bake some cookies.  The homemade cookies continue to be a highlight for the inmates at Ridgeland Correctional Center.  Bring back your cookies on Sunday, October 8th.  3.  Offer financial support, you can help fund a meal or provide hygiene items.  See Bob Keene for more information.  #recklessgenerosity, #radicallifechange


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The Weekly (09.14.17)

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The Weekly (09.14.17)

New Sermon Series

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Welcome back!  We pray that everyone survived Hurricane Irma with minimal damage.  We are ready to get back to our routine!  This Sunday we will start a new series, People of the Second Chance.  If you haven't had a chance to check out Judy Frost's video on our Facebook page, please do so.  Our God, loves us just as we are, but He also loves us enough to not let us stay as we are.  Come and learn about grace and mercy, and the opportunity for a second (or maybe even a fourth or fifth) chance with Jesus.  This is an awesome series to invite friends and neighbors to hear about our mighty Savior.  We will have our regular services this week at 8:00, 9:30, and 11:15 at the Bluffton School of Dance. 


Bluffton Self Help

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Don't forget to bring your green bag back this Sunday filled with Jelly for Bluffton Self Help!  You could also bring cereal, pasta, rice, dry beans, condiments and tuna.  The hurricane has emptied the shelves of these staples so any and all donations are appreciated!  This week they are serving anyone who needs help with groceries, not just Bluffton.  Let's help them restock their pantry.  #recklesgenerosity


Multiply

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We are all called to share our faith and make disciples.  Do you feel prepared?  Where do you start?  

We will be utilizing teaching from Francis Chan and Davie Platt through the Right Now Media videos available to us as a church. During the 4 week guided independent study you will be able to access the videos at your own opportunity and pace.

 It is being offered twice a week, on Saturday mornings and Wednesday evenings.  

The class will be broken into 3 sections: 4 weeks of introduction and teaching about discipleship, 4 weeks of guided independent study through the major themes of scripture, 3 weeks of follow up and leadership application at Live Oak. The class starts this Saturday at 9:00am and is open to everyone.  If you are interested be sure to register so we can ensure we have enough materials for everyone!


Financial Peace University

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Are you ready to get out of debt?  Are you ready to take control of your money instead of your money controlling you?  Do you want to learn how to achieve financial freedom?  This class is for you!  We start this 9 week session on Thursday, September 21 at 7:00pm at the Church Ministry Center.  Cost is $100 per couple or individual.  Scholarships are available, please contact the office if you need assistance for this class.


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IRMA UPDATE

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IRMA UPDATE

Live Oak Family,

Due to Hurricane Irma we are CANCELLING ALL LIVE OAK ACTIVITIES until further notice. Please make every effort to be safe and take care of the people around you. We will update everyone through email and the Live Oak app with local and church news.

Together,
Pastor Michael

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The Weekly (09.01.17)

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The Weekly (09.01.17)

Green Bag Sunday

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It's Green Bag Sunday once again!  Be sure to get a green bag after services this week and fill it up with Jelly (no peanut butter).  Bluffton Self Help has plenty of peanut butter right now but no jelly.  Let's help them solve this dilemma!  After all peanut butter without jelly is like macaroni with no cheese, milk with no cookies, you get the idea!  Bring your bags back on Sunday, September 10th, overflowing with Jelly!


Volunteering at Live Oak

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Do you want one of these awesome t-shirts?  Just join one (or more) of our volunteer teams and the shirt is yours!  It's easy to do.  Just download the volunteer handbook (click here), read through it, complete an application and turn it into the church office.  Someone will be in touch within a week of you turning in your application.  If your not sure where your talents would be most beneficial, let us know and we can help you decide!


House Churches

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House churches are where #realcommunity begins.  House Churches consist of at least 3 families/individuals committed to meeting at least 2 times a month, and participating in 1 service project a quarter.  These groups typically share a meal, consistently meet to study the word, and invest in each others lives.  We are getting ready to kick off the fall schedule with some new house churches.  If you are interested in finding out more information check out liveoakcc.com/groups.  We have groups meeting on different days/nights of the week at various locations.  Connect with a group and see what an impact your house church can have on you, your family, and our community.


Multiply

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Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.  Matthew 28:19

 Are you ready to lead others to Christ?

This 11 week study will teach you how to share your faith and ultimately increase the Kingdom.  The class will be broken into 3 sections: 4 weeks of introduction and teaching about discipleship, 4 weeks of guided independent study through the major themes of scripture, 3 weeks of follow up and leadership application at Live Oak.

Classes will be held twice per week to ensure you have an opportunity to make one or the other.  They start on Saturday, September 9th and Wednesday, September 13th, at the Ministry Center.  You do have to register for this class. 


New Month, New Cause

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For the month of September, we are excited to partner with Haiti Partners to empower through education. Every 10 check-ins will provide a day of school to a child in Haiti. 

Haiti Partners’ mission is to help Haitians change Haiti through education. They currently run one flagship school, partner with six more. Over 25 years of in-country experience has shown that the most fertile terrain for sustainable change in Haiti is through a high quality, community-based education that teaches students and parents active learning strategies and prepares them to be agents of change in their community and country.  If you want to learn more about Haiti Partners, you can check them out at https://haitipartners.org/. The hashtag this month is #school4kids.

Thanks for checking in to help change Haiti through education!


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The Weekly (08.25.17)

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The Weekly (08.25.17)

Launch Class

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If you are ready to own our mission with us, our Launch Class is for you!  On Tuesday, August 29th at 7:00pm, at the Ministry Center, Pastor Michael will lead you through our history, beliefs, mission, values, and vision.  In addition, house churches, classes, and volunteers opportunities will be discussed.  Come and learn how you can get connected and stay connected here at Live Oak!


Multiply

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Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.  Matthew 28:19

 Are you ready to lead others to Christ?

This 11 week study will teach you how to share your faith and ultimately increase the Kingdom.  The class will be broken into 3 sections: 4 weeks of introduction and teaching about discipleship, 4 weeks of guided independent study through the major themes of scripture, 3 weeks of follow up and leadership application at Live Oak.

Classes will be held twice per week to ensure you have an opportunity to make one or the other.  They start on Saturday, September 9th and Wednesday, September 13th, at the Ministry Center.


Financial Peace University

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Are you ready to start on the path to financial freedom?  Are you tried of your money controlling you?  Take control of your finances with Financial Peace University.

It's no fun living paycheck to paycheck.  Enjoy your money without owing it to someone else.  Learn to save for the future.

Register now for Financial Peace University, beginning on Thursday, September 21st, at 7:00pm, at the Ministry Center.  The cost of the class is $100 per couple or individual.  Some scholarships are available, contact the office.  

As Pastor Michael indicated last Sunday, we would love to have 85% of all of Live Oak go through Financial Peace by the end of 2018.  Class size is limited, so register early!


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The Weekly (08.18.17)

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The Weekly (08.18.17)

Engagement Pathway

This Sunday kicks off our Engagement Pathway.  If you are new to Live Oak this is where you need to start!  Our free Guest Lunch is Sunday, August 20th, at the Church Ministry Center (14 Palmetto Way) at 1:00pm.  Join us for a relaxed afternoon with some of the leadership at Live Oak.  It's a great way for you to get to know us better while we get to know you too!  Please register here, if you haven't already!

The next step on the pathway is baptism.  If you or your children are interested in being baptized on Sunday, August 27th, one of pastors would love to meet with you.  You can request a meeting here and we will get it scheduled.

The last step on the pathway is where you learn how to get connected to others at Live Oak.  Our Launch Class is on Tuesday, August 29th, at 7:00pm at the Church Ministry Center.  Pastor Michael will lead this class regarding our history, beliefs, mission, values, and vision.  You will also learn about classes, Bible studies, and house churches, as well as serving opportunities.  You can register here for Launch Class.


Volunteer Training Day

Are you ready to serve at Live Oak?  All current and potential volunteers need to attend our upcoming volunteer training day on Saturday, August 26th from 9:00am to noon at the Church Ministry Center.  The training will cover expectations and responsibilities for our volunteers.  You will learn what positions are still open and how you can start or continue serving!  We can't do what we do every week with you.  Be sure to register.  If you need more information on volunteering you can find our Volunteer Guide and Volunteer Handbook here


September Classes

Leadership development is one of the most important responsibilities the church has in evangelism, discipleship, and ultimately in Kingdom expansion. (See Ephesians 2:20 and especially Ephesians 4:11-16.)

The class will be broken into 3 sections: 4 weeks of introduction and teaching about discipleship, 4 weeks of guided independent study through the major themes of scripture, 3 weeks of follow up and leadership application at Live Oak.

We will be utilizing teaching from Francis Chan and Davie Platt through the Right Now Media videos available to us as a church. During the 4 week guided independent study you will be able to access the videos at your own opportunity and pace.

This is so important that we are offering TWO weekly opportunities for training. The class will meet on Saturday mornings AND REPEAT on Wednesday evenings to ensure that attendees have an option if they can't make one or the other.

This is a FREE CLASS. As a participant, you'll receive a FREE copy of Francis Chan's book Multiply.

This class can start you on the path to financial freedom!  Come and learn how to take baby steps to take control of your money (really God's money) rather than having your money control you!  This 9 week course will begin on Thursday, September 21, at 7:00pm at the Church Ministry Center.  The cost is $100 per couple or individual.  Some scholarships will be available.  If you need some assistance, contact the church office.  


Apostles Build

The Apostles Build house is almost completed!  Soon the Arias/Quesada family will have a home to call their own!  If you can volunteer on any of the following dates, please contact Christy Long at clong@hargray.com.  

September 6, 13, 20, and 27. 

No experience is necessary and no tools are needed!  Each of the open days is a Wednesday from 8:00 - Noon.  The positions will fill up quickly, so if you are interested, please contact Christy as soon as possible!


 

 

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The Weekly (08.10.17)

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The Weekly (08.10.17)

Bluffton Self Help

Be sure to bring back your green bag filled with pasta and sauces this Sunday for Bluffton Self Help!  On a weekly basis, Bluffton Self Help provides groceries for over 500 people who face food insecurity.  Our monthly donations are a big help in keeping the pantry shelves full.    #recklessgenerosity


Church Work Day 

Join us Saturday for a work day at both the Ministry Center and the Bluffton School of Dance.  We need 2 teams of folks who can help with repairs, painting, cleaning, and organizing.  Meet at the Ministry Center and then we will divide and conquer!  This is a great serving opportunity for families.  Be sure to register so we know how many we can count on!


Volunteer Training Day

We LOVE our volunteers!  Thank you for serving!  God has given us all unique talents and skills and we can use them all!  If you are a current volunteer, ready to start serving, or just thinking about serving, this training is for YOU!  Join us on August 26th at the Ministry Center at 9:00am.  This training will go over requirements and expectations of each position.  We will be asking you to sign up to begin volunteering in September.  If you would like more information on volunteering at Live Oak, click here.  You can review our volunteer Guide and Volunteer Handbook.  Be sure to register for the training day.  


Engagement Pathway

If you are new to Live Oak or even if you've been here awhile and haven't connected yet, our Engagement Pathway is THE PLACE to start.  It kicks off on Sunday, August 20th with a free guest lunch at the Ministry Center at 1:00pm.  Join some of leadership for an afternoon of food and fellowship.  Get to know a little more about us in a relaxed atmosphere over lunch.  Be sure to register so we can ensure there is plenty of food!

The next step is Baptism.  If you are ready to take this step in your faith, we would love to celebrate with you!  Our next Baptism Sunday is August 27th.  One of our pastors would love to meet with you (or your kids, if they are ready) to discuss baptism and answer any questions.  You can request a meeting with a pastor on the website under events.

The last step is our Launch Class (membership class).  Pastor Michael walks through our history, beliefs, mission, values, and vision.  You will also learn how to connect to house churches, studies, classes, and serving opportunities.  Launch Class is scheduled for Tuesday, August 29th, at 7:00pm at the Ministry Center (14 Palmetto Way).

For more information on the Engagement Pathway or to register for any of the events click here.


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The Weekly (08.04.17)

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The Weekly (08.04.17)

New Month, New Cause

As we get ready for back to school this August, every 6 check-ins at Live Oak Christian Church will provide a brick to build a school in Nicaurauga. We’re working with Reach by Causely and buildOn to make it happen. You can add #bricks4schools when you check in to promote the cause. For more information about this month’s mission, check out www.buildon.org.


Church Workday

Join us on August 21st as we repair, paint, clean, and organize both the Ministry Center and Bluffton School of Dance.  Two teams are needed to get everything done!  This is a perfect serving opportunity for families, as there will be jobs that even small hands can do!  Plan to meet at the Ministry Center at 9:00am and then the teams will divide and conquer!  


Green Bag Sunday

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Be sure you pick up a green bag this Sunday for Bluffton Self Help!  This month we are collecting spaghetti noodles (not macaroni) and pasta sauce!  Bring your bags back on Sunday August 13th!  #recklessgenerosity


Guest Lunch

If you are new to Live Oak, this should be your first step in getting connected!  Join us on Sunday, August 20th, at 1:00pm at the Ministry Center for a free lunch!  Families are welcomed, just let us know how many will attend so we can have plenty of food for everyone.  This is a relaxed afternoon of food and fellowship.


Volunteer Training

Our volunteer training day is for all current volunteers, as well as those interested in volunteering beginning in September.  You will learn what serving opportunities exist and how you can use your time and talents to fill those positions.  Expectations and requirements will be discussed for each position.  In addition, a brief overview of Planning Center will be provided.  

Even if you are just thinking about serving, make plans to attend on August 26th at 9:00am.  And yes, there will be coffee available that morning!


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The Weekly (07.28.17)

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The Weekly (07.28.17)

Apostles Build

Our next dates for the Apostles Build are August 23 & 26, 2017.  No experience or tools are necessary.  Habitat for Humanity will provide everything you need!  Hours are 8:00 - noon both days.  If you are interested, please contact Christy Long at clong@hargray.com.  Come help the Arias/Quesada family's dream come true!  #recklessgenerosity, #radicallifechange


Church Work Day

Volunteers of all ages are welcomed to come and help us spruce up our office building and the Bluffton School of Dance.  We will be working at both locations at the same times, so many hands make for light work!  Families are encouraged to sign up and serve together!  We can find something to do for everyone that shows up!  Register here.


Guest Lunch

If you are new at Live Oak, or even if you have been here for a few months, we would love for you to attend our next Guest Lunch on August 20th, at 1:00pm.  It is the first step in our Engagement Pathway.  So if you are looking to get connected, this is THE place to start!  This free lunch is a chance for you and your family to get to know some of the leadership at Live Oak, and also for us to get to know you better.  It's relaxed afternoon of food and fellowship. You can register here.


Volunteer Training Day

If you are a current volunteer, or just thinking about volunteering, make plans to attend our Volunteer Training Day on Saturday, August 26th.  Pastor Michael and Pastor Eric will go over the expectations and responsibilities for our volunteers.  You will also learn what positions are currently open.  Register here.  If you aren't currently serving you can check out our volunteer guide and handbook here to see what volunteering looks like at Live Oak!  The new volunteer schedule starts in September.


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