The Weekly (03.15.19)

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The Weekly (03.15.19)

Journey

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Join us this Sunday for another Journey sermon. This sermon series will be spread throughout the year and is based on our Bible reading plan. If you haven’t join the group for this plan you can do so here.


12 til 12

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Middle and high schoolers will spend 12 hours of community building & community serving all in a spirit of fun and competition. We will begin and end at the Live Oak Ministry Center.


Marriage Retreat

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Do any of you have experience with gardening? You don’t have to be a botanist expert to know that gardens don’t bloom full of gorgeous flowers without pulling weeds and planting seeds. In the same way, you can’t expect your marriage to blossom full of love without the same effort – pulling weeds and planting seeds in the soil of your daily life.

That’s why we are so excited stream Habits Of A Healthy Marriage, and new video resource from pastor and best-selling author Paul David Tripp. He’ll teach us the necessary habits that need to be planted for a healthy marriage while identifying the bad habits that need to be uprooted.

Our venue for this weekend event will be beautiful Hewitt Oaks with dinner and breakfast provided by Southern Graces Catering and Events. Your stomach, your soul and your spouse will thank you for making this investment in your marriage!

Friday night’s session is 6:30-9:30pm.
Saturday’s session is 9:00am - noon.


Barefoot Sunday

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It’s that time of year once again! For the last 9 years Easter Sunday is also known as Barefoot Sunday at Live Oak! We will be collecting shoes (any size, any type, any condition) to send to Soles4Souls. So while you are cleaning your closets out and determining what may or may not bring you joy, set aside the shoes for us! Our goal is 1000 pairs. We have come close to this number the last couple of years, let’s make it happen this time! Ask your neighbors and coworkers to donate too.


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The Weekly (03.08.19)

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The Weekly (03.08.19)

Green Bags

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Don’t forget to return your green bags this Sunday filled with tuna, spaghetti sauce, and jelly! Let’s refill the pantry shelves at Bluffton Self Help!


Survey

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Thank you to everyone who has already completed the survey! If you haven’t had a chance to complete it, please take the time. It will give us good insight into our church as we start planning for our new home! If you have any questions, contact the office. This Sunday, March 10th, is the last day for the survey.

Taking the Survey

Do not labor over your decision – your first instinct is usually right. The survey will take you about 20-30 minutes to complete. You will need to complete the survey in one sitting. Your responses will be completely confidential. If you are ready to begin, then follow these basic steps:

Log on to the website: Ctrl+Click on URL below or copy and paste into your browser.

https://www.research.net/r/TAG_TCI_LiveOakChristianChurch

 Enter your church’s Passwordloccsc

Answer each question according to the instructions. When you have finished each set of questions, click “Next” at the bottom of the page. You may use the “Previous” and “Next” buttons to navigate pages and change your answers at any point while you are logged on. When you click “Finish” on the last page, your answers will be saved and you cannot change them.


12 til 12

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Middle and high schoolers will spend 12 hours of community building & community serving all in a spirit of fun and competition. We will begin and end at the Live Oak Ministry Center. Cost is $20/student.


Habits of a Healthy Marriage

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Do any of you have experience with gardening? You don’t have to be a botanist expert to know that gardens don’t bloom full of gorgeous flowers without pulling weeds and planting seeds. In the same way, you can’t expect your marriage to blossom full of love without the same effort – pulling weeds and planting seeds in the soil of your daily life.

That’s why we are so excited stream Habits Of A Healthy Marriage, and new video resource from pastor and best-selling author Paul David Tripp. He’ll teach us the necessary habits that need to be planted for a healthy marriage while identifying the bad habits that need to be uprooted.

Our venue for this weekend event will be beautiful Hewitt Oaks with dinner and breakfast provided by Southern Graces Catering and Events. Your stomach, your soul and your spouse will thank you for making this investment in your marriage! Cost is $50/couple.


Kairos

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Twice a year several of our men participate in Kairos Ministry at the Ridgeland Correctional Institution. The next Kairos Walk is scheduled for April 25-28, 2019. If you are interested in participating in this walk your need to attend three training sessions on March 9th, March 23rd, and April 6th. The training is from 8:00-3:00. If you are interested or have questions, please contact Andre Nougaret at aanougaret@gmail.com.

We will also be asking for cookies for the upcoming walk! Reminders will be sent as we get closer.


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The Weekly (03.01.19)

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The Weekly (03.01.19)

Green Bag Sunday

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Be sure to grab a green bag on Sunday! This month we are asking for tuna, spaghetti sauce, and jelly for Bluffton Self Help. Help us restock their pantry.


Multiply

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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.). We hope you will join us in learning how to multiply the Kingdom of God!

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 one of our Foundations classes. Over the course of 2 years, Live Oak offers 3 Foundations classes, Theology, Bible, and Multiply. You do not need to take them in order.

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


Baptism Sunday

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Baptism is an important express of obedience and ownership in a person's faith journey. If you haven't been baptized as a follower of Jesus, YOU'RE INVITED! Baptism Sunday is scheduled for March 10th, after each service.


Survey

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Thank you to everyone who has already completed the survey! If you haven’t had a chance to complete it, please take the time. It will give us good insight into our church as we start planning for our new home! If you have any questions, contact the office.

Taking the Survey

Do not labor over your decision – your first instinct is usually right. The survey will take you about 20-30 minutes to complete. You will need to complete the survey in one sitting. Your responses will be completely confidential. If you are ready to begin, then follow these basic steps:

Log on to the website: Ctrl+Click on URL below or copy and paste into your browser.

https://www.research.net/r/TAG_TCI_LiveOakChristianChurch

 Enter your church’s Passwordloccsc

Answer each question according to the instructions. When you have finished each set of questions, click “Next” at the bottom of the page. You may use the “Previous” and “Next” buttons to navigate pages and change your answers at any point while you are logged on. When you click “Finish” on the last page, your answers will be saved and you cannot change them.


New Month, New Cause

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Check in on Facebook or Instagram once a day to help us provide vitamins to kids in need! #vitamins4kids


Kairos Prison Ministry

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Twice a year several of our men participate in Kairos Ministry at the Ridgeland Correctional Institution. The next Kairos Walk is scheduled for April 25-28, 2019. If you are interested in participating in this walk your need to attend three training sessions on March 9th, March 23rd, and April 6th. The training is from 8:00-3:00. If you are interested or have questions, please contact Andre Nougaret at aanougaret@gmail.com.

We will also be asking for cookies for the upcoming walk! Reminders will be sent as we get closer.


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The Weekly (02.22.19)

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The Weekly (02.22.19)

Starting Point

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IF you are new to Live Oak, this is the class for you! Spend 90 minutes learning 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 will be held in the Connections Cafe at Bluffton School of Dance during the second service, on Sunday, March 3rd.

Immediately following the class, lunch will be served at our Ministry Center, 14 Palmetto Way. Join some of our leadership for a no strings attached family lunch so you can get to know us a little better over a meal.


Foundations Class - Multiply

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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.). We hope you will join us in learning how to multiply the Kingdom of God!

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 one of our Foundations classes. Over the course of 2 years, Live Oak offers 3 Foundations classes, Theology, Bible, and Multiply. You do not need to take them in order.

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


Baptism Sunday

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If you have never been baptized we would love to celebrate this step of faith with you! Our next Baptism Sunday is March 3rd, after each service. Please let us know if you, or maybe one of your kids, is interested in taking this step.


Survey

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Thank you to everyone who has already completed the survey! If you haven’t had a chance to complete it, please take the time. It will give us good insight into our church as we start planning for our new home! If you have any questions, contact the office.

Taking the Survey

Do not labor over your decision – your first instinct is usually right. The survey will take you about 20-30 minutes to complete. You will need to complete the survey in one sitting. Your responses will be completely confidential. If you are ready to begin, then follow these basic steps:

Log on to the website: Ctrl+Click on URL below or copy and paste into your browser.

https://www.research.net/r/TAG_TCI_LiveOakChristianChurch

 Enter your church’s Passwordloccsc

Answer each question according to the instructions. When you have finished each set of questions, click “Next” at the bottom of the page. You may use the “Previous” and “Next” buttons to navigate pages and change your answers at any point while you are logged on. When you click “Finish” on the last page, your answers will be saved and you cannot change them.


Google Reviews

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Can you help us out? Give us a review on Google! This helps move us up on Google searches. Remember when you were looking for a new church? Everything is done electronically now, and reviews (especially good reviews) help us stay on the first page of churches in Bluffton! Take some time and give us a review. You can also review us on Yelp and Facebook. Thanks!


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The Weekly (02.15.19)

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The Weekly (02.15.19)

Green Bags

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Don’t forget to bring your green bag back this Sunday! We are collecting the following items for Family Promise this month.

Free and Clear laundry detergent

Clorox Bleach/Wipes

Hand soap

Dove body soap

Tall kitchen trash bags

Paper towels

Toilet paper

Lysol disinfectant spray

Pull-ups for both girls and boys sizes 3T & 4T

Sanitary napkins


Ladies Mission Trip

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Ladies, Carmen Marflak, will being leading a missions trip to our sister church, Island Christian Church, in Kherson, Ukraine, July 24-31, 2019! The purpose of the trip will be a Women’s conference for the ladies of ICC. Ideally, the team will consist of 2 ladies to cook for the retreat and 3 ladies to help teach Bible class/devotions. The cost of the trip is estimated to be between $1500 and $2000 per person. If you are interested in participating in this trip, please complete an application and submit it, along with a $150 non-refundable deposit by February 15th to the church office. You can click below for an application. Decisions regarding participants will be made by the beginning of March.


Foundations Class - Multiply

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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.). We hope you will join us in learning how to multiply the Kingdom of God!

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 one of our Foundations classes. Over the course of 2 years, Live Oak offers 3 Foundations classes, Theology, Bible, and Multiply. You do not need to take them in order.

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


Survey

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The Transforming Church Insight [TCI] is a tool our church is using to gather input from our members and attendees on a variety of topics including: Communications, Outreach, Member Satisfaction, Financial Matters and others.  Please take time between now and March 10th to take the survey. You can take it online by following the instructions below.

Taking the Survey

Do not labor over your decision – your first instinct is usually right. The survey will take you about 20-30 minutes to complete. You will need to complete the survey in one sitting. Your responses will be completely confidential. If you are ready to begin, then follow these basic steps:

Log on to the website: Ctrl+Click on URL below or copy and paste into your browser.

https://www.research.net/r/TAG_TCI_LiveOakChristianChurch

 Enter your church’s Passwordloccsc

Answer each question according to the instructions. When you have finished each set of questions, click “Next” at the bottom of the page. You may use the “Previous” and “Next” buttons to navigate pages and change your answers at any point while you are logged on. When you click “Finish” on the last page, your answers will be saved and you cannot change them.


Starting Point

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IF you are new to Live Oak, this is the class for you! Spend 90 minutes learning 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 will be held in the Connections Cafe at Bluffton School of Dance during the second service.

Immediately following the class, lunch will be served at our Ministry Center, 14 Palmetto Way. Join some of our leadership for a no strings attached family lunch so you can get to know us a little better over a meal.


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The Weekly (02.08.19)

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The Weekly (02.08.19)

Green Bag Sunday

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This month we get to help Family Promise! This organization houses homeless families at various churches throughout the low country. We are fortunate that we get to help with dinners and overnight stays through our partnership with Low Country Presbyterian Church. This month we are asking for donations of the following items:

Free and Clear laundry detergent

Clorox Bleach/Wipes

Hand soap

Dove body soap

Tall kitchen trash bags

Paper towels

Toilet paper

Lysol disinfectant spray

Pull-ups for both girls and boys sizes 3T & 4T

Sanitary napkins

Grab a bag this Sunday (the list will be available with your bag) and fill it up. Be sure to bring it back next Sunday.


Multiply

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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.). We hope you will join us in learning how to multiply the Kingdom of God!

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 one of our Foundations classes. Over the course of 2 years, Live Oak offers 3 Foundations classes, Theology, Bible, and Multiply. You do not need to take them in order.

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


Ladies Mission Trip

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Ladies, Carmen Marflak, will being leading a missions trip to our sister church, Island Christian Church, in Kherson, Ukraine, July 24-31, 2019! The purpose of the trip will be a Women’s conference for the ladies of ICC. Ideally, the team will consist of 2 ladies to cook for the retreat and 3 ladies to help teach Bible class/devotions. The cost of the trip is estimated to be between $1500 and $2000 per person. If you are interested in participating in this trip, please complete an application and submit it, along with a $150 non-refundable deposit by February 15th to the church office. You can click below for an application. Decisions regarding participants will be made by the beginning of March.


House Church Leaders Needed

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Our house churches are the best way to get involved with real community! Right now we have 9 active house churches with over 150 people participating. Do the math! Our current house churches are FULL!! We even have a waiting list of people wanting to join a group. If you are interested in leading a house church, please let us know! We want to see our groups continue to multiply! Maybe God is calling you to step out of your comfort zone! If you have questions about house churches contact Andre Nougaret.


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The Weekly (02.01.19)

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Tailgate Sunday

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Wear your favorite team jersey or colors this Sunday as we celebrate community! We will still have a 9:00 and 10:45 service with kid’s ministry at both. After each service join us in the BSOD parking lot for some tailgating! Hamburgers, hot dogs, pulled pork, nachos, and popcorn will be available. There will also be some games set up and the kids can play in the playground at Red Cedar Elementary.


New Month, New Cause

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This February, you can help feed children just by checking in on Facebook. We’ve partnered with Causely and feedOne to make it possible and every 2 check-ins at will provide one meal to a child! So don’t forget to check in on Facebook each time you visit us. For more information about this month's cause, check out feedone.com. #givemeals


Ladies Mission Trip

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Ladies, Carmen Marflak, will being leading a missions trip to our sister church, Island Christian Church, in Kherson, Ukraine, July 24-31, 2019! The purpose of the trip will be a Women’s conference for the ladies of ICC. Ideally, the team will consist of 2 ladies to cook for the retreat and 3 ladies to help teach Bible class/devotions. The cost of the trip is estimated to be between $1500 and $2000 per person. If you are interested in participating in this trip, please complete an application and submit it, along with a $150 non-refundable deposit by February 15th to the church office. You can click below for an application. There will also be applications available in the Connections Cafe this Sunday. Decisions regarding participants will be made by the beginning of March.


Multiply

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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.). We hope you will join us in learning how to multiply the Kingdom of God!

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 one of our Foundations classes. Over the course of 2 years, Live Oak offers 3 Foundations classes, Theology, Bible, and Multiply. You do not need to take them in order.

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

Class starts on Wednesday, March 6th, at 7:00pm, at the Ministry Center. 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.


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The Weekly (01.25.19)

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The Weekly (01.25.19)

Ladies Mission Trip

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Ladies, Carmen Marflak, will being leading a missions trip to our sister church, Island Christian Church, in Kherson, Ukraine, July 24-31, 2019! The purpose of the trip will be a Women’s conference for the ladies of ICC. Ideally, the team will consist of 2 ladies to cook for the retreat and 3 ladies to help teach Bible class/devotions. The cost of the trip is estimated to be between $1500 and $2000 per person. If you are interested in participating in this trip, please complete an application and submit it, along with a $150 non-refundable deposit by February 15th to the church office. You can click below for an application. There will also be applications available in the Connections Cafe this Sunday. Decisions regarding participants will be made by the beginning of March.


Valentine’s Day Scrip Gift Cards

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! If you are planning to take your valentine out for dinner, why not use a gift card that will also help our students get to Snowbird? Gift cards must be ordered and paid for by this Sunday in order to receive them in time for Valentine’s Day. They will be ready for pick up on Sunday, February 10th. You can click below for an order form. Be sure to turn them in to Cathi Carrick along with your check made payable to Live Oak Christian Church.


Foundations - Multiply

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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.). We hope you will join us in learning how to multiply the Kingdom of God!

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 one of our Foundations classes. Over the course of 2 years, Live Oak offers 3 Foundations classes, Theology, Bible, and Multiply. You do not need to take them in order.

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

Class starts on Wednesday, March 6th, at 7:00pm, at the Ministry Center. 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.

Kid’s Ministry

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Hey parents, do you want to know more about what your kids are learning on a Sunday morning? Go ahead and download the LifeWay Kids app. It’s free!! This app will give you fingertip access to support materials for each Gospel Project of Kids session taught on Sundays in our Live Oak Kids classes.  Once the app is downloaded, you will need to fill your library with content.  

  • Click on the “Store" icon at the bottom of the screen. 

  • Scroll to the Gospel Project for Kids section and click “See All.” 

  • Right now we are teaching through the material called “Prophets and Kings”. Scroll down until you find the content with that title.

  • You can choose a Lite version (FREE), Full Phone version ($.99), or Full Tablet version ($2.99).  (“Full” version material gives you access to videos, music and more games than the “Free” version)

This is a fantastic resource which encourages learning to continue after kids have left their classes on Sunday mornings.  You will be able to watch the Bible Story Videos with your kids and be able to talk about what they learned in class, work puzzles and play games which further drives home the main points from each lesson.


Year End Giving Statements

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If you haven’t received an email with instructions to access your 2018 Generosity Statement, please contact us at office@liveoakcc.com.


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The Weekly (01.18.19)

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Ladies Mission Trip

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Ladies, Carmen Marflak, will being leading a missions trip to our sister church, Island Christian Church, in Kherson, Ukraine, July 24-31, 2019! The purpose of the trip will be a Women’s conference for the ladies of ICC. Ideally, the team will consist of 2 ladies to cook for the retreat and 3 ladies to help teach Bible class/devotions. The cost of the trip is estimated to be between $1500 and $2000 per person. If you are interested in participating in this trip, please complete an application and submit it, along with a $150 non-refundable deposit by February 15th to the church office. You can click below for an application. There will also be applications available in the Connections Cafe this Sunday. Decisions regarding participants will be made by the beginning of March.


Valentine’s Day - Scrip Order

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! If you are planning to take your valentine out for dinner, why not use a gift card that will also help our students get to Snowbird? Gift cards must be ordered and paid for by Sunday, January 27th in order to receive them in time for Valentine’s Day. They will be ready for pick up on Sunday, February 10th. You can click below for an order form. Be sure to turn them in to Cathi Carrick along with your check made payable to Live Oak Christian Church.


2018 Giving Statements

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2018 End of Year Giving Statements are now available. If we have your correct Email address you should have received an email this week to access your giving statement. If you did not receive an email please contact the office at office@iveoakcc.com.


Bible Reading Plan

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It’s not too late to join us as we read through the Bible in 2019. You can access the plan using the YouVersion app. Below is a link to join Pastor Eric’s group. This allows you to comment on the daily readings. It also allows you to read through the comments of others in the group. You can click below for a pdf copy of the plan.


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The Weekly (01.11.19)

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Green Bags

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Along with diapers (sizes newborn - 2), we are also collecting any of the following items for our new compassion partner, The Pregnancy Center of the Low Country.

Receiving blankets

Crib sheets

Nursing pads for moms

Small infant toys, 

Baby fingernail clippers and nail files

Baby Hair Brush & Comb

Boys outfits, size  3-6, 6-9, 9-12, or 12-18

Boys sleepers – 3 mo., 3-6, 6-9

Boys  sleeping sacks, gowns, elastic or drawstring bottom, size 3-6, 6-9

Baby Shampoo

Help us make a great first impression with this initial delivery of green bags! #recklessgenerosity


Ladies Mission Trip - This Summer

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Ladies, Carmen Marflak, will being leading a missions trip to our sister church, Island Christian Church, in Kherson, Ukraine, July 24-31, 2019! The purpose of the trip will be a Women’s conference for the ladies of ICC. The cost of the trip is estimated to be between $1500 and $2000 per person. If you are interested in participating in this trip, please complete an application and submit it, along with a $150 non-refundable deposit by February 15th to the church office. Decisions regarding participants will be made by the beginning of March.


Launch Class

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Live Oak's Launch class is THE place to get started. Spend 90 minutes learning 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 will be held in the Connections Cafe at Bluffton School of Dance during the second service, on Sunday, January 20th. Be sure to register!

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Right after the Launch Class we will serve lunch at the Ministry Center. This is a great way to get to know some of our leadership in a relaxed setting. Families are encouraged and welcomed to attend. We do need to know if you are coming to make sure we have plenty of food! Click Below to register.


New Sermon Series

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Pastor Michael starts a new sermon series this Sunday. Who are you going to invite to come with you?


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The Weekly (01.04.19)

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New Month, New Cause

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This January, every 10 check-ins at Live Oak will provide a day of education for a classroom of 30 children in Haiti! We’re working with Causely and Hope for Haiti to make it happen. You can add #hopeforhaiti when you check in to promote the cause. For more information about this month’s charity, check out hopeforhaiti.com


Green Bag Sunday

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This year we are doing something a little different with our green bags. Each month, we will change which local compassion partner is receiving our bags. To kick us off the new year, our new compassion partner, The Pregnancy Center and Clinic of the Lowcountry is our recipient. We are collecting the following items:

Diapers,  Size Newborn, 2 and 3

Receiving blankets

Crib sheets

Nursing pads for moms

Small infant toys, 

Baby fingernail clippers and nail files

Baby Hair Brush & Comb

Boys outfits, size  3-6, 6-9, 9-12, or 12-18

Boys sleepers – 3 mo., 3-6, 6-9

Boys  sleeping sacks, gowns, elastic or drawstring bottom, size 3-6, 6-9

Be sure to grab a green bag this Sunday and return it the following Sunday for our new partner!


#readthrutheBible2019

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Join us as we read though the Bible in 2019 as a church. Pastor Eric has created a group in the YouVerision app. This will help you remember to read through the plan and provide an opportunity to discuss the daily reading with others in the group. The plan is 25 readings per month. Each day participant will read from 4 different sections of the Bible.


Launch Class

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If you are new to Live Oak our Launch class is THE place to get started. Spend 90 minutes learning 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 will be held in the Connections Cafe at Bluffton School of Dance during the 10:45 service, on Sunday, January 20, 2019.


Guest Lunch

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It's simple: eat with us (for free) and spend some time with our leadership. It's the first step to getting connected at Live Oak, and YOU'RE INVITED! Join us at the Ministry Center, immediately following the Launch Class on January 20th. Be sure to register so we can ensure there is plenty of food!


Vision 2019

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See you on Sunday, as Pastor Michael shares the vision for Live Oak for 2019!


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The Weekly (12.21.18)

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The Weekly (12.21.18)

Christmas Eve Service Project

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Christmas Eve at Live Oak is always special! This year is no different. Join us at the Ministry Center on Monday, at 10:00am to help with our community service project. We will be fixing goodies bags and boxes for those who are working that day. At around noon, we will start spreading Christmas cheer across Beaufort county! All ages are welcomed and families are encouraged to come and help! You decide where you want to deliver and if you don’t know where to go, we will have some suggestions. This is one of the easiest and most rewarding service projects we do as a church!


Christmas Eve Service

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Come and spend some time with your Live Oak family on Monday night! We will celebrate on our property on State Street. Bring some chairs or blankets and join us around the fire pits at 6:30. We promise it will be a short service! Just some Christmas songs and the Christmas story. Hope to see you there! Be sure to invite some friends!


Home Gift

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Are you ready for a home for Live Oak? We hope your answer is YES!! The end of our Home Gift timeframe is just around the corner. If you haven’t had a chance to make a donation, please do so by December 30th. Every week we are getting closer and closer to our goal of $100,000 by the end of the year!

There are other ways your can support our new home besides financially. Join us on Mondays at 1:30 to pray for our home. Then again on the 21st of each month, join us in fasting and praying.


Office Closed

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Just a reminder, the office will be closed from December 25th through January 1st. We will be checking email during this time if you need to get in touch with anyone.


Merry Christmas

and

Happy New Year!

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The Weekly (12.14.18)

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The Weekly (12.14.18)

Home

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We are ready for a new home! Will you help us achieve this dream? How can you help?

13:30 PRAYER
Take a few minutes every Monday at 1:30 to pray for Live Oak's home.

21 FASTING
For the next 21 months join us for a day fasting on the 21st of every month.

HOME GIFT
Pray about and commit to donate to the HOME GIFT.

By the end of the year our goal is collect $100,000. This will allow us to send $50,000 to our compassion partners in the Ukraine and Thailand. The remaining $50,000 will be used to start developing plans for our new home!


Christmas Eve Service Project

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Join us Christmas Eve morning at 10:00 at the Ministry Center to put together goodie bags for those who have to work that day! Then at noon, help us spread some Christmas Cheer by delivering the bags to stores, restaurants, police station, etc. This is a great service project for families, and a great way to keep the kids busy for a couple of hours!


Christmas Eve Under the Stars

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Our Christmas Eve service this year will be on our property in Bluffton Village! We will start at 6:30pm. Bring your own chairs or a blanket, get comfy around a fire pit and join us in singing Christmas songs and hearing the Christmas story. We will have hot chocolate (or lemonade, depending on the weather) available. If it rains, we will still have our program at the Bluffton School of Dance. Bring your friends and family and let’s celebrate together.


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The Weekly (12.07.18)

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New Month, New Cause

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This December, every 5 Facebook check-ins, reviews, or Instagram tags will provide the gift of a book to a child in Tanzania. We’re working with Reach by Causely and Books for Africa to make it happen. You can add #givebooks when you check in to promote the cause. For more information about this month’s charity, check out booksforafrica.org


Green Bags

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Be sure to bring your green bags back this Sunday filled with new books for kids ages 0-12! We will donate them to Bluffton Self Help for the Christmas shop. Let’s help give the gift of reading this season!


If you picked up an order form last week from one of out students, be sure to return it this Sunday along with a check made out to Live Oak Christian Church. This will ensure you receive your gift cards on Sunday, December 16th. If you didn’t get an order form, you can download one here.


Christmas Eve Service Project

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Looking for something to do on Christmas Eve? Need to keep the kids busy? Come on over to the Ministry Center that morning at 10:00am. We will be putting together goodies bags and baskets to deliver to the folks who are working that day! All ages are welcomed. Once the bags are done, we will send you out to deliver (around noon) throughout our community. It’s a great way to spread some Christmas cheer!


Christmas Eve Service

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Join us Christmas Eve at 6:30pm on our property on State Street for Christmas Eve Under the Stars! Fire pits will be set up, bring a chair or a blanket to sit on. We will sing some Christmas songs and hear a short Christmas message. Hot chocolate (or lemonade, depending on the temperature) will be available.


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We are so ready for a home! Here are 3 ways to help:

13:30 PRAYER
Take a few minutes every Monday at 1:30 to pray for Live Oak's home.

21 FASTING
For the next 21 months join us for a day fasting on the 21st of every month.

HOME GIFT
Pray about and commit to donate to the HOME GIFT.

By the end of the year our goal is collect $100,000. This will allow us to send $50,000 to our compassion partners in the Ukraine and Thailand. The remaining $50,000 will be used to start developing plans for our new home!



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The Weekly (11.30.18)

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Green Bag Sunday

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Let’s help the kids in Bluffton, Jasper, and Hampton counties have a Merry Christmas! This month our green bags will be for new books for ages 1-12. We will collect them on Sunday, December 9th, for Bluffton Self Help’s Christmas Toy Shop!


Christmas Lunch and Cookie Exchange

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Ladies, join us for lunch and a cookie exchange. We will have chicken salad, ham salad, and egg salad sandwiches, along with cheese and crackers and fruit. If you would like to add to the spread, please feel free to bring a dish to share. Be sure to register so we know how many to plan for. Watch for an email early next week to let you know how many cookies to bring! Everyone will go home with cookies.



Men’s Chili Cook Off

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Let's see which man at Live Oak cooks up the BEST chili in Bluffton! Bring a crock pot full of your best recipe. Everyone will get a chance to vote. First, Second, and Third place prizes will be awarded!

If you're not a cook, we need guys to taste! So, come join the fun.


Christmas is coming

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Live Oak Students is your one-stop-shop for Christmas Gift Cards.  Our middle and High School students are raising funds for their summer trip to Snowbird Wilderness Outfitters through ShopWithScrip.  You can purchase a gift card at face value and a portion of each sale will stay with Live Oak to benefit students going to Snowbird this summer.  Shop from over 1,200 popular retailers such as Starbucks, Old Navy, Target, Chipotle, Disney, Outback Steakhouse, and so many others.

Dec. 2nd - Pick up and order form from students at the conclusion of each service. Take the order form home, mark the gift cards you would like to order, total the face value of your gift cards and write a check for the total amount. 
Dec. 9th -  Return your order form to the Connections Cafe
Dec. 17th - Pick up your gift cards in the Connections Cafe

Contact Cathi Carrick if you have questions at (814) 952-1092 


New Sermon Series

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Our Christmas Sermon Series starts this week. Invite a friend to come with you for this new series!


Home Gift

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We are ready for a place to call home! How about you? How You Can Help

13:30 PRAYER
Take a few minutes every Monday at 1:30 to pray for Live Oak's home.

21 FASTING
For the next 21 months join us for a day fasting on the 21st of every month.

HOME GIFT
Pray about and commit to donate to the HOME GIFT.


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The Weekly (11.23.18)

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The Weekly (11.23.18)

Book Drive

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Let’s fill the book shelves for Bluffton Self Help for Christmas! Every year Bluffton Self Help tries to give new books to the kiddos in our community at Christmas. They never have enough. This year, let’s try to fix that! Books need to be new, for ages 0-12. Officially we will collect on December 9th, but if you want to start bringing them in now, that would be great. Grab a couple while you are out Black Friday shopping!  #recklessgenerosity#everykidneedsabook


Launch Class & Guest Lunch

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Live Oak's Launch class is THE place to get started. Spend 90 minutes learning 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 will be held in the Connections Cafe during the second service at Bluffton School of Dance.

Guest Lunch

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Join us right after Launch class, at the Ministry Center for lunch. It’s a great way to get to know some of the leadership and for us to get to know you too! Families are welcome! Be sure to register!


Ladies Christmas Lunch and Cookie Exchange

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Ladies, join us for lunch and a cookie exchange. We will have chicken salad, ham salad, and egg salad sandwiches, along with cheese and crackers and fruit. If you would like to add to the spread, please feel free to bring a dish to share. Be sure to register so we know how many to plan for. Watch for an email a little closer to the event to let you know how many cookies to bring! Everyone will go home with cookies.


Men’s Chili Cook Off

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Let's see which man at Live Oak cooks up the BEST chili in Bluffton! Bring a crock pot full of your best recipe. Everyone will get a chance to vote. First, Second, and Third place prizes will be awarded!

If you're not a cook, we need guys to taste! So, come join the fun.


Christmas Eve Service Project

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We will be putting together goody bags for those working on Christmas Eve! Join us at the Ministry Center Christmas Eve at 10:00am. This is a great project for families! Many hands make light work. Then at Noon, we will send everyone out to spread some Christmas cheer!


Christmas Eve Under the Stars

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Bring a chair or a blanket to our property on State Street at 6:30pm for Christmas Eve Under the Stars! We’ll sing a few Christmas songs and hear a short message together as family! We will also have some fire pits set up.


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The Weekly (11.16.18)

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Home Gift

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Every family needs a home, including ours! It’s time to take another step on our journey to a home! Join us the next couple of days praying and fasting as we meet with May River Theater and Main Street Youth Theater to talk about our new HOME! If you feel lead to give, you can click on the Home Gift button below to give on line. #radicallifechange, #realcommunity, #recklessgenerosity


Launch Class/Guest Lunch

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Next month we are trying something new! If you are new to Live Oak and want to learn more about our history, beliefs, mission, and vision, Launch Class is the place to start! Our next class will be on Sunday, December 2nd, during the 10:45 service at Bluffton School of Dance. Once class is over, join us at the Ministry Center for lunch! Be sure to register for both on the website or app. You can also click below to register!


Christmas Lunch and Cookie Exchange

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Ladies, join us for lunch and a cookie exchange. We will have chicken salad, ham salad, and egg salad sandwiches, along with cheese and crackers and fruit. If you would like to add to the spread, please feel free to bring a dish to share. Be sure to register so we know how many to plan for. Watch for an email a little closer to the event to let you know how many cookies to bring! Everyone will go home with cookies.


Men’s Chili Cook Off

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Whose chili will reign supreme? Bring a crock pot full of you BEST chili to the Ministry Center on Saturday, December 8th, at 4:30. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will be awarded! If you don’t cook, that’s ok, we need guys to taste! Come and enjoy the fun!


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The Weekly (11.08.18)

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The Weekly (11.08.18)

Green Bags

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Bring your green bags back this Sunday filled with Thanksgiving items for Bluffton Self Help! Items needed: Canned yams, stuffing mixes, chicken broth, jarred or boxed gravy, rice, cornbread or biscuit mixes, cranberry sauce, and roasting pans. #recklessgenerosity


Christmas Lunch and Cookie Exchange

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Ladies, join us Saturday, December 8th at noon, at the Ministry center, for lunch and a Christmas Cookie Exchange. Be sure to register so we know how many to plan for and also how many cookies you will need to bring!


Launch Class

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Live Oak's Launch class is THE place to get started. Spend 90 minutes learning 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 will be held in the Connections Cafe at Bluffton School of Dance during the second service, on December 2nd.


Guest Lunch

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After Launch class, join us for lunch! It’s a chance for you to get to know some of the leadership a little better! It also gives us a chance to get to know you a little better! It’s just lunch - no strings attached. Families are welcomed.


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Live Oak is ready for a home…are you? How You Can Help

13:30 PRAYER
Take a few minutes every Monday at 1:30 to pray for Live Oak's home.

21 FASTING
For the next 21 months join us for a day fasting on the 21st of every month.

HOME GIFT
Pray about and commit to donate to the HOME GIFT.


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The Weekly (11.02.08)

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The Weekly (11.02.08)

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Live Oak is ready for a home…are you? How You Can Help

13:30 PRAYER
Take a few minutes every Monday at 1:30 to pray for Live Oak's home.

21 FASTING
For the next 21 months join us for a day fasting on the 21st of every month.

HOME GIFT
Pray about and commit to donate to the HOME GIFT.


Green Bag Sunday

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Be sure to grab a green bag this Sunday! It’s time to help Bluffton Self Help stock up for Thanksgiving. Items to be collected are: Canned yams, stuffing mixes, chicken broth, jarred or boxed gravy, rice, cornbread or biscuit mixes, cranberry sauce, and roasting pans.

Fill your bag this week and return it next Sunday, November 11th! #recklessgenerosity


Baptism Sunday

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If you are ready to own your faith, Baptism Sunday is scheduled for November, 11th. We will baptize anyone who is ready that morning, after both services. Please let us know you are ready by clicking below.


New Month, New Cause

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Did you know that 66 million primary school-age children attend classes hungry across the developing world? No child should ever go hungry! That’s why for the month of November, we’re stepping in to help stop hunger. We are working with feedOne and every 2 check-ins will provide a meal to a child in need.

feedONE is a program of Convoy of Hope. The goal of feedONE is to see lives changed as they promote healthy children and communities that are free from poverty and hunger. Many of the children enrolled in this initiative have their only meal of the day at school. FeedONE feeds and monitors the health and growth of children each day in El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Kenya, Nicaragua, the Philippines, Ethiopia, South Africa, Guatemala, and Tanzania. Check them out here, feedone.com.

The hashtag this month is #givemeals. Thanks for checking in to help feed children in need.


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The Weekly (10.26.18)

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Snowbird Early Registration

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Early registration is open throughout Sunday, 10/28. Register now with a $50 deposit and save $50 off the total price! Snowbird 2019 is open to any students currently in 6th-12th grades. During our week at Snowbird Wilderness Outfitters, students will participate in dynamic worship services, receive relevant, challenging and insightful biblical teaching, and have the opportunity to engage in recreational activities which range from picturesque mountain hikes to thrilling whitewater rafting.

There are 25 spots available for students. Your spot only secured once your deposit has been paid.


Ladies Bible Study

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Ladies join us this Tuesday, October 30th, at the Ministry Center at 6:30pm for Keeping Place!

Home. There’s nowhere quite like it. It’s a safe place, a place of belonging, the place we feel secure. And if we’re honest, at our core we all long for home. Our longing might be sprinkled with nostalgia or laced with pain, but regardless, we all feel the ache of homesickness in our hearts.

God is a homemaker. He created the earth for us to live in and He’s preparing a place for us to spend eternity with Him. Jesus came, died, and rose again so we could become part of His family—a family with the inheritance of eternity.

In this 5-part series, author and Bible teacher Jen Pollock Michel takes us on a journey through Scripture to uncover the meaning of home. We’ll discover our holy yearning for a place to belong, how God provides that place for us, and how we can model His hospitality in our lives each day.

Guest Lunch

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If you are new to Live Oak we invite you to attend our Guest Lunch on Sunday, November 4th, at the Ministry Center following the second service. It’s a no strings attached way for you to get to know us better as we get to know you! Come and have lunch on us! It’s the easiest way to start getting connected at Live Oak!


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Live Oak is ready for a home…are you? How You Can Help

13:30 PRAYER
Take a few minutes every Monday at 1:30 to pray for Live Oak's home.

21 FASTING
For the next 21 months join us for a day fasting on the 21st of every month.

HOME GIFT
Pray about and commit to donate to the HOME GIFT.


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