The Weekly (01.18.19)

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The Weekly (01.18.19)

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 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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The Weekly (01.11.19)

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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The Weekly (01.04.19)

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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The Weekly (12.07.18)

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.


Home

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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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The Weekly (11.30.18)

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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The Weekly (11.16.18)

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)

Home

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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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The Weekly (10.19.18)

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The Weekly (10.19.18)

Snowbird 2019

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Early Bird Registration opens October 22nd through Sunday, October 29th, if you make a $50 deposit that week, you will receive $50 off the full price of $490 per student.  Register on the app or website.  In this case, the early bird saves money! You can register on the website, but not until the 22nd!


New Sermon Series

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New sermon series starts on Sunday, October 21st! Invite a friend to join you for this 3 week series.


Ladies Bible Study

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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.

Join us on Tuesday, October 30th, at 6:30pm, at the Ministry Center!


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! Our next guest lunch, is Sunday, November 4th, at 1:00pm, at the Ministry Center. If you are new to Live Oak this is a great way to get to know us in a relaxed, no strings attached setting! Register below.


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The Weekly (10.12.18)

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The Weekly (10.12.18)

Green Bags

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This month we are doing something different with our green bags. Family Promise is having an inaugural sock and underwear drive! Let’s help them fill their closets with much needed items.


Snowbird 2019

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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 is only secured once your deposit has been paid.

Early Bird Registration opens October 22nd through Sunday, October 29th, if you make a $50 deposit that week, you will receive $50 off the full price of $490 per student.  Register on the app or website.  In this case, the early bird saves money!


Guest Lunch

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If you are new to Live Oak and want to get to know us a little better, join us for lunch on Sunday, November 4th. We will start at 1:00pm, at the Ministry Center. Be sure to register so we have plenty of food for everyone.



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The Weekly (10.05.17)

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New Month, New Cause

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This October, every 6 check-ins at will provide a day of care to a child in need. We’re working with Reach by Causely and Compassion International to make it happen. You can add #compassion4kids when you check in to promote the cause. For more information about this month’s mission, check out compassion.com.


Green Bag Sunday

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This month we are doing something different! Rather than collecting food for Bluffton Self Help we are going to help Family Promise with their socks and underwear drive. These are items that cannot be purchased at thrift stores. So, let’s help Family Promise restock! Below is a list of items needed, in addition when you pick up your green bag this Sunday you will receive a copy of the list.

Underwear and T-shirts in the following sizes: Toddler 2T-5T, boys & girls 6/7 - 8/10, Women 6-12, Men M-XL

Socks: Toddler 4-7, boys & girls 8-13, Women 9/11, Men 10/13


Church Picnic

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Join us THIS SUNDAY, October 7th, at Oscar Frazier Park after the second service for our annual church picnic! Bring a dish to share! The church will provide paper products, drinks, and plenty of fried and baked chicken!


Ladies Bible Study

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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.

Ladies, join us at the Ministry Center on Tuesday, October 30th, for our ladies Bible study, at 6:30pm. Be sure to register!



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The Weekly (09.28.18)

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The Weekly (09.28.18)

Germany Wish List and Ladies Night Out - German Edition

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The team headed to Germany is just a few short weeks could use your help in finishing off the Wish List to spread the love for the Women’s Retreat. You can click below to help finish the list.

Join the team on Thursday, October 4th, at the Hewitt’s for a fun night of fellowship as sisters in Christ. Come out and help pack goodies bags and write some notes of encouragement for the ladies attending the retreat! Be sure to RSVP to bethany@southerngraces.com to ensure there are plenty of pretzels and Brats for everyone.


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Join us next Sunday, October 7th, for an afternoon of food, fellowship, and fun!  The annual church picnic kicks off at 1:00pm at the Bluffton Rotary Club Community Center at Oscar Frazier Park.  Bring a dish to share.  The church will provide paper products, drinks, and fried chicken!  


Women's Bible Study

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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.

Bible study starts on Tuesday, October 30th, at 6:30 at the Ministry Center.  Be sure to register!  Invite a friend to join you.


Family Promise

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Can't promise you will get to have dinner with this cutie, but if you sign up to help with dinner, you will get to eat with some amazing families!  Our rotation with Lowcountry Presbyterian is October 28th - November 3rd.  We need people to sign up to bring dinner a few nights during our rotation.  In addition, we always need people who are willing to spend the night at the church during that time.  You get your own room with a real bed and wifi.  This is a great opportunity for house churches to volunteer together!!  If you are interested, please contact Judy Frost at jafrst58@gmail.com.


Save the Date

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Ladies, save the date December 8th for a Christmas Lunch and cookie exchange.  More information to come so stay tuned!


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The Weekly (09.21.18)

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The Weekly (09.21.18)

All activities at Live Oak are cancelled until Sunday, September 23rd. Join us for services at BSOD at 9:00and 10:45 on September 23rd. Discipleship classes start on Tuesday, September 25th, with Act Like Men. More info on classes can be found on the website or app.

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Bluffton Self Help

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Be sure to bring back your green bags this Sunday filled with Pasta Sauce and Rice. Let’s help restock the pantry shelves for Bluffton Self Help! #recklessgenerosity


Family Promise

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Can't guarantee you will get to eat dinner with this cutie!  But if you sign up for our next Family Promise rotation, you will get to have dinner with some awesome kiddos!  Our next rotation is October 21 - November 3, 2018.  We need help with dinners and also folks to spend the night at Low Country Presbyterian.  If you are interested in helping, contact Judy Frost at jsfrst58@gmail.com.  This is a great opportunity for house churches to serve together.


Germany Missions Trip

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On October 20th, Bethany Hewitt is leading a team from Live Oak to Germany to serve with Candy & Jeff Campbell for a ladies retreat for Cadence missionaries!  In preparation for this trip the team will have a table set up in the Connections Cafe for you to write a note of encouragement to the missionaries and to provide a prayer calendar in preparation for the trip.  In addition, the team will host a Girls German Night Out on Thursday, September 27th at Bethany Hewitt's home from 6:30 - 8:30 with a Bavarian Pretzel Bar and other German inspired treats to finish up note cards, pray, and package all of the goodies to be sent to Germany.  Be on the look out for a list of items they are collecting for this trip.    


Church Picnic

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Join us on Sunday, October 7th, at 1:00 pm, at the Bluffton Rotary Club Community Center at Oscar Frazier Park for our annual church picnic!  Please bring a dish to share.  The church will provide paper goods, drinks, and fried chicken!  Come hang out with the family!  #realcommunity


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The Weekly (09.14.18)

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The Weekly (09.14.18)

Bluffton Self Help

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Be sure to bring in pasta sauce and rice for Bluffton Self Help on Sunday!  These items fly of the shelves, so let's help re-stock the pantry.  #recklessgenerosity


Classes and Studies

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Fall classes and studies started this week, but it's not too late to register!  Check out Act Like Men, Foundations: Theology, and Financial Peace University here.  #radicallifechange


House Churches

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Have you connected with a house church yet?  If not check out the groups page on our website and see if you might be able to find one that fits your needs.  If you find one that looks good, contact the leader and they will share the meeting days, times, and location with you.  This is the best way to feel connected at Live Oak!  Small groups sharing life together.  Nothing better! #realcommunity


Church Picnic

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Join us on Sunday, October 7th, at the Bluffton Rotary Community Center at Oscar Frazier Park for our annual church picnic!  We will start around 1:00 pm.  Bring a dish to share!  The church will provide fried chicken, paper products, and drinks.  Food, fellowship, and fun, sounds like a great afternoon!


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The Weekly (09.07.18)

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The Weekly (09.07.18)

Volunteer Training

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Our serving year starts on 9/9/18. If you are interested in serving, or have signed up to serve this year, this training session is for you! We will discuss what positions are available and how you can help. In addition, we will cover Planning Center On Line (PCO) so you will know how to check your schedule and find substitutes if you can't make it when it's your turn to serve. Each category (hospitality, kids, students, and worship) of volunteering will be discussed, so please make every effort to attend.


Green Bag Sunday

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Be sure to grab a green bag Sunday morning!  This month we are collecting pasta sauce and rice.  Bluffton Self Help can't seem to keep these items on the shelves, so let's help them stock up!  Return your bag on the 16th!


Student Ministry

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FALL LAUNCH for Live Oak Student is THIS Sunday, September 9th, from 5:30-7:30 at the  Ministry Center!  All middle and high school students are welcomed!  Live Oak Student Ministry meets on Sunday nights to develop deeper relationships with Jesus and one another through interactive Bible Study, discussion, prayer and games (and always food)!  Come join us and bring a friend!


Men's Bible Study

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God has created men to have incredible strength. But today’s culture has hijacked masculinity, distorting strength into passivity and abuse.

In this 5-part video Bible study series, pastor Joby Martin invites men to embrace God’s definition of masculinity and to step into His calling upon their lives to wield their strength on behalf of others. God has designed men to be protectors, providers, and defenders. When men act like men, everyone flourishes.

Study starts on Tuesday, September 11th, at 6:30pm, at the Ministry Center.  Be sure to register!


Foundations: Theology

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Building your faith by learning basic Bible doctrines, join Pastor Michael as he covers the foundational theology of Christianity.  Class starts Wednesday, September 12th, at 6:30pm, at the Ministry Center.


Financial Peace University

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

The cost is $109 per family or individual. Classes start Thursday, September 13th at 6:30 pm or Saturday, September 15th at 9:00am. Classes run about 90 minutes each week. If you can't make Thursday evening you can come on Saturday morning or vice versa.

Financial aid is available, contact the office to apply.

 


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The Weekly (08.31.18)

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The Weekly (08.31.18)

Baptism Sunday

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Our next Baptism Sunday is September 9th.  If you or your kids are ready to take this next step in your faith, we are ready to celebrate with you!  Click below and one of the Pastors will be in touch  to address any questions you may have.


Volunteer Training

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Our serving year starts on 9/9/18. If you are interested in serving, or have signed up to serve this year, this training session is for you! We will discuss what positions are available and how you can help. In addition, we will cover Planning Center On Line (PCO) so you will know how to check your schedule and find substitutes if you can't make it when it's your turn to serve. Each category (hospitality, kids, students, and worship) of volunteering will be discussed, so please make every effort to attend.


Men's Bible Study

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God has created men to have incredible strength. But today’s culture has hijacked masculinity, distorting strength into passivity and abuse.

In this 5-part video Bible study series, pastor Joby Martin invites men to embrace God’s definition of masculinity and to step into His calling upon their lives to wield their strength on behalf of others. God has designed men to be protectors, providers, and defenders. When men act like men, everyone flourishes.

Join us on Tuesday, September 11th, at 6:30pm at the Ministry Center.


Foundations Class

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Building your faith by learning basic Bible doctrines, join Pastor Michael as he covers the foundational theology of Christianity.


Financial Peace University

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

The cost is $109 per family or individual. Classes start Thursday, September 13th at 6:30pm. or Saturday, September 15th at 9:00am.  Classes run about 90 minutes each week.

Financial aid is available, contact the office to apply.


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