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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The Weekly (08.24.18)

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The Weekly (08.24.18)

Launch Class

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Are you ready to be an owner at Live Oak?  Our Launch class is for you!  Come and learn about our history, beliefs, mission, and vision.  Class is Tuesday, August 28th, at 7:00pm.  It's a low key evening and all are invited!


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.


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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Financial Peace University starts, Thursday, September 13th, at 6:30pm, at the Ministry Center.  Come and learn how you can live, truly live, without credit cards!  Come on, be weird!

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The Weekly (08.17.18)

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The Weekly (08.17.18)

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Join the Compassion Team in the Nursery on Sunday, August 19th, to learn about all of our partners!


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Some of the ladies who work at Braverly and the sewing center.

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Helping a local church clear out after the flooding.

Latest Update from Tana Turner:

Things here in Mae Sot are going a bit wet..well a lot wet.  It’s full on into rainy season here, it downpours in the morning, mid day and at night as well, so trying to stay dry is a fun game :)  There have been some flooding issues here in Mae Sot, surrounding areas and over the border into Burma/Myanmar, sometimes flash floods.  Many in villages near here have lost much of what they have, as they live in wood houses on stilts but keep most of their food/kitchen and clothing underneath their homes.   Thai Relief has come in to assist but some people are too scared to get assistance as they might be here illegally or without the correct paperwork and they are afraid that they will be taken away/jailed/fined/deported.  So pray for Mae Sot and the surrounding areas.

I am settling into working with the Braverly sewing center more.  Since we don’t have teams right now that has been more of my main focus.  We’ve been working on some new product and new materials.  A few weeks ago, myself, the director of braverly and 3 of our interns went to Chiang Mai, about 5 hours away,  to purchase some new materials for the sewing center bags. It was nice to get out of Mae Sot for a few days and figure out what fabrics we want to use for our product.  Most of the fabrics we use for our product we need to buy outside of Mae Sot as Mae Sot does not have a wide variety of materials, so trips to Chiang Mai or Bangkok are occasionally necessary.  

I’ve really enjoyed getting to know that ladies who work in the sewing center more and soon we will be adding 2-3 new ladies!  

Other news :  Our Thai foundation has finally been moved to Mae Sot! which is huge! This will help us get the visas and work permits that we need. Which we can now get in Thailand,  and we won’t have to leave every 3 months to get new visa!  With that we’ve had several visits from immigration checking in on us..making sure we are doing what we say we are doing :)  Please also pray for this process as it is a new one for us and things are constantly changing with governmental procedures/processes.  


Family Promise

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If you can help, that would be great!  You can drop off directly to Family Promise or give to Jamie Haight on Sunday and she will deliver.


Young Life Golf Tournament

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Young Life's 12th Annual Golf Classic will be held at Cheechessee Creek Club on September 11th.  If you are interested in learning more about the golf tournament and how to sign up or become a sponsor contact thomas.joyner@ylhhb.com.  We will also have brochures in the nursery this Sunday.


Connect Sunday

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Join us this Sunday, August 19th, and learn how to get connected at Live Oak!  No Kid's Ministry this week.  Bring the kiddos and let them play in the bounce houses while you learn about discipleship & serving opportunities.  Be sure to check out the Compassion room to learn more about our compassion partners.  


Financial Peace University

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Financial Peace University starts on Thursday, September 13th at 6:30pm, at the Ministry Center.  Come and learn not only how you can start your emergency fund but how to live debt free!  Take control of your money!  Cost is $109/person or couple.  Scholarships are available, contact the church office.

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The Weekly (08.10.18)

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The Weekly (08.10.18)

Bluffton Self Help

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Don't forget to return your green bag this Sunday filled with pasta, pasta sauce, rice and/or canned fruit!  Let's restock the pantry shelves at Bluffton Self Help!  #recklessgenerosity


Connection Sunday

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Join us on Sunday, August 19th, and find out how you can get connected at Live Oak!  That morning everything will be different!  The Connections Cafe will have information on how to get involved in serving at Live Oak.  The Elementary room will have information on upcoming Bible studies, classes, house churches, and student ministry.  The Nursery will have information on all of our Compassion Partners and how you can connect with them.  The Preschool room will be a room for encouragement, kids can color placemats for our Kairos ministry and adults can write a note to our compassion partners.  Oh and the parking lot - Wow!  It will have bounce houses and Italian ice for the kiddos!  Join us at either service and find out how YOU can connect!  No kids ministry that morning.


Guest Lunch

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Our next Guest Lunch is Sunday, August 19th, at 1:00pm, at the Ministry Center.  If you are new to Live Oak, join some of our leaders for a free lunch, and get to know us a little better!  Families are welcomed!  Be sure to register!


Baptism Sunday

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If you are ready to take the next step in your faith and be baptized, we would love to celebrate with you!  We will have baptism Sunday on August 26th, at both services.  Contact us and we will schedule a meeting with one of our pastors to answer any questions you may have.


Launch Class

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If you are ready to become an owner (member) at Live Oak, our Launch Class is for you!  The next class is Tuesday, August 28th, at 7:00pm, at the Ministry Center.  Join Pastor Michael as he walks you through our history, beliefs, values, mission and vision.  You will have time to ask any questions you may have about Live Oak and also learn how to get connected through house churches, studies, classes, and serving.  Register below.


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The Weekly (08.03.18)

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The Weekly (08.03.18)

Family Beach Night

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Join the Middle and High School students and their families this Sunday for our last Beach Night of the season!  5:00 - 8:00pm at Burke's Beach.  Bring some food, games, or just come and enjoy the company!  Look for the Live Oak flag to the right when you enter the beach.


New Month, New Cause

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This month we are partnering with Soles4Souls to provide shoes to people who need them!  Your check-ins will help ship new and gently worn shoes to help individuals start and sustain small businesses to lift themselves out of poverty.  Every 10 check-in helps provide a pair of shoes to someone in need. If you want to learn more about Soles4Souls, you can check them out at www.soles4souls.org. The hashtag this month is #giveshoes.


Green Bag Sunday

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Don't forget to grab a green bag this Sunday and fill it with spaghetti, pasta sauce, rice, and/or canned fruit.  Help us restock the pantry.  #recklessgenerosity


Engagement Pathway

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If you are new to Live Oak and want to get connected, join us on our Engagement Pathway.  The next pathway starts on August 19th with a free guest lunch at the Ministry Center.  You can get more information on our app or website about each step on the pathway.


Connection Sunday

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Sunday, August 19th, will be different than any other Sunday at Live Oak!  Bounce Houses, Italian Ice, Connection Opportunities, and more.  Come and spend the morning learning specifics on how to get and stay connected!


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The Weekly (07.27.18)

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Open House

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Join us this Sunday for an Open House for the Bruchert family!  Light refreshments will be served at the Ministry Center starting at 1:00.  Stop by and share some encouragement, laughs and probably a few tears as we love on the Brucherts!


School Supplies

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Be sure to bring school supplies in for Bluffton Self Help on Sunday (last day to donate for this drive)!  Let's help start the kiddos off on the right foot this school year!


Engagement Pathway

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If you are new to Live Oak and trying to figure out how to get connected, our Engagement Pathway is for you!  The first step is our Guest Lunch on Sunday, August 19th, at the Ministry Center.  It's a free lunch for you and your family with some of our leadership.  It gives you a chance to get to know us a little better over a "no strings attached" free meal.

The next step is Baptism.  If you have are ready to own YOUR faith and would like to be baptized, we will have Baptism Sunday on August 26th.  Pastor Michael will hold a Baptism class at the Ministry Center on Wednesday August 15th at 7:00pm, to address any questions you may have regarding baptism.

The last step on the Pathway is our Launch Class on Tuesday, August 28th, at the Ministry Center at 7:00pm.  Pastor Michael will go over our beliefs, mission, values, and vision.  You will also learn about upcoming Bible studies, classes and serving opportunities.


Back to School Community Event

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Help is needed at the Live Oak sponsored craft table on Saturday August 4th. The kids will be doing sand art. You will be supervising and playing with the kids that come to the event. The event is at Oscar Frazier Park from 11:00 - 4:00. The day is broken up into 2 shifts. 11:00 - 1:30 or 1:30 - 4:00. If you have questions, contact Christy Long at clong@hargray.com.

 

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. Classes run about 90 minutes each week.

Financial aid is available, contact the office to apply.

Sign up today!


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The Weekly(07.20.18)

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The Weekly(07.20.18)

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Compassion is in our DNA at Live Oak.  We currently give about 12% of our budget to our compassion partners throughout the year.  We have both local and global partners.  Here's some updates on a few of our local partners.

Kairos Prison Ministry - The Spring walk was cancelled due to a statewide lockdown of all of the correctional facilities.  Recently the Ridgeland facility has started releasing their dorms.  It should take about a month to be back up to normal operations.  If all goes well the Fall walk will be November 8 - 11, 2018.

If you are interested in learning more about Kairos and how you can get involved there is a informational breakfast scheduled for August 4th at 8:30am at the Golden Corral in Bluffton.  You can also reach out to Andre Nougaret, Bob Keane, or Tony Daniels.

Young Lives - The moms, babies, and mentors left this week for camp in North Carolina!  This amazing place is filled with volunteers who are there for the soul purpose of showing these girls the love of Jesus through service, laughter and adventure.  They will hear the gospel from the camp speaker each night but will see the gospel as meals are prepared and served to them, their babies are loved and cared for, the activities are planned and executed with excellence.  This is expected to be the Best Week of Their Lives because our hope is they will head home with a new relationship with Jesus.  Will you keep them in prayer as mentors build relationships with them and earn the right to talk about deep, hard life issues and help these teen moms process who God is and how much He loves them?!?!  Will you pray for sweet peaceful rest for the babies as they are in a new place?  Will you join in praying for energy and stamina for the staff, volunteers, childcare workers and mentors?  Will you pray for open hearts and ears to hear for the teen moms?  Will you pray for incredible fun?!?!  

Family Promise - We just completed a full two week rotation with Low Country Presbyterian Church.  Thank you to all who volunteered to cook and serve meals and also to spend the night!

Family Promise is a nationwide program that assists homeless families with shelter, food, and job opportunities.  The portion that we are involved with in Beaufort County is shelter and food.  Nationwide Family Promise served over 4,000 families in 2017.  Of the 4,000 families, there were 8,000 children served.  Fifty nine percent of the families served found permanent housing after completing the program!  If you haven't participated in serving at Family Promise yet, make plans to help during our next rotation in October!  If you have questions contact Judy Frost!


Back to School

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Be sure to bring in school supplies for the month of July!  Let's help get the kids in Bluffton off on the right foot this year!  One out of 5 kids do not have access to basic school supplies because of their family's economic circumstances.  Studies have shown that kids without school supplies are more likely to have lower attendance rates, do poorly in school, and eventually drop out.  Let's make a difference again this year!  #recklessgenerosity


Back to SchoolCommunity Event 

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We are looking for volunteers to help supervise the sand art table at this year's Back to School Event at Oscar Frazier Park in Bluffton.  All supplies are provided and no craft skills are required!  There are 2 shifts 11 - 1:30 and 1:30 - 4:00.  If you can help be sure to register!  If you have questions, contact Christy Long at clong@hargray.com


Open House for the Bruchert Family

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Join us on Sunday, July 29th, at 1:00pm at the Ministry Center as we say Farewell to Kevin and his family.  Light snacks will be provided.  Everyone is encouraged to come and share your love for the Brucherts.  


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The Weekly (07.13.18)

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The Weekly (07.13.18)

Engagement Pathway

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


School Supplies

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Did you know??? 

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

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

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

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


Little Letters

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


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The Weekly (07.06.18)

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Family Beach Night

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

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

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


New Month, New Cause

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


Musicians Needed

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


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

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


School Supplies

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Did you know??? 

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

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

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

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


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The Weekly (06.29.18)

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The Weekly (06.29.18)

Volunteers Needed

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


Student Ministry

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

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

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


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


Summertime

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


Worship Team

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


School Supplies

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Did you know??? 

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

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

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

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


 

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The Weekly (06.22.17)

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The Weekly (06.22.17)

Snowbird Recap

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


Ladies Potluck

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


Summer Sermon Series 

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


Worship Team

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


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The Weekly (06.15.18)

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The Weekly (06.15.18)

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Update from Island Christian Church, Ukraine

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


Nigeria Mission Trip

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


Family Promise

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


This Sunday

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Ladies Potluck

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


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The Weekly (06.08.18)

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The Weekly (06.08.18)

Snowbird Camp

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


Nigeria Mission Trip

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


Family Promise

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


Ladies Potluck

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


Summertime

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

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


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The Weekly (06.01.18)

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The Weekly (06.01.18)

Boys and Girls Club Clean up

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

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

New Month, New Cause

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

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


Nigeria Mission Trip

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


Family Promise

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


Summer

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

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


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The Weekly (05.25.18)

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The Weekly (05.25.18)

Breakfast at the High Schools

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


Boys & Girls Club Clean Up

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


Germany Missions Trip

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


Volunteering at Live Oak

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

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


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The Weekly (05.18.18)

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The Weekly (05.18.18)

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


Breakfast at the High Schools

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

Items needed:

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

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


Boys and Girls Club Clean Up

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


Family Promise

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


Child Dedication

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

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


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The Weekly (05.11.18)

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The Weekly (05.11.18)

Green Bags

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


Mother's Day Brunch and Silent Auction 

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

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

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

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

Second Seating is 12:30 - 2:00pm

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


Child Dedication

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

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


Breakfast for the High Schools

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


Boys and Girls Club Clean up Day

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

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