Did you know that every week Pastor Eric creates a Family Chat on our app that you can use to engage your kids regarding the sermon as well as the lessons they had in Kid's Ministry? The goal of this tool is to help faith conversations become a more natural part of your family times. Hopefully you are all using this already! If not check it out and keep the conversation going on Sunday afternoons. If you are using the tool, let Pastor Eric know what you think about it or if you have a great story to share about your experience send him at email at Eric@liveoakcc.com.
Green Bag Sunday
This month we are collecting cloth, reusable grocery bags. While this may seem strange, it is a definite need at Bluffton Self Help. Recently Beaufort County announced that plastic bags will be banned. While that is probably a good idea, it truly impacts food banks in the county. Effective April 1, BSH will no longer use plastic bags. Clients will be given cloth bags to reuse. So let's help them get this initiative started this month!
Part service project, part competitive adventure race, with a healthy sprinkling of St. Patrick’s Day FUN and LAUGHTER! Join Live Oak Students on March 17th for a 12 hour blitz we’re calling simply “12 ’til 12.” We will start at the Live Oak Ministry Center and end up at Station 300 for Galactic Bowling. Where we go in between will remain an intriguing mystery. But rest assured, we will do more good and have more fun than should be humanly possible in a matter of 12 hours. You just don’t want to miss this event, so sign up today! Cost: $20/per person.
Please note the 30 Hour Famine has been cancelled. If you already registered and want to attend this new event, contact Pastor Eric at Eric@liveoakcc.com. The cost is the same.
Holy Week at Live Oak will begin with Sacred Spaces. The themes for the 3 days are: Recognizing Your Need for God, Seeing Yourself as Worthy, and Cost - Paid. Come and spend the 3 evenings leading up to Easter in prayer and worship.
Soles 4 Souls
Speaking of Easter, every Easter Live Oak collects shoes for Soles 4 Souls! Last year we collected a little over 800 pairs. We can do better than that this year! Start collecting now and ask your neighbors if they would like to donate. We take shoes in any condition, new to completely worn out and everything in between!
Every day children are prevented from attending school, adults are unable to work. Walking becomes unbearable. A new pair of shoes provides relief in many developing nations around the globe, in times of disaster, and helps bridge the economic gap in the United States and Canada.
In many developing nations, walking is the primary mode of transportation. Every day millions are exposed to unsanitary conditions that lead to diseases such as hookworm, threadworm, “jiggers” and podoconiosis. These diseases may lead to sickness, even death. They also keep children out of school leaving them without an education and continuing the cycle of poverty.
With your help, we can provide a life-changing solution: a good pair of shoes.