It certainly will not be church as usual.
While most people are accustomed to gathering on Sunday morning for worship service inside the four walls of a church, members of Live Oak Church in Hinesville will go outside the sanctuary to have an upcoming worship service.
According to Tiffany King, youth-department volunteer at Live Oak Church, the outreach service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, at the Liberty County Recreation Department football field.
“We are always inviting people to come to our church, but this time we are going to go to them,” she said.
Attendees don’t have to dress up and should bring lawn chairs or blankets to be comfortable, King said, and lunch will be served afterward.
One of the fastest-growing churches in Liberty County, Live Oak Church members are active and visible in the community. It is a giving church that loves to sow into other ministries and projects locally and around the world.
“We are a multi-cultural house of worship comprised of people from all walks of life,” Senior Pastor Israel Aaron Cowart said. “Our goals are to meet the needs of Hinesville, Fort Stewart and the surrounding areas through relevant, effective ministry and various opportunities, such as preaching, teaching, praise, worship, outreach, small-group fellowship, discipleship, prayer, multimedia, dance and the arts.”
In addition to the Nov. 23 outreach, Live Oak Church sponsors several other endeavors to reach and connect with the community. The church’s annual “Rock the Lot Back 2 School Drive” provides students and parents with free dental screenings, free health screenings, free backpacks filled with school supplies and much more.
Live Oak also sponsors Operation Blessing at Thanksgiving, in which the church blesses families with everything they need for a Thanksgiving meal, including the turkey.
At Christmas time, the church reaches out to those in the community by helping with their Christmas wish lists. This annual outreach is part of the Christmas Wish List and Toys for Tots program.
Another program is the Joseph House, which provides food and clothing to people in need. It is open from 9-11:45 a.m. Tuesdays.
For additional information about the Nov. 23 service, call King at 912-271-2008 or the church at 876-8769 or go to liveoakchurch.org.