We need YOU!

As I wrote about last week, life is not on pause and Live Oak is not on pause.

It’s looking more and more like we’re going to be doing church online for a while, in order to keep our members safe, as well as the essential workers who have to be around other people. The more we can stay at home, the less exposure they have.

So, just like before the great pandemic, Live Oak needs help so that we can offer the best worship services, religious education, social gatherings, and everything else that we do.

First, I want you to know this: we understand that we are living in an uncertain time, and we’re all trying to figure out how to live life in new ways. If you offer to help with something and then find out that your job is going to require even more overtime, or your child has an issue that takes up your time, we understand. Don’t be afraid to try something because you don’t know what life will be like two weeks from now.

Here are some of the immediate needs we have. Can you help out? If so, email minister@liveoakuu.org.

Sunday Tech: running the service is actually very easy, it just requires that you have high speed internet, both upload and download speeds. This is our most pressing need right now. If you can help — I promise, you won’t be locked into doing it every week! – please let me know. You’ll get our eternal gratitude.

Hymn Video creators: know how to use iMovie or another video editing program? We’ll send you the audio and the words!

Story video creators: same thing, but with storybooks, and maybe you can provide the audio.

Singers: Rebecca is putting together wonderful choir pieces, with individuals recording their parts and sending them to her for consolidation.

Instrumentalists: We need you for performance videos and/or audio, performing hymns, etc.

Readers: We occasionally have readings in the service. We’ll provide the words, you provide a video or audio of you reading the piece.

“Footage makers”: Have something beautiful around your home, like a fountain or flowers bobbing in the breeze? Take a 5-minute video and send it to me for use as a “motion background.”