This Sunday June 14th, 2015 is National Ride Your Bike to Church Day. In conjunction with this day of two wheeling to your preferred house of worship, Celebration Church in Seymour TN is hosting the 1st annual Benefit “Poker Run” to benefit LIVE-IT. This spring and summer LIVE-IT has record numbers of groups from churches in Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky, South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, Indiana, and many other states as well as local churches who want to serve widows and orphans when they arrive in Sevier County. They come with open hearts and willing volunteers but frequently no budget to buy the needed materials and equipment to complete the projects they are serving on. Here is an opportunity to have some fun and help fund many needed projects in our community.
If you have a motorcycle or know of someone who has one, we encourage you to “Ride Your Bike To Church” this Sunday and then join us for the Poker Run. Oh and by the way…if you don’t ride you are still welcome to join us for the outdoor worship service, coffee and donuts and lots of great fellowship. Here are the details:
Registration starts at 9:00 am to 10:30 am (Coffee and donuts and lots of fellowship) For those bikers who ride to their church service and then join us, registration will be open until 11:15 At 11:30 am the “Poker Run” begins. (Questions about a poker run? Call us well be happy to give you the details. 865-604-4087) Prizes and final awards will be given out at 4:00 pm. (See poster below)
Celebration Church is located at: 10402 Chapman Hwy, Seymour TN
Have you submitted a volunteer application and never received a call to volunteer? Are you a widow or a single mom who needed yard work done (or had some other need) and “did” receive a call from LIVE-IT telling you we didn’t have enough volunteers to help you? If you answered “Yes” to either of these questions, you have experienced LIVE-IT’s challenge of connecting volunteers in our community to the needs in our community. In other words, you have experienced our lack of volunteer coordination. That’s why it’s with great excitement we announce Colleen Brackins as LIVE-IT’s Volunteer Coordinator. God has prepared Colleen for such a time as this, her talents in Event Planning, Networking, Connecting, and a concern for her neighbors in her community will undoubtably allow more volunteers to connect with needs in our community. Along with Colleen, her husband Dustin also has a passion for helping others in need. We are very excited about Colleen and Dustin as they work within LIVE-IT to
The numbers are staggering. People are communicating more and more using social media. In these days of reality TV (which really isn’t reality at all). we have decided to bring you the reality of what we see day in and day out. We are going to start posting the evaluations we do so you can see what we see. We also pray this will provide a format to find a project to get involved and “Love Your Neighbor”. Here we go. Horace and his wife need a roof.
Just sent some great pictures from a project last year. Thanks to all the teams who showed up last year to “Love Their Neighbors”!!
Early in the morning on Christmas Day, Regen left this world and all the pain in it, to join Jesus in a place of unimaginable joy and peace. In a recent interview with Dan Morris (Regen’s Dad), he encouraged all those who have been Rootin’ For Regen to help others as his son always did. He said;
While Regen was an excellent student, athlete and artist, Dan says he’s most proud of Regen’s heart. “He wanted everyone to have fun. He didn’t want to leave anybody out, so he would find that kid that was being left out and he would be the one to bring that person into the group.”
In memory of Regen, Dan has one last request of all those who have supported them.
“There are so many other people that are hurting with illness or other needs, so our message would be for people to help the next family, help the next person, because unfortunately there will be another and another and another, Dan said”
At LIVE-IT we have been blessed to have met Regen and the Morris Family, and we are committed to carry on Regen’s legacy of looking for the underdog, the lonely, the one who has needs not being met, those who need community, and bring them in. Regen loved his neighbor, and is now encouraging us to do the same. Regen is Rootin’ For Us. Let’s not let him down.
Better than a Groupon or Living Social. Buy one meal and help with a Single Mothers home repairs. Or better yet…Take the family to dinner and repair another families leaking roof. Want to know how???
Today, Thursday, November 21st…After 5 pm go to the Outback Steak House in Sevierville at: 611 Parkway, Sevierville, TN. LIVE-IT staff will be present to discuss upcoming projects and opportunities to LIVE-IT. Just by eating tonight at the Outback Steakhouse you will be supporting LIVE-IT Projects in the community. So…What..da..ya..say Mate?
Call for more details: 865-604-4087
The last post was the Mountain Press article regarding the project for a man who lost his family in a fire, had a traumatic head injury, and was living alone with no one to care for him. ACTUALLY NO! The article was about LIVE-IT and Keep Sevier Beautiful partnering together to clean up his property. But the “REAL STORY” is a man named Frank who is still alone with his two dogs when all the volunteers who came for the day go home. I do want to thank Pathways Church for sponsoring and sending lots of volunteers this past Saturday to Franks home to “make a difference”. At the end of this Saturday’s project day, Frank and I stood on his front porch looking at all had been done. His only question was “Have you found someone to live with me yet”. You see when it all comes down to it, we really don’t need things fixed…we need each other. The photos are below: