Who We Are

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Come As You Are at Liberty United Methodist Church means being in a relaxed atmosphere where you can come casual or decide to wear your Sunday's best; worshipping God with your family, friends, neighbors and guests; being lifted up by songs of praise; being inspired, encouraged and challenged, and enjoying good food and fellowship after a dynamic church service.

 

Come As You Are is an invitation to come without having to "dress up" your life and heart. If you're in a good place in life, we'll rejoice with you. If you come feeling battered by life, we'll hug you and pray with you, especially when you are experiencing life challenges and burdens.

 

After all, Jesus said, "Come to me, all of you who are tired and carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders. I'll give you rest." (Matthew 11:28) This is the Jesus we serve and the one we will introduce to you!

 

About Us Liberty United Methodist Church is a multi cultural, multi generational church located in Brentwood, Tennessee. We are a growing small congregation with a compassion for ministering and serving others beyound our walls and community. Our mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

 Ezekiel 40:29 (NIV)
Its alcoves, its projecting walls and its portico had the same measurements as the others. The gateway and its portico had openings all around. It was fifty cubits long and twenty-five cubits wide.
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"The Mission of Liberty United Methodist Church is to be a Family of Faith actively serving God and Neighbor"

ANNOUNCEMENTS

If you wish to meet with Pastor Felicia either on Sundays following the worship service or during the week, please call her, email her or send her a text message.  Pastor Felicia's number is 484-919-2114 and her email is:feliciakumar22@gmail.com.  Also, if anyone needs to be visited at home, Pastor Felicia will be glad to do so as well!

 

Community Women's Bible study will begin on Wednesday, September 18. We encourage all women who are available to check it out and be blessed. Also, extend an invitation to your neighbors, friends, family members and or co-workers. We will focus on "Sermon on The Mount" by Jen Wilkin. You may order your copy either on lifeway.com or amazon.com. Watch for more details!

 

If your child is interested in the Liberty Youth Group, please try to join us for dinner at the Leonard’s house on Sunday at 5:30.  Their address is 9322 Hannah Court, Brentwood, TN 37027.  Kids and parents are welcome.  We will discuss the options and preferences of a Youth Director for the program.
 
Charlene is cooking so please RSVP to get a headcount for food.
 Look forward to seeing you all there.

 

Room In The Inn

Kick-Off Open House

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

5:30-7:00 P.M.
705 Drexel Street
 
An event designed for
 
Volunteers, coordinators, and leaders from Room In The Inn (RITI),  Congregations interested in getting involved, anyone interested in learning more about RITI 
This year's event will include
A guided open house to help you learn more about RITI's programs and service. A chance to connect and share best practices with RITI volunteers from other congregations, an information session with staff members of RITI's residential programs, a free "store" of helpful supplies for your RITI program, & The first opportunity to register your congregation for the 2019-20 winter season

 

UPCOMING SERVICES

August 4th

10:00 am - Worship Service and Children's Church

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Maryland's Conowingo Hydroelectric Dam on the Susquehanna River is a great architectural achievement. We can drive across the Dam and see the high water on one side and the lower

level rapids and flow of water on the other. This dam was not built to contain a raging river and dam up the flowing river; it cannot fully stop the flow of water. Instead, it was built to harness the might of the river and produce electricity. Electricity is used by thousands of people around that river for power and light. We read that the Samaritan woman left her water jar and went to share her encounter with Jesus. The Samaritan woman forgot that she came to draw water from the well. She fully became conscious of that new wellspring of life that had risen within her, left the unfilled water jar by the well and hurried into the city. Jesus gave her water that was not in the well: She went away singing, and came back bringing others for the water that was not in the well. The Scripture says that many Samaritans from her city believed in Jesus because of the woman's powerful testimony! How can we receive the living water from Christ Jesus who's the River of Life that came down from heaven? We can't stop that river, instead, we are to harness it, by the power of the Holy Spirit, and be the salt and light to our community and be God's powerful and faithful witnesses!! Please prayerfully take time this week to read the entire chapter of John 4 and ponder on the following questions: John 4:28 states that the woman left her water jar behind at the well and went to tell others about Jesus.

How are we to take similar actions in our daily life?
• What might the jar look like in our own lives today?
• What are we to leave behind in order to share the Good News of God's unconditional love and the hope that we have in Christ Jesus?

August 11th

10:00 am - Worship Service and Children's Church

Administrative Council meeting on Sunday, August 11th following the worship service. All are welcome to attend!

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

At the wedding in Cana, it is interesting that Jesus waited until their resources had run dry before He performed the miracle. Only when the people came to the end of their supply were they ready to receive what Jesus had to give.  A Baptist minister and an author, John Piper, in an article entitled “The Present Power of a Future Possession,” said, “The cost of food in the kingdom is hunger for the bread of heaven, instead of the white bread of the world. Do you want it? Are you hungry? Or are you satisfied with yourself and your television and your computer and your job and your family?”  Likewise, the cost of the new wine that Jesus is offering is thirst. Are we thirsty? Do we want something more? If so, when we come to Jesus, we have come to the right place, for He is the God of abundance and life. He gives extravagantly. To receive this wine we have to come to Jesus with our thirst.  I believe Jesus calls ordinary people like you and me to do extra ordinary things to transform the world, just like Jesus transformed water into wine!!  However, as we come with our empty lives to be filled, we need to follow the instructions of Mary, the mother of Jesus who said: “Do whatever He tells you.” When we do that, transformation occurs and wonderful things begin to happen in our lives and in the lives of those we impact!  The wedding at Cana and the miracle of turning water into wine are inextricably connected to what God is doing in the world. It is linked to what God did in the beginning of world and what He will do at the end of the world, as we shall see.  So, in light of this awesome miracle, let us prayerfully ponder on the following questions as we move through this week:

·      Where do we need to see the hand of Jesus turning the ordinary things of our lives into extraordinary things?

·      Have we been looking for “out of this world” miracles and missing the little ways God wants to bless us?

·      Will we choose to live our lives for Jesus so He can work a miracle in us?

·      What areas of our lives seem like plain water right now?  How could Jesus transform that problem or situation?

 

August 18th

10:00 am - Worship Service and Children's Church

FOOD FOR THOUGHT                                                      Scripture:  John 6:1-14

In 1984, Mike and his family belonged to an East Coast church. One Sunday evening, the sermon was on sacrificial offerings, and a special offering was taken at the end of the sermon. The only money in Mike’s wallet was a $50 bill, which was supposed to buy a week’s worth of groceries for his wife, their five children, and himself. However, in a move of faith, Mike put the $50 bill in the offering. Then, after the conclusion of the service, the family went out to the parking lot to go home.  Within minutes, they joyfully returned to the sanctuary, and asked the pastor to come outside and see their miracle. Somewhat skeptical, the pastor accompanied them outside to their 20-year-old station wagon. Peering through the windows, he saw that the interior of the vehicle was completely filled with bags of groceries. Happy for the family, he remarked that someone had given them a huge blessing.  “You don’t understand, pastor,” Mike said. “Before service, I made sure that all the windows were rolled up and the doors were locked. I have the only key, so it must have been the Lord!” To which the pastor added, “Giving truly is the only key to God’s provision!”  (Mike had no family living in the area, and no one from the congregation ever claimed responsibility.)  This sounds very much like “Feeding of the Five Thousand” miracle where Jesus blessed the little boy’s lunch of five loaves and two fish!  Like the young boy, God wants us to bring what we have to Him.  The size, the quantity or the quality does not matter.  This boy gave his lunch, as meager as it was, to Jesus.  This lunch appeared to be insufficient in proportion to the number of people and this boy appeared to be insignificant among the multitude of people.  But what appeared to be insufficient and insignificant became sufficient and significant when they were placed in the hands of Jesus!!!  In fact, it was more than enough.  John 6:13 says, “Twelve baskets were filled with pieces of bread the people did not eat.”  Indeed, our God is God of abundance!  He gives lavishly!!  Here’s the reality…it’s not what we bring, but whom we are bringing it to.  God can do so much with just a little.  We often feel that our contribution to Jesus is inadequate, but He can use and multiply whatever we give Him, whether it’s our talents, our time, or our treasures.  So, as we move through this week, may we prayerfully ponder on the following questions:

  • What will we bring to God? 
  • Just like Mike and the little boy, are we willing to give whatever we have to Jesus? 

“Feeding of the Five Thousand” miracle is a reminder that Jesus is big enough to do what seems impossible. As you think about your life and what God is calling you to do, remember that Jesus is big enough to see you through the impossible situations in your life.  Make a list of impossible things in your life that you want to surrender to Jesus. The list might include the name of a person, who needs to believe in Jesus as their Savior, or a tough decision to make, a difficult problem to solve, or a dream to do something big for God and His Kingdom. Make a commitment to pray daily over your list!

 

 

"FUN IN THE SON"

With very hot days of summer that we experience, it makes sense to adopt some “fun ‘n the Son” survival strategy!  So, let’s take it easy and be cool as we will be blessed with the summer survival sermon series! This sermon series will highlight great Bible stories, give practical advice for summer activities, and most importantly, it will allow us to search the Scriptures for God's word and will for us - even in the midst of very hot temperatures!

SERMONS IN THE SERIES


JULY 14 FISHING - MARK 1:16-20 

JULY 21 ROAD TRIP - LUKE 10:1- 12

JULY 28 EXERCISE - 1 CORINTHIANS 9:24-27

AUG 04 HYDRATE - JOHN 4:7-15 

AUG 11 PARTY - JOHN 2:1-11  

AUG 18 PICNIC – JOHN 6:1-14

AUG 25 BACK TO REALITY - JOHN 21:1-14

There are flyers for the "Summer Sermon Series - FUN IN THE SON" are available on the table in the front as you enter the sanctuary. Please feel free to take one and share it with someone. This could be an ideal time to invite a friend, neighbor, co-worker or family member to come and join us for worship, especially if they are looking for a church family!

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Help with homework at Antioch UMC! 
Project Transformation is looking for caring volunteers to offer one-on-one homework and reading tutoring.
We ask volunteers to consider committing to one day per week.
All volunteers are asked to participate in a one-hour orientation session prior to service. (Sept-May, Mon-Thurs, 4-5:15p)
Upcoming volunteer orientation sessions are:
Wednesday August 21 at 4pm
Thursday August 22 at 5pm

Located at the Project Transformation office on the campus of Scarritt Bennet (1027 18th Avenue S)
Contact Taylor at davenport@pttennessee.org or 615-810-9620 with any questions.

 "SPIRITUAL FORMATION & SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES" 

VENTURING - BSA OPPORTUNITIES at Liberty starts in 2019. Venturing is an inclusive program through Boy Scouts of America for males and females aged 14-21 (or 13 and completed the 8th grade). It's operated through Venturing Crews, units of youth and advisors that meet on set schedules and plan activities and events for youth like you! Be on the look-out for more information.

Community Women's Bible Study at Liberty - Wednesdays at 9:30 am. The Sermon on the Mount by Jen Wilkins 

Men's Fellowship Ministry - Service Projects opportunities and Fellowship gathering throughout the year. Contact Dale Bartholomew db.bart@comcast.net 615-290-6496 for details and to sign up for service projects. This ministry is opened to all men or young men who are interested in worshipping God through service.

Al-Anon Meetings are held Mondays at 6:30 pm at Liberty in the Fellowship Hall. These sessions are open to anyone who has been impacted by someone with a drinking problem.

Youth Confirmation Classes held every second Sunday in the Fellowship Hall. 

Piano and Voice Lessons At Liberty - Now enrolling students ages 4-adult! What is offered: 

  • Private piano lessons (30 minutes or 1 hour)
  • Private voice lessons (30 minutes or 1 Hour)

Pre-school instruction is unique, as student actually learn to read music and play piano. Instruction catered to the interest of the child with the goal of becoming a well rounded musician. Music Theory and History incorporated in lessons Performance opportunities

About the Instructors:

Cassidy Gephart holds a Bachelor of Music from Belmont University in Commercial Music with an emphasis in piano performance. Along with her most recent instruction in jazz and other popular styles, she has a background and extensive training in classical music. She is dedicated to providing an enjoyable, formative experience and instilling a love for music in all of her students.

Arianna Hume holds a Bachelor of Music from Belmont University in Commercial Voice. Thanks to her private voices studies at Belmont, her regular experiences as a performing artist and session singer in Nashville, and her teaching background, Arianna now has a very well-rounded approach to teaching voice. In her studio, she strives to create a unique environment where each student is given the freedom to realize their potential and explore their own instrument, building th foundation needed to become a competent musician.

For Additional Information: Please contact Cassidy or Arianna by calling 859-750-8624 or by emailing cassidygephart@gmail.com Arianna Hume 703-577-5485 or email arianna.m.hume.gmail.com.

 

Our Youth Group is growing! Please consider signing up to provide a Sunday meal or come and fellowshipping with these amazing young people on Sunday evening from 5:30 - 7:30 pm.