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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.

 Daniel 1:18 (NIV)
At the end of the time set by the king to bring them in, the chief official presented them to Nebuchadnezzar.
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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!

 

A nine-week video based Community Women's Bible study will begin on Wednesday, September 11 (10:00 -11:30 am) in the Fellowship Hall.  We encourage all women who are available to join the group 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 of the book either at lifeway.com or amazon.com.

 

FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT SERMON SERIES: “ONE FRUIT – 9 FLAVORS” based on Galatians 5:22-23 will begin on September 1, 2019 and conclude on October 27, 2019.  The fruit of the spirit is a physical manifestation of a Christian’s transformed life.  It is a biblical term that sums up the nine visible attributes of a true Christian life – Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Generosity, Faithfulness, Gentleness and Self-Control. When we are led by God’s Spirit, our lives begin to produce the “nine-flavored fruit” that characterize all who truly abide in God’s word.  Please spread the word around and 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!

 

UPCOMING SERVICES

 

September 1st

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

FOOD FOR THOUGHT                                                1 CORINTHIANS 13:1-13

There is not much you can do about it. Once you have been around it everybody else knows. It’s the red dirt of western Oklahoma. It’s caused by the iron in the soil that, after being oxidized, turns to rust.  It seems that nothing can erase or clean the stain from that red dirt on your shoes once you have walked there. If you have new shoes – everyone knows -- because they are not red ... yet. If you are from the city (OKC or Tulsa, for example) and you make your way into the western ranchlands everyone can tell "you’re not from these parts" simply by looking at the color of your shoes.  The contrary is also true; if you go to the city and are wearing shoes that you have previously worn out "out there" everyone knows where you are from.  It’s not a judgmental thing. The cities in Oklahoma are intimately connected to the ranches and open lands; no one thinks they are better or inferior; it is simply a recognizable and distinct line of differentiation. There is simply no getting around it. Godly love (Agapé) is like that too. It is such a contrast from the world’s love that it becomes immediately recognizable and "different." The world looks at the sacrificial, serving, grace-filled love of God and says "You’re not from around these parts”.  Godly love cannot be duplicated, at least not for long, it can be "faked" for a little while says the Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 13:1-3, but even the cover-up is evidence that it isn't Godly love.  When it has been poured into your hearts it cannot be hidden; that’s the nature of God’s love. It's just there and influences the lives of those it touches.  So as we move through this week, let’s re-read 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 and prayerfully ponder on the following questions:

  • When do you need the biggest reminder of God’s love? 
  • In your life, when are you most likely to leave love out and depend on yourself?  What is the result?
  • What does God’s love look like in your life right now?
  • Assess the different areas of your service to God. Think about where you spend your time and energies.
  • How are you depending on God’s love to fulfill your responsibilities? 
  • Are you leaving God’s love out in any area?

 

September 8th

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

FOOD FOR THOUGHT                                                                    John 15:1-11

Katrina Morgan grew up in a Finnish home in Maine, moved to Florida, and then to South Carolina, where she met Robert in college in 1973 and were happily married in 1976.  However, after giving birth to three daughters, in 1990, Katrina was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.  She has been confined to a wheelchair since then.  Katrina began the habit of morning devotions as a young adult in Florida.  Later, as a young mother, she would tell her kiddos to go to their rooms and play quietly while she had her quiet time with God.  Katrina tried never to miss her morning time with the Lord, for daily study of God’s word completely changed her life.  Katrina literally believes in Nehemiah 8:10 that assures us, “The JOY of the Lord is our strength!”  She’s thankful she had this habit firmly in place before she became disabled.  Now more than anything, Katrina depends on her morning times of Bible study and prayer to keep a JOYFUL and strong frame of mind!  This is what Jesus says in John 15:4-5, “Abide in me as I abide in you.  Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me.  I am the vine, you are the branches.  Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing.”  The fruit that we bear contains the nine virtues of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.  So, as we move through this week, may we prayerfully ponder on the following questions that would help our lives to be transformed? 

  • In the life of a Christian, what is the primary factor in determining the kinds of fruit – attitudes, actions, words that will be produced in life?
  • When Jesus says, “apart from me you can do nothing,” what is He talking about?  What things are impossible to accomplish apart from Jesus?   What eternal things are accomplished when we are connected to Jesus?

 

Jesus is the true vine, and our ultimate success in life is dependent upon our attachment to Him.  When we abide in Jesus and His word we are promised that fruit will be produced in our life. When we abide in Jesus and follow His commands, we have the promise of the FULL JOY of Jesus in our life. 

 

Perhaps this week, we can make a commitment to strengthen our attachment to Jesus. Possibly this week, with God’s help we can make a decision to obey His commands, study God’s word, meet together with other Christians for times of fellowship and prayer, and devote ourselves completely to Jesus. 

 

May we take the steps necessary to stay connected to the “true vine” Jesus, our Lord and Savior!  Let us allow God to prune away those things in our life (even good things) that are keeping us from bearing fruit.  Whatever our circumstances are, God will give us JOY when we spend personal time with Him in His word and prayer.  Also, it will give us physical and emotional strength for each day.  Certainly, it will help us to rise above any or all situations that we come across on a daily basis!  May God be with us this week as we draw closer to Him!!

 

September 15th

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

FOOD FOR THOUGHT                                                     SEPTEMBER 15, 2019

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let our requests be made known to God and the PEACE OF GOD that transcends all understanding, will guard our hearts and our minds in Christ Jesus!” Philippians 4:6-7 

An art contest was held to find “the perfect picture of peace”. The challenge stirred the imagination of artists everywhere, and paintings arrived from far and wide. Finally, the great day of revelation arrived, and the field had been narrowed down to just two paintings.  As a judge pulled the cover from first one, a hush fell over the crowd. A mirror-smooth lake reflected lacy, green birches under the soft blush of the evening sky. Along the grassy shore, a flock of sheep grazed undisturbed.  Surely this was the winner!  But…..when the second painting was uncovered, the crowd gasped in surprise.  A tumultuous waterfall gushed down a rocky cliff; the crowd could almost feel its cold, powerful spray. Stormy-gray clouds threatened to explode with lightning, wind, and rain. In the midst of the thundering noises and bitter chill, a skinny tree clung to the rocks at the edge of the falls.  But in that tree, a little bird had built a nest. Content and undisturbed in her stormy surroundings, she rested on her eggs. With her eyes closed and her wings ready to cover her little ones, she demonstrated peace that transcends all earthly turmoil.  Perhaps, we’ve been guilty of searching for the kind of peace in the first picture. But the problem is that IT JUST DOESN’T EXIST. Real peace - the kind in the second picture - is one that’s ready and available to us when we take shelter in the arms of our Savior.  Three times in our Scripture passage in John 20:19-29, Jesus tells the disciples Peace Be with You!   The Risen Christ, who assured the disciples of His mighty peace, continues to assure each of us and grants us His eternal and everlasting peace in the midst of all our situations that we go through in our lives.  As we move through this week, may we prayerfully ponder on the following questions:   

  • How do react when we are faced with challenges in our lives?
  • Do we lack peace in some areas of our lives? 
  • Do we have peace with God with Christ Jesus as our Savior? 
  • Do we have the peace of fellowship with a conscience that is void of offense?
  • Do we have peace at home, at our work places, with our neighbors, with each other and with our fellow believers?  Could we be peacemakers?

May our prayer always be that despite our circumstances, God would through Jesus Christ give us peace that transcends all earthly understanding! 

 

September 22nd

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

 

September 29th

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

Admin. Council Meeting after Service

 

October 6th

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

Annual Pimpkin Race after Service

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

 

 "SPIRITUAL FORMATION & SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES" 

LIBERTY LUNCH BUNCH
Our lunch dates have been changed to 1st Fridays of every month. Our next lunch will be Fri, Oct 4th. at Vanderbilt Legends Club, 11:30am. Everyone is invited. RSVP via text to:
Peg (615) 202-0461 or 
Sylvia (615) 427-8562

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 10:00 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.

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.