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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 10:7 (NIV)
Then one of the cherubim reached out his hand to the fire that was among them. He took up some of it and put it into the hands of the man in linen, who took it and went out.
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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 29th

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

Admin. Council Meeting after Service

FOOD FOR THOUGHT                                                      SEPTEMBER 29, 2019

FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT - KINDNESS                                   2 Samuel 9:1-13

There is a wonderful story from the Jewish Talmud, which is a collection of instructive legends passed down through the ages.  This story tells how God decided where to locate the Holy City of Jerusalem and His Holy Temple.  It’s a beautiful story about two brothers, one who lived alone, and one with a very large family, and they shared a field and a mill, and each night they divided the grain they had ground evenly.  One day, the single brother thought that it’s not fair for his brother who has so many children to get only half of the grain.  So he began to secretly carry some of the grains to his brother’s silo each night.  Then the other brother thought to himself that his own children would provide for him during his old age but that his single brother had no one to care for him.  So he began to sneak some grain into his brother’s silo each night.  One night, the brothers met each other on the way to their secret acts of kindness, and realizing what was happening, they embraced each other in love!  God witnessed their meeting, as the legend says, and proclaimed: “This is Holy Ground.  This is where my Temple shall be built.”  This story may just be a legend, but certainly teaches us a lot about how we can show kindness to others in their times of need.  Also, it gives us an opportunity to pray for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that has been going on for a while.  It gives us a chance to pray for the Holy Land where Jesus was born, but unfortunately now the Holy Land is filled with chaos, confusion and violence.  Even so in our daily living, we come across people who are mean and unkind to us.  We face situations where we are treated unfairly.  So, what does God expect of us or require of us?  The Bible very clearly says not to repay anyone evil for evil but to overcome evil with good.  There’s no doubt that kindness puts us at risk but God expects us to develop kindness in our lives.  And there’s no doubt that kindness makes our faith credible.  As we move through the week, can we intentionally show kindness to others and prayerfully ponder on the following questions? 

  • What does it mean to clothe ourselves in kindness? What are some ways we can do that? 
  • Have you ever regretted not showing kindness to someone?
  • Do you think that kindness is more of an action or a lifestyle?
  • When we talk without thinking about what we’re going to say, is the result usually kind or unkind?
  • Do we take the time to think about whether or not our actions are kind? If not, is that something we want to start doing?
  • Do we think that others would describe our attitude as kind? Why or why not?
  • What are some ways that God has shown you kindness?
  • Do you think it’s possible to live an entire lifestyle full of kindness?
  • Have we ever withheld kindness from a friend or someone else? How does it make us feel to know that we are living contrary to God’s Word?
  • What are some ways we can practice kindness this week?

 

October 6th

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

World Communion Service

Annual Pumpkin Race after Service

FOOD FOR THOUGHT                                                              October 6,, 2019     

FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT - GENEROSITY                               2 Corinthians 9:1-15

In the latter part of the 17th century, German preacher August H. Francke founded an orphanage to care for the homeless children of Halle. One day when Francke desperately needed funds to carry on his work, a destitute Christian widow came to his door begging for a ducat - the ducat was a gold or silver coin used as a trade coin in Europe from the later Middle Ages until as late as the 20th century. Many types of ducats had various metallic content and purchasing power.  Because of his financial situation, he politely but regretfully told her he couldn't help her. Disheartened, the woman began to weep. Moved by her tears, Francke asked her to wait while he went to his room to pray. After seeking God's guidance, he felt that the Holy Spirit wanted him to change his mind. So, trusting the Lord to meet his own needs, he gave her the money. Two mornings later, he received a letter of thanks from the widow. She explained that because of his generosity she had asked the Lord to shower the orphanage with gifts. That same day Francke received 12 ducats from a wealthy lady and 2 more from a friend in Sweden. He thought he had been abundantly rewarded for helping the widow, but he was soon informed that the orphanage was to receive 500 gold pieces from the estate of Prince Lodewyk Van Wurtenburg. When he heard this, Francke wept in gratitude. In sacrificially providing for that needy widow, he had been enriched, not impoverished.  This is what God did for us that God so lovingly and generously sent His one and only Son into this world so that you and I and the entire world would be blessed with the joy of salvation and the hope and promise of eternal life!  What an awesome and indescribable gift that God has given us so lavishly.  And this is what the apostle Paul reminds us that “each of us must give not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver!”  So, as we move through this week, may we read and read the ninth chapter of Second Corinthians and prayerfully ponder on the following questions: 

 

·      What is meant by giving “grudgingly or of necessity”? When have you given grudgingly or of necessity?

·      What is meant by giving “cheerfully”?  When have you given cheerfully?

·      What factors determine if a gift is given grudgingly or cheerfully?

·      How are our blessings like seed (verse 10)? Who supplies it, and what happens when we use it properly?

·      What relationship did Paul anticipate resulting between givers and receivers (verse 14)?

·      Jesus spoke often about money. How can wealth stand in the way of following God’s will?

·      Do we believe in tithing?  Do we give one tenth of our time, talents and treasures that God has blessed us with?  Let’s remember that everything that we have is a gift from God’s mighty hands!

 

October 13th

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

 

October 20th

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

5:30 pm - Youth Group

 

October 27th

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

5:00 pm - Trunk or Treat

(In Partnership w/Bonbrook Subdivision)

 

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.