Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Girls' Sleepover

December 27-28th. Come on over to the Hathaway house at 8pm. We'll have a discussion about "Clothing yourself with humility: listening to rebuke." I'd like to tell you what the girls are doing at this sleepover but it is a closely guarded secret and boys are reading this so you'll have to come to find out. Pick up is at 11am the following morning.
What to bring: a snack to share, sleeping bag, pillow, cushion, ice cream topping, makeup.
Friends are welcome!
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Guys Sleepover

December 27-28th. The fun begins at 8pm at the block house at 11301 Liberty rd Owings Mills MD 21117. We'll have a devotion on "The chain of command: how to take it like a man." We'll have board games, video games, gym games, ping pong and foosball available. After a quick breakfast we'll be assembling for airsoft at 0800 hours. (8am) If you don't have a gun, we have extra. Pick up is at 1130 hours.

What to bring: a snack to share, sleeping bag, pillow, cushion, airsoft gun, ammo, eye protection.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Snow cancels Caroling

No events on Sunday December 20th.

Friday, December 11, 2009

X-Factor: Christmas Caroling

December 20th
This is one of the few times of year where its still socially acceptable to go around to neighbors' houses. It's more socially acceptable if you're singing in tune. It's more socially acceptable if you aren't dressed in tights and an elf costume. Please join us in spreading the good news of Christmas to Liberty's neighbors.

This event is open to anyone. Bring your family or friends or both to Liberty Church PCA 11301 Liberty road (meet at the block house) at 7pm on Sunday December 20th. We'll be walking around to the church's closest neighbors so bring a warm coat, a flashlight, and a dessert to share afterwards. We'll provide the song sheets and the hot chocolate. We should finish around 8:30pm.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

X-Factor: Christmas Party

White Elephant Gift Exchange

December 6th 2006 7-8:30pm Liberty Church PCA Block House (Bring a wrapped gift.)

Last year Ben walked away with this lovely heart-shaped crystal case. You could be a big winner too at this years Gift exchange. Just grab something that's laying around your house that you don't want anymore (or it could be something that you would want) wrap it up like a present and bring it to the X-Factor Christmas Party. I'm warning you our gift exchange can get a little crazy. There's no limit on how many times something can be "stolen" but there is a time limit... 30 seconds. So if you want that lovely heart-shaped crystal case... ask Ben to bring it back so that you can steal it.
We'll also be singing Christmas Carols and snacking on whatever yummy things you bring.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

X-Factor: Zombies!

You're in a dark abandoned church. You here the shuffling of zombie feet. You're armed only with...a tennis ball. You have only one shot. You run. You hide. Zombies! They're everywhere. You fire your tennis ball. It's stuns a zombie, but there's still more coming and no time to retrieve your weapon. You run. They catch you. Now there's one more zombie looking for survivors.
Come play Zombies with us on Sunday night.
Come to learn about who God is, His holiness and love.
Come to worship the living God who raises the dead to new life.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Wyld Life: Can you say "Free candy?"

Calling all middle school students, this friday, Nov. 13th 7-9pm at the Liberty Christian School gym (11301 Liberty road Owings Mills, MD 21117) We'll be playing games I guarantee you've never played before. And we'll be giving out free candy. So you've gotta come and bring your friends to find what other crazy stuff we've got in store for you.

Also we'll be talking about what to do when you feel like God wouldn't want you.

You gotta see it to believe it. So come out friday night, it's going to be a blast.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


Is there credible evidence for Jesus outside his biographies?
Does archaelogy confirm or contradict Jesus' biographies?

High school students will be discussing these topics as we gather at 1019 Cindy lane Westminster MD 21157 for FISH (Fellowship in Student's Homes.) And we'll be relaxing and playing games and having a bite to eat.

FISH meets from 7-9pm on Sunday night Nov. 8th. Please bring a friend.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Registration due for Mountain Fest Nov. 1st

Attention high school students! We're going to the WISP Resort in Deep Creek, MD Nov. 20-22...hangin' out, eating, singing, worshipping, playing, learning more about God, relaxing, hiking. Bring your friends, neighbors, cousins, or come by yourself and meet new people. We're going to have an awesome time finding out more about who God is and why we should care.

Cost is just $95! Money & Registration due Nov. 1st!

Guys will be staying and shooting at the Kitchens and ladies will be staying and playing at a Deep Creek lakehouse.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Fall Harvest Festival:Volunteers still needed

Liberty Church PCA invites you to join them in a night of free fun at the Fall Harvest Festival, October 30th 5:30-9pm in the Liberty Christian School gym located at 11301 Liberty rd Owings Mills MD 21117.

Children can choose from petting farm animals, playing games to win candy, riding on the hayride, jumping and sliding in a deluxe moonbounce, basking in the glow of a bonfire, or enjoying snacks at the concession stand.

Youth of all ages are welcome. Costumes are encouraged, but nothing scary please.

This event is totally free. And all proceeds from concessions go to support the Liberty Christian School 8th grade missions trip to Costa Rica.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

X-Factor: Chubby Bunny

Sunday, October 25th, 7-8:30pm at 11301 Liberty rd Owing Mills, MD Liberty Church PCA will host the first annual Chubby Bunny competition. Champions from grades 6-12 will be chosen to represent their grade in this nail-biting, marshmallow-munching extravaganza. If you don't know what Chubby Bunny is, you've got to come to find out. If you think you already know what chubby bunny is, we've got a few tricks up our sleeve so... you've got to come to find out.
As usual we'll have all our other fun things to do at x-factor like: Bond, Wii tennis, foosball, ping pong, basketball, skateboarding, jungle gym and swings =), and field games (football?)

Also, we'll be learning about God. This week we'll focus on God's deeds. You can't know much about a person apart from their actions so we'll be focusing on how what God has done, reveals who he is.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

F.I.S.H. at the Johnssons

Who: Highschoolers
What: F.I.S.H. (fellowship in student's homes)
Where: the Johnsson's house
When: October 18, 2009
Why: to have an evening of fun, fellowship, and learning

Please bring a snack or drink. Weather permitting there will be a bonfire. We will provide S'more supplies.

nota bene: As of October 12 the bridge across the reservoir from Nicodemus rd to Deer Park rd will be closed to traffic. Those from Baltimore county may want to use rt. 140 or rt. 32.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


That's Right! We'll be playing various football games under the lights! Wear your favorite jersey whether it's NFL, high school or college and come ready to play some football.

As always, X-Factor is open to 6th-12th graders, friends are welcome, it's from 7-8:30pm this Sunday Oct. 11th.

Oh and we'll be talking about God. This week we'll be talking about the roles of God: Creator, Warrior, Judge, Husband, and Father.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Volunteers Needed This Weekend!

What: Serve the City! We'll be staffing two projects: Nathan's house and Faith Christian Fellowship car wash. At Nathan's house we'll be hanging drywall, spackling, taping, painting, cleaning, and perhaps planting. At Faith Christian Fellowship we'll be washing, drying, cleaning, detailing, vacuuming cars, and interacting with Baltimore folks.
When:Meet at the church at 8am to split into the two groups. Return to the church by 6:15pm
Where: The Faith Christian Fellowship group will be working at 505 E. 42nd Street Baltimore, MD 21218 and Nathan's house is in Randallstown, coming from the west you take a right on Chapman and then a right on Colorado and it's the first house on your right. We will be meeting for dinner at the Virginia S. Baker Rec. Center at Patterson Park 27 south Patterson Park Avenue, Baltimore, at 4:30 for a celebration and catered Outback dinner.
Who: Youth, Families, drivers, friends, christians and non-christians welcome.
How Much: $10 suggested donation. Make checks out to "Chapelgate Presbyterian Church"
Why: Referring to himself, Jesus said, "The son of man came not to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many." And since the servant is not greater than his master, we too should come to serve and not to be served.
What else: Wear your "Serve the City" T-shirts if you have one. Bring a paintbrush, gloves, or a rag. Oh, and a bag lunch is already provided for you.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

x-Factor and Wyld Life Leadership

At 4pm Sept. 27th Wyld Life leadership will be meeting to plan our next club and learn about more about Young Life principles. We'll usually go from 4-6 and I'll feed you dinner if you're planning on staying for x-Factor, just let me know. We'll be meeting in the block house.

From 7-8:30pm Sept. 27th at the block house we'll be having X-Factor. 6-12th grade welcome, bring a friend, bring a neighbor. We'll be talking about the names of God (and your names too.) As always, we'll have foosball, ping pong, basketball, football, four-square, n64 and wii to play.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

F.I.S.H. at Blackburn's

High School only

Sunday 7-9pm 1415 Copper Beech ct. Eldersburg, MD 21784 for more info call 410-655-5466

We hang out, relax, maybe play a game, snack and discuss. This night we'll be discussing whether or not the New Testament documents that Christianity is based on are reliable. So come: devil's advocates and dissenters welcomed.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Badminton and Bolleyball!

Bolleyball is just like Volleyball but with a B.

That's a big Birdie!

What: X-Factor. You never know what we're going to do but we're always going to talk about the cross factor, how the cross of Christ factors into our lives as teenagers. We always have wii, n64, ping pong, foosball, basketball, soccer, football, skate boarding, ripsticking, but one night only we also have badminton and bolleyball, it's just like Volleyball but with a B.

Who: 6th-12th grade students. bring your friends.

When: 7-8:30pm Sunday Sept. 13th. (Note new earlier end time.)

Where: 11301 Liberty rd Owing Mills MD 21117, little white building beside the church

Why: Because it's a place where you can relax and be yourself, hang out, play games, and engage in a challenging discussion about God.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Wyld Life: Born in the U.S.A.

Hey Everybody!
Wyld Life is back with new leaders, new skits, new songs, new games and new talks. We'll be getting started this friday, September 11th from 7-9pm at LCS gym. Bring your friends. Bring your friend's friends. Bring your friend's friend's cousin's co-worker! If you're in middle school, you're welcome to join us for a night of games, skits, and learning the gospel!

Wyld Life is an international Christian group that focuses on walking with middle school students while being excited about the Gospel of Jesus.

I'd really like to explain Wyld Life club to you but you've really just got to come and experience it. Even if you're a parent wondering what kind of craziness is involved in an event with Wyld in the name, come on down and check it out. It all starts this friday, sept. 11th 7-9pm at the Liberty Christian School gym.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

2009 fall calendar

6th: 4-6pm Wyld Life Leadership
11th: 7-9pm Wyld Life
13th: 7-8:30pm X-Factor
20th: 4-6pm Servant Leadership
20th: 7-9pm FISH
27th: 4-6pm Wyld Life Leadership
27th: 7-8:30pm X-Factor

3rd: 8am-7:30pm Serve the City
9th: 7-9pm Wyld Life
11th: 7-8:30pm X-Factor
18th: 4-6pm Servant Leadership
18th: 7-9pm FISH
25th: 7-8:30pm X-Factor
30th: 5:30-9:30 Harvest Festival

8th: 4-6pm Wyld Life Leadership
8th: 7-9pm FISH
13th: 7-9pm Wyld Life
15th: 4-6pm Servant Leadership
15th: 7-8:30pm X-Factor
20-22nd: 5pm-4pm Mountainfest
29th: 7-8:30pm X-Factor

6th: 4-6pm Wyld Life Leadership
6th: 7-8:30pm Christmas Party
11th: 7-9pm Wyld Life
20th: 4-6pm Servant Leadership
20th: 7-8:30pm X-Factor: Caroling
27th: Sleepovers

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Last Pool Party of the Summer

Sunday, August 30th, 6-9pm at 1401 Buckhorn rd. Sykesville, MD. Families welcome.

Come on over to the Frampton's to experience a beautifully landscaped pool, fountain, and hot tub. We'll be grilling out for your dining pleasure so bring a snack or dessert and a couple bucks to cover cost. And don't forget: A modest bathing suit and towel always go well at a pool party.

Melissa will be giving her testimony. (and maybe Dave might say something too.)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

X-Factor: Super Soaker

Final X-Factor of the summer!
August 23rd, 7-9pm at the block house. 6-12th grade invited.

This week we'll be discussing Liberalism as a world religion. This is a great chance to hear some teaching on how to respectfully interact with friends and family from liberal churches.

Bring your own squirt gun, spray bottle, or bucket. We'll provide the water, the hoses, and the water balloons. Oh yeah, you might want to bring a bathing suit and towel though they aren't required. Also, don't forget to leave cell phones, ipods, netbooks at home for this one. They don't do so well getting wet.

Monday, August 10, 2009


What: to bring bag lunch or money for lunch, sunscreen, appropriate bathing suit, shades, flops, towel, (and if your parent isn't driving, $5 for gas and parking) 
Who: friends and relations Where: Delaware shores state park, towers rd parking lot, just south of Dewey. When: Meet at the church at 6am and return by 9pm.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Daniel Coulbourne and Greg Walker concert

8/8 at 8p.m. at the blockhouse.

Daniel and Greg have been collaborating their unique, god-inspired, indie, musique couture. It will be a sensory experience not to be missed. See http://www.phiinx.com/ for more information on the inspiration of this musical collaboration.

Greg Walker was a fellow follower of Christ, English major, music aficionado, and St. Mary's college student with me. Late nights would find Greg plucking his guitar and vocal chords whilst picking people's brains about their spiritual conditions. This guy has a incomparable passion and a unique musical gift. He offers both of these in submission to his savior as a sacrifice of worship.

Daniel Coulbourne is the eldest son of Craig and Ree, missionaries to Japan, currently residing in Liberty's missions house. Ever since arriving back in the U.S. Daniel has been using his musical giftedness to help God's people come and worship him. Daniel's artistic ingenue is matched only by his prophetic passion to challenge laccadaisacal Christianity.

This event isn't officially sponsored by the youth ministry but I thought it was worthy of note. The time and content of this event would be more for high school age youth and adults.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

X-Factor: Sardines

Come hang out with us. We're taking a look at world religions this summer and this week we're talking about Catholicism.

Afterwards, we'll play foosball, ping-pong, n64, wii, basketball, oh yeah and Sardines. In sardines, one person hides and then everyone else tries to find him. When you find him, you hide with him. Until there's a bunch of you packed in like sardines in one hiding spot.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

no small groups the week of VBS

Because we've had so much going on with VBS, Ceilidh Meadows Service Project, and more we're going to cancel small groups this week. Please continue to work on verse memorization. In fact, this week would be a good week for families to talk about the memory verse on Thursday night together.

We are still having X-Factor on Sunday night and we'll be talking about secular humanism. You won't want to miss this one because this world religion is the one that surrounds you in post-christian America.

Lord willing, we'll also be showing a slide show of the service project. As always it's 7-9pm on Sunday night at the block house.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Soccer/Movie Night

What: Soccer and a movie
When: July 1st, 6:30 PM - 9:45PM
Who: 9th-12th Grade
Where: Block House
What to bring: Yourself and a friend plus a snack or beverage to share during the movie.

Contact Jared Havener for more information
Email: jared.havener@gmail.com
Phone: 814-341-9726

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Summer Swimming Party

What: Pool party at the Donnelley's
When: Sunday, June 28th 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: 1942 Almond Dr. Finksburg 21048
Why: To fellowship with the youth and family and enjoy the summer!

Hot dogs will be provided but we ask that any person or family joining us bring one of the following items: beverage, dessert, or a side dish. Also, every pool party this summer we will be hearing a personal testimony from one of our youth leaders. This months testimony will be given by Jared Havener. Hope to see you there!

Monday, June 15, 2009

X-Factor: Kickball

Who: 6th-12th Grade students

What: Kickball. Lots and lots of kickball.

When: June 21st. 7-9pm.

Where: Block House & soccer field. 11301 Liberty Rd. Owings Mills 21117

What we'll be studying: This Sunday we'll be looking at the cultures and worldviews of Animists. Animism is a dominant belief system held by much of the world that we westerners typically know little about. Come join us as we discuss this outlook on life and its implications.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Ceilidh Service Project

There's always work to be done on the farm. If you're ready for a great time of fellowship and a chance to get your hands a little dirty come on down to the Hancock farm and join us as we do barnyard repairs. If you're able to join us contact Jared Havener (information below) as soon as possible. A roster is needed of who will be working so that plans can be made for purchasing supplies. If you're planning on working, you will need to submit a waiver form (available on youth bulletin board) and $5 to the church office. However, if you are unable to make it and still wish to help out, you can donate supplies. A sign up poster is hung by the youth bulletin board listing which supplies are needed.

Who: Anyone willing to serve!
When: July 13th-17th
Where: The Hancock residence, 3911 Gamber Rd. Finksburg 21048

Jared Havener
Email: jared.havener@gmail.com
Cell: (814)-341-9726

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

X-Factor: Wiffle Ball

Who: 6-12th grade students. If you're going into 6th grade next year...come on down.

What: Wiffle Ball! It's like baseball but you can hit the ball as hard as you want and not be afraid of breaking a neighbor's window. AND the ball moves slow enough that even Jared HAvener can hit it.

When: Hey, it's summer so we can go late, right? Sunday June 7th 7-9pm. We'll be done program at 8:30 so if you still have school you can go home earlier...if you want to.

Where: Block House as always! 11301 Liberty road Owings Mills MD 21117

Why: It's Summer!

Some religions make the claim that their god is the only way to experience eternal life in heaven. Others suggest that there are in fact many gods who require our worship. Moreover, there are others who infer that there are actually a multitude of avenues by which people can make it to heaven. What does the Bible have to say about this dilemma? Join us at X-Factor as we take a look at some of the world's most prominent religions. An overview will provided of each religion's beliefs with a focus being place on these religious worldviews and what the Bible has to say about them.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Summer Small Groups


Who: Students from 6-12th grade will meet in four small groups: older guys, younger guys, older girls, and younger girls. With leaders: Nick, Todd, Dave, and Jared. Annie, Carrie, Melissa, and Becky.
What: We’ll be memorizing scripture, studying purity, holding one another accountable, and praying for one another.
When: Thursday nights from 7:30-8:30pm June 11th-August 27th
Where: Guys at the Carbacks 1491 Rack point dr. and Girls at the Vances 1488 Rack point dr. Finksburg
Why: To pursue purity and holiness because the Lord our God is pure and holy.
In this order, memorize a verse before coming to small group.
1. Holy as I am holy 1 pet. 1:14-16 As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, since it is written, "You shall be holy, for I am holy."
2. Confess your sins 1Jn 1:8,9 If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
3. Flee temptation Body a Temple 1 Corinthians 6:18-19a Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God?
4. Temptation, a way out… 1 Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
5. Resist the Devil James 4:7,8 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
6. Abstain from sexual immorality 1 Thes. 4:3-5 For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor, not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God;
7. no crude talk Eph. 5:3-4 But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints. Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving.
8. Guys’ Lust Matt. 5:28,29 But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart. If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body be thrown into hell. Girls’ Clothing 1 Tim. 2:9-10 likewise also that women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly attire, but with what is proper for women who profess godliness--with good works.
9. Guys Proverb Pro 5:20,21 Why should you be intoxicated, my son, with a forbidden woman and embrace the bosom of an adulteress? For a man's ways are before the eyes of the LORD, and he ponders all his paths. Girls’ Proverb Pro 31:30 Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised
10. Do not be unequally yoked 2Co 6:14 Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?
11. Divorce Matthew 19:4-6 He answered, "Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, 'Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh'? So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate."
12. Homosexuality 1 Cor. 6:9-10(11) Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Final F.I.S.H. of the year

High School students, you're invited to the final F.I.S.H. (fellowship in students' homes) of the year. We're going to be discussing an issue raised in this book "The Reason for God." Should the Bible be taken literally? Join us for a great discussion, good conversation, and sweet eats. Bring a friend.
Sunday May 31st 7-9pm at 14757 Addison Way Woodbine MD 21797

Friday, May 8, 2009

X-Factor: Ultimate Frisbee

Who: Students grades 6-12
What: We'll split into four teams to play a fast-paced Ultimate Frisbee tournament. In Ultimate you try to get the frisbee from one side of the playing field to the other. You can't run with the frisbee so you've got to pass it. If you drop it, the opposing team gets possession. You don't have to shoot to score, all you have to do is cross into the end zone and make a catch there.
When: May 17th 7-8:30pm
Where: 11301 Liberty road Owings Mills MD 21117 On the soccer field.
Why: To have fun and get some exercise and see your friends, oh and to hear about what God is doing in the world.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

a great time together

Our weekend activities started off on thursday at 1 pm when some of us began fasting so that we might gain an understanding of what it's like to go hungry. Then we broke our fast together on Friday night at 7pm with many thanks to Melissa, Jody, Dianna, Sue, Annie, and others who put together a wonderful breakfast for us. Then we celebrated Daniel's birthday with a delicious cake from Mrs. Coulbourne. We then retired to the block house for an awesome preview from "Adventures in losing ourselves" artists Daniel and Greg. After sharing with us some of the songs they've been writing they led us in a time of worship where even Presbyterians could lift their hands up. Thanks Greg and Daniel.

Then the majority of the night was taken up by playing TRIBE, a series of games and interactives that helped us realize the plight of hungry children in the Amazon region of South America. We "crossed the Amazon" to experience what some children have to undergo to get to school, we unscrambled words to discover exactly what they're teaching parents in clinics to help prevent children dying. We played "Peligro" to empathize with the dangers these children face on a daily basis. We played "food grab" to emulate what it might be like to try to get food everyday when you don't know where you're getting it from. We played futbol, crab futbol that is, to experience one of the only joys many of these kids in poverty know. We read a story and actually took a reading comprehension test in order to learn more about the plight of real kids in South American desert highlands. Then we played a version of hide and seek where a member from each tribe was elected to represent the "shining path rebels." In South America there are millions of internally displaced refugees due to violence. As we were doing all these things at each step of the way we were looking at scripture to see how Jesus empathized with us, to see how Jesus provide hope for us, to see how Jesus provides daily for us, and to see how Christ's humility moves us toward humility.

Then we retired to our respective sleeping berths for the night and woke up early the next morning to a warm breakfast (thanks Becky and Melissa,) before setting out on two more adventures. The girls went with Ms. Karin down to the Christian Community Center in Baltimore to play with and minister to some inner city girls. Thank you Tom Homans for providing this opportunity.

The guys meanwhile joined up with youth and men from Bowie, Annapolis, Hanover, Frederick, Laurel, Westminster, and College Park to play airsoft. We did recon, take the high ground, valley run, Stage Coach, Ambassador evacuation (and Terrorist detonation,) and protect the captain. Thanks to Buck for helping me come up with the scenarios and to Bob, Tom, Doug, and all our other officials for helping us have a safe set of games. Guys, we were trying to teach you some realities about warfare, not least of which was doing it in the rain. Thanks for being good sports.

And I was having too much fun to take any pictures. But I thought I'd let you know what happened because when you ask your youth they might be too tired to tell you what actually happened.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Air Soft Battle Royale

The battleground

On May 2nd, 0800-1130 hours three churches and countless men and youth will descend upon the grounds of 11301 liberty rd. Owings Mills MD 21117 for an Airsoft Battle Royale. This will be our biggest Airsoft event yet with new scenarios, new squads, new risks, and new terrain. Don't miss out on this once a year event.

What to Bring: Airsoft gun, Airsoft ammo, Eye protection, Waiver form, and friends and family you'd like to shoot at.

Don't be late. We start at 8am sharp. Meet at the block house, the little white building behind the church.

This event is open to guys middle school age and older. Please have your parents sign the waiver before you come.

Name of sponsoring organization: Liberty Church PCA

Address: 11301 Liberty rd Owings Mills MD 21117 Telephone: 410-655-5466

Name of sponsor’s coordinator: Nicholas Hathaway Telephone: 443-286-5886

Description of activity:

  • Playing Airsoft in the woods behind the church

Date(s) and location of activity: May 2nd 2009 8-11:30am at 11301 Liberty rd. Owings Mills MD 21117

Participant Information (To be completed by participant or authorized guardian)

Name of participant:

Name of parents/guardians:

Address: Telephone:

Name of emergency contact:

Telephone (Day): Telephone (evening):

List allergies or medical conditions:

Is sponsor authorized to approve medical treatment? Yes No

Is participant covered by personal/family medical insurance? Yes No

If yes, name of insurer:

Policy or group number:

Participation Agreement

I acknowledge that participation in the activity described above involves risk to the Participant (and to Participant’s

parents or guardians, if Participant is a minor), and may result in various types of injury including, but not limited to,

the following: sickness, bodily injury, death, emotional injury, personal injury, property damage and financial damage.

In consideration for the opportunity to participate in the activity described above (the “Activity”), the Participant (or

parent/guardian if Participant is a minor) acknowledges and accepts the risks of injury associated with participation

in and transportation to and from the Activity. The Participant (or parent/guardian) accepts personal financial

responsibility for any injury or other loss sustained during the Activity or during transportation to and from the

activity, as well as for any medical treatment rendered to the Participant that is authorized by the Sponsor or its agents,employees, volunteers, or any other representatives (collectively referred to hereinafter as the “Activity Sponsor”).

Further, the Participant (or parent/guardian) releases and promises to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the

Activity Sponsor for any injury arising directly or indirectly out of the described Activity or transportation to and from the Activity, whether such injury arises out of the negligence of the Activity Sponsor, the Participant, or otherwise.

If a dispute over this agreement or any claim for damages arises, the Participant (or parent/guardian) agrees to resolve the matter through a mutually acceptable alternative dispute resolution process. If the Participant (or parent/guardian) and the Activity Sponsor cannot agree upon such a process, the dispute will be submitted to a three-member arbitration panel for resolution pursuant to the rules of the American Arbitration Association.

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(Participant and/or ALL parent/guardians if participant is a minor)

30 hour famine

Right now, more than 840 million people around the world don’t have enough to eat. Annually, more than 9 million children under the age of five die from disease and malnutrition as a result of hunger. But world hunger is 100% preventable. Are you ready to be part of the solution?

This May, we will be joining the efforts of hundreds of thousands of young people all over the nation who will set aside the usual “stuff” that fills our daily lives. Instead, we “WILL STARVE FOR FOOD” – the theme for World Vision’s 30 Hour Famine this year -- by going without food for 30 hours to get a taste of what the world’s poorest children and families face everyday. Prior to the event weekend, we will raise funds with the knowledge that every $30 we raise can help feed and care for a child for a month. We will also being encouraging canned food donations too.

To participate pick up donation packets from Liberty Church PCA and get sponsors. We will begin our fast at 1pm on Thursday April 30th. After fasting we will gather at Liberty Christian School’s gym at 11303 Liberty rd. Owings Mills, MD at 7pm on May 1st to break our fast together over a meal. Participants will be asked to bring a canned good as the price of admission. Afterwards we’ll be engaging in several games to build hunger awareness. We’ll be calculating how much money was raised to help feed the hungry and then spending the night at the church and school.

Funds raised by 30 Hour Famine participants help feed and care for children in poverty-afflicted countries around the globe. Additionally, a portion of funds raised support World Vision’s efforts to assist families in need in the United States. 30 Hour Famine funds contribute to World Vision’s response in areas where famine, conflict, and other crises make children vulnerable to hunger and preventable disease. Since 1992, 30 Hour Famine has raised more than $118 million, representing countless saved lives. World Vision works in 100 countries, helping approximately 100 million people every year.

For more information and to pick up a donation packet contact Nick Hathaway at 410-655-5466 (office) or 443-286-5886 (cell)

X-Factor: Handball

Sunday April 19th 7-8:30pm Come play a game you've never played before, "Handball." Before there was basketball, there was...Handball.

In Handball you try to throw a micro-soccer ball into a hockey goal sized net protected by a goalie in a gym.

You may only hold onto the ball 3 seconds or 3 steps and then you must dribble it, pass it, or shoot it. You may not enter the crease. You may not charge. You may not foul. You may not set an illegal screen. You may...have lots of fun playing a game you've never played before.

Tourney play in teams of 6, first team to 3 goals wins.

We'll be playing handball in the gym and then talking more about how to interpret the bible.

Spring and Summer Calendar

19th: Communicant’s class begins
19th: 4:30pm Servant Leadership
19th: 7-8:30pm X-Factor: Handball
26th: 4:30 Wyld Life Leadership
26th: 7-9pm F.I.S.H. at Blackburn’s

1st: 7pm 30hr Famine Break-fast sleepover
2nd: 8-11:30am Airsoft Battle
8th: 7-9pm Wyld Life
10th: Mother’s Day
10-17th: Nick on Vacation
17th: 7-8:30 X-Factor
21st: 8pm Youth Advisory Meeting
22-23rd: Susquehanna Family Camping
23rd: Baltimore Rescue Mission 9-2pm
24th: 9:30-10:30am Parent’s Meeting
in Fellowship Hall
24th: 12:30-2pm Baccalaureate in
fellowship hall then New Sanctuary
31st: 7-9pm F.I.S.H. at the Cote’s

7th: 7-9pm X-Factor
13th: 12:30-6pm Adventure Park USA $27
15th-20th: Nick at General Assembly
21st: 7-9pm X-Factor
28th: 6-9pm Pool Party at Donnelly’s

5th: 7-9pm X-Factor
13th-17th: VBS and Service Project
19th: 7-9pm X-Factor
26th: 6-9pm Pool Party at Vance’s

2nd: 7-9pm X-Factor
7th-11th: Wyld Life Camp Rockbridge
16th: 7-9pm X-Factor
22nd: 7am-8pm Beach Trip
30th: 6-9pm Pool Party at Frampton’s

Keep an eye out for summer small group information.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Wyld Life Luau

Put on your hawaiian shirts we're having a luau! We're going to be playing all kinds of ridiculuous games some of which may or may not involve pool noodles. :D

Come one, come all. Bring your friends. we'd love to hang with you.

6-8th graders welcome from 7-9pm on april 3rd at Liberty Christian School 11303 Liberty rd

Monday, March 30, 2009

X-Factor: Reservoir Beach

Sunday April 5th.
Take a walk with us down to the reservoir (which once was a river.) We'll be competing and worshipping at the reservoir beach. Come at 7pm. We'll start heading down to the reservoir at about 7:15. If you're late, just follow the old liberty road down to the edge of the river.
Don't forget: bring a jacket, comfy shoes, and a flashlight. Pick-up is at 8:30pm.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

X-Factor: Capture the Flag

Come Join us this weekend, Sunday night at 7pm for an awesome outdoor game of Capture the Flag. We'll have snacks, worship and a talk after.
Also, don't forget to sign up for "Serve the City." We'll be going downtown to blitz Baltimore with service. Churches from around the Baltimore region are going to be descending on Baltimore to serve it's socks off! We'll be meeting at the church at 7am to drive down to Baltimore. We'll be cleaning up and hanging out at the Christian Community Center. Then we'll rendevous at the Helping Up mission for a dinner, worship and testimony time. We'll be getting back to the church around 8pm. Suggested donation is $10 for dinner and a t-shirt. Anyone can come! Sign up this weekend at church or email me: thehathawayhome@gmail.com

Sunday, March 15, 2009

No FISH tonight. Capture the Flag on the 22nd!

There is no FISH tonight.

Next weekend on Sunday we have are having X-Factor, please invite your friends to come play Capture the Flag with us at 7pm.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Summer Youth Intern

So you need a job this summer. You love ministry and are just waiting for a church to figure that out and pay you for it. Well, that's where Liberty Church PCA comes in. You've got the gifts we've got the opportunity. You'd be working with a recent seminary graduate, Nick Hathaway who is a youth pastor at Liberty Church, PCA. Liberty is a kind and generous country church seated on a picturesque property abutting the pristinely wooded Liberty Reservoir. We are just a half an hour away from Baltimore and an hour away from D.C. Come check out our website to find out more http://www.libertychurchpca.org/, or friend me on facebook.
You'd be working with youth from 26 families trying to live out an intentionally biblical youth ministry. You'd be charged with figuring out how your particular gift mix and personality can bless and grow God's people in this particular context. You would be given training in 9 different areas. Please pick up a job description and application from the office. Look, we'll pay you well, and give you flexibility to use your gifts in this context. What more could you ask for? Travel, vacation, and expense account? Okay sure. Call Nick at 410-655-5466 or email me at mailto:thehathawayhome@gmail.com

Spring Charge

You charge your cell phone (almost) every day, how often do you charge your soul?

"Everybody has their own interpretation of the bible." True. But is there a correct interpretation of the bible? Is there a correct way to read anything? Yes. So let's try to figure out how to read the bible correctly. Oh, and let's do it together, at a house on the water, with good food and fun games. So come March 6-8. It's only $50!
Get your $25 deposit and registration form in by March 1st. Spaces are limited.

What to Bring: Bible, notepad, pen, sleeping bag (or sheets) & pillow, layers of clothing, towel, toiletries, and $5 for dinner. (Optional: fishing pole or board game)
What Not to Bring: Game Systems, Chickens, Cellphones, Kittens, Ipods, Alpacas, and Airsoft Guns. (I know you love them, but they’ll be there when you get back.)

Where to meet: 11301 Liberty rd Owing Mills MD 21117 at 5pm to return at 2:30 pm

Registration Form

Medical Insurance Information:
Emergency Contact:
Allergies, Dietary Needs, Medications:

I, the undersigned Parent/Guardian, hereby authorize my child(ren) _________________
to attend Spring Charge, May 6-8 2009. In the event of an emergency, I understand that all will be done to contact me. However, if I cannot be reached, I give permission to the physician selected by the group leader to hospitalize, secure proper treatment for, and to order injections, anesthesia, or surgery for my child. Therefore I release Liberty Church PCA and their agents or employees from any claim I may have as a result of my child being injured on said event.

Parent Signature Date


"You can't run but can hide."
Come to X-Factor from 7-8:30 sunday March 1st for an all out MANHUNT. We'll be splitting into two teams to play hide and seek all over the Liberty Church PCA grounds. Wear warm clothing, shivering gives away your position. Listen for the "Olly, Olly, Oxen-Free" call or you might be left hiding long after the game is over. Warning: don't hide in the woods; what might happen to you is unmentionable.