Thursday, December 16, 2010

Dec. 22nd Family Christmas Caroling

December 22nd meet at 7 pm at Liberty Church PCA. Everybody and anybody is welcome.

We'll walk around to the houses that surround Liberty Church singing some carols to our neighbors. This is one of the few times a year when its still socially acceptable to go calling on our neighbors. And we want to say a little thank you to these folks for being good neighbors to us. Finally we'll return to Liberty for some hot chocolate. I think we'll finish around 8:30pm.

Guys Overnight

Middle and High School guys: assemble at 1600 (8pm) at 11301 Liberty rd. Owings Mills MD on December 28th. Bring your sleeping bag, eye protection, airsoft gun, and ammo.

We will commence with hand to hand combat training immediately upon arrival in the gym. We will be using boxing gloves and boffing weapons.

This will be followed by a debriefing on how the gospel applies to soldiers.

Next you may choose between honing your combat prowess in a black ops tournament in the block house or honing your battle strategy with a game of Warhammer Fantasy Battle.

At 0100 soldiers will report to their bunks.

At 0800 the next morning we will conduct several airsoft operations in the woods surrounding the compound. If you are a non-combatant you may play board games in the block building.

Pick up is at 1100 hours in the morning.

RSVP to Nick by December 27th 443-286-5886.

Bring a friend, we do have some extra airsoft equipment.

Girls Sleepover

Play Games. Eat Snacks. Stay Up Late.

Middle and High School girls, you're invited to the Melissa Kitchen's for a sleepover on Dec. 28th 8pm til Dec. 29th 11am. RSVP to Melissa (443) 340-5391

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Rake Leaves! Wyld Life Leadership! Christmas Party!

Leaf Raking: We are blessed... To be a blessing. So let's be a blessing to some of the single women in our church by raking their leaves. Come to the church at 8am and bring your rake. We'll tackle about 4 lawns: Ann Doggett, Pauline Rudy, Cathy Scheuch, and Mary Lou Reed. We should finish up around noon or faster depending on our skill and speed. =)

Wyld Life Leadership: Meet at 4pm at the block house to plan for our Wyld Life on Dec. 10th. Skit ladies, bring your ideas. Music guys, bring your ideas (and guitars.) Game genies, bring your ideas. Casey and Sarah bring your artistic license for a flier. We'll also hopefully be getting some leadership training.

X-Factor Christmas Party: 7pm at NICK's HOUSE! Bring a wrapped gift, good or bad, new or used for our gift exchange. You're also welcome to stay to watch the Ravens game, kick-off at 8:20.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

X-Factor: the body

Come join us for X-Factor. We call it X-Factor because you never know what we're going to be doing, (games, mixers, skits, competitions) so you have to come find out. But there is one thing that you know we'll always be doing: talking about how the cross (X) factors into our lives.

This event is for middle and high school students who just want to hang out with their friends and praise God on Sunday night. It's for those who want to go deeper in their faith by learning what the Bible teaches about certain topics, in this case, what the Bible says about how the church is like a body.

We meet at the block house, the little white building, at Liberty Church PCA 11301 Liberty rd. Owings Mills, MD 21117. The block house has Wii, N64, ping pong, foosball, board games and comfy couches, and right outside we have a basketball court and soccer field (and swings =).

We meet biweekly from 7-8:30pm on Sunday nights. We meet this sunday Nov. 21st.

Why come? Maybe you think you're fine just being a Christian on your own, you don't need anybody else, you're not a fan of organized religion, or Jesus' fanclub. Maybe you think you don't need to do "church" unless it entertains you. We will talk about how the scripture addresses those concerns.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Come to F.I.S.H. at the Kraus House

Who: High School students and friends

When: 7-9pm Sunday night

Where: 5804 Hanna Rd. Sykesville MD 21784

What: We’ll be hanging out & discussing Jesus.

Why: Because He’s awesome! Oh and bring a snack or drink to share.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

X-Factor: 4 on a couch

We’ll be playing “FOUR ON A COUCH” guys vs. girls.

6th -12th graders come to Liberty Church PCA’s youth group. We call it X-Factor. It happens biweekly, 7-8:30pm on Sundays. We meet in the block house where we have foosball, ping pong, Wii, and classic N64 games, or basketball and soccer outside.

Nov. 7th We'll be worshipping, reading the Bible, and asking “How is the church like a bride?

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Serve the City: $20 wear your shirt if you have one!

Hey gang it's Serve the City time. That means it's time to get together with youth from all over the Baltimore area to go get our hands dirty.
(optional) 7:15am: meet at Liberty church PCA to carpool into Baltimore
8am: meet at Roosevelt Park Rec. Center 1221 W. 36th street in the City for light breakfast, morning kick-off, and to pick up our boxed lunches. If you don't have a T-shirt pick one up. Please bring your $20 donation to this.
9am: Depart to Samaritan Women's Project located at 526 and 600 South Chapel Gate lane Baltimore MD 21229. Park at Regional Institute for Children and Adolescents parking lot. We'll be helping rehabilitate a building that will be used for transitional housing for young women. (either that or working on creating a community garden)
12noon: Depart to Christian Community Center of Baltimore (where we've been before) in order to help clean up an alleyway and hang out with the inner city youth.
4pm: Depart Christian Community Center and return to Roosevelt Park for OUTBACK dinner and closing ceremony.
5:30pm: Arrive at Liberty Church PCA to be picked up by parents.

Fall Harvest Festival

This Friday from 5:30-8:00pm we'll be hosting a great party for kids at Liberty Christian School and we need your help.

Please consider coming to help from either 4:00-6:30pm or from 6:30-9:00pm. We need your help running games (like basketball shoot, soccer score, beanbag toss, dart gun, squirt gun, football throw, for little kids so that they can win candy. We need help distributing the candy, helping kids create bags and cookies. We need help face-painting.
This is an awesome chance to reach out to the community, over 300 people have come in the past and we present the gospel. Please consider inviting some friends or relatives that have little kids.
We'll have games for candy prizes, facepainting, bag decorating, a moonbounce, a petting zoo, a bonfire, and lord-willing a hayride and hay maze.
Get something to eat at the concession stand and all proceeds will go toward the Costa Rica Missions trip.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

X-Factor: Haunted House

6th -12th graders come to Liberty Church PCA’s youth group. We call it X-Factor. It happens biweekly, 7-8:30pm on Sundays. We meet in the block house where we have foosball, ping pong, Wii, and classic N64 games, or basketball and soccer outside.

Oct. 17th “How is the church like a haunted house?” from Eph. 2

Invite a friend...unless you're scared.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

F.I.S.H. at the Johnssons

10.10.10 Sunday night 7-9pm High Schoolers, come to the Johnssons to hang out and get training in how to share your story and the gospel with friends. Friends are welcome. Feel free to bring a scrumptulescent snack.
Address: 2622 Deer Park rd Finksburg MD 21048-2212

Thursday, September 30, 2010

X-Factor: Vampires

How is the church like a coven of vampires? Come to X-Factor this Sunday from 7-8:30pm at the block house in order to find out. Bring friends. Bring a Bible. Bring a snack if you want one.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Are you reading your Bible?

Here are the reading assignments to spur you to read through God's word.
High schoolers: read through a chapter (or more) a day, 5 days a week
Middle schoolers: read through half chapter a day, 5 days a week
High schoolers are reading from the Old Testament whilst Middle Schoolers are reading from the New Testament.
Each date signifies the sunday before you should start reading the following chapters.

Sept. 12th Job 1,2,3,4,5

James 1:1-18, 1:19-27, 2:1-13, 2:14-26, 3:1-12

Sept. 19th Job 6,7,8,9,10 (skipped some here)

James 3:13-18, 4:1-12, 4:13-5:6, 5:7-12, 5:13-20

Sept. 26th Job 38, 39, 40, 41, 42

Revelation 1:1-8, 1:9-20, 2:1-11, 2:12-29, 3:1-13

Oct. 3rd Psalms 1&2, 3&4, 5&6, 7&8, 9

Revelation 3:14-22, 4:1-6, 4:7-11, 5:1-8, 5:9-14

Oct. 10th Psalms 10, 11&12, 13&14, 15&16, 17

Rev 6:1-8, 6:9-17, 7:1-8, 7:9-17, 8:1-5

Oct. 17th Psalms 18, 19, 20, 21, 22,

Rev. 8:6-13, 9:1-11, 9:12-21, 10:1-7, 10:8-11

Oct. 24th Psalms 23&24, 25, 26, 27, 28&29

Rev. 11:1-14, 11:15-19, 12:1-6, 12:7-17, 13:1-10

Oct. 31st Psalms 30, 31, 32, 33, 34

Rev. 13:11-18, 14:1-13, 14:14-20, 15:1-4, 15:5-8

Nov. 7th Psalms 35, 36, 37, 38, 39

Rev. 16:1-16, 16:17-21, 17:1-9, 17:10-18, 18:1-13

Nov. 14 Psalms 40, 41, 42&43, 44, 45

Rev. 18:14-24, 19:1-10, 19:11-21, 20:1-6, 20:7-10

Nov. 21th Psalms 46&47, 48, 49, 50, 51

Rev. 20:11-15, 21:1-8, 21:9-27, 22:1-5, 22:6-21

Nov. 28th Psalms 52, 53&54, 55, 56, 57&58

Romans 1:1-17, 1:18-32, 2:1-11, 2:12-29, 3:1-20

Dec. 5th Psalms 60&61, 62&63, 64&65, 66&67, 68

Romans 3:21-31, 4:1-12, 4:13-25, 5:1-11, 5:12-21

Dec. 12th Psalms 69, 70&71, 72, 73, 74

Romans 6:1-14, 6:15-23, 7:1-6, 7:7-25, 8:1-17

Dec. 19th Psalms 75&76, 77, 78, 79, 80

Romans 8:18-39, 9:1-18, 9:19-33, 10:1-13, 10:14-21

Dec. 26th Psalms 81&82, 83, 84, 85, 86&87

Romans 11:1-24, 11:25-36, 12:1-8, 12:9-21, 13:1-7

Jan. 2nd Psalms 88, 89, 90, 91, 92&93

Romans 13:8-14, 14:1-12, 14:13-23, 15:1-13, 15:14-33

Jan. 9th 94, 95&96, 97&98, 99&100, 101&102

Romans 16:1-16, 16:17-27, Galatians 1:1-10, 1:11-24, 2:1-10

Jan. 16th Psalms 103, 104, 105, 106, 107

Galatians 2:11-21, 3:1-14, 3:15-29, 4:1-20, 4:21-31

Jan. 23rd Psalms 108, 109, 110&111, 112&113, 114&115

Galatians 5:1-15, 5:16-26, 6:1-10, 6:11-18, Ephesians 1:1-14

Jan. 30th Psalms 116&117, 118, 119, 120&121, 122&123

Ephesians 1:15-23, 2:1-10, 2:11-22, 3:1-13, 3:14-21

Feb. 6th Psalms 124&125, 126&127, 128&129, 130&131, 132

Ephesians 4:1-16, 4:17-32, 5:1-21, 5:22-33, 6:1-9

Feb. 13th Psalms 133&134, 135, 136, 137&138, 139

Ephesians 6:10-24, Philippians 1:1-18, 1:19-30, 2:1-18, 2:19-30

Feb. 20th Psalms 140&141, 142&143, 144, 145

Ephesians 3:1-11, 3:12-21, 4:1-9, 4:10-23, Colossians 1:1-14

Feb. 27th Psalms 146&147, 148, 148&150, Proverbs 1, 2

Colossians 1:15-29, 2:1-15, 2:16-23, 3:1-17, 3:18-25

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Fall Calendar


3rd: 4pm Wyld Life leadership at the block house

3rd: 7-8:30pm X-Factor

8th: 5:30pm Music seminar 7:30pm Indelible Grace Concert at Covenant of Grace $10

8th: 7-9pm Wyld Life at Liberty Christian Gym

10th: 7-9pm F.I.S.H. at the Johnsson’s

17th: 4pm Servant Leadership at the Hathaways

17th: 7-8:30pm X-Factor

29th: 5-8:30pm Fall Harvest Party at Liberty Christian Gym

30th: 8-4:30pm $20 Serve the City


7th: 4pm Wyld Life leadership at the block house

7th: 7-8:30pm X-Factor

12th: 7-9pm Wyld Life

14th: F.I.S.H.

21st: 4pm Servant Leadership at the Hathaways

21st: 7-8:30 X-Factor


5th: 4pm Wyld Life leadership at the block house

5th: 7-8:30pm X-Factor

10th: 7-9pm Wyld Life

12th: 7-9pm F.I.S.H.

19th: 7pm Christmas Caroling at the church

28-29th: Sleepovers

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Sunday night from 7-8:30 we'll be having X-Factor, which is an awesome time of fun, games, worship, and teaching for 6th-12th grade students.

We'll be talking about how the church is like a pack of zombies. I'll give you a hint, it has something to do with baptism. Intrigued? Come find out more this sunday night.

We'll also be playing an old favorite game called "Zombies" in the church, where you try to survive a zombie attack in the pitch dark armed only with a tennis ball.

Bring a friend, bring a snack. BRING A BIBLE!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

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

7-9pm this sunday at 2608 Amanda ct. Woodstock, MD 21163

High schoolers only. Come hang out. Bring a snack to share. We'll talk a little about what the gospel is, how it changes life and what it's like to share it with others.

Thursday, August 19, 2010


We will be having our last X-Factor of the summer this Sunday from 7-9pm @ the Blockhouse!
We'll be playing "Minute-to-Win-It" games, we'll have some music and we will hear from some of our very own Youth Group about "service" along with finishing up our summer talk series...
Come one, come all, bring a friend, hitch a ride, carpool, walk, ride a bicycle, a motor cycle or a unicycle...We don't care how you get there, we just hope that we see you there!

Guys Airsoft Campout

Arrive at 3911 Gamber rd. Finksburg, MD 21048-2516 at 7pm.
After mess at your own location we'll be setting up camp at fort Hancock at 1900.
Bonfire will commence around 2000.
We'll set up positions for airsoft the following morning.
Various outdoor games will ensue.
What to pack: flashlight, snack, canteen, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, airsoft gun & ammo (if you have one), eye protection, tent (if you have one.)
Breakfast will be provided and served at 0700.
Airsoft will commence at 0800. Rendesvous for pick up at 1100.
Rally the troops. Call in your reinforcements. Invite a friend.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Last Pool Party of the Summer

Where: 1401 buckhorn rd Sykesville MD 21784

When: Sunday August 15th 6-9pm

What: Pool Party and BBQ, so bring a modest swimsuit, towel, and a side or dessert. We'll provide the large basin full of water, hot dogs, buns, plates, and drinks.
Who: If you're going into 6th grade or if you've already graduated high school and everyone in between, you're invited.
Why: We do things in order to get to
gether. Also the Ron and Sue Carback are going to be sharing their story. You don't want to miss this.

Also don't forget we have small groups this thursday. Guys: 2 Corinthians 9:6-8 Girls: check your bulletin. And we're continuing studying church history in family sunday school.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Small Groups

This Thursday Night...
The Girls will be meeting at the Vance's
The Boys will be meeting at the Carback's
Both houses are on Rackpoint Drive Finkburg, MD 21048
Questions? Call: 443-547-0051

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Come join us for ULTIMATE SOCCER and other games
this Sunday from 7-9pm @ the BlockHouse!!!
We will start with Ultimate Soccer and then play some other games, so we need your input!
Bring running shoes and any game ideas...See you there!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


Pool party this Sunday (7/18) at the Vance's...
When: 6pm
Where: 1488 Rackpoint Drive Finksburg, MD 21048
What to bring: A modest bathing suit, a side dish/desert and a friend or two...
*We will provide hotdogs and the Vance's will be giving their testimony ...See you there!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

x-Factor: Minute to Win it continues

Sunday July 11th 7-9pm X-Factor: Minute to Win it. If you're going in to 6th grade or leaving 12th, you're invited to come to another exciting X-Factor where you never know what's going to happen but we're always going to tell you about how the cross factors into your life.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Beach trip this Saturday 6am-9pm

When? Be there 6am sharp! We'll leave by 6:15am because there's going to be alot of traffic on the fourth of july weekend. We'll be returning at 9pm to the church.
What to do? Call or message Nick if you're coming so we can make sure we have enough seats for everybody.
Who can come? This is a family event, so bring the whole crew, bring a friend, bring a neighbor.
What to bring? Sunscreen, MODEST swimsuit, Money for dinner, breakfast and lunch in a bag (or more money to buy it; there's a snack bar) and other beach paraphenalia (we may not be able to bring everything but we can try.) If you're driving there's a $3 toll for the bridge and an $8 parking fee.
Where? Meet at the church and we'll carpool to Delaware Seashore state park between Bethany and Dewey beaches. It's the big concrete cylinders on the seaside.
Why? To enjoy God's creation and encourage one another.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

X-Factor and Car Wash

X-Factor Sunday June 27th 7-9pm at the block house

Summer X-Factors are awesome! For one thing they're longer. For another they have some new and improved worship that you're going to want to experience. Dave Tracht is going to be talking about Service. We're going to be hearing various testimonies. And we're going to play whatever game you want to play.
If you're
going into 6th grade or leaving 12th...come on down and bring a friend.

Also we need your help with the carwash to benefit the Chattanooga Missions Team. Please either bring your car by between 9-12 in the morning this saturday, June 26th or come and volunteer beginning at 8am in the morning.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Summer Small Groups Thurs. nights 7-8pm

Girls grades 6-12 will be memorizing verses on contentment meeting at the Vance’s 1488 Rack Point dr Finksburg, MD.

Memorize a verse each week to recite it on Thursday night.

Philippians 4:11-13 Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. 12 I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. 13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Philippians 4:6-8 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. 8 ¶ Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

Psalm 139:14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.

Matthew 20:28 even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many."

Colossians 3:12-14 Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, 13 bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. 14 And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.

Hebrews 13:5 Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, "I will never leave you nor forsake you." AND Psalm 119:14 In the way of your testimonies I delight as much as in all riches.

Ephesians 5:15-17 Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.

1 Peter 5:6-7 Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, 7 casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

Jeremiah 17:7-8 "Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose trust is the LORD. 8 He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit."

Psalm 77:11-14 I will remember the deeds of the LORD; yes, I will remember your wonders of old. 12 I will ponder all your work, and meditate on your mighty deeds. 13 Your way, O God, is holy. What god is great like our God? 14 You are the God who works wonders; you have made known your might among the peoples.

Habakkuk 3:17-19 Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls, 18 yet I will rejoice in the LORD; I will take joy in the God of my salvation. 19 GOD, the Lord, is my strength; he makes my feet like the deer's; he makes me tread on my high places. To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments.

Guys grades 6-12 will be memorizing scriptures on stewardship meeting at the Carback’s 1491 Rack Point rd Finksburg.

Memorize a verse each week to recite on Thursday night.

Genesis 1:28 And God blessed them. And God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth."

Exodus 20:9-10 Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your male servant, or your female servant, or your livestock, or the sojourner who is within your gates.

1 Chronicles 29:11-12 Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O LORD, and you are exalted as head above all. 12 Both riches and honor come from you, and you rule over all. In your hand are power and might, and in your hand it is to make great and to give strength to all.

Proverbs 3:9-10 Honor the LORD with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce; 10 then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine.

Proverbs 10:4-5 a slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent makes rich. 5 He who gathers in summer is a prudent son, but he who sleeps in harvest is a son who brings shame.

Matthew 6:19-21 Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Luke 12:15 And he said to them, "Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions."

Luke 16:10-11 10 "One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much. 11 If then you have not been faithful in the unrighteous wealth, who will entrust to you the true riches?

Acts 4:32 Now the full number of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things that belonged to him was his own, but they had everything in common.

2 Corinthians 9:6-8 the point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. 7 Each one must give as he has made up his mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 8 And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.

1 Timothy 6:9-10 9 But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.

1 Thessalonians 4:11-12 and to aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we instructed you, 12 so that you may live properly before outsiders and be dependent on no one.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Pool Party schedule change

1) This Sunday June 6th immediately after church we'll be having a cookout to welcome our new intern, Dave Tracht, and the upcoming 6th graders. Please RSVP to church with numbers. Bring a side, we'll provide the hot dogs, buns, and paper goods.

Date Changes

2) Pool Party is now on June 13th from 6-8pm at the Vance's 1488 Rack Point drive Finksburg, MD 21048. Those entering 6th grade all the way through our recent graduates are welcome. Parents are welcome to stick around as always. Bring a side, we'll provide the hot dogs, buns, and paper goods.

Each pool party we'll be hearing from the parents of someone in the youth group. They'll share with us how God has worked in their lives. They weren't always parents and they were once youth, believe it or not, and they've got some great stories to share about God's grace.

This pool party only we'll be kicking off our summer theme: Minute to Win It. There will be competitions all summer long to see who can "win it in a minute." Featuring games like: Caddy stack (pictured above,) bobblehead, buckethead, card ninja and many more. Prize giveaways!

3) No X-Factor on June 20th. I'd forgotten that it's father's day.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Parents Meetings and X-Factor

May 27th at 8pm at the Hathaways, parents are welcome to join us for a YAM, Youth Advisory Meeting. We'll be discussing how this past year went in youth ministry at Liberty Church PCA and strategizing for the year ahead. This meeting will be in preparation for...

May 30th at 9:30am in the New Sanctuary parents are welcome to join us as we go over what's in store for the summer youth program and share prayer requests and pray for the youth of the church.

May 30th at 7pm We'll be having X-factor, playing a fun game, worshiping God, and talking about how heaven shapes our understanding of what it is to be human.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser May 15th 6-7pm

Come listen to the sounds of classical guitar that you might hear as you walked through the streets of Venice. Come smell the garlic bread, mozzarella and meatball marinera. Come experience the warm hospitality of a Tuscan trattoria.

We need your financial support and you need to eat! So come to the Chattanooga Fundraising Spaghetti Dinner. We’d also love a chance to serve you.

RSVP to the church by Thursday. Bring your checkbook.

We have hope for healing for the inner city. We’ll be working with a gospel-centered group Hope 4 the Inner City fixing up houses, learning, leading VBS and sharing the gospel.

Brought to you by the Chattanooga Mission Team 2010.

Friday, April 30, 2010

X-Factor: Soccer

Sunday May 2nd, 7-8:30pm at the block house
We'll be playing soccer and asking the question "Who Am I?" And looking at the what the bible says about people who have been redeemed by Christ.

Wyld Life leaders, we'll be meeting from at the block house from 4-6pm to plan our upcoming Wyld Life club and hear from Mr. Andy more about how to be a wyld life leader. We'll enjoy a lasagna dinner following our meeting.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Game Night

This Sunday 6-8pm Middle and High school students are invited to come on down to the block house, basketball court and soccer field for a night of fun, relaxation and competition. If you have any questions, contact Melissa Kitchen.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Acquire the Fire: May 7-8th $50 due May 2nd

You've got to come to this! It's a chance for you and your friends to hear the good news in a powerful and invigorating way. 5 Concerts featuring: Unhindered, Lecrae, Abandon, Stephanie Smith, and The Almost. Ron Luce and Mike Guzzardo will be among those who speak to us. They're engaging speakers who have spoken to over 200,000 people annually just at Acquire the Fire events. You'll experience heavenly worship as we get to praise God with a huge host of thousands of teenagers filling 1st mariner arena.

Meet at 5pm at the church and we'll carpool down to 1st mariner arena. We'll be hanging out together Friday night, spending the night at Liberty church, and then going back down to Baltimore all day until we break at 9:30pm. We should arrive back at church at around 10:45pm.

All this plus dinner, breakfast, lunch and dinner again for just $50. RSVP and get your money in to Melissa by may 2nd. You'll need to bring a change of clothes, a sleeping bag, toiletries, and any spending cash for merchandise. Optional: cell phone, bible (they project the scripture they're preaching from and they give you pamphlets and pens.)

This is a great chance also to invite friends to hear the gospel in a powerful and engaging way. For middle school and up, Parents are welcome.

Act quickly, spaces are limited.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

X-Factor: Ultimate Frisbee

April 18th 7-8:30pm Come play ultimate frisbee, worship the ultimate god, and hear about the ultimate FAIL. 6th-12th graders welcome.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

April 10th Work Day (work half day to be precise)

8am-11:30am at Nate's house (directions below) Families welcome.

Let's get together and do some work at Nate's house. Chores are so much more fun when they're with friends.

We'll be taping, painting, cleaning, and planting at Nate's house. If you're coming from the Eldersburg area take Liberty road east and then take a right on Chapman (just after Colonial Baptist church and Liberty Ford) then take your first right on Colorado. His house is the first on the right. If you're coming from Randallstown, take a left on Chapman and then a right on Colorado.

What to bring: Dust masks and paint brushes (as in the picture) and masking tape or blue painter's tape. We'll provide the donuts and we'll finish before lunch.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

F.I.S.H. Did Jesus really die? Did he really rise?

7-9pm Sunday night, March 28th

We'll be discussing theories about whether Jesus really died on the cross or whether he just swooned. We'll be discussing the evidence for his resurrection as well. Bring a friend.

High school students only.

Also at 6pm the Chattanooga mission team will be meeting at Nick's to begin work on support letters. Please bring your address lists.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

X-Factor: N1NJ4

We'll be playing a vicious new game called Ninja: easy to learn, difficult to master. It's a safe and fun game WHERE YOU GET TO HIT PEOPLE! And try out your best ninj-isms like: "I'm so ninja you don't even know I'm ninja." "Don't make me go all ninja on you." "Who ninjed my ipod?" and "Careful, you are within roundhouse range." and of course the ubiquitous "Hi Yah!"

We'll also be talking about what it is to be human. One of the most important questions we can ask and answer is "Who am I?" So, if you're a 6th-12th grader, come to X-Factor 7-8:30pm this Sunday, March 21st at the block house. Bring a snack, bring a friend, and bring your ninja skills.

Oh and if you are a wyld life leader, we'll be meeting at the Carback's at 4pm for wyld life leadership. Please bring your bible and a dessert to share.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

30 hour famine: starving to feed the hungry

The event: Meet at the block house at 8pm on Friday night, February 27th. We'll play TRIBE games like last year to build hunger awareness. Then we'll have free time to play games and then go to sleep. In the morning we'll wake up and have devotions, play a game, and then make lunches to take down into Baltimore to feed the hungry. We'll carpool into Baltimore to drop off sandwiches at two locations. Then we'll come back to church to play a couple more games and then make our own dinner which we'll eat at 6pm in the Fellowship Hall. You can be picked up anytime after 6pm.

What to bring: Your donation packet, your own donation (if you have one,) a sleeping bag and pillow, any games you want to play.

Doing the Famine: We will start fasting at 12 noon on Friday and go 30 hours until 6pm on Saturday. This means only drinking water. If you need to do a modified fast for health reasons you can modify it accordingly. But be prepared to pack your own food and eat it in private so that we'll be less tempted to steal all your food away. =)

Getting Donations: You can still get donations by taking your famine packet and tellling neighbors that every day 26,000 children die of preventable causes like hunger that we're fighting to prevent. Make checks payable to World Vision. And people can donate online after you set up your participant page at Your group account number is 83504100.

Friday, February 19, 2010

F.I.S.H. Did Jesus really qualify as God? as the Jewish Messiah?

High School only
February 21st 7-9pm at the Byrd's 10201 Harvest Fields Dr. Woodstock, MD

So if God is God wouldn't he be omnipotent, omnipresent, and omniscient?
Jesus claimed to be God yet he said himself that there were things he couldn't do and things he didn't know. So does Jesus really qualify as God or is he just a demi-god? Jesus also claimed to be the Jewish Messiah yet the vast majority of Jews today think nothing of Jesus.

So come and hang out. Join the discussion. We'd love to hear your thoughts.
Invite a friend.
Bring a Snack.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

recommended readings

Each date lists the readings for the upcoming week. (So Jan. 31st would list the readings for the feb. 1st-5th) If you're in middle school follow along in the New Testament. If you're in high school follow along in the Old Testament. These will be posted in the bulletin but I just wanted to get them out there in case people missed a sunday. High schoolers, I strongly urge you to read along because we won't be able to cover everything in sunday school and you may feel a little lost without these readings. Questions? please don't hesitate to call.

jan. 31st 2 sam. 17-21

1 cor. 10:14-33, 11:1-16, 11:17-34, 12:1-11, 12:12-31

Feb. 7th 2 sam 22, 23, 24, 1 kings 1, 2

1 cor. 13:1-13, 14:1-25, 14:26-40, 15:1-34, 15:35-58

Feb. 14th 1 kings 3,4,5,6,7

1 cor. 16:1-21, 2 Cor. 1:1-11, 1:12-2:4, 2:5-17, 3:1-18

Feb. 21st 1 kings 8,9,10, 11,12

2 cor. 4:1-6, 4:7-18, 5:1-10, 5:11-21, 6:1-13

Feb. 28th 1 kings 13,14,15,16,17

2 cor. 6:14-18, 7:1-16, 8:1-15, 8:16-24, 9:1-5

March 7th 1 kings 18,19,20,21,22

2 cor. 9:6-15, 10:1-18, 11:1-15, 11:16-33, 12:1-10

March 14th 2 kings 1,2,3,4,5,

2 cor. 12:11-21, 13:1-14, 1 Thessalonians 1:1-12, 2:1-16, 2:17-3:13

March 21st 2 kings 6,7,8,9,10

1 Thess. 4:1-12, 4:13-18, 5:1-11, 5:12-28, 2 Thessalonians 1:1-12

March 28th 2 kings 11,12,13,14,15

2 Thess. 2:1-12, 2:13-17, 3:1-18, 1 Timothy 1:1-11, 1 Tim. 1:12-20

April 4th 2 kings 16,17,18,19,20

1 Tim. 2:1-15, 3:1-16, 4:1-16, 5:1-16, 5:17-25

April 11th 2 kings 21,22,23,24,25

1 Tim. 6:1-10, 6:11-21, 2 Timothy 1:1-18, 2:1-13, 2:14-26

April 18th ezra 1,2,3,4,5

2 Tim. 3:1-9, 3:10-17, 4:1-8, 4:9-22, Titus 1:1-16

April 25th ezra 6,7,8,9,10

Titus 2:1-15, 3:1-15, Philemon 1:1-25, 1 Peter 1:1-12, 1:13-25

May 2nd Nehemiah 1,2,4,5,6,8

1 Pet. 2:1-12, 2:13-25, 3:1-12, 3:13-22, 4:1-11

May 9th Nehemiah 9,10,11,12,13

1 Pet. 4:12-19, 5:1-14, 2 Peter 1:1-15, 1:16-21, 2:1-22

May 16th Esther 1,2,3,4,5

2 Peter 3:1-18, 1 John 1:1-10, 2:1-14, 2:15-29, 3:1-24

May 23rd Esther 6,7,8,9,10

1 John 4:1-21, 5:1-21, 2 John, 3 John, Jude

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Spring Charge 2010: Glorious Ruins

March 12-14th 2010

$60 due February 28th.

Have you ever wondered, “Who Am I?” Are you a sinner, saint, loser, or something more? Theologian Francis Schaeffer referred to human beings as “glorious ruins.” Glorious because we were made in the image of God to rule creation, Ruins because in our sin we fell and brought upon ourselves the destructive judgment of God. Join us for a weekend of growth as we look for answers in God’s word.

Games, music, skits, great food, and engaging talks await you at the scenic Charter Hall, a happy cluster of buildings nestled between the Chesapeake Bay and Furnace Bay

Leave your electronics behind and enjoy the fun and fellowship of Liberty’s annual Spring Charge. We call it a charge because we’re not retreating, from our problems, but charging up on biblical truth that will equip us to charge forth into life with new spirit. Who: 6th-12 graders. Bring a friend, neighbor, a relative. They won’t regret coming with you.
: Bring warm clothes, toiletries, sleeping bag and pillow, Bible, pen and notepad

When: $60 and registration is due to Nick on February 28th. Meet at the church at 5pm, Friday March 12th and return at 4pm Sunday March 14th.

Where: We will be going to stay at Charter Hall 499 Charter Hall road Perryville, MD 21903. for more info. visit

In J.R.R. Tolkien’s book “The Two Towers” things look pretty bad for protagonists Frodo and Sam. It looks like evil is succeeding, righteousness perishing, and the natural world darkening. They’re alone. They’re surrounded. They’re small. Yet they have an epic task to accomplish.

“Standing there for a moment filled with dread Frodo became aware that a light was shining; ...The brief glow fell upon a huge sitting figure, still and solemn as the great stone kings of Argonath. The years had gnawed it, and violent hands had maimed it. Its head was gone, and in its place was set in mockery a round rough-hewn stone, rudely painted by savage hands in the likeness of a grinning face with one large red eye in the midst of its forehead. Upon its knees and mighty chair, and all about the pedestal, were idle scrawls mixed with the foul symbols that the maggot-folk of Mordor used. Suddenly, caught be the level beams, Frodo saw he old king’s head: it was lying rolled away by the roadside. ‘Look, Sam!’ he cried, startled into speech. ‘Look! The king has got a crown again!’

The eyes were hollow and the carven beard was broken, but about the high stern forehead there was a coronal of silver and gold. A trailing plant with flowers like small white stars had bound itself across the brows as if in reverence for the fallen king, and in the crevices of his stony hair yellow stonecrop gleamed. ‘They cannot conquer forever!’ said Frodo.”

Humanity is like that statue. Once glorious but now ruined. On this trip we hope to catch a glimpse of who we really are and who we shall become in Christ.

Name of sponsoring organization: Liberty Church PCA
Address: 11301 Liberty rd Owings Mills, MD 21117

Telephone: 410-655-5466

Name of sponsor’s coordinator: Nick Hathaway

Description of activity: Spring Charge youth trip

Date(s) & location of activity: Mar.12-14 at Charter Hall

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

Name of participant:

Name of parents/guardians:



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:

T-Shirt size:

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.

Signature: Date:

Signature: Date:

Signature: Date:

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

Pastor Bedford Otey (pronounced "Oh-tee") and his family moved to Bozeman to become the pastor of Springhill Church in August of 2008. grew up in Memphis, TN and became a believer in Christ at a young age. completing his undergraduate degree in Biblical Studies at Crichton College he took a job for 3 years as the Sr. High/College Pastor at Grace Evangelical Church in Germantown, TN. that time he met and married the love of his life, Robin, who had moved to Memphis to dance for the professional Ballet company. they left for Covenant Seminary in St. Louis in 2002 and he graduated with his Masters of Divinity in 2005. was then called as the Pastor of Evening Worship at Central Presbyterian Church in St. Louis where he was responsible for developing and implementing a new Sunday evening, evangelistic/outreach worship service. Three years and two children later, God called him to Montana. spending time with his wife and children, his favorite things include triathlon, hiking, fly-fishing, movies, reading, the arts, and enjoying a good meal with friends (most of whom call him "BJ").

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Spring Calendar

6th Superbowl, no X-Factor
12th 7pm Wyld Life
14th 4pm Servant Leadership
7pm F.I.S.H. at Byrd?s
10201 Harvest Fields Dr.
Woodstock MD 21163
21st Mission Trip applications due
4pm Wyld Life Leadership at
1491 Rack point rd
Finksburg MD 21048
7pm X-Factor
26-27th- 8pm-7pm 30 hr famine
28th $60 due for Spring Charge

5th 7pm Wyld Life
7th 4pm Servant Leadership
7pm X-Factor
12-14th 5pm-4pm Spring Charge
21st 4pm Wyld Life Leadership at
1491 Rack point rd
Finksburg MD 21048
7pm X-Factor
28th 7pm F.I.S.H.

4th Easter, No X-Factor
10th 8am work day
16th 7pm Wyld Life
18th 4pm Servant Leadership
7pm X-Factor
25th 7pm F.I.S.H.
30th Wyld Life Leadership at 7pm at
Crossroads Community Church
895 Leidy Road Westminster, MD

2nd 4pm Servant Leadership
7pm X-Factor
7-8th 5pm-11pm Acquire the Fire $50
14th 7pm Wyld Life
16th 7pm X-Factor
23rd 1pm Baccalaureate
30th 7pm F.I.S.H.