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 www.30hourfamine.org/participants 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 http://www.charterhall.gomaker.com/.

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.