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)

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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)

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").