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Advent 2017: Outside In

Key Dates

 

Sunday, Dec. 3 First Sunday in Advent | 10:30 a.m.
Bring Gifts for New Hope’s Christmas Blessing

Sunday, Dec. 10: Second Sunday in Advent | 10:30 a.m.
Bring Mashed Potatoes for Bethesda Mission Potato Pile-Up
Community Christmas Breakfast | 9am
Liberti Students (6-12th grade) Christmas Party | 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 17: Third Sunday in Advent | 10:30 a.m.

Sunday Dec. 24: Christmas Eve Service | 10:30 a.m.

(Christmas Eve Service will be held at the usual Sunday Morning service time of 10:30 am)

 

Join us each Sunday morning during the Advent season for our sermon series, Outside In. Learn more.

 

2017 Advent Guide

For each week this Advent season, we’ve included resources in our Liberti Church Advent Guide for your personal and communal worship. Each week includes a traditional Advent wreath devotional as well as several items created specifically for this guide by people in our own Liberti Church community to help us reflect throughout the Advent season. The items for reflection were created to encourage us to embrace this Advent season through different types of creative expression: written reflections and poetry, art pieces and songs.

Throughout the season, the original art pieces created for the guide will hang in our church — check them out on a Sunday morning! Also, you can listen to the original songs, Little Girl, shared and written by Andrea Beck for the first week of the  guide and Rahab’s Son, written by Rachel Sender for the second week of the guide. Listen to each song by clicking the play buttons below.

We’re so thankful you are celebrating the Advent season with us!

Key Opportunities

Mercy

Included on each Saturday of this year’s advent guide are opportunities to love and serve the people of our community and our world. As we celebrate Jesus’ birth in our gathered worship, let’s also celebrate it in our scattered worship – seeking to use our lives to bless those God has put us amongst. Just as Jesus left the glories of heaven, humbling himself to enter human history, may we pour ourselves out for the good of others this Advent.

Meals

You’re going to eat this season. So why not share at least some of those meal times with others? Call up new and old friends – people from your neighborhood or workplace and invite them into your home for a meal. In our culture this is a season of increased parties, festivities and socializing. Join in.

Liberti’s Community Christmas Breakfast | Dec. 10
Speaking of meals, join us for a potluck breakfast before our worship service on Sunday, Dec. 10 at 9am.
Sign up to bring a dish here.

Mission

In addition to eating meals with people, think intentionally about being “on mission” this Advent season. Who are you praying for? Are you attending family/neighborhood/work holiday parties with a desire to love those people? What conversations can you have with people about what God’s been doing in your life or why Advent is significant in your life?

 

Mercy Opportunities This Advent

New Hope Ministries Christmas Blessing Drive | Sunday, Dec 3

Each Christmas season, one of our year-long community partners, New Hope Ministries, hosts a Christmas Blessing Drive. The surrounding community donates new gifts to stock their free Christmas store for the families who are clients in the New Hope programs. We encourage you, your family, etc. to buy a gift or two and bring them to Liberti Church’s worship service on Sunday, December 3 for their deadline on December 9.
See the New Hope Christmas Blessing Wish List here.

Bethesda Mission Food Drive | Sunday, December 10

Help stock our local rescue mission, Bethesda Mission, with food for the coming season. Bethesda hopes to collect 75,000 pounds of food by December 23 to help meet the needs in our area throughout the holiday season and stock their shelves for the upcoming winter.

This year, Liberti Church has been asked to focus our food donation on one specific item: mashed potatoes!
Our goal: to collect and donate 500 13oz. boxes of mashed potatoes!

Invite friends, neighbors, co-workers or your Home Group to fill up a bag at the store with mashed potatoes and donate them to those in need this season. Bring your boxes to Liberti Church on Sunday, December 10 for collection.

Click to Download the 2017 Advent Guide.