A Note from Pastor Randy
Summer Stories
We are enjoying our summer stories series as we have looked at the life of Abraham the last three weeks. The notes for the sermon is found on our website if you missed some points or verses.

The Bible is so seamless in presenting the Gospel through these personal stories. I hope as we journey through our personal faith, we can be encouraged by these real people who fleshed out difficult things and how God engaged their hearts. He wants the same for us. We will be in the series through Labor Day weekend. It’s been neat to hear your comments on how you are learning new things in these familiar narratives in the Old Testament. It gets better!

PRAY
Let us continue to pray for the pandemic as there was an uptick in cases this past week. I know many of you want to be back at church and it seems as things get better, we are hit with more cases. Let us bow before our GREAT GOD and ask for HIS touch as the Great Physician to bring physical healing to our land. Let us also plead with God to bring emotional and personal healing as the nation continues to struggle with racial issues that has plagued our nation for a long time. We know it’s only the Gospel that brings peace so let us continue to find our common ground through the blood of Jesus. That is the only way we can heal. Pray for our first responders in law enforcement. I sense a real loss of morale as I try to encourage them on the streets or in restaurants.

Giving…
 …has been better than we have expected. Thank you so much for trusting God! He is faithful! As we continue through the summer with vacations, baseball, soccer, lacrosse, cheerleading, and softball…. let’s continue to be faithful to our budget and building fund to keep pace with demands that summer brings. We are still having VBS, students are meeting with regular activities, and our missions are still being funded. Faithfulness in giving is the biggest way to say, ‘God I trust you to provide.’ Thank you again. Please let me know if I can serve you in any way during this unusual time.

I love you church family,
Randy
Called Business Meeting - Sunday, July 19
With the concurrence of the Deacons, it is proposed that we engage Myrick, Gurosky, & Associates to transform the Fellowship Hall into permanent adult education space in accordance with the Master Plan approved in 2019. We will have a Called Business Meeting on Sunday, July 19 to vote on this proposal as a congregation.

Background:  One of the areas damaged by the water leak in March 2020 was the floor in the Fellowship Hall. Because of the damage, the age of the floor, and the difficulty in matching the current tile in the Fellowship Hall, our insurance company, Cincinnati Insurance, agreed to replace the entire floor.

The Master Plan approved in 2019 calls for transforming the current Fellowship Hall into permanent adult education space. Since the plan calls for transforming the space and since money for replacing the floor in the Fellowship Hall was included, MG&A was asked to price the possibility of transforming the current Fellowship Hall into permanent adult education space now.

Proposed Layout (See attached PDF):  The new proposed layout for the Fellowship Hall includes six permanent classrooms. Four of the classrooms are normal sized classrooms and would seat between 25 and 40 people (depending on the layout of the class). Two of the classrooms are large sized classrooms and would seat between 40 and 60 people (depending on the layout of the class). The two large size classrooms will provide space for larger Bible Study Groups, the Choir, and other medium-large sized groups. The first normal sized classroom, located on the right as you enter the Fellowship Hall in front of the kitchen serving windows, will include double doors that could be opened to allow the room to serve as a serving line for the kitchen when needed and closed to create space for a Bible Study Group. The room where the movable walls are currently stored will be emptied of the movable walls and will become storage space.

Financial Considerations
The cost of replacing the floors is covered under our recent insurance payment. The remaining Out of Pocket Cost for this project is $119,328. The Finance Committee has reviewed our Building receipts and is confident that we can handle this added expense as a congregation.

Timeline
From the time we release MG&A to begin the work, the project should take between 12-16 weeks.
Volunteers Needed on June 28
With the new guidelines for opening of the church campus for worship services, we can use your help! If you are able to help in the following areas, please email Pastor Nate French , nate.french@libertypark.org, as soon as possible.

Volunteer Needs for June 28:
  • People to wipe down pews and other surfaces in the sanctuary between the worship services. (Needed from 10:00am - 10:20am)
  • People to wipe down restrooms between the worship services. (Needed from 10:00am - 10:20am)
  • Ushers to help seat people in the sanctuary. We have identified how many people can safely sit on each pew in the sanctuary. Ushers will direct families to the appropriate pews, so that we can seat as many people as safely possible in the pews. (Needed from either 8:45am - 9:00am or 10:15am - 10:30am)
To make reservations for Sunday morning services, go to: libertypark.org/reservations
To learn more about re-opening, visit: libertypark.org./reopening
Churchwide Announcements
Making Space - Books, Supplies, Furniture, etc.
We have identified several items that we no longer have space or use for at the church. The items are located in the hallway down by the Youth Room. If you would like to have any of the items, please claim and take them prior to Sunday, July 12. After July 12, all remaining items will be donated.
Sunday Services - Livestreaming on YouTube
You are still be able join us from the comfort of your home by logging onto the YouTube streaming service! Click here to join us and subscribe to our YouTube channel or check social media for updates.
How Can I Stay Informed?
We will update you regularly through the following channels:

Serve & Grow
Let’s Read the Bible Together
As we walk through this pandemic, we encourage you to join us as we take a break from the news and noise each day to focus our hearts on Jesus by reading through the book of 2 Corinthians together, one chapter a day.  

#TCLPreads2Corinthians
  • Tuesday, June 23 - 2 Corinthians 7
  • Wednesday, June 24 - 2 Corinthians 8
  • Thursday, June 25 - 2 Corinthians 9
  • Friday, June 26 - 2 Corinthians 10
  • Saturday, June 27 - 2 Corinthians 11
  • Sunday, June 28 - 2 Corinthians 12
  • Monday, June 29 - 2 Corinthians 13

To view short video devotions, given by staff and church members, on the daily readings, click here .
Prayer List
Everyone can participate by praying! The prayer list is always available to view on the church website . The password is pray . You can submit requests through this simple form, o r you can email Carol.

And please send us updates! We love to praise the Lord for answered prayer and continue to rejoice and pray with you.
Children & Student Ministry Updates
VBS Registration is Open
VBS will take place on July 19-23, 5:00pm-8:00pm. Click here to register now!
Student Ministry - Tonight's Activity
Tonight, Wednesday June 24, from 6:00-8:00pm, we are planning to have Bible study, bring your own dinner, and we will provide the dessert at the Bailey's home! For more information, contact Clint Barthel at clint.barthel@libertypark.org
Giving Reminders
Your Generosity Helps to Continue Our Mission
Thank you for your support of The Church at Liberty Park. Your generosity helps us continue our mission of glorifying God and making disciples by inviting our community to enjoy fulfilling lives in Christ. Below are a few reminders about giving options.
  • Give Online: www.libertypark.org/give
  • Text to Give: Text TCLP to 73256 to give using your text messaging. Standard text messaging rates may apply.
  • Give by Check: Please make checks payable to: The Church at Liberty Park and mail to: 12001 Liberty Parkway, Vestavia Hills, AL 35242.
Offerings Received
Offerings Received
  • June 1-22, 2020 - $68,425
  • June 2019 - $121,902

  • YTD 2020 - $591,170
  • YTD 2019 - $599,020
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