Churchwide Announcements
Summer Sunday Schedule
We will start our Summer Sunday Schedule this Sunday, May 30. We will have one combined worship service at 10:30am. All of our student and adult Bible Study Groups will meet at 9:15am. Our kids will continue to follow their current schedule.
Church Office Closed, May 31
The church office will be closed on Monday, May 31, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.
Called Business Meeting, Sunday, June 6
The Finance Committee and Deacons recommend that we renew the $250,000 line of credit we have with Synovus Bank for two years. We will have a Called Business Meeting at the conclusion of the 10:30am worship service on Sunday, June 6 to vote on this recommendation.
Virtual Missions Trip - Kenya
The Church At Liberty Park is partnering with other churches and e3 Partners Ministry Medical for a virtual mission trip, June 14-17. And you can be a part of this team!

What is an e3 Medical Virtual Trip?
  • The team “on the ground” is the Travel Team.
  • The “virtual” team is the Home team serving online via Zoom.
  • Watch this video: www.vimeo.com/477750943

Do we meet all day long on a Zoom call?
  • Not at all!!
  • Typically, we meet for 1-2 hours every day or every other day, on what is happening in the field.
  • A schedule of activities and times are being finalized.
  • With an 8 hour time difference, we will meet from 6AM to 8AM Central on selected days.

Who can join the Virtual Team?
  • Anyone who desires to serve the Lord.
  • Anyone who wants to be engaged in God’s work in East Africa!

What will we do?
  • Learn why we are “on mission”.
  • Practice sharing the Gospel and telling our own God story.
  • Understand the culture and religious beliefs..
  • Discuss the healthcare situation, illnesses, conditions.
  • Listen to stories from the field and via video.
  • Observe what is happening in some of the clinics. There will be four days of clinics.
  • Hopefully, share online with some who are not Believers!
  • Discuss post-traumatic stress resulting from the pandemic, economic hardships.
  • Provide baskets of food supplies hygiene kits (masks, soap, etc.) to those in need.
  • We will have national leaders from Kenya and Tanzania join us!

What does the Virtual Trip Cost?
  • $30 per person.
  • The funds are used to defray the cost of medical supplies and the distribution of food baskets and hygiene kits.

How do I sign up?

What if I have questions?
Let’s Read the Bible Together
Join us as we read through the Scriptures together. #TCLPreadsPsalms

Our readings for this week are:
  • Wednesday, May 26 - Psalm 38
  • Thursday, May 27 - Psalm 39
  • Friday, May 28 - Psalm 40
  • Saturday, May 29 - Review/Catch Up
  • Sunday, May 30 - Worship with TCLP
  • Monday, May 31 - Psalm 41
  • Tuesday, June 1 - Psalm 42
  • Wednesday, June 2 - Psalm 43

To view short video devotions, given by staff and church members, on the daily readings, click here.
Worry, Anxiety, and Fear
Although God has given us the ability to experience fear, the Bible teaches that a paralyzing fear of people, things, and circumstances does not come from God (2 Timothy 1:7). God has given us the spirit of “power and love and self-control” and because of this we can face extreme difficulties and trials without fear.
 
If you already know that you are in a struggle with anxiety or fear, you have probably tried some approach to control it or have just tried to get through each day hoping that by a miracle you will just “get better.” Any of these solutions are just temporary. God created us with the ability to form habits. If we feel like we are in control of a situation and we get temporary satisfaction from trying to control that situation, this habit can become overwhelming and, eventually, is what becomes our idol. Emotions reveal our hearts. What originates in the heart flows out through the body. And, physical responses of anxiety and fear can be intense, scary, and a habitual part of our lives. But, just as we have developed the habitual thinking that leads to anxiety and fear, we can develop new habit patterns that give us a God-given remedy. Is this a process? Yes, most likely. Will it be difficult at times? Yes, most likely. Is it ultimately worth it? Yes, definitely. 
 
If you or someone you might be concerned for is experiencing anxiety or fear, please go to libertypark.org/biblical-counseling for help.

-Leigh Simmons
Children & Student Ministry Updates
VBS Registration is Open
Vacation Bible School will be held June 6-10, 2021. With many children already signed up, we also need volunteers! To sign up, go to www.libertypark.org/vbs

The times for VBS are as follows:
  • Sun 6 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Mon 7 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
  • Tue 8 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
  • Wed 9 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
  • Thu 10 - 9:00am to 12:00pm


VBS Family Night, Sunday, June 6
VBS will start with Family Night on Sunday, June 6th, at 6:00pm! That way parents and siblings will get to sing the songs, play the games, and hear what we’ll be talking about all week!

For more information email ben.stephenson@libertypark.org.
Baby Dedication - Father's Day
The next baby dedication will be on Father's Day, Sunday, June 20 during the 10:30am service. Contact Family Pastor, Ben Stephenson, or preschool director, Julia Hillsinger for more information.
Youth Bible Study and Activities

Sunday Mornings at 9:15am - The students meet for Bible Study in the youth room.

Upcoming Summer Fun Activities
  • June 2, 6:00pm - Bowling at Bowlero Riverview (by Target on Hwy 280)
  • June 9, 12:30pm - Lunch at On Tap Sports Café, following VBS

For more information, contact Pastor Clint Barthel.
Prayer
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.

And please send us updates! We love to praise the Lord for answered prayer and continue to rejoice and pray with you.
How Can I Stay Informed?
We will update you regularly through the following channels:

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
  • May 1-24, 2021 - $91,588
  • May 2020 - $117,117

  • YTD 2021 - $540,192
  • YTD 2020 - $522,744
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