Mark your calendars for the night of Sunday, December 16th! Invite a friend, and bake or bring a batch of cookies for an evening of Cookies & Carols! We’ll gather here at Liberti Church at 6 PM to connect, share a holiday treat, and sing a few Christmas carols outdoors by candlelight. Don’t miss it!
Small Fry, one of our mercy partners, is collecting Christmas gifts to give to the children that they serve. Come to coffee hour on December 2nd to pick up one of their wish lists, help fulfill the list, and then bring your wrapped gifts to church by December 16th! For more information or questions, please email Alissa. email@example.com.
Whether you’re skeptical of faith, or a seasoned follower of Jesus, we’d love to have you join us for Christmas Eve. Our brief, family friendly service will be both joyful and reverent, and will feature Christmas carols, Communion, candle lighting, and hors d’oeuvres to follow. We’d love to see you there! (Main Line service, 2PM. Center City service, 5PM).
For directions to our services click here
Main Line Campus - 2:00 PM
Rosemont College - Rotwitt Theater
1400 Montgomery Ave
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Center City - 5:00 PM
Liberti Church Church Building
123 S. 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
All women are invited to a Christmas Party to wrap up the fall Ladies Supper Clubs. Join us on Sunday, December 9, at 7 pm at church for a time of appetizers, cookies and fellowship. Please contact Jess Weaver firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP. Bring a friend and a Christmas cookie or dessert to share and exchange.
As a reminder, this Sunday, November 18, is the annual Philadelphia Marathon. If you are attending our Center City campus this Sunday, we’d encourage you to allow yourself a few extra minutes to get to worship, and to walk, bike, or take the subway if you can. If you need to drive to church, note the race route and our directions below.
Our Service will still be held at the regular time: 9:30 AM
Driving directions to parking garage: Get on Rt. 76, exit at the Market St. exit, and drive east on Market St. Turn right on 17th St., and turn left halfway down the block into the parking garage at the Westin Hotel.
The map below highlights the race route around the First Baptist Building. For the full map, check out the Philadelphia Marathon's website.
Good luck to all of our members, friends, neighbors, and pastors running this weekend!
After the service on October 14, we will be hosting our annual block party, the Sansom Street Fall Festival! The Fall Festival is one of our biggest events and a great opportunity to invite our surrounding community to see what Liberti is all about. Come ready for pumpkin painting, donut decorating, music, food, and fun. As we prepare, we will need a group of Liberti volunteers to help make the event run smoothly. To volunteer, please email Vito at email@example.com
Join us this summer for a series of conversations on the topics of Love and Friendship — from an Augustinian perspective with Ian Clausen and The History of Poverty in Philadelphia with Amy Baker. We hope to see you there!
Love and Friendship - from and Augustinian Perspective with Ian Clausen:
Tuesday, August 14th from 7pm-9pm
Liberti Church building (17TH & SANSOM)
Wednesday, August 15th, from 7pm-9pm
Rosemont College - Room 112
The History of Poverty in Philadelphia with Amy Baker:
Tuesday, August 28th from 7pm-9pm
Liberti Church building (17TH + SANSOM)
Wednesday, August 29th from 7pm-9pm
Rosemont College - Science Room (S215)
Ryan, welcome to Philly and welcome to Liberti! What's your first week in the city been like?
My first week in the city has been a bit like drinking from a fire hydrant, but I feel incredibly welcome here. I was not sure what to expect upon my arrival to Philly, but have been pleasantly surprised by the city's personality and the culture here. This week alone, I have had the opportunity to make popcorn for a movie night at Hawthorne, clean up spilled cucumbers at Emmanuel, celebrate Memorial Day on a rooftop and play pickup hoops at Marian Anderson Park.
Tell us a bit about your own spiritual journey...
I did not grow up in the church. Christ entered my life between my sophomore and junior years of college at the University of Michigan. I became involved with Young Life College while in Ann Arbor, and felt the call to ministry soon after. My plan was to plant a church directly after college, but wiser, cooler heads prevailed and I was advised to go to seminary. So, I began seminary, in conjunction with "planting" a new area for Young Life in metro Detroit, and loved what was entailed in starting a new ministry from scratch. Currently, I’m at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, MI, to pursue seminary education full-time. There, I was connected with some incredible people like Chuck DeGroat and Jon Brown, and began an internship at Pillar Church, which is a church in downtown Holland that strives to engage with and be for its community, in a similar manner as Liberti. I’m grateful that God has opened such doors, and I am inspired by the Gospel-centered passion that Liberti has for serving its community through the love and sacrifice of Jesus Christ.
What are you looking forward to about your time with Liberti?
I am looking forward to being a sponge while I am here, striving to absorb the culture of Philly, the nature of Liberti, and the Holy Spirit at work. I hope to serve Liberti in any and every opportunity that I am afforded, and I am thrilled at the prospect of aiding in preaching and proclaiming the Gospel. I love engaging with the energy and people that so prominently exist in this city.
Tell us a bit about what you're studying right now, and how being at Liberti fits in with that...
Right now, at Western Theological Seminary, I have survived Greek and am learning to hone my preaching skills, while also learning about what it looks like to lead generously, both financially and spiritually. God has given me great desire to plant a church in a center city context, in a way similar to the Gospel-centered ministry of Liberti. Engaging with and caring for the city, as prompted by God, through the act of church-planting is my aspiration, and there is no greater place to learn how this is done than at Liberti.
You've got big things coming up after your time here, too. What's next for you?
When I depart from the City of Brotherly Love, I do so to scramble back to Michigan to get married to the beautiful love-of-my-life, Claire. July 7 is the big day, and we have been engaged for almost 18 months (way too long). No better way to distract from the pre-ceremony butterflies than to move to a new city for a month and hang out with the Liberti team!
We're grateful to have you with us! Liberti, welcome Ryan!
On Sunday, June 3, our Main Line campus will be doing a special outdoor service, followed by a picnic! The service and picnic will take place in the Ballbach’s backyard (415 Boxwood Rd., Bryn Mawr), at 11:00 AM. Street parking is available along Boxwood Rd. and the adjacent Berwood Ln. Lunch will be provided, but please bring a picnic blanket. Invite friends and neighbors, and plan to join us!
Rotwitt Theater, Rosemont College (1400 Montgomery Ave., Rosemont)
Turn left onto Curwen Rd.
Turn left onto N. Ithan Ave.
Turn left onto Conestoga Rd.
Take the 2nd right onto Boxwood Rd.
The Ballbach’s House (415 Boxwood Rd., Bryn Mawr)
The Ballbach’s house is located at the intersection of Boxwood Rd. and Berwood Ln. Street parking is available along Boxwood Rd. and Berwood Ln.
If you were not able to attend Liberti's Annual Meeting last Sunday, attached are documents for each campus that contains all of the material that we discussed as a congregation.
If you have any questions about the material discussed, please contact the Elders at firstname.lastname@example.org
Stay connected to Liberti this summer with our monthly Community Meals. They will be hosted at the church (123 S 17th Street). A team will prepare the food - you just need to show up, dine, and maybe make some new friends! Children are included, as this is a time for the whole church family! During the time, we’ll also offer you an inside look at some aspect of church life. Gluten free and vegetarian options will be available.
Click on the dates below to sign-up for the meal!