We made considerable headway on renovating “the space behind the wall” in our location in Lilburn. Plans were drawn up and deconstruction-before-construction began! Our new space will include children’s rooms, a commercial kitchen, office / meeting space, a youth loft, and our main space which will seat a couple of hundred people! We are hoping we can meet in there for services within the next several months.
Beverly, one of our leaders, who ministers around the world through providing Christian counseling, missionary care, and spiritual formation, traveled to Turkey, France, and Switzerland for further training, connection, and refreshment. We are honored that God has opened doors of opportunity for Beverly and others in our midst to care for others around the globe so that each one can fulfill God’s calling on their lives to the fullest. If you’d like to support Beverly or find out more about her ministry, please visit New Song Christian Counseling
We completed our third cleanup day with Adopt-a-road on Harbins Road in Lilburn. Here’s one of the signs Gwinnett County put up on our behalf!
We sent a donation and notes of encouragement from Liberty Vineyard to
, to help victims affected by the devastating tornadoes that tore through the Midwest (USA) on April 8th & 9th.
A couple of us did a prayer brunch with some ladies from another area Vineyard church, and brought a bunch of books from Restoration Resources to give away. (Restoration resources provides books, CDs, and more very inexpensively to help with life & learning, Bible & prayer, growth & healing, purpose & passion. Many of the resources are gratefully received by donation!)
Because we had prayed for those affected by the attack on Dallas police headquarters earlier this month, and in light of the FBI & Homeland Security warnings of possible terror threats this week, we wrote cards of encouragement, prayer, and thanks to
who “enhance the quality of life in the City of Lilburn by working cooperatively with the community to promote a safe and secure environment, resolve problems, preserve the peace, and uphold the law.” 1 Timothy 2:1-2 (NLT) – “I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity.”
We also made a donation from the church to IJM.
We put together 20 bags of school supplies for students at Lilburn Middle School (with everything from tissues to thumb drives, paper to protractors), to help them and their families, teachers, & classrooms, to get the best possible start in the new school year.
We blessed and got to know our neighbors at Royal Restaurant (under new management; now featuring Senegalese cuisine) by going as a group to eat together after one of our church services.
We personalized 170 gift bookmarks to encourage all of the staff members at Lilburn Elementary School, as we made a commitment to pray for them during the 2015-16 school year.
We “prayed the news” regarding the Syrian refugee crisis several times this past month, gave a donation to “World Vision,” and had participatory prayer for the refugees & those serving them.
We completed our fifth quarterly cleanup with Adopt-a-road on Harbins Road in Lilburn.
October 2015:We shopped for, assembled, and donated a dozen or so gift boxes for Operation Christmas Child, transforming the lives of children and families around the world with the good news of Jesus Christ!
We also participated in the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (a week early) by praying for our brothers and sisters in Christ who are suffering persecution around the world, and writing letters to some who are imprisoned for Christ.
November 2015:We sent a team of 13 people from Liberty Vineyard to a gleaning weekend event with Harvest of Hope / Society of St. Andrew. We learned about domestic and global hunger and did something practical about it by gleaning 3248 lb of apples in North Georgia which were immediately donated to local food banks and distributed to families in need (9750 servings!).
We also prayed for and sent support to Operation Heal Our Patriots, a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse that gives wounded veterans and their spouses the opportunity for spiritual refreshment, physical renewal, and marriage enrichment.
We made a donation to our friends Wind for their upcoming mission trip to Japan, following their wonderful service to us this month when they came all the way from Myrtle Beach to play in our morning worship service and a Saturday evening Night of Worship.
We completed our sixth quarterly cleanup with Adopt-a-road on Harbins Road in Lilburn.