What to Expect
There’s already enough to think about when visiting a church for the first time, so to answer some common questions you might have, here’s what you can expect when you come for a service at Liberty Church in Downtown Manhattan.
At Liberty Church, we want the first face you see to be a smile. Unfortunately, our face-coverings prevent that! But we’re smiling under our masks, be sure of it.
Our Team is here to serve you. Our greeters are excited to help you check-in and will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Our worship service begins with engaging music led by our band. The lyrics are displayed on TVs around the room and everyone is encouraged to sing along. But you don’t have to.
Corporate singing has long been a significant shared experience for faith communities. It is unifying, when a diverse collection of people come together to say the same things about God. It’s also personal. Individual experiences and expressions of worship vary. We invite you to participate as you feel comfortable. It’s an opportunity for you to set aside other concerns and give God your attention.
Each Sunday, our Teaching Team presents an encouraging and inspiring message. We strive to relate ancient Biblical truths to present real-life issues so that you can understand how God’s word applies to you.
Jesus is central in every message. We believe that Jesus came to lead every human being into a God-connected life. We want to help you connect with the personal hope and practical help that Jesus offers.
We know that parents need be sure their children are in a safe learning environment – and children are looking for a place to make friends and have fun. We’re invested in all these goals!
We offer safe and fun children’s programs at our 10AM service for kids under 10. At Liberty Kids, children get to celebrate life and learn more about God through interactive Bible lessons, videos, crafts, and games.
Our screened and qualified children’s workers are excited to serve you and your kids.
You can expect the following precautions in place:
- Masks are required.
- Disposable masks are available at the entrance.
- Temperature is checked at the door.
- Registration is used for contact tracing. (Your information is protected and not shared.)
- Physically-distanced seating by household.
- Contactless info-sheets and forms via QR codes.
- Liberty Kids (ages 0-10) open for 10am service only.
- Cafe is temporarily closed.
If you are feeling ill or have been exposed to anyone who was ill, we welcome you to enjoy our services online.
On the second Sunday of each month we celebrate the sacrament of Communion together. Also called the Eucharist or the Lord’s Supper, communion celebrates that through Christ’s sacrificial death we can all receive forgiveness for our sins and find communion with God and His family.
At Lobby, we practice “open communion.” Meaning if you call Jesus your Savior and Lord, you are welcome to participate with us – no matter your church-affiliation.
For hygienic reasons, we use factory-sealed, single-serving, 2-in-1 cups, containing grape juice and a cracker.
When you enter Liberty Church, you’ll see some people ‘dressed to impress’ alongside others ‘clothed for comfort.’ We recognize that there are different schools of thoughts on this. Some say, “I should dress my best for God;” others say, “I focus on God best when I’m comfortable.” Both perspectives are valid. We make no issue of external things like clothing or piercings or tattoos or the like. We think what’s going on within the inside a person is what matters.
Come as you are and that’ll be just great!
Each Sunday we invite those who call Liberty “home” to financially support the mission of our church through free-will gifts, called, “tithes and offerings.”
We do not pass an offering plate and our guests are not asked to give. Rather, we hope you will receive something valuable from attending the service.
If you have any additional questions please don't hesitate to ask.
We'd love to help.