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Date: November 2, 2014
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Welcome to Liberty First Baptist Church!


Rev. Mark Kannarney, Pastor



We'd love to have you come worship the Lord Jesus Christ with us on Sunday at 10:15am and 6pm!  

We are located at 400 Edgemont Avenue in Liberty, South Carolina (beside Liberty Elementary School and the City Football Stadium)

Upcoming current events are located to the right under "Announcements" and a detailed calendar can be viewed by clicking on the "Info Center" at the top of this page and then clicking on "FirstNews."

We are blessed to have offered a preschool program for children ages 3 and 4 for over 35 years; providing them with an early education in a christian environment where they are

"LEARNING A B C.; 1 2 3; AND G O D!" 

"Like" our Preschool page on Facebook for updated information at:


From the Pastor...

Today as I had the privilege of talking with different people the topic of God’s plan seemed to keep coming up.  It was a real joy for me to look back at the past and be reminded of how God was always working to bring about His plan even though there were times that I didn’t understand what God was doing.  When I think about God’s plan my first response is humility that Almighty God would take an interest in me and lead me according to His plan.  I’m so honored that God has placed me where I am according to His plan for me that existed long before I existed.  As we enter into the Christmas season, I think it’s good to consider God’s plan for Joseph and his willingness to adjust His plan according to God’s leading.

Imagine what it must have been like for Joseph to find out his espoused wife was with child. In Joseph’s day, being “engaged,” as we call it, was much more serious. Joseph and Mary were already called husband and wife even though the wedding ceremony had not yet taken place and they had not yet consummated their relationship. In fact, the only way to end their engagement was either by death or divorce; and by law (Lev. 20:10) Joseph could have had Mary publicly put to death because of her pregnancy.

Obviously Joseph’s plans had changed. He was in a crisis, what would he do? Because he was a righteous man, Joseph decided to treat Mary with compassion and deal with her privately. But God revealed the truth that the child was of the Holy Ghost and Mary had indeed not been unfaithful. This child was no ordinary child. He was God in flesh who would be named “Jesus” “because he will save his people from their sins” (Matthew 1:21). So Joseph adjusted his plan to God’s plan though I’m sure he didn’t understand everything. What Joseph did was obey the Lord out of reverence, and place his faith in God’s plan over his own plan. If we waited until we understood it all, we’d never get there. That’s where faith must come in; like Joseph, may we adjust our plans to God’s plan “for nothing is impossible with God” (Luke 1:37).

May each of you have a wonderful Christmas season celebrating God’s great gift to us in His Son according to His plan that existed even before the foundation of the world (Ephesians 1:4). 

Love in Christ,

Pastor Mark

Matthew 1:18-21

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Liberty First Baptist Church
PO Box 207
400 Edgemont Ave
Liberty, South Carolina 29657
Telephone: (864) 843-6131
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Regular Schedule  
  • 9:15 AM
    Sunday School
  • 10:15 AM
    Morning Worship
  • 4:30 PM
    Adult Choir Practice
  • 6:00 PM
    Evening Worship
  • 6:00 PM
    Children's Choir Practice
  • 6:00 PM
    Youth (grades 6-12)
  • 7:00 PM
    Children's Ministry
  • 7:00 PM
    Youth Worship (grades 6-12)
  • 7:00 PM
    Adult Prayer Meeting and Bible Study
Christmas Gifts for Families

Here is information on kids/teens that we are helping for Christmas: Girl size 6 pants/shirts, 1 shoe size; Girl size 6x-7 small, 2.5 shoe size; Girl size 12-14 pants/shirts, 9 shoe size; Boy Adult XXL shirts, size 40 pants, 10.5 shoe size; Girl XX-XXXL shirts, 18 pants, 11 shoe size. Contact the church office at 843-6131 or Pastor Mark if interested.

State of the Church 2015

We will have our "State of the Church" on Sunday night, January 18 at 6pm.  Pastor Mark will reflect on 2014 and share his vision and goals for 2015.  Let's pray together for God to do "exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us" (Ephesians 3:20).

Christmas Cantata "He is Here"

Our Choir will present "He is Here" on Sunday, December 21 at 6pm.  Come join us as we celebrate the wonderful fact that God is with us!

Special Christmas Eve Service

Join us on Christmas Eve night at 11pm for a special worship service celebrating the greatest gift of all, the Lord Jesus Christ.  The service will last about 30 minutes and kids are welcome to wear their pajamas.  

Youth DiscipleNow Weekend "Live It!"

A great way to kickoff 2015 for our students will be our DiscipleNow Weekend on January 2-3, 2015!  Our theme is "Live It!" and James Lawson, student minister at Secona Baptist Church in Pickens, will come and speak.  This will include host homes on Friday night, awesome worship services, local missions opportunity in our area, bowling, meals, and great fun!  


We offer preschool classes for 3 and 4 year old chilren (3 year meets Tuesdays and Thursdays; 4 year meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday).  Contact us by email ( or call 843-6131, ext. 5 for more information about our preschool program.

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