On Thursday September 29, a host women of all different ages and backgrounds gathered for what would be the first of many Liberty Sisterhood gatherings.
The gathering was at Tribeca Cinemas in NYC, and after almost three hours of preparing and decorating the venue, guests arrived to what looked more like a glamorous lounge than a movie theater.
From 7:30 to 8pm the ladies mingled over cookies, brownies, and little pink lemonade “mocktails,” which were served by some of the men on our team (Ed: and yes, the men dressed up for it!).
There was also a photoshoot area set up for the ladies to take some fun pictures with friends.
One of the most exciting parts of the evening was that we were able to collect donations to sent to WIN – Women in Need. WIN is an organization that rehibilitates homeless mothers, and we were thrilled to contribute new products to aid these mothers and their children.
When 8pm rolled around, it was time to head to our seats to start the evening with worship. With barely any men in the building, Tribeca Cinemas was filled with the sound of just us women collectively lifting our praise up to God.
After an introduction from her husband Paul, Andi Andrew took the stage to begin the night’s message. Andi shared her heart about what Liberty Sisterhood means to her and why she felt called to lead what is most-certainly not “just another womens’ ministry.”
Tonight is a “seed in the ground” sort of night, a night where a story begins to unfold and you are a part of it…
Andi’s message focused on the theme, “now it’s your turn.” She encouraged us as women to come together as one to show this city what the love of God looks like and to bring that freedom through our lives.
Countless women have gone before us…they have paved a way…carved out a path…they have stood for salvation, truth, justice and freedom. Women who have fed the poor and loved the unlovable…now it’s your turn.
To Andi, the way to do this is quite simple, but not always easy: it’s by saying YES to God. Whether it’s reaching out to someone who seems like they need a shoulder to cry on or bringing a homeless women to a shelter, “the love of God can move through each of our lives when we are wholly and completely submitted and yielded to Him.”
The message left each and every person in the building feeling inspired, blessed, and excited to see the amazing ways God is going to use the Liberty Sisterhood to impact NYC.
So many people are going without a meal, shelter, freedom or love…and we can extend our hand with all of those things and bring justice and Gods love into their world.
The evening was closed by the worship team playing Leeland’s “Love Is On The Move” while a video with photos of the Liberty Sisters played in the background. It was the pefect ending to a night that was only the beginning of things to come.
Liberty Sisterhood is going to meet 4 times a year; gatherings that will continue to build new friendships, provide the Word of God, and further the vision of going out into this city to spread God’s love and help those in need. For more info or any questions email [email protected]