ALBC Newsletter

2018-05-10

Dear ALBC,

Mark Your Calendars for the following events!

We’re Moving!: June 3rd

That’s right…starting June 3rd we will begin meeting at our new time (9am) and our new location (Providence Church of Royersford)! The ministry team leaders and elders are all excited for this opportunity and are working hard to be ready for Sunday 6/3/18.

We are thankful for all the opportunities that will be available to us at this new location! 

(Providence Church is located at 1202 S Township Line Rd, Royersford, PA 19468)

Work Days: May 19th and 26th

To prepare for our move from the Music School to the new location we are targeting Saturday May 19th and 26th as work days. If you are a part of a ministry team and are free to help, please contact your team leader to see what assistance is needed. 

If you are available to help regardless of what team you are on, we also have the need to move chairs and other furniture specifically on May 26th. Please contact Matt Gahman if you are free on this date.

Next Prayer Meeting May 20th – Providence Church in Royersford / 6:30pm

Please join us for our next Sunday night church-wide prayer meeting this May 20th at our new location in Royersford. These nights are a great time of prayer and fellowship as we seek God’s guidance for the future of ALBC and for our ongoing ministries. Childcare will be provided.

The Status of VBS

One of the decisions the elders have been prayerfully considering is whether or not to have a VBS this summer.  As you know VBS has been a staple of ALBC in the past and it is our desire for that to continue in the future; however, with all of the change happening between looking for a new pastor and the move to the new building, we believe there is wisdom in holding off on a VBS this summer. We also asked some of our key leaders of Grace Place about this, and they agreed that it is best to wait until the summer of 2019 to continue with our next VBS.

We are considering hosting a community outreach/fall fest this fall which we could use the new facility for. This alternative would be a great opportunity to reach the community around our new church home.

Thanks for your prayers!

The Elder Team
Jordan Craft, Courage Dhilwayo, Matt Erdman, Matt Gahman and John LoRusso

Colossians 3:14
And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.

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Dear ALBC,

We are pleased to announce that the elder board has hired an interim pastor who we believe God has blessed with the wisdom and experience needed to help ALBC find a new lead pastor! We will be formally introducing Pastor Keith and his wife this Sunday morning in our 10:00 service at the Music School. You won’t want to miss it!

Also, our speaker this Sunday will be Pastor Tim Doering, a long time friend and supporter of Abundant Life. Tim oversees Vision and Networking at Netzer which is an organization that exists to support the church and its leaders in our area. Tim is also the Minister of Regional Leadership at Parker Ford Church in East Coventry.

Thank you for your continued prayers and support! We look forward to worshipping with you this Sunday!

The Elder Team
Jordan Craft, Courage Dhilwayo, Matt Erdman, Matt Gahman and John LoRusso 

Matthew 18:19-20
Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.

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Hi ALBC,

What a great Easter Celebration we had this past weekend! It was a blessing to see the Erdman’s baptisms, to worship the Lord together, and to rejoice over Jesus’ resurrection!

As you know, Easter Sunday was also the closing of Amy and Randy’s ministry at Abundant Life. As a church we are sad to see them go, but happy that they are following the Lord’s calling in their lives.  Please continue to be in prayer for them over the coming months as they prepare to move their family to England.

Also, be sure to join us for a special Farewell Service this Sunday, April 8th at 10:00am. It will be a great time to celebrate the Mullens family and their 11 years of faithful service to the Lord. Please plan on staying for a luncheon after the service where we can share our “thank you’s” and “goodbyes” with Amy, Randy and the kids before they leave to focus on their transition.
 
All of the food for the luncheon will be provided entirely by ALBC so that no one has to miss any of the service to prepare or set-up. All you have to do is come!

Have a great week!
The Elder team

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Dear ALBC Family,

Thank you so much for your prayers for me and our family as I traveled to England last week.  It was a fruitful trip regarding the connections that I was able to make concerning our visa and our future ministry there in the UK.  Please continue to remember our visa situation in prayer as it is not yet completely resolved, but people are working on it.   We believe that our God is able. 
 
The ALBC Elders and I have come to the conclusion that in order for ALBC to be able to move forward in this transition, it would be best for our ministry to conclude on Easter Sunday.  Our family will then move into a time of rest prior to our new ministry in England.  As you can imagine, this is a bittersweet time for Amy and me that is filled with many emotions.  Please lift us up in prayer as we navigate this transition and you can be sure that our prayers will be with ALBC as you all transition to new leadership.
 
That being said, I look forward to our last weeks together leading up to our Easter Celebration.  As I have in years past, let me remind you that the people in your life are more sensitive to spiritual things at this time and we need to invite our friends, neighbors and coworkers out to our Good Friday and Easter Service where they will hear the Good News of Jesus’ death and resurrection.
 
See you on Sunday,
Pastor Randy
 

Mark Your Calendar

Saturday, March 3 - Men's Time of Prayer at American Painting - 8 a.m.
Saturday, March 24 - IF:Table for Women at 9:30 a.m.
Sunday, March 25 - Palm Sunday
Friday, March 30 - Good Friday Service - 7 p.m.
Sunday, April 1 - Easter Sunday
 

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Hi ALBC Family,

I am so appreciative of my friend, Tim Doering and the time that he spent with you all this past Sunday in my absence.  He loves our church and has been such a blessing to us all especially at this time.
 
This coming weekend is a special one for the women of our area as they will be joining women literally all over the world to participate in the IF:Gathering.  Our local gathering, IF:Pottstown has a few seats left.  This truly is a transformative time for everyone who goes.  Ladies, you can find out all the details and register right here:  https://squareup.com/store/if-pottstown
 
I look forward to being back with you this Sunday as we open God’s word together with a focus upon the abundant life that God has for us.
 
See you soon,
Pastor Randy

Mark Your Calendar

February 9-10 - IF:Gathering for Women at Parker Ford Church 

Sat., February 10 - Men's Time of Prayer at American Painting - 8 a.m.

Sun., February 18 - Covenant Sunday - 10 a.m.

Sun., February 18 - All Church Prayer Meeting - 6:30 p.m.

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Hi ALBC Family!

I hope that you are all having a great week and that you have been able to experience the transforming presence of God. 
 
This Sunday, we will be celebrating communion together.  We will also be looking together at some of Christ’s last moments before his crucifixion during our time together in the Word. 
 
Last week, the elders of ALBC sent out an e-mail recapping the January 14th Core Meeting to all regular attenders.  If you fall into that category, but did not receive that e-mail, please e-mail Liz at Liz@engagelife.org and ask her to add you to that list as there will be additional e-mails sent out by the elders in the future.
 
Have a great Friday and see you on Sunday,
Pastor Randy

Mark Your Calendar

Saturday, January 27 - Men's Time of Prayer at American Painting - 8 a.m.

February 9-10 - IF:Pottstown for women

February 18 - All Church Prayer Meeting at CMS - 6 p.m.

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Happy New Year!  

I hope that this find you all rejoicing in God’s faithfulness and looking forward for what He has for us all in 2018!
 
On January 14th, our elders will be holding a Core Meeting immediately following the worship service that I hope you will make a priority to attend.   They will be outlining what their plan is for this stage of our transition out of our ministry at ALBC and what it will look like to welcome a new pastor.  While Amy and I have loved our time here, we are excited about the growth that God has in store for ALBC as we following His leading to church plant in the U.K.
 
Our small group winter semester sign-up month has come to a close, but since this is a holiday week, many groups are not beginning until next week.  Therefore, it is not too late to sign-up for a group!  Please e-mail Amy at amy@engagelife.org right away to do so.  You can take a look at what is being offered here:  http://www.abundantlifebiblechurch.org/small-groups-1/   
 
May God Bless you,
Pastor Randy

Mark Your Calendar

January 6 - Men's Time of Prayer at American Painting - 8 a.m. 
January 14 - Core Meeting Immediately after the worship service
January 28 - Leadership Community at Buckman's Inc. - 6:30 p.m.

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Merry Christmas, ALBC!

I hope that you all are enjoying this special week and are able to rejoice in all that Jesus means to us.  I love that Christmas Eve falls on Sunday this year.  I hope that you are all able to finish all of your preparations and really enjoy both the morning service and evening candlelight service together at ALBC.  Think of some people who you can invite to join you!
 
December is our small group sign-up month!  Don’t let the busyness of the season stop you from picking out a group to be a part of this winter.  This is the heart of our church and such an important part of our discipleship model.  Check out what is being offered here:  http://www.abundantlifebiblechurch.org/small-groups-1/

See you on Christmas Eve,
Pastor Randy
 
P.S. –This Sunday will be your last chance to contribute to our church’s gift to the Lukens family.  Just mark your gift:  “Lukens” 

Mark Your Calendars

Sunday, Dec. 24 - Worship Service - 10 a.m. and
Candlelight Christmas Eve Service - 6 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 14 - Core Meeting immediately after the 10 a.m. Service
Sunday, Jan. 28 - Leadership Community at Buckman's Inc. - 6:30 p.m. 

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Hi ALBC!

I hope that you and your families are enjoying this special time of year.  Waking up to snow today was such a beautiful blessing!

I am greatly looking forward to this Sunday as we will be having our annual Community Christmas Service along with our “Happy Birthday, Jesus!” Party.  Please invite your friends and family out to this special Sunday as well as to our Christmas Eve Services at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

See you on Sunday,
Pastor Randy

Mark Your Calendars

Saturday, December 16 - Men's Time of Prayer at American Painting
at 8 a.m.


Sunday, December 17 - Happy Birthday, Jesus! Party during our Community Christmas Service at 10 a.m.


Sunday, December 24 - Worship Service at 10 a.m. and
Candlelight Service at 6 p.m.


January 14 - Core Meeting immediately after the 10 a.m. Service


February 9-10 - IF:Gathering Simulcast for Women at Parker Ford Church

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Dear ALBC Family,

This coming Sunday is going to be a great one at ALBC as we will have a special opportunity to express our Thanksgiving and Praise to the Lord through a special time of worship and testimonies.  Michael Mazuk, one of our ALBC worship leaders of the past who moved way, will be back in town and leading worship for us.  I love this time each year and hope that you all will be able to join us.  Don’t forget!  We will all be together at one 10 a.m. service.
 
I am pleased to announce that as Amy transitions out of her ministry here at ALBC, Gary Rader will be taking over the leadership of our small group ministry.  They are working on getting the winter semester in place right now, so that it is ready for our December sign-up month.  We are in need of hosts at the moment, so if you would be willing to host a small group, let Amy or Gary know.
 
This is a wonderful time of year, where people are often more sensitive to spiritual things.  Let us all be praying about who we can invite out to ALBC this Christmas Season where they can hear about the life changing gift of Jesus.
 
See you on Sunday, 
 
Pastor Randy

Mark Your Calendars

Saturday, November 18 - Men's Time of Prayer at American Painting - 8 a.m.  (Address:  315 W. Ridge Pike, Limerick 19468)

Sunday, November 19 - Thanksgiving Service - 10 a.m.

December 3 - Parkhouse Service in Royersford - 2:30 p.m.

December 17 - Happy Birthday, Jesus Party at 10 a.m.

December 24 - Regular Sunday Service at 10 a.m. and Candlelight Christmas Eve Service at 6 p.m.