ALBC Newsletter


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.

ALBC Newsletter

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.

ALBC Newsletter

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.

ALBC Newsletter

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. 

ALBC Newsletter

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

ALBC Newsletter

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.

ALBC Newsletter

Hi ALBC Family!

Wow!  It finally feels like FALL out there!  It is such a beautiful time of year in our part of the country.  I can’t wait to celebrate it with you all this Saturday at ALBC’s Annual Fall Fest.  I am so thankful to Dave and Stephanie Schooler for hosting us all.  

The event is from 4-8 p.m.  If you have not yet signed up to attend, please e-mail Liz Presutti at Liz@engagelife.org by Friday afternoon and she will let you know what food item is still needed for you to bring.  Don’t miss this fun chance to enjoy being together!  Feel free to bring some friends!
 
God has been at work among us.  The Women’s Retreat last week was a very special time of connecting and processing the deep relationship with Him that God is calling all believers into.  Our small groups have been thriving with new people in attendance.  I have been so blessed to work through what it means to really lean into God through exercising my muscle of faith as I prepare for the messages in our “Living Faith" Series.  I am thankful to see God’s goodness to our church family as we seek Him.
 
I look forward to worshipping with you all on Sunday,
Pastor Randy

Mark Your Calendar

Saturday, October 21 - Men's Time of Prayer at Buckman's - 8 a.m.

Saturday, October 21 - Fall Fest at the Schooler's at 4 p.m.

Saturday, October 28 - Leadership Community at Buckman's - 9:30 a.m.

Tuesday, November 7 - Women's Time of Prayer at Buckman's - 7 p.m.  

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

 

ALBC Newsletter

Hi ALBC Family,

I am so thankful for the Sunday services that we had this past week at ALBC.  The message that my friend, Pastor Ryan Muliette, brought was a gift to us.  If you were not able to be there on Sunday, let me encourage you to take the time to listen to his sermon.  It can be found here:  http://www.abundantlifebiblechurch.org/sermons-1/
 
Today is the start of our Women’s Retreat in the Poconos.  Those who are attending it is going to be a refreshing, impactful time of rest and connecting with each other.  Please be in prayer for the 13 women who are attending (and for the dads who are holding down the fort at home!)

On Saturday, October 28th, we will be having a Leadership Community meeting at 9:30 a.m.  If you have ever given becoming a small group leader even a thought, please plan on attending this meeting.  The heartbeat of our church is within our small groups and we need more leaders as we grow.  Come out and learn about what it means to lead.  You are not making a commitment by attending, but will gain a better understanding of why we have groups, what it takes to lead and the support that is provided for our leaders.
 
This coming Sunday, we will continue in our sermon series, Living Faith!
 
I look forward to seeing you then,
Pastor Randy

Mark Your Calendar

Saturday, October 14 - Men's Time of Prayer at Buckman's Inc. - 8 a.m.

Sunday, October 15 - Needle's Eye Concert in Schwenksville - 2 p.m.

October 12-14 - Women's Retreat in the Poconos

Saturday, October 21 - Fall Fest at the Schooler's at 4 p.m.

Saturday, October 28 - Leadership Community at Buckman's - 9:30 a.m.

ALBC Newsletter

Happy First Day of Fall!

As we experience the change of seasons, I am thanking God for His continued faithfulness to Abundant Life Bible Church.  This year has brought a lot of changes for our church family.  In the past 12 months, we have seen 3 children added to our number through adoption and 5 through birth.  Some people have moved away.  God has brought new families into our church family.  We have been able to see all of our needs met and roles filled in the midst of these changes.  God has proved to us that He does great and mighty things when we call upon Him!  I look forward to what God has for us this fall as we focus on being thankful for His goodness to us as a local church.
 
Last weekend, 14 men were able to gather in the Pocono mountains for an unforgettable time together.  God used my friend, Brian Pettrey, in a mighty way to speak into the lives of each of us and we were drawn together through this experience.  What a blessing to have this kind of community.  
 
The women’s retreat is October 12th-14th.  Ladies, just ask any of the guys who attended our retreat - you want to make it to this special time away.  The book, Unseen, is life-changing and for you to get to work through it together is going to be such an encouraging time.  You can sign-up to attend the retreat this Sunday.
 
I hope that you will all plan on attending our annual Fall Fest on October 21st at Dave and Stephanie Schooler’s home.  This is sure to be a great time of connecting with one another.  There will great food, hayrides, games and fun.  This is also an opportunity to invite your neighbors and co-workers to come out and meet your church friends.  
 
This Sunday, I will be speaking on the power of prayer and we will also be celebrating communion.  I look forward to seeing you then!
 
Have a wonderful Friday,
Pastor Randy

Mark Your Calendar

Saturday, September 23 - Men's Time of Prayer at Buckman's Inc. - 8 a.m.

October 12-14 - Women's Retreat in the Poconos

Friday, October 13 - IF: Table at retreat and various homes in the community at 6 p.m.

Saturday, October 21 - Fall Fest at the Schooler's at 4 p.m.

Saturday, October 28 - Leadership Community at Buckman's - 9:30 a.m.

ALBC Newsletter

Hi from Lake Wallenpaupack!

We are having a great time up here in the Poconos on the ALBC Men’s Retreat.  I am so thankful for the chance for us to connect, have fun and spend an extended time together around God’s Word under the ministry of my friend, Brian Pettrey.  Please be in prayer for us during this special time away.  Men’s Time of Prayer will take place here in the mountains, so there will not be a meeting at Buckman’s this Saturday. 
 
This Sunday will be a great one at ALBC as Jim Maxim, the founder of Acts 4:13 Prayer Ministry, will be speaking.  He is always a blessing when he is with us at ALBC - this isn’t an opportunity that you want to miss!
 
See you then,
Pastor Randy

Mark Your Calendar

Saturday, September 23 – Men’s Time of Prayer at Buckman’s Inc. – 8 a.m.
 
October 12-14 – Women’s Retreat in the Poconos
 
Friday, October 13 – IF:Table at retreat and at homes in the community at 6 p.m.
 
Saturday, October 21 – Fall Fest at the Schooler’s Home
 
Saturday, October 28 – Leadership Community at Buckman’s – 9:30 a.m.