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,
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.