ALBC Newsletter

Dear ALBC,

We want to thank Gary Rader for his message of the hope we have in Jesus! If you missed it, you will definitely want to give it a listen this week via our website!

As Gary said, the same God that led Abraham and Paul is the same God guiding Abundant Life! We are excited to share the progress of the search team with you…

Pastoral Search Update

The pastoral search team has been working hard to discern the best candidate for our next Lead Pastor. They started with over 100 resumes, narrowed it down to 46 after a first round of vetting, and were hoping to narrow the 46 down to less than 10 during their last meeting.

We are happy to report the Lord made it very clear that we had a consensus to extend a more detailed application to eight men. We asked these men to respond with the filled out application and sermon samples.

The pastoral team is now processing these applications, listening to lots of sermons, and meeting next week to prayerfully decide with which of the eight the Lord would have us to continue down this road.

Please be praying along with us for this process. It has been excited to see the Lord at work, and we know that He will continue to be faithful!

Sunday’s 11/4 Guest Speaker

We have had a change in guest speakers for this Sunday. We are excited to welcome Glenn Eshelman, Founder of Sight & Sound theatres. He is an ordained minister, evangelist, and creative photographer and painter. He and his wife Shirley have seen the faithfulness of God through hard times. Glenn’s theme of the morning sermon will be from I Thessalonians. We are looking forward to having him share with us this Sunday!

Rescheduled Fall Work Day 11/3

Due to the rain this past weekend, our Fall Work Day will now be this Saturday morning, November 3rd lead by Josh Bruton. We’ll meet at 9:00am to help around the building with some clean-up and maintenance work. This is a great way to show our appreciation to our friends and hosts at Providence COB! Please let Josh know if you will be able to attend.

Cold Brew Coffee Event this Thursday 11/1 Evening in Phoenixville

ALBC's own Dom Presutti, along with his sister Andrea, have officially launched their mobile cold brew coffee business, Celebrant Coffee. They are so excited to share this news with the church family as many of you were among the first to taste test their coffee. Their first event is this coming Thursday evening (11/1) at the Phoenixville Harvest Festival Night Market. Stop by their tent to support them in downtown Phoenixville from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. You can also check out their website and follow them on Instagram.

Mark your Calendars for these Special services:

Sunday 11/18 9am - Thanksgiving Sunday at 9:00am

Monday Evening 12/24 - Christmas Eve Service – more details to come!

Thanks for being a part of Abundant Life!

The Elder Team

Jordan Craft, Courage Dhliwayo, Matt Erdman, Matt Gahman and John LoRusso

elders@engagelife.org

Colossians 2:6-7

So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.