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One of our most favorite events of the year at Daybreak is our annual baptism & picnic. This year was no exception! Though cloudy, the weather was cool and dry as we gathered on Tyson’s
deck to enjoy delicious picnic food assortments and laid-back conversations. We gave praise to God for His life-changing work in the lives of Linda, Ally, Isaac, & Aidan as we listened to
their faith stories and witnessed their public declaration of faith in Christ through the symbol of baptism. Helping people change to become fully devoted followers of Jesus is Daybreak’s mission
and that’s what this day was all about! Special thanks to Phil & Judy for again hosting this special gathering!
Baptism is a beautiful outward picture of an inward change and commitment to follow Jesus. Many Daybreak friends and family gathered poolside on this beautiful sunny afternoon to celebrate Andrew and Chastity’s decision to follow Jesus. They shared how God has been working in their hearts and how they are committed to following Him for the rest of their lives! Then they were baptized – a public display and beautiful picture of their changed lives!
The weather was perfect for enjoying the delicious picnic feast and the time catching up with friends. It was great to see the kids having fun and the dip in the pool was a wonderful way to wind up the day.
Thanks to Phil and Judy for hosting the celebration and for all those who attended!
It was a special weekend at Daybreak as we moved our Sunday service just up the road from Spring-Ford High School to Brooke Elementary. There was contagious excitement and an energizing buzz in the building as we set up, rehearsed, transformed an elementary school into a church, and worshipped at Brooke for the first time. We ended this memorable day by joining hands as we circled our church and community in prayer! We believe the best is yet to come! Daybreak is now entering its 14th year of faithful ministry in the Royersford area. A fresh new feel, new faces, a new year, a new chapter. We look forward to what God has in store for us as we continue our faith journey to shine out Jesus' light. We welcome our new neighbors! Thinking about getting your family back in church? Be sure to give Daybreak a try! Join us!
On this first Sunday in our new location, we began a new sermon series entitled, "All In". The worship band led us in a time of upbeat meaningful worship as we invited God to invade this new space and fill it with His hope and love. A couple of cool changes include the use of a stage and dimmer lighting in the room. The lobby was filled with the hum of conversations as well as the aroma of coffee and sweet refreshments. Many connections were made which is what we are all about! And the best part is ... we get to do it all again next Sunday! See you there!
Thanks to all our Daybreak friends who gave up a couple of hours on their Saturday to pitch in and help set up, share ideas, organize, and prepare for our Sunday service! It was fun to do work together as a team of people committed to serving Christ & our community in hands-on ways!
Daybreak's mission is to shine strong in our love for God, in our love for others, and in our service to the world. On Sunday, July 28, we were on mission as we briefly gathered in the parking lot of the high school where we normally meet and then scattered throughout the community and participated in a variety of service projects. Some folks chose yard work - weeding, mulching, mowing, and general clean-up. Others chose to repair and wash an elderly woman's storm windows. Some of our congregation blessed a local family with some warm home cooked meals and others distributed flyers to advertise our 5-Day Kids Club. While these teams served, another group of Daybreakers walked the streets of Royersford and offered up prayer for our church, our service projects, and our outreach to the community.
Well done Daybreak friends! I'm so proud of you guys! It was fun to take our "service" outside our 4 walls and truly make a difference by ‘loving our neighbor’ and shining light to some needy families. Thanks again for showing up and being Jesus’ hands and feet!
Hi Daybreak Friends,
This past Sunday night in our Life Group at the Den we had a wonderful time learning about another aspect of the devotional Bible study method from Rick Warren's 40 Days In the Word study series. It’s called "Paraphrase it" and this week as we read through the book of James, there are selected verses in our workbook that we are to read several times, and then write out in our own words. The point is, we don’t really understand the Bible until we can say it in our own words. So far this week, I’ve found this to be true and I’ve really enjoyed it--getting carried away at points. I hope you all are enjoying the study/series so far this summer and that your times in God’s Word are encouraging and challenging to you.
Today, I thought I’d share my paraphrase from the past two days with you. Ever heard of the DHT version of the Bible? It’s the Dave Hakes Translation: J
Day 22 of 40 Days In the Word: James 1:2-4
"Smile and take delight when I face a variety of difficulties, when things don't necessarily go my way, when things don't work right... because these situations stimulate perseverance. And I need to let this perseverance play all the way out in my life. I need to see the problems through to resolution either in the situation or in my own life so that I become a more mature and rounded person that God can use. If I resist short circuiting God's development of perseverance or endurance in my life then I will see my maturity meter escalate. So Dave, don't skirt around the difficult issues, don't quit at halftime, don't avoid or chicken out of adversity. Hang in there. Keep going. Depend mightily on God and press on! Maturity doesn't happen overnight."
Day 23 of 40 Days In the Word: James 1:19-20
"I need to write this down and never forget it. I need big ears to listen to God and to others. Then I need a mouth that is closed and when it needs to speak, it's incredibly slow to form the words and respond. Perky ears but a 'slow as molasses' mouth. Then I also need to be so hesitant and awkwardly slow at becoming angry. It should take me days to get worked up about the wrong things instead of seconds because with time also comes perspective, reflection, and God's power to calmly handle angry thoughts and feelings. Because my human anger at the wrong things doesn't produce more of Jesus in me. Speed is key. Fast ears, slow tongue, slow Hulk-like outbursts."
I’ve also posted these on our Facebook page. Feel free to comment and add your paraphrase as well!