Outreach Events 2017

Thu

09

Jul

2020

Worship Out of the Valley

On Sunday, July 12, we will be kicking off our new series, "Valleys" and will be challenged by an incredible story tucked away in 2 Chronicles 20. Here is a playlist I put together on Spotify! Let's worship out of the valley just like King Jehoshaphat! - Pastor Dave

Thu

09

Jul

2020

BOLT VBS for Kids

 

 

 

 

 

Hi Parents!

 

We've been invited by our friends at Parker Ford Church for a virtual summer VBS! Invite some friends, neighbor kids and engage in this "Backyard Bible Club" type of VBS. Aydric & Anders are looking forward to it! How about you? 

 

BOLT will be happening July 26-28. With minimal preparation, easy to follow instructions, and a video that leads you and your kids step by step through each of the 3 days, BOLT is designed for you to perform with your family at home. It is so simple. During Bolt, your family will participate in fun games that illustrate what it means to listen to and focus on Jesus. The videos are really fun and engaging. There are memory verses, fun music, and an origami folding craft on each day. BOLT VBS is for ages 4 and up. 

 

In order to provide you a kit with most of the things you will need for the 3 days of VBS, you must register by July 9. We will let you know when the kits are ready for pick up. To register, please follow the link below. Feel free to share the registration link with families, neighbors, and friends. All of them can benefit from our virtual VBS! 

 

BOLT VBS LINK

 

After registering, stay tuned as you will receive an email with a guide for parents and leaders with simple step by step instructions to use BOLT. Get your family excited about BOLT. This is going to be SO MUCH FUN!

 

If any questions, please contact Brandi Russell at brandi@parkerfordchurch.com

Thu

02

Jul

2020

Summer Life Groups - 2020

We are excited to offer 2 summer Life Group gatherings! We will be reading and discussing the book of James & using a brand new eBook & discussion guide from Daybreak's founding pastor, John Pletcher. 

 

1. Online Life Group via Zoom on Monday nights, beginning July 13 at 7pm. 

2. In-person Life Group (outdoors) at the Ottey's home on Thursday evenings beginning on July 9 at 7pm. 

 

If you're interested in either one of these Groups, contact info@enjoydaybreak.com. Thanks

 

Thu

02

Jul

2020

Re*Opening Indoor Guidelines

In case we need to gather indoors at the Music School (because of bad weather), we want you to know about some changes we've made and some new guidelines in place. The Daybreak Leadership Team has designed a plan around grace and concern for your safety. 

 

The social distancing guidelines below will apply to our indoor meetings.

 

Personal Health

We ask our most vulnerable to continue to worship from home. We hope to live stream our indoor services on YouTube at 9:30am. Our outdoor services will be posted later Sunday afternoon. 

If you are sick or have a fever, please continue to worship from home. 

Click here for info on how to care for yourself and what to do if you are sick.

 

Masks

Show you care for your neighbor by wearing a face covering for the safety, protection, and comfort level of others. If you don’t have a mask (or forget yours), new masks will be available in the lobby. *Unless a medical condition prohibits wearing a mask, or age 2 or under. Here is an article that articulates some Biblical reasons why we are adopting this guideline at Daybreak. 

 

Families

Sit together with your family or those who live in your home. We will not be offering KidZone or BreakOut this summer. FUSE (regional youth ministry for students in grades 6-12) is re-gathering for in-person youth ministry on Monday nights beginning July 6 at Parker Ford Church, Pottstown. 

 

Coming and Going

Restrooms will remain open. There are new hand-sensor faucets, towel and soap dispensers installed.  

Please take your conversations & fellowship outside the building after the service, taking any trash and personal items to help us keep the Music School clean. 

 

Social Distancing 

Stay 6 feet apart from those who do not live in your home. 

Please refrain from handshakes or hugs at this time. A friendly wave and smiling eyes will suffice for now.

 

Food and Beverage

Please eat and drink before arriving at Daybreak.  

Coffee and refreshments will not be available at this time. 

Water fountains will be closed. Daybreak water bottles will be available in the lobby for emergencies.  

 

Hygiene

Hand-sanitizing stations are available. 

High contact surfaces will be cleaned by a cleaning crew before we gather on Sundays.

Doors propped for airflow to reduce contact with surfaces. 

 

Donations

An offering box will be located at the back of the Music Hall near the doors if you wish to give in person as you enter or exit.  

Online giving options are also available through the Tithely App or mailing a check to Daybreak's P.O. Box address (P.O. Box 541 Royersford, PA 19468). 

 

Have Questions? Email us.

Thu

18

Jun

2020

Outdoor Worship Service

That's right!!! After 2 really great worship experiences outside, we are going to continue to gather outdoors for Sunday worship for at least the rest of summer! In case of rain, we will gather indoors (see more info about indoor gatherings)

 

So continuing on July 12, bring a chair, bring a mask and let's continue to gather in the adjacent field next to the Music School. We'll be making a few adjustments to our set-up and also encouraging some folks to park in the grass so the walk is more level and shorter. Let's pray for beautiful Sunday mornings this summer! 

 

It's our intent to keep these outdoor services pretty simple and informal yet worshipful and honoring to God. Let’s all practice social distancing, using broad smiles as a short-term replacement for handshakes and hugs, etc… We want everyone to feel welcomed, but also feel safe. Thanks for your help with this.

 

The bathrooms in the Music School will be available for use. 

 

If you're unable to join us in person - no worries! We will record and post these outdoor services later on Sunday afternoon on Daybreak's YouTube channel

 

*Please stay home if you or your family members are experiencing or have recently experienced symptoms associated with the flu or the common cold (fever, persistent cough, headache, chills, etc.)  

 

**Please take caution ... if you are dealing with a health issue where your doctor recommends that you not attend gatherings due to the impact of you “catching” whatever is going around, please be wise and follow your doctor’s advice.

 

***Please take caution ... If you are part of a higher-risk group. We are aware that those who are most at-risk for this virus are the elderly and those with compromised immune or respiratory systems. If you fall into one of these categories, please take extra precaution in making your decisions about Sunday attendance. 

Sat

06

Jun

2020

June 14 Worship Service in Philly

Sun

03

May

2020

Join us Online!

June 6, 2020 UPDATE

 

Hi Daybreak Friends, 

 

Church has never been about a building, but rather the community of believers gathered in unity, regardless the size of the group. Until we are all together again in our building, we invite you to embrace community in some different ways this month as part of our Regathering Plan.

 

First, gather as families in homes … go ahead and invite another family to watch one of the June services (from One Church Initiative) online with you, or simply share a meal with friends you have not seen in a while. Use proper social distancing etc... This month our OCI series is "Prayer Matters". DJay, Brandon, Carl, and I have recorded videos about different aspects of prayer. You can view the videos on Sundays from the One Church Initiative YouTube Channel or the revised one that I put together on Daybreak's YouTube Channel. The series begins this Sunday - "How I Am Praying For My Kids (And You)" 

 

Second, gather once again with your Life Group … take advantage of great weather and backyards for interaction and fellowship. 

 

Lastly, invite an individual or family, new to Daybreak, to your home or to join your Life Group gathering. 

 

As the leadership of Daybreak prepares for regathered services at the Music School, we want to offer the safest facility and environment for all of our church family & community. With this in mind, we will make sure the facility is cleaned and sanitized (especially all hard, common surfaces like door handles, countertops, etc.) as well the bathrooms. CMS has purchased touchless soap, paper towel and hand-sanitizing equipment and is awaiting install on all these. There will be no offering baskets passed around, so please use the offering boxes located in the back of the Music Hall or continue to give online through the Tithely App. 

 

As we move through the month of June, there will be opportunities to gather as an entire church family that will be safe and spirit lifting. Please make yourself aware of them below, taking notice of the social distancing guidelines that will be implemented for each event.

 

June 14: Invitation to attend "One Church, One Hope" in Philly at 10am 

Bring your own chair, a facemask, and observe social distancing 

 

June 21: Drive-In / Outside Worship Gathering at Community Music School at 9:30am 

**Outdoor social distance requirements in place 

 

June 28: Drive-In / Outside Worship Gathering at Community Music School at 9:30am

**Outdoor social distance requirements in place 

 

July 5: Online Service Only (One Church Initiative) 

 

July 12: Worship Service inside Community Music School at 9:30am 

No Nursery, KidZone or BreakOut but family friendly special elements included in the service. 

*Indoor social distance requirements in place.

 

The Lord has seen all of us through it, and He has seen all of us beyond it … and we can say unequivocally, the best days of Daybreak are ahead!

 

Thank you for your love, your prayers, your support, and your patience! We love you, and we will see you soon!

 

Your Daybreak Leadership Team

 

*Indoor Social Distance Requirements: (still in process) 

 

**Outdoor Social Distance Requirements: 

  • If you have a fever or any other symptoms of illness, please stay home.
  • Please be aware of social distancing by keeping a comfortable space between you and those you are sitting near.
  • There will be no handshaking or hugging as a form of greeting one another. Greet each other with a smile and do not assume others are ready for physical contact yet.
  • Masks are highly recommended and encouraged. 

 

"Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony." Col. 3:14 (NLT) 

 

Online Service for May 31, 2020

Online Service for May 24, 2020

Online Service for May 17, 2020

Teaching for May 3 - "What's Your Purpose?" 

During this unprecedented time of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, we will gathering online for worship. 

Join us on Sunday mornings for a time of worship, teaching, and discussion. Daybreak is partnering with a couple of other local churches for this special series. Watch this video from Pastor Carl Kramer at Northpointe Community Church as he explains what the One Church Initiative is all about. While you're there, be sure to subscribe to the One Church Initiative YouTube Channel.

 

One Church Initiative Service for May 3 - "Jesus is > Me"  

March 29 - "Jesus is > Fear" (Pastor DJay Martin at Parker Ford Church)
April 5 - "Jesus is > Loneliness" (Pastor David Hakes at Daybreak)
April 12 - "Jesus is > Death" (Pastor Brandon Vining at NorthPointe)
April 19 - "Jesus is > Suffering" (Carl Kramer at NorthPointe)

April 26 - "Jesus is > Time" (Pastor DJay Martin at Parker Ford Church)

May 3 - "Jesus is > Me" (Pastor Tim Doering from Netzer) 

May 10 - "Mothers & the Life of Jesus" (recorded Zoom call with pastors)  

Join us every Thursday evening at 7pm for a Midweek Online Connection! We'd love to have your smiling face on the screen  via Zoom Video Conference. This is a great way to connect with your Daybreak friends and pray together as a church during this pandemic crisis. 

Zoom Link / Password: Daybreak

Even though we are not currently meeting on Sundays, you can still support Daybreak's ministry! Feel free to use the free Tithely App or mail a check to Daybreak's mailing address (P.O. Box 541 Royersford, PA 19468). 

Sat

28

Mar

2020

Online Worship Services

We're partnering with NorthPointe and Parker Ford Church for a series, called "Jesus is Greater Than". This series is based on the book of Hebrews and calls us to a specific "Let us ..." in response. There will also be a time of worship. Feel free to sing and worship along at home as the lyrics are provided on the screen. Gather all those in our home and come together for a collaborative online worship experience each Sunday morning until we are able to gather again! 

Sat

14

Mar

2020

3/15 Service CANCELLED

What a week it has been, right? Take a deep breath. 

 

I want to update you regarding Daybreak's response to the COVID-19 virus and the recent developments regarding how to handle it and recommended actions. I've been in communication with Daybreak's leaders, other regional church leaders, Bryan Hoke from the BIC, and the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety (including an important conference call this morning for churches). I have made the difficult decision to cancel our Worship Gathering this Sunday (3/15). 

 

We are not fearful or panicked. However, we do want to be wise, and particularly cognizant of how this virus is effecting the most vulnerable among us. In that way, our desire is that this move is a tangible way to love our neighbors by discouraging it's further spread. This is especially important right now in Montgomery County. 

 

Our Church Management Team is monitoring the situation closely and will be in regular communication about how we as church should be responding, both to ensure the safety of all our folks, but also keeping an eye out for opportunities for us to be a blessing in our communities.

 

Community Music School followed the orders from Governor Wolf yesterday to close "all schools, community centers, gyms and entertainment venues, including (YMCAs), theaters, sporting events, concerts, and I am strongly recommending the closure of non-essential retail facilities", They will remain closed with a tentative re-opening date of March 30th. Daybreak still has the opportunity to utilize the building on Sundays if we so choose. 

 

At this point, our hope is that we will resume our normal service next Sunday, March 22nd. But again, I'll keep you posted. 

 

As of right now (as things can change rapidly), this coming Sunday morning, I will be participating in a round table discussion at another local church in Chester County along with a couple of other pastors and regional leaders. This church has cancelled all kids programs and is asking everyone 65 years or older to remain home and it will probably be a small gathering. I am not asking you attend this church but hope to share the video/podcast with you all at the beginning of next week. We will be discussing the situation, what it looks like to respect/submit to the authority over us, how our witness to our community is impacted by how we respond in this instance, best care for the vulnerable around us, and fear versus faith. 

 

Finally, while all of this can feel overwhelming and fearful, I want to encourage you to use this as an opportunity to shine out Jesus' light and love to your neighbors. Here are a few ways you can do that: 

  1. Follow the precautions recommended by the CDC. If you stay healthy, you won't help spread anything. (see these precautions below.)
  2. Pray for and check in on your elderly neighbors or those with chronic illnesses. Can you pick up some groceries or other necessities for them so they don't need to go out? Can you pick up medications for them at the Pharmacy? 
  3. Only buy just what you need. If you need something, go ahead and get it. But don't let fear drive you to stock up on things you don't need that others might. If you have 10 cases of toilet paper at home, you've probably given into fear ...
  4. Check in with one another. If you are concerned about someone, check in with them and see if there's any way you can help out.
  5. My hope and prayer is that we would respond with profound love and grace during this uncertain time, bringing peace where there is anxiety, hope where there is despair and love where there is fear. 

 

If at anytime you have needs, questions, thoughts, need prayer etc... please give me a call. Cell # 610.850.3454 

 

Prayer & blessings,

Dave

 

CDC Recommendations to stay healthy:

  • Practice social distancing (limit unnecessary gatherings with large groups)
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing (If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer)
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash 
  • Clean and disinfect frequently-touched objects and surfaces (phone, computers, etc.)

 

Sun

01

Mar

2020

I AM

 

Jesus revealed His character, purpose, and identity through seven dynamic “I AM” statements in the Gospel according to John. During this season of Lent leading up to Easter Sunday, we will be unpacking each one of these declarations and seeing how Jesus intersects with our lives. 

March 1 – “The Door of the Sheep”

In our culture, there seems to be many doors to various powers and gods; yet Jesus boldly declares that He is the door. A relationship with God is possible only through Jesus.

John 10:7, 9

 

March 8 – “The Good Shepherd”

As our Good Shepherd, Jesus guides, protects, and provides for us as His sheep.

John 10:11, 14, Psalm 23

 

March 15 – “The Light of the World”

Tired of the darkness & evil around us? Look to Jesus, who reveals our hope with His brilliant light.

John 8:12, 9:5

 

March 22 – “The True Vine”

How do we stay “on-vine” and connected to Jesus? 

John 15:1

 

March 29 – “The Bread of Life”

Grab a slice of the One who can truly satisfy and who is essential for eternal life.

John 6:35, 48, 51

 

April 5 – “The Way the Truth, the Life”

On this Palm Sunday, we’ll zoom in on each of these 3 descriptions of Jesus. These words may just change your life!

John 14:6

Palm Sunday

 

April 12 – “The Resurrection & the Life”

On this Easter Sunday, hurry again to the empty tomb and discover that the Resurrection is not an event – it’s a person!

John 11:25

Easter Sunday!

Mon

17

Feb

2020

Serving a Meal

Daybreak Church was able to shine the light of Jesus by serving a few hungry men and women in our community. We partnered with Ministries on Main Street again by helping serve an evening meal to some homeless in Pottstown for 5 nights in February. There were about 25 different people from Daybreak that prepared and served these meals. This experience was once again not only a blessing to those at the shelter but more so to those who helped serve. There was a rich time of sharing and reflection the following Sunday during the worship service at Daybreak. We post this here not to brag or boast about our care for the needy. Jesus was clear, that should never be one’s motive (Matthew 6:1-4). But part of Daybreak’s mission is to serve others and shine out Jesus’s light – so this is an opportunity to say, we are on mission! Thanks again to all who helped serve!  

Sun

12

Jan

2020

Better

 

It’s a new year and many of us share this feeling - we want 2020 to be better than last year. So we start off with good intentions by making commitments to improve but we inevitably end up not following through. There has to be a better way, right? Join us at Daybreak for this new series!

 

January 12 – “Better in 2020”

A perfect year may be impossible, but a better year is possible.

Matthew 6:33; Ephesians 5:25–27

 

January 19 – “Better Way to Live” 

What’s weighing you down because you refuse to let it go?

1 Corinthians 6:19-20, Romans 6:16-17 

 

January 26 – “One Handful is Better”

Learning to let go of the things that don’t matter and holding tightly to that which does matter.

Ecclesiastes 4:6

Congregational Meeting after the Service

 

February 2 – “Wisdom is Better”

Abandoning our foolish pursuits for a valuable search of true Biblical wisdom.

Proverbs 16:16 and other Proverbs.

 

February 9 – “A Patient Person is Better”

Sometimes the best things come to those who patiently wait. Discover the benefits for those who practice patience.

Proverbs 16:32

 

February 16 – “One Day is Better”

Learning to live with an awareness of the presence of God in our every day lives.

Psalm 84:1-2, 10

 

February 23 – “A Good Name is Better”

What do others think when they hear your name? Discover the importance of a good name and reputation as well as the steps you can take today to create tomorrow’s legacy.

Proverbs 22:1

Sun

05

Jan

2020

Shine Bright

 

What if we strove to be light in our identity not just our activity? We’ll unpack Jesus' teaching and resolve to shine brighter in this New Year. 

 

Matthew 5:14-16

Sun

15

Dec

2019

The Characters of Christmas

The original cast from that first Christmas … a very unlikely, ordinary group of peculiar people waiting expectantly for the arrival of their Messiah and King. This Christmas at Daybreak, we’ll catch up with these folks as told in the ancient Scriptures and see how their stories intersect with ours. See the difference that Jesus made in the lives of people such as Zechariah and Elizabeth, the Shepherds, May and Joseph, and more.

December 15 – “Family Skeletons”

God’s plans are bigger than our mistakes and He invites each one of us to become part of His family.
Matthew 1:1-17, John 1:12

 

December 22 – “Shepherds”

God isn’t looking for the best and brightest but instead those who receive and respond to His glory.
Luke 2:8-20

 

December 24 – “Mary & Joseph”

"She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins."

Matthew 1:18-25, Proverbs 19:21
Christmas Eve Service @ 5pm
Candlelight / Worship
Christmas cookies afterward - Please bring cookies to share.

 

December 29 – “Zechariah & Elizabeth”

As we see God’s gracious and miraculous blessing on an elderly couple, Elizabeth and Zechariah, we’ll be encouraged that God indeed hears our prayers. We’ll be challenged to take Him at His word. Join us for this family service after Christmas!
Luke 1
Communion
Family Service

Sun

08

Dec

2019

Guest Speaker - Missionary Jason Oberholser

 

Since partnering with BIC U.S. World Missions in 2008, the Oberholsers have worked to build relationships with Navajos in New Mexico, lead people into a relationship with Jesus Christ, and disciple Navajo believers. We’re excited to hear from Jason this Sunday at Daybreak.

Sun

01

Dec

2019

Guest Speaker - Jay McCumber

Jay will be joining us this Sunday and sharing a message with Daybreak. Jay is the executive Director of Teaching The Word  Ministries in Leola, PA and Minister of Regional Leader Development at Cornerstone Christian Fellowship in Lebanon.

He also oversees Direction and Leadership on the Netzer team.

Sun

01

Dec

2019

Christmas Outreach 2019

This Christmas season, we partnered with Perkiomen Valley School District to help support families in need this holiday season through the fourth annual PV Cares Holiday Drive. We collected items to support the Daily Bread Food Pantry and the PV Power Packs program, both of which are serving PV families during the holiday season.

 

Thanks to everyone who brought in gifts, cards, and cash to help bless kids in the PV School District through the Power Pack program. Way to shine out Jesus’ light at Christmas! 

    Kindergarten/Grade 1 – Toys for toddlers
    Grade 2/3 (Girls) – Toys such as Polly Pockets, Legos, Hello Kitty & LOL Surprise!
    Grade 4/5 (Boys) – Toys such as Legos, Hot Wheels City sets & Star Wars items
    Grade 6/7 (Boys or Girls) – Board games, Paw Patrol items, Nerf toys, V-Tech toys
    Grade 8/9 (Teen girl) – Movie tickets/ultimate packs, make-up/bath kits, nail polish kits, hoodies &lounge pants
    Grade 10/11 (Teen boy) – Movie tickets/ultimate packs, hoodies, lounge pants & cologne
    Grade 12 – Gift cards to Target or Wal-Mart (smaller denominations preferred)

Sun

24

Nov

2019

Thanksgiving Service

 

 

 

November 24 – “Thanksgiving Service”

Come prepared to share a word of thanks & gratitude during our open mic time of sharing during our worship service.

Communion

Thu

17

Oct

2019

Men's Retreat 2019

Daybreak’s 2019 Men’s Retreat was so much fun! Kent and Phil hosted the annual retreat again at their cabin in the mountains of Central PA.

Twelve guys were able to get away October 17-19 and enjoy amazing food, target shooting, a 5-mile mountain hike, bonfires, recreational games like Kan-Jam and cornhole, conversations, worship and prayer. In fact, prayer was the theme for this year’s retreat.

We read Max Lucado’s little book “Pocket Prayers,” as well as the Lord’s Prayer and talked in our sessions together about how to communicate with God more consistently. We welcomed a couple of Daybreak “alumni” and friends, Pastor John Pletcher and Pastor John Courchesne who joined our Retreat. They helped to lead the morning sessions after breakfast.

There was plenty of storytelling, reminiscing, laughter, and fun enjoyed by this group of guys! Thanks to those who were able to go this year! Keep prayer at the center of your life.

For more photos of the event, visit the Google Photo Album.

Sun

13

Oct

2019

The Struggle is Real

 

Do you have a bad habit you just can’t seem to kick? A particular hang-up that is impeding your progress? A particular pattern of behavior that’s negatively impacting others around you? Join us for this new series as we tackle some of the toughest struggles that grip many of us on daily basis. Get untangled this fall at Daybreak as we allow God to overcome our struggles.

October 13 – “At Odds with Myself”  

Uncover the secret to personal change (hint: it’s not will power, pills, or promises). 
Romans 7:15-25, John 8:32

 

October 20 – “The iLife”

Do you know an arrogant and proud person? It’s certainly not you, right? Of course not! :) See for yourself the happiness and power that come with true humility.
Various Proverbs, Matthew 7:5, 5:5, Romans 12:3

 

October 27 – “Hooked”

Get set free from destructive addictions. It’s time.
Romans 6:12-13, 13:14, 2 Peter 2:19, various Proverbs

 

November 3 – “Living in the Red Makes No $ense”

It’s been said before that our yearning often exceeds our earning. Learn some smart tips for money management from the wisest person who ever lived.
Proverbs 21:20 and others, Matthew 6:19-21, Philippians 4:19, Hebrews 13:5

 

November 10 – ““It Can’t Wait Until Tomorrow””

How many times do we say or think, “Oh, this can wait… I’ll get to that someday… maybe tomorrow…”? Join us as we look at a very short but pointed verse (James 4:17) and talk practical ways to avoid procrastination.
James 4:17 and others

 

November 17 – “Forsaking All Others”

Discover God’s plan for sexual purity.

1 Corinthians 10:13, Psalm 119:9, 101:3, Matthew 5:28, 6:22-23, 2 Timothy 2:22

 

 

Sun

15

Sep

2019

TOGETHER

 

 

At some point, we are all searching for connectedness—searching for a way to be part of something bigger than us. Join us at Daybreak for this 4-week series as we unpack how the church is a place of belonging—rooted in restoration and unity brought by Jesus. Looking to get back to church? We’d love to have you connect with us this fall, get plugged in, form friendships, and have the chance to serve together in the community.

September 15: “TOGETHER We Find Peace”

Peace is a Person, not just a feeling. Discover how we can find peace together through unity in Jesus.
Ephesians 2:17-22

 

September 22: “TOGETHER We Experience Love”

The love between Jesus and His Father is love without separation, without boundaries, without end. And while we often don’t even come close to that kind of love, experiencing it is the reason we come back to church. It is the reason God calls us to be together.
Ephesians 3:16-19

 

September 29: “TOGETHER We Grow Stronger”

Our togetherness as followers of Jesus is more about strength for moving forward, not just for staying safe.
Ephesians 4:15-16

 

October 6: “TOGETHER We Can Change the World”

Changing the world doesn’t require superheroes or even superhuman powers; it requires consistent choices to follow Christ daily and to walk together on the journey as He leads us.
Ephesians 4:32–5:2

Sun

08

Sep

2019

Hidden

 

Ever felt unnoticed, unappreciated, or your life is interrupted in some frustrating way? Learn how Jesus uses these hidden times to accomplish His plan & purpose in our lives.

 

Guest Speaker: Monica Lanigan

Sun

01

Sep

2019

Happy Feet

Guest Speaker: Pat Storey

Missionary Pat Storey will share about her recent mission trip to Uganda where she oversaw a team from Teen Missions to help wash and repair people’s feet. How are you serving others in your life?

Sun

25

Aug

2019

Planted & Flourishing

 

 

God never meant for us to simply go to church but instead to be the church. It's so important to the health of the Church that we be people who are plugged in to God and community.

Sun

11

Aug

2019

Esther - For Such a Time as This

 

Esther was made for a specific & pivotal moment and God used her in a significant way to rescue His people. Although God is never mentioned in this short story, His hand of providence is seen throughout. He is the Author of a grand story of redemption, and it includes you! Discover the role you play in God’s story by joining us for this 2-week series at Daybreak!

August 11 – “Who’s the Real Hero of Your Story?” 

Though not mentioned by name, God is the main character and hero in the story of Esther. He’s also the main character in your story, too! 

 

 

August 18: “The Power of One”

God advances His redemptive work in the world by calling and empowering available and willing individuals. Will you be the one? 

Esther 4:13-17

 

Sat

27

Jul

2019

Feed My Starving Children Mobile Pack

 

On July 27, 2019, Daybreak-ers participated with a group of 200 volunteers at the Berean Bible Church in Pottstown for two hours to pack meals for children in need.  The event is one of many such meal-packing events held across the country.  The sponsoring organization is "Feed My Starving Children", fmsc.org

Collectively, at the event, all of us (not just Daybreak) felt great about the results:

  • Packed 245 boxes 
  • Packed 52,000+ meals

...which feeds 144 children one meal each day for a year. 

 

Two more packing shifts were scheduled for the same day... imagine the impact on the children in need!

Praise God!

Check out more photos & videos of the event.

 

Thanks to everyone who helped! Next year’s date is July 25, 2020. We’ll be there! Save the date on your calendars.

Sun

19

May

2019

The Epistle of James - A Faith That Works

 

Jesus’ half-brother writes to a community of faith that was struggling and also suffering. These ancient insights, reminders, & teachings are incredible timely for us today! Discover a faith that is operable and alive as we follow Jesus! Join us for this new series beginning May 19!

May 19 – “Trials & Temptations”  

As followers of Jesus, we will face trials and temptations in this world which will test our faith. Find out how enduring adversity can actually lead to joy.

James 1:1-18

 

May 26 – “Listening & Doing” 

True religion is faith in action. We'll have some fun with this truth during our family service this holiday weekend.

Memorial Day Weekend
Family Service

James 1:19-27

 

June 2 – “Judgment & Mercy”

Gaining some tips & wisdom on how to treat all people right.

James 2:1-13
 

June 9 – “Faith & Works”

What is real faith? It’s not something you say, or feel, or think, or believe. It’s something you do! Join us for this challenging message about living out our faith. 

James 2:14-26
 

June 16 – “Blessings & Curses”

How often do your words get you in trouble? Learn how to tame the power of the tongue.Father’s Day
James 3:1-12

 

June 23 – “Arrogant & Humble” 

Uncover the cure for endless arguments. Try humility.

James 4

 

 

 

 

 

June 30 – “Life Intact”

Guest Speaker: Ericka Henry (Neighborhood Pastor at Holy District in Allentown) 

New Brethren in Christ Church/Missional Initiative in Allentown

 

Join us as church planter Ericka Henry paints a picture of what a wholistic, integrated life is like and why it’s important to our faith.

James 3:13-18

July 7 – “Who Made You Judge?”

Breaking the habit of criticizing and judging others.
James 4:11-12

 

July 14 – “Future Planning”

Avoiding the mistakes of planning without God, presuming about tomorrow and procrastinating today.
James 4:13-17

 

July 21 – “Wealthy & Wise”

The right and wrong uses of wealth according to Jesus’ half brother, James.
James 5:1-6

 

July 28 – “Patience You Must Have … My Young Padawan”  

Discover practical tips for growing the virtue of patience in our lives!
James 5:7-12

 

August 4 – “Prayer When I’m Hurting”  

Harnessing the power of prayer when we’re hurting emotionally, physically and spiritually.
James 5:13-20

Sun

12

May

2019

It's Just a Phase

 

Mother’s Day

 

Discover the 5 Phases of Influence leaders can leverage to nurture successful kids at every age & stage.


Proverbs 22:6

Sun

05

May

2019

Following Jesus on Mission

 

 

Guest speaker, Bryan Hoke will be teaching about what it looks like to follow Jesus on mission.

Luke 4:14-21

Sun

28

Apr

2019

Think on Such things

 

Elevating our thoughts & attitudes from pessimism to optimism based on what God says.

 

Philippians 4:8, Romans 8

Communion

Sun

21

Apr

2019

Easter Sunday

 

“Bringing What’s Dead Back to Life”


Is there something dead in your life you are asking God to bring back to life? Find renewed hope in the resurrection power of Jesus!

 

Luke 23:45-24:8

Sun

14

Apr

2019

My House

This Palm Sunday, listen as guest speaker, Tim Doering, shares how Jesus desires His house to be known for a place of prayer above anything else.


Matthew 21:1-16


Communion

Sun

07

Apr

2019

Get Close to Jesus

 

 

 

Do you need a breakthrough in your life? It begins with close proximity to Jesus.

Luke 8:43-56

Sun

31

Mar

2019

Shine Your Light

 

 

How can you share your faith with others? It’s not as difficult as you think!

Luke 5:29-32, John 4:28-30, John 9:25-27

Sun

10

Mar

2019

The Comparison Trap

We look to our left & right, we scroll up & down … all the while comparing our messy reality to others' perfect snapshots. We’re constantly trying to evaluate how we measure up to the people around us. Our friends have become our audience and our job success, activities, and even our kids have become part of our brand. Not only is it exhausting – it’s dangerous! It’s a trap! But there is a way out. For 3 weeks, we’re going to discover how to escape the Comparison Trap!

March 10 – “OCD”

Do you suffer from ‘Obsessive Comparison Disorder’? Discover the way out this Sunday at Daybreak! 
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 4:4-8

 

March 17 – “FOMO”

Does the ‘Fear of Missing Out’ keep you on edge? This Sunday at Daybreak, we’ll talk about it and learn how to combat FOMO with gratitude.
Scripture: Philippians 4:10-13

 

March 24 – “Scarcity Atrocity” 

Do you ever feel like you’ll never have enough? If so, you might be plagued with the scarcity mindset. The remedy is not found in comparing who has more with who has less, but on focusing on what God has entrusted to us.
Scripture: Matthew 25:14-30

Sun

03

Mar

2019

Branch Life

 

Learn how tree life is similar to our spiritual life.

 

Guest Speaker: Josh Park

 

Pastor of Branch Life Church, Pottstown

 

Sun

20

Jan

2019

Mountains

 

The obstacles in our life can feel like mountains. We often think of Scriptures that talk about moving mountains; but sometimes we’re not supposed to move the mountain…we’re supposed to climb it. Join us as we see what happens on the mountains!

January 20 – “Mountain of New Beginnings”

Mount Ararat  (story of Noah, righteous living, Noahic Covenant, new beginnings)

Will you follow in the steps of Noah and walk faithfully with your God in 2019?
Genesis 6-8, 8:4 

 

January 27 – “Mountain of Testing”

Mount Moriah (Abraham and Isaac, God provides, faith to obey all the way)
Our trust in God and acts of obedience are put to the test. How far will you go?
Genesis 22:1-19

 

February 3 – “Mountain of God’s Story & Glory”  

Mount Pisgah/Mt. Nebo (place where Moses saw the Promised Land, God uses a lifetime to accomplish His purpose, God keeps His promises, he may take you through the desert but He is working His good plan for your life)
Faithfully living for our God who keeps His promises.
Deuteronomy 32:48-52

 

February 10 – “Mountain of Choice & Chase”

Mount Carmel (Elijah and prophets of Baal)
A fiery showdown that will draw you closer to God.  
1 Kings 18:16-46

 

February 17 – “Mountain of Glory”

Mount Hermon / Mount Tabor (mountain of transfiguration)
God calls us to a multisensory journey of following His Son, Jesus. Are you all eyes and ears?
Matthew 17:1–8, Mark 9:2–8, Luke 9:28–36, 2 Peter 1:16–18
Communion

 

February 24 – “Mountain of Commission”

Mount of Olives (Jesus ascending to Heaven, commission His followers to make disciples until He returns at the same exact location)
Receiving and accomplishing our mountaintop-mission to make disciples … until Jesus returns to this same mountain.
Acts 1:1-12, Matthew 28:16-20

Sun

30

Dec

2018

First

As we look forward to 2019, how can we better prioritize our day, week, month, and year so that God is FIRST?

December 30 - "First"

Join us as we talk practical ways to prioritize the important things of life.
Matthew 6:33, Psalm 63:1, Acts 20:7, 2 Corinthians 9:7, Matthew 6:17-18

 

January 6 -"Ask Anything"

Discover how prevailing prayer brings God's power and breakthrough!

Luke 11:1-13

 

January 13: “Serving up the Final Standings” 

Guess who comes in first according to Jesus? It may surprise you. Learn how to strengthen your serve!

Mark 9:33-35

Sun

02

Dec

2018

The Star: A Journey to Christmas

 

Over two thousand years ago, a star burst through the darkness and signaled the long-awaited, yet still unexpected birth of a Savior. This Advent season, you are invited to follow the star. It’s not just about the destination, but also about a journey we can take together to experience God’s Hope, Love, Joy, and Peace.

December 2 – “The Star: A Journey of Hope” 

Description: Advent reminds us to live with expectant hope as we wait for the birth of Christ at Christmas and for the complete fulfillment of hope when Christ comes again.

Scripture: Isaiah 9:2, 7:14, 1 Peter 1:13, Hebrews 11:1 

 

December 9 – “The Star: A Journey of Love” 

Description: Experiencing the depth of God’s love, which has been there from the start, is enough for all of us, and overflows in our lives to others. 

Scripture: Ephesians 1:4-6, Ephesians 3:17–19, 1 John 4:7-19, 

 

December 16 – “The Star: A Journey of Joy”

Description: The good news that Jesus has come to save us brings great joy that is for everyone! But how can we experience that joy alongside the pain of life and respond to joy in worship? 

Scripture: Luke 2:9–14, James 1:2-4, Psalm 96:11–13, Matthew 2:10-11

 

December 23 – “The Star: A Journey of Peace”

Description: Abiding with the Prince of Peace and resting in that perfect peace that comes from trusting in Jesus. How can we take this peace into the often-chaotic world around us? 

Scripture: Luke 2:13-14, 19, Isaiah 9:6, John 14:27  

 

December 24 @ 5pm – “The Star: A Journey to Christmas” 

Description: God’s story - past, present, and future - has become our story in Christ Jesus. Tonight we follow the light of God’s star to Jesus and experience His hope, love, joy, and peace this Christmas. 

Scripture: Luke 2 

 

Sun

04

Nov

2018

Here I Stand

 

For the next 4 weeks, there will be standing room only at Daybreak! We’re going to courageously make the choice to take a stand even in the face of a compromising culture. We’ll be learning from Daniel and examining pivotal points in his life when he stood for God. Covering everything from him being first captured as a boy to the lion's den to the fiery furnace, we'll see Daniel and his friends Stand Out, Stand Strong, Stand In, and Stand Firm for God.

November 4 – “Stand Out”

Standing out for God requires us to make some decisions ahead of time.

Daniel 1, Ephesians 6:11,14

 

November 11 – “Stand Strong”

Kneeling to pray is where we find the strength to stand.

Daniel 6

 

November 18 – “Stand in Faith”

“You are very precious to God.” What does this mean and how does it impact my confidence for living?

Daniel 10

 

November 25 – “Stand Firm in the Fire”

Guest Speaker: Kent Tyson

An incredible story about people’s faith in the face of danger will leave us taking inventory of our faith in God. Do we obey God all the way? Do we believe in spite of what we see? 

Daniel 3, 1 Peter 1:7

 

Sun

28

Oct

2018

Kingdom: Living in the Already but Not Yet

 

 

Learning how the activities of seeking, surrendering, and serving help us live out the values of God’s Kingdom here on earth.

Because the Eagles are playing in London, kickoff is 9:30 am EST.  Wear your favorite team’s gear and join us for a fun worship service. Everyone is invited to stay after for the live Eagles game!

Thu

18

Oct

2018

Men's Retreat 2018

 

 

Daybreak’s annual Men’s Retreat continues to be one of the highlights for the men each year as we break away from regular commitments and enjoy time away with other brothers in a picturesque setting. This year, was no exception. 

Check out the photos on Google!  https://photos.app.goo.gl/nZj5cUdaE3kn6hpE8

 

We were blessed with beautiful weather and enjoyed every moment of it including a hearty hike up the mountain, clay pigeon shooting, campfires, Kan-jam tournament, and mouth-watering steaks cooked over the campfire. Some of the highlights this year also included an early morning trip to Elk Country in Benezette, PA, a shooting star that flashed across the clear night sky, delicious homecooked meals, a wacky but entertaining board game called “Robo Rally” and a breathtaking scene at Hyner View State Park.

 

Matt led us in worship outside around the fire. We also used a resource from Carey Nieuwhof to guide a session together on Friday evening about compromise and character. God wants to help us close the gap between who we really are and who we want to be (Romans 7). We were challenged to make our talk match our walk. No more lies. No more secrets. If we commit to telling the truth about ourselves, our walk will accelerate. “Competence gets you in the room, but character that keeps you in it.” (Carey Nieuwhof ).

 

In keeping with tradition, after our Friday evening session we enjoyed homemade pies and ice cream. It was a real treat!

 

We wish to thank Phil and Kent for hosting the retreat again this year and for all their preparations! It was truly a refreshing and renewing time!

 

Dave, Dwight, Karl, Dan, Matt, Tim, Jeremy, Phil, Kent

Sun

09

Sep

2018

The God Questions

How do I know God is real? Is there really only one way to heaven? We’ve all grappled with these questions and others like them. The good news is…there are answers!

 

Invite someone to join you! Whether you grew up in church, or are new to your faith, or are questioning what you believe in, this is a great opportunity to ask your toughest questions and discover real answers.

September 9 – “Is God Real?”

Join us as we examine various arguments and tackle this first question! 
Scripture: Psalm 19

 

September 16 – “Is the Bible True?”

We’ll sort this out as we discover what makes the Bible so unique and wrestle with whether we can really trust this all-time best-selling book.
Scripture: Proverbs 30:5-6

 

September 23 – “Do All Roads Lead to Heaven?”

Each of the top 10 World Religions makes that claim but there is one important difference that sets Christianity apart from all others …  
Scripture: John 14:6; Matthew 7:13–14; Acts 4:12

 

September 30 – “How Can a Good God Allow Suffering?”

Suffering, pain, and evil are real. We know it all too well. As we grapple with this difficult question, may we find renewed grace, comfort and hope from a loving God who never wastes a moment of pain. 
Scripture: John 16:33

October 7 – “Which is Right?”

How did the world come to be – evolution or creation? Why does it matter? 
Scripture: Genesis 1

 

October 14 – “What Will Heaven Be Like?”

We’ll unearth as many details from Scripture as we can – the location, landscape, foods, work, marriage, time, housing, bodies, angels, & more!
Scripture: Revelation 21:1–22:5

 

October 21 – “Looking For Stars: Monica’s Story”

Guest Speaker: Monica Lanigan 

Description: Monica will be sharing about the inspiration behind her recent book and God’s direction in her life.

Romans 8:28

Sun

02

Sep

2018

Let Us Pray

 

 

We will be praying in many different, creative, and meaningful ways during this family worship service!  
Ephesians 6:18

Sun

26

Aug

2018

Led by the Spirit

 

What would it look like in your life to be fully led by God’s Spirit in every moment of every day? Join us as guest speaker Bill Beck shares how his life has been shaped by the Holy Spirit in unexpected ways.
John 16:13-15
Guest Speaker: Pastor Bill Beck (Spring City Fellowship Church)

Sat

28

Jul

2018

Feed My Starving Children Mobile Pack

 

On July 28, 2018, Daybreak-ers joined dozens of volunteers at the Berean Bible Church in Pottstown for two hours to pack meals for children in need.  The event is one of many such meal-packing events held across the country.  The sponsoring organization is "Feed My Starving Children", fmsc.org

Collectively, at the event, all of us (not just Daybreak) felt great about the results:

  • Packed 202 boxes 
  • Packed 43,000+ meals

...which feeds 119 children for a year. 

 

Two more packing shifts were scheduled for the same day... imagine the impact on the children in need!

Praise God!

 

 

 

 

Meal packing starts with rice in giant bags on pallets... 

 

 

 

... to which are added dehydrated vegetables, protein powder and vitamins.  The components are measured ...

 

 

 

 

...and the mixture weighed and packaged in plastic pouches ...

 

 

 

 

 

... the pouches heat-sealed, then boxed and stacked. 

 

 

 

 

See the slideshow of our team in action, working alongside the other volunteers!

Sun

03

Jun

2018

Attitude Fix

 

Bad attitudes? Good attitudes? Meh attitudes? What attitudes do you battle with? You’ve heard it said, “Attitude is Everything” and it’s so true. This summer at Daybreak, join us as we find attitude-improving truths from Paul’s New Testament letter to the Philippians!

June 3 – “A Tough Start”

What does it look like to adopt the attitude of Christ even during the difficult times of life?

Acts 16:6-40, Philippians 2:5

 

June 10 – “Close Connections”

Uncovering the benefits of life-giving connections with others. Who are you praying for and encouraging?

Philippians 1:1-11

Communion

 

June 17 – “Under Pressure”

Reshaping our attitudes during the high-rising pressures of life. What new life outlook can you choose? 

Philippians 1:12-30
Father’s Day

 

June 24 – Dynamic Relationships

How can you experience joy-filled, fun, productive, and loving relationships with others? It may have more to do with you than with them.

Philippians 2:1-11

 

July 1 – “Becoming Brighter Light”

Are you a chronic complainer or grumpy grumbler? No worries, we all have those days! We’ll discover how an attitude shift can turn our darkest outlooks into brighter impact!

Philippians 2:12-18.
Family Service

 

July 8: "Be the Church"

 

Guest Speaker: John Holsey

 

How is the church more than a steeple and the people inside? We'll be learning how Jesus originally intended the church to function.

 

Matthew 16: 13-20

 

 

Series continues...

July 15 – “Brilliant Examples”

Selfless or selfish? How can we apply these Christ-like serving qualities in our own life and vibrantly live them out?

Philippians 2:19-30

 

July 22 – “The Confidence Factor”

Where does our true confidence in living come from? Impressive resume and accolades or a deepening relationship with Christ?

Philippians 3:1-11
 

July 29 – “Pressing to the Finish Line”

What are you chasing and pursuing in life? Discover a powerful life-changing strategy!

Philippians 3:12-21

 

August 5 – “Dealing with Pesky People”

Do you know any pesky people? Learn some fresh attitudes that will help us deal with those people!

Philippians 4:1-3

 

August 12 – “Turning Worry Into Joy”

Discover antidotes to pervasive and debilitating worry.

Philippians 4:4-9

Volunteer Sunday

 

August 19 – “Generosity & Gratitude”

Thinking like Jesus leads to true contentment, generosity, and gratitude toward financial
funding and material security.
Philippians 4:4-9
Communion

 

Sun

20

May

2018

Won't You Be My Neighbor?

 

 

 

As summer kicks off, learn some practical ways to shine out Jesus’ light to your neighbors in a casual and relational way.

 

 

Graphic by Vecteezy!

May 20 – “Seeds”

Mark 4:26-29
Sharing your faith should be organic & natural – not forced. Our job is to scatter seeds and then trust God to grow them!

 

May 27 – “Drinks”

John 4:4-26
Watch how Jesus builds relationships and shares the Good News over a cold one!

Sun

13

May

2018

Encouragement for Moms

 

 

Today we celebrate, honor, and encourage Moms!
Mother’s Day
2 Timothy 1:5-6

Sun

15

Apr

2018

Outreach Project: Relief Kits

 

Relief kits provide valuable supplies to families whose lives have been disrupted by war or disaster. We are partnering with mcc.org

 

Collection April 22 - May 13, 2018, Sundays at Daybreak

Earlier contributions appreciated so we may plan what is needed to fill out the completed kits.

 

Choose whatever you can provide from the following:

 

4 large bars bath soap (leave in wrapper)
Shampoo (1 or 2 bottles, totaling more than 20 oz; place in resealable plastic bag)
4 large bars laundry soap (such as Fels Naptha®, Sunlight® or Zote® brands)
4 adult-size toothbrushes (in manufacturer’s packaging)
4 new bath towels (medium weight, dark or bright colors; approx. 29 in x 60 in)
2 wide-toothed combs (6–8 in)
1 nail clipper (good quality)
1 box adhesive bandages (minimum 40, assorted)
Sanitary pads (THIN; 1 or 2 packages, minimum 28 pads total)

 

Printable flyer (Sunday handout)

 

More information at Mennonite Central Committee website.

 

Thank you for your donations!

 

Sun

08

Apr

2018

KNOWN

 

 

Discover what it means to be known by God, to know yourself, and to be known in the context of a community and relationships.

April 8 – “Who Am I?”

Discovering our identity first begins by remembering whose we are.
Exodus 3:1-7, 10-12

 

April 15 – “Known in Community”

Living out our call to love others. Jesus gives us a beautiful picture of what it should look like to be known in community.
Mark 12, John 13:34-35

 

April 22 – “Known in Marriage”

You can love, appreciate, and even value your spouse. But do you truly know them?
Mark 10:6-9

 

April 29 – “Overcoming the Dark Side”

Having a greater understanding of sin gives us greater power to conquer sin.
Guest Speaker: Matt Essick
1 Corinthians 11:21, 29-30, Joshua 6-7

 

May 6 – “Known by God”

Praising our God who knows us the best yet loves us the most and desires a relationship with us.
Psalm 139
Communion

 

Sun

25

Mar

2018

Come Alive

 

 

 

Experience the life-changing journey of “Come Alive”. During Holy Week 2018, Daybreak’s diving into the significance that Jesus’ sacrifice, death, and resurrection hold for our lives today. Join us for these 3 powerful worship experiences!

March 25 – “Above and Beyond” (Palm Sunday)

Looking closer at Palm Sunday and the snapshot that represents all of Jesus’s life: His love, sacrifice, and commitment to a greater story, to God’s ultimate work.  

Matthew 21:1-7 

 

March 30 – “Head Held High” (Good Friday)

7pm at Daybreak

John 1:29, John 19, Galatians 2:20, 1 Peter 1:8–9, 18-19

Jesus’ ultimate sacrifice gives us many reasons to hold our head high! Join us for this special evening worship celebration! 

Communion 

 

April 1 – “The Power to Change Your Life” (Easter)

The resurrection means that no situation is too hopeless! No problem is too big for Jesus! He’s still in the resurrection business—and He has the power to change your life! 

Philippians 3:10,  Ephesians 1:19–20 & others 

Egg Hunt for Kids 

Sun

25

Feb

2018

What Keeps You Up at Night?

 

 

So what is it? Chances are it’s something uncertain, something out of your control, or something that’s “up in the air” - which is why anxiety hounds us. And it’s why we find ourselves far too often struggling to fall asleep at night. Join us for “What Keeps You Up at Night?” as we seek to find calm in our chaotic world by learning new skills that help us to truly trust God.

This key passage for this series is Philippians 4:4-9


4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. 9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.

 

February 25 – “Rejoice Always?”

Stabilizing our anxious souls with the sovereignty of God.
Philippians 4:4
Communion

 

March 4 – “Contagious Calm”

Making our gentleness evident to everyone while trusting in the One who is with us.
Philippians 4:5-6

 

March 11 – “Prayer, Not Despair”

Praying specifically and with gratitude about the anxious parts of our life.
Philippians 4:6

 

March 18 – “God’s Peace, Your Peace”

Holding on to God’s peace and promises in stormy anxiety. 
Philippians 4:7

Sun

21

Jan

2018

Games People Play

 

What were your favorite games to play as a child? The games we played as kids can sometimes feel like the games we play as adults! Join us for this new series as we explore life lessons from classic games that contain hidden biblical truth. Get ready to learn, laugh, and have fun with Games People Play.

January 21: “Connect Four” 


The early church in Acts connected 4 core practices to experience spiritual victory! Learn how our church has a similar game plan and seeks to advance in 4 key areas.

 

Acts 2:42-43, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, Romans 12:2


Vision Message / Communion / Annual Congregational Meeting

January 28: “Battleship” 

 

Sometimes our homes, our workplaces, & our neighborhoods feel more like battleships. We’re slinging all kinds of missiles like gossip, lies, hate, envy etc… that cause relational damage. Hit. Sunk. When anger wins, we lose. Discover how to express your anger in healthy ways to those on your battleship.


Romans 12:17-21, Ephesians 4:26-32

February 4: “Jenga” 


What’s the foundation of Christianity? Remove this Cornerstone and it quickly falls apart!


1 Peter 2:4-8, Isaiah 28:16-17, Luke 6:47-49

February 11: “Sorry” 


Have you negated someone’s progress by your words or actions? We’ll have fun with this classic game and Jesus’ teaching as we learn to forgive as we’ve been forgiven.  


Matthew 18:21-35

 

 

February 18: “Taboo” 


How we communicate gives us incredible opportunities to spiritually influence others.


James 3:2-12, 1 Peter 3:15-17, James 1:19-20, Ephesians 4:29

Sun

14

Jan

2018

New

 

 

 

In this new year, don’t just strive to be a better person—but let God make you into a new one. Listen to discover how to be made new in Christ.
2 Cor 5:16-17, Eph. 1:7, 4:21-24

Sun

07

Jan

2018

Glorious Manifold

 

 

Our guest speaker, Tim Doering, will deliver the message "Glorious Manifold", from Eph 3:7-12

 

Tim currently serves as director of Netzer, a regional ministry for pastors and churches.

Sun

03

Dec

2017

The Gifts of Christmas

 

 

This Christmas Season, celebrate the greatest gifts we could ever be given. Join us as we celebrate how Jesus’ birth changed everything and brings us hope, love, joy, and peace even today!

December 3 – “The Gift of Hope” 

Discovering timeless hope in the past, present & future that strengthens our confidence in God.
Communion
Isaiah 7:14, 9:6, Luke 1:26-38, Romans 8:24-25

 

December 10 – “The Gift of Love”

Today we open the next gift Jesus has given us this Christmas: LOVE. Listen as we learn to accept, experience, and share this precious gift. 

John 3:16, Romans 8:38-39, 1 John 4:9–11

 

December 17 – “The Gift of Joy” 

Joy is a gift from God - so let’s anticipate it, recognize it and choose it this Christmas season. 

1 Peter 1:8, Psalm 96:11–13, Luke 2:10–11, 20, Matthew 2:10-11, James 1:2-3, 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, Philippians 4:4  

 

December 24 – “The Gift of Jesus”

The light of the world has come to earth and is trying to reach you, extending hope, love, joy, and peace. Will you receive God’s ultimate gift? 

Luke 2, Isaiah 60:1  

Christmas Eve Family Service (1 hr)
Christmas Carols / Candlelight
Story for Kids
No evening Christmas Eve Service

 

December 31 – “The Gift of Peace”  

As we wrap up 2017 and look ahead to the New Year, we open this gift of peace that Christ offers us. It’s a peace with God, a peace within, and a peace with one another. 

Isaiah 9:6, Luke 2:13-14, Romans 5:1-2, Philippians 4:6-7, 2 Thessalonians 3:16 

Communion

Sun

26

Nov

2017

Church as Family

 

 

November 26:
Guest Speaker: Dolph Laraio
dolphlaraio@gmail.com
Life Transforming Ministries | Chester County

Sun

22

Oct

2017

Fixer Upper

 

What needs to be rebuilt, repaired, or reinforced in your life? Your marriage? Your faith? Your finances? Your relationships? Your career? It’s time to get the walls back up. Join us this fall as we explore the book of Nehemiah and discover God’s blueprint for rebuilding the things of life.

October 22 – “Where to Begin?”

What’s broken in your life that needs fixing? Nehemiah teaches us how to get the walls back up from the ground up! 
Nehemiah 1, 2:1-5

 

October 29 – “Blueprint to Boots”

A grander vision of life-change requires careful planning but then the courage to take action!
Nehemiah 2:4-18
Communion

 

November 5 – "Inspection & Inspiration"

Before we can be a fixer-upper, we need to take an honest assessment at the damage, and then inspire others to join us in our rebuilding efforts.
Nehemiah 2:19-20, 4:1-23
“National Refugee Sunday”

 

November 12 – "Overcoming Discouragement"

Whenever you step out in obedience to God’s calling, you can expect some opposition and resistance. Here’s how to handle the critics!
Nehemiah 5:1-19

 

November 19 – "Fight to the Finish"

It often times seems that there are so many forces at work keeping us from finishing strong. Learn how to fight to the finish!
Nehemiah 6:1-18

Sun

10

Sep

2017

The Valley of Giants

 

 

We all have giants in our lives but we don’t have to be intimidated or defeated. We can rise above the giant and conquer our fears with God’s power. Join us in September as we watch the giants fall.

September 10 – “Dead, But Still Deadly”

David versus Goliath. Epic showdown. Join us as we retrace the steps in the ancient valley to discover who the real Champion was and still is.


1 Samuel 17

September 17 – “Giant Fear”

What keeps you awake at night? The antidote to fear is faith and the soundtrack of faith is worship.

 

September 24 – “Giant Rejection”

For this giant to fall, we must learn to live from acceptance not for acceptance. Join us as we unpack what this entails.  


1 Samuel 17:32–37

 

October 1 – “Giant Comfort” 

Could it be that God may be asking us to step into holy discomfort - the place where our faith really thrives?

 

1 Samuel 17

 

October 8 – “Giant Anger” 

Are you a ticking-time-bomb? Do you occasionally fly off the handle … #$@&%*! Then you’re familiar with this next giant – Anger! We’ll be learning to wield God’s weapons of forgiveness, & identity. Besides, God is our avenger. 


1 Samuel 17, Ephesians 4:26, Psalm 37:8, Proverbs 15:18, James 1:19-20

 

October 15 – “Giant Addiction”

What can’t you live without? What problems do you have that you need to mask the pain or emptiness with an addiction? Do you find these questions a little too personal or intruding? Well, the path to victory over addiction is the path of vulnerability.


1 Samuel 17, 2 Corinthians 12:9-10, Hebrews 4:15, Psalm 23:5

 

Sun

09

Jul

2017

The Seven Churches of Revelation

Imagine if our church received a letter from Jesus Himself. What would Christ say about our passion for God? Faithful service? Endurance in trials? Would His words bring commendation or condemnation? The truth is we have such a letter. In Revelation (the last book of the Bible), we have a record of Jesus’ final words to His Church through seven letters to seven churches. This summer we’re going to examine Jesus’ words to these seven churches and consider what He is saying to ours!

July 9 – “EPHESUS: The Forgetful Church”

Has your faith grown cold or complacent? Perhaps it’s time for a jumpstart!
Revelation 2:1-7

July 16 – “SMYRNA: The Suffering Church”

Are you feeling the squeeze right now? Discover how Christ draws close when His people suffer.
Revelation 2:9-11

July 23 – “PERGAMUM – “The Compromising Church”

Stay true, don’t compromise.
Revelation 2:12-17

July 30 – “THYATIRA: The Tolerant Church”

Tolerance is the supreme virtue of modern culture. But are today’s Christians more tolerant than Christ?
Revelation 2:18-29
Carol Graves from Miller-Keystone will share a brief word with our congregation.

August 6 – “SARDIS: The Slumbering Church”

Dead churches are filled with sleepwalking Christians who Jesus tells to wake-up before it’s too late!
Revelation 3:1-6

August 13 – “PHILADELPHIA: The Enduring Church”

You can endure anything if Christ is your everything.
Revelation 3:7-13
Baptism & Picnic

August 20 – “LAODICEA: The Lukewarm Church”

What’s worse than growing cold in your faith? Being lukewarm! Tepid faith makes God sick! But it’s never too late to turn back to Christ!
Revelation 3:14-22

August 27 - “DAYBREAK: The Surrendered Church”

What would best keep our church on mission for God? Join us as we talk about what it means to surrender control as we follow Christ.
Proverbs 3:5-6

 

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September 3 - "Being Healthy While Laboring for God’s Kingdom"

Guest speaker: Josh Hostetter

Listen as guest speaker and clinical therapist, Joshua Hostetter shares about the Biblical importance of health in the life of a follower of Jesus.

Philippians 1:12-26

Family Service – No KidZone

 

Sun

02

Jul

2017

The Movies

 

 


Powerful truths live in some of our favorite movie moments. Join us this holiday weekend as we explore these truths with free buttery popcorn! 

Sun

25

Jun

2017

Bold: Unleash Your Faith

 


What keeps you from sharing your faith with others? Learn how can you use the resources and opportunities you already have to shine out Jesus’ light. 
John 9:25-27

Sun

21

May

2017

Boundless

 

 

Discover God’s relentless love for us through the bizarre life of an ancient prophet, Hosea! Join us these 3 weeks as we realize just how incredibly boundless God's love, sovereignty, compassion, and promises are for us!

May 21 – “Unfaithful to a Faithful God” 

This Biblical prophet, Hosea tells a scandalous story of a relationship gone wrong and how God makes it right!
Hosea 1:1-3
Communion

 

May 28 – “Words of Mass Destruction”

Family Service

"The tongue can bring death or life..." Prov 18:21

Choose your words carefully; choose words that build others up.

 

 

June 4 – “Christ in You”

Is your heart beating strong & in sync with Christ’s love, power, & presence?

Guest Speaker: Chris Honeycutt

 

 

 

Series continues...

 

June 11 – “Desert Walking”

Discovering God’s unfailing love and compassion by learning to walk again … often through the dry times of life.
Hosea 2

June 18 – “Keep the Change”

You are loved by Jesus just the way you are. However, He loves you too much to let you stay the way you were!
Hosea 3:1-5

Father's Day

Sun

14

May

2017

Mother's Day

 

 

On this Mother’s Day, our worship band and team will lead us through a variety of worshipful expressions - drawing our focus on the numerous meaningful names of God.


Worship, Scripture, and prayer woven throughout this unique service.

 

This resource will be used: Praying the Names of God

Sat

29

Apr

2017

We Serve: Victory Park Clean-up

Victory Park has never looked better! On Saturday morning, a team from Daybreak joined forces with a few volunteers from Royersford Borough and got to work! The volunteers spread mulch, planted a few flowers, did some edging, and general clean-up. Daybreak provided some refreshments which were enjoyed by all the volunteers! Thanks to everyone who participated and helped to shine out Jesus’ light in this hands-on way!

More pictures available in our Google Photo album.

Mon

06

Mar

2017

40-Day Bible Challenge - The New Testament

March 6 - April 28, 2017 is Daybreak's 40-Day New Testament Bible Challenge!

 

Are YOU ready to take the challenge of reading through the entire New Testament in 40 days? Sign up with Pastor Dave and you'll receive your own copy* of the New Testament for this program.   Read on for more information and helpful links. 

 

*(The books of the NT are rearranged, the text "flows", without Chapter and Verse notations and call-outs.)

eReaders & audio & more: Resources for this reading program can be found at: http://www.biblica.com/cbe/nt-download/

  • You will find a link for an e-Reader file (.epub) of the New Testament version being used for this program. 
  • You can also download .mp3 audio files for listening on your audio device.
  • There's a Kid's Audio, too
  • Reader's Guide
  • Group Leader's Guide

 

email reminders: If you'd like daily emails to help you keep on track with the reading plan, you may subscribe at http://www.biblica.com/cbe-nt/

Participants in the Challenge should read with some questions in mind:

 

1) What's something that you noticed for the first time?
2) What questions did you have?
3) Was there anything that bothered you?
4) What did you learn about loving God?
5) What did you learn about loving others?

 

 

Program and materials are the property of

Sun

26

Feb

2017

40

 

With Easter only a few weeks away, Daybreak Church is using this time to intentionally draw closer to Jesus. During these 40 days of reflection and Scripture reading, we are preparing for a fresh move from God in our families, workplaces, church, and neighborhoods. Will you join us this Lent/Easter season?

February 26 – “What’s With Forty?”

Throughout the Bible, the number 40 has great significance in preparing all kinds of people for a fresh movement from God. Today we’ll be introducing the Community Bible Experience for our church. 

 

Read more about making a personal commitment to the 40-Day Bible Challenge with your fellow Daybreak-ers.

 

March 5 – “What’s in Your Ammo Box?”

How do you resist temptation? We’ll look at some powerful weapons to use when we’re under attack.

 

March 12 – “How to Read the Bible”

We’ll discover 3 different ways to engage Scripture … reading for story, reading for study, and reading for transformation.

 

March 19 – “On Fire”

Like Moses’ burning bush experience, can you see what’s burning in the middle of your life?

 

March 26 – “Do You Love Well?”

1 Cor 13

Guest Speaker: Chris Honeycutt

 

April 2 – “Mind Games” Part 1

Asking God to give us the power to not dwell on negative, destructive thoughts, but to replace them with the truth of His Word especially during these 40 days. 
Philippians 2:5, 4:7-9, Romans 12:2, 8:6
Communion

April 9 – “Mind Games” Part 2

Asking God to give us the power to not dwell on negative, destructive thoughts, but to replace them with the truth of His Word especially during these 40 days. 
2 Corinthians 10:3-5

April 14 – Good Friday Service 7pm at Abundant Life Church, Trappe

Theme: Forgiven
Communion

 

April 16 – EASTER

The greatest sacrifice in history. The deepest love poured out on humanity. A love that heals, that forgives, that welcomes. This Easter we celebrate the power of Christ’s resurrection!
Mark 2:16-17, Acts 3:15, Romans 3:12

April 23 – “The Risk of Love”

Love is messy. Love is risky … just ask Jesus. How are you loving your neighbor? 
1 John 3:11-18, 23, Luke 10:25-37

April 30 – "Introduction to Revelation"

Guest Speaker: Chris Honeycutt 

 

May 7 – “The Risk of Love” - Part 2

Love is messy. Love is risky … just ask Jesus. How are you loving your neighbor? 
1 John 3:11-18, 23, Luke 10:25-37

Conversation & dialogue about racial reconciliation
Celebration of 40-Day Bible Challenge

Sun

29

Jan

2017

Men's Indoor Rock Climbing

 

 

"... with my God I can scale a wall." (Psalm 18:29)

 

Several Daybreak guys took this ancient Biblical promise seriously as they enjoyed an afternoon of indoor rock climbing at Reading Rocks on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 29. They bypassed the amateur flat walls and headed for the difficult, sharp-angled, jutting rock formations. Camaraderie and conversations were enjoyed by all.

 

This was Daybreak's 2nd annual rock climbing! See you next year! 

 

View the entire picture album on Google Photos.

Sun

29

Jan

2017

Deep Love

Join us for this 4-part series dedicated to helping all of us build healthy & God-honoring relationships!  While this series has particular relevance to couples, it does not exclude single adults.

 

“Above all, love each other deeply.”   --I Peter 4:8

Adapted from some of the new curriculum from authors Drs. Les & Leslie Parrott

January 29, 2017 – “Personality”

Learning more about ourselves as God’s unique creation as we seek to pursue deeper relationships.

1 Peter 4:8, Psalm 139:14, Luke 10:38-42

 

February 5, 2017 – “Communication”

How well do you communicate with others especially those you care about deeply? We’ll unpack some Biblical skills for improving our overall communication in relationships.

 

James 1:19, Ephesians 4:15

 

Parent / Child Dedication: Lola Ornelas

 

February 12, 2017 – “Conflict”

Although many of us hate conflict and do our best to avoid it, it is a common and actually vital aspect of love. Learn how to resolve conflict in ways that build trust and security in relationships.

Matthew 5:23-24, Proverbs 10:12, 15:18, 15:1, Eph. 4:26

 

February 19, 2017 – “Adaptability”

Relying on God’s Spirit to help us adapt to the things we cannot control in relationships and trusting God’s deep love in and through the people around us.

Philippians 4:11–13, 2 Corinthians 13:5, 1 Thessalonians 5:18

Communion

Sun

01

Jan

2017

New Year/New You

 

 

A New Year is a new beginning: a chance to renew ourselves, our relationships, our faith.  What will be the new you?

January 1 - New Year’s Celebration: "A New Creature with a New Purpose"

Family Service at 9:30am
Guest Speaker: Chris Honeycutt

Begin this New Year with fresh purpose and motivation as we discover who we are in Christ.

2 Corinthians 5

Communion

 

January 8 - “Start”

Sometimes we spend so much time thinking about how to start something that we never actually start it. Even in the midst of our many excuses, God promises to be with us & equip us if we just step out in faith.
Exodus 3 (Moses)

 

January 15 - “Stop”

Are you spending too much time, energy, or resources on things that are not beneficial in your life? Perhaps it’s time to STOP something at the beginning of this new year.
1 Corinthians 6:12
Galatians 5:1, 16-17
Proverbs 28:13
2 Corinthians 10:3-5

 

January 22 - “Purpose”

Running the race of life with purpose in every step.
Romans 7:15, 18b-19, 24, 1 Cor 9:24-27

 

Sun

18

Dec

2016

Christmas Gifting 2016

This Christmas, Daybreak adopted a local family with 8 kids and helped to make their Christmas a little extra special. Our congregation responded with overflowing generosity as folks purchased pillows, blankets, clothing, and various other wishlist items for the children. Our KidZone sang Christmas carols the week before Christmas and presented gift bags filled with pillows and blankets. The mom emailed later and reflected her family’s appreciation: "We just wanted to say a huge thank you for coming and blessing our family on Sunday. The kids slept great with their new pillows and blankets. Many of the kids were sleeping on old character pillows that were flat. After you guys left, the kids ran and put their stuff on their cots. Two of them asked to take a nap to try them out. We have been staying with my aunt here since April after a very unexpected move, and the kids have really struggled with having things of their own. Now the blankets are theirs, and the pillows. Thank you again so much.”

It was a very special time as the carols were sung, as all the kids introduced themselves and a blessing was prayed over the family before we left. The other gifts were secretly delivered to the mom later in the week. This family will enjoy opening these wonderful gifts on Christmas morning.  

This is what Jesus had in mind when He taught us to, “…let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16)

Sat

10

Dec

2016

CookieWorks 2016

It was a houseful of joyful cookie making, baking, & decorating! Our Daybreak children eagerly showed up ready to make dozens of cookies for our upcoming night of Christmas Caroling. That's right, on Dec. 17, we'll be delivering them to various church friends and family as well as spreading some Christmas cheer through caroling. Jeff and Lorraine graciously opened their home and assisted with our cookie baking. Special thanks to Darlene and Shelley for patiently helping our children and to Jack for delivering some delicious pizza! It was a fun night enjoyed by everyone!

Sun

27

Nov

2016

Discover Christmas

 

This Christmas, rise above the daily work stressors, relational turmoil, financial fears, and family feuds so typical during this season. Meet the original cast of biblical characters from the ancient Advent scenes and discover God’s greater purpose and mission in our workplaces and families during the Christmas season.

November 27 - Discover Faith-Filled Courage

 

He was an average Joe … but a Joe who chose to rely on God’s supernatural power as he stepped into frightening scenes that first Christmas. Joseph will teach us to live with that same faith-filled courage.

 

Matthew 1:18-25

 

December 4 - Discover Kingdom Anticipation

Learning how Jesus’ arrival as our King can impact our overall attitude and motivation in our relational interactions as well as our daily responsibilities.

 

Matthew 1:1-17 & Luke 1:26-38

 

December 11 - Discover Jubilant Joy

Allowing the jubilant joy from the first Christmas to overflow into our present day lives, families, and workplaces.

Luke 1

 

December 18 - Discover Gracious Generosity

Breaking “Scrooge” tendencies as we take some cues from the ancient Wise Men. Are you ready to follow the star, jump for joy, and present your gifts?

Matthew 2:1-12

 

December 24 - Discover Christmas Glory

“Hark! The herald angels sing…” Are we ignoring the “harks” of our day? You might have heard the Christmas story when you were young, but tonight, God is calling you back.

Luke 2:8-20

 

December 25 - Merry Christmas!

No service at Daybreak.  Join others in Christmas fellowship at a community 1-hr Worship Service at Spring City UMC (45 N Church St)

Sun

20

Nov

2016

Give Thanks

 

 

 

Join us for a time of thanksgiving to God and a unique way to express our thanks to one another. We’ll be taking Communion as part of our worship service.

Sat

22

Oct

2016

Men's Retreat 2016

On October 20-22, Daybreak held its 15th Annual Men's Retreat at the Tyson cabin in Central PA! 13 Men joined the adventure this year! Though at times the conditions were a little wet, these guys still enjoyed a very fun time together over delicious home cooked meals, card games, whiffle ball, hiking, target-shooting, and bonfires. We welcomed first time guests to Retreat: Ty & Chris! Our theme this year was "Chase the Lion" from 2 Samuel 23:20. Just like Benaniah 'chased a lion into a pit on a snowy day', we were challenged to pursue dreams that are destined to fail without divine intervention. We re-imagined what God might want to do in our lives if we stepped out in courage and faith. We wish to thank Phil & Kent Tyson for their exceptional hospitality and meal preparation!

View the entire picture album on Google Photos.

Sun

09

Oct

2016

Wisdom That Works

 

 

Proverbs has so much to teach us about our day-to-day lives. Ready to increase your IQ for everyday life? Join us this fall for “Wisdom that Works” based on the book of Proverbs!

October 9: “Intro to Proverbs & The 31 Day Challenge”

Get ready for a fun journey through Proverbs!

 

October 16: “Wisdom for Families”

Godly wisdom for raising kids through every age & stage.

 

 

 

October 23: “Chase the Lion”

Chase the dream that is destined to fail without divine intervention.

October 30: “Wisdom for Money”

Wealth isn't about an amount of money, but our attitude towards it!

 

November 6: “Wisdom to Guide Us” 

In this year’s election, what are some principles from Proverbs that can help us in the voting booth?

 

November 13: “Wisdom for Relationships”

Use our words to bless and not burn others.

Fri

23

Sep

2016

Women's (Mini-) Retreat 2016

 

Daybreak ladies gathered for a relaxing brunch and fellowship at the home of Phil & Judy Tyson.  Thanks very much to Judy for the delicious brunch and warm hospitality at our fun mini-retreat.

Sun

11

Sep

2016

Ruth - A Story of Love and Redemption

The story of Ruth is a fascinating tale of romance, intrigue, loss, redemption, and ultimately of faith. Join us these 4 weeks as we journey alongside Ruth and Naomi on a path from heartbreak to hope. Along the way we’ll learn much about what God wants to redeem in our lives if we’ll make wise choices with our emotions and faith-filled actions.

September 11 - “Alone & Empty”

Ruth 1
In times of tragedy and loss, how do we properly grieve?

 

September 18 - “Provision at Work”

Ruth 2
Learning to work hard and trust God’s provision when times are lean and uncertain.
Communion

 

September 25 - “Redeemed Romance”

Ruth 3:1-4:12
Whether you are married, single or single again, come explore aspects of redeemed romance.

 

October 2 - “Becoming Bitter or Better”

Ruth 4:13-22
How do we make this switch? Learning how our choices affect others?

Sun

04

Sep

2016

Life Together

 

 

 


Striving for unity in the body of Christ

Guest Speaker: Chris Honeycutt

Sun

28

Aug

2016

Heart Healthy

To say that our nation is caught up in a fitness craze is an understatement. Physical fitness has become a billion-dollar business in the United States and continues to grow. TV infomercials feature the latest fitness product on the market. The Bible teaches us that physical fitness is important, but being spiritually fit is everlasting. "Heart Healthy" recognizes that the discipline we establish while becoming physically fit helps us in our spiritual walk. It is hard for us to follow Christ with our lives if we are not also taking care of our physical and emotional needs.

1 Timothy 4:8, Matthew 4:4, 1 Corinthians 3:16-17, 1 Corinthians 9:24-27

Sun

24

Jul

2016

You Asked For It

 

We all have questions. Are the recent shootings and terror attacks a sign of the end times? Should Christians play Pokémon Go? Is it okay for a Christian not to vote? What does God think about suicide, transgender, & Powerball? This summer, “You Asked For It” is your chance to find answers to the questions you’ve been asking.

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July 24: “Your End Times”

Reflections on the end of the world, the afterlife and what happens to us, our pets, and our loved ones when we die.

 

July 31: “Your End Times” - Part 2

 

August 7: Worship Concert

It’s about Jesus. Join us for a worship celebration!
Communion & Family Service

 

August 14: “Did God really say _____?” 

Distinguishing God’s voice & clearing up some misquoting of God’s words. 

August 21: “Gray Matters”

 

Helping us identify & wrestle with issues where the Bible is silent.  Handout is available-->

Sun

17

Jul

2016

Orange Families

 

July 17 – “Orange Families”

When the Church & Parents partner together, you get the power of Orange!
Deuteronomy 6:1-9
Kickball Sunday

Sun

19

Jun

2016

Father's Day

 

June 19 - "That's My Dad!"

 

Join us this Father’s Day as we unpack the elements of Christian fatherhood.

1 Corinthians 16:13-14

Sun

12

Jun

2016

"DARE GOD,"

 

 

Praying BOLDLY. Praying DARINGLY. Believing God can do all we ask or imagine and is always listening. Warning: these prayers might just change your life!

June 12 – “Search Me” 

Asking God to reveal & remove the junk on the inside of us.
Psalm 139:23-34

 

 

June 19 - "That's My Dad!"

 

Join us this Father’s Day as we unpack the elements of Christian fatherhood.

1 Corinthians 16:13-14

"Dare God, " (Cont'd)

June 26 – “Break Me”

Pouring out our weaknesses and finding strength in God alone.
Mark 14:3-24

Baptism and Picnic after Service

 

July 3 – “Send Me”

Where do you think God might be sending you? How does this work? Join us this July 4th weekend for a family service that may just change the trajectory of your life!
Jonah 1:2-3, Exodus 3:10-11, Isaiah 6:1-8
Communion
Family Service

 

July 10 – “God, I Want to Know You”

Guest speaker: Chris Honeycutt
Eph 1:17, Phil 3:8, Col 1:9-10

 

Sun

22

May

2016

Amazing Faces of Grace

 

 

Explore Jesus’ one-on-one encounters with prickly people who were difficult to love. How did Jesus extend radical grace to these ordinary sinners without compromising God’s truth? In this 2-week series, discover what makes grace so amazing!

May 22 – “Grace for the Thirsty”

Jesus’ radical grace flows to unlovable people.  
John 4
Communion

 

May 29 – “Grace for the Do-It-Yourselfers” 

Jesus’ radical grace that can transform even a tax cheat!
Luke 19

 

June 5 – “Grace for the Do-It-Yourselfers” Part 2

Jesus’ grace takes the pressure off! We no longer have to perform to earn His approval.
Luke 19:1-10
Luke 18:9-14

 

Sun

15

May

2016

Acts 2: The Gift of the Holy Spirit

 

May 15 - "Acts 2: The Gift of the Holy Spirit"

 

The necessary ingredient for the Christian life.

Guest speaker: Chris Honeycutt

Sun

08

May

2016

A Mother's Heart

 

 

May 8 – “A Mother’s Heart”

 

Moms in our lives give so much and deserve to be celebrated! Now it’s time to let mom know how appreciated she really is! Join us at Daybreak for a special service that will leave not only mom’s heart encouraged but the entire family feeling inspired as well.

Exodus 2, 1 Kings, 17, 2 Samuel 11-12
Mother’s Day

Sun

01

May

2016

God, Politics and the Church

 

 

May 1 – “God, Politics and the Church”

 

How should followers of Christ engage in politics? 
Matthew 22:36-40

Sun

10

Apr

2016

NOW - A Study of the Book of Haggai

 

 

What might God be asking you to do? In this small obscure book of the Bible, we read about how God used a prophet, Haggai to lead Israel in rebuilding God's temple. Are you ready to take action and follow God’s leading … NOW?

April 10 – “Let’s Get Started!”

 

The best way to begin is to quit talking and start doing.


Haggai 1:1-8

 

April 17 – “Be Strong” 

 

Persevering through the tough stuff knowing God is with us.


Haggai 1:13-14, 2:3-4, 6-9, Galatians 6:9

April 24 – “Obey All the Way”    

 

The greatest evidence of a right heart for God is obedience to God.


Haggai 2:12-19, 1 Corinthians 15:33

Sun

06

Mar

2016

24 Hours That Changed the World

 

 

 

No single event in human history has received more attention than the crucifixion of Jesus. In March we’ll begin a journey through the last 24 hours of Jesus’ life. Whether you are a long-time Christian or simply curious about the story of Christ’s crucifixion, you are invited to join us for this powerful series as we retrace – 24 Hours That Changed the World.

March 6 – “The Upper Room”

 

If you knew you only had a few hours left to live, how would you spend your time with your closest friends? With you and me in mind, Jesus does some unforgettable things on this particular Thursday evening.

 

Mark 14:12-26

 

March 13 – “The Garden”

 

Before facing the most agonizing & important next few hours of His life,
Jesus prays … & He even prays for us! Join us next week for a wake-up
call to be fully alert to all Jesus wants to do in your life in the here & now!

 

Mark 14:27-41

 

March 20 – “The Cross” 

 

The power of sacrificial love that changes the world.

Mark 15:15-39

Communion

 

March 27 – “The Victory” 

 

Jesus’ resurrection gives us hope, grace, & purpose!

1 Corinthians 15:14-20, 54-57

Easter Sunday

 

April 3 – “Same Power”

Accessing ‘resurrection power’ made available to us through Christ at work in us.
Guest Speaker: Chris Honeycutt
Romans 8 (beginning part)

Sun

21

Feb

2016

Salt & Light

 

 

What does it look like to be what Jesus termed - the ‘salt of the earth’ & the ‘light of the world?’ During this 2-week series we will explore how we live this out in our everyday lives.

February 21 – “NaCl Christians”

Pulling out the flavor that God has already placed within every one of His followers.

Matthew 5:13-16

 

February 28 – “Illuminate”

Get your shine on and bring life to those in your spheres of influence.

Matthew 5:13-16

Sun

14

Feb

2016

Christ in Me

 

 

February 14 - "Christ In Me"

 

Accessing the sweet benefits of Jesus' power and presence that's available IN us as we follow Him.
Guest Speaker: Chris Honeycutt

Colossians 1

Communion

Sun

07

Feb

2016

4 Small Words

 

February 7

 

What if the essence of the story of God can be understood, applied, and shared in just four small words?.

Genesis 1:27, Exodus 33:18-23, Matthew 1:23, Colossians 1:26-27

Sun

10

Jan

2016

Baggage

 

 

 

 

If we’re honest, most of us would admit to carrying around unnecessary baggage. It could be past hurts, worry, anger, or addictions... We’re loaded down with these carry-ons we were never meant to bear. God’s ready to check your baggage if you’ll let Him. Join us this January for “Baggage” and learn a lighter way to live!

January 10 – "Life’s Carry-ons"

 

What are you carrying around that shouldn't be on your journey this year?
Matthew 11:28, 2 Corinthians 5:17, Galatians 6:2

 

January 17 – "Independent from Dependencies"

Worship: 9 AM @ St. James UCC in Limerick

If you're struggling with an addiction, here's the path to freedom!
Romans 7:15-19, 2 Corinthians 10:4, James 5:16

 

January 24 – SNOW CANCELLATION

 

January 31 – "Baggage Buddies"

Worship: 9 AM @ St. James UCC in Limerick
Allowing others to carry your burdens and provide support especially when you’re stumbling along.
Galatians 6:2, Luke 17:1, Ecclesiastes 4:9-12


Vision for our Community Groups (Life Groups, MeetUp, Accountability, Men’s & Women’s etc…)
End-of-Year Report – Chad Martin

 

Sun

06

Dec

2015

Keep Calm (Christmas Series)

 

 

 

 

You’ve seen the tee-shirts. You’ve read the phrase endless times. But do you live it out? Can you keep calm this Christmas as you cast your fears to the curb? God wants to help us overcome our darkest fears as we learn to Keep Calm

December 6 – “Keep Calm and Follow God’s Plans” 

Obedience is on us; the outcome is up to God!

Mary
Luke 1

 

December 13 – “Keep Calm and Let People Think Whatever They Want”

If you want God to use you, expect to be criticized!

Joseph
Matthew 1:18-24

 

December 20 – “Keep Calm about God’s Ability to Save You”  

Feeling distant from God this Christmas? There’s good news for you!

Shepherds
Luke 2:8-11
Christmas Service

 

 

December 27 -“1 Thing”

January 3 -“1 Thing”

Pressing forward with a singular focus into the New Year.

Psalm 27:4, Philippians 3:13-14, Matthew 2

Sun

15

Nov

2015

Operation Christmas Child 2015

 

 

 

 

One small church in Royersford packs and sends 40 shoeboxes full of goodies to needy kids around the world this Christmas! That might seem kind of insignificant but catch this: this means that 40 children will also hear the Good News of Jesus shared with them by the good folks of Samaritan's Purse as part of Samaritan's Purse's Operation Christmas Child, transforming the lives of children and their families around the world!

 

 

That’s something that we had to get behind again for the second year in a row as a church! Just to think that a child might hear about Jesus for the first time and could ultimately become a follower of Christ is an exhilarating thought!

 

This year, we asked for donations of materials, supplies, and gifts for the boxes. A heaping amount was donated by the generous folks of Daybreak including monetary donations that covered the shipping of all the boxes as well! Then on November 15, our KidZone ministry came together in the evening for a special Packing Party! After devouring some pizza and cookies, the kids created a special craft containing their photograph and then packed up the 40 boxes. It was so special to watch the kids get so enthusiastically interested in filling their own shoebox with the goodies!

 

I’m so proud of our kids and the parents and leaders who helped out at this Packing Party! We circled the stack of gifts and prayed for the kids who would receive them.

 

The evening ended with some thrilling games of gaga ball. Special thanks to Darlene and Shelley for their coordination of the craft, and inspection and delivery of the boxes.

 

Daybreak would also like to thank Trinity Lighthouse Church, Limerick for allowing us to use their space for our Packing Party! Well done Daybreak!

 

- Pastor Dave

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Sun

01

Nov

2015

#FAIL


Thankfully with Jesus, failure isn't final. It’s not the end of your story. Find out how to heal and recover your identity in Christ after a #FAIL.

November 1 – “The Sound of Failure”

(Peter)
‘3 strikes and you’re out’ isn’t compatible with God’s grace. Be encouraged by how God can give you a fresh start after an epic fail. 
Luke 22:31-34, 54-62, John 21:3-19

 

November 8 – “Marking Failure”  

(Cain)
Genesis 4, Hebrews 11:1-5
Even though we may turn our back on God, He never turns His back on us.
Prayer Focus (36-Hour Prayer Watch concludes)

 

November 15 – “Chief Failure”  

(Paul) 
Acts 7:58-8:3, 9:1-9
A sweet grace that changes everything – even a person’s official name. 

November 22 – “Second Time” 

(Jonah) 
Jonah 3
God’s grace in the do-overs of life.


NOT part of the message series

November 29 – “Who Am I in Christ?”

 

Grappling with our true identity

Guest Speaker: Courage Dhliwayo

Fri

16

Oct

2015

Men's Retreat 2015

 

 

Daybreak's 14th Annual Men's Retreat in North Central Pennsylvania was another fabulous time of refreshment! Our theme was "Don't Stop!" and we were challenged by the faith march of the army in Joshua 6 as they kept on keeping on for 7 straight days circling the city limits of Jericho.

On Friday night of the retreat, each of the 15 guys shared a specific action that they want to take and no matter the difficulty their desire is to push forward and keep on keeping on. Then to commemorate this decision, each guy took a victory lap around the yard, receiving high fives and verbal encouragement from the others to keep going and not stop!

 

On Friday, 12 of the guys went on an epic 3-hour hike up a mountain which had its moments of hilarity, breath-taking beauty, perseverance, conversations, and lasting memory! One brave man positioned his iPhone on a thin tree branch and set the timer to snap this photo of us surrounded by massive rock formations at the summit!

We enjoyed a delicious and entertaining dinner at the Sportsmen's Lounge on Thursday evening but it was nothing compared to the amazing feasts provided by Chef Phil, complete with homemade apple pie and ice-cream following our evening session together! Thanks again Phil! 

Thankfully there were no injuries to report following competitive games of wiffle ball and croquet, some chainsaw tree-cutting action, target-shooting, and another Martin/McCarter firework extravaganza!

Thanks to all the guys who carved out the time from work and family to attend! I trust the time was fun, relaxing, and spiritually encouraging!

 

- Pastor Dave

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Mon

28

Sep

2015

Ladies' Night Out

 

 

 

 

Our Daybreak Ladies enjoyed a refreshing evening out together getting to know new friends & catching up with old ones after a long summer!