Outreach Events 2017

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 – “Forsaking All Others”

Sexual Purity
Psalm 119:9, 101:3, Matthew 5:28, 6:22-23, 2 Timothy 2:22

 

November 17 – “It Can’t Wait Until Tomorrow”

Procrastination

 

November 24 – “Kardashians, Jones’, and __________”

Envy

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!

Sun

27

Sep

2015

I Love Sundays


It used to be that Sundays were set aside for church, rest and families. But, for many of us, Sundays have become just another busy day of the week with no time left for church or quality time with family. We wonder why life isn’t working so well for us. Discover how your relationships, work, finances, and health can all be transformed by the decision to make Sunday the best day of your week!

September 27 – Good Sundays Make Better Mondays

Discovering the importance of spiritual rhythms and rest.

Isaiah 58:13-14

Communion

 

October 4 – Better Sundays Make Better Families

Learning to use Sundays to improve family life.
Proverbs 22:6, Deuteronomy 6:6-9


October 11 – Sundays Can Change Your Future

Why is the church such a big deal? Retelling God’s story while tracing themes of family and church.   
Matthew 16:18, John 1:12, 3:16




NOT part of the "I Love Sundays" series:


October 18 - Don't Stop

The secrets and surprises of keep on keeping on.
Joshua 6
Celebrating 15 years of ministry at Daybreak!


October 25 – How Sundays Changed the World

Celebrating the many ways the world has been and will continue to be positively impacted by the church as long as God’s people answer to call to “Be the church!”


Matthew 16:13-18, highlights of the early church in Acts 2 & 4, Revelation 19:6-9, reference to parable in Matthew 25:14-30

Sun

30

Aug

2015

Late Summer Reflections



Evening arrives earlier, the shadows warm and long. Summer lingers yet fall is nearly upon us ... when the seasons ready themselves for change, we ready our hearts for reflection and renewal.

August 30 – “Circling the Wagons”

Fresh vision for where God is leading our church this fall. Hear teasers and info about our various Fall Life Groups that are launching the week of September 20!
Family Service

 

September 6 – “Faith & Work Part 2”

Stop! Look! Listen!

Chuck Gregory Speaking

September 13 – “Prayer Matters”

Knowing what’s best begins with knowing God. Unlock the power of knowing God through prayer.
Philippians 1:9-10, Numbers 11

September 20 – “Sundays Can Surprise You”

Back to Church Sunday
Sunday was meant to be the best day of your week! Find out why.
Psalm 122, Genesis 2:2-3, Exodus 20:8-11

Sun

09

Aug

2015

When God Seems Unfair

The story of Habakkuk...


You see it every single day - be it online, in the news, or across the street. Innocent people suffering. Injustice. War. The big guys taking advantage of the little guys. Do you ever feel like God is just not fair? This August, discover how an ancient Bible prophet can inspire a modern day faith in God’s promises.

August 9 – “Gone God”  

Why does a good God allow so much bad in our world?
Habakkuk 1, James 1:2-4
Baptism
Communion


August 16 – “Your Approximate Wait Time”   

God appreciates our patience but prayers on hold can leave us frustrated and discouraged. Why does God make us wait?
Habakkuk 2, Psalm 37:7, Hebrews 11:1

August 23 – “Defiant Faith” 

Worshipping and trusting in God EVEN IF our circumstances don’t change.
Habakkuk 3, Daniel 3:17-18, 25-27

Sun

26

Jul

2015

Family Picnic & Kickball

 

 

What better way to enjoy a summer Sunday afternoon than with an outdoor picnic and fun game of kickball with friends!

 

Thanks to everyone who participated and connected in this way!

Many Daybreak folks soaked up the sun following a midsummer worship service by enjoying a picnic lunch and a thrilling kickball game. The beautiful trees, playground, and green ball field in back of our meeting space served as a perfect spot for this time of recreation and connection. Everyone brought along their own lunch and circled up in the shade for an informal picnic.


Then we took to the field for an entertaining game of kickball. The kids got in the action and at times made the adults looks a little silly as they dodged the ball and swiftly circled the bases!

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Sun

12

Jul

2015

Midsummer Mélange



It's HOT outside!  Come and be refreshed!  Know that Jesus walks with you!

July 12 - "Called by God"

Guest speaker, John Hawbaker (from Brethren in Christ World Missions) will be preaching this Sunday and also sharing information about missions.


God’s universal call is to holy living. But God has also called us to serve him in our work; some He has called to cross-cultural service. Learn how we can get involved in missions through prayer, giving and serving.

July 19 - "Accessible"

We all want autonomy. That desire is natural, but it's also problematic because it can cause us to drift toward isolation. We need the forced, sometimes uncomfortable, structured relationships that groups provide. You need community and somebody in community needs you.
2 Samuel 12
Preview September Life Groups / Meetup Groups

July 26 - "Unlikely"

In the story of Elijah and the widow of Zarephath we see that God still goes to unlikely places, still uses unlikely people, still implements unlikely strategies to produce unlikely outcomes!
1 Kings 17:7-24

Family Service
Picnic Lunch (pack your own, bring a lawn chair or blanket) & family kickball after the service.

August 2 - "Faith and Work"

Part 1: Sharing the greatest gift of love.

Guest Speaker: Chuck Gregory

 

Communion

Wed

01

Jul

2015

Church Picnic & Baptism 2015

 One of our most favorite events of the year at Daybreak is our annual baptism & picnic. This year was no exception! Though cloudy, the weather was cool and dry as we gathered on Tyson’s deck to enjoy delicious picnic food assortments and laid-back conversations. We gave praise to God for His life-changing work in the lives of Linda, Ally, Isaac, & Aidan as we listened to their faith stories and witnessed their public declaration of faith in Christ through the symbol of baptism. Helping people change to become fully devoted followers of Jesus is Daybreak’s mission and that’s what this day was all about! Special thanks to Phil & Judy for again hosting this special gathering! 

Baptism Video - Faith Stories and Immersion

Picnic and Baptism Slideshow

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Sun

10

May

2015

Juicy Fruit

There are 9 flavorful qualities of life that God’s Spirit produces in us as we’re connected with Him. This Spring, we’ll be taking a bite into these juicy fruits and sampling the delicious results of producing this kind of fruit in our everyday lives.


Galatians 5:22-23

May 10 – Love

Fruit: Strawberries
Mother’s Day
Looking at the first juicy fruit of LOVE. As we define love, we’ll realize that no person can do this completely, only God can.

Galatians 5, Romans 5, 1 Corinthians 13

 

May 17 – Joy

Fruit: Pineapples
Is your joy … full? Joy isn’t necessarily getting what you want but is instead appreciating what you already have.

Job 6:10, Psalm 30:5 & others.

 

May 24 – Peace

Fruit: Peaches

Peace is more than the absence of violence.  Learn how God's Spirit can produce peace in our lives that sweetens our everyday relationships and nourishes our souls.

Romans 12:18
Family Service – No KidZone
Memorial Day Weekend

 

May 31 – Patience

Fruit: Bananas

Expecting things to happen at the speed of light; frustrated when God often moves as the speed of a seed.
James 5:7

 

June 7 – Kindness

Fruit: Oranges

More than a single, isolated action, this fruit of kindness is a constant awareness and obedience to the promptings of God’s Spirit within us to care for those around us.
Luke 6:31-36
Communion

 

June 14 – Goodness

Fruit: Pears

For goodness’ sake … we’ll explore how this fruit at its core is energized character that strategically, systematically, and prayerfully pushes back the darkness of the world so that the light of Christ can shine through.
Matthew 25:14-30, Luke 6:27-31

 

June 21 – Faithfulness

Fruit: Apples

Faithfulness is divine repetition. It’s not just doing good. It’s doing good. It’s doing good. Discover how this fruit of faithfulness is a loop of love. Joy on repeat. A pattern of patience. Reprises of kindness. Reoccurrences of goodness.
Matthew 16:21-26
Father’s Day
     

June 28 – Gentleness

Fruit: Grapes

Don’t squish the grapes! Learning about the spirit of gentleness and handling people and situations with care and grace. 
Matthew 11:28-30, Philippians 4:5
No KidZone

 

July 5 – Self-Control

Fruit: Watermelon

Don’t eat too much watermelon this holiday weekend! Yes, we’ll conclude the series by learning how to make decisions against yourself.
Philippians 2:13
4th of July Weekend

 

Join us this Sunday for a unique unplugged worship experience at our usual location, Brooke Elementary School. Bring along your favorite lawn chair or blanket as we all worship on the gym court. We’ll also be wrapping up our Juicy Fruit series with a watermelon bash! Set-up will be minimal so that we can enjoy the holiday weekend!


 

Thu

23

Apr

2015

Women's Retreat 2015

This year our Ladies Retreat was held in White Haven, PA, where 8 of us were able to spend some quiet time away to enjoy some relaxation, time with each other and time with God. We had a great time away focusing on "Loving Well" and what it looks like to love God well, love ourselves well, and love others well based on 1 Corinthians 13.

Sun

15

Mar

2015

Marvel

It was jaw-dropping, life-changing, mind-blowing, even life-extending! Jesus did marvelous things! And do you know what? He’s still doing the miraculous today-–do you see it? In this series we’ll explore His finest miracles and see the God that’s behind all things marvelous past and present! Nothing is too big and nothing is too difficult for our God.

March 15 – “The Wine Maker”

Associate Pastor John Courchesne

The first miracle of Jesus. Did he heal a blind man? No. Did he calm a storm? Wrong again. Jesus' first miracle was providing refreshments at a wedding. We will unpack the miracle of turning water into wine and see some key ingredients found in the marvelous acts of Jesus.

 

March 22 – “The Storm Calmer” 

Finding God’s purpose, presence, and peace during stormy times in life.

Mark 4:35-41

 

March 29 – “The Delayed Healer”

You may be the miracle for someone else. Have the faith to take Jesus at His Word.
John 4:43-54

Communion

 

April 5 – “The Grave Robber”  

EASTER

Discover how a 2-word faith-filled reply, “Yes Lord” can make your impossible possible.
John 11:1-44

 

April 12 – “The Water Walker” 

If you want to walk on water, you have to get out of the boat and take that first step of faith. It’s that simple. It’s that difficult.
Matthew 14:22-36

 

April 19 – “The Food Distributor”

Calculating the reality that God makes a lot out of a little. How much are you willing to place in His hands?

John 6:1-15

 

April 26 – “The Able Healer”

Faith is unlearning every assumption save one: God is Able

John 5:1-9

 


May 3 – “I’m Really Awesome at Being Humble”

Exploring the dark places where negative pride creeps in and applying the only remedy: Christ-like humility.

Isiah 14:13-14, Proverbs 16:26, Luke 18:9-14, Luke 14:11

Communion

Sun

01

Mar

2015

Friend Sunday - March 1, 2015

Friend Sunday is a special worship service to celebrate our friends and neighbors in the community and in our work and family lives.

Thanks to all of you who joined us for the Friend Sunday worship and a special thanks to all of you who invited friends and brought guests!

 

Don't forget, even if your friend couldn’t attend … there’s always next week and then the week after that… ! Let’s continue to see people with the eyes of Christ, develop friendships, and discern next steps in pointing them to Christ.

Also, thanks to everyone who pitched in and contributed to the delicious lunch! I know many of you had very busy Saturdays but I appreciate your joyful participation! It made for a terrific day!

 

--Pastor Dave

Wed

25

Feb

2015

Donation to Mom's House, Phoenixville

Our Fall 2014 Women's Bible Study, led by Steph Courchesne, adopted Mom's House in Phoenixville for an Outreach project this winter.  Steph was pleased to deliver food, formula, baby food, diapers, wipes, gift cards and encouraging notes on February 25th.

 

"The staff at Mom's House was very grateful for this gift and considers it a blessing. Thank you, ladies, for giving to them and being Christ to these single moms!" - Steph Courchesne

Sun

08

Feb

2015

Things I Wish Jesus Never Said

 

Jesus said some difficult things … like plucking out your eye, drinking blood, being perfect and so on. Some truths in the Bible are difficult to understand and others are just plain difficult to live out. Join us as we wrestle the hard sayings of Jesus.

February 8 – “Eat My Flesh, Drink My Blood”

Okay, not literally … but what does it mean to be truly united with Christ? 
John 6:53-59
 

February 15 – “Go and Make Disciples”

Reflecting on the Great Commission and assessing our current efforts.
Matthew 28:16-20

 

February 22 – “Be Like Me. Be Perfect”

Figuring out how to live when Jesus raises the bar. 
Matthew 5:20-28, 48, Romans 3:21-22
Communion
    

March 1 – “77 Times” 

From whom do you need forgiveness & whom must you forgive?
Matthew 18:21-35
Friend Sunday
Potluck Luncheon following service

 

March 8 – “He Said What about Hell?”

Why does a loving God allow people to suffer in Hell?
Luke 16:19-31, Matthew 23:15, 2 Peter 3:9

Sun

01

Feb

2015

Family Matters

As followers of Christ, our homes should be places where the Lord Himself lives and His glory shines. The reality is we can't imagine this ever happening because all families have struggles. Let's take a look at how we can live a life that glorifies God as we do relationships in ways that honor Him.

 

Associate Pastor John Courchesne

Sun

11

Jan

2015

24/6

How do we find God’s balance in
our fast-paced, always-on, 24/7 world?

January 11 - "The Stop Sign"

Reclaiming the ancient Sabbath rhythms for our life today.
Genesis 1-2:3, Matthew 11:28-29
Communion

January 18 - "Breathing Room"

Remembering God's ancient mandate for sustainable and meaningful life pace. 
Exodus 20:8-11, Deut. 5:15, Exodus 1:14, Gal. 5:1

January 25 - "Technology Sabbath"

… because sometimes we need to UNPLUG so we can CONNECT with God

Psalm 46:10, Isaiah 58:13-14, 1 Timothy 6:6
Church Treasurer’s Report
Ministry Leaders Appreciation


Sun

04

Jan

2015

Living on a Prayer


We will start off the New Year with a focus on prayer.


January 4 - "Living on a Prayer"

More than a good song, living on a prayer is not just an exercise in eloquent speech. It’s not even a mysterious practice for only pastors and the religiously devout. Prayer is simply communicating with God. As we kick off the New Year, let’s revisit the basic principles of prayer and activate our prayer life in 2015.

Psalm 5:1-3
Philippians 4:6

Sun

14

Dec

2014

Kidzone Christmas Cookie Outreach 2014

Daybreak kids delivered their homemade cookies & ornaments and sang Christmas carols to our friends at Golden Age Manor in Royersford. The residents really appreciated the Christmas cheer! Thanks to all the kids and adults who participated! That’s what shining out Christ’s light is all about!

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Sun

30

Nov

2014

Advent: Preparing for Christmas

During these 4 weeks leading up to Christmas 2014, prepare your heart for the real story of Christmas that is more wonderful, fantastic, and life-changing than we ever imagined.

 

 

icon Worship Guide

2014 Advent Calendar that you might find helpful in your preparation and anticipation for Christmas.

November 30 - Waiting Well

Luke 2:25-40, Ephesians 5:25
Most of us despise unnecessary periods of waiting. Right? Two older saints in the Christmas story will help inspire us to not just wait passively but instead to wait proactively.
Communion

December 7 - Preparing the Way

Luke 3:1-16
Repentance, a word we don't often associate with Advent, is an important component as we prepare for Christmas. If we want to be a part of a great work of God, we must allow God to do a great work within us.

December 14 - Obeying All the Way

Matthew 1:18-25
Joseph's voice may be silent in the Bible, but his actions are loud! His life preaches a powerful sermon on what it means to trust and obey in every way - a God and a plan much bigger than you can even fathom - which leads to ultimate joy.

December 21 - Enjoying His Presence

Matthew 2:1-11
We'll journey with these interesting wise men as they joyfully follow the star, arrive in a spirit of worship & adoration, and present gifts to the newborn King.

December 28 - How to Live Your One Life Well

Pastor John Courchesne

As we enter a new year, let's take an inventory of our lives to see if we are truly living out the mission and purpose for which God created us.

Sun

16

Nov

2014

Operation Christmas Child

This year, Daybreak partnered with Operation Christmas Child (through Samaritan's Purse) to provide gifts for children in various parts of the world. The kindhearted people of Daybreak answered the challenge and responded in amazing ways! Over 50 shoe boxes were packed to the brim with all kinds of goodies, necessities, and gifts for kids.

On Sunday, November 16 during the worship service, several kids and parents surrounded the table and prayed over these boxes together. The prayers included these three requests: that the boxes would be delivered to kids who really are in need of these supplies and blessings, that the boxes would arrive safely and on time, and that the kids would hear and respond to the Good News of Jesus as they receive, open, and enjoy the contents of their box.

We believe God will answer these prayers! Daybreak's mission has always been to shine out Jesus' light and this Christmas season we were able to do this in a very tangible way that will bless kids with the light of Christ all over the world! Thanks to everyone who participated and a special note of appreciation to Shelley Martin for coordinating the effort! 

Sun

19

Oct

2014

GOD is >

God is >* .. If you or someone you love has been touched by a disease like cancer or experienced the pain of rejection, God has a word of hope for you! Discover how the prayer of faith releases God's power-- overcoming fear, healing disease, forgiving sin, and even adding life to your years! In this series, we’ll discover how God’s greater than all the ugly, scary, and painful things in our lives! 

* ( ">" is the mathematical symbol for "greater than")

 

October 19 – "God is > Sickness & Disease (Part 1)"

Discover how passionate prayer cured the king's cancer & added 15 years to his life!

2 Kings 20:1-7 (Hezekiah)


Communion

 

October 26 – "God is > Sickness & Disease (Part 2)"

Does God still heal sickness & disease? Learn how!

Matthew 9:35-36, Matthew 8

 

November 2 – "God is > Physical Disability"

Hear about the first miraculous healing in the Early Church!

Acts 3:1-10, 12, 16

 

November 9 – "God is > Me"

Submitting to and living for our God in humility and reverence.

John 3:30

 

November 16 – "God is > My Addictions"

Biblical steps to identifying and overcoming addiction in our lives.

Romans 7:15-25

 

November 23 – "God is > Sin & Evil"

Turning to God during time of testing and temptation.