Prayer (Part 3)
on February 17th, 2022
In Part 3 of Prayer we will take a look at the way we approach God. With authenticity, transparency and humility we SHOULD come to God but do we? Often we hide from God. We have preexisting notions about how to pray and how it ought to sound. Jesus tells us that we should not seek to impress anyone (even to try to impress God) but the way we ought to come is very much opposite this idea . God want...  Read More
Prayer (Part 2)
on February 10th, 2022
Part 2 of Pastor Drew's (many sessions) perspective on prayer. In this episode, titled "The View from Above" Pastor Drew explores how prayer is designed to change us. We pray and as our perspective shifts from where we are to where God is, we begin to see the way God sees. Our focus is less on us and more on God's perfect will. Enjoy Part 2 of Prayer....  Read More
Prayer (Part 1)
on February 3rd, 2022
Part 1 in "a bunch of weeks" we hear from Pastor Drew about prayer. What is essential about prayer? What are the "whys" of prayer. We know that this is important but many of us feel as if we are falling short in this department. As we begin to delve into this topic of prayer, we seek to understand the basis for prayer and "realm of God" --what is the end goal of prayer? Pastor Drew get's into the ...  Read More
How to Study the Bible
on January 26th, 2022
As promised, How to Study the Bible! There's a process. Discover how in this week's episode of the fbc friday focus. - Enjoy!...  Read More
How to Read the Bible
on January 20th, 2022
Elder Dave Crossett challenged us in his year end sermon to get in to God's Word in 2022. In this episode of the fbc friday focus, Pastor Drew breaks it down for us further inviting us to experience the transformative power of God's Word, but how? What if this isn't something you are familiar with and seems awkward or daunting? Listen to Pastor Drew explain 3 principles and  5 methods of reading t...  Read More
Winter Retreat Intro 1
on January 14th, 2022
Our FBC Friday Focus is on the youth off to the winter retreat this weekend! Let's pray for them as they spend time with each other and getting to know God better. It's "YOUR MOVE" fbcYouth! ...  Read More
New Things for a New Year
on January 6th, 2022
We have a vision at FBC that is not new but we are about to step out in a new way in the year 2022. We have been called to bring renewal and refreshment to Berks County and beyond by sharing and spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ. Our current world has allowed us to become disconnected and as a result we are suffering the consequences of isolation and separation due to the times we are in.  We h...  Read More
Advent Week 4- The Peace of Christ
on December 21st, 2021
The fourth candle of Advent represents peace, the peace we have in Jesus Christ.This time of year can be very chaotic. Where is the peace we are to experience at Christmas? It's kinda hard to find. We can easily find peace if a situation is peaceful but when things are crazy, peace is hard to find. Jesus suggests that we can find peace in Him, not as the world gives, His peace is different. His pe...  Read More
Advent Week 3 - Joy in Christ
on December 15th, 2021
Joy...It's suggested everywhere we look this season...Joy! Joy! Joy! But find it when we are just not feeling it. That's hard!What does the Bible say about finding joy when trials of life come. Pastor Drew shares advice (and timely reminders) from God's Word. We aren't to be looking for happiness in our circumstances but in the Lord. Have a listen and rejoice- God can store your joy!...  Read More
Advent Week 2 - The Love of Christ
on December 10th, 2021
Two candles this week! The week of LOVE. The author of love- the One who loved us first- came to the world that first Christmas, as a gift from God; THE gift of love! Jesus is best Christmas present ever! Have you received this free gift? If not, send us a message. We would love to tell you more. ...  Read More
Advent Week 1 - Our Hope in Christ
on December 3rd, 2021
Week 1 of advent is traditionally the week of Hope. Pastor Drew shares the beautiful truth that our Hope lies in Christ. Enjoy this week's episode of the fbc friday focus!...  Read More
Thanksgiving 2021
on November 24th, 2021
This Thanksgiving, Pastor Drew shares some wisdom for us from Isaiah 12:4-6. We are instructed to do three things:1. Give praise; proclaim His name!2. Sing to the Lord for He has done glorious things; let them be known through the world!3. Shout and sing for joy because God is among us.These things are not always easy. Pastor Drew comments on these instructions. Enjoy!...  Read More