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Fleetwood Bible Church to celebrate 150th Anniversary

Story written by Melissa Werley

Aug 31, 2021

Fleetwood, Penna. – Firmly rooted in the community of Fleetwood, Fleetwood Bible Church (FBC) has survived the test of time. Established in 1870, FBC will observe its 150th anniversary on September 26, 2021 with special worship services, a picnic celebration, and a commemorative time capsule for children.

“For 150 years, Fleetwood Bible Church has remained committed to making the name of Jesus known here in Berks County and beyond,” said Pastor Drew Toucher, who assumed the role of Senior Pastor in June 2020. “Our services are streamed live for anyone to check us out – visit us virtually via Facebook and join us in celebrating this exciting milestone!”

On September 26, FBC will celebrate this momentous occasion with a worship service at 10:30 am, followed by a traditional church picnic style celebration complete with kids’ activities, reminiscent of times-gone-by, and a “Youth vs. Mentors” soccer game. Children will also be invited to contribute to the 2021 time-capsule to commemorate the occurrence.

A century and a half ago, in the year 1870, a small brick building held a worship service for a congregation of less than ten individuals and was known to their neighbors as Independent Church of God of Fleetwood. Later changing its affiliation with the Missionary Church becoming Fleetwood Missionary Church, this congregation predates the Borough of Fleetwood by three years! No longer located in the small brick building on Richmond street, the church is now located on Moselem Springs Road and changed its name once again to Fleetwood Bible Church in 1993. FBC hosts many community events and as a vital part of the community, continues to serve in new and diverse ways with such events as Vacation Bible School, FreeBay (a free “stuff sharing” event each spring and fall), low-cost soccer camp for kids, free, outdoor, big screen, park/drive-in movies for families and much more.

For more information on the mission and history of Fleetwood Bible Church, please visit

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