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APRIL 2015 News and Notes from Curwensville Alliance Church

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Sunday Worship

Join us on Sundays at 8:00 am and at 10:45 am as we worship together.

Church Luncheon

Every Second Sunday the Curwensville Alliance Family enjoys a church luncheon in the Activities Center. Bring a dish to pass and a salad or dessert to share and join us after the Second Service. There is no evening service when we have a church luncheon.

Scholarship Committee

The Carla and Levi Rowles Scholarship Committee will meet this Thursday at 7 pm at the church.

New Small Groups

For Moms: There’s a new small group beginning for you called Shepherding a Child’s Heart Sundays at 9:30 am in room 206. Questions? See Kristin McCracken.

For adults: There’s a new small group Sundays at 9:30 am in Room #103 called Resurrection: Living as People of the Risen Lord.

Serving IWs on Site

Pastor Steve will be serving IWs in a Creative Access Locale April 20-30. The cost will be $1,500-2,000. The district leadership would like you to consider helping by praying and giving toward this ministry. To help financially, mark your gift Field Forum and place it in the offering by 4/19.

Bridges Committee

If you’re interested in helping with outreach, join the Bridges Commit-tee on 4/19 in room 103 at 7:10 pm. Questions? See Tim Smay.


The DiscipleMaking Ministries Committee meets on 4/26 at 5 pm.

Mentor Moms

AGAPE ministries Mentor Moms meets the fourth Sunday of each month in room 103. Questions? See Denise Mullins.

Helping in Africa

If you can help our kids help IWs in Africa with a well-digging project, place your donation in the well in the lobby.

Working with Children

If you are working with Children at Curwensville Alliance and have not up-dated your clearances in the past three years, see Bethany Livergood. If you have updated clearances, give Bethany a copy.

Big Outreach

Super VBS is coming June 22-26! Our church provides 15-20 workers, including the music & drama, Tribe leaders, & Shopkeepers (plus helpers) for Hometown Nazareth: Where Jesus Was a Kid. Sign up now on the Children’s Bulletin Board if you’ll help. Questions? See Laurel Shields.

The Grand Strawberry Tea Adventure!

Hey girls, age 4-11 — register by 4/15 for the Grand Strawberry Tea Adventure on 4/18 at 1:30 pm. Click here for more information.

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PODCAST: The Mask of Knowledge

Presented 4/12/2015 by Pastor Steve Shields

Do you like being around a know-it-all? Kind of a goofy question, isn’t it? We don’t like it when people pretend to know everything.

But in reality, we all pretend to know things from time to time. We turn conversations toward our area of expertise. We nod when people talk about things we know nothing about. We wear the “mask of knowledge”. That’s a problem.

In this podcast, we learn why the mask of knowledge is a problem — and how to begin to shed it.


PODCAST: Resurrection Power for Spiritual Battles

Presented at Curwensville Alliance by Pastor Steve Shields on 4/5/2015

Easter is a picture of a conflict. Death wanted to keep Jesus in the tomb. But the power of God overcame. The power of God always overcomes. Everything.

It even works to overcome your own struggles in life — the spiritual battles we find ourselves in.

In Revelation 12, God’s word speaks of a people who overcame the enemy by the blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony. In this podcast, Pastor Steve demonstrates how those two elements are key to anyone wanting to be victorious in their spiritual life.