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July 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.

Mahaffey Family Camp – July 17-26, 2015

Plan now to attend Mahaffey Family Camp, July 17-26. For more information, go to mahaffeycamp.com or see the flyer in the lobby. Pastor Steve and Laurel will be at camp throughout the week. Stop in and see them at The Craft Shoppe or The Welcome Center. There will be no evening activities at church during Mahaffey Camp (July 17-26).

Twenty-Somethings at Mahaffey Family Camp

If you are coming to Pastor Steve and Laurel’s Mahaffey Camp Cottage (#20) on July 20 for supper, please let Pastor Steve know. Thanks!

PA Child Laws for Volunteers

A seminar for all those working with children in Alliance Ministries is being held at Mahaffey Camp on July 21 from 1:45-3:15 pm. Please see the poster on the bulletin board and register with the camp before attending. You can call the camp to register at 814-277-5544. Thank you!

Pirates Baseball

Interested in going to a Pirates game on Faith Night, August 20? See the sign-up sheet in the lobby for more information or see Tim Smay.

Lawn Care

If you can volunteer to do some lawn care at Curwensville Alliance, please speak to Dave Clark. Thanks!

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.

Mentor Moms

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

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.

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PODCAST: Marks of Credible Ministries

Presented July 12, 2015 by Pastor Steve Shields at Curwensville Alliance Church

We live in a day where it’s hard to discern credibility. We’re actually bombarded by people making claims regarding political figures, scientific controversies, and faith issues. Perhaps more than any generation previous, ours is one that requires extensive use of brain power in order to sort through the myriad of opinions coming our way.

Or maybe not. Maybe this is a more timeless problem than we might imagine. Over and over, when reading the New Testament, you come across passages that help you distinguish trustworthy teaching from the rest. Could it be that this problem be one that every person in every generation must address?

In his writings, the Apostle Paul was sometimes placed in the awkward position of being forced to defend himself, or to establish some credibility. As he does this, under the leading of the Holy Spirit, we get a picture of what credible ministers and ministries look like.

This podcast looks at the opening verses of 1 Thessalonians 2, and uncovers some marks of credible ministries.

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PODCAST: Dare Being Different

Presented by Rev. Bernie Knefley at Curwensville Alliance on July 5, 2015

When Pastor Steve was visiting family, retired Alliance pastor and counselor, Rev. Bernie Knefley took the platform at Curwensville Alliance in a kilt.

Rev. Bernie Knefley

His message challenges us to be different, not by wearing a kilt, but by being people of love.