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May 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.

Twenty-Somethings

Twenty-Something will not meet on 5/25 or 6/1. Thanks.

Family Fun Day

On Sunday, 6/7, from 5-8 pm, we will be joining other churches in the area for Family Fun Day at Lower Witmer Park in Clearfield, featuring Steve McGranahan, The World’s Strongest Redneck. There will be no evening service at Curwensville Alliance that evening.

Graduation Party — June 14

We will be honoring our graduates at our June luncheon. Please bring a dish to pass and a salad or dessert to share. Grads will be recognized and receive a gift.

Tell Me a Story Project

The “Tell Me a Story” money is due by the end of May. Please bring the cans and containers back, filled to the brim with your coins and bills. Turn them in at the Church Office.

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.

New Small Groups

For Women Wednesday Evenings
12 Week Small Group The Loving Your Husband small group for women begins 6/3 from 8-10 pm in room 103. If you did not sign up, but would like to attend, please see Laurel about ordering a book.

For Adults Wednesday Evenings
Ecclesiastes – Satisfied Looking for answers to the meaning of life? Join us Wednesday Evenings at 6:30 pm in room 103 as we study Warren Wiersbe’s Be Satisfied Bible Study. Sign up on the Bulletin Board today.

5K Walk or Run

Grab a friend and sign up to walk/run in the Fuel Aid 5K on 6/11. The $15 registration fee benefits the Curwensville Ministerial Associations fund to help local families. Registration forms are on the table in the lobby. Bring the whole family!

SuperVBS

Bible School this year is Nazareth: Where Jesus Was a Kid on June 22-28 from 6:30-8:30 pm at First Baptist Church. The Dedication Service will be June 21 at 6 pm at outdoors at First Baptist. Bring a lawn chair. Questions? See our Children’s Outreach Coordinator, Laurel Shields.

SuperVBS Workers

The music and drama teams for SuperVBS will meet briefly in the front, after “Today’s Service” on 6/7 to get scripts and to schedule rehearsal times. Costumes for workers will be available on the coat rack by the office, beginning 6/7. Please make sure everything fits before you take it home! If you need help or have questions, speak to Laurel.

Picnic!

We need your help with the picnic for SuperVBS kids and their parents on 6/26 in the pavilion at First Baptist. Please sign up on the bulletin board to bring snack foods and desserts. We also need a couple people to help set up that morning, and clean up afterwards. Thanks for helping! Questions? Ask Autumn or Laurel.

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: The Mask of Busyness

Presented 5/18/2015 by Pastor Steve Shields at Curwensville Alliance

If you ask most people today, “How are you,” one of the replies you’d frequently hear is one word: Busy! We are a busy people. So busy, we’ve very little margin in life.

marginsMargin is the portion of a page that has nothing on it. It may seem like wasted paper, but it helps the book last through the ages and it comes in handy when you need to jot something down. When we speak of margin as it applies to time, it actually serves a similar purpose: When we build a little free time (margin) into our schedules, we find we are better able to endure the busy times. And when something unexpected comes up, it’s good to have somewhere to put it.

This podcast addresses busyness as a symptom of a deeper problem. Listen in and see if your busyness may be more easily explained that you thought. And if you can discern a solution for busyness.

 

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PODCAST: MASKS we wear – Normalcy

Presented 5/10/2015 by Pastor Steve Shields at Curwensville Alliance

Everyone wants to fit in — to be part of the gang. It’s part of our “social nature” given us by God. It’s not good for man to be alone. And, generally,  there’s no harm in wanting to fit in, except if it causes you, as a Christian, to hide the person Christ as made you. That’s when we want to wear the mask of normalcy.

The temptation to wear the mask of normalcy and hide our Christian distinctives confronts all of us. This message explains the mask and talks about how to shed it.

 

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