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News and Notes from Curwensville Alliance Church

Click here for the church calendar.

Sunday Worship

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

International Festival

Our 2016 International Festival is October 21-23. Click here for more information.

We Need Apples!

We’re planning on making cider during our IW Festival on October 22. If you have apples, please speak to Ray Green. Thanks!

New Members

If you have taken the Membership Class, join us Wednesday (10/5) at 6:00 pm in room 102 as we meet with the Elders.

International Festival! (Missions Festival)

Our IW Festival will be October 21-23. Dave B. will talk to us about survival skills in IW work in the jungles of Africa. We will have outdoor activities and be making cider on that Saturday with Ray Greens’s cider press, so if you have apples, please speak to Ray Green. Check the brochures in the lobby for more information!

Trunk or Treat!

October 29 is the annual Trunk or Treat at Chidboy Funeral Home in town. You can help with this outreach by donating packets of hot chocolate mix and microwave popcorn to give to the kids with a message from our church. You can also volunteer to dress in costume and hand out goodies. Sign up on the bulletin board! Questions? See Laurel Shields.

AppleFest at Mahaffey Camp

Mahaffey Camp invites you to AppleFest on October 7-8. Our own Ray Green will be there making cider with his new press. Click here for more information.

BridgeBuilding: Home for the Holidays

On November 4-5 we will be participating in Curwensville’s annual Home for the Holidays with a model train and minia­ture village exhibit. If you have either of these and would be willing to bring them for display, please sign up on the bulletin board. Note: Train engi­neers (or a designated responsible person) should be available to set up their trains in advance, run them from 6-8 pm Friday, and 1-4 pm Saturday, and pack up afterwards. Questions?  Ask Tim Smay or Laurel Shields.

Children’s Christmas Program

Anyone interested in being in the Children’s Christmas Program for ages 4-12, please contact Carrie warren at 553-5486. The program will be 12/11 at 6 pm.


If you have an announcement for the church family, please email it to Pastor Steve as soon as possible. The deadline is Friday.

Food Distribution

living breadIf you can help at Living Bread on the second Saturday of each month from 9-11 am, please see Eric or Kay Rowles.

Curwensville Alliance serves at Living Bread on the second Saturday of each month.

Your time commitment would be from 9:00 to about 11:00 am.

Speak to Eric or Kay Rowles if you have questions.


Small Group Leaders

If you’re starting a small group, or interested in seeing one started, please speak to Sue Spaid, Bethany Livergood, or Pastor Steve. Remember, all Small Groups, Leaders, and Material are to be approved by Disciple-Making Ministries.

Can You Help?

Please consider working as a Leader or Helper in our Children’s Worship program in 2016, helping children ages 4-8 learn more about having a relationship with God. Commitment is for a month of services; workers’ instruction and materials are provided. Sign up now on the Children’s Ministries board for the month that suits your schedule! Questions? Ask Carrie Warren.

CVilleAlliance App

2015-10-31 21.28.28The Curwensville Alliance App is now available for Android and the iOS.

Download it at the app store / play store free so that you can access web information, calendar events, Facebook posts and Twitter tweets, podcasts, and prayer requests.

One handy feature on the app is the ability to add an event to your own calendar. Just open the event in the app, click the + sign in the corner and add the event to your personal calendar.

You can download the app at the App Store or Play Store. Once you do, all the online information you need from your church is in one place!

The iOS version is here.

The Android version is here.

Give it a try and give us a rating! Thank you!

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HELL? How Can You Believe In Hell? :: PODCAST

Presented by Pastor Steve Shields on 10/16/2016 at Curwensville Alliance Church


In preparing this sermon, I realized that our yearly International Ministries Festival is coming up, so I wanted to talk to people about that kind of work, but frankly, I was out of things to say! I’ve been preaching the “Sunday before Missions Festival Sermon” for 30 years.

And I’ve used a bunch of approaches:

  • Do missions to share what you have received.
  • Do missions out of love for people.
  • Do missions because people need the Lord.
  • Do missions because the time is now.
  • Do missions because the fields are white unto harvest.
  • Do missions because God has opened a great door of opportunity.
  • Do missions out of raw obedience.

I was out of ideas.

That got me thinking about one of the more basic reason we do international ministries: We do missions because people without Jesus are lost — because we don’t want people to go to hell.

Hell is an embarrassing doctrine to some Christians. This podcast helps us overcome that so that we can influence people toward life — worldwide.


Some of Our Stories – Real God, Real Life, Real People : PODCAST

Presented on October 9, 2016 at Curwensville Alliance

Several years ago, some people at Curwensville Alliance verbalized our identity, as a people.

The words they came up with: Real God — Real Life — Real People


This past Sunday the Elders at Curwensville Alliance shared their stories with the people — just as they do when taking in members. It was great to hear how a Real God enters into their Real Lives and influences them as Real People.

NOTE: It’s important to these men that those listening understand that they are NOT holding themselves up as models of what it means to follow Jesus; rather, they are simply sharing their stories in the hopes that others may be encouraged as they follow Jesus.

May you find encouragement as you listen to the stories of Jim Bell, Dave Clark, Josh Tkacik, and Jeff Spaid.


2016 International Festival

Curwensville Alliance’s International Festival will be held October 21-23, 2016.

Our speaker, Dave, is from Congo, and has lived in Africa throughout his adult life.

As he speaks, he will include a presentation called Survival 101 and stories of hunting in Africa. Events are planned for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Friday Evening (10/21) – Stories from the Jungle

6:00 p.m. — Junk Food Friday — Bring junk food to share as we enjoy time with the Dave.
7:00 p.m. — Dave will speak in the Sanctuary, using multi-media, speaking about The African Hunt.

Saturday (10/22) – Taking Aim

10:00 a.m. — Sport Shooting, Horse­shoes, and Corn Hole at Glen Richey Sportsmen’s Club — 10:00 a.m. — Sport Shooting, Horse¬shoes, and Corn Hole at Glen Richey Sportsmen’s Club — Bring a lawn chair and join us at Glen Richey’s Sortsmen’s Club to show off your marksmanship and enjoy hanging out with Dave. Bring a lawn chair. Bring your own shotgun, ammo, and ear protection. Clays will be provided. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a legal parent or guardian.

From Curwensville take PA-879 toward Clearfield. Turn right onto old Erie Pike. Cross the bridge and turn right onto Hogback Road. Take the second road to the right (Hemlock Road) and follow signs to the Club House and Trap Range. (1814 Hemlock Hollow Road.) Sign up in advance so we know how many to expect.

Sign up in advance so we know how many to expect.

Noon — Beef and Bacon @ Glen Richey’s Sportsmen’s Club — Even if you can’t join us for the Sport Shooting,  join us for bacon cheese burgers on the grill. Bring lawn chairs. Sign up in advance so we know how many to expect.

6:00 p.m. — Ice Cream Bash — Join us as we enjoy Root Beer Floats and Ice Cream Sundaes with the Bills. Ice Cream & Toppings provided. Sign up in advance so we know how many to expect.

7:00 p.m. —Jungle survival 101. Dave will speak about survival skills and his ministry, using multi-media in the Sanctuary.

Sunday (10/23) – Considering your Commitment

8:00 a.m. — Traditional Service with Dave.

9:00 a.m. — Enjoy a Coffee Break in the Lobby with Dave.

9:30 a.m. — All Sunday School Classes meet in the Sanctuary for a Cultural Presentation with Dave.

10:45 a.m. — Today’s Service with Dave.

There will be no evening service on October 23.

Other versions of the schedule are on the Church Calendar, on our Church App (iOS or Android), and here, on a downloadable PDF.

Remember, events where food is served require you register, so be sure to see the sign-up sheets in the lobby at church.