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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.

Special Visitors

Join us on 7/31st at 8:00 and 10:45 AM as T&L visit with us, telling us about their ministry in Moscow.

Baptism

If you took the baptism class, we will have the service on August 7 at 6 pm. See Pastor Steve to let him know you are prepared. Thanks!

Bible Quizzing

Alliance churches in our area are getting ready for a new exciting year of Bible Quizzing for kids in grades 3-12.

If you are interested in Bible Quizzing this year, please sign up on the bulletin board. Quizzing material is from the book of Luke.

Questions? See Steve Miller or Bethany Livergood.

Deadlines

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

Men’s Group

Evangelism is about reaching out to others. Really? You think

Brace yourself. In Nudge, author Leonard Sweet sets out to revolutionize our understanding of evangelism. He defines evangelism as “nudge” – awakening each other to the God who is already there. Sweet’s revolution promises to affect your encounters with others, as well as shaking the very roots of your own faith. So brace yourself.

Join us on Saturdays at The Arrowhead as we discuss a chapter each week. This book is light reading and may be helpful to you as you consider how to do your part in fulfilling The Great Commission. Sign up on the bulletin board near the elevator.

Mahaffey Camp

Family Camp begins at 7 pm on 7/22 and concludes with the morning service on 7/31. Grab a brochure or check the schedule online to join us at camp as often as you can. Pastor Steve and Laurel volunteer at camp throughout the week. There will be no evening activities at Curwensville Alliance during Camp.

New Small Groups

For Anyone:
Be ye holy, for I am holy,” commands God. But holiness is something that many Christians feel confused and frustrated about; we’re often not exactly sure what our part in holiness is. In The Pursuit of Holiness, Jerry Bridges helps us see what we should rely on God to do―and what we should take responsibility for. Join us Sunday mornings from 9:30-10:30 am in Room #103 for a 12-week discussion Bible Study from this modern classic on holiness. Teacher: Laurel Shields.

For Women:
Looking for balance in your spiritual walk? Wishing you understood how to live out your faith in light of the overwhelming needs all around you? Women of all ages are welcome to join this 12-week study from Women of Faith called Living a Life of Balance, on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm, beginning in September. Sign up on the bulletin board by 8/17 if you want a book. Questions? Ask Laurel.

For Men:
Sign up on the bulletin board near the elevator to join us at 7:30 am Saturdays, beginning in August, at Arrow¬head discussing Leonard Sweet’s book, Nudge

Special Speakers

Two of our IWs to Russia will be speaking in the morning services on 7/31. Welcome them!

B&E will be joining us on 8/14 for both services.

Lawn Care

A couple of men have been taking care of the lawn at church. If you’d like to take a turn, speak to Dave Clark.

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.

Thanks!

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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PODCAST: LifeBuilding – Building a Life of Purpose

Presented at Curwensville Alliance on 7/17/2016 by Pastor Steve Shields

While in high school, I was visiting a friend in his home. As I stood there, I said, “There’s something odd about this house.”

He replied, without looking up, “There’s a house trailer in here somewhere.”

And sure enough. The place started out as a trailer – and then they built a porch onto it that became a room and another room and another room and another room. That’s pragmatic. It’s ingenious. But few people would say that it’s the best way to build a house.

Good houses take lots of planning.

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So do good lives.

If you are intentional about how you build, you’ll be pleased in the end. If you are not, you may come to the end of your life feeling like you cheated yourself.

In this podcast, as we think of what kind of lives we are building, I want to ask you to consider building a life of purpose.

~Pastor Steve

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PODCAST: LifeBuilding – Building a Life of Prayer

Presented on 7/10/2016 at Curwensville Alliance by Pastor Steve Shields

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The events of the past few days – weeks – have influenced everyone who has seen, heard, or read the news. How does it make you feel?

Sad? Angry? Frustrated? Scared? All of the above? 

Here’s a feeling I’ve had that you might share: Helpless. Tragic incidents in our world often make us feel helpless. But here’s a question: Is a Christian really ever helpless? Sure – there are times that your hands may be tied. But are you, as a Christian, someone who can do nothing?

Never.

In fact, in this podcast, Pastor Steve suggests that it’s when you are most keenly aware of your inability to do anything to fix a situation, that you are most well-positioned to do the main thing.

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