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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.


November 29, 2015 marks the first Sunday of Advent – a time of year when we remember the birth of Jesus as we approach Christmas day. Each candle of Advent symbolizes something different around a theme. This year’s theme is Hope-full Living. Our candles represent:

1) Peaceful Living
2) Expectant Living
3) Grateful Living
4) Generous Living.

With the coming of each week we will light another candle until Christmas Eve at 7 pm, when we will light the candle that symbolizes Christ.

Christmas EvePlan now to be here throughout, as together, we hope for all that Christ has bought us through his advent.

The Search for Peace

Don’t miss this year’s Search for Peace Christmas Pageant presented at Curwensville United Methodist Church December 4-6, 2015.
12/4 – 8 pm
12/5 – 4:30 pm & 8 pm
12/6 – 4:30 pm

See the poster on the bulletin board in the lobby at Curwensville Alliance for more information.

Kids’ Christmas Program

Christmas in Black and White — Discovering the Real Story of Christmas.
You are invited to join us for this children’s Christ-mas musical in the auditorium of Curwensville Alliance Church on December 13th, at 6 pm. A Cookie Reception will follow in the Activity Center, with games and goodies for all!

Church Luncheon

There will be no Church Luncheon on the Second Sunday of December.

No Small Groups on Thanksgiving Eve

Thanksgiving Eve There will be no small groups meeting on Wednesday, 11/25. Happy Holidays!

New Small Groups

Adults are welcome to join us in the Wednesday night small group as we study, Be Resolute, a study on the Book of Daniel. Please sign up on the Bulletin Board in the Lobby. Questions? See Sue Spaid.

Men are welcome to join us at the Arrowhead Saturday mornings at 7:30 as we discuss Dallas Willard’s Renovation of the Heart. Please sign up on the Bulletin Board in the Lobby. Questions? See Pastor Steve.

Women are welcome to join us in a Thursday morning Bible study, using the book, Be Transformed, the Gospel of John, with Warren Wiersby .Sign up on the Bulletin Board in the lobby. Questions? See Doris Hanes.

Teens Retreat

Teens Retreat Teens – if you’re interested in going to a Replenish Weekend at Mahaffey Camp in January, speak to Eric Rowles.

Sponsoring Teens

Can you sponsor a Teen for Mahaffey Camp for the Replenish Weekend, in January? The cost is $65 per teen. If you’d like to give, please mark your gift “Mahaffey Teens”. Excess money received will go be used to help other teens with similar opportunities.

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: Got Longings?

Presented by Pastor Steve Shields at Curwensville Alliance on 11/22/2015

Have you ever had that feeling of desire for something very specific? It happens pretty frequently in our house.

STEVE: I’m feeling kind of like a snack.
LAUREL: How about some cheese and crackers?
STEVE: Nah. I’m hungry for something specific. I just can’t think of what.
LAUREL: How about some veggies?
STEVE: Uh-uh. I am never hankerin’ for veggies, Honey.
LAUREL: Do you want a sandwich?
STEVE: Hmm…. No.
LAUREL: Chocolate?
STEVE: THAT’S IT! (with the enthusiasm of Lucy, when she recognizes Jingle-bells and bowls Schroeder over.)

Sometimes we have very specific hungers — very specific desires — many of which are God-given.

Some hungers we have come when we begin to see the greatness of God’s grace toward us. This Podcast helps you address such longings.



PODCAST: Living In An Evil World

Presented on 11/15/2015 at Curwensville Alliance Church by Pastor Steve Shields

One of the most moving songs of the last century was written by Bob Thiele and George David Weiss and was popularized by Louis Armstrong.

I see trees of green, red roses too
I see them bloom for me and you
And I think to myself, what a wonderful world.

Who doesn’t love that song?

Indeed, this is my Father’s world, and it exhibits a goodness that cannot be measured or contained. However, when one looks at the world one must agree, there are terrible things that happen every day. There is such a thing as evil.

This podcast notes the truth that there is such a thing as good and there is such a thing as evil and speaks about how we can live with this tension.


PODCAST: Where to Find Inspiration

Presented at Curwensville Alliance Church on 11/8/2015 by Pastor Steve Shields

The word inspiration is a little inspiring itself.

inspirationWe use it of people from the pages of history. Who has not been inspired by the likes of Helen Keller? We use it of people whose lives today influence others in constructive ways. Tony Dungy is an inspiration because of his faith in God and the way he lives that faith out, trying to help people find grace from Christ. But are these the only places we can find inspiration? Or could inspiring people be right here in our midst?

The Apostle Paul found inspiration in the lives of people he knew personally.

Perhaps we can do the same thing.