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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.

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 would like to head up a quizzing ministry at Curwensville Alliance, speak to Bethany Livergood.

For Boys and Dads

CampOut2016Boys ages 4-12 and their dads (or other male role model) are invited to an overnight camp out at the Anderson Creek Sportsman’s Club on 7/8 with campfire cooking, swimming, fishing, target shooting, & outdoor fun! Register on the church website or by calling 592-1639. Pick up a flyer on the table and invite the boys and dads you know!

Click here to register.

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.

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!

Curwensville Alliance Respects Your Time

Since we want to use our time together wisely on Sunday mornings, we’re not going over announcements verbally. If you have an announcement for the church family, please email it to Pastor Steve as soon as possible by Friday. Please be sure to check the web site and the printed announcements regularly.

To help ensure that others see the announcements, you might want to sign-up to be a greeter and distribute the printed announcement sheets.

Stewardship

One way that we work to be good stewards of God’s resources is by taking turns cutting the grass. If you’d like to be part of the schedule, please contact Dave Clark at 577-0662. 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.

Tool Drive

If you would like to help International Workers by providing tools, see the display in the lobby.

Baptism

If you’re interested in learning about baptism, contact Pastor Steve.

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 Love

Presented on 6/26/2016 at Curwensville Alliance by Pastor Steve Shields

How do you feel about the humans?

The humans. That’s the phrase my family has often used to refer to people we don’t understand – as though we are from another place and we are here observing these… the humans.

How do you feel about the humans?

Do they ever make you crazy? Sometimes they do me. And I am not alone in this. In a small group context, someone recently remarked, “I love people — in theory”. Often you hear pastors say something that they know is silly: Being a pastor of people would be great – if it weren’t for all the people! It’s hard to love people, sometimes.

But what would you be without others? Do you remember that Tom Hanks movie, Castaway? Hanks is marooned on a desert island and he just about goes crazy. Wilson! Sociologists say that movie isn’t very far from wrong. So – you need people.

The question is, are you going to simply put up with them, or can you have a different kind of relationship with them? Can you love them?

ALifeOfLove

This is the second sermon in our LifeBuilding Series. This podcast is called, “Building a Life of Love.”

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PODCAST: LifeBuilding – Building a Life of FAITH

Presented at Curwensville Alliance Church by Pastor Steve Shields on 6/19/2016

This is the first in a series of podcasts concerning Life-Building. Have you ever given thought to what kind of life you are building?

We’ve all met someone whose life has become a train wreck — perhaps financially, spiritually, personally, vocationally, or relationally. And while we all go through times when things in our lives get a little messy, there are occasions when you look at another and say, “Wow! That guy’s life is a REAL mess!”

Do you ever wonder why?

I want to suggest to you that it’s because we are not taught to think about what kind of life we are building. And so we follow our impulses: we take the easy path; we let life happen to us; we operate with shortsightedness – and the outcome isn’t pretty.

So in this series, I am asking you to consider being intentional about your life – how you build and how you live.

Consider the advice of Ephesians 5.

Ephesians 5:15 (ESV) Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise,

Be careful what you build.

In this first podcast, we will consider building a life of faith.

~Pastor Steve

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