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News and Notes from Curwensville Alliance Church

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Parking

The larger parking area at Curwensville Alliance is being redone in the month of August. If you’re able-bodied, please drop off passengers in the other lot and park down at the Borough Building until paving is complete.

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Thank you.

Sunday Worship

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

Special Presentation

John us at 6 pm on 8/21 as Denise Mullins shares her recent trip with Com-passion, Intl. to Bolivia.

Kids Time Kickoff

Kids’ Time will resume meeting on Sundays at 6:00 pm. Please contact Cristi Smay with questions.

Bible Quizzing

Bible Quizzing We will host a Bible Quiz on 10/1 from 11:30 am – 4 pm.

If you can help with food preparation, setup, and cleanup, please see Judy Kim.

Thanks!

Outreach

Interested in reaching out to our community, come to the Bridges Committee Meeting on 8/21 at 7:10 pm. Questions? See Tim Smay.

Sanctuary Renovation

The Sanctuary Renovation Committee will meet 8/22 at 6:30 pm to go over specific projects, and timing.

Community Dedication

The WWII Monument in Curwensville will be dedicated on 9/4 at 2 pm. Pastor Steve will be leading in prayer for this dedication. Join us.

Labor Day

Because of the Labor Day Holiday, there will be no evening service on 9/4. Enjoy the time with family and friends.

Deadlines

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

5K for Fuel

The Curwensville Ministerial Association & Drayer PT are sponsoring a 5K on Rails to Trails on 9/10 at 8:30 am to raise money for our local Fuel Aid Fund. Runners and walkers of all ages are welcome! Forms are on the table in the lobby. Or you can download one here: FuelAid5K

Submit your registration to Drayer PT by mail or register that day. Questions? See Laurel Shields.

Men’s Retreat

Guys – check out the brochures and signup for the September 16-17 Men’s Retreat in the lobby. Questions? See Eric Rowles.

All-Church Workday

Join us on 9/24 at 9 am for a workday around the church to clean, organize, and repair some things around the building. Questions or suggestions? See Scott Freyer.

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: Back to School Sermon – THRIVING

Presented on 8/21/2016 by Pastor Steve Shields at Curwensville Alliance Church

We all like to “play the blame game.”

I don’t get to start because the coach doesn’t like my dad.

My grade is low because the teacher hates girls.

I can’t stop doing this because my parents didn’t….

But playing the blame game only brings benefit for the short term. It gets us out from under the spotlight for a moment, but it never solves the problem — because often the problem isn’t the coach or the teacher or your parents. Often the problem is how you respond to those things.

In this podcast, Pastor Steve helps us see how to thrive when the odds are stacked against us — like they were for a man named Daniel.

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Take a listen — and see if you can make some spiritual adjustments and begin to thrive in circumstances that are not your ideal.

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PODCAST: LifeBuilding – Building a Life of Sacrifice

Presented on 8/7/2016 at Curwensville Alliance by Pastor Steve

There are many sermon topics that Christians don’t generally flock to hear. A sermon on fasting. A sermon on self-denial. A sermon on sacrifice.

In fact, if it’s a sermon on sacrifice, some of the more cowardly may not even listen. They my just click elsewhere on the screen — and avoid the topic altogether.

In light of that, I will not mention the subject matter of this podcast.

Just listen. You’ll be glad you did.

~Pastor Steve

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PODCAST: Life-Building: Building a Life of Grace

Presented on 7/24/2016 by Pastor Steve Shields at Curwensville Alliance Church

What kind of life are you building? A life of love? A life of sacrifice? A life of faith?

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Have you ever thought about building a life of grace? Doing so may be one of the most counter-cultural things you can do today. Have you seen any of the election coverage? There’s an old saying: Voters get exactly who they deserve. If that’s the case, we deserve some of the most ungracious people I’ve ever seen.

Please don’t take your cue from politicians as they are slinging mud. Take it from Jesus. Build a life of grace. That’s what this podcast tries to help you with.

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