Current Series: Spiritual and Emotional Health
Join us on Sundays at 8:00 am and at 10:45 am as we investigate our Emotional and Spiritual Health.
This week we’ll be addressing our longings. What are your longings? Not your pursuits or more shallow desires. What things do you long for deep inside?
CS Lewis said, “If you asked twenty good men today what they thought the highest of the virtues, nineteen of them would reply, Unselfishness. But if you had asked almost any of the great Christians of old, he would have replied, Love. You see what has happened? A negative term has been substituted for a positive, and this is of more than philological importance. The negative idea of Unselfishness carries with it the suggestion not primarily of securing good things for others, but of going without them ourselves, as if our abstinence and not their happiness was the important point. I do not think this is the Christian virtue of Love. The New Testament has lots to say about self-denial, but not about self-denial as an end in itself. We are told to deny ourselves and to take up our crosses in order that we may follow Christ; and nearly every description of what we shall ultimately find if we do so contains an appeal to desire. If there lurks in most modern minds the notion that to desire our own good and earnestly to hope for the enjoyment of it is a bad thing, I submit that this notion has crept in from Kant and the Stoics and is no part of the Christian faith. Indeed, if we consider the unblushing promises of reward and the staggering nature of the rewards promised in the Gospels, it would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.” —from “The Weight of Glory” — CS Lewis in The Weight of Glory
This Sunday, Curwensville Alliance will look at the questions of longing in the context of our emotional and spiritual health. Join us at 8 am and 10:45 am on Sundays.
In order to benefit most from this series, you’ll want to attend every week. If you miss a Sunday, we’ll work hard to place the message online. Be sure to listen to it.
Monday Men’s Group
The Monday Men’s Group The Tuesday noon-time Men’s Group has moved to Mondays at noon. Bring a sack lunch and join us.
Family Fun Day at Witmer Park
Curwensville Alliance is participating in Family Fun Day on June 2 at Witmer Park in Clearfield from 5-8 PM. We need helpers to “man the stand”! Please sign up on the bulletin board today. Questions see Eric or Kay Rowles.
In the months that are ahead, we will be evaluating and codifying our Core Values. If you’d like to participate, speak to Pastor Steve
Taking a Break
Pastor Steve’s Wednesday Night Prayer Group is taking a break for a few weeks. There will be no prayer group on Wednesdays.
If you’re graduating, let us know by filling out a graduate form. Thank you!
Make an Impact with Kids
Curwensville Alliance has openings for volunteer Children’s Worship Workers. We will train you and help you get your clearances. Interested? Sign up on the Children’s Ministries Bulletin Board. Questions, speak to Carrie Warren.