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February 2015 News and Notes from Curwensville Alliance Church

Click here for the church calendar.

Sunday Worship

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

International Festival

If you would like to be a financial part of the International Ministries of the C&MA, ask God in prayer what kind of faith promise he might have you make. Bring your faith promise pledge and place it in the offering. Thank you!

New 4 Young Adults

The Monday Evening twenty-somethings small group is taking a short break. We will resume meeting on February 16 at 7 pm. Thank you!

Invisible War Small Group

All are welcome to attend the Wednesday Group, The Invisible War, meeting at 7 pm in room 207.

Financial Peace University from Dave Ramsey

Dave Clark will be leading a Financial Peace University Class beginning February 18, 2015 at 7 pm in room 102. Interested? Go to daveramsey.com, Select Classes then select Financial Peace University and look for Curwensville. Or talk to Dave Clark.

Wild Game Dinner

Our Wild Game Dinner is 2/21/2015. If you need Wild Game Tickets, speak to Dave Clark. If you have tickets you are not using, contact Dave. Thank you!

Baptism

If you are interested in learning about Baptism, please see the signup sheet on the bulletin board in the lobby.

Motorcycle Ride

If you’re interested in taking an overnight motorcycle ride to Gettysburg this summer, speak to Scott Brubaker.

Walking this Winter

Interested in exercising by walking the church these cold winter months? Sue Spaid will be starting a Walker Group in January. See the signup sheet for details.

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PODCAST: Avoiding Controversialists

Presented 1/18/2014 at Curwensville Alliance by Pastor Steve Shields

Whether it’s regarding sports teams, tech companies, car manufacturers, or tastes in music — when you are around people, you’re going to find controversy.

We shouldn’t be afraid of disagreement. Interacting with people of different opinions can help us evaluate our own and determine if they are worth holding on to. The problem arises when we find ourselves interacting with those who live for controversy — the controversialist.

While the Apostle Paul was one who never ran from a controversy, he was also one who wouldn’t waste any time with those who love controversy. In our text today, in Titus 3:9-11, he instructs the young church leader, Titus, as to how he should handle controversialists in the churches in Crete.

This podcast helps us to see God’s point and to apply it to our own lives.

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PODCAST: How to Recognize a Good Sermon

Presented 1/11/2015 by Pastor Steve Shields

When you ask some people how they like their new pastor, the answer is troubling. He’s the best we ever had. His sermons are, like, eight minutes long. That’s what I love in a sermon.

Now, some people say things like that as a joke. But others? They don’t know what makes a sermon good. That’s not a trivial problem, because for many, the sermon is the main course in the spiritual food they ingest through their lives.

In Titus 3, God has Paul telling a young pastor some of the things he should teach. This podcast talks about those things, and gives us a chance to see what makes a sermon a good sermon.

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