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October 2014 News and Notes from Curwensville Alliance Church

Sunday Worship

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

VELOCITY

Hey grades 7-12, come to the Velocity Sunday evening from 6:00-7:30. Food, fun, games & God!

Attention kids: ages 8-12!

Cristi Smay is leading a new small group in Room 204 from 6-7 pm on Sunday nights, using Group Publishing’s Kids’ Travel Guide to The Armor of God. Kids will explore how to be strong in their decisions and in relationships with others. Come along and learn to stand firm in your faith!

Ephesians Group

The Wednesday Night Women’s Group will not meet this week. It will resume on 10/29 with Lesson 4.

Attention Women

Women and girls are invited to Area Fall Rally on 10/23 6:30 pm at Clearfield Alliance. There will also be a Book Swap! Child care is available.

Helping Thai Women

Helping Thai Women The WRENs are hosting an Open House at the parsonage on 10/24 from 6-9 pm to benefit the Napada ministry in Thailand. These women sew beautiful purses, organizers, and bags of all sizes, ranging in price from $3-$50 to help support their families. Stop in and visit, and get a head start on your Christmas shopping! All proceeds go directly to the seamstresses.

Trunk or Treat

Our church will sponsor a trunk in the Community Trunk or Treat on 10/25 as an outreach. We will give away candy and treats with a message from our church. If you can be a friendly host at our trunk before or after the Halloween parade, or can donate bags of candy, please sign up on the bulletin board. Questions? See Laurel.

IW Committee

The International Workers’ Committee will meet on 10/26 at 7:10 to plan this year’s Confer¬ence. Members include: Becky Baroni, Mary Ann Bellmore, Lloyd & Peggy Bloom, Perry Connor & Sue Connor, Doris Hanes, Autumn Howell, Mar-ilynn Gardlock, Chuck & Judy Kim, Rusty & Diane McCracken, Matt & Kristin McCracken, Steve & Melissa Miller, Gale Peters, Eric & Kay Rowles, Jeff & Sue Spaid, Josh & Jess Tkacik.

BridgeBuilding For Kids

4 Kids We will have a Home Sweet Home Party from 1:30-3:30 pm on 11/8 for kids, Pre-K to Grade 6, as part of the Home for the Holidays week-end. Please help by working with kids, pray-ing, or donating items. Sign up on the bulletin board. Over the past 9 years, thanks to you, our Fall Children’s Event has connected people with our church family!

BridgeBuilding

Interested in connecting with those outside our church family? The Bridges Committee will meet 11/2 at 7:10 in room 103. See you there!

Fuel Aid Concerts

There will be two concerts at Curwensville Christian Church on 11/6 and 11/8 at 7 pm, featuring local music groups. Tickets are available from Mark Sopic. All proceeds benefit our community, providing people with fuel. Thank you.

Ministry Workshop

Interested in attending a workshop designed for pastors and leaders? On 11/1 at Butler Community Church choose up to 4 workshops, including, Coaching, Conflict Resolution, Curriculum Galore, Disciplemaking in the Local Church, Effective Women’s Ministry, Missions Advance, Music Ministry, Organizing Your Church, Outreach, Sermon Preparation and Delivery, Speaking to Teens, Spiritual Formation, Lights and Sound. More info? See the bulletin board.

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PODCAST: For Women – Creating an Atmosphere for Spiritual Health

Presented 10/19/2014 at Curwensville Alliance Church by Pastor Steve Shields

Atmosphere – what comes to mind when you hear that word?

Maybe you think about the O-zone, which, last I heard was making a comeback. Maybe you think about your favorite restaurant, and imagine yourself with your sweetie, enjoying the atmosphere. Maybe you think of the recent movie, Gravity, where everyone worried whether Sandra Bullock was going to make it back to earth.

What about the atmosphere in your home? What’s it like? That’s kind of a hard question, because atmosphere, when we use it like that, is hard to get a handle on. We’re not talking about lighting, exactly. We’re not talking about aroma, exactly. We’re not talking about furniture, exactly.

To understand the opening to this podcast, you need to acquaint yourself with this video.

“That’s all there is to it.”

We’re talking about the environment that you create by your presence. This podcast speaks, specifically to women about the atmosphere they create wherever they go.

PODCAST: What’s God Saying to MEN?

Presented 10/12/2014 at Curwensville Alliance by Pastor Steve Shields

As a dad, there have been times I wanted to speak to my son about “son stuff”. And there have been times I have wanted to speak to my daughter about “daughter stuff”. Different genders need to learn many of the same lessons. But there are specific things that apply more to men, in general and more to women, in general.

Because of this, in the Bible, there are places where God addresses males and some places he addresses females. In Titus 2:1-3, God’s speaking to men about issues they face.

As Pastor Steve takes the text apart, he gives men several targets to aim at as they grow in their walk with Christ.