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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.

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.

Altoona Curve

If you signed up to go to the Curve Game with Velocity, please be at the church by 3 pm. Questions? See Eric Rowles.

SuperVBS Drama

Team There will be a SuperVBS drama team meeting at 12:15 pm on 5/29. Please meet in the front of the sanctuary after the second service to receive your scripts and schedule practices. Bring your calendar. Questions? See Laurel Shields.

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.

Hey Parents!

You will want your children to attend SuperVBS this year so they can learn Bible lessons and build lasting friendships with other Christian kids. Clear your calendars for June 20-24 as we visit Egypt: Joseph’s Journey from Prison to Palace at First Baptist. Questions? See Autumn Farley or Laurel Shields.

Graduating?

If you are graduating from school this year, we’d love to celebrate with you. Please take a moment and fill out a graduation form and drop it in the offering plate. Thanks! And CONGRATULATIONS!

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: How Jesus Can Give Life to Your Life

Presented on 5/22/2016 at Curwensville Alliance.

Do you know people who have names that specifically describe them? If you know a guy named Moose, he might be the guy I am talking about. Names often speak about us — especially if they are given to us by those who have seen how we live.

The name “Jesus” was given to the Lord before he was born. The angel gave it to him. Call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sin. But Jesus has other names. Names given him by Scripture. Names he gave himself.

One name he gave himself is The Resurrection and the Life. We generally think of this as referring to the end of the age, when the dead in Christ will rise. But as you explore Scripture and experience a life of walking with God, you see that Jesus resurrects more than our physical bodies.

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This podcast speaks of the life he gives beyond the grave.

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PODCAST: Trust Issues?

Presented at Curwensville Alliance on 5/15/2016 by Pastor Steve Shields

You’ve heard people say it, right? “I have trust issues.” Sure you have. And if you’re like me, you sympathize, but a part of you wants to reply, “And… you think that makes you different than…who?” Struggling to trust is not unique to the few.

Almost everyone I know has trust issues. We’d like to think it’s because of the day in which we live. How can we not struggle to trust when we see so much evil around us. But it’s no more unique to our era than the concept is unique to you or me.

It’s said that the most often repeated command in Scripture is Fear not. Do you ever wonder why? Sure, there are the everyday reasons. Fear leads us backwards. Fear doesn’t accomplish anything extraordinary. Fear stifles. But perhaps there is a more basic reason. Maybe fear is the opposite of trust. Maybe the commonness of the command, Fear not, serves to remind us of the commonness of trust issues.

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Part of Jesus’ mission was to show us the glory of God — filled with grace and truth. And in His statement, I am the good shepherd, Jesus gives us good reason to trust God. He helps us with our trust issues.

This podcast addresses this in ways I hope you find helpful.
~Pastor Steve

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