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April 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.

Easter Sunday Schedule at Curwensville Alliance

  • 8:00-9:00 am — Traditional Easter Hymns and Message by Pastor Steve.
  • 9:00-9:45 am — A Full Breakfast in the Activity Center (pre-registration required).
  • 9:45-10:30 am — Small Group Classes for Ages 2 to Adult on a Variety of Topics.
  • 10:45-noon — Contemporary Worship, an Object Lesson and Gift Bag for Children, and an Inspirational Message from Pastor Steve.
  • No Evening Activities at Curwensville Alliance. Enjoy your time with family and friends.

Bible Memory

Check out the Pledge Wall upstairs in the children’s hallway where kids are making a commitment to the long-term Scripture memory plan, Light the Way!

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Pray for these children as they learn a verse per month, and for families to make learning the Bible a priority.  If you want to participate as a family, get your folder from Bethany Livergood or Laurel Shields.

Garden Party Tea for Girls

In May we will be holding a Garden Party Tea for Girls ages 4-12. Click HERE for more information and to register. Registration is limited, so hurry!.

Helping our IWs

You can help our International Workers by picking up a list in the lobby and placing one of those items in the Missionary Barrel.

Great Commission Women’s Tea

All women, teens, and girls are invited to a missionary tea on April 26th at 10am at Karthaus Community Alliance church. Roberta Connor (pastor’s wife from Dubois Alliance) will be speaking about her missions trip to Tea House, one of our creative access countries. Pick up a flyer on the table in the lobby for more information; sign up on the bulletin board if you plan to attend. Questions? Speak to Kay Rowles

Board of Ministries

The April Board of Ministries Meeting will be on 4/16 at 5:45 pm in room 102.

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PODCAST: Resurrecting Faith, Hope, & Love

Presented at Curwensville Alliance Church on Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014

You can see resurrection in a number of ways.

First — you can see the resurrection in regards to the past — Christ’s physical resurrection. The tomb was empty. Christ is risen — physically. This is essential, because by his resurrection, Jesus proves the effectiveness of his atonement on our behalf.

Second — you can see the resurrection in regards to the future. Our future. Jesus, the Bible says, is the first-fruits. Because he has risen, we who are trusting in him will also one day rise.

Third — and this is the point expounded upon in the podcast — you can think of the resurrection of Jesus as having practical implications here and now for us. If God can raise Jesus, dead and buried by our sin, to life — then God can raise anything in our lives.

What things are dying in your life? What things must be resurrected in your life? God seems to place a premium on three things in the Bible’s Love Chapter — Faith, Hope, and Love. This podcast helps us see what may be preventing us from seeing those things raised to life in our own lives.

PODCAST: What Palm Sunday Shows Us About Jesus

Presented at Curwensville Alliance on April 13, 2014

Years ago I did a wedding that seemed to have all the elements one could possibly put in a wedding. Lots of music. Lots of readings. Lots of old traditions. Lots of new ideas. As I was doing the ceremony, I realized that in putting all these things in the wedding, we’d forgotten to include the one thing that every wedding ceremony must contain: The Vows. So, at the end of the ceremony, I added the wedding vows.

How do we do that? How do we omit the essential and include the extraneous?

It’s easy — the chaos of life distracts from what’s important in life. It happens all the time. It can happen in our relationship with God.

Our relationship with God can become like the 3D images — marked by very evident chaos and allowing us to see what’s important, only if we will stop and focus.

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When we stop and focus on Jesus, all of life becomes clearer.

This podcast looks at the activities of Palm Sunday and uncovers some important and helpful observations concerning Jesus — observations that are essential to us, as we live in this world.

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Garden Tea Party for Girls…

An Invitation for you…TeaPot

  • What: Garden Tea Party
  • Where: Curwensville Alliance Activity Center
  • When: May 3 at 1:30 pm
  • Who: Girls age 4-12 and a favorite adult female role model

Tea party treats, games, craft, story, photo booth, and all things girly for a special dress-up date in the flower garden.

Reserve your seats here by April 30. We have room for 25 girls and their grown-up guests. There’s no charge for this event.

Hope you can join us!

Registration must be completed by the responsible adult.

Fill in this registration form and press SUBMIT.

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If you do not press The Submit Button, your registration will not be processed.

If you do not receive notification saying “Your registration is complete” then you have not registered correctly.