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September 2015 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.

International Weekend

Our International Ministry Festival Weekend is October 9-11 this year. We will have activities for all ages. The complete schedule is here.

Elders’ Meeting

The Elders will meet on 10/7 at 5:45 pm in Pastor Steve’s office.

Board of Ministries

The Board of Ministries will meet on 10/14 at at 5:45 pm in room 102.

Compassionate Fundraiser

On Friday, 10/16 from 58 p.m., we’re having a Spaghetti Dinner as a Compassionate Fundraiser for Baby Sariya. At 24 weeks, SARIYA JANAE was born weighing only 1lb 9 oz. Since coming home, Sariya has had some complications that have required she be watched closely. Her mom quit her job to care for her. Today Sariya is 6 months old and weighs 13lbs. She is being called a miracle baby. Proceeds from this Compassionate Fundraiser will go to help Sariya and her parents with expenses.

Trunk or Treat

On October 31 we will again participate in the CASD’s Trunk or Treat as bridge-building event into the community. You can help by donating packets of hot chocolate and microwave popcorn to fill our trunk, or by dressing in costume to host our trunk at Chidboy Funeral Home before or after the Halloween Parade. Sign up on the bulletin board! Questions? Ask Laurel Shields or Autumn Farley.

Bridge-building to Kids

We are hosting a Blizzard Drill for children ages Pre-KGrade 6 on 11/7, from 1:30-3:30pm as part of Curwensville’s Home for the Holidays weekend. Please help by donating pairs of mittens/gloves so that we can give one to each child who attends! Collection boxes are in each lobby. Keep your eyes open in weeks to come, for more details and ways you can participate in our crazy indoor snow day! Questions? Ask Laurel Shields or Autumn Farley.

Church Luncheons

Every Second Sunday the Curwensville Alliance Family enjoys a church luncheon in the Activities Center. Bring a dish to pass and a salad or dessert to share and join us after the Second Service. There is no evening service when we have a church luncheon.

Mentor Moms

AGAPE ministries Mentor Moms meets the fourth Sunday of each month in room 103. Questions? See Denise Mullins.

Working with Children

If you are working with Children at Curwensville Alliance and have not up-dated your clearances in the past three years, see Bethany Livergood. If you have updated clearances, give Bethany a copy.

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PODCAST: The Gift of Response-ability

Presented 10/4/2015 by Pastor Steve at Curwensville Alliance

God’s word says we are to rejoice always, pray continually, and give thanks in everything. How do you do that?

How do you do that when you face hard times in life? Cancer? Death of a loved one? Losing a job? The “commands” seem unreasonable.

In this podcast, Pastor Steve helps us see that these “commands” aren’t so much “mandates” as they are “means” of being healthy. Rejoicing, praying, and giving thanks are as essential to remaining spiritually alive as breathing is to remaining physically alive.


PODCAST: Finding Value in Friendship

Presented at Curwensville Alliance Church by Pastor Steve on 9/27/2015

Although we are, by nature, social creatures, sometimes that which we find most difficult in life is the social aspect. How do we find friends? How do we make friends? How to we keep friends, and, perhaps most importantly, how do we hold on to the friends we have?

In this podcast, Pastor Steve looks at some basic instruction for the Christians who met together at Thessalonica and, assuming they were friends, unfolds how we can be better friends — how we can give the friendships we have an eternal quality.


PODCAST: Counsel on Relating to Leadership

Presented by Pastor Steve Shields on 9/23/2015 at Curwensville Alliance Church

Whenever I think of leadership, eventually I think of the life of Moses. He was an incredibly effective leader. But my reason for thinking of him when leadership comes to mind is because his story shows, over and over again, how difficult leadership can be.

For example, when he confronted Pharaoh saying, “This is what the LORD the God of Israel says: ‘Let my people go,’” Pharaoh responded by punishing the people of Israel, making their work harder.

The people – slaves that Moses was leading to freedom – confronted Moses, asking him to stop it!

…and they said, “May the LORD look on you and judge you! You have made us obnoxious to Pharaoh and his officials and have put a sword in their hand to kill us.” – Exodus 5:21 (NIV2011)

That’s not mild resistance. It’s anger. It’s asking God to judge Moses – negatively.  Often, leaders are called upon to love people who curse them – or at best, hate what the leader is called to do.


How should this information influence the way we lead? Or the way we respond to leaders?

This podcast speaks of how to respond to leadership – godly leadership – from a biblical perspective.