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Sunday Worship

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

Tropical GetAway for Girls!

Thanks to everyone who made the Tropical GetAway a great time!.

Food Distribution

living breadIf you can help at Living Bread on the second Saturday of each month from 9-11 am, please see Eric or Kay Rowles.

Curwensville Alliance serves at Living Bread on the second Saturday of each month.

Your time commitment would be from 9:00 to about 11:00 am.

Speak to Eric or Kay Rowles if you have questions.

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.

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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How Do You Worship? :: PODCAST

Presented at Curwensville Alliance on June 25, 2017 by Pastor Steve Shields

If you ever took a course in communication, the teacher or professor probably made a remark like this, early on: You cannot not communicate.

That’s true. Even the person who never speaks a word is communicating — by their expression, by their non-verbal, with their eyes, even with their silence.

This serves to show that communication is not just verbal, but non-verbal. And since worship is a form of communication, it might be wise to give our posture in worship some attention.

In this podcast, Pastor Steve examines six postures in worship, and gives some meaningful reflection on what they can tell us.

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Who Told You God what God Is Like? :: PODCAST

Presented at Curwensville Alliance Church on 6/18/2017 by Pastor Steve

Every now and then you still hear someone make a statement that begins with the words, “The God I believe in….” as though there are lots of different God’s and we get to pick one or we get to create one. It’s been a while since I’ve heard or read those leading words, so I am guessing people finally get it — we can’t decide what God is like any more than we can decide what any other being is like.

So the new question becomes, “How do we learn what God really is like?” And the answer some might give can be harmful to their health. Most people develop their perception of God based on their relationship with authority figures in their life.

And often, our earthly father plays a major role in this.

In this podcast, Pastor Steve looks at Mary’s perception of God, and suggests that we’d be wise to rethink the image of God we’ve developed through our relationships and look to a biblical model.

If we do this, chances are, we will be much healthier in the way we see ourselves, the way we relate to others, and the way we feel about God.

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Meaningful Worship :: PODCAST

Presented at Curwensville Alliance by Pastor Steve Shields on 6/11/2017

Because of the Internet, human beings can learn to do almost anything.

Pinterest can teach you to make a flowerpot out of a dishwasher. And YouTube can teach you to to rebuild the carburetor on your lawn mower.

The Internet can address just about any need you have. But where do you learn to fill your need to worship — to worship well? 

You can learn to do that without the Internet. You can learn to worship meaningfully from the Bible. Through it’s teaching and it’s example, God’s word teaches us to thrive, spiritually, and worship is an important part of that.

In this podcast, Pastor Steve discusses the example of Jesus’ mother, Mary, and how she can serve as an example to us.

 

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