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Sunday Worship

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

Our Church Family

For Couples — A Weekend2Remember

Check the table in the lobby for information on A Weekend to Remember for you and your spouse.

Questions? See Eric and Kay Rowles.

New Small Groups

Starting on 9/23 at 7:30 am at the Dutch Pantry, the Men’s Group will be discussing Andy Crouch’s The Tech-wise Family.

Sign up on the bulletin board near the elevator.

Starting on 9/20 at 6:30 pm, Pastor Steve & Sue Spaid will lead a small group on Uprooting Anger: Destroying the Monster Within.

See the signup sheet near the elevator for more information.

Life-change happens in small groups.

 

 

Hey Kids (8-12 yrs)!

Join us every Sunday from 6-7 pm beginning 9/10 for Kids Time. We eat snacks, play games, and most importantly, study the Bible. Questions? See Cristi Smay.

Hey Teens

VELOCITY: Come join us for our return bash 9/10 following the second service. Outdoor games food and fun. Details: See Eric or Kay Rowles.

Attention Men

The 2017 Mahaffey Camp Men’s Link is on September 15-16. Registration opens Friday night @ 6:30 pm. The retreat concludes Saturday @ 5:30 pm. Complete information is at MahaffeyCamp.com or in a brochure. Please sign up on the signup sheet on the bulletin board near the elevator.

Bible Quizzing

Hey kids! The Bible Quizzing Season is coming up soon. Sign up on the Bulletin Board near the Elevator. Questions? See Steve Miller.

Adoption Steering Committee

The Adoption Steering Committee meets 9/26 at 6:30 pm at the church.

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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Retaining a Heart of Worship :: PODCAST

Presented by Pastor Steve Shields at Curwensville Alliance Church on 9/3/2017.

A couple of decades ago, I read these words from Fred Craddock.

Once in a while we have a seminarian who gives it up. Not suddenly but slowly; zeal cools, faith weakens, appetite for Christian enterprises disappears, the springs dry up, the soul is parched, and you can see it in eyes grown dull and flat. What happened? Did evil storm his citadel and take over? No. Did much study drive him to doubt? No. Did attractive alternatives to ministry turn his head? No. Nothing quite so dramatic. He simply made the fatal error of assuming that spending so much time talking about God was adequate substitute for talking with God. He lost his Doxology, and died.[1]

At first, you might be surprised by those words. But then, when you think it through, you realize the universality of this danger. If we lose our heart of worship, then, spiritually, we become very unhealthy.

In this podcast, I relay some of Jesus’ directives on retaining — or renewing — your heart of worship.
– Pastor Steve

[1] As One without Authority, Fred, Craddock, p. 135.

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