Living a Life You Can Treasure – 2nd Sunday of Advent :: PODCAST

Presented by Pastor Steve Shields at Curwensville Alliance on 12/10/2017

“I hate my life.”

Have you ever said that? Have you ever felt it? Sometimes teens say things like this. Sometimes adults do. Almost everyone feels this way, from time to time.

It seems that Mary might have felt this way, but in the midst of great upheaval, she showed that she loved her life. 

Mary treasured her life.

And we can too. This podcast speaks to this issue.


Finding Goodness – 1st Sunday of Advent :: PODCAST

Presented by at Curwensville Alliance Church on 12/3/2017 by Pastor Steve Shields

If you read the news, you find lots of stories that might lead you toward despair. From international conflict to political one-ups-man-ship to corporate greed to abuses of every kind.

And when you’re confronted by that, you may wonder whatever happened to goodness. Where can you find it?

You can find goodness in a man named Joseph. And, looking into his life, you can find goodness in yourself.

Your sense of morality and your ability to do good come from God’s image in you and Christ’s redeeming death for you.

This podcast talks about how.



Radical or Rooted? :: PODCAST

Presented by Pastor Steve Shields at Curwensville Alliance Church on 11/26/2017

Words can be fascinating. They can aid us in understanding nearly anything, or, if misunderstood they can damage nearly anything.

When I was interviewing at Curwensville for the position of pastor, I kept using a word wrong. I meant to say tenet, which means an idea or belief that I hold close. But I kept saying tenant, which is a person renting an apartment.

Laurel helped me out by casually writing both of them on a piece of paper, and crossing out the one I should stop using.

Being sure of the meaning of words is important when you are trying to communicate clearly.

In this podcast, we look at the meaning of the word radical, so we can ensure we are actually doing what we understand Jesus asks us to do