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.


2017 Empowered to Connect Simulcast

Curwensville Alliance Church Brings You The…

This two-day simulcast conference is designed to bring hope and healing to adopted and foster children. Sessions will help adoptive and foster parents, ministry leaders, churches, and professionals better understand how to connect with children from hard places in order to help them heal and become all that God desires them to be. Led by the institute team, this event will help parents and professionals understand the needs of children and the impact of trauma. It will also present an overview of attachment research and sensory processing, as well as insights and tools for promoting connection and healing. For more information about the simulcast, click here.

Continuing Education Credit for Professionals: Please note that all professionals interested in receiving continuing education credit – in addition to registering below for the Curwensville Alliance Church site – MUST also register through this siteYou will not be eligible for credit without a confirmation of registration and badge.

Adoptive/Foster Parent Training Credit: Each parent will receive a certificate of attendance at the end of each day. You must provide a copy of each certificate and the conference schedule to your agency in order to receive training credit. There is no charge for training credit.

Simulcast times: 10 AM-6 PM Friday & Saturday, April 7 & 8. A detailed schedule of the sessions will be available prior to the simulcast.

Child care:  Curwensville Alliance Church will not be providing child care for either day of the conference. 

The cost for this conference is a suggested donation of $5 per person per day.  Please note that those wanting to receive CE credit will be charged another $35 through Show Hope.  Optional workbooks can be provided free of charge to those preregistered. Please register by March 31 if you want a workbook provided to you from Curwensville Alliance. Registration is now open; click here to register for the Curwensville Alliance Church site, even if you registered for CE credit.

Questions, email Josh Tkacik at or call (814) 592-2295.

Seated In Christ (Ed Roberts) :: PODCAST

Presented by Rev. Ed Roberts at Curwensville Alliance Church on 1/8/2017

Sometimes, it’s easy to forget who we are — to forget the changes that God has made in our lives and in our position in Christ.

The Apostle Paul wrote…

Ephesians 2:4-6 (NIV2011) But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus,

Being in this world and being “seated” with Jesus in the heavenly seems contradictory, but actually, it’s an important reality. It’s a reality of which we must always be aware.

Rev. Ed Roberts helps us grasp this reality in this podcast.