Morning Worship 9:00 a.m.                                                                                                                             "Original Church Dedicated in 1926"
Junior Church and Nursery are provided during Worship                                                                           "New Church Dedicated May 26, 1991"
Sunday School at 10:30 a.m. for all ages

 

 




Disciples of Christ of PA

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If you have a PRAYER REQUEST 

please email it to: pastormike@allisonchristianchurch.org

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This Weeks Memory Verse

Romans 12:9

Let love be genuine; hate what is evil,  holdfast to what is good.


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X-Factor Youth Ministry

We will be meeting Sunday November 23rd  at 3:00 pm to go shopping for Samaritan's Purse Christmas Boxes. We will be going to Stephanie's house to assembly the boxes.

Regular Meetings are Sundays 5:30-7:00 pm
Bring a Friend!

Special Thanks to all of those who
helped with the basket party. 
Praise the Lord for the
Blessings that He has provided.
Profit of $5,468.00

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UPCOMING EVENTS



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BIBLE STUDY
Second and Fourth Monday's
at 7:00 pm
in the Social Hall

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Stewardship Campaign
Estimate of Giving Cards are to be handed   in during the Worship Service
Sunday, Nov. 23rd

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THANKSGIVING SPECIAL OFFERING

Sunday NOVEMBER 23RD

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EVANGELISM VISITATION
Tuesday November 25th & December 16th
6:30 pm
If you or someone you know
would like a visit please see Pastor Mike.

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HANGING OF THE GREENS
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 29TH
4:00 PM
FOLLOWED BY SOUP & SANDWICHES AND SHORT PROGRAM
COME HELP DECORATE THE CHURCH

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Bucks-in-a-Basket
Sunday Nov. 30th & Dec. 28th
This special collection helps to support our Compassion Children in Africia and Kentucky.
 

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ADVENT BEGINS
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 30TH

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WOMEN'S PRAYER BOX
Monday December 1st
7:00 pm
At Denise's

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CHOIR PRACTICE
FOLLOWED BY

PLAY PRACTICE

WED. DEC. 3RD 
6:30 PM CHOIR
7:00 PM PLAY PRACTICE

Everyone is invited to participate in the Christmas program which will be done at the nursing homes this Christmas Season

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Special Offering for
Sparkle Campaign

December 7th
Our goal is $150.00 and the church will match up to $100.00.
Give as you have been blessed!

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BOARD MEETING
December 9th Play Practice at 6:30
followed by
Board Meeting 7:00 pm

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CHURCH CHRISTMAS DINNER & PROGRAM
Sunday December 21st at 4:00 pm.
Bring your favorite covered dish and dessert
Bring a friend!

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CHRISTMAS EVE
CANDLELIGHT SERVICE

8:00 PM

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CAPITAL CAMPAIGN

Donations are being accepted for the Capital Campaign.  Our goal is $50,000
The funds will go toward a new roof and general church repair projects. You can mail you special donation to:

Allison Christian Church 

PO Box 387 

Allison, PA 15413

Mark your check:

ATTN. CAPITAL CAMPAIGN

Thank you and God Bless you for your donations.

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"Imagine A Church"

Imagine a church that welcomes you regardless of your age, your looks, the clothes you wear, the amount of money you have, your past experiences, your stage in life or your stage in the journey of faith.
Imagine a church that is amazed by your God given gifts and talents and is eager to help you use them to make the community and world around you better. 
 
Image a church that could step outside the norm, embracing new technology and ideas, while also staying true to a sound Biblical foundation.
 
Imagine a church that challenges the status quo in its Christian life by studying, praying, practicing, and praising with receptive hunger that grows deeper every day.
 
Image a church that seizes the opportunity to make a positive impact in the community through service and spreading the message of hope of Jesus Christ to others.  
 
Imagine a church where strangers and guests are united as a family and want to nurture one another in their spiritual growth. 
 
Our vision is that your imagination becomes reality as we seek to Exalt God!
 
We invite you to join us for our worship service this Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m.!
Don't forget to LIKE US on Facebook!

      We invite you and your family to come and                                 join us as we worship the Lord.                                 All are welcome to partake in communion each sunday.               Nursery and Junior Church are provided.                               "Train up a child in the way he shall go                           and he will not depart from it."
                                          Pastor Michael & Nancy Peton

Rejoice in the Lord Always!
 
 
"FOOD FOR THOUGHT"

A Day of GIving Thanks


In everything give thanks;
for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
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1 Thessalonians 5:18

As an experiment, consider giving God thanks "in everything" for a solid day.  Give thanks, not repeating "Thank you, Lord" with every breath all day long, but in every event or occurence.  Every time something new happens - - phone call, flat tire, unexpected bill to pay, compliment, criticism, injury  - - ask this question:  "What is there in this situation or event that provides a reason to give thanks to God?"

Many people have misread 1 Thessalonians 5:18.  It doesn't say: "For everything give thanks,"

it says: "In everything give thanks."

There are many challenging things that happen in life for which we don't naturally, even supernaturally, feel thankful.          But when we consider that God is our Father, that He knows the number of hairs on our head (Luke 12:7), and that the days of our life are planned by Him ahead of time (Psalm 139:16) -- it stands to reason that there are no accidents with God.  We know that God is able to use even the difficult things in life for our good (Romans 8:28), to conform us to the image of Christ (Romans 8:29) .

If you have a hard time seeing a reason to thank Him for something that happens,
do the next best thing: Ask Him to show you.

READ:  Ephesians 5:18-20

No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.          
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PRAYER:  Father, I come before you praising you and thanking you for your Son, our Savior. 
Open my heart and mind to the understanding of your word. 
Help me to press on in the studying of Your Word.
Help me to see every minute of each day reasons to thank You for the blessings, hard times and trials that come my way.  May through these things I find your strength and wisdom.  Help me to give you Praise and Glory in everything. 
Please give me strength and direction for each day help me to come boldly before your throne that I may obtain mercy,    grace and help in my time of need. 
May I ever be on my knees with my eyes lifted to you.  In Jesus name I pray.  Amen.


Scripture Trivia

Here's a Scripture trivia question:  Who was the first person in the Bible to raise the dead, though he himself never died?  And though he's the most frequently mentioned prophet in Scripture, he didn't write one word of the Bible.  The answer is  . . . Elijah -- the rugged prophet who dominates much of 1 Kings. 

The books of 1 and 2 Kings -- one long book in the Hebrew open with the story of how God blessed Israel during the days of Solomon's death.  As you read 1 Kings, notice that chapters 1 through 11 describe the glory of Solomon's reign, but the remaining chapters tell of the growing failures of the successive kings in both North and South.  Despite occasional lurches toward obedience, the priests, princes and people of God spiraled downward like water through a drain until both nations were wipped away by neighboring empires. 

Throughout the story, Elijah and his fellow prophets --- men like Nathan, Ahijah, and Jehu -- vainly called their nations to repentance.  God's people today are still warning, cautioning, and proclaiming His message.  At times, like Elijah, we see little outward success.  But there's never reason to be discouraged where God is concerned.  In reading 1 Kings, we learn that even the downward twists and turns of history serve the ultimate purposes of God, and the story of Elijah and his times reminds us that God is still on his throne as King of Israel and as Lord of all.

KEY THOUGHT:  The decline of Israel during and after the days of Solomon warns us of the dangers of complacency, but also teaches us to practice the boldness of Elijah.

Three Approaches to Reading the Bible

There are many ways to read the Bible, but these three methods work and they will bear fruit.  If you are not reading God's Word daily right now, that can change by using one of these simple plans or approaches.  Depending on your daily schedule, you can pick a way to read the Bible that works best for you.  Enjoy your reading!

(1) PICK A BOOK
Other than reading the Bible straight through from Genesis to Revelation, choosing a book of the Bible is the easiest
way to begin.  But you can choose the books you read based on length or based on subject matter.

BOOKS BY LENGTH:
The greastest sense of accomplishment will come by starting with short books rather than long ones.  Obadiah, Philemon,
and Jude each have one chapter; Ruth, several of the Minor Prophets, and some of Paul's epistles have fewer than
five chapters, and so on.  It is better to start small and be encouraged by your accomplishment than to start big (like with
Deuteronomy, Isaiah, Jeremiah, or Revelation) and grow discouraged.  An advantage of this approach is that it requires no other study aids.  The Bible is all you need.

BOOKS BY SUBJECT MATTER:
The Bible contains five broad categoreis of subject matter that could be chosen based on personal interest or perference:

HISTORY:  Genesis - Esther plus Acts (Written in narrative, historical style)

WISDOM/POETRY:  Job - Song of Songs (Full of poetic imagery)

PROPHETIC/APOCALYPTIC:  Isaiah - Malachi plus Revelation (The most challenging subject matter)

GOSPELS Matthew - John (Mark is shortest; John is thematic rather than biographical)

EPIESTLES:  Romans - Jude (practical theology and instruction for the Christian life)

(2) PICK A TOPIC
There is no shortage of topics one could choose to read about in the Bible.  The two broadest being a subject or a person(s):

SUBJECTS:  Read about love, war, sex, discipline, creation, wisdom, judgment, money, angels, marriage, children, anger, and the list goes on.  Pick a subject that interests you, or about which you have quetions, and pursue it in an open-ended fashion.  Or, purpose to study a subject-a-month for a year.  Reading just 15 minutes a day for 30 days equals 7.5 hours -
a mini-course in a topic related to your life.

PEOPLE:  Read about Abraham, Moses, David, Solomon, Jesus' disciples (by name or as a group), Paul, Peter, John Barnabas, one of several Marys -- and more.

For a subject or character study, you will need some sort of topical study guide or a Bible concordance (either or both are found in many of today's study Bibles).  A topical study guide will group relevant passages together for you; a concordance will list every verse in which "love/loves" or "Abraham" is mentioned.  Then, it is simply a matter of reading through all of the relevant verses.

(3) PICK A PURPOSE
This approach allows you to embrace the purpose for which certain parts of the Bible were written.  For instance . . .

PSALMS - staying focused on (worshipping) God in the midst of life's trials.

PROVERBS - gaining wisdom needed to live a skillful godly life.

SONG OF SONGS - exploring the depths of marital love and romance.

ECCLESIASTES - understanding why the world can't satisfy man's deepest longings.

DANIEL - Examining evidence that God rules the world and the affairs of kings.

MATTHEW - proving to a Jewish audience that Jesus was the Messiah.

JOHN - demonstrating that Jesus was the divine Son of God.

ACTS - relating a record of the supernatural explosion of the early Church.

1 CORINTHIANS - answering a variety of questions about Christian living.

REVELATION - outlining God's victorious plan for the end of the present age.

Each of the above three approaches works well when you designate a specific amount of time to study every day.
Begin reading, mark your place at the end of the allotted time and continue reading the next day.

Make time for GOD's Word!