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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 If you would like a copy of this past weeks sermon notes, please email your request to:  info@allisonchristianchurch.org and we will send you the information. 

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This Weeks Memory Verse

Hebrews 4:16

Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
Hebrews 4:16

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X-Factor Youth Ministry

Fall Kick-Off
October 12th
5:30 -7:00 pm
Anyone who would like to volunteer to come and
help with the youth, please see Denise or Stephanie.


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X-Factor
 Is in need of
Medium and Larger Baskets for our Upcoming Fall Basket Party. 
Any donated baskets would be greatly appreciated!

BASKET PARTY
SUNDAY
NOVEMBER 2ND

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
TICKET COST $10.00
NEED NOT BE PRESENT TO WIN!

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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2014 PA Disciples Youth Camp
and Conference Laurel View



October 10th, 11th & 12th
Men's Fall Retreat
Cost $25.00

November 2014

November 14-16, 2014
Fall Youth Retreat at Laurelview


See the Disciple link above
and go to camp section to find the registration forms.

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BOARD MEETING
Second Tuesday of Each Month at 7:00 pm

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

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RECONCILLIATION SPECIAL OFFERING

Sunday October 5th

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World Communion Sunday
October 12th

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Donut Social
Sunday October 12th
Following Worship

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ROAD CLEAN-UP
Saturday, October 18th
9:00 am
Rain Date: October 25th

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Bucks-in-a-Basket
Sunday October 19th
This special collection helps to support our Compassion Children in Africia and Kentucky.

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WOMEN'S PRAYER BOX
Monday October 20th
7:00 pm
At Denise's

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EVANGELISM VISITATION
Tuesday October 21st
6:30 pm
If you or someone you know
would like a visit please see Pastor Mike.

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Stewardship Campaign Begins
Sunday October 26th

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Eagle Scout Project

Nicholas Rosneck is starting his Eagle Scout project.  He is going to rebuild the Honor Roll at the Allison II VFD.
He is accepting any donation to help with the financing of this project. 
No donation is to small.

Dedication will be Saturday November 15th

Donations can be mailed to:

Nicholas Rosneck
PO Box 78
Fairbank, PA  15435

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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"

Whom Do We Fear?


Therefore let those who suffer according to the will of God
commit their souls to Him in doing good,
as to a faithful creator
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1 Peter 4:19

In September 2013, Meriam Ibrahim, a Sudanese doctor, was imprisoned for having married a Christian Sudanese man
who is a U.S. citizen.  She was sentenced to 100 lashes for her "adultery" and sentenced to death for not renouncing
her Christian faith.  Her sentences were delayed until she could give birth to the child she was carrying, a birth that
occurred in May 2014, in a squalid prison where she was kept.  Sudanese officials have come under worldwide
condemnation for their faith-based persecution of Ibrahim.  And she has not wavered:  "I refuse to change.  I am not
giving up Christianity just so that I can live . . .  If they want to execute me then they should go ahead and do it
because I'm not going to change my faith."

Persecution of Christians happens every day around the world.  But Christians cannot live thier lives in fear of
persecution.  Rather, we must live in fear (in awe) of God.  Man can touch the body but only God can touch the soul
(Matthew 10:28).

Purpose daily to live a life of trust and commitment, following Christ wherever He may lead.

READ:  1 Peter 2:19-21

Persecution, in short, is like the goldsmith's stamp on real silver and gold --
it is one of the marks of a converted man.
         
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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.
Lord I pray that I may always have strong faith to stand any persecutions that may come.  May I always remember
all those who are being persecuted now and those who have been persecuted in the p
ast.
May I always seek your presence and listen for your voice. 
Please give me strength and direction for each day help me to come boldly before your throne that I may obtain mercy and find 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!