The Announcer | May 18, 2021
Become & Multiply
"Our Worship team continues to grow as they faithfully serve our church each week through leading songs, reading scripture, and prayer. These people sacrifice their time and talent to lead our church. We also have a wonderful team of people that serve in our audio, video, and lighting portion of our services to transmit the sermon and music in the room and across the country as far as Brazil, Canada, the Philippines, China, Australia, and beyond via our livestream. Each week, our remote church family is able to gather with us online in singing, prayer, giving, and studying God’s Word. God is doing great spiritual work both in our teams and through our gatherings on Sunday mornings!"

-Hunter Coultrap, Worship Director
SPOTLIGHT
Hotdogs, Highlights & Hoopla
Wednesday, May 19 | Dinner: 5:30pm | Program: 6:00pm
Last fall we kicked off a challenge for our students to read missionary biographies and stories. We are going to celebrate with them on Wednesday evening May 19th at an event called “Hotdogs, Highlights and Hoopla” so we can hear about the missionary lives that they have learned about. We have had many kids participate and we want to encourage them to continue to learn about these heroes of the faith. Please join us at 5:30pm for dinner at this family event. The program starts at 6:00pm!
Upcoming Events
Women's Hike at Rich Mountain
Saturday, May 29 | 9am

Sisters in Christ, you are invited to fellowship with other women in the beauty of God’s creation as they hike together up beautiful Rich Mountain. From Trout Lake, they'll begin their ascent up the mountain, passing through meadows and wooded trails before arriving at the peak.
Men's Evening of Worship & BBQ
Tuesday, June 1 | 6-8pm

Join the Men of Alliance for an evening of worship, a word, and BBQ. Homemade BBQ and other country sides will be served for dinner. They'll sing a few worship songs and hear a word that will unite the men about what it means to be a brother in this brotherhood of believers. No sign up needed.
Faith and Fire: Elijah by Priscilla Shirer
Study for women beginning Thursday, June 10 (in-person and Zoom)

Elijah emerged as the voice of unapologetic truth during a time of national crisis and moral decline. His ministry was marked by tenacious faith and holy fire – the same kind you will need in order to remain steadfast in current culture. Join us as we take a fresh look at Elijah and the difficult choices of obedience that kept him anchored, sharpened his faith, broadened his impact, and invited heaven’s fire to fall.
Slugs & Bugs
Friday, June 11 | Dinner: 5pm | Show: 6pm

Randall Goodgame leads Slugs & Bugs LIVE with live music, background musical tracks, and brightly colored animated videos. The concert is peppered with fun, interactive moments for the whole family. Dinner and a Show will start at 5pm. If you want to attend the show only, it will start at 6pm. It's free! Tickets are required to attend.
Announcements, Updates, & Happenings
Graduating Senior Sunday Morning Recognition and a Graduate Social
Sun, May 23

Join the student ministry in celebrating our high school graduates! They'll receive a special gift and all will enjoy coffee and Blue Deer at a social following the second service. (Please RSVP for social). We plan to recognize our HS graduates on this day. Please fill out THIS FORM ASAP for your senior to be recognized in service. We do not want to miss any students!
Missionary Training Center
Beginning June 2 | 9am-1pm

The Missionary Training Center (or M.T.A.) is an immersive program for children to learn what it's like to prepare for the mission field. They'll learn Bible study skills, how to share the Gospel, be immersed in the country/culture they may move to, and learn basic life skills that are helpful on the mission field. We need summer volunteers. Click the link above if you're interested in serving!

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Rise-Up Weekend
June 4-6 | Awanita Valley Retreat Center | $120 (scholarships available)

Calling all rising 6th graders! This retreat is designed to help students understand what their identity, meaning, and purpose is in the life that God has given them. Students will have the opportunity to worship with their peers, learn from the Scriptures, and have a ridiculous amount of fun at the very same time. Parents are invited, too! Sign up today!
New Member Spotlight

Please welcome Luke and Angela Hamilton as new members of our church! Say "hello" when you see them!
Snapshots!
Seeking to Hire a Women's Ministry Director
Alliance is seeking to hire a full time Women's Ministry Director. Please send this job description to those who may be interested in this position!

Missions Sunday 2021 - Special Article
This past Sunday we celebrated Missions Sunday by recognizing and praying over 38 children who participated in the Missionary Challenge. These children committed to reading as many missionary biographies as possible. CLICK HERE to read a short article about the Benson family as well as watch an interview with four children who completed the challenge.

Basketball Every 2nd & 4th Monday of the month
Play basketball with other men from Alliance this Monday, May 24, at 8pm. The Men's Ministry gathers every 2nd and 4th Monday to play pickup basketball in the gym after Regular Joes. Bring your friends!

Cheer On Our Alliance Men Softball Team
Cheer on the Alliance men's softball team at their next game! Games are played at the baseball fields near the new Watauga recreational complex at 231 Complex Dr. Here are upcoming games:
  • Thur, May 20, 6pm – Team 4 – Field 2
  • Mon, May 24, 9pm – Mt. Vernon Baptist – Field 2
  • Thur, May 27, 9pm – Defiant – Field 2

Missed a Kid's Minute?
If you missed a Kid's Minute, you can still watch them! Click here to view past Sunday morning Kid's Minutes.

The Colson Fellows Program
One of our Elders, Barrie Winn, will be leading a group through The Colson Fellows Program. This is a 10-month program for Christians to take a “deep dive” into worldview and culture, learning how to engage the culture with the Christian worldview and developing plans for their personal ministry. The program runs from August through the following May, and applications for the 2021-22 program are now being accepted. Questions? Contact Barrie Winn at barrie.winn@gmail.com.
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