The Announcer | May 25, 2021
Become & Multiply
"I want to spend more time with God and His Word." Would you believe that came out of the mouth of a teenager? It did because God is at work in this church, no matter the age. I have seen a growing desire among countless teenagers to be in God's Word more and more. I am thrilled to see and hear how the Holy Spirit is working to conform teenagers into the image of Christ. Teenagers today live very busy lives and my biggest prayer for them is that they have a daily and unhurried time with Jesus. Take a moment today and pray Psalm 16:11 over our teenagers and our church, "You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore."

-JP Poisson, Student Pastor
SPOTLIGHT
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. Like the Alliance Women’s Facebook Group and/or view the Women’s Hike Facebook Event.
Upcoming Events
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.
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 still have leadership roles available!

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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
BluePrint: Mothering By Design's Playground & Picnic
Valle Crucis Park | Tue, June 1 | 10-11am

We have reserved the shelter near the bathrooms. Bring a picnic lunch and stay for as long as you’d like.
Thank You, Paul Branch!

This past Sunday we recognized, honored, and thanked a faithful couple in our church. Paul and Wanda Branch have consistently served at Alliance for over four decades. During that time, Paul has served as an elder for 38 years. Thank you both for your faithful commitment!
New Member Spotlight

Please welcome Hank and Lisa Adorno as new members of our church! They're excited to get plugged into Alliance and begin serving. 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!

Cheer On Our Alliance Men Softball Team
Only one game left before playoffs! Games are played at the baseball fields near the new Watauga recreational complex at 231 Complex Dr. Here's the last game:
  • Thur, May 27, 9pm – Defiant – Field 2

Missions Sunday 2021 - Special Article
Two Sundays ago 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.

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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