And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ,
Sunday School — 10 am.
Ladies of Clearview : Meet for several events throughout the year. This typically includes several craft events for Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes; an event during the International Worker's Weekend; and an event around Christmas for a Cookie Swap.
BIBLE STUDIES & SMALL GROUPS
Women Together in Prayer — 9 am on the second Saturday of every month.
Contact us to see if there are any current Bible studies; or if you are interested in hosting a Bible Study or Small Group.
Sunday School — Pre-Kindergarten through 6th Grade, 10:00 AM on Sunday.
Jr. Church — during the 10:55 am church service.
VBS — see below.
INTERNATIONAL WORKERS CONFERENCE
This is an annual event with C&MA International Workers, usually held in the autumn. Keep an eye on our website for information and meetings!
Our church is blessed in that we typically have several international workers – some Alliance and some non-Alliance – visit with us throughout the year.
NURSING HOME MINISTRIES
Barnwell Nursing Home, Valatie
Weekly Sunday Morning Service, 10:30 AM. Led by elder Phil Hakes.
Monthly Communion Service –first Sunday of each month– 4:00 PM.
Villa Mary Nursing Home, Albany
Monthly Chapel Service on a Wednesday in each month (contact for specific dates).
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
Our church has participated in the ministry of Samaritan’s Purse for many years. In addition to church members packing their own boxes, for the past several years we have held a packing party at the church on a Saturday morning in the Fall.
2013 — 464 boxes
2015 — 703 boxes
2016 — 888 boxes
2017 — xxxx
2018 — xxxx
2019 — xxxx
2020 — 1,117
For more information on donating items or getting involved with Operation Christmas Child, please contact Darleen Albertine.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (VBS)
Each summer, we host children from within our church, the neighborhood, and surrounding communities to learn more about God and His promises to us. Our church offers a five evening Vacation Bible School program. Children are welcomed with an opening ceremony that includes songs, skits, and hints of what to expect for the rest of the evening. From there, children move on to age-appropriate games, Bible stories, crafts and snacks. At the end of each night, the closing ceremony reviews the Bible lesson, emphasizes the Bible point with songs, and gives reminders for the next day. On the fifth night, parents are welcome to the final closing ceremony, where the children will review all that they have learned from the week.
We are happy to accept children from Pre-Kindergarten through 6th Grade for the VBS Program. Youth 7th grade and higher will be in a Bible study during the VBS time.
For more information about attending or volunteering for Vacation Bible School, please contact Kaitlyn Lounsbury, Alliance Youth Director.
YOUNG AT HEART (YAH)
Young at Heart is a monthly luncheon that typically takes place at noontime on the third Thursday of the month. It is an opportunity for retired members of the church and community to get out and fellowship together. The main dish and dessert are provided and vary with the seasons and holidays; some of the folks who come bring an appropriate side dish, but that is not required. After the meal, we have a brainteaser quiz, then a short devotional is shared.
For more information about attending Young at Heart, please contact Pastor Nick.