Plan on joining others from the York Alliance family in observing the rich tradition of the Jewish Passover Seder. With an added Christian perspective, this large group event will include the reading of the Haggadah (the account commemorating the Israelites' exodus from Egypt), the eating of symbolic food, and the singing of songs and hymns. All ages are welcome! Sign up in the lobby.
During the month of January, the body of York Alliance is encouraged to enter into a concentrated time of prayer and fasting. A prayer guide for individual use can be found at the link below. On Wednesday, January 31 at 6:30 p.m., the body will gather in the sanctuary to seek the Lord corporately for His leading in 2018.
Redemption Group, a 12-week steps program beginning on January 24, is an intensive Bible-centered discipleship program for men and women who desire to pursue and experience freedom from sin through the redemptive work of Christ. Further details are available through the church office and at the church lobby Information Center. See below for registration information and to check out the Winter/Spring schedule. Registration deadline is January 21.
This informal class, held in The Commons, is offered to anyone who wishes to attend, but is specifically geared to those who may be new to York Alliance Church. During this time, you will learn more about the ministries and vision of York Alliance and how to plug into the life of the church.
Families are invited to come to our worship gathering on Christmas Eve. Through the singing of familiar carols, Scripture listening, a message from the Word, and the traditional lighting of candles, we conclude the Advent season by rejoicing with the angels and shepherds that Jesus, the Light, has come! Childcare will be provided for infants-pre-K.
Kids in Kindergarten through 6th grade are invited for an afternoon of holiday cheer as we celebrate Christmas. Students will be providing a pizza lunch, games, snacks and gifts! We'll also be watching "A Muppet Christmas" movie and making cards for those in our church family who are home-bound. Parents will have an entire Saturday afternoon to get coffee with a friend, do some Christmas shopping, or just enjoy some quiet time at home.
“Hope Has Dawned: Sounds of Christmas” will be presented by the vocal and instrumental ensembles of York Alliance Church. Through songs, carols and spoken word, this seasonal event welcomes all into the celebration of the reality that Jesus was born to bring light into the darkness and brokenness of our world. A holiday dessert bar will be held in the church Commons following the presentation.
Friday, December 8 - 7:00pm
Saturday, December 9 - 2:00pm
During the Advent season, the people of York Alliance are encouraged to “take on the attitude of Christ” and engage the world around them, “entering into the good works that God has prepared for us.” To help facilitate these “good works”, the church is providing a number of different opportunities to bless and serve our Home and Global Mission partners during the Advent season.
“Mom to Mom” is a biblically-based parenting program designed around the Titus 2:4 concept of older women teaching and encouraging younger women in their relationships with their husband and children. Each meeting will include quality instruction in parenting, small group discussion, and the interaction of more experienced mothers with younger moms.
This year's curriculum for “Mom to Mom” is the Heart Talk video series which includes the following topics: Wonder Woman or Woman of Worth?, "But I Thought....", Marriage Mileage, What Messages Are Our Kids Getting?
Beginning August 13, donations may be brought to the church for our annual Back to School Giveaway, which benefits students in the Albemarle Park Community. Items needed can be found by clicking here. All items should be brought to the church by Sunday, August 27.
Join campers and their families in celebrating end-of-camp with a huge block party. As part of the celebration, kids will display their artwork and read poetry. Come and show your support for the 30 kids who completed six weeks of learning, playing and growing! Food, bounce houses, activities for kids! Come and help us bless the community!
Connect is a locally-based mission trip open to all students in 7th through 12th grade and is specifically designed to help introduce students to the various needs around York while partnering with the York Alliance Church body to grow relationships in the community.
We will be partnering with Lifehouse @ 810 to help launch the city parks program in Albemarle Park and hosting block parties all around York to help the York Alliance Church family connect with their friends and neighbors with the love of Christ.
This year’s Operation White Rose event will singly focus on blessing the community surrounding Albemarle Park through a church-wide hosting of a community yard sale and block party. In order to host such a large-scale event, many volunteers are needed and there are tasks for all ages!
If you attend York Alliance Church, you are invited to engage the value of Serving the Body by participating in Spring Work Day in and around our church campus. Everyone is invited, so mark your calendar and plan on spending the morning connecting with other workers and serving one another! Lunch will be provided.
Galatians 5:13: “Through love, serve one another.”
Many parents today are wondering "Do I have what it takes to be a good parent?" A lot of times parents need help, but nobody likes to ask for help. That's why we have decided to host a Parenting Conference using a new video-driven study called Parenting: The Early Years by Les & Leslie Parrott. Their teaching delves deeper than simply trying to get your kids to eat their broccoli and clean their room. It takes a Biblical perspective into the traits parents want their children to have and the traits parent want their children to see modeled in themselves.
The Conference will be held on Friday evening, March 10 from 7 to 9 pm and Saturday, March 11 from 8:30 am until 3 pm. Dessert and coffee will be served on Friday evening and a light breakfast and lunch will be served on Saturday. Childcare is available on a pre-registration basis.
This seminar is offered to anyone who wishes to attend, but is specifically geared to those who may be new to York Alliance Church. During this time you will learn more about the ministries and vision of York Alliance as well as the Christian & Missionary Alliance denomination at large. There will also be plenty of time to ask any questions you may have about our church, our denomination and our leadership and vision.
Welcome to York Alliance is being offered on Saturday, March 4 (8:30 am - Noon) OR Wednesdays (6:30 - 8 pm) on March 15, 22, 29, and April 5.
This week, January 8-15, marks our first Global Connection emphasis of the year, focusing on both local and global missions. Guest speakers include Chris Coakley, director of Grain of Hope, and Alan Rathbun, leader of Eastern PA District Church Planting.
During the week, everyone is encouraged to participate in the “Project Experience”. This guided walk-through experience will expose us to the reality of a broken world and will encourage us to engage it as Jesus-followers. Stop by the Information Center to pick up a flyer with further information, including specific times.