- Sunday Service Update -

January 8, 2022

 

Dear SCA Family,

 

Due to the incoming ice storm and its effect on the State College area, the leadership and I feel it is best to not have our regular morning service on Sunday, January 9.  I always miss gathering in person to worship with the SCA family but am grateful for the nightly prayer gatherings we have scheduled for the coming week as part of our week of prayer and fasting.

 

Even though we won’t be having our regular Sunday morning service, still use this Sunday to set apart of time of worship in your home.  Here are a few ways I would encourage you to consider implementing this for tomorrow morning:

 

1.     Worship with one of the recent online services from SCA posted on the church YouTube page.  Each service has a powerful time of worship and a timely Spirit inspired message that I believe God will use to minister to you and your family wherever you gather to worship.

 

2.     Turn on a worship playlist on one of the many music providers (YouTube, Spotify, iTunes, etc.) and gather to worship Jesus.  Following worship, if there are multiple individuals who live in your home, allow each to share where they have been reading as well as what themes God has been challenging them on.  This is a regular practice in our home and is always a powerful and encouraging time!


3.     Find a worship service from any number of excellent ministries available online and join them in what God is doing in their service.  One online service I recommend and regularly worship to is James River Church in Springfield, MO (https://jamesriver.church)


Following your worship at home, I encourage you to conclude in a time of prayer and communion.  Also consider the act of giving in your tithe/offerings as part of your time of worship.  This can be done online or through regular mail.


Whatever form of worship you adopt for Sunday morning, I strongly encourage you to still launch into your time of prayer and fasting with the SCA family.  In addition to this, protect the time on your calendar to join us each night for the different in person prayer gatherings (each at 6 PM at SCA) throughout the week.  The schedule is as follows:

           

            Monday, January 10- Men’s Prayer Gathering

            Tuesday, January 11- Women’s Prayer Gathering

            Wed, January 12- Students Prayer Gathering (parents and adults welcome)

            Thursday, January 13- Prayer from home

            Friday, January 14- Worship Gathering

 

I look forward to our times together this week, and pray you stay safe, stay warm, and stay filled with His continued presence in your life and in your home.

 

With Love,

Pastor Steve & Trisa

 

Christmas Eve Service

Make plans to attend our family friendly candlelight Christmas Eve service. Our hour long service begins at 5pm. We look forward to having you with us!


To find out more about who we are as a church, visit our plan a visit page.

Christmas with the Chosen

SCA is excited to announce that on Wednesday, December 8th at 6:00PM we will be hosting The Chosen Christmas movie " The Messengers"

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Details

Who: Students entering 6th-12th grade in the Fall


What: One day packed with AWESOME

Two services with Network Youth Director Lee Rogers


Breakout sessions


PAINT WAR


Lunch and dinner included


Memory making experiences with your friends and youth ministry


ALL that for ONLY $20! 


When: Wednesday, August 11

Full Schedule: 

10:30am - Morning Service

12:00pm - Lunch

1:00pm - Group Activity

1:30pm - Breakout Sessions

2:30pm - Paint War

5:00pm - Dinner

6:30pm - Evening Service

8:30pm - Post Service Hangout


Where: State College Assembly of God - 2201 University Drive, State College, PA 16801


Why: To encourage and challenge students in their faith as they head into the 2021-2022 school year


If you have any questions, please reach out to Pastor David.

SCA Youth - Questions

Thank you for your interest in submitting a question to SCA Youth! Unfortunately, question submissions have been closed. If you would like to connect with our Youth Pastor, you can send him an email here.

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Chi Alpha at Penn State


Chi Alpha Campus Fellowship for Penn State students and college aged young adults is about seeing lives changed and the spiritual climate on campus impacted for Jesus Christ. Chi Alpha (XA) Campus Ministries is the national college ministry of Assemblies of God.


 



XA meets Wednesdays at 7 PM in the Upper Room, 351 East Calder Way (beside the rear entrance of the Family Clothesline). In addition to Wednesday nights, XA provides regular opportunities for building relationships, serving, and having fun together through Friday night coffeehouses, evangelistic outreaches, and other special events.



Click here to go to XA at Penn State on Facebook.

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Details

Who: Students entering 6th-12th grade in the Fall


What: Three awesome nights of games, services, and hangout


When: August 11-13 from 6-10pm


Where: State College Assembly of God. Students may be dropped off at the Youth Wing and picked up at the Upper Athletic Field following service. (If there is inclement weather, students may be picked up at the Youth Wing)


Why: To encourage and challenge students in their faith as they head into the 2020-2021 school year


COVID-19: During the event our staff will do our best to encourage proper social distancing guidelines. 


If you have any questions, please reach out to Pastor David.

Livestream Service

Click below to join us at 10am on Sunday morning

Weekly Connection Schedule

Sunday 10 am - Livestream of service | SCA FB page

Tuesday 12 pm - SCA Kids lessons | SCA Kids FB group

Wednesday Connections:

Thursday 12 pm - SCA Kids devotional | SCA Kids FB page


Watch for other weekly postings or updates for ways to serve and stay connected!

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An Update Regarding COVID-19 for the SCA Family

The safety and protection of our SCA family is of utmost importance to us, and we have been closely monitoring the situation that has been affecting our community. We have taken every precaution and step we can to limit the spread of contamination. 


Click here to learn more about what steps we have taken.

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Current Life Groups

Food/Fellowship/Prayer/Bible Study Led by Denny & Joan Lose

5:00 PM monthly on a Sunday night. Contact host for more details.

 

“When Heaven Invades Earth for Teens” by Bill Johnson | Led by Leigh Pitterle. 

A book study for students 6th -12th grade. Meets the 3rd Friday of each month, 7:00-8:30 PM

 

“Relentless” by John Bevere | Led by Andrew & Genevieve Masterjohn

A 12 week video/book study for College Students & Young Adults beginning Thursday, September 6, 7:00-8:30 PM

 

“Your Teenager is Not Crazy: Understanding Your Teen’s Brain Can Make You a Better Parent” 

by Dr. Jeremy & Jerusha Clark | Led by Shelly Hershey

A book study held on Wednesday evenings beginning September 26, from 7:00-8:00 PM.

 

“A Man’s Eyes” Psalm 142:7 | Led by Dan Wedlake

A safe environment where men and teens will have the support and accountability to break free from the stranglehold of pornography. A 10 week video series and 2 books will be used – “5 Steps to Breaking Free from Porn” by Joe Dallas and “Triumph Over Temptation” by John Owen

 

Grad Students & Young Professionals Led by Korryn Shoge

A book study of “All In” by Mark Batterson. Begins August 26 and continues every other Sunday evening 6:00-8:00PM

 

“Made to Crave” by Lysa Terkeurst | Led by Tammy Verigood

“Made to Crave” is the missing link between a woman’s desire to be healthy and the spiritual empowerment necessary to make that happen. Begins Monday, Oct 8 @ 6:00 PM

 

Fall Women’s Bible Study Led by Kathy Woods and Pat Lysak

A Bible study on the book of Hebrews, the best New Testament commentary on the Old Testament. Begins Wednesday, Sept 4 @ 9:30AM and continues through Dec 12. Held at State College Assembly of God

Habitat for Humanity Community Partnership

Habitat for Humanity Community Partnership brings Compassion Connection alongside Habitat for Humanity to help complete affordable housing projects in the Centre County area. Project workdays are announced when project dates are set. Volunteers from the SCA family have joined in to help in completing the final stages of several area Habitat homes. To find out about on-going projects, contact Betty Lou Morgan at CR.Compassion.Connect@gmail.com.
 
What is Habitat for Humanity? Habitat for Humanity of Greater Centre County is a nonprofit, nondenominational organization that builds simple, decent, affordable houses for those who lack adequate shelter, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, or any other difference. In its quest to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness, Habitat has built hundreds of thousands of homes worldwide.

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Centre County is always in need of volunteers to be a part of the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. If you are looking for a rewarding and fun experience, consider mentoring a boy or girl in our community. Click here for more information about Centre County's BBBS program. 

Adoption/Foster Care

Compassion Connection’s Adoption/Foster Care program provides regular opportunities for adoptive and foster care families to build relationships and gain valuable information through workshops and special events.


Adoption/Foster Care Workshops

Currently, the Adoption/Foster Care program is offering a series of group support/training workshops for foster and adoptive parents. Workshops are based on Dr. Karyn Purvis teachings and is sponsored by Centre Region Compassion Connection. 

Background Check for Volunteers

Every State College Assembly of God volunteer who is "responsible for the welfare of a child or has direct contact with children" is required to follow the Background Check Policy of State College Assembly of God, which conforms to Pennsylvania law.


NOTE: If you have already obtained clearances through your employment or other volunteer organizations, please submit this paperwork to State College Assembly of God. This will save you time, as well as save SCA both time and money.

CLICK HERE to download SCA's Background Check Policy and Form.


If you have lived in Pennsylvania consistently for the past 10 years, you do not need to be fingerprinted. In place of fingerprinting, you will need to complete the Affidavit Relating to Residence and Volunteer Qualification form and have this form notarized. CLICK HERE to download the Affidavit.


If you have questions, call the church office, 814-238-3800, during regular business hours.

Service Times

Sundays | 10am

Wednesdays | 7pm

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Empowered to Connect Conference

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Volunteer Leader Information


Volunteers make up a huge part of our SCA Kids ministry team. SCA Kids could not function without the many volunteers on Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights. Adult leaders and helpers serve in the nursery, preschool classes, and K-5th grade classes. We do our utmost to provide a safe and secure environment for our children to learn about Jesus through a great team of volunteers!


If you are interested in working with our children, the first step to take is to read our Policies and Procedures for Working with Minors, complete the application, and submit it to the church office. If you have questions, you can contact the church office at 238-3800 or info@scassembly.org.


Click here to open a copy of SCA’s Policies and Procedures for Working with Minors manual. After carefully reading the manual, click here to complete and submit a preliminary application to work in our SCA Kids Ministry.


All workers ages 18 and over, volunteer or compensated, must be approved by a staff member and complete a background check before they can work with minor children at State College Assembly of God.

Youth Leaders

Volunteer leaders are an important part of SCA Youth. If you are interested in helping, contact Pastor David or the church office.

All workers, volunteer or compensated, must be approved by a staff member and complete a background check before they can work with minor children at State College Assembly of God.

Home Missions

When a fire tore through a State College apartment building and 19 families were left homeless, the Salvation Army was there to help. When drug addiction threatened to dismantle a young man’s life, Teen Challenge was there to bring hope and a real future.
 
The Salvation Army of State College and Teen Challenge-Rehrersburg - are just a few of the local ministries supported each month through SCA’s missions giving. We are committed to sharing the good news of Jesus Christ and making a tangible difference in our community.

World Missions

State College Assembly supports over missionaries and missions agencies around the world through Assemblies of God World Missions and other missions giving. Some, like Sam and Naomi Brelo in Belgium and Dr. Mike and Tillie Waldner in India, have met needs and shared the gospel message faithfully, in the same area, for years. Others are off to locations in predominantly Muslim regions in North or East Africa as part of Assemblies of God’s Live Dead Initiative, penetrating areas that have long been considered dangerous to Christian outreach. Today’s missions work around the globe is vital, effective, and productive. SCA is honored to be a part of it.

Resume Writing

Resume Writing serves to help anyone entering the job market or changing jobs to identify skill strengths and experience and to compose a professional resume.
 
The Importance of a Quality Resume

A resume is the first impression you make to potential employers. It is used to describe your strengths, experiences, qualifications, and why you are interested in the position. Employers will review many resumes to determine which applicants they want to interview. In short, having a good resume will help you land that interview.
 
In a comfortable and casual setting, we will help you identify your skills, strengths, and experience. Through this process, a professional resume will be created. You will receive printed copies and an electronic version for future use. Please plan for a two- to three-week time frame to complete the process involved in creating your resume.