Welcome!

What is God growing in you these days?

  • – Feeling lost in a “big church” and longing for fellowship that’s more like family? Our family will embrace you…
  • – Looking for a place to deepen your faith in God? You’ll be in good company…
  • – Wanting to participate in practical Kingdom activities? Come serve alongside of us in local neighborhoods

Here is whats on at First Alliance Church:

***Click a link below for a further description of an event.***

June 11, Tuesday
8:30am-11:30am The Bridge Café open Tuesday to Saturday
6:00pm – 7:00pm Come to the Table – Soup or Salad Entree Meal
7:00pm – 8:00pm Confidently Share Your Faith – Workshop
7:00pm – 8:00pm Christian Grandparenting presentation

June 13, Thursday
9:30am-10:30am Community Breakfast

June 15 , Saturday
8:00am – 12:00pm Buffaloe Road Produce
8:00am Men’s B,B, & B Meeting

June 16, Sunday
9:00am – 10:00am Adult Bible Studies
10:00am – 10:30am Fellowship-Coffee available
10:30am – 11:30am Sunday Service

Below: New events in June and July:

Wednesday, June 19
9:30am – 11:30am Card Games with Vicki

Sunday, June 30
12:00pm – 1:00pm Sunday Potluck Lunch

Tuesday, July 9
7:00pm – 8:00pm Code Girls – July Book Club – All Welcome!

Saturday, October 12
9:00am – 4:00pm FAC Women Christmas Bazaar

Future Events (Click Link)

Confidently Share Your Faith –
Workshops Tuesdays in June starting June 4th

You may have already heard the Gospel and accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior. Now what? One of the ways we can grow in our faith is to learn how to share it. But you may be nervous or don’t know where to begin.

Evangelism Explosion has been teaching Christians how to share their faith since 1962. Bob Hall of First Alliance Church has used their insights and techniques in everyday situations for many years – and wants to share them with others.

Join us for any or all of the four Tuesdays in June at 7 pm for a one-hour seminar on “How to Confidently Share Your Faith”. Different points will be presented each evening, but feel free to join us even if you can’t make all four one-hour presentations.

We’ll meet in the Education Building of First Alliance Church, 4400 Buffaloe Road at 7 pm June 4th, 11th, 18th and 24th.

Why not join us beforehand at 6 pm for our weekly Community Dinner — a homecooked meal for $4 — and meet your neighbors on Buffaloe Road.

Christian Grandparenting presentation
Tuesday, June 11th at 7:00am

Join us on Tuesday, June 11th at 7 pm for an inspiring presentation on Christian Grandparenting by John & Marie Whatley of Legacy Coalition. www.legacycoalition.com

Grandparents are called to a greater level of influence. Deuteronomy 4:9 says “teach them to your children and to their children after them.” As a Christian grandparent, you are important to your grandchildren, you are in a unique position of influence, and you can build and grow relationships with your family.

Aunts, uncles and adult mentors of children can also play a vital role in a child’s spiritual and mental development.

We hope you’ll come along to the Bridge Café (entrance to First Alliance Church) at 4400 Buffaloe Road, Raleigh for this engaging seminar (about 1 hour) which will include an opportunity for questions.

October 12th –
FAC Women Christmas Bazaar

We know October seems a long way off, but some of you may want to start creating clothes, crafts, cards or other items NOW to sell at the FAC Women’s Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, October 12th from 9 am – 4 pm – at First Alliance Church (4400 Buffaloe Rd, Raleigh). All proceeds from the sale of donated items will go to support victims of human trafficking. You can bring these to the church office for our secretary Ruby now or nearer the time. Not too crafty yourself? Maybe you have a sister or spouse or neighbor who would like to make something for us to sell.

Others of you may want to reserve a space to sell your own products and gifts – a limit of 20 spaces (7′ x 8′) are available and will be outside but under cover – and must be reserved by August 31st at $20 per space. Outside vendors may keep all the proceeds of their sales or have the option of donating a percentage to the cause. Your choice!

To reserve a space or for more information, contact Ruby at 919-850-0698 or [email protected]

The bazaar will also offer homebaked goods, coffee and other food – so you bakers out there could also donate fresh baked cookies and treats for the day. It will be publicized in the Buffaloe Road community so we expect a good turn out for this neighborhood event to support victims of human trafficking. Your small donation could help make a big difference for others.

Creative Corner Art Workshops at The Bridge Café on
Tuesdays May & June

Local artist Joan Burroughs is offering an 8 week Creative Corner workshop experience for the 8 Tuesday evenings (7-8 pm) in May and June — at the Bridge Café (4400 Buffaloe Road, at First Alliance Church.) All are welcome! Bring your own materials or donate $1.50 per workshop to cover materials Joan will provide for painting and drawing. No experience needed! Come be creative with friends. It’s not necessary to attend all 8 workshops to have fun doing art together.

Joan says, “Is there a majestic mountain scene, photograph, or card that inspires you? Do you say, ‘If only I could draw or paint that?’ If you’re like me, you get lost in the picture as it takes you to the place you would rather be at the moment. Let me help you create that picture. I will provide visual sources to create from, if you do not bring you own. “

The May workshops will be an introduction and opportunity to explore different media on the subjects of birds and butterflies. In June the theme will be “Beautiful Beaches” as we paint on shells. (Bring your shells or we will have extras for you to use also.)

June 4 – Watercolors and pencils on watercolor paper.
June 11 – Chalk pastels on pastel paper
June 18 – Acrylic paint on shells or small canvas
June 25 – Finish projects or create a new one.

Let’s all have fun together at the beach as we create together!

Buffaloe Road Produce at The Bridge!

Buffaloe Road Produce Saturdays is open 8 am – Noon at the Bridge Café (entrance to First Alliance Church at 4400 Buffaloe Road) and offering fresh produce for about $1/lb. plus an opportunity to meet your neighbors on Buffaloe Road. Come meet a new friend or bring your neighbor along. And stay tuned for special events coming up this spring and summer at these family gatherings.

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The Bridge Café Coffee Shop

SPRING AND SUMMER HOURS HOURS:
Tuesdays-Saturdays 8:30 – 11:30 AM

The Bridge Cafe (at entrance to First Alliance Church) has great bottomless coffee and home-baked treats. Programs include: TUESDAYS 6-6:30 PM – “Come to the Table” Soup or Salad Entree Supper ($4 suggested donation – not required) – followed by 7-8 PM Bible Study Workshop, Book Club, and Debt Free Seminar. All are welcome!
NOTE: NO TUESDAY MEALS OR WORKSHOPS IN APRIL. TUESDAY MEALS AND WORKSHOPS START UP AGAIN MAY 7TH!

Card Games June 19th at The Bridge Café!

Do you enjoy playing card games? Our card playing hostess Vicki Strayer is back at the Bridge Café on Wednesday June 19th from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.. Join her to learn a new card game or share a favorite.
All are welcome to join friends or meet new ones at this card playing event. For more information contact Vicki Strayer at 919-523-6218 or email [email protected]

Sunday Potluck Lunch
June 30th at Noon

Our next “5th Sunday Potluck Lunch” will be on June 30th at Noon. Bring your favorite main dish (crock pots are a great way to keep hot foods hot during the service!), salad, side or dessert to share.

Food Pantry at First Alliance Church

Did you know about the Community Food Pantry at 4400 Buffaloe Road? (in parking lot of First Alliance Church). It was started by neighborhood residents Allison & Brandon DeLucca with the help of Dan Rothra, Kent Hoffman and Nora Hoffman (all in the photo) as a service to our neighborhood.

The Pantry is open 24/7 with the motto “Take What You Need – Leave What You Can.” It operates solely on the generosity of the Buffaloe Road community and First Alliance Church.

If you wish to donate non-perishable food or small toiletry items, you can leave them inside the pantry cupboard or deliver to the Bridge Cafe (entrance to First Alliance Church) Tuesday-Friday (8:30 – 11:30 a.m.) or Sunday (10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

Community Center

Kids Clothes (infant to pre-K)Inside The Bridge Café.
Food Pantry (at Bridge Café at First Alliance Church – parking lot.)
Supportive environment.
Opportunities to participate.
Book reading groups.
Music jam sessions.
Collaborative ventures.

Community Breakfast

Join us every Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m. in the Bridge Café for a Community Breakfast for only $4 per person. Enjoy home-cooked hot and cold treats, freshly roasted coffee and a chance to meet your neighbors on Buffaloe Road. Free Wifi. All ages welcome!

We’re located in the entrance to First Alliance Church at 4400 Buffaloe Road, Raleigh, NC.

Mens “Breakfast, Bible, and Bonding” Meeting

All men are invited to our WEEKLY Men’s “B,B & B” meeting (Bible, Breakfast & Bonding) every Saturday from 8:00 -9:30 a.m. at the Bridge Café (entrance to First Alliance Church.) Bring your own breakfast sandwich — and coffee and orange juice are provided. We’re studying the Epistles of John. For more information contact Walker Armistead 919 – 812 – 2528 or William Stone [email protected] Hope to see you there!

Come to the Table Meal –
at 6:00 PM at The Bridge

Our popular Tuesday evening “Come to the Table” dinners (6 pm) are resuming on Tuesday May 7th. Enjoy a home-cooked entree, salad and dessert for $4 and meet your neighbors. Why not bring a friend? We’re serving up great meals every Tuesday starting on the 7th of May.

If you’d like to help cook or serve for these events, there’s a sign up sheet in the entrance to the Bridge Café – or speak with Pastor Dan.

Following the meal are free workshops (7-8 pm) and in June these offerings are one on “Confidently Sharing your Faith” by Bob Hall — and a Creative Corner Workshop led by Joan Burroughs on ideas and practical applications on how to get creative with art!! No experience necessary for any of these workshops – all are invited!

Code Girls – new Book Club book for July on Tuesdays – all welcome!

Join us for our new book club for the four Tuesday evenings in July at the Bridge Café. Our informal gathering is from 7-8 pm and all are welcome. Here are details of “The Code Girls” by Liza Mundy – a NY Times Best Seller. You can reserve your free loan copy from Marty Poehler by phoning 919-606-2169 or email [email protected]. Books are available from June 20th

We have heard stories of the men who served during the deadliest war in history, but what of the women? During World War II, more than 10,000 women were recruited by the U.S. Army and Navy to serve as codebreakers. Not only did these women break codes that helped bring an end to the war, they also worked to create codes for the United States. Though their work has been held a secret for years, Code Girls breaks the silence and enlightens the readers to the scientific accomplishments of these women. Published in 2017; 416 pages.

Ladies Prayer Partner Co-Op

The Women’s Prayer Warrior ministry started last Fall and will continue with current prayer partners for now. We will change partners in the summer. If you would like to be part of this ministry, contact Carolann Stone at 847-644-4864 or email [email protected]

As prayer warriors we keep in touch regularly with our partner, via phone, email or text. And ideally, a face-to-face time once a month. Prayer requests are shared, and mutual thanksgiving is made for answered prayers.

Consider joining us in this encouraging time of getting to know and build one another up in the faith.

In My Own Words:
This congregation amazes me with its gracious service and mutual support. They don’t just talk about loving, they work out their faith in real life. We are poised to demonstrate God’s love to neighborhoods around us. I’m proud to walk in community with people who authentically want to discover how following Jesus impacts our families, friends and co-workers!

Dan Rothra
Pastor, First Alliance Church
Phone: 919-606-3285
Email: [email protected]

Where are We?

4400 Buffaloe Road, Raleigh, NC 27616
Phone: 919-850-0698
email: [email protected]

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