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 what’s on at First Alliance Church:

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

February 20 – Tuesday
8:30am-11:30am The Bridge Cafe open Tuesday to Friday
6:00pm – 7:00pm Come to the Table – Soup or Salad Entree Meal
7:00pm – 8:00pm Games Night

February 21 – Wednesday
9:30am – 11:30am Card Games with Vicki – Every third Wednesday of the month

February 22, Thursday
9:30am-10:30am Community Breakfast

February 24 , Saturday
8:00am Men’s B,B, & B Meeting

February 25 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 February & March:
February 27 – Tuesday
6:45pm – 8:00pm Tell Us a Story – Story Telling Night!

March 3 – Sunday
6:00pm Monthly Church Prayer Meeting

March 5 – Tuesday
7:00pm – 8:00pm Great Prayers of the Bible – Workshop
7:00pm – 8:00pm Retirement Seminar Workshop – Free – Open to all

March 15 – Wednesday
6:30pm – 8:00pm Open Mic Talent Night

March 24 – Sunday
11:45am – 12:00pm Baptismal Service
12:00pm Crockpot Sunday Lunch

April 26 – 28 – Friday – Sunday Alliance Women’s Spring Retreat 2024 at The Embassy Suites Golf Retreat, Greenville, SC Keynote Speaker is Anita Morrison

Future Events (Click Link)

Tell Us a Story
Tuesday, February 27th

“Tell Us a Story” is a new event at The Bridge Café, to follow our usual “Come to the Table” 6:00 PM dinner Tuesday Feb 27th for $4. Story telling will run from 6:45 – 8:00 PM in the sanctuary.

No other workshops or groups meeting that night – to make room for a Storytelling evening of Adventures we might be glad we DIDN’T have!! Short stories about life’s winter adventures… 6 minutes or so per story teller. Let us know if you can share a story. Sign up for a slot when you arrive.

Let’s share stories with a theme connected to: “Adventures of those who _____________ and lived to tell about it! (Winter Edition)”

Bring a story to share of an adventure you had – during the months of November to March.

Think about something that happened that you would have preferred didn’t! It could be embarrassing, expensive, surprising, tragic, frightening, lightly traumatizing, puzzling…. It could have happened to you or your family or one of your kids/siblings… It could have been a week ago or a decade or more ago…

Describe your adventure, what almost happened, what did happen & any life lessons you might offer!

6 minutes per storyteller; multiple slots may be available if we’re short on storytellers.

All Welcome – Family Friendly

Morning Card Games at the Bridge Cafe

Do you enjoy playing card games? Our card playing hostess Vicki Strayer is back at the Bridge Café on Wednesday February 21st 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]

March Monthly Church Prayer Meeting

Our next church family prayer meeting will be on Sunday, March 3rd at 6 pm in the sanctuary. Last month’s meeting was a very special time together, so if you missed February we hope you can make it on March 3rd. We meet on the first Sunday evening of each month.

Great Prayers of the Bible

Join us for a 4 week study on some of the great prayers recorded in the Scriptures, led by Pastor Dan Rothra. What was going on? What did they need? What does their understanding of God teach us? And most importantly – how do these prayers shape our relationship with the Living God?

Retirement Planning and Investing – Free Workshops – First 2 Tuesdays in March

Jarrett Corder, an experienced Financial Advisor with Edward Jones, is offering two free workshops at the Bridge Cafe on March 5th and 12th (Tuesday evenings) from 7 to 8 pm. Why not join us? Jarrett says, “I’m passionate about community and sharing the love of Christ with all we meet. I love talking about the Bible, what that means for us and how we can apply it to our lives.” (See end of this post for more information about Jarrett and his background.)

Seminar 1: Retirement Planning and Investing from a Biblical Perspective

Have you wondered what the Bible says about retirement? What about planning for it? Is there a way to invest that is fruitful but also intentional based on biblical values? We will take a look at financial planning from a biblical perspective. I’ll share our established process for designing a personalized strategy to help you reach your goals as well as the scripture that drives it. We will also consider a biblical approach to investing through an idea called “Faith-Based Investing” – focusing on how we can live out our faith by seeking sound financial investments in companies that align with biblical values.

We’ll focus on topics such as:

• How much do I need to retire? Am I on track?

• What happens if I get off track?

• Why does the Bible say we should invest?

• How do I find companies that are aligned with biblical values and is this approach feasible for my goals?

Seminar 2: Retirement: Making Your Money Last

This seminar is designed to help you prepare to live the retirement you planned and envisioned. You will learn investment strategies to help build a plan to last throughout your retirement years – regardless of what happens in the market. In addition, we’ll explore how to address concerns such as inflation, health care expenses and market volatility as well as ways to prepare in advance for things that may not go as expected. We’ll answer questions such as:

• What’s the way to pay the least amount of taxes on my investments when I’m retired?

• How do I make sure I don’t run out of money?

What if the stock market drops again like during COVID? Will that affect my ability to retire?

Here is further introduction and credentials for Jarrett:

I’m a former public-school teacher and an avid sports fan (Go Heels!). My wife and I have been active members of our church, the Summit Church, for almost a decade and live in Northeast Raleigh with our two dogs Hope and Bailey. We are right up the road from the First Alliance Church. I stop by the Bridge Café about once a week to work and enjoy the peace of the church.

I graduated from UNC Chapel Hill (Go Heels!) and was the founding chaplain of the Beta Upsilon Chi (Brothers Under Christ) fraternity on Carolina’s campus. Since becoming a financial advisor, I’ve earned two designations:

Accredited Asset Management Specialist™ (AAMS™) – This focuses on comprehensive financial advice around asset management (such as investments, planning for insurance, tax, retirement and estate issues)

Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor™ (CRPC™) – This focuses on defining a road map to and through retirement, focusing on pre and post retirement needs related to investment, income and the overall experience transitioning to retirement.

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.

Open Mic at the Bridge!
Friday, March 15th

Our next OPEN MIC at the Bridge Cafe is coming soon: Friday March 15th at 7:00 PM. We’re looking for ten brave souls to share their talent in a 5 minute family-friendly act of music, poetry, dance or other creative medium. If that could be you, please sign up with Pastor Dan at [email protected] or 919-606-3285.

Doors open at 6:30 pm for dessert & coffee. Bring the whole family for a fun evening together. All are welcome.

Crockpot Sunday Lunch
Sunday, March 24th

Our next potluck lunch after church will be on Palm Sunday, March 24th at around 12:00. (A baptismal service will follow the main service, for about 15 minutes.) Bring your favorite main dish in a crock pot (if possible) to plug in and keep hot during the morning service — or bring your favorite side dish or dessert. This is always a happy family time to share, so we hope you can join us.

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

Our popular “Come to the Table” Dinners have begun again for 2024. Come enjoy a homemade soup or entree, salad, bread and dessert for only $4 (suggested, not required) and meet your neighbors on Buffaloe Road. We meet in the Bridge Café every Tuesday at 6 pm, on 4400 Buffaloe Road, Raleigh. All are welcome!

The Bridge Cafe Coffee Shop

WINTER HOURS:
Tuesdays-Fridays 8:30 – 11:30 AM

The Bridge Cafe (at entrance to First Alliance Church) has great bottomless coffee and homebaked 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!

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 homecooked 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 Cafe (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!

Community Center

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

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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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