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.***

April 23, 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 – No Tuesday evening meals in April

April 25, Thursday
9:30am-10:30am Community Breakfast

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

April 27 , Saturday
8:00am – 12:00pm Buffaloe Road Produce
8:00am Men’s B,B, & B Meeting

April 28, 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 May:

May 5, Sunday
6:00pm May Prayer Meeting

May 7 – Tuesday
7:00pm – 8:00pm Talking About Faith So People Will Listen – Workshop
7:00pm – 8:00pm May Book Club: A Tale of Two Cities – first meeting – open to all
7:00pm – 8:00pm Creative Corner Art Workshops at The Bridge Café – Workshop

Wednesday, May 15
9:30am – 11:30am Card Games with Vicki – 3rd Wednesday of every month

Future Events (Click Link)

Buffaloe Road Produce began again Saturday,
April 20th!!

Buffaloe Road Produce Saturdays returned on April 20th!! 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.

FAC May Prayer Meeting

Our next church family prayer meeting will be on Sunday, May 5th at 6 pm in the Education Building. Last month’s meeting was a very special time together, so if you missed the April meeting we hope you can make it on May 5th. We meet on the first Sunday evening of each month.

New Workshop: Talking About Faith So People Will Listen – in May on Tuesdays at The Bridge!

Join us at the Bridge Café for a new May workshop on Tuesday evenings, from 7-8 pm. “Talking About Faith So People Will Listen” is a 4 week workshop led by Pastor Dan Rothra. It will explore two interactive video talks from www.rightnowmedia.org . Click the links for more details:

Exploring Evangelism https://app.rightnowmedia.org/en/content/details/364987


Mission in Motion https://app.rightnowmedia.org/en/content/details/739104

Discussion will include the opportunity to experiment with prayerful requests for Open Doors – just like Paul did on his missionary journeys.

All are welcome!

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!

A Tale of Two Cities May Book Club – All welcome!

A Tale of Two Cities 379 pages

Join us on May 7 for our new book club discussion of Charles Dickens’s classic novel set in Paris. We’ll meet for the four Tuesdays in May from 7-8 pm at the Bridge Café, 4400 Buffaloe Rd, Raleigh. Everyone welcome! For questions, contact Marty Poehler 919-606-2169 or [email protected]

A Tale of Two Cities is Charles Dickens’s great historical novel, set against the violent upheaval of the French Revolution. The most famous and perhaps the most popular of his works, it compresses an event of immense complexity to the scale of a family history, with a cast of characters that includes a bloodthirsty ogress and an antihero as believably flawed as any in modern fiction. Though the least typical of the author’s novels, A Tale of Two Cities still underscores many of his enduring themes—imprisonment, injustice, social anarchy, resurrection, and the renunciation that fosters renewal.

Download it – or buy it on Amazon.

Download Kindle or text version: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/98

Download or listen online to Free Audio book part 1 https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d…

Download or listen online to Free Audio book part 2 https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d…

Download or listen online to Free Audio book part 3: https://www.google.com/search…

The Bridge Café Coffee Shop

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!

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!

Alliance Womens Spring Retreat – last registration was April 4th

The regional spring retreat for Alliance Women will be in Greenville, SC on April 26-28th. Last registration is April 4th. Here’s a link with more information:


Contact Becky Armistead with any questions or if you desire to travel with and share a room with others.

Card Games at the Bridge Café!
Wednesday, May 15th at 9:30am

Do you enjoy playing card games? Our card playing hostess Vicki Strayer is back at the Bridge Café on Wednesday May 15th 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]

The Bridge Cafe is located at the entrance to First Alliance Church at 4400 Buffaloe Rd, Raleigh, NC

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

Our popular Tuesday evening “Come to the Table” dinners (6 pm) will resume 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 May these offerings are a Bible study on Faith by Pastor Dan — a book club led by Marty Poehler where we will be discussing Charles Dickens’s “A Tale of Two Cities,” 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!

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.

April 2024 – Sign up for reminders for BUFFALOE ROAD PRODUCE NEWS

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Get the scoop on limited produce options and special features, for Buffaloe Road Produce (starting again April 2024).

Know when we’re open or closed – before you drive by!

Learn about interesting Saturday opportunities like: Pancake Breakfast; Coffee Roasting Classes; Kid’s Story Time.

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Debbie Moose spoke about her cookbooks at the “Meet the Local Authors” Workshop in March!

Debbie Moose spoke at “Meet Our Local Authors” workshop at The Bridge Café at First Alliance Church on Tuesday, March 26th at 7:00 pm. Debbie is a born and bred North Carolinian and former food editor for The News & Observer. She has written seven cookbooks, including her most recent one, “Carolina Catch,” about North Carolina fish and seafood. Her freelance articles have appeared in Our State, Carolina Country, West Virginia South, Southern Living, The New York Times and other publications. She spends her non-working time playing the fiddle in The Really Terrible Orchestra of the Triangle and learning to live with a retired husband.
See part of her talk at

You can learn more about and purchase Debbie’s cookbooks at

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]

We would like to thank e-Signs for their generous help with our signs at FAC Church! Visit them at https://www.esigns.com