Christian Women to host special speaker

PHOTO PROVIDED Marie Monville, former wife of a man who killed and held children hostage in an Amish schoolhouse in 2006, will be the speaker for the Lock Haven Christian Women’s Club’s special evening on Sept. 28.

LOCK HAVEN — The Lock Haven Christian Women’s Club plans a special evening entitled “One Light Still Shines.” This program with speaker, music and light refreshment will take place Thursday, Sept. 28 at 6:30 p.m. at Flemington First Church of Christ, 714 Canal St.

The evening is designed for women of all ages and is free.

The evening begins with light refreshment. Then Laura Leslie, piano soloist from Bellefonte, and local vocalist Beth Young will each present short musical programs.

The speaker for the evening is Marie Monville. Her story is a compelling account of tragedy, faith, forgiveness and grace. It was Marie’s husband at the time, Charles Roberts, who on Oct. 2, 2006, held children in an Amish schoolhouse hostage. Shots fired by his hand injured and killed a number of the girls in the school that day, and as a result of his actions, Charles himself died. Those who attend will hear Marie’s testimony of how she moved through unthinkable circumstances into the love of the Father. In choosing to believe, Marie was propelled into a future she could not have hoped for or imagined.

She says, “When all other lights go out, He still shines!”

Marie and her husband, Dan, live in Lancaster County with their six children. They traveled to South Africa in 2015 where they adopted their son. Marie is passionate about adoption and shares this through her ministry.

She graduated from the School of Ministry (Christ Community Church at Camp Hill) in 2012.

Reservations are requested so that adequate preparations may be made. To make reservations, call Nancy at 570-726-4305 or Jerri at 570-295-5725, or email