Religion

Lessons from a President

Unique to our experience in the United States is the way we honor our presidents at death. Over the course of our 200 plus years, we have had 45 presidents. Forty of them have died. In my lifetime their funerals have always been honorable celebrations of the president’s life. They have ...

AREA CHURCH BREIFS

Good News of Christ play at Beech Creek Wesleyan BEECH CREEK — The Children of Beech Creek Wesleyan Church will spread the Good News of Christ in their Christmas program, to be held in a combined service on Sunday beginning at 10 a.m. The group of children from Sunday School and ...

Our communities are called to worship

American Evangelical Christian Churches CHARLTON Charlton Chapel Dr. Bryon Reynolds, pastor Worship 8:30 a.m. Assembly of God JERSEY SHORE AREA Main Street, Antes Fort Rob Archey, pastor Worship 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m.; Wednesday 7 p.m. MILL HALL Echo Hope ...

New Life for Lydia

Acts 16:12-18 Paul and Silas ….And we were staying in that city [Philippi] for some days. And on the Sabbath day we went out of the city to the riverside, where prayer was customarily made; and we sat down and spoke to the women who met there. Now a certain woman named Lydia heard us. She ...

AREA CHURCH BREIFS

Swissdale UM to celebrate Cookie Sunday SWISSDALE — The Swissdale United Methodist Church will celebrate “cookie Sunday” on Sunday, Dec. 9 during the Sunday School hour at 10 a.m. in the church social hall. Children will be baking and giving out cookies during the following ...

Our communities are called to worship

American Evangelical Christian Churches CHARLTON Charlton Chapel Dr. Bryon Reynolds, pastor Worship 8:30 a.m. Assembly of God JERSEY SHORE AREA Main Street, Antes Fort Rob Archey, pastor Worship 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m.; Wednesday 7 p.m. MILL HALL Echo Hope ...

‘Final Harvest’ to perform at Rote UM

PHOTO PROVIDED Final Harvest, a trio of extraordinary women will present “A Christmas to Remember” at Rote United Methodist Church, 102 Beagle Rd., Mill Hall, on Friday, Dec. 14 at 6:30 p.m. A love offering will be taken to support the ministry of Final Harvest.

“For me to live is _____________”?

“For me to live is _______________”? If you filled in that blank, what would you put there? It is actually quite easy to determine. Ask yourself... what do I think about most of the time? What subject seems to capture my attention more than any other? What fascinates me? What do I dream ...

Last words

(Editors note: Due to an inadvertent error, The Express was unable to publish this Finding Faith article by Pastor Sharon Weaver in our Saturday, Nov. 24 edition.) Last words have a special weight that other words do not. Last words are given particular significance simply because they are ...

AREA CHURCH BRIEFS

Christmas Concert at Summit Hill HOWARD — Dave Boonie will be performing a Christmas concert on Dec. 2 at 6:30 p.m. at Summit Hill Wesleyan Church, Howard. Dave’s God-given talent with the auto harp has blessed many lives and in his Christmas Concert you will experience the songs of ...

Our communities are called to worship

American Evangelical Christian Churches CHARLTON Charlton Chapel Dr. Bryon Reynolds, pastor Worship 8:30 a.m. Assembly of God JERSEY SHORE AREA Main Street, Antes Fort Rob Archey, pastor Worship 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m.; Wednesday 7 p.m. MILL HALL Echo Hope ...

Avis American Legion donates to Crossroads Church

LAURA JAMESON/THE EXPRESS The Avis American Legion Post 248 donated $5,000 to Crossroads Church on Sunday during their regular service. Vice Commander Ralph “Skip” Ferrara, who attended the service, said the legion tries to donate money to various organizations throughout the community ...

LOCAL CHURCH BRIEFS

Hanging of the Greens at Bald Eagle UC MILL HALL — Bald Eagle United Church, 111 Main St., will be having their hanging of the greens service on Dec. 2, the first Sunday in the Advent Season. Their beautiful sanctuary will be decorated during the service itself. Items will be brought ...

Our communities are called to worship

American Evangelical Christian Churches CHARLTON Charlton Chapel Dr. Bryon Reynolds, pastor Worship 8:30 a.m. Assembly of God JERSEY SHORE AREA Main Street, Antes Fort Rob Archey, pastor Worship 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m.; Wednesday 7 p.m. MILL HALL Echo Hope ...

A brief moment in time

I was on a youth retreat as a senior in high school when we spent the weekend at a camp near the Fin Fur and Feather in Haneyville. Our group was large enough that we split up into two cabins – a guys cabin and a girls cabin. For a group of high school kids spending three days in the ...

AREA CHURCH BRIEFS

St. Luke’s UCC to collect mittens, gloves FLEMINGTON — St. Luke’s United Church of Christ will be collecting mittens, gloves, hats and scarves for Head Start children through the month of November, with items being delivered to STEP at the end of November. Items may be handmade or ...

Our communities are called to worship

American Evangelical Christian Churches CHARLTON Charlton Chapel Dr. Bryon Reynolds, pastor Worship 8:30 a.m. Assembly of God JERSEY SHORE AREA Main Street, Antes Fort Rob Archey, pastor Worship 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m.; Wednesday 7 p.m. MILL HALL Echo Hope ...

Finding Faith

I am writing this on election day before any results are in. These are troubling times for our nation. Whether you support the current administration or not, the divisiveness in our communities and even in our churches is right there for all to see. That is not the way of Jesus Christ. ...

Local church briefs

St. Luke’s UCC to collect mittens, gloves FLEMINGTON — St. Luke’s United Church of Christ will be collecting mittens, gloves, hats and scarves for Head Start children through the month of November, with items being delivered to STEP at the end of November. Items may be handmade or ...

About 100 gather for ‘healing service’ outside synagogue

By RAMESH SANTANAM Associated Press PITTSBURGH - Parents clutched their children, couples leaned on each other and bystanders wept as about 100 people gathered in a steady drizzle outside the desecrated Tree of Life synagogue for what a former rabbi called a healing service one week ...