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Religion

Five verses you just won’t find in your Bible

With the rise of social media, the spread of biblical sounding phrases have – well – gone viral. Beautiful images filled with inspirational phrases slowly take on the status of being “somewhere in the Bible.” But when you take a closer look, you’ll have a great deal of trouble ...

Brush Valley Fusion of Faith Congregations receive Clergy Renewal Grant

REBERSBURG — The Brush Valley Fusion of Faith, comprised of the Rebersburg Charge, United Church of Christ and St. Peter’s Lutheran (ELCA) has received a grant of $19,000 to enable its minister, Rev. Juliana (Julie) Holm, to participate in the 2019 National Clergy Renewal Program. The ...

Lighthouse Wesleyan welcomes new pastor

JERSEY SHORE — Lighthouse Wesleyan Church, 220 High St., Jersey Shore, is delighted to announce they have called Rev. Rodney F. Bartman to serve as pastor. Rodney, his wife Melinda and daughter MyaKay, come to the area from Kutztown, Pa. Pastor Rodney has 24 years experience in the ...

‘A Crafty Lunch’ with LH Christian Women’s Club

LOCK HAVEN — The next lunch program of Lock Haven Christian Women’s Club is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct.24 at Flemington Church of Christ at 714 Fairpoint Road, Allison Township. The theme for the luncheon is “A Crafty Lunch.” The Special Feature will be a craft show participating in ...

Local Church Briefs

Lifetree Ministries to host movie night JERSEY SHORE — Lifetree Ministries, 500 River Road, Jersey Shore, will be hosting a family movie night Friday evening, October 18 at 7 p.m. with free admission, and free food and drinks beginning at 6:30 p.m. The movie to be screened is “War Room” ...

Local church honors area veterans

BELLEFONTE — A Salute To Our Veterans was held on Saturday, Sept. 28 at Bald Eagle Valley Community Church. The event was planned to give our veterans and their families a place to have some fun, eat some great food and learn about local resources available to them. The event was attended ...

GloryWay Quartet to perform at Loganton Wesleyan

The Loganton Wesleyan Church is holding a special service, featuring the GloryWay Quartet, a southern gospel singing group from Mansfield, Ohio, on Sunday, Oct. 6 beginning at 10 a.m. GloryWay has blessed audiences for many years with their singing and music in praise to the Lord. The group ...

Finding faith

By Christopher Passante With the rapid growth of life coaches being employed in the United States in the last decade, there has been much comment and criticism in and from the Church over whether pastors should get in on the life-coaching game. After all, aren’t pastors “life coaches” ...

Local Church Briefs

World Wide Communion Service BEECH CREEK — St. Luke’s United Church of Christ will be holding a World Wide Communion Service this Sunday, Oct. 6, at its 10:45 a.m. worship service. The church will also have a Neighbors in Need collection which is used to support many different ...

Finding Faith: The Lord determines our steps

Have you ever been headed somewhere with plans of simply just getting to your destination and then on the way to that destination, your plans are changed by something or someone? I recently went to visit one of my congregation members who was in the hospital for just having surgery. I ...

Public invited to participate in 7th Annual Knit ’N Run

MILL HALL — The 7th Annual Knit ’N Run will take place Oct. 5 at 10 a.m. at Bald Eagle United Presbyterian Church, 111 Main St., Mill Hall. There is lots of parking in the back of the church. The public is invited to come and view over a thousand items that were made by the church’s ...

Local Church Briefs

St. Paul to host Homecoming LOGANTON — The annual Homecoming service at St. Paul’s EUB Church will be held Sunday, Oct. 6 at 2:30 p.m. Guest speaker for this years service will be Rev. Robert Pickering, former Pastor of the Sugar Valley United Methodist Charge. Special music will also ...

Becoming sharper!

Have you noticed that there are more and more ads on television these days and in print media for improving the memory of your brain? Without having to buy anything; watching an episode of Jeopardy for example seems to keep that mental alertness alive within us. Sometimes what the world ...

Jewish community announces High Holiday schedule

LOCK HAVEN — The Jewish community in Lock Haven announces the schedule for the High Holiday services this fall. The public is invited to join them at the The Lock Haven University/Beth Yehuda Interfaith Center in Lock Haven at the facility located on West Church Street across from the ...

Seek revival at Big Woods Bible Church

LOCK HAVEN — There’s still time to plan to attend the Revive 19 Women’s Conference Livestream at Big Woods Bible Church. Area women are invited to attend a two-day livestream event on seeking the Lord and personal revival. Friday, Sept. 27 and Saturday, Sept. 28, women will meet at ...

Local church briefs

52nd annual pork and sauerkraut dinner JERSEY SHORE — St. Luke’s Catholic Church, 120 Kendall Ave., Jersey Shore, will be hosting its 52nd annual Family Style pork & sauerkraut Dinner on Wednesday, Oct. 16. Two meals will be scheduled for lunch, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and dinner, 4 ...

Let us never forget 9/11

By Dr. Bryon Reynolds In 1948, Sir Winston Churchhill addressed the House of Commons where he was quoted saying, “Those who fail to learn from history are condemned to repeat it.” On Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001 the United States suffered a coordinated attack from the radical Islam extremist ...

Strath Hanna to perform at Trinity UM

BELLEFONTE — Celtic style band Strath Hanna will be performing at Trinity United Methodist Church, 128 W. Howard St., on Sunday, Sept. 15 as part of the Bellefonte Sunday Afternoon Chamber Music Series. Strath Hanna play mostly Scottish and English traditional music for both dancing and ...

Local church briefs

End of summer coffee house MACKEYVILLE — The final Mackeyville United Methodist Church Summer Coffee House will be Saturday evening, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. There will be lots of special music, including Christians With Rhythm. Pastor Don Longmore will be the guest speaker. Bring your ...

Lighthouse Wesleyan to host Cromers

PHOTO PROVIDED Rev. Rodney Bartman, pastor of Lighouse Wesleyan Church, 220 High St., Jersey Shore, will be hosting Fred and Carol Cromer at their regular 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday. The Cromers have worked in Zambia since 1991 in theological education and literacy. After serving in ...