Religion

Man looks on the outward appearance but God looks at the heart

By Rev. Tim Boger One of the most well-known people in all of scripture is David. Everyone seems to know of the young shepherd boy who killed the ever-menacing giant, Goliath, with a sling and a stone. It was from that moment David rose from obscurity to become the greatest king in Israel’s ...

Area churches to hold vacation bible school

LOCK HAVEN — The following area churches will be hosting vacation bible school in the month of June. ∫ Great Island Presbyterian Church, 12 W. Water St., will be holding their program beginning Monday, June 24 until Thursday, June 27. This year’s theme is “Friendship Trek: Jesus, our ...

Local Church Briefs

Lamar UM holds fifth Sunday service LAMAR — Lamar United Methodist Church, 5029 Nittany Valley Dr., Mill Hall, will be hosting their sister churches of Flemington and Mill Hall on Sunday, June 30 at 10 a.m. The service will be at the church with Gayle Confer as guest speaker. A ...

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 Dave Bremigin, pastor Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Worship 10:30 a.m. MILL HALL Echo Hope Assembly 320 ...

A cord of three strands

By Holly Johnson According to the National Retail Federation in 2015 it was projected that in the U.S. 12.7 billion dollars were spent on Father’s Day gifts. That same year it was projected that 21.2 billion dollars were spent on Mother’s Day Gifts! What a difference…there’s no ...

LOCAL VACATON BIBLE SCHOOL

LOCK HAVEN — The following area churches will be hosting vacation Bible school in the month of June. ∫ Marsh Creek Brethren in Christ Church, 417 Summit Hill Rd., Howard, will be holding their program beginning Sunday, June 16 to Wednesday, June 19 at the church. The program will take ...

Local church briefs

Sharing Hope Ministries to hold auction MACKEYVILLE — Sharing Hope Ministries, a group who extends God’s love by providing disaster relief to those affected by natural disasters such as hurricanes, disease and famine, will be holding an auction at the Clinton County Fair Grounds from ...

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 Dave Bremigin, pastor Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Worship 10:30 a.m. MILL HALL Echo Hope Assembly 320 ...

Jesus to the Rescue at the Loganton Wesleyan Church

PHOTO PROVIDED Youth of all ages are invited to attend Vacation Bible School, June 24 to June 28 at the Loganton Wesleyan Church. A week of learning about God’s Great Plan to Rescue Us is planned. Children will know and experience the width and depth of God’s love through Christ as they ...

Area churches to hold vacation bible school

LOCK HAVEN — The following area churches will be hosting vacation bible school in the month of June. ∫ Howard Christian Church, 367 Walnut St., Howard, will hold their program from Monday, June 10 to Saturday, June 14 at the church. Registration can be done by calling Nancy at the church ...

The sweetest place on earth

There is an inconspicuous business that could be considered a hidden gem located on Route 23 in eastern Lancaster County just outside the town of New Holland. Now, please allow me to be a little more accurate so as not to be accused of spreading fake news. This place of business is very well ...

Local church briefs

Lamar Lighthouse Camp concert series kicks off Sunday MILL HALL — Lamar Lighthouse Camp is opening their 2019 Summer Concert Season this Sunday, June 9 with Chapter Vll Gospel who are new to the Camp concerts. Chapter Vll has been singing for 43 years. The mission of Chapter Vll is to ...

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 Dave Bremigin, pastor Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Worship 10:30 a.m. MILL HALL Echo Hope Assembly 320 ...

God’s guarantee

By CHUCK SALMON I once bought a new wrist watch at a discount store. A nice watch. I liked it and it was large enough to be easily read. It cost me the princely sum of $6. Reading the “fly speck” size type on the little document accompanying it, I learned it has a one-year guarantee ...

Appalachian Bible College coming to First Baptist Church

LOCK HAVEN — The Gospel Heralds, a team of nine students from Appalachian Bible College (ABC), will give a concert of inspirational music at First Baptist Church in Lock Haven, on Sunday, June 9, at 6 p.m. Vocal and instrumental selections along with personal testimonies combine for an ...

Local Church Briefs

Hoagie sale at Faith United Methodist CASTANEA — Faith United Methodist Church, 23 E. Brown St., Castanea, will be holding a hoagie sale with orders due by Friday, June 7. Orders can be picked up by 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 13 at the church. The cost is $5 per hoagie. Orders can be ...

‘Tiny Food Pantry’ at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

LOCK HAVEN — There’s a small-scale movement starting to take hold in churches of various denominations across the country. Think of those “little free library” boxes, but with a twist: These are small pantries stocked with free food and sometimes personal care items for people in ...

Memorial Day is more than a day off

By LAURA KING Memorial Day is a time to honor those who have died, particularly those who have served our nation in the military. I used to enjoy trips with my Grandmother to decorate the graves for the holiday. She grew poppies in her backyard that were always blooming then, along with ...

Memorial Day – A day of remembrance

By JOSEPH ORR Since shortly after the Civil War, comrades and relatives have preserved this special day as a time for remembering our fallen loved ones by visiting their graves. When I was a young boy our family located the grave of Sergeant Patrick Farrington, my great-grandmother’s ...

Church Briefs

Nittany Valley UCC to change worship time LAMAR — The Nittany Valley Charge of the United Church of Christ will change its worship hours effective June 2 and continue until June 2020. The sister congregations of Mt. Bethel, near Lamar, and Salona will continue to worship together, ...