Religion

Yom Kippur services listed

LOCK HAVEN — The Jewish community in Lock Haven announces Yom Kippur services for next week, to be lead by Student Rabbi Dan Slipakoff. The public is invited to join the Jewish community at the Lock Haven University/Beth Yehuda Interfaith Center on West Church Street, across from the LHU ...

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See You at the Pole for prayer MILL HALL — See You at the Pole events are planned for 7 a.m. Wednesday at the flagpoles outside both Central Mountain High School and Central Mountain Middle School. Students, teachers, school staff members, pastors and the general public are invited to ...

Women invited to Autumn Night

CASTANEA — Area women and teens will gather at Big Woods Bible Church, 120 Logan Ave., at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20 for the church’s annual Autumn Night. This one-night event, open to the public, is an opportunity for ladies to gather for a time of studying God’s word, fellowship, ...

Seven things Christians need to know about service

As I look at the recent and present devastation from natural disasters, I am reminded that Jesus talked extensively about serving others and lived that out in serving others as an example for us to follow. In the days following Hurricane Katrina, Rudy and Rose traveled to New Orleans to help. ...

The Trinity Bellefonte’s exterior is seen in the borough at 128 W. Howard St.

Bellefonte Trinity Church celebrates bicentennial

BELLEFONTE — Trinity Bellefonte is commemorating its 200th year as a congregation, and the entire community is invited to help the local United Methodist church celebrate. The church, at 128 W. Howard St., has been hosting quarterly events throughout 2017 to mark this anniversary. The ...

The greatest battle that never will happen

This morning in my devotional reading, I was reading Revelation 20. Starting in verse 7 there is a description of what has all the makings of the greatest, most intense battle of all time. It occurs when, after a thousand years, Satan and all his armies will be released from prison. They gather ...

LH Jewish community lists High Holiday services

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

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Jersey Mills Baptist to host missionaries JERSEY MILLS — A missionary couple will speak at Jersey Mills Baptist Church at 10 a.m. Sunday. Steve and Debi Douglas will share a slide show of their missionary work. They have been in the field for more than 30 years, in Arequipa, Peru. Mr. ...

Lighthouse Wesleyan to celebrate ‘Fifty Years on the Hill’

JERSEY SHORE — Lighthouse Wesleyan Church at 220 High St., will celebrate “50 Years on the Hill” on Sunday, Oct. 8. Exactly 50 years ago, on Sunday, Oct. 8, 1967, the church’s current building was dedicated. Before that, the congregation worshipped in a schoolhouse church in Vilas ...

Lamar Camp concerts to conclude Sunday

LAMAR — Lamar Lighthouse Camp will host the final concert of the 2017 season this Sunday at 7 p.m. In concert will be The Gloryway Quartet from Mansfield, Ohio. The group’s four-part harmony is designed by owner, lead and founder Justin Crank to be uplifting, encouraging and entertaining ...

Women’s conference to be streamed live

CASTANEA — Revive ’17 for women of all ages will be live-streamed at Big Woods Bible Church, 125 Logan Ave., Lock Haven. The conference will take place Sept. 29 and 30, and although registration is required, the conference is free. The content builds upon Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth’s new ...

Choosing the narrow way

Jesus said in Matthew 7:13-14, “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.” In this verse, Jesus ...

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Laurel Run to celebrate Homecoming BEECH CREEK — The Laurel Run United Methodist Church will hold a Homecoming Celebration on Sunday, Sept. 17. Church will start at 9 a.m., followed by a hymn sing and lunch. Special musical guests will accompany the hymn sing. All are welcome. Bring a ...

Transform Jersey Shore completes 30 projects

JERSEY SHORE — Transform Jersey Shore has completed its third year of transforming properties and lives. This year a dozen churches and several service organizations worked hand in hand to complete 30 projects with 90-plus volunteers. The projects extended from Linden to McElhattan, up to ...

Duck Dynasty member coming to Freedom Life Church

MILESBURG — Alan Robertson of the famed A&E “Duck Dynasty” family is coming to Freedom Life Church on Sunday, Sept. 17. He will share his personal story of brokenness and redemption as part of the month-long sermon message series, “My Back Story.” Robertson will talk about ...

Swissdale church becomes ‘Hero Central’

PHOTO PROVIDED Swissdale United Methodist Church recently hosted Vacation Bible School for the Lock Haven Parish. Twenty-nine children attended the sessions, under the direction of Sherry Barth, on the theme “Hero Central.” Creative backdrops were done by Tracie Schreckengast. Various ...

Leroy Wion returns to Camp Lamar

LAMAR — Labor Day weekend is here, and Lamar Lighthouse Camp welcomes back Leroy Wion in concert Sunday at 7 p.m. Wion is well known throughout the region and is a Camp Lamar regular for Labor Day weekend. He is actively involved as an evangelist, speaking at revivals, camp meetings and ...

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St. Luke’s UCC offers Bible study LOCK HAVEN — St. Luke’s United Church of Christ begins its fall schedule tomorrow, with the start of Sunday school and hospitality in the fellowship hall after the 10:45 a.m. service. A Bible study starts this coming Wednesday at 6 p.m. The study ...

‘Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God’

Have you ever given thought to the idea of “seeing God”? Have you ever paused and pondered… what would it be like to get a glimpse of the one supreme, sovereign, righteous ruler of heaven and earth? Just think for a moment about standing, or perhaps more accurately falling face down, ...

Garden people, called to live in Christ

It’s that time of year again, when squash takes over the garden. If only we people could be such amazing results in God’s garden. That is the challenge offered in this reading from Colossians. God calls us, to live in Christ. Christ is not only our root but also our fertilizer and our ...