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The Susquehanna Valley Big Twins Motorcycle Club recently presented the Prayer Shawl Ministry of Bald Eagle United Presbyterian Church with a gift card to purchase yarn. From left are Tom Bossert, James Munro, vice president Perry Killinger and secretary Brad Darby.

Bikers, knitters work together through local church

MILL HALL — It sure is a strange union, a church and a motorcycle group, but that’s exactly what is happening with Bald Eagle United Presbyterian Church in Mill Hall and Susquehanna Valley Big Twins Motorcycle Club in Woolrich. How in the world did these two organizations get together? ...

A dose of truth

By now you have probably heard that Oxford Dictionaries word of the year for 2016 was “post-truth.” They define post-truth this way: “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal ...

Ashley Wagner concert March 31

LOGANTON — Ashley Wagner, a native of Loganton, will present a concert on Friday, March 31, at 7 p.m. at Sugar Valley Church of the Brethren, 2305 E. Winter Road, Loganton. Ashley currently residwes in Nebraska and travels around the United States singing, encouraging believers and offering ...

lenten services and events

Area churches offer weekly worship services and other events throughout Lent, the solemn season that leads to Easter Sunday, April 16. LENTEN BREAKFASTS Woolrich Community United Methodist hosts the Community Lenten Breakfasts with brief devotions, Wednesdays until April 12, from 7 to 8 ...

Rev. Doug and Jill Packard

New pastor coming to First Baptist Church

LOCK HAVEN — Rev. Doug Packard, who formerly served in Centre County, is moving back into the area to be the senior pastor of First Baptist Church here. Doug and his wife Jill will move to Lock Haven in late April with an installation service being planned for Sunday, April 30. In May of ...

area church briefs

Mt. Pleasant plans evangelistic services LOGANTON — Mt. Pleasant Bible Church will host evangelistic services Sunday through Wednesday, March 26 to 29. Evangelist Tom Palmer of Spring Mills will speak that Sunday at 9 a.m., 10:15, and 1 p.m. Services will continue that Monday through ...

A great banquet for all

Jesus shares with us a parable about a great banquet in Luke 14:16-24, “Then Jesus said to him, ‘A certain man gave a great supper and invited many, and sent his servant at supper time to say to those who were invited, ‘Come, for all things are now ready.’ But they all with one accord ...

area church briefs

Night of Prayer planned LOCK HAVEN — River of Life Fellowship is hosting a Night of Prayer on Sunday, at 6:30 p.m. River of Life is at 320 W. Church St. (Beth Yehuda Spiritual Center, accessed by the side ramp). Anyone who has prayer requests and is unable to attend is asked to contact ...

lenten services

Area churches offer weekly worship services and other events throughout Lent, the solemn season that leads to Easter Sunday, April 16. LENTEN BREAKFASTS Woolrich Community United Methodist hosts the Community Lenten Breakfasts with brief devotions, Wednesdays until April 12, from 7 to 8 ...

Joy versus happiness

There is a Sunday School song I used to sing as a kid that goes like this, “I’ve got the joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart… (Where?) down in my heart.” Even as kids we can know that true joy comes from deep within our lives and not from the outside. It can’t be faked… either ...

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Pastor Elizabeth Taylor, right, distributes ashes at Lock Haven University on Ash Wednesday. She is the Protestant Campus Ministry chaplain. Cindi Blazina, campus coordinator for PCM, is seen receiving the ashes.

Protestant Campus Ministry has new chaplain

LOCK HAVEN — Fifty students at Lock Haven University stopped on their way in or out of the cafeteria to receive an ash mark on their foreheads. This “Ashes to Go” program was offered on Ash Wednesday, March 1 by Protestant Campus Ministry. Pastor Elizabeth R. Taylor was joined by ...

LENTEN SERVICES, EVENTS

Area churches offer weekly worship services and other events throughout Lent, the solemn season that leads to Easter Sunday, April 16. LENTEN BREAKFASTS Woolrich Community United Methodist is hosting the Community Lenten Breakfasts this year, Wednesdays until April 12, from 7 to 8 a.m. in ...

Area Church Briefs

Charlton Chapel to host ‘Cafe’ retreat CHARLTON — The Charlton Chapel will host a women’s one-day retreat called “Sweet Life Cafe, Where Women Savor Time With God” on Saturday, March 25, starting at 10 a.m. At “Sweet Life Cafe,” coffee (or tea!) is served in cups with saucers, ...

Shrove Tuesday dinners, Ash Wednesday services listed

Ash Wednesday is a solemn day that begins the church season of Lent, leading up to a joyful Easter Sunday. Ash Wednesday falls on March 1 this year. Local churches are continuing the tradition of celebrating Shrove Tuesday, or Mardi Gras, with dinners the evening before Lent begins. Dinners ...

God’s job, not ours

“As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him.” — Colossians 2:6 This text is one of those overwhelming passages that lays strong claim on our lives. The high question of the conduct of the Christian life is ever before us. There must be a life “so lived” ...

Liberty Baptist invites everyone to FamBlitz Live

BLANCHARD — With lights, fog, a unique soundtrack and lots of action, FamBlitz Live comes to Liberty Baptist Church on Saturday, March 11 at 6 p.m. A shared family experience produced by Roger Fields, FamBlitz Live is a fast-paced high-octane event for the whole family. Families will ...

AREA CHURCH BRIEFS

Holy Spirit Parish lists Lenten programs LOCK HAVEN — Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Parish observes Lent each year as a time to fast, give, prepare and pray. Among the many Lenten opportunities at the two churches in the parish are weekly Stations of the Cross, a chance for parishioners to ...

Valentine’s Day… the real story

Flowers, candy, red hearts and romance… that’s what Valentine’s Day is all about, right? Well, maybe not. The origin of this holiday for the expression of love really isn’t romantic at all — at least not in the traditional sense. St. Valentine was a Roman priest at a time when ...

AREA CHURCH BRIEFS

Covenant offers coffee fellowship LOCK HAVEN — Covenant United Methodist Church, 44 W. Main St., is now holding a coffee fellowship after worship, around 10:30 a.m. every Sunday. Worship begins at 9 a.m., and the church is handicap-accessible. St. John plans Shrove Tuesday ...

Move from the shade into the sun

In our neck of the woods our current weather expectations include snow, ice and freezing rain or sleet, along with cold temps. Our weather forecasters warn us of approaching dangerous storms so we can prepare. Recently, after a snowy, icy, freezing rain experience, I moved my car out from the ...