River of Life Fellowship to celebrate six years of worship

LOCK HAVEN — All are invited to Celebration Sunday at River of Life Fellowship this Sunday, May 19 which is observing six years of worship, fellowship and service together. The contemporary service will begin at 10 a.m. with a Fellowship Lunch following the service around 12:15 p.m.

River of Life Fellowship began May 2013. Originally, River of Life Fellowship rented the multipurpose room in the Beth Yehuda Synagogue, Lock Haven for five years and moved to 507 E. Main St., Lock Haven on June 1, 2018, which they now rent under Faith United Methodist Church.

“We really did not know how God was going to move with this congregation. It has been a real walk of faith. While we miss all of our friends at Beth Yehuda, we are blessed with our new friends at Faith Church UMC,” said Pastor Janis Heiser who has served at River of Life Fellowship for six years. “River of Life’s goal is for all to experience the love and presence of God in their lives. It is amazing how God can use the smallest of churches to the largest of churches if our faith and willing hearts are balanced in the Word and the Spirit.”

“We have learned and grown from our successes and mistakes, seen so many changes in people’s lives and God has increased our outreaches. We have a yearly free yard sale in August, free coat giveaway in the fall, participated in the Grocery Bag Giveaway of the Save A Lot in Lock Haven in November and December 2018 and the River of Life Church family is 100 percent involved with the Lamar Lighthouse Camp in Lamar on Route 64,” she continued. “Statistics are always good with a small church! But the praise for all of this does not go to River of Life. It goes to the Lord who makes all things possible. It is all for His glory and His Kingdom. We are excited with expectation to see where God leads us next.”

River of Life will also be honored at Celebration Sunday with a guest from State College Pregnancy Resource Clinic (PRC) sharing specifically PRC’s Baby Bottle Blessings (BBB). This year’s campaign began on Mother’s Day and will run through Father’s Day, June 16. Participants will take home a baby bottle (provided by PRC) and fill it with loose change, cash, or a check throughout the five weeks. This is a simple way for everyone in the church to get involved and work together towards a common goal. It is so valuable to PRC as the campaign raised more than $28,000 last year!

These funds allow PRC to continue serving the State College community as well as expand to the Lock Haven community by providing all of their services free of charge. For more information about BBB or PRC in general, please contact Miranda Smith at the PRC office 814-234-7341 or email miranda@scprc.com.

All are invited to Sunday’s Celebration. If you cannot join them for the morning worship, please join us for lunch or just stop by. For more information about Celebration Sunday, please contact Pastor Janis Heiser at 570-660-6008.