Religion

Finding Faith: The hand of God

In Richland Center, Wisconsin, the home town of renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright, is a brick warehouse. As I recall, it’s a rather plain looking building. The citizens of Richland Center, however, are very proud of this building and have placed a plaque on it declaring it to be the ...

LOCAL CHURCH BRIEFS

Covenant UM to hold soup sale LOCK HAVEN — Covenant United Methodist Church, 44 W. Main St., will have their monthly soup sale on Feb. 9, 2019. The soup will be homemade broccoli cheddar and all orders must be made in advance and taken out. The cost is $5.00 a quart. Orders may be ...

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 Bremigen, pastor Worship 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m.; Wednesday 7 p.m. MILL HALL Echo Hope ...

Finding Faith: The presentation of Jesus in the temple

This Saturday is the Feast of the Presentation known commonly in years past as Candlemas. Until the second half of this past century it marked the end of Christmastide. It called to mind the event when the baby Jesus was brought to the temple in Jerusalem for his circumcision (Luke ...

LOCAL CHURCH BRIEFS

Covenant UM to hold soup sale LOCK HAVEN — Covenant United Methodist Church, 44 W. Main St., will have their monthly soup sale on Feb. 9, 2019. The soup will be homemade broccoli cheddar and all orders must be made in advance and taken out. The cost is $5.00 a quart. Orders may be ...

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 Rob Archey, pastor Worship 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m.; Wednesday 7 p.m. MILL HALL Echo Hope ...

Painter recreates religious artworks for East Texas diocese

By AUGUSTA ROBINSON Tyler Morning Telegraph TYLER, Texas - While viewing Robert Puschautz's "Madonna of the Roses," Tyler residents may feel they have a clear symbol of their city's connection to God's plan. The Tyler Morning Telegraph reports in the painting - which is inspired by a ...

Finding Faith: Number your days

Here we are at the start of the New Year 2019 and it is almost the end of January. Many of all ages might ask, “Where does the time go?” I remember that when I was a child, the summer vacation seemed a long, long time and the celebration of Christmas was not even considered until Dec. 1, ...

LOCAL CHURCH BRIEFS

Howard UM to hold soup sale HOWARD — The Howard United Methodist Church, 144 W. Main St., Howard, will host a soup sale and luncheon on Thursday, Feb. 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost for lunch or a quart of soup is $6. Pre-orders for the soup should be made by Sunday, Feb. 17 by ...

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 Rob Archey, pastor Worship 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m.; Wednesday 7 p.m. MILL HALL Echo Hope ...

BEMA in concert at Howard Church

Howard Christian Church will have a Worship Concert featuring BEMA, a contemporary/rock Christian band from Bellefonte, at the church on Saturday, Jan. 26, beginning at 6 p.m. The public is invited to the free concert. A love offering will be taken during the concert. Howard Christian Church is ...

Finding Faith: The faces of forgiveness

I was brought up as the next generation of a prominent family in New York state. No one talked much about family issues, but abuse and bigotry became self-evident to me as a youth. You don’t hear much about the “Secret Caste System” in America today. The “Caste System” conjures up ...

LOCAL CHURCH BRIEF

Blanchard CC to host annual Love Feast BLANCHARD — Blanchard Church of Christ, 161 N. Beach St., will be holding their annual love feast and congregration meeting on Sunday starting at 12:15 p.m. The love feast is a meal of soup, bread and dessert the youth help serve and clean up. A ...

Why do Muslim women wear a hijab?

By Caitlin Killian Drew University The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. ——— (THE CONVERSATION) Nazma Khan, who immigrated to the United States from Bangladesh at age 11, faced years of shaming over wearing ...

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 Rob Archey, pastor Worship 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m.; Wednesday 7 p.m. MILL HALL Echo Hope ...

Finding Faith: Breaking into the New Year

In the biblical book of Haggai 5:1 it tells that the people of God had become careless in their relationship with Him. So, God sent the prophet Haggai to address this situation. Haggai posed this statement to the people: “Consider your ways!” This pronouncement was to urge them to ...

LOCAL CHURCH BRIEFS

‘King of Kings’ rehearsal at Blanchard CC BLANCHARD — The first meeting/rehearsal for the 2019 King of Kings Easter drama will be Sunday, Jan. 15 at 5 p.m. at Blanchard Church of Christ, 161 N. Beach St. Rehearsals will continue on Sunday evenings at the same time until “King of ...

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 Rob Archey, pastor Worship 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m.; Wednesday 7 p.m. MILL HALL Echo Hope ...

Finding Faith: Celebrating the light

On Dec. 26, sitting amid a pile of unwrapped presents and an abundance of pine needles — the clutter that comes in the wake of Christmas morning celebration — my usually effervescent youngest son looked oddly forlorn. “How can you be sad with all of this joy?” I asked him. He ...

AREA CHURCH BRIEFS

Game day at Trinity UM JERSEY SHORE — Trinity United Methodist Church, 1407 Allegheny St., will be hosting a game day on Sunday, Jan. 6 from 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church. Come join in the fellowship and fun. Learn a new game or play you favorite board/card game. Since January ...