Religion

God works through change

Greetings from Juniata County. I, like many of my United Methodist colleagues in the area (not all, but many), have moved to a new appointment. It is not my first move and I doubt it is the first pastoral transition for any of my parishioners. Change is an inevitability in our lives. But it ...

Vacation Bible schools listed

Area churches invite all children of the community to enjoy Vacation Bible School this summer. NEWLY ANNOUNCED r Mt. Pleasant Bible Church, 4561 Long Run Road, Loganton — “Come One, Come All, See the Mighty Power of God” for 4-year-olds through teens, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday through ...

AREA CHURCH BRIEFS

River of Life plans open house Sunday LOCK HAVEN — River of Life Fellowship is having a Dedication Service of Thanksgiving and open house this Sunday to celebrate the church’s new place of ministry at 507 E. Main St. (formerly East Main United Methodist Church). The morning worship ...

Moment of silence held for attack near London mosque

By DANICA KIRKA Associated Press LONDON — Grieving family members joined community leaders Tuesday for a moment of silence to remember a man who died and a dozen others who were injured last year when a jobless man drove his van into a crowd leaving evening prayers during Ramadan. The ...

Mormons post questions asked during youth interviews

By BRADY McCOMBS Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY — The Mormon church for the first time Wednesday posted the list of questions lay leaders are supposed to ask youth during closed door, one-on-one interviews that have come under scrutiny because sexual questions sometimes arise. Only ...

The daddy we long for

This week we celebrate our fathers. There may not be a more important celebration. I don’t want to mitigate the importance of mothers. A mother’s influence is unique and essential, but it cannot replace what a father does for his children. A father’s influence cannot replace what a ...

Vacation Bible schools listed

Area churches invite all children of the community to enjoy Vacation Bible School this summer. NEWLY ANNOUNCED r Swissdale United Methodist Church invites children from 3-year-olds through those who have completed fifth grade this year to experience Rolling River Rampage Vacation Bible ...

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Three churches to unite July 1 The Flemington, Lamar and Mill Hall United Methodist churches will become a three-point charge beginning July 1, with changes in the worship service times. The Sunday service at Mill Hall will be held at 9 a.m., at Lamar at 10 a.m, and at Flemington at 11 ...

FINDING SUPPORT

HEALTH r Covenant Cafe, a social engagement program for people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s — 1-3 p.m. Tuesday (first and third Tuesdays of the month), Covenant United Methodist Church, 44 W. Main St., Lock Haven. Information: Fran Decker, 570-748-4302. GRIEF r GriefShare — 7 ...

Concert series adds gospel trio

MILL HALL — The Lamar Lighthouse Camp Concert Series is hosting The Black Gospel Trio for the first time in all the years of the weekly summer concerts. The program will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday at Cedar Heights Brethren in Christ Church, 37 Cedar Heights, Route 64 near Mill Hall, since the ...

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 ...

Oakmont’s first black church reopens

By MICHAEL DIVITTORIO Tribune-Review OAKMONT, Pa. — When Dorothy Griffin saw her beloved church burn down nearly four years ago, her heart broke. But not her faith. "We were planning a special service that Sunday," said Griffin, 91, the oldest member of St. Paul Baptist Church in ...

Six Biblical questions to ask when in conflict

In this fallen world, conflict is inevitable. Husbands and wives, parents and children/teens/adult kids, roommates, co-workers, brothers and sisters in Christ, believers and non-believers — we all sin against each other at times — at times intentionally but many times unintentionally. We ...

Lamar Lighthouse Camp opens this Sunday

Summer concerts move to Cedar Heights LAMAR — Lamar Lighthouse Camp opens its 2018 season this Sunday. People who look forward all year to the weekly Sunday evening concerts will not be disappointed, but the concerts will be held at a church this year, due to a building issue at the ...

Vacation Bible schools listed

Area churches are offering that summer tradition for all community kids known as Vacation Bible School. NEWLY ANNOUNCED The Sugar Valley United Methodist Charge, the Sugar Valley Church of the Brethren, the Tylersville United Church of Christ, and the Sugar Valley Lutheran churches are ...

AREA CHURCH BRIEFS

Mackeyville UM offers coffeehouse church services MACKEYVILLE — Once a month during the summer, Mackeyville United Methodist Church will offer an informal Saturday evening church service, coffeehouse style, in the social room. The dates are June 16, July 14 and Aug. 18, and the times ...

Covalts Outdoor Gospel Sing is this weekend

CENTRE HALL — The 23rd annual Covalts Outdoor Gospel Sing continues today and Sunday at the Grange Fairgrounds’ Southside Stage, 169 Homan Lane. The music starts at 2 p.m. both days. Today’s schedule includes Dave Powers, The Segers, The Fishers, Victory Express, The Bates Family, Last ...

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 ...

Ten words that can change the world

Years ago I had a baseball coach who use to teach us, as outfielders, by saying, “If you are not moving when the ball is hit, you’re just sucking air and taking up space.” If you think about it, that is a pretty good philosophy for…ALL of life! It means, every one of us has a job to do ...

Vacation Bible schools listed

As early as next week, area churches will offer that happy summer tradition for community kids known as Vacation Bible School. Those scheduled so far are: JUNE 4-8 — “Taking the Plunge” for kids age 3 through teens, 6-8 p.m., Beech Creek Wesleyan Church, with Bible lessons, crafts and ...