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Beech Creek Wesleyan Sunshine Club learns about POWs and MIAs

BEECH CREEK — The Beech Creek Wesleyan Church Sunshine Club is a special group of 60 and older seniors that meet the first Friday of the month for different events and fellowship. Terry and Carmen Banfill presented a ceremony for the group with Barb Jackson as the MC of the program. The ...

Lamar Lighthouse Camp Summer Concert Series continues

MILL HALL — Lamar Lighthouse Camp has been a long-time favorite place to enjoy Sunday night gospel concerts. Sadly last year the Tabernacle had to be torn down due to safety issues. While trying to raise sufficient funds to rebuild the Tabernacle, Cedar Heights Brethren Church, 37 Cedar ...

Appeals court: Pa. county can keep cross on seal

By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that a Pennsylvania county may keep the image of a Christian cross on its 75-year-old official seal. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia said the cross did not amount to a government ...

Religious sisters seek to relocate Abingtons Cemetery

BY DAVID SINGLETON The Times-Tribune, via AP SOUTH ABINGTON TWP. — Over more than a century, the Sisters of the Good Shepherd buried dozens of religious sisters and others in a small, relatively secluded cemetery in the Abingtons. It apparently will not be their final resting ...

‘Prayer Zone’ signs crop up near South Carolina schools

BLYTHEWOOD, S.C. (AP) — "School Prayer Zone" signs are cropping up near some schools in South Carolina. News outlets report the white and fluorescent green signs show two figures kneeling in prayer, their hands clasped above the words "2 Chronicles 7:14." The Bible verse promises those who ...

More than 1.8M pilgrims gather in Mecca ahead of the hajj

JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia says more than 1.8 million Muslims from around the world have arrived in the country to take part in the hajj pilgrimage that starts on Friday. The Director General of Passports, Gen. Suleiman al-Yehya, announced the figure Wednesday, saying close to ...

Living Hope Alliance to celebrate 80 years

PHOTO PROVIDED Living Hope Alliance Church, 321 E. Howard St., Bellefonte, will be celebrating 80 years during an open house picnic from noon to 6 p.m. on Aug. 4. The church invites both current and past members to come celebrate with them. Singing group Christians With Rhythm will be ...

Dunnstown United Methodist Church Celebrates Community Days

DUNNSTOWN — July 27 was a joyful day for the historic Dunnstown United Methodist Church. Their congregation was blessed with volunteer help from the members of the Dunnstown Volunteer Fire Company, who generously provided their time, equipment and chicken cooking talents to their fund ...

Local Church Briefs

Country style dinner at Immaculate Conception WILLIAMSPORT — The Parishoners of Immaculate Conception Parish, 5973 Jacks Hollow Rd., invite the public to their annual country style ham and turkey dinner which will take place on Monday, Sept. 2 from noon to 6 p.m. at the church. In ...

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 Bremigin, pastor Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Worship 10:30 a.m. MILL HALL Echo Hope Assembly 320 ...

Hedge of protection

We use so many idioms, phrases and sayings in our everyday language. But have you ever wondered where some come from or what they truly mean? It can really surprise you. Such as “Raining cats and dogs” or “a stitch in nine saves time.” Some sayings are really from the Bible such as ...

Lamar Lighthouse announces summer concert series

MILL HALL — Lamar Lighthouse Camp has been a long-time favorite place to enjoy Sunday night gospel concerts. Sadly last year the Tabernacle had to be torn down due to safety issues. While trying to raise sufficient funds to rebuild the Tabernacle, Cedar Heights Brethren Church has ...

Local Church Briefs

Backpack giveaway LAMAR —Lamar United Methodist Church is having a backpack giveaway for school age children on Saturday, Aug. 10, from 10 a.m. to Noon at the Lamar Methodist Church annex. All children are welcome to come and pick up a backpack with school supplies inside. Chicken barbeque ...

Vacation Bible School

LOCK HAVEN — The following area churches will be hosting vacation bible school in the month of June. ∫ Pine Run United Methodist Church, 1719 Pine Run Rd., Linden, will be hosting their program each Wednesday from July 17 until Aug. 7 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. A free light supper will also 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 Bremigin, pastor Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Worship 10:30 a.m. MILL HALL Echo Hope Assembly 320 ...

Five birthmarks of a Christian

1. The Birthmark of Confession The first is the birthmark of confession, described in 1 John 5:1a: “Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God.” Before you can have assurance of salvation, you have to believe and be saved. You have to confess Jesus Christ as Lord. ...

Power Atmosphere 4:20 Crusade at Lifetree Ministries

JERSEY SHORE — Lifetree Ministries located at 500 River Road, Jersey Shore will be holding “Power Atmosphere 4:20” Friday and Saturday, Aug. 2 and 3 under the tent in their parking lot beginning at 6:30 p.m. each evening. The reference of 4:20 in the title is 1 Corinthians 4:20 “For ...

Vacation Bible School

LOCK HAVEN — The following area churches will be hosting vacation bible school in the month of June. ∫ Pine Run United Methodist Church, 1719 Pine Run Rd., Linden, will be hosting their program each Wednesday from July 17 until Aug. 7 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. A free light supper will also be ...

Local Church Briefs

Backpack giveaway LAMAR —Lamar United Methodist Church is having a backpack giveaway for school age children on Saturday, Aug. 10, from 10 a.m. to Noon at the Lamar Methodist Church annex. All children are welcome to come and pick up a backpack with school supplies inside. Chicken ...

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 Bremigin, pastor Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Worship 10:30 a.m. MILL HALL Echo Hope Assembly 320 ...