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AREA Church Briefs

Covenant, Faith churches meet new minister LOCK HAVEN — The congregations of Covenant United Methodist Church in Lock Haven and Faith United Methodist Church in Castanea, met their new minister this past Sunday. Rev. Alison W. Grove will begin her ministry at the sister churches on July ...

Love like that

In a Peanuts cartoon, Schroeder is playing the piano with great intensity. Lucy interrupts to ask, “Schroeder, do you know what love is?” Schroeder stops playing, stands up, and recites: “Love: Noun, to be fond of, a strong affection to a person or persons.” Lucy says, more or less ...

National Day of Prayer service, breakfast planned

FLEMINGTON —The Clinton County Ministerium’s National Day of Prayer Community Service will be held Sunday, April 29 at 6 p.m. at Hillview Wesleyan Church, 1200 W. Fourth St. The theme this year is “Unity” with the verse Ephesians 4:3 — “Making every effort to keep the unity ...

Families invited to Sylvan Hills celebration

HOWARD — Sylvan Hills Christian Service Camp plans its summer kickoff and 70th celebration for Saturday, April 28. This free, fun event for the entire family kicks off the 2018 camp season and celebrates Sylvan Hills’ 70 years of life-changing ministry. Food, games, face painting, and ...

Mt. Pleasant to host special services

Evangelist Brent Gellos and his family will be at Mt. Pleasant Bible Church, 4561 Long Run Road, Loganton, for evangelistic services April 22 through 25. Gellos grew up in a Christian home where both his parents and grandparents served in ministry. In Christian college he came to believe the ...

Summit Hill offers revival

HOWARD — Summit Hill Wesleyan Church, 1725 Summit Hill Road, will host its Spring Revival with evangelist Rev. Mike Neimond. The revival will start Sunday, April 22 with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and worship at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Services Monday through Wednesday, April 25 will be at ...

Superstar? More like super servant

The album came out in 1970, but I didn’t purchase it until the next year. I was an agnostic at a church-related college, slogging through a required religion course in which we were encouraged to explore non-biblical portrayals of Jesus. I’d played guitar in garage bands, so the rock opera ...

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St. John Lutheran recognized for advocacy JERSEY SHORE — The congregation of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church has been nominated by Bishop Barbara Collins to be recognized at the Lutheran Day of Advocacy, May 21, in Camp Hill. The church, at 229 S. Broad St., was nominated for its ...

Walk or run in Miles for Missions

CENTRE HALL — Everyone is invited to join United Methodist Bishop Jeremiah Park in the fundraising Miles for Missions Walk/Run-athon set for 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 29 at the Grange Fairgrounds, 169 Homan Lane. All monies raised will support Imagine No Malaria and Mission ...

Hospital at Lock Haven donates IT equipment

By WENDY STIVER wstiver@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — A forklift drove out of the hospital’s loading door and picked up a pallet full of computer equipment, while other bundles waited their turn to be placed on a rented truck. The equipment was bound for Mission Central in Mechanicsburg, ...

Let us draw close to God

If you’ve read any of my Finding Faith columns before, you may remember that I like to use my daughter as inspiration for these articles. There is so much that we can learn from children about faith. This week is no exception. Over the last few weeks, my daughter had three opportunities to ...

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First Church of Christ focusing on ‘Imagine’ movie LOCK HAVEN — This Sunday, First Church of Christ at Water and Vesper streets will begin a sermon and small group study based on the movie “I Can Only Imagine.” The movie provides the backstory to the runaway No. 1 song of the same ...

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HEALTH r Alzheimer’s and Caregivers Support Group — 7 p.m. Tuesday (second Tuesday of the month), Conference Room B of Susque-View Home. Information: Fran Decker at 748-4302. r Parkinson’s Support Group — Open to everyone interested in learning about the disease, 3 p.m. Wednesday ...

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 ...

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Video class on finances to start April 15 HOWARD — The Howard United Methodist Church will host Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University Class Sundays at 6:30 p.m., beginning April 15. FPU consists of a nine-week video curriculum taught by financial expert Ramsey. It teaches budget ...

Easter is about us, today

Sometimes people have doubts because there are some aspects of Christianity that can be, quite honestly, a bit more difficult to make sense of. So if you’re here reading and you have some doubts — or there are some things that you just don’t “get” about God, church, or the Bible, you ...

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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. r Alzheimer’s and ...

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 Assembly 320 Hogan ...

Balance and harmony in America

Balance and harmony are self-evident in the universe with all the planets in predictable and dependable orbits. The position of the stars can be fixed relative to where we are on the earth. We have mathematical models to help us describe the relationship between the theoretical and the ...

Salvation Army offers concert April 6

PHOTO PROVIDED The Salvation Army of Lock Haven will host an inspirational concert of praise by the NEOSA Brass, Timbrels, and DART. The program will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, April 6 at the Salvation Army Citadel, 119 E. Church St. The Northeast Ohio Salvation Army Divisional Brass Band, ...