Religion

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 ...

Stevens Family to present Sunday’s concert

PHOTO PROVIDED The Sunday camp concert will be presented by The Stevens Family at 7 p.m. at Cedar Heights Brethren in Christ Church, 37 Cedar Heights, Route 64, Mill Hall. The Stevens Family comes from Warren, Ohio. The members describe their music as Christ-centered and family-oriented. They ...

Imagine being welcomed home

There is an enormous difference between the songs “Imagine” by John Lennon and “I Can Only Imagine” by Bart Millard. One affirms Heaven as described by Scripture and the other suggested that heaven is an empty promise that causes division amongst people. For those of us who have a ...

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Church daycare plans big expansion BLANCHARD — The congregation of Blanchard Church of Christ is encouraged to attend a church board meeting in the sanctuary at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, July 22 on plans to expand the church day care. In God’s Hands Daycare at the church is looking to fund ...

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOLS LISTED

Area churches invite all children of the community to enjoy Vacation Bible School this summer. Opportunities include the following JUST ANNOUNCED - Porter Township Community Building — “Crocodile Dock” for ages 3-12, in the former Porter Township elementary school in Clintondale, 6-8 ...

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 ...

Judge rules against atheist group in dispute

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled a Pennsylvania transit agency did not violate an atheist group's right to free speech by rejecting ads the group sought to run on the agency's buses. The ruling states County of Lackawanna Transit System officials had legitimate reasons to ...

Lamar Lighthouse plans concert to kick off Family Camp Week

MILL HALL — Lamar Lighthouse Camp kicks off Family Camp Week this Sunday with a concert featuring the Weaver Believer Survival Revival band. The concert will be held at Cedar Height Brethren in Christ Church, 37 Cedar Heights, Route 64, Mill Hall, since the tabernacle at the campground did ...

‘Babylon’ came to Great Island Church

LOCK HAVEN — Great Island Presbyterian Church held its annual Vacation Bible School the week of June 17. “Babylon — Daniel’s Courage in Captivity” focused on Daniel’s adventures. The children, 3-year-olds through fifth graders, worshipped God through music, crafts, games, drama, ...

vacation bible schools listed

Area churches invite all children of the community to enjoy Vacation Bible School this summer. Opportunities include the following. JUST ANNOUNCED r Avis United Methodist, 215 Prospect Ave. — “Maker Fun Factory: Created by God, Built for a Purpose” for 3-year-olds through sixth ...

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NV Fellowship sets annual vesper service LAMAR — The annual Nittany Valley Fellowship vesper service will be held at Al Nestor’s house in Lamar on Sunday, July 15. The evening will begin with a covered-dish meal at 5 p.m., with the service following. Pastor Dan Christopher will lead ...

The cross… discovering the true freedom

In all the talk about freedom in our nation today, defending rights and our point of view, through all of the top headline news stories, and across years of history remembering brave men and women who fought hard for the liberties we hold dear while celebrating our independence, these powerful ...

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 ...

Victory Express

PHOTO PROVIDED Victory Express returns to the Lamar Lighthouse Camp Summer Concert Series for a program at 7 p.m. tomorrow in Cedar Heights Brethren in Christ Church, 37 Cedar Heights, Route 64, Mill Hall. For the past 40 years, Ron Cornell and his family have been ministering across the ...

Lock Haven United Methodist Parish to welcome new pastor

Pastor Saldana to lead Communion services tomorrow LOCK HAVEN — The three churches of the Lock Haven United Methodist Parish welcome a new minister tomorrow. Rev. John J. Saldana Jr. will lead his first worship services as the new pastor of Dunnstown, Liberty and Swissdale United Methodist ...

A new bike for Kenny Seyler

KEVIN RAUCH/THE EXPRESS Cycling enthusiast Kenny Seyler poses with his new bicycle that the Renovo Area United Methodist churches bought for him, after his previous bike became too old to be repaired. Kenny can be seen throughout Renovo daily, putting miles on his bike, including taking ...

The Nazarene who gives us hope

When He was born and laid in an animal’s bed, angels sang His praises to humble shepherds. Persian kings brought Him gifts fit for royalty, and a murderous Jewish ruler sent assassins targeting Him. He came in an age of oppression, cruelty, and conflict, yet His birth brought a promise of ...

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

Area churches invite all children of the community to enjoy Vacation Bible School this summer. Opportunities include: r Lock Haven Bible Mission Church, 649 East Church Street, — “The Hedge of Thorns” for ages 4-12, July 9-13 from 6-8 p.m., with Friday evening ending the week with ...

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First Church to host Chiz Rider LOCK HAVEN — First Church of Christ, at East Water and Vesper streets, will host trumpet player Chiz Rider in concert from 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday, July 8. The concert is free. A love offering will be taken. Rider also will play during morning worship that day ...

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 ...