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Holy Spirit offers inquiry sessions LOCK HAVEN — Do you wonder what life is all about? Ever ask yourself, “What is my purpose? Why am I here?” Ever think, “There has to be more to life than just completing my ‘to do’ list!” Bring your questions and discover how Jesus has a ...

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 ...

True Gospel to sing Sunday

PHOTO PROVIDED The Lamar Lighthouse Camp Concert Series welcomes True Gospel this Sunday at 7 p.m. at Cedar Heights Brethren in Christ Church, 37 Cedar Heights, Route 64, Mill Hall. True Gospel is from the Cumberland Gap area of East Tennessee. The trio’s goal is to share the message of ...

God’s instructions lead to blessings

To deal with instruction with wisdom and the benefits of wise behavior, read the Scriptures of I Kings 2:10-12 and 3:3-14. Solomon who inherits the throne as a mere youth asks God for the understanding and wisdom necessary to lead God’s people. The message reveals Solomon’s desire to be a ...

Ladies retreat set at Sylvan Hills

HOWARD — The West Branch Area Ladies Retreat will be held at Sylvan Hills Christian Service Camp on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 14 and 15. Kristy Steppe will be speaking on “Strong Women in the Bible — Their Strengths and Priorities.” The topic will help women of all ages to develop a ...

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Living Faith offers family fun series MILL HALL — Living Faith Ministries invites families to “Babylon: Daniel’s Courage In Captivity,” offered over eight Sundays, Sept. 9 through Oct. 28. “Babylon” is based on a Vacation Bible School. Families will step back in time at ...

FINDING SUPPORT

HEALTH - Covenant Cafe, a social engagement program for people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s — 1-3 p.m. Sept. 4 (first and third Tuesdays of the month), Covenant United Methodist Church, 44 W. Main St., Lock Haven. Information: Fran Decker, 570-748-4302. GRIEF - GriefShare — 7 ...

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 ...

First Baptist Church adds signs

LOCK HAVEN — New signage was hung recently on the East Church Street side of First Baptist Church. Butch Brown of Brownie’s sign company attached the new signs as his mobile lift truck boosted him 15 feet over the two entrances to the historic church. The church minister, Pastor Doug ...

St. John Lutheran recognized for helping hungry, homeless

JERSEY SHORE — St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 229 S. Broad St., has been recognized for its work for the hungry and homeless. The local church was one of six congregations across Pennsylvania to receive recognition from Lutheran Advocacy Ministry in Pennsylvania. The church hosts ...

CrossOver to give Sunday evening concert

PHOTO PROVIDED The Lamar Lighthouse Camp Concert Series welcomes CrossOver for a program at 7 p.m. Sunday at Cedar Heights Brethren in Christ Church, 37 Cedar Heights, Route 64, Mill Hall. CrossOver is a Southern gospel-singing group from Mahaffey, Pa. that will present an evening of family ...

Contemplating a pizza miracle and other brain-ticklers

I’ve been thinking a lot about questions without easy answers. I know that some of the Christians in my life seem to have all the answers, and to be honest, that kind of scares me. You see, when we have all of the answers, we tend to not really need God as much in our lives. On that note, ...

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St. John offers Blessing of Backpacks JERSEY SHORE — St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 229 S. Broad St., offers a Blessing of the Backpacks service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 26. Students and teachers are encouraged to bring their backpacks to the service for a special blessing as 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 ...

FINDING SUPPORT

HEALTH - 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 - GriefShare — 7 ...

Final Harvest to sing morning and night

PHOTO PROVIDED Final Harvest will provide music at Rote United Methodist Church on Sunday morning and give another Mill Hall area concert Sunday evening. Rote United Methodist will host the sister congregation of Salona for a joint worship service at 10 a.m. with Final Harvest, with a ...

You never know what you can do

During a nine-year ministry in Eagle Pass, Texas, my wife and I became acquainted with a Mexican American named Anastacio Anaya. He was at first our banker. Later, he worked at a retail store and then bought his own restaurant. We frequently ate there and heard him tell the story I now share ...

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Church, First Quality support food bank BELLEFONTE — St. John’s Episcopal Church used the Mission Month of July to supply its food bank. Church members and friends were asked to give adult hygiene products, something always short in supply. The response was overwhelming, according to ...

TAKE STEPS TO RECOVERY

Editor’s note: Groups listed below focus on recovery from addiction, and the meetings are open to the general public, unless otherwise indicated. Al-Anon is for friends and family members of addicts, and Romans 12:2 is for people battling addiction and their families. — — — ...

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 ...