Religion

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 ...

AREA CHURCH BRIEFS

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 ...

Covalts to sing Sunday in Mill Hall

The Covalts, a well-known singing group from Spring Mills, has joined the Lamar Lighthouse Camp Concert Series for the first time. The Covalt family has been traveling and singing together since 1953. The Covalts will sing at 7 p.m. Sunday in a new venue for the concert series, the Tri-County ...

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 ...

AREA CHURCH BRIEFS

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 ...