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Religion

Easter Sunday Church Services

Although all churches in our area have canceled services inside the church buildings, some have found a way to conduct Sunday church services, including Easter services, while following social distancing restrictions. The following churches are live streaming Sunday worship services or ...

Finding Faith: Invictus

By REV. BRYON REYNOLDS The title word “Invictus” conjures up all sorts of images. One might think of a cologne for men by that name. Or a movie about Nelson Mandela, an anti-apartide revolutionary prisoner that aspired to the office of the president of South Africa, that starred Morgan ...

Local Church Briefs

Area churches cancel services LOCK HAVEN — The following churches have canceled services in the coming weeks. — Beech Creek Wesleyan Church has canceled all services and activities until further notice. They are live streaming their worship service on their Facebook page “Beech Creek ...

‘What did you say?’ ‘Can you repeat that?’

By CAPT. HOLLY JOHNSON In 2016, my husband and I noticed that our oldest daughter Gabby (who was 8 at the time) was frequently asking us “What did you say?” or “Can you repeat that?” We would ask her to do something and she wasn’t responding. We initially thought that she was ...

Groundbreaking news

LAMAR — Since 1945 Camp Lamar — currently known today as Lamar Lighthouse Camp — has served 3 counties, Center, Clinton and Lycoming. The property located in Lamar was originally bought by the Free Methodist Church so the Tyrone District of the Oil City Conference would have a ...

Area Churches Cancel Services

LOCK HAVEN — The following churches have canceled services in the coming weeks. — First Church of Christ, 330 N. Vesper St., Lock Haven, will be closed until further notice. — St. Luke’s United Church of Christ, 1175 W. 4th St., Lock Haven, has canceled worship services for March ...

Finding Faith: New normal

By REV. ALISON GROVE Nowadays, I am hearing the phrase “new normal” just about everywhere. The pharmaceutical industry advertises that a patient is living into their “new normal” as they take advantage of the drug being advertised for helping their present medical condition to ...

Local Church Briefs

Area churches cancel services LOCK HAVEN — The following churches have canceled services in the coming weeks. — First Church of Christ, 330 N. Vesper St., Lock Haven, will be closed until further notice. — St. Luke’s United Church of Christ, 1175 W. 4th St., Lock Haven, has ...

‘Antisemitism and the Gospel of Jesus Christ’

LOCK HAVEN — Are the New Testament Scriptures and the Gospel of Jesus Christ anti-semitic? Guest speaker Ari Hauben of Chosen People Ministries will answer this question at First Baptist Church, Lock Haven on Sunday evening, March 15 at 6 p.m. Unfortunately, institutional ...

Finding Faith: You pick, your choice

By REV. TAYLOR CAMERER It’s not hard to find the suffering in this world. It’s hard to find the courage to take up the mission of joy. You pick, your choice. Choose Joy. James the apostle says “Consider it pure joy when you face trials.” Don’t misunderstand this. This is not ...

Local Church Briefs

Pancake supper BELLEFONTE — Trinity United Methodist Church, 128 W. Howard St., Bellefonte, will be hosting a pancake supper from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. today. The cost is a donation and the meal will consist of pancakes and toppings, sausage, applesauce and a beverage. Finishing well ...

Tickets available now for King of Kings at Blanchard Church of Christ

BLANCHARD — Free tickets for the 27th annual King of Kings Easter drama are now available at Blanchard Church of Christ on March 27 to 29 and April 3 to 5. The drama is presented each night at 7 p.m. with a musical prelude beginning at 6:15 pm. King of Kings is a musical drama depicting ...

God cares about you

John 3:16-17, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” God has made a way ...

Local church briefs

Finishing well series JERSEY SHORE — Jersey Shore Presbyterian Church, 235 S. Main St., is hosting a free series called “Finishing Well — Living a Good Life All the Way to the End” each Wednesday evening now through April 8 from 5:30-7 p.m., with a light dinner and program for ...

When life stinks

We have all been there on those days when the car won’t start, the toilet overflows or we’re late for work because we spent the morning trying to get gum out of our daughter’s hair. Hoping no one notices, we find ourselves mumbling under our breath, “this stinks…LIFE stinks!” First ...

Local church briefs

Guest speaker at First Baptist LOCK HAVEN — First Baptist Church, 210 N. Vesper St., Lock Haven, will be hosting guest speaker Ari Hauben of Chosen People Ministries on March 15 at 6 p.m. Hauben will present a program centered around Antisemitism and the Gospel. Chosen People ...

Stresses multiply for many US clergy: ‘We need help too’

By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer NEW YORK — Greg Laurie is among America’s most successful clergymen -- senior pastor at a California megachurch, prolific author, host of a global radio program. Yet after a youthful colleague’s suicide, his view of his vocation is ...

Finding Faith: Stirring the pot

By REV. SCOTT GARMAN I often contemplate our current President and his unique way of leading in his specific role. Basically speaking, I wonder if he truly believes and buys into all the junk that he writes on his Twitter feed? In all honesty, I’m guessing that he doesn’t. I think ...

Local Church Briefs

Holy Spirit Parish to hold annual fish fries LOCK HAVEN — Holy Spirit Parish will hold their annual Lenten Fish Fries beginning Friday, Feb. 28 at the Parish Center, St. Agnes Church, 3 E. Walnut St., Lock Haven. The dinners will run every Friday during lent, ending on April 3 from 4:30 to ...

Fruitful living

In the midst of winter, we often think of the world as dead. Even as the days grow longer, still the snow and ice remain. Yet underneath it all the earth is preparing for spring. Farmers need cold weather for the apple trees to reset to bloom again in the spring. And I am hopeful for apples! ...