Religion

Five birthmarks of a Christian

1. The Birthmark of Confession The first is the birthmark of confession, described in 1 John 5:1a: “Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God.” Before you can have assurance of salvation, you have to believe and be saved. You have to confess Jesus Christ as Lord. ...

Power Atmosphere 4:20 Crusade at Lifetree Ministries

JERSEY SHORE — Lifetree Ministries located at 500 River Road, Jersey Shore will be holding “Power Atmosphere 4:20” Friday and Saturday, Aug. 2 and 3 under the tent in their parking lot beginning at 6:30 p.m. each evening. The reference of 4:20 in the title is 1 Corinthians 4:20 “For ...

Vacation Bible School

LOCK HAVEN — The following area churches will be hosting vacation bible school in the month of June. ∫ Pine Run United Methodist Church, 1719 Pine Run Rd., Linden, will be hosting their program each Wednesday from July 17 until Aug. 7 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. A free light supper will also be ...

Local Church Briefs

Backpack giveaway LAMAR —Lamar United Methodist Church is having a backpack giveaway for school age children on Saturday, Aug. 10, from 10 a.m. to Noon at the Lamar Methodist Church annex. All children are welcome to come and pick up a backpack with school supplies inside. Chicken ...

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 Dave Bremigin, pastor Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Worship 10:30 a.m. MILL HALL Echo Hope Assembly 320 ...

Why are you here?

Have you ever wondered why you are where you are on this very day? You should, because God has ordained (insert your full name here) into this world for a reason. Want to know what that reason is? It’s simply this: To make God’s presence known in the world. In other words, your purpose in ...

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints leadership reorganized

MILL HALL — The Williamsport Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced a change in leadership this last month, with a new president and counselors now in place. Michael M. Clark is the new president of the local stake, which is comprised of seven church ...

Local church briefs

Pancake breakfast at McElhattan UM McELHATTAN — McElhattan United Methodist Church, 502 McElhattan Dr., will be holding a buffet style breakfast on Saturday, July 20 from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. The meal will include blueberry and plain pancakes, scrambled eggs, home fries, bacon, sausage ...

Vacation Bible School

LOCK HAVEN — The following area churches will be hosting vacation bible school in the month of June. ∫ Curtin United Methodist Church, 305 Curtain Village Rd., Howard, will be hosting their program from Sunday, July 14 to Thursday, July 18 from 6:30 to 8:30 at the church. Children ages 5 ...

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 Dave Bremigin, pastor Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Worship 10:30 a.m. MILL HALL Echo Hope Assembly 320 ...

These colors don’t run

This Spring began a historical visitation for me. Not just because I descend from an illustrious military family, but the awe that I experienced of the God-ordained “Great Experiment” called the United States of America. I was standing on top of Bunker Hill, which overlooks the ...

In Queens, revered Jewish leader’s burial site draws crowds

By DEEPTI HAJELA Associated Press NEW YORK — It's quiet in the middle of the day on the streets of this residential neighborhood in New York City's borough of Queens — except for the steady stream of visitors coming in and out of one particular small converted house next to a ...

State Baptist leader to speak at First Baptist

LOCK HAVEN — Rev. Paul Joseph Connor, Sr., the state representative for the Pennsylvania Association of Regular Baptist Churches, a fellowship of just under 90 churches across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, will be speaking twice at First Baptist Church, 210 N. Vesper St., Lock Haven on ...

The lost are welcome home

By Rev. JOHN SNYDER In Luke 15, Jesus shares the Parable of the Prodigal Son: There was a man who had two sons. The younger one said to his father, “Father, give me my share of the estate.” So he divided his property between them. Not long after that, the younger son got ...

Local Church Briefs

Fifth Sunday service at Mackeyville UM MACKEYVILLE — Mackeyville United Methodist Church will be hosting its sister church Clintondale United Methodist Church on Sunday. A brunch will follow after the service in the church’s social room. Stabler’s Grove Camp meeting at Pine Run ...

AREA CHURCHES VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

LOCK HAVEN — The following area churches will be hosting vacation bible school in the month of June. ∫ Rote United Methodist Church, 102 Beagle Rd., Mill Hall, will be hosting their “Heroes of the Bible” themed program from Friday, June 28 to Sunday, June 30. Friday’s program will ...

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 Dave Bremigin, pastor Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Worship 10:30 a.m. MILL HALL Echo Hope Assembly 320 ...

Pope offers Chinese clergy way to register with civil agency

By FRANCES D'EMILIO Associated Press VATICAN CITY - The Holy See on Friday instructed Catholic clergy in China to profess loyalty to Catholic doctrine when signing a document, required by a new Chinese law, which obliges them to accept the principle of a state-sanctioned Catholic church ...

Man looks on the outward appearance but God looks at the heart

By Rev. Tim Boger One of the most well-known people in all of scripture is David. Everyone seems to know of the young shepherd boy who killed the ever-menacing giant, Goliath, with a sling and a stone. It was from that moment David rose from obscurity to become the greatest king in Israel’s ...

Area churches to hold vacation bible school

LOCK HAVEN — The following area churches will be hosting vacation bible school in the month of June. ∫ Great Island Presbyterian Church, 12 W. Water St., will be holding their program beginning Monday, June 24 until Thursday, June 27. This year’s theme is “Friendship Trek: Jesus, our ...