Religion

Finding Faith: A positive heart and life for God

Questions: Do you think of yourself as a positive or negative person? Is your cup half-full, half-empty or are you thankful you have a cup with something in it? Do you believe and trust the God of the Bible or the god of the world? These are questions that we need to ask ourselves because our ...

River of Life Fellowship to celebrate six years of worship

LOCK HAVEN — All are invited to Celebration Sunday at River of Life Fellowship this Sunday, May 19 which is observing six years of worship, fellowship and service together. The contemporary service will begin at 10 a.m. with a Fellowship Lunch following the service around 12:15 p.m. River ...

LOCAL CHURCH BRIEFS

Nittany Valley UCC to change worship time LAMAR — The Nittany Valley Charge of the United Church of Chirst will change its worship hours effective June 2 and continuig until June 2020. The sister congregations of Mt. Bethel, near Lamar, and Salona will continue to worship together, ...

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 ...

United Lutheran Church Women and Chat & Craft donate to Women’s Center

PHOTO PROVIDED The United Lutheran Church Women and Chat & Craft held a rummage sale and donated a check for $1,025 to the Clinton County Women’s Center. In no order, the members of the group are Kay Land, Natalie and Chuck Newcomer, Vesta Schach, Carol Hildebrand, Anna Mapstone, ...

Finding Faith: Ghostly encounters and the resurrection

The congregation that I serve is prone to ask some pretty edgy questions. This question follows death, grieving and the pain common to man. They asked, “How do I explain to a reasonable, but hurting person that they are experiencing something real... like cupboards opening and closing, ...

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 ...

church briefs

Blessing of the animals AVIS — Avis United Methodist Church, 215 Prospect Ave., Avis, will be hosting its annual blessing of the animals today from 9 a.m. until noon. Those interested in participating are asked to bring their pet in a carrier or on a leash for safety. Spaghetti dinner at ...

Finding Faith: Living the resurrected life

On a recent springtime hike in Michaux State Forest, beside a trail was an enormous section of a pine tree that had toppled over during the winter. It was dead — gray bark, rotten branches, hollow inside. I imagine in its day, it was the largest pine tree in the woods, towering ...

Church briefs

Missionaries to lead worship at Beech Creek Wesleyan BEECH CREEK- Beech Creek Wesleyan Church, 217 Main St., Beech Creek, will host Michael and Carmela Reimer on Sunday, May 5 at p.m. Michael and Carmela are full-time intercessory missionaries at the International House of Prayer in ...

Finding Faith: Do I act or do I pray?

In the church at Antioch there were prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Simeon called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen (who had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch) and Saul. While they were worshipping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul ...

Greetings in the name of Christ

I am Rev. DiAnn Baxley, the relatively new pastor at St. Luke’s United Church of Christ. My husband Mike and I were called to St. Luke’s this past October, and are so blessed to be part of this family of God and this community. Spring is now here, and there have been so many warm and ...

LOCAL CHURCH BRIEFS

Hillview Wesleyan to celebrate National Day of Prayer LOCK HAVEN — Hillview Wesleyan Church, 1200 W. Fourth St., Lock Haven, will be hosting the 68th annual observance of National Day of Prayer on Sunday at 6 p.m. The theme of this year’s National Day of Prayer is “Love one ...

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 ...

Easter church services in the area

LOCK HAVEN — The following churches have scheduled services on Easter Sunday. EASTER SUNDAY SERVICES ∫ Avis United Methodist Church, 215 Prospect Ave., Avis, 6 a.m. sunrise service with breakfast to follow at 7:30 a.m. Worship service at 10:15 a.m. ∫ Beech Creek Wesleyan Church, 9 ...

Finding Faith: What’s so ‘good’ about Good Friday

On a dark Friday two thousand years ago, Jesus of Nazareth was crucified. Powerful members of the religious, political, and military communities colluded to strip Him naked, mock Him publicly, and crucify Him. Yet more than 2,000 years later, Christians — who believe that Jesus is the Son of ...

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 ...

Ecumenical Good Friday Service planned at Great Island Presbyterian

LOCK HAVEN — The Worship and Music Committee of Great Island Presbyterian Church, 12 W. Water St., wishes to announce an ecumenical Good Friday Service to be held Friday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m. Ample parking is available in the church lot adjacent to Mill Street. “The committee agreed ...

Finding Faith: ‘Too blessed to be stressed’

By CAPTAIN HOLLY JOHNSON I saw a commercial on TV years ago that was endorsing healthy weight loss and it showed the common mishaps of dieting as a woman walked around with a chain around her ankle and a scale attached at the end of that chain. The scale represented a heavy burden that can ...