Religion

A brief moment in time

I was on a youth retreat as a senior in high school when we spent the weekend at a camp near the Fin Fur and Feather in Haneyville. Our group was large enough that we split up into two cabins – a guys cabin and a girls cabin. For a group of high school kids spending three days in the ...

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St. Luke’s UCC to collect mittens, gloves FLEMINGTON — St. Luke’s United Church of Christ will be collecting mittens, gloves, hats and scarves for Head Start children through the month of November, with items being delivered to STEP at the end of November. Items may be handmade or ...

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 Faith

I am writing this on election day before any results are in. These are troubling times for our nation. Whether you support the current administration or not, the divisiveness in our communities and even in our churches is right there for all to see. That is not the way of Jesus Christ. ...

Local church briefs

St. Luke’s UCC to collect mittens, gloves FLEMINGTON — St. Luke’s United Church of Christ will be collecting mittens, gloves, hats and scarves for Head Start children through the month of November, with items being delivered to STEP at the end of November. Items may be handmade or ...

About 100 gather for ‘healing service’ outside synagogue

By RAMESH SANTANAM Associated Press PITTSBURGH - Parents clutched their children, couples leaned on each other and bystanders wept as about 100 people gathered in a steady drizzle outside the desecrated Tree of Life synagogue for what a former rabbi called a healing service one week ...

North Indian city breaks record with Diwali lamps

By BISWAJEET BANERJEE Associated Press AYODHYA, India - The northern Indian city of Ayodhya broke a Guinness World Record on Tuesday by lighting 300,150 earthen lamps and keeping them burning for at least 45 minutes on the banks of the river Saryu as part of the annual celebration of ...

Our Dad

One of my great-nieces was learning the “Our Father.” In her desire to do it right she asked her older sister to pray with her. She began the prayer: “Our Dad, who works in heaven…” Children approach awesome truths with such innocent simplicity. We speak to them about our God ...

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Election Day soup, hoagie and bake sale CASTANEA — Faith United Methodist Church in Castanea will have an Election Day soup and bake sale at the Castanea polls in the fire hall on McElhattan Avenue from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Tuesday Nov. 6. The soup choices are vegetable beef and ham ...

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 ...

Trusting God, even when we cannot see God

From the cross, Jesus cried out, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” Had he been forsaken? Had his heavenly Father truly abandoned the Son, in the hour of his agony and death? Those tortured words, of course, quote Psalm 22:1, written by a Jewish poet, long before. My God, my ...

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Holy Spirit Parish to host Christmas Bazaar LOCK HAVEN — Holy Spirit Parish will be hosting a Christmast Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday Nov. 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lock Haven Catholic School gymnasium, 311 W. Water St., Lock Haven. There will be 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 ...

Advent Historical Society preserves a piece of history

By ROSE HOOVER For The Express MILESBURG — There’s something to be said about the simple beauty of an old building. The sense of history that surrounds it creates a sense of calmness and peace, especially if that old building is a church. But sometimes old buildings need a little ...

What’s in Your Mind?

This is an amazing time of the year. The signs of a season changing; the air is crisp and squirrels are running around gathering nuts to store for the winter. Farmers and gardeners are harvesting what remains of their crops especially the fruit. There are apple festivals everywhere. We have ...

Share Fair and Fall Festival at Blanchard Church of Christ

BLANCHARD — The Blanchard Church of Christ invites the community to join them for a full one-day event on Sunday, Oct. 28. Share Your Faith with a Friend will be the theme for both worship services at 8:30 a.m. and 11 p.m. At 9:45 a.m. the Church will host a Share Fair highlighting ...

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Guest speaker at Kingdom of Life Ministries WOOLRICH — Kingdom of Life Ministries, 129 Park Ave., Lock Haven, will be hosting a guest speaker on Sunday at 7 p.m. Stephen Powell, from the Charlotte, N.C., area will be ministering and bringing hope to our region. Flemington UM food ...

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 ...

Lock Haven and Faith UMC donate to SPCA

LOCK HAVEN — All Creatures big and small the Lord God made them all. The Lock Haven Charge of the United Methodist Church includes Covenant United Methodist Church of Lock Haven and Faith United Methodist Church of Castanea. Their Pastor, Alison Grove, just completed a five-week sermon ...

‘A Crafty’ luncheon October 24

FLEMINGTON — The lunch program of Lock Haven Christian Women’s Club will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at The Flemington Church of Christ at 714 Fairpoint Rd., Allison Township. The Canal Street bridge is now open for easier access to the church. The theme for the luncheon is an ...