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Religion

Let us never forget 9/11

By Dr. Bryon Reynolds In 1948, Sir Winston Churchhill addressed the House of Commons where he was quoted saying, “Those who fail to learn from history are condemned to repeat it.” On Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001 the United States suffered a coordinated attack from the radical Islam extremist ...

Strath Hanna to perform at Trinity UM

BELLEFONTE — Celtic style band Strath Hanna will be performing at Trinity United Methodist Church, 128 W. Howard St., on Sunday, Sept. 15 as part of the Bellefonte Sunday Afternoon Chamber Music Series. Strath Hanna play mostly Scottish and English traditional music for both dancing and ...

Local church briefs

End of summer coffee house MACKEYVILLE — The final Mackeyville United Methodist Church Summer Coffee House will be Saturday evening, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. There will be lots of special music, including Christians With Rhythm. Pastor Don Longmore will be the guest speaker. Bring your ...

Lighthouse Wesleyan to host Cromers

PHOTO PROVIDED Rev. Rodney Bartman, pastor of Lighouse Wesleyan Church, 220 High St., Jersey Shore, will be hosting Fred and Carol Cromer at their regular 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday. The Cromers have worked in Zambia since 1991 in theological education and literacy. After serving in ...

It just takes faith

If you have ever worked with horses, you know that there are horses that don’t trust easily. Years ago, I worked at a therapeutic riding stable. One day I was leaning against a stall watching the kids ride while I ate an apple. Suddenly a horse popped his head over my shoulder and stole my ...

Lamar Lighthouse Camp Summer Concert Series ends Sunday

MILL HALL — Lamar Lighthouse Camp has been a long-time favorite place to enjoy Sunday night gospel concerts. Sadly last year the Tabernacle had to be torn down due to safety issues. While trying to raise sufficient funds to rebuild the Tabernacle, Cedar Heights Brethren Church, 37 Cedar ...

Local church briefs

Ice Cream Festival SWISSDALE — Swissdale United Methodist Church, 974 Croak Hollow Rd., will be hosting an Ice Cream Festival on Saturday, Sept. 14 beginning at 4:30 p.m. Homemade ice cream in flavors such as banana, maple nut, strawberry, pineapple, peanut butter, vanilla and chocolate ...

Jesus is the same

Hebrews 13.8 says: “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” Jesus has not changed. Jesus has never changed. He is still the Savior of the world. He still forgives sin. He still gives eternal life. Jesus was God in the flesh. He was fully God and fully man. He ...

Big Woods Bible Church to Host Women’s Conference Livestream

LOCK HAVEN — Area women are invited to attend a two-day livestream event on seeking the Lord and personal revival. Friday, Sept. 27 and Saturday, Sept. 28, women will meet at Big Woods Bible church in Lock Haven to view and participate in the livestream of the Revive 19 Women’s Conference. ...

Lamar Lighthouse Camp Summer Concert Series continues

MILL HALL — Lamar Lighthouse Camp has been a long-time favorite place to enjoy Sunday night gospel concerts. Sadly last year the Tabernacle had to be torn down due to safety issues. While trying to raise sufficient funds to rebuild the Tabernacle, Cedar Heights Brethren Church, 37 Cedar ...

Local church briefs

AWANA Club at First Baptist LOCK HAVEN — First Baptist Church, 210 Vesper St., Lock Haven, will be hosting AWANA Club beginning on Wednesday, Sept. 11 from 6 to 7:45 p.m. The program is for children ages three years old to sixth grade. It’s a fun time for children to learn about the ...

Why holiness matters

We all love a God of love. We certainly appreciate a God of grace, mercy, kindness and forgiveness. But have you have ever given thought to the fact we NEED a God of holiness? The reason is because we cannot understand God’s mercy and forgiveness until we first seek to understand His ...

Local church briefs

Gwen Mouliert coming to Curtin UM HOWARD — Gwen Mouliert will be coming to Curtin United Methodist Church to minister “Proclaiming His Word” from Sept. 20 through 22. Mouliert is a celebrated author, evangelist, pastor and teacher who has been minstering extensively across the ...

Lamar Lighthouse Camp Summer Concert Series continues

MILL HALL — Lamar Lighthouse Camp has been a long-time favorite place to enjoy Sunday night gospel concerts. Sadly last year the Tabernacle had to be torn down due to safety issues. While trying to raise sufficient funds to rebuild the Tabernacle, Cedar Heights Brethren Church, 37 Cedar ...

Vacation revelation

My heart is full. My family and I recently returned from an extended vacation to one of the most beautiful places on the east coast of the United States: Acadia National Park in Maine. I would love to proclaim that our family journey was completely harmonic and that everything fell ...

Lead me to the rock… the towering rock of safety

I have a 3-year-old, soon to be 4 in October... who am I kidding... a 3-year-old soon to be a teenager, it feels like anyway! My toddler is extremely stubborn and independent when doing just about anything these days. Every morning I enter her bedroom and tell her “Livvy, it’s time to ...

Lamar Lighthouse Camp Summer Concert Series continues

MILL HALL — Lamar Lighthouse Camp has been a long-time favorite place to enjoy Sunday night gospel concerts. Sadly last year the Tabernacle had to be torn down due to safety issues. While trying to raise sufficient funds to rebuild the Tabernacle, Cedar Heights Brethren Church, 37 Cedar ...

Mormon church warning: Beware of those fancy coffee drinks

By BRADY McCOMBS Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has issued a warning to members that coffee is prohibited no matter how fancy the name, that vaping is banned despite the alluring flavors and that marijuana is outlawed unless prescribed by ...

Local church briefs

Blessing of backpacks LOCK HAVEN — St. Luke’s United Church of Christ, 1174 W. Fourth St., will be holding a Blessing of Backpacks on Sunday, Aug. 18 to prepare students for the return of school. Chiz Rider to perform at Beech Creek Wesleyan BEECH CREEK — Beech Creek Wesleyan Church, ...

Local church briefs

Blanchard Church of Christ’s picnic BLANCHARD — Blanchard Church of Christ will be hosting their annual all-church picnic this Sunday at the church pavilion. Come join the circus for fun, food and games. All you need to bring is a casserole or dessert dish of your choice. Meats and ...