Religion

Finding Faith: Breaking into the New Year

In the biblical book of Haggai 5:1 it tells that the people of God had become careless in their relationship with Him. So, God sent the prophet Haggai to address this situation. Haggai posed this statement to the people: “Consider your ways!” This pronouncement was to urge them to ...

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‘King of Kings’ rehearsal at Blanchard CC BLANCHARD — The first meeting/rehearsal for the 2019 King of Kings Easter drama will be Sunday, Jan. 15 at 5 p.m. at Blanchard Church of Christ, 161 N. Beach St. Rehearsals will continue on Sunday evenings at the same time until “King 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 Rob Archey, pastor Worship 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m.; Wednesday 7 p.m. MILL HALL Echo Hope ...

Finding Faith: Celebrating the light

On Dec. 26, sitting amid a pile of unwrapped presents and an abundance of pine needles — the clutter that comes in the wake of Christmas morning celebration — my usually effervescent youngest son looked oddly forlorn. “How can you be sad with all of this joy?” I asked him. He ...

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Game day at Trinity UM JERSEY SHORE — Trinity United Methodist Church, 1407 Allegheny St., will be hosting a game day on Sunday, Jan. 6 from 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church. Come join in the fellowship and fun. Learn a new game or play you favorite board/card game. Since January ...

TAKE STEPS  TO RECOVERY

Editor’s note: Groups listed below focus on recovery from addiction, and the meetings are open to the general public, unless otherwise indicated. Al-Anon is for friends and family members of addicts, and Romans 12:2 is for people battling addiction and their families. — — — ...

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 ...

‘Ringspiration’ at the Loganton Wesleyan Church

PHOTO PROVIDED “Ringspiration” will be presenting a live concert at the Loganton Wesleyan Church on Sunday, Dec. 30 at 10:30 a.m. The original Morley Family Singers and Handbell Choir performed throughout Pennsylvania in the late 1980’s and through the 1990’s. Now, two of the ...

Finding Faith: By another route

“And having been warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they left for their own country by another road” (Matthew 2:12, NRSV). I can remember sitting in the back seat of the car when my family was traveling somewhere. Depending on where we were going either I or one of my brothers ...

Finding Faith: America’s Holy War

I have heard the statement “America does not fight religious wars” more than once and in diverse circles. The fact is that the American Revolution was fought over the 27 biblical violations of the monarch King George III. Americans have fought the “Spirit of Antichrist” embodied in such ...

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New Year’s dinner at Trinity UM BELLEFONTE — Trinity United Methodist Church, 128 W. Howard St., Bellefonte, will be hosting a New Year’s Day dinner on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Traditional pork and sauerkraut will be served and take out is available, all are ...

The tradition of the Epiphany

METRO — While some may think the holiday season ends once New Year's Day comes and goes, for Christians, the season continues into January with the feast of the Epiphany. The Epiphany occurs 12 days after Christmas, which falls on January 6 (or January 19 for some Orthodox churches that ...

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 ...

Covenant UM helps Mission Central

On Dec. 13, a group from the Covenant United Methodist Church helped load a truck to go to Mission Central’s Medical Equipment and Supplies Program that were donated by Dr. Bhatt. The group pictured are front row from left, Dale Haines, Barry Jones, Brent Jones and Jeff Johnston; back row, ...

Christmas … It’s about being with God

Did you know that Christmas is about God wanting to have a relationship with you? You might have thought it was about presents, or peace on earth, good will to man … that sort of thing – and it is in a lesser way. But at the center of the Christmas message is a God of love who desires to ...

Holiday church service times and events

LOCK HAVEN — The following list includes holiday service times and events for area churches during the Christmas holiday. December 23 - 9 a.m., Do you Believe? play, Marsh Creek Brethren in Christ Church, 417 Summit Hill Rd., Howard. - 2 p.m., Christmas Service, Tri-County Church North ...

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Beech Creek Wesleyan to hold Candlelight Service BEECH CREEK — Beech Creek Wesleyan Church will celebrate, Christ our Savior, with a Christmas Eve Candlelight service on Monday, Dec. 24 at 6 p.m. The service will include the Christmas cantata, “Hope Has Hands” presented by the ...

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 ...

Lutheran Church service times

LOCK HAVEN — The following is a list of area Lutheran Church service times for the Christmas season. Decemeber 23 - 6:30 p.m., Holy Communion, United Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1 E. Church St., Lock Haven, with Rev. Karl Runser. - 8 p.m., Holy Communion, Salona Lutheran Church, 364 ...

Lessons from a President

Unique to our experience in the United States is the way we honor our presidents at death. Over the course of our 200 plus years, we have had 45 presidents. Forty of them have died. In my lifetime their funerals have always been honorable celebrations of the president’s life. They have ...