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Religion

Finding Faith: Good news! Romans 10:12-15

12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; the same Lord is Lord of all and is generous to all who call on him. 13 For, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” 14 But how are they to call on one in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in ...

Area churches to hold in-person services

LOCK HAVEN — With Clinton County moved into the “green phase” of Gov. Tom Wolf’s reopening plan many area churches are transitioning back to in-person services. The following churches have announced their intent to hold services. Any churches who wish to announce a service change is ...

Local church briefs

River of Life changes service times River of Life Fellowship has changed their service times. The church will be meeting at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday in-person at 507 E. Main St., Lock Haven and via Zoom. If necessary, services may be only via Zoom. For more information contact Pastor Janis ...

How the sound of religion has changed in the pandemic

THE CONVERSATION — Things sound different in a lockdown. The silence of usually bustling streets, the two-tone whirr of ambulance sirens and the sudden awareness of birdsong, all formed an aural backdrop to the coronavirus pandemic. Nowhere has the change in sound been more noticeable than ...

Grace Fellowship welcomes Drew Collins as pastor

AVIS — He enjoys music. He adores his wife Grace. And he loves the Lord. Pastor Drew Collins is excited to be the new pastor of Grace Fellowship Church in Avis. And after a lenthy search for just the right person to lead the small community church, the congregation is excited, ...

Weekly worship means weekly forgiveness

“If you are offering your gift at the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.” Matthew 5:23-24 St. Matthew presents Christ’s initial ...

Area churches to hold in-person services

LOCK HAVEN — With Clinton County moved into the “green phase” of Gov. Tom Wolf’s reopening plan many area churches are transitioning back to in-person services. The following churches have announced their intent to hold services. Any churches who wish to announce a service change is ...

Local Church Briefs

River of Life changes service times River of Life Fellowship has changed their service times. The church will be meeting at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday in-person at 507 E. Main St., Lock Haven and via Zoom. If necessary, services may be only via Zoom. For more information contact Pastor Janis ...

Finding Faith: Tell your story

I was born June 21, 1993 and it should have been the only date on my tombstone. Every day since has been a gift I could not have earned. I was born at 26 weeks a premature birth with many medical complications. Because of the early nature of my arrival the doctors told my parents that I would ...

Pakistan returns 200-year-old temple to Sikhs in southwest

QUETTA, Pakistan — A 200-year-old Sikh temple that served as a school for Muslim girls for seven decades was returned to the Sikh community in Quetta, enabling them to worship there for the first time in 73 years, officials said Thursday. The temple stood empty for a year or two when most ...

Local UMC charge holds in-person services

The Flemington/Lamar/Mill Hall Charge of the United Methodist Church now has all three churches worshiping in their respective buildings. Bishop Jeremiah Park and Susquehanna Conference Safety Committee, have offered guidelines that are in line with the Pennsylvania Department of Health and ...

Area churches to hold in-person services

LOCK HAVEN — With Clinton County moved into the “green phase” of Gov. Tom Wolf’s reopening plan many area churches are transitioning back to in-person services. The following churches have announced their intent to hold services. Any churches who wish to announce a service change is ...

Local Church Briefs

Covenant UM cancels in-person worship LOCK HAVEN — Covenant United Methodist Church, 44 W. Main St., Lock Haven, is holding their Sunday Worship Service through Google Meet. There is no in-person worship taking place in the building. This change became effective on July 19. Faith UM ...

Finding Faith: What does it mean to have freedom in Christ?

In John 8:36 Jesus makes a wonderful statement of victory. He says, “So if the Son sets you free you will be free indeed.” These are powerful and encouraging words and I want to issue you a big congratulations, if you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior, because you are free. ...

Area churches to hold in-person services

LOCK HAVEN — With Clinton County moved into the “green phase” of Gov. Tom Wolf’s reopening plan many area churches are transitioning back to in-person services. The following churches have announced their intent to hold services. Any churches who wish to announce a service change is ...

Local Church Briefs

The Kramers in concert BEECH CREEK — Beech Creek Wesleyan Church, 217 Main St., Beech Creek, will host The Kramers in a free concert on Sunday, July 26 at 6 p.m. The Kramers are a national and international southern Gospel music family. They have been part of the Gaither Fall Festival ...

Campaign brewing to get Hindu god Brahma off popular beer

An interfaith coalition is pressing the world's largest brewer to remove the name of a Hindu god from a popular beer that dates to the late 1800s — a dispute the beermaker insists is a case of mistaken identity. The group, which includes representatives of the Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, ...

Area churches to hold in-person services

LOCK HAVEN — With Clinton County moved into the “green phase” of Gov. Tom Wolf’s reopening plan many area churches are transitioning back to in-person services. The following churches have announced their intent to hold services. Any churches who wish to announce a service change is ...

Blanchard Church of Christ offers three worship options

BLANCHARD — Blanchard Church of Christ now provides three options for worship services each Sunday. At 8:30 a.m. the first worship service is Drive-In Worship in the church parking lot. Those in attendance will remain in their vehicles and worship in their vehicles. The service on a high ...

Local Church Briefs

Chicken barbeque McELHATTAN — McElhattan United Methodist Church will be holding a chicken barbeque starting 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 18. The meal will consist of chicken, macaroni salad, baked beans and cake and will be offered as take out only at the cost of a $10 donation. Church ...