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Religion

Finding Faith: The beloved community

I was cleaning out some things around the house awhile back and I came across my vaccination card... from 1963. It duly noted that I had received all three of my vaccines against Polio. Why do we love this area? Is it because it feels like a peaceful caring community? Is it that there is less ...

Local Church Briefs

Homemade ice cream social BOONEVILLE — The Nittany/Sugar Valley United Methodist Charge will be holding its annual Homemade Ice Cream Social on July 17 from 4-7 p.m. at the Booneville Campground, Campground Road. Homemade ice cream, pies, hot sausage sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs, and ...

Finding Faith: Respect for the exercise of free will

The Pharisees could not abide the teachings of Jesus and they sought to silence him. The Romans could not abide the teachings of the early Christians and they sought to silence them. Despotic regimes have arisen which could not abide the teachings of believers in God and they sought to ...

Prayer Shawl Ministry suffering due to shortage of yarn

MILL HALL — It is quickly becoming a year without yarn for a local church organization. The Prayer Shawl Ministry, based out of the Bald Eagle United Presbyterian Church, has undergone a shortage of yarn necessary to meet the group’s needs. The ministry, composed of 73 women, is tasked ...

Local church briefs

Yard Sale WOOLRICH — Woolrich Community UMC will be holding a large yard sale rain or shine, Saturday June 19 from 8 a.m. till 1 p.m. in the Community Center of the church. Cost of items will be by donation only. The Mission team of the church will selling hot dogs, drinks, and baked goods ...

Rio de Janeiro’s Christ statue: ‘Thou shalt not bribe’

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — After years of Brazilians being battered by revelations of bribery and corruption, Rio de Janeiro’s huge Christ the Redeemer statue is trying to set a moral example — by introducing its own compliance program. Administrators of the 125-foot-tall figure overlooking ...