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First Baptist moves children’s ministry online

LOCK HAVEN — First Baptist Church of Lock Haven is delaying the start of their school year Wednesday night AWANA children’s program. Pastor Doug Packard said, “We hope to begin in late October or November. Until then we are hosting part of our Awana program online. Our webpage at ...

Local Church Briefs

Gloryway Quartet JERSEY SHORE — Diamond Award Winning Quartet of the Year, Gloryway Quartet, will be performing at Jersey Shore Assembly of God, 172 Main St., Jersey Shore, at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 13. Zion Community Church to donate pews BELLEFONTE — Due to sanctuary renovations, ...

‘It is well with my soul’

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling. Selah” Psalm 46:1-3 Horatio G. ...

GloryWay Quartet comes to Loganton Wesleyan Church this Sunday

LOGANTON — Everyone is invited to join members of the Loganton Wesleyan Church on Sunday, Aug. 23 at 6 p.m. The GloryWay Quartet will be performing live in the Outdoor Pavilion. Please bring your own lawn chairs so that social distancing can be maintained. Light refreshments will be served ...

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

Free yard sale LOCK HAVEN — River of Life Fellowship, 507 E. Main St., Lock Haven is having their annual free yard sale on Friday, Aug. 28 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 29 from 9 a.m. to noon as long as supplies last. Everything is free. They will be following social ...

Finding Faith: Hatching an idea

Today, I’m going to give you some good news — tell you a good story. It’s time we start hearing about the positive in our world instead of the negative, so today I’m going to give you a small snapshot of one such instance. It’s a true story that took place about two weeks ago ...

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

Yard sale JERSEY SHORE — The Oriole United Methodist Church, 39 Main Road, Jersey Shore, will be having a yard sale on Friday, Aug. 21 and Saturday, Aug. 22 starting at 8 a.m. at the church. River of Life changes service times River of Life Fellowship has changed their service times. The ...

Harris brings Baptist, interfaith roots to Democratic ticket

Kamala Harris, tapped on Tuesday as Joe Biden’s running mate, attended services at both a Black Baptist church and a Hindu temple growing up – an interfaith background that reflects her historic status as the first Black woman and woman of South Asian descent on a major-party presidential ...

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 ...