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Religion

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 Sunday services. The following churches have announced their intent to hold services this Sunday, June 7. Any churches who with to ...

Sylvan Hills to hold virtual summer camp

HOWARD — Sylvan Hills Christian Service Camp is hosting free virtual summer programs this year for children in pre-k through recent high school graduates. Their deans are designing creative content to allow campers to have the most authentic camp experience possible from the comfort of ...

Finding Faith: A light bulb encounter

In Acts 16:13-14, “When the Sabbath day came, we (Paul and his team) went outside the gates of the city to the nearby river, for there appeared to be a house of prayer and worship there. Sitting on the riverbank we struck up a conversation with some of the women who had gathered there. One ...

Sunday Church Services

Although all churches in our are closed due to the coronavirus, many have found a way to conduct services while following social distancing and other restrictions. The following churches are live streaming Sunday worship services or holding services outdoors in the church parking lot ...

SV churches to hold in person worship

LOGANTON — Beginning June 7, Sunday morning worship services will start again at 9 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, Loganton, and at 10:20 a.m. at Albright United Methodist Church in Loganton.

Finding Faith: What is God doing in a global pandemic?

If there is one question people have asked me more than any over the past two months, in our present COVID-19 global pandemic, it’s “What is God doing?” My first response is, no one can know precisely because God said, “My ways are higher than your ways and My thoughts than your ...

Lamar Lighthouse Camp cancels concert series and family camp

LAMAR — The Lamar Lighthouse Camp Board of Directors determined that it would be very difficult to practice social distancing of concert crowds. It’s the board’s responsibility to be safe in protecting the people who attend the concerts. You can find more information on our Facebook page ...

Sunday Church Services

Although all churches in our are closed due to the coronavirus, many have found a way to conduct services while following social distancing and other restrictions. The following churches are live streaming Sunday worship services or holding services outdoors in the church parking lot ...

Finding Faith: Forging your faith

Confession: I am a closet fan of the television show, “Forged in Fire.” The process of taking a piece of old metal and forming it into a new and usable tool is fascinating to me. Through the process of heating and beating on these materials, the old material is formed into a shape ...

A Sign of Hope

LAURA JAMESON/THE EXPRESS First Church of Christ along Water Street in Lock Haven is offering some words of hope and encouragement on its sign. “Faith Not Cancelled. Hope Not Closed. Love Not Quarantined.” Those words are a reminder that although our world has closed up and people must ...

Sunday church services

Although all churches in our are closed due to the coronavirus, many have found a way to conduct services while following social distancing and other restrictions. The following churches are live streaming Sunday worship services or holding services outdoors in the church parking lot ...

New Hope Fellowship continues drive-in services

Members of New Hope Fellowship of Central PA perform a hymn while remaining six feet apart during a previous service. The church plans to continue providing drive-in services each Sunday at 10 a.m. until further notice except during severe weather. Those who attend can park and remain in their ...

MH teen joins in ringing the bells

Cole Bailey, 13, a seventh grader at Central Mountain Middle School helped ring the bells at Bald Eagle United Presbyterian Church in Mill Hall this past Sunday in celebration of Bells Across America Day. Mill Hall Mayor Tom Bossert, left, and Pastor Susan Champion, middle, stand with Cole as ...

Sunday church services

Although all churches in our are closed due to the coronavirus, many have found a way to conduct services while following social distancing and other restrictions. The following churches are live streaming Sunday worship services or holding services outdoors in the church parking lot with ...

Finding Faith: Greeting to the faithful

These are trying times for us all, but they may also be a blessing. When I was a young man, I used to read about priests who lived in times of persecution and had to minister to their people in secrecy. I would think about how they had been driven from their churches and had to celebrate ...

Sunday Church Services

Although all churches in our area closed due to the coronavirus, many have found a way to conduct services while following social distancing and other restrictions. The following churches are live streaming Sunday worship services or holding services outdoors in the church parking lot ...

Local Church Briefs

Spring Hymn canceled CLINTONDALE — The Spring Hymn Sing at the Clintondale Annex has been canceled. The meeting on May 4 at 7 p.m. is still scheduled at this time. Drive in service LAMAR — New Hope Fellowship of Central Pa., Route 64, Lamar, will have a Drive-in Service on Sundays ...

Bloom where you are planted

There is a phrase that became very popular in the 1970’s: “Bloom Where You Are Planted.” I remember it being everywhere on coffee mugs, wall hangings, notebooks, pens... everyone was using it to remind ourselves “if life gives you lemons, make lemonade!” Recently, I decided to ...

Local Church Briefs

Spring Hymn canceled CLINTONDALE — The Spring Hymn Sing at the Clintondale Annex has been canceled. The meeting on May 4 at 7 p.m. is still scheduled at this time. Drive in service LAMAR — New Hope Fellowship of Central Pa., Route 64, Lamar, will have a Drive-in Service this Sunday ...

Spiritual counselors adapt to serve faithful in pandemic

NEW YORK — Esther Roman wasn’t even in the room when she witnessed what she describes as “probably the holiest thing I’ve ever seen.” A doctor whose patient was suffering from COVID-19 had used an iPad to connect with Roman, a 38-year-old staff chaplain at Manhattan’s Mount Sinai ...