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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 ...

Two COVID-19-ravaged churches take different recovery paths

NEW YORK — The paths of two New York City churches diverged this week — one reopened and one stayed closed. But they have shared a tragic fate, together losing at least 134 members of their mostly Hispanic congregations to the coronavirus. Saint Bartholomew Roman Catholic Church in ...

Finding Faith: Notice to Millenials

My own children were born between 1981 and 1986, so I believe I do understand the Millennial generation. Strauss and Howe define the Millennials as being born between 1982 and 2004. But I just recently learned from a panel of Millennials just how diverse the Millennial generation is with ...

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

Easter in July FLEMINGTON — Flemington Church of Christ, 714 Fairpoint Road, will celebrate Easter on Sunday, July 5. The leadership feels it’s important to celebrate now what was missed due to the pandemic in March. Services will include a resurrection breakfast at 7:30 a.m., ...

What does the Bible say about racism

Scripture teaches that God created all human beings in His image. There is no exception to that and being made in God’s image makes each person valuable and precious. There is no hierarchy of human beings demonstrated throughout Scripture. Jesus came so that all may be saved. The Bible ...

Sharing a personal story

I wanted to share with each of you readers a personal story and so here goes. When I was six years old, I was sitting on my Mom’s lap in her favorite rocking chair. As we were relaxing together, my Mom was gently stroking my hair and she said to me, “Do you know how many hairs you have on ...

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

Chicken barbeque McELHATTAN — McElhattan United Methodist Church will be holding a take-out only chicken barbeque today from 11 a.m. until sold out. The meal will consist of a serving of chicken, macaroni salad, baked beans and cake for dessert at a cost of a suggested donation of ...