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Local Church Briefs

Fifth Sunday service MILL HALL — Mill Hall United Methodist Church will host their sister churches Flemington and Lamar for a Fifth Sunday Service on Dec. 29 at 10 a.m. A fellowship lunch will follow. Christmas brunch LOCK HAVEN — River of Life Fellowship, 507 E. Main St., will be ...

Heartstrings to perform at Christmas Party

Today, a Community Christmas Party and Coffeehouse will be held at the Porter Township Community Building in Lamar from 6 to 8 p.m. Heartstrings (the Bradford family) will provide special music. Also there will be singing of Christmas carols, a skit and an “Ugly Hat” contest. Refreshments ...

Finding Faith: A Christmas to unite

By STEVE SALMON I had a friend who didn’t have a sidewalk in front of his house. It was becoming a problem because he was getting older and it was hard for him to walk on the uneven ground. He used to complain about it a lot until someone, moved by compassion, installed a sidewalk for him ...

Submit your Christmas service times to The Express

From Staff Reports LOCK HAVEN — The Christmas season is getting closer and closer and with that comes special service times for many local churches in our area. Every year The Express lists the date and time for each service and this year is no different. Any church that wishes to have ...

Local Church Briefs

Fifth Sunday service LOCK HAVEN — Covenant Faith will have a combined service on Sunday, Dec. 29 at Faith United Methodist Church, 23 Brown St., Castanea at 10:30 a.m. with a potluck lunch following the service. Please bring a dish to share such as casserole, vegetable, salad or dessert ...

Jesus is the reason for season

By Pastor John Snyder John 3:16-17 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” ...

BEV United Methodist presents: A Live Nativity

Bald Eagle Valley Community United Methodist Church will be performing a live nativity scene for three nights this December. This is a 20 minute outdoor moving live presentation with narration and music of the Nativity story. The performances will feature live animals and characters. The ...

Submit your Christmas service times to The Express

From Staff Reports LOCK HAVEN — The Christmas season is getting closer and closer and with that comes special service times for many local churches in our area. Every year The Express lists the date and time for each service and this year is no different. Any church that wishes to have ...

Local Church Briefs

Carol Sing and Choir Concert LOCK HAVEN — The annual Carol Sing and Choir Concert will be presented at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 112 E. Main St., Lock Haven on Sunday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. The concert will feature a wide variety of music. Beginning at 6:45 a brass choir under the ...

Finding Faith: Uncomfortable truths

By Pastor Stuart Redcay Before becoming a pastor, I worked within the medical field. In medicine, the truth is generally not debated on the grounds of preference. When a doctor comes to the patient to inform them of a cancer diagnosis, rarely is that diagnosis rejected because the patient ...

First Baptist begins radio ministry

LOCK HAVEN — First Baptist Church of Lock Haven is starting a radio ministry Sunday morning Dec. 1. The thirty minute pre-record program will air each week at 7 a.m. on WBPZ 12.30 AM and 96.9 FM. Hear the Word will feature music, announcements, and a 15 minute devotional message from Pastor ...

Local Church Briefs

Thanksgiving Service this Sunday LOCK HAVEN — Clinton County Ministerium is holding their annual Community Thanksgiving Service on Sunday, Dec. 1. The service is graciously being hosted by the Salvation Army, 119 E. Church St., Lock Haven with Captain Dan and Captain Holly Johnson. ...

Finding Faith: Remember to be thankful

By DIANN BAXELY Before you read further I ask that you go to the kitchen and get a piece of bread. Go on, I’ll wait... Do you have your piece of bread? Good! Now think about how this piece of bread came to be in your hand. Your first answer might be that you bought the loaf at the ...

Aaron Kelly to perform at Dunnstown UM

DUNNSTOWN — On Sunday, Dec. 1 from 2 to 4 p.m., Aaron Kelly and his group will be presenting a concert at Dunnstown United Methodist Church. At the age of 16, Aaron sang his way into the top five of the American Idol Program on national television. He sang the National Anthem during the ...

Saint Joseph’s Catholic Academy adds softball to its athletic offerings

BOALSBURG — Saint Joseph’s Catholic Academy is excited to announce the addition of softball to its Spring athletic offerings Dr. Justin Rodkey, Saint Joseph’s Director of Athletics and Student Activities, is looking forward to this addition. “It’s an exciting day to be a part of ...

Local Church Briefs

St. Luke’s to hold Hanging of the Greens service FLEMINGTON — St. Luke’s United Church of Christ in Flemington will be preparing for Advent by having a Hanging of the Greens service at its 10:45 a.m. worship service this Sunday, Nov. 24. St. Luke’s series for Advent will be ...

Swissdale UMC holds Veteran’s dinner

PHOTO PROVIDED On Saturday, Nov. 9, the Lock Haven Parish of the United Methodist Church including Swissdale, Dunnstown and Liberty Churches, honored our veterans with a brunch and candle lighting ceremony. The candles were in remembrance of the deceased veterans from the Parish. Pictured are, ...

JSHS Boys’ Soccer Team help local Food Bank

PHOTO PROVIDED Jersey Shore Boys’ High School Soccer Team helped pack 500 boxes at St. John’s Lutheran Church on Thursday, Nov. 7. Team members include, back row from left, Luke Robinson, Elias Reibson, Matthew Buttorff, Parker Miller, Riley Welshans, Brandon Shrodo, Eric Bell, Luke ...

Deer stand sin

By Rev. Scott Garman A couple of weeks ago, I was blessed with the opportunity to be present for my oldest daughter’s first deer harvest. We were thankful for the opportunity to hunt on the private property of a friend in Lycoming County while seated comfortably on a two-person elevated ...

Interfaith Human Services announces Wishing Well Campaign

LOCK HAVEN — Interfaith Human Services, 251 Easterly Parkway, State College, announced the beginning of its annual Wishing Well Campaign from Nov. 29 to Dec. 23. The campaign supports IHS’s work to “strengthen families through financial stability.” Wishing Wells will be located at ...