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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 ...

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 ...