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Love is healing and empathy

February 21, 2015 Last weekend many people found ways to express love to someone special. Flowers, gifts of chocolates and greeting cards with statements about love mark this country’s Valentine’s Day. more »»

Walking with God

February 21, 2015 Institutional services The following institutional services are arranged for and reported by United Churches of Lycoming County: Sunday: County Prison, 1:45 and 3:15 p.m., the Rev. more »»

Area church briefs

February 21, 2015 TODAY Family-style dinner JERSEY SHORE — Oval Methodist Church, 6796 Route 44, will hold a family-style dinner from 4-7 p.m. featuring pork, hot dogs and sauerkraut. Eat-in or takeouts available. more »»

Churches offer Ash Wednesday rite for the on-the-go set

February 21, 2015 TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Pamela Amburgy usually attends church every Ash Wednesday to mark the beginning of Lent, but this year, the Tulsa banker’s schedule made going to a service nearly impossible. more »»

Bishop to speak at local Notre Dame Club prayer breakfast

February 21, 2015 Sunday, March 8, will be a special day for the Notre Dame Club of Greater Williamsport when it hosts a prayer breakfast at 10:45 a.m. at the Holiday Inn, 100 Pine St. more »»

Work to keep intimacy alive in marriage

February 21, 2015 Q: My fiance and I can’t to wait begin our new lives together. I’ll confess, though, that I’m afraid this excitement will wane into routine and familiarity — particularly with our sex life. more »»

Lenten services

February 21, 2015 Following is the schedule for Avis area church Lenten services: Sunday — Phelps Chapel UMC; March 1 — Woolrich UMC; March 8 — Dunnstown UMC; March 15 — Farrandsville UMC; March 22 — Swissdale UMC;... more »»

Pope walks in Ash Wednesday procession between Rome churches

February 21, 2015 ROME (AP) — Pope Francis walked in a solemn Ash Wednesday procession between churches on Rome’s ancient Aventine Hill, calling on people to humbly remember their human limits as faithful began their... more »»

German archdiocese of Cologne reveals $3.82 billion fortune

February 21, 2015 BERLIN (AP) — The Roman Catholic archdiocese of Cologne published financial accounts Wednesday, showing for the first time the full extent of its worldly wealth. more »»

Pope to new cardinals: Practice compassion, be open to all

February 21, 2015 VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday exhorted 20 new cardinals to reach out to all those who have been shunned, physically or spiritually, by the church or society. Celebrating Mass in St. more »»

Netanyahu calls for ‘massive’ Jewish immigration to Israel

February 21, 2015 JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is calling for the “massive immigration” of European Jews to Israel following the shooting attack outside a Copenhagen synagogue that kille... more »»

Minister dying of cancer 'richly happy'

February 14, 2015 LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — The Rev. Ted Dotts and his wife, Betty, make the same drive to Santa Fe, New Mexico, they’ve made dozens of times in the past. The family stops on a country road. more »»

Help! Where are the gifts in the church?

February 14, 2015 What are the five-fold ministries in the church? Are they really important for what God said in 2 Timothy 3:17 so that we will be equipped for complete work? So, I’m looking for the leaders: the... more »»

What love is made of

February 14, 2015 For starters: There are no perfect parents. It’s more than a full-time job to be what Bruno Bettelheim (and others) have called a good enough parent. more »»

UC pre-Lenten celebration Sunday

February 14, 2015 The Covenant Players, an international drama company, will share the message, “Making a Clean Sweep: What Do We Keep, Toss and Give Away to Get Ready for Lent?” as part of the 33rd annual countywide... more »»

Lenten services set

February 14, 2015 Antes Fort, Oriole United Methodist Charge 7 p.m. Wednesday Restored in Christ Lenten service schedule follows: NIPPENOSE VALLEY Feb. more »»

Walking with God

February 14, 2015 Institutional services The following institutional services are arranged for and reported by United Churches of Lycoming County: Sunday: County Prison, 1:45 and 3:15 p.m., the Rev. more »»

Eradicating poverty: There is much to learn and do!

February 14, 2015 (EDITOR’S NOTE: Faith Matters is a column written by the social concerns committee of the United Churches of Lycoming County. more »»

Area church briefs

February 14, 2015 TODAY-Feb. 21 Soup sale Nisbet United Methodist Church will take orders for a chicken-corn and ham-and-bean soup sale from today to Feb. 21. Cost is $6 a quart. Pickup will be from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. more »»

Pope urges cooperation on Vatican reform from cardinals

February 14, 2015 VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis urged his cardinals Thursday to cooperate in reforming the outdated and dysfunctional Vatican bureaucracy, saying the overhaul will help him govern the Catholic... more »»



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