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Area church briefs

August 27, 2016 SUNDAY Backpacks to be blessed AVIS — Avis United Methodist Church, 215 Prospect Ave., will have a blessing of the backpacks during the 10:15 a.m. worship service. more »»

Couple married for 59 years hold hands at death

August 27, 2016 SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — On Aug. 19, no doubt against hospital protocol, somebody pulled some strings and allowed Don and Margaret Livengood to share a room together in Intensive Care. more »»

Lesbian pastor, United Methodist Church agree to separation

August 27, 2016 EDGERTON, Kan. (AP) — A lesbian pastor has agreed to go on involuntary leave from her United Methodist Church in Edgerton to avoid a church trial over her sexual orientation. more »»

'Operation Overboard'

July 30, 2016 For some churches, a vacation Bible school is no big deal. more »»

A path toward healing

July 30, 2016 While I spent my four college years protesting apartheid in South Africa, dancing to the birth of rap and writing about the ’60s riots in Watts and Detroit, he justly stared me down and correctly... more »»

Walking with God

July 30, 2016 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 »»

Allow son to make his own mistakes

July 30, 2016 Q: Despite our best parenting efforts, our adult son has developed a talent for making dumb decisions and behaving irresponsibly. more »»

Tim LaHaye, author of the ‘Left Behind’ end-times novels, dies

July 30, 2016 The Rev. Tim LaHaye, co-author of the “Left Behind” series, a multimillion-selling literary juggernaut that brought end-times prophecy into mainstream bookstores, died Monday. He was 90. more »»

Area church briefs

July 30, 2016 SUNDAY Redeemed in concert Redeemed will perform during the 9 a.m. service at Heshbon Park United Methodist Church, 2898 Heshbon Road. more »»

VBS

July 30, 2016 JULY 31-AUG. 4 • Oval United Methodist Church, 6796 Route 44, Jersey Shore, will hold Are We There Yet? VBS for children ages 4 through eighth grade from 6-8 p.m. more »»

Local man to assist with refugee work in Greece

July 30, 2016 Due to continuing violence in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, there have been large numbers of people leaving these areas heading to Europe. more »»

Pope holds Mass celebrating Poland’s deep Catholic roots

July 30, 2016 CZESTOCHOWA, Poland (AP) — Pope Francis, visiting a shrine cherished by Poles, praised native son S. more »»

Lighthouse Camp shines

July 23, 2016 LAMAR — New restrooms, roof, platform stage and soon-to-be nursery are some of the improvements made in recent years at the Lamar Lighthouse Camp. more »»

Republican platform tacks right on social issues

July 23, 2016 CLEVELAND (AP) — The Republican Party has adopted what Christian conservatives cheered as the most conservative party platform ever, pushing the GOP decidedly to the right on abortion and gay rights... more »»

Looking for rest?

July 23, 2016 Some of you may be in a place of uncertainty, and may feel restless wondering if the thing or situation you are going through is ever going change. more »»

Walking with God

July 23, 2016 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 »»

Work on a stronger marriage

July 23, 2016 Q: Sometimes I feel that my wife and I spend so much time in our roles as Mom and Dad that we neglect our own relationship. more »»

Methodists elect 1st openly gay bishop in defiance of ban

July 23, 2016 SCOTTSDALE, Arizona (AP) — The Western district of the United Methodist Church has elected an openly gay bishop despite the denomination’s ban on same-sex relationships. The Rev. more »»

Alabama pastor elected as United Methodist bishop

July 23, 2016 MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A senior pastor in Montgomery was elected as a United Methodist bishop. Rev. more »»

Area church briefs

July 23, 2016 TODAY Ice cream fest slated Balls Mills United Methodist Church, 5941 Bloomingrove Road, Cogan Station, will hold a homemade ice cream festival from 4-7 p.m. Other food items also will be available. more »»

 
 
 

 

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