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Area church briefs

April 30, 2016 TODAY Rummage sale set Oak Grove Alliance Church, 1680 Fox Hollow Road, will hold a rummage sale from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and food will be available for purchase. more »»

Montoursville church provides monthly meals for seniors

April 23, 2016 For the past eight years, Montoursville Presbyterian Church has been providing meals and a place for fellowship for senior citizens. more »»

The myth of Passover

April 23, 2016 I’m not sure whether there is historical veracity to the story we Jews retell every year at Passover: That 600,000 Israelite slaves (along with a whole host of other folks that went along with them)... more »»

The spirituality of (un)leavened bread

April 23, 2016 Though the seder is the central ritual with which we celebrate Passover, some of the most important religious activity surrounding the holiday in fact precedes the festive evening meal. more »»

Walking with God

April 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 Re. more »»

Orthodox Christians prep for Pascha

April 23, 2016 Some 200 million Orthodox Christians throughout the world will celebrate the Resurrection of Christ this year on May 1. They more commonly refer to it as Holy Pascha, the Greek word for “Passover. more »»

Jewish family makes claims to prized Passover manuscript

April 23, 2016 JERUSALEM (AP) — The grandchildren of one of the earliest Jewish victims of the Nazis are laying claim to a jewel of Israel’s top museum: the world’s oldest illustrated Passover manuscript. more »»

Area church briefs

April 23, 2016 SUNDAY Community water baptism A community water baptism will be held from 5-7 p.m. at the Williamsport YMCA, 641 Walnut S. more »»

Pastor honored for 25 years at Loyalsock Township church

April 23, 2016 On Feb. 21, Emmanuel Baptist Church celebrated K. David Bixler’s 25th anniversary as its pastor. Among the special speakers were the Rev. Nathan Snode, Bixler’s son-in-law, and the Revs. more »»

Mormon mission

April 16, 2016 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a branch of Christianity that many people have heard of but are not well-versed i. more »»

Mormon leader announces plans for 4 new temples

April 16, 2016 SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced plans April 3 for four new temples on the final day of a church conference in Salt Lake City. more »»

Hopoate’s Mormon faith comes first: No Sunday NRL matches

April 16, 2016 Like many Mormon athletes before him, Australian rugby league star Will Hopoate felt he had to choose between playing matches on a Sunday, or make himself unavailable. more »»

One day at a time

April 16, 2016 “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the differenc. more »»

Walking with God

April 16, 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. more »»

Mormon official: Church is expanding

April 16, 2016 OREM, Utah (AP) — A public affairs official for the Mormon church says it is expanding its boundaries more than restricting them. more »»

Ohio House OKs bill allowing student religious expression

April 16, 2016 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio proposal that would broaden protections for students’ religious expression in schools has passed the House. more »»

Former NY church finance manager convicted in theft of $240,000

April 16, 2016 ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A former church finance manager has been convicted of stealing about $240,000 from a Rochester church. more »»

Area church briefs

April 16, 2016 SUNDAY Tim Schramm Trio performing Community Sacred Music Performances of Faxon-Kenmar United Methodist Church, 1801 Clayton Ave. more »»

Parents, accept shortcomings

April 16, 2016 Q: Sometimes I feel like a complete failure as a paren. more »»



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