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Area church briefs

March 12, 2016 TODAY Ham dinner served WATSONTOWN — Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 10275 Route 44, between McEwensville and Turbotville, will hold a ham dinner from 4-6 p.m. more »»

UC food pantry under new director

March 5, 2016 When times are tough and money to buy groceries is difficult to come by, the United Churches of Lycoming County’s food pantry is one of several resources in the area ready to provide monthly... more »»

12 priests accused of sexual abuse served in Lock Haven and Renovo

March 5, 2016 On Tuesday it was announced by state Attorney General Kathleen Kane that two Catholic bishops who led a small Pennsylvania diocese helped cover up the sexual abuse of hundreds of children by more... more »»

Potential beauty of unity through diversity

March 5, 2016 Spring has all but arrived. Its due date is Sunday, March 20. In the meantime we wait and watch the sun (light) of day grow in strength. The dark shadows of night are waning. more »»

Walking with God

March 5, 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 »»

Clergy abuse hotline getting scores of calls after AG report

March 5, 2016 HARRISBURG (AP) — A clergy abuse hotline has gotten more than 100 calls in two days since the attorney general released a scathing report on a central Pennsylvania diocese. more »»

Saudi man gets 10 years, 2,000 lashes over atheist tweets

March 5, 2016 RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced a man to 10 years in prison and 2,000 lashes for expressing his atheism in hundreds of Twitter posts. more »»

Area church briefs

March 5, 2016 TODAY Baked steak supper DuBoistown United Methodist Church, 133 Summer St., will hold a baked steak supper from 4-6 p.m. Takeouts will be available from 3-4 p.m. only. Cost is $9 for adults, $. more »»

Woman's heart-felt ministry touches lives

February 13, 2016 There are times that God equips the called and then there are times that God calls the equipped for His purposes. more »»

Cultivating our love

February 13, 2016 “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrong. more »»

Walking with God

February 13, 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 »»

Don’t send wrong Valentine’s Day message

February 13, 2016 Q: Valentine’s Day was a lot of fun when I was a kid. But that was a more innocent time. more »»

Pope briefs priests: Don’t be smug, don’t judge sinners

February 13, 2016 VATICAN CITY (AP) — A specially-recruited group of priests received last-minute instructions from Pope Francis Tuesday before fanning out through the world to show a more merciful face of the... more »»

Alleged phony priest arrested for pope-trip swindle

February 13, 2016 LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who allegedly posed as a priest and officiated at Masses, funerals, confessions, and at least one marriage was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of selling thousands of dollars... more »»

Area church briefs

February 13, 2016 SUNDAY Lenten service slated AVIS — Avis United Methodist Church, 215 Prospect Ave., will hold a 4 p.m. service with Pastor Josh Wargo speaking on “Holy Week Witnesses.” Refreshments will fol. more »»

Pray without seething or seizing

February 13, 2016 (EDITOR’S NOTE: Faith Matters is a column written by the social concerns committee of the United Churches of Lycoming County. more »»

NBA All-Star Stephen Curry: ‘There’s more to me than just this jersey I wear’

February 13, 2016 KANSAS CITY, Mo. ( — Stephen Curry has quite a weekend ahead of him. more »»

Finding good in evil

February 6, 2016 The mass shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, made headlines last June. more »»

Obama says faith is ‘great cure’ for fear

February 6, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — Delivering his last annual sermon to Washington’s elite, President Barack Obama on Thursday warned of the corrosive impact of fear in public life and urged a bipartisan group of... more »»

Faith and obedience

February 6, 2016 Right before Christmas when I accidentally turned my hair an awful shade of greenish white because of a boxed hair dye blunder (for the third time this year), my friend from back home in Johnstown... more »»



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