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July 5, 2014 SUNDAY Weaver Believers to perform LAMAR — The Weaver Believers, a Gospel bluegrass group from Georgia, will perform at 7 p.m. at The Lamar Lighthouse Camp, Route 6. more »»

Vacation Bible School

July 5, 2014 JULY 6-10 WATSONTOWN — Watsontown United Methodist Church, 1319 Eighth St., will hold Go Fish Guys SHINE VBS from 6-8:30 p.m. The registration form may be found on the church website www. more »»

Local Lutherans call for repeal of fracking loopholes

July 5, 2014 SELINSGROVE — On the recommendation of a bipartisan task group, the Upper Susquehanna Synod Assembly of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) voted on June 20 to call for all... more »»


June 28, 2014 As we approach the July 4 anniversary celebration of our nation, I pen my annual politically oriented newslette. more »»

Islam, a religion of peace and submission to Almighty God

June 28, 2014 Different people have different ideas and impressions about Islam due to existing world conditions. Islam is a continuation of the monolithic belief and was preached by Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h. more »»

Walking with God

June 28, 2014 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 »»

Older woman asks about dating a younger man

June 28, 2014 Q: I’m a single woman and have a mutual interest in getting to know a man who’s eight years younger than I am. This feels strange because other guys I’ve dated have been closer to my own age. more »»

Vatican: Many Catholics ignore teachings on sex

June 28, 2014 VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican conceded Thursday that most Catholics reject its teachings on sex and contraception as intrusive and irrelevant and officials pledged not to “close our eyes to... more »»

Area church briefs

June 28, 2014 TODAY Elevation ceremony set An elevation ceremony celebrating the journey of Charles V. Daniels from pastor to bishop will be held at 4 p.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 527 Park Ave. more »»

Vacation Bible School

June 28, 2014 JUNE 29-JULY 3 ALBA — First Christian Church, Route 14, will hold SonTreasure Island VBS from 6-8:30 p.m. for preschool children to those who have finished sixth grade. more »»

JULY 14-18 Summer musical camp set

June 28, 2014 St. John’s School of the Arts, 2101 Newberry St., will hold a one-week summer musical day camp “Joyful Noise: God of this City!” for children age 9-14 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. July 14-18. more »»

1st-time mission trip impresses local woman

June 21, 2014 When local resident and recent Misericordia University graduate Ann Kaufman heard about the university’s mission trip to Guyana, in northern South America, she knew she wanted to be a part of i. more »»

Feasting upon the ‘Gift’

June 21, 2014 By the Rev. BOB WALLACE Special to the Sun-Gazette The invitation read: Come As You Are. You are to be a special guest at a festive feast. Please grace us with your presence. more »»

Walking with God

June 21, 2014 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

June 21, 2014 TODAY Strawberry Festival AVIS — Garman Lutheran Church, 1779 Sulphur Run Road off Pine Creek Exit, will hold a strawberry festival from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. more »»

Vacation Bible School

June 21, 2014 TODAY A one-day VBS and soccer camp will be held by Garden View Baptist Church and Buchanan Baptist from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at Garden View’s fellowship field, 1600 Doris Ave. more »»

2014 UMC pastoral changes

June 21, 2014 The following pastoral appointment changes have been announced for the Williamsport District of the United Methodist Church, effective July 1: Pastors leaving the Williamsport District: • Rev. more »»

Ministry seeks people for mentoring program

June 21, 2014 MILTON — JMeg Ministries Inc. is seeking individuals with a heart for people and a heart to serve others through its mentoring program — The Jeremiah Projec. more »»

Hearts, Hands and Paws

June 14, 2014 Pets and humans raised their voices together in worship for a unique service last Saturday. more »»

Who benefits the most?

June 14, 2014 (EDITOR’S NOTE: Faith Matters is a column written by the social concerns committee of the United Churches of Lycoming County. more »»



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