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Religion

Celebrating 20 years of Sojourner Truth Ministry

sojourner is defined as “a person or group residing, either temporarily or permanently, in a community and place that is not primarily their own and is dependent on the ‘good-will’ of that community for their continued existence.” Since it began, Sojourner Truth Ministry has seen many ...

Residents fight to preserve historic Black church in LA

LOS ANGELES — On a recent Sunday, about 10 people sat outside the steps of the boarded-up First Baptist Church of Venice, a century-old congregation that, to many, remains a symbol of the thriving Black population that once existed in the seaside town of Los Angeles. They discussed ...

Footsteps to Follow: We are all in this together

For over a year, COVID-19 has held us hostage and threatened our existence. We have all experienced the horror of this virus. All our lives have been forever changed. With the pandemic continuing and large numbers suffering from it, I am reminded of three essential truths about life in the ...

Memorial event to be held at Yasui Peace Tower in Williamsport

The Christian Social Concerns Committee of the United Churches of Lycoming County will host an event at the Yasui Peace Tower at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6, to mark the Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, bombings of 1945. The tower, at the corner of Pine Street and Little League Boulevard in the city, ...

Church celebrates 120 years

Carsontown Community Church, 7951 Little Pine Creek Road, Waterville, is celebrating its 120th anniversary on Sunday, Aug. 1, with a 9:30 a.m. service. The service will include a hymn sing as well as a chance for people to share remembrances. Fellowship, refreshments and a memorabilia display ...

White Hall Baptist Church, Danville, welcomes new pastor

The Rev. John McCarty has joined White Hall Baptist Church as its new pastor, with an installation service held July 25. McCarty began ministry at White Hall Baptist Church, Danville, in late November 2020, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. He was raised in Delaware, then graduated from ...