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Religion

Sesquicentennial: Hepburn Baptist Church celebrates 150 years in the community

The Hepburn Baptist Church is celebrating its 150th anniversary, beginning with its annual outdoor service this Sunday, Sept. 11. Celebration events will continue with a concert by local band Redeemed at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17. A memorial group photo will be taken at 10 a.m. on Sunday, ...

Footsteps to Follow: Supplications and intercessions

The Epistle lesson for Sunday, Sept. 18, focuses on I Timothy 2:1-7. The books of I Timothy and II Timothy were two of the last letters written by the Apostle Paul while he was in Rome. Shortly thereafter he faced death by beheading. In the book, he referred to God as “Savior.” Paul saw ...

Faith Matters: Wanting the best for each other

When I walk around my neighborhood, I think about the families living in the houses and lift them up to God, wanting the best for them. On most of our walks, one or more of our neighbors are outside and say hello and sometimes chat a bit. These walks, several times a day, benefit our dog ...

Rep. Perry presides over forum on preventing violence in churches

Next to nothing was said about people arming themselves or using force to prevent and protect against violent attacks on their church, synagogue or mosque. Rather, the ideal solution involves identifying and understanding people who are struggling and at risk of turning violent, and providing ...

Footsteps to Follow: The Visitation and baseball

Many of us are blessed during the summer, and this year especially blessed, as pandemic restrictions have loosened, to be able to make trips to see family and friends. As a Catholic, I have a devotion to praying the rosary. I feel a special mystery from the rosary that always comes to my ...

Faith Matters: The pledge

In the greater Williamsport area, we note a wonderful mix of individuals from many diverse backgrounds from around the globe who find either a permanent or temporary home in our community. During our Little League week, it is so heartwarming to see such a spirit of joy, unity, and good ...