Faith and Families: Religion Briefs

Healing Communities Training Day set April 13

The Pennsylvania Council of Churches has partnered with Healing Communities USA to offer a Healing Communities Training Day, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., April 13 at New Covenant United Church of Christ, 202 E. Third St.

This training is designed to assist individuals and churches in becoming better equipped to minister to those impacted by crime, including offenders, victims, and their families, starting with members of their own congregations.

Every congregation likely has members affected by crime; shame and stigma often prevent survivors from talking or seeking help. This training will help churches and organizations create a culture of safety and support for those healing from crime.

The workshop is led by Marty McCormick, a local Healing Communities trainer and volunteer prison chaplain.

Lunch, refreshments, and a training manual are provided. A small fee and pre-registration are required.

To register or for more information, email marty7210@gmail.com or phone 570-745-7210.

Phelps Chapel to show documentary Sunday

JERSEY SHORE – The documentary “Is Genesis History?” will be shown 6 p.m., Sunday, April 7, at Phelps Chapel, 68 Phelps Chapel Road, Jersey Shore, near the junction of routes 220 and 44 North.

The showing is free. Water and popcorn will be offered.

“Is Genesis History?” is a comprehensive documentary featuring scientists and scholars looking at the world and explaining how it intersects with the history recorded in Genesis.

From rock layers to fossils to lions to stars, this film may challenge and change the way of seeing the world. It shines light on human origins, providing an argument for Biblical Creation and the Flood.

Rescue Workers to hold auction on April 2

LAIRDSVILLE - In an effort to raise funds to support the life-changing work being done in our community, American Rescue Workers is hosting a charity auction on Tuesday, April 2.

Proceeds from the event fund American Rescue Workers’ outreach programs in Lycoming County, providing housing, food, clothing, and holistic support to as many as 70 shelter residents per day and over 500 members of the community each year.

Doors open at 2 p.m, and bidding begins at 4 p.m. at a new location, the Castellano Center for Community Outreach, 320 Park Ave., Williamsport.

The auction is held indoors. Chairs are provided

For more information about the auction, call or email Sam Astin at 570-323-8401 / sam@ arwwilliamsport.org. A complete list of merchandise can be viewed at www.auctionzip.com.

For more information about ways to support American Rescue Workers, see www.arwwilliam sport.org or call 570-323-8401.

Family Thrift Shop set at United Methodist

MONTOURSVILLE – Fairfield United Methodist Church plans a family thrift shop 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Friday, April 5, and 8 a.m. to noon, on Saturday, April 6.

All spring and summer items are half price. The church is located at 833 Fairfield Church Road, Montoursville.

Calvary Church hosts Heaven4Sure quartet

Calvary Church of the Nazarene is hosting the Heaven4Sure gospel Quartet Saturday April 13, 6 p.m. and Sunday April 14, 10:15 a.m.

The group is from Sadsburyville. These concerts are open to the public. We will receive a love offering.

For more information, call Pastor Lou Gatti 570-220-9211. The church is located at 3200 Lycoming Creek Road, Williamsport.