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Survivor of Alabama wreck that killed 8: ‘I’m not strong. My God is’

AUBURN, Ala. — A girls home director who was driving a van that crashed in Alabama, killing two of her own children, two nephews and four other youths, wept Thursday at a remembrance where she said religious faith has sustained her since the wreck. Standing before a crowd of hundreds, ...

Footsteps to Follow: A loving touch

In Mark 1:40-42, Jesus heals a man suffering from leprosy. After begging Jesus for help, verse 41 tells us “Jesus was filled with pity, and reached out and touched him” (GNT). Have you been missing the gift of touch during this COVID-19 Pandemic? We thank God that we are now able to safely ...

Will those who skipped church during pandemic return?

WALDOBORO, Maine — With millions of people having stayed home from places of worship during the coronavirus pandemic, struggling congregations have one key question: How many of them will return? As the pandemic recedes in the United States and in-person services resume, worries of a ...

Re-Creation to perform for free at New Covenant in Williamsport

Re-Creation, an entertainment group created in 1976 by Hugh Brooks, a former instructor at Penn State, will give a free concert at 7 p.m. July 18 at New Covenant United Church of Christ, 202 E. Third St., in the city. A good-will offering will be accepted. This year’s program, “Joyful,” ...

Footsteps to Follow: Experiencing adversity

Sometimes God allows us to experience adversity, to keep us from being too elated! I am not a pastor who believes that when you become a Christian your life will be so wonderful that you will not be able to contain yourself. In fact, my experience has been the opposite. I have found that if I ...