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Pope says he’s willing to study women deacons

May 14, 2016 VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis said Thursday he is willing to create a commission to study whether women can be deacons in the Catholic Church, signaling openness to letting women serve in ordaine... more »»

Area church briefs

May 14, 2016 SUNDAY Country gospel program TURBOTVILLE — Zion Lutheran Church, 39 Paradise St., presents the Joe Murray Band in concert at 6:30 p.m. A free-will offering will be taken. Prior to the show, at 5 p. more »»

City church rings in 150

May 7, 2016 Trinity Episcopal Church, 844 W. Fourth St., is celebrating its 150th anniversary throughout the year with outdoor services, choir reunions and a special lunch. During its 10 a.m. more »»

Encouraging moms

May 7, 2016 Tomorrow is Mother’s Day, and all over the country, flowers, cards, candy and meals will be given to the women who have given so much of themselves. more »»

Walking with God

May 7, 2016 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 »»

Beware Internet relationships

May 7, 2016 Q: I’ve connected with a young woman from another state on the Internet. We’ve talked a lot on the phone and are interested in exploring our relationship further, but so far we’ve never met in person. more »»

Lawsuit: Nevada worker fired for not accepting Scientology

May 7, 2016 LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Catholic woman fired from her job at a bottled water company led by a Nevada lawmaker has filed a federal lawsuit against the business, saying she was pressured to watch videos on... more »»

Area church briefs

May 7, 2016 TODAY Baked steak supper DuBoistown United Methodist Church, 133 Summer St., will hold a baked steak supper from 4-6 p.m. Cost is $9 for adults, $4.50 for children 3-10 and free for those under 3. more »»

Caring for your car, a ministry of love and auto parts

May 7, 2016 LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — At closing time last Saturday, on a day the car repair shop isn’t usually open, they were still working on brakes and waiting for parts and sweeping up. more »»

German Jews divided over fears of 1 million Muslim newcomers

May 7, 2016 BERLIN (AP) — When the leader of Germany’s Jews spoke out against the flow of Muslim migrants to Europe, a rabbinical student denounced his views as racist — and ignited a debate over whether Jews... more »»

Recalls this week

May 7, 2016 PLASTIC TRAPEZE RINGS DETAILS: The yellow plastic trapeze rings sold either as a separate component or as an attachment on several Rainbow-branded residential wooden playsets. more »»

Penn College campus ministry blooms

April 30, 2016 Tammey Aichner, the coordinator of the United Churches of Lycoming County United Campus Ministry at the Pennsylvania College of Technology, has seen great change over the course of three years. more »»

United Churches has busy week upcoming

April 30, 2016 The United Churches of Lycoming County has a busy week coming up as it will hold its first countywide Ecumenical Ascension Celebration at 7 p.m. more »»

Actions speak louder ...

April 30, 2016 Once again, the title of these articles each week is “Footsteps to Follow,” so allow me to reflect again on that theme. more »»

Walking with God

April 30, 2016 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

April 30, 2016 TODAY Rummage sale set Oak Grove Alliance Church, 1680 Fox Hollow Road, will hold a rummage sale from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and food will be available for purchase. more »»

Montoursville church provides monthly meals for seniors

April 23, 2016 For the past eight years, Montoursville Presbyterian Church has been providing meals and a place for fellowship for senior citizens. more »»

The myth of Passover

April 23, 2016 I’m not sure whether there is historical veracity to the story we Jews retell every year at Passover: That 600,000 Israelite slaves (along with a whole host of other folks that went along with them)... more »»

The spirituality of (un)leavened bread

April 23, 2016 Though the seder is the central ritual with which we celebrate Passover, some of the most important religious activity surrounding the holiday in fact precedes the festive evening meal. more »»



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