Religion

Cremation: What does the Bible say

And he laid Him in a tomb which had been hewn out of the rock, and rolled a stone against the door of the tomb. Mark 16:46 I recently received a phone call asking if I would do an article on the subject of burial and cremation. What does the Bible have to say, what does it teach about the ...

Campers learned about transforming communities

MIFFLINBURG — Camp Mount Luther recently ended its summer camping season. Around 500 participants took part in programs during the eight-week session. Before campers arrived, the staff participated in two weeks of intense training. Upper Susquehanna Synod Bishop Barbara J. Collins installed ...

In order to find fulfillment, your family should take priority

Question: I’ve had a pretty successful life so far — solid career, married well, a couple of good kids, nice home, etc. But I don’t want to miss anything, so I’m asking other men for their best advice for the next, say, 20 years. What’s your take? Jim: I think the key is to ask ...

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MOPS offers resources for young moms

BELLEVILLE — Young mothers now have the opportunity to break their usual routine with an outreach ministry that offers an environment where they can feel encouraged and enjoy fellowship. Mothers of Preschoolers — or MOPS — is beginning its second year in operation at Big Valley Brethren ...

Lifting spirits through fellowship

The soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David and Jonathan loved him as his own soul. I Samuel 18:1 Several years ago I was cutting timber on a farm in the Millerstown area. As I was sawing logs apart one day, I was approached by a man who lived nearby. I recognized him as an old friend ...

Area churches offer VBS programs

Paintersville Christian and Missionary Alliance Church LEWISTOWN — Paintersville Christian and Missionary Alliance church is having “The Incredible Race Vacation Bible School” 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. Wednesday Aug. 14. The lessons are open to children from preschool to eighth grade. ...

Free dinner served every week to anyone who shows up

CHESTNUT HILL (AP) — Before she opened the door at St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church in Chestnut Hill, Judy Howard had been inside a house of worship only a few times in her life. She had gone through what she calls “one of those transitions we all hate.” Her partner had died. ...

Couple married 43 years can have impact

Question: My wife and I are both retired. We want to have an impact on younger generations, but we’re not sure how. We weren’t able to have children, and through most of our 43 years of marriage we’ve just quietly gone about our daily business. Neither of us finished college or ...

Historic church burns

AP photo This undated photo provided by the Diocese of Austin shows the Church of the Visitation in Westphalia, Texas. The historic rural Roman Catholic church that has served its surrounding Central Texas farming community for more than a century, burned to the ground Monday.