Religion

Sentinel photo by BUFFIE BOYER
For 64 years, First United Methodist Church in Lewistown has hosted an annual spring rally. The event features singing, guest speakers and, in recent years, a meal before the service.

Past, present, future

LEWISTOWN — It may be hard to imagine Lewistown as a hub of activity, but the annual United Methodist Men’s Rally at one time brought 600 to 700 men to the church on the corner of Third and Dorcas streets. “Historically, it started before I was in the area,” said David McCachren, a ...

‘Love ya 4-EVA’

I love you. I am of the belief we don’t say this enough. If we do say it, we need to mean what we say. Frankly, our love pales in comparison to God’s love. In fact, our love needs to step up its game big time. If you think differently, then you must be living in a cave. The unrest and ...

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Couple to take church’s ministries to Kenya

BELLEVILLE — A local couple will deliver their church’s ministry directly to Kenya. Quill and Ann Kanagy, of Locust Grove Mennonite Church in Belleville, recently returned from a trip to Eldoret, Kenya, and are now working to raise awareness for children and women in need. During their ...

Truth is not ‘user friendly’

Making the church “user friendly” has become the focus of some well-meaning church growth material. This idea includes changing formats, content and styles in order to make the church “attractive” to outsiders. Somehow, we have come to a place where offering people what they want ...

Religion calendar

Editor’s note: To submit a nonprofit announcement to The Sentinel’s Religion section, contact Julianne Cahill at 248-6741 or by email at jcahill@lewistownsentinel. com. Items also may be faxed to 248-3481 or sent to The Sentinel, 352 Sixth Street, Lewistown, PA 17044. Items should arrive to ...

Strive to be like Margaret

When a rattlesnake vibrates its rattles, a warning is being sent. “I’m upset. You’re too close. You are in danger. I may strike at you.” Strangely, I have witnessed black rat snakes vibrate their tails too, except they are harmless for the most part. I bumped into a rattlesnake at the ...

Religion calendar

Editor’s note: To submit a nonprofit announcement to The Sentinel’s Religion section, contact Julianne Cahill at 248-6741 or by email at jcahill@lewistownsentinel.com. Items also may be faxed to 248-3481 or sent to The Sentinel, 352 Sixth St., Lewistown, PA 17044. Items should arrive to The ...

Local pastor organizing palm order

It’s time to start thinking about Lent and Easter. An important part of that observance is Palm Sunday, when churchgoers wave palm branches to remember how the crowds welcomed Jesus into Jerusalem. Did you know that your Palm Sunday celebration can help Christians in Guatemala and Mexico ...

Everyone needs a friend

I just got done praying with a guy and was walking back to my truck when I saw another gentleman walking across the street. I said, “Hello sir, how are you?” He looked at me and said, “Do I know you?” I said, “I am not sure, you look familiar. What’s your name?” He ...