Religion

Festivalgoers celebrate 40th anniversary

MOUNT UNION — Multiple thousands of people from all over the northeast traveled this week down dirt roads to Agape Farm near Mount Union to attend the anticipated Creation Festival. In its 40th year, organizers said attendance was up from previous years, with people traveling as far as ...

Prescription for successful marriage

Edward Burke wrote, “The Christian religion, by confining marriage to pairs, and rendering the relationship indissoluble has by these two things done more toward the peace, happiness, settlement and civilization of the world, than by any other part in this whole scheme of divine wisdom.” ...

Church-run pantry continues to serve local community

LEWISTOWN — Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard served more than 3,600 local individuals in 2017 and its organizers hope to continue to improve services to those in need. The pantry, which is organized by St. Mark’s Episcopal Church and operates solely on donations and by volunteers, released its ...

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Vacation Bible School

¯Locust Run United Methodist Church, located on William Penn Highway between Thompsontown and Mifflintown, will hold Vacation Bible School 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 8 to 12. The theme is “One Way Cafe: Taste and See That the Lord is Good.” The program includes stories, games, crafts and ...

Joy through tragedy

RICHFIELD — Lesa Brackbill was not sure she was ready to write a book about losing her daughter to Krabbe disease before her second birthday. Two years later, and Brackbill’s book, “Even So, Joy: Our Story Through Heartbreak, Hope and Triumph,” is now available online and at Guardian ...

Pursuit of the Trinity

Editor’s note: This is the second installment of the two-part sermon by the Rev. Dr. James Barnes. The first part was published in the July 18 edition of The Sentinel. He came initially for the purpose of writing the New Testament, understand? The revelation originates with God. God ...

Vacation Bible School

¯Allensville Church invites children to “Shipwrecked,” Vacation Bible School, from June 17 to 21. During the program, children will discover that Jesus rescues them. They will participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play team-building games, eat treats, ...

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Editor’s note: To submit a nonprofit announcement to The Sentinel’s Religion section, contact Erin Thompson at (717) 248-6741 or by email at ethompson@lewistownsentinel.com. Items also may be faxed to (717) 248-3481 or sent to The Sentinel, 352 Sixth Street, Lewistown, PA 17044. Items ...

Geisinger welcomes first chaplain

LEWISTOWN—Sueellen Lewis, of Mifflinburg, said she became a chaplain because “meeting people and helping them through challenging times is truly a fulfilling experience.” Lewis was recently appointed the first chaplain at Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital in the facility’s 110-year ...