Religion

Church takes on second pastor

McALISTERVILLE — For the first time in the 25 year history of Good News Lutheran Brethren Church, there are two pastors ministering. In addition to Senior Pastor Mike Edwards, Marc Sperlich has been hired to fulfill the position of Associate Pastor of Mission and Discipleship at the church, ...

Speak as the oracles of God

Editor’s note: This is the 13th and final installment of the “Oracles” series by Lyndon Stimeling. A new series will be published in coming weeks. We have been looking at problems in the local church brought on by overzealous authoritarian type individuals in church leadership. With ...

Pastors teach ‘love languages’ as they pertain to youth

McALISTERVILLE — Trinity Lutheran and Lost Creek Presbyterian Churches invite parents of children and teenagers in and around McAlisterville to come together for a study of Gary Chapman’s “The Five Love Languages,” as they apply to parenting. The premise of the book is that children ...

The Inside Story

Submitted photo Beavertown God’s Missionary Church held its Christmas program ‘Rejected: The Inside Story’ Sunday through Tuesday.

A wish list for Santa

Dear Santa, I’m singing, “Do you remember me? I sat upon your knee. I wrote to you with childhood fantasies. Well, I’m all grown up now, and still need help somehow. I’m not a child, but my heart still can dream. So, here’s my life-long list, my grown up Christmas list. Not for ...

Religion calendar

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Local church hosts unique nativity

Many of us are familiar with the beloved Christmas carol “Oh, Little Town of Bethlehem.” “O little town of Bethlehem How still we see thee lie Above thy deep and dreamless sleep The silent stars go by Yet in thy dark streets shineth The everlasting light The hopes and fears ...

Who am I?

When you think of Christmas, you think of a baby being born. When you think of a birth of a baby, you think of a beginning, for life begins when a baby is born. And there is a sense in which that is true. The baby born in Bethlehem was a beginning. It was the beginning of the incarnate God ...

Pastor hopes for more community involvement

MIFFLINTOWN — A new pastor at New Life Assembly Church of God hopes to make the church the focal point of the community. Pastor Jeffrey Henry‘s first service was Dec. 2 and has already broadened the church’s online presence, by beginning to add a website and social media pages. “Our ...