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Going to War

April 30, 2011 LEWISTOWN — Dilapidated houses, sewage running into the streams, extreme poverty — these are the things that local missions teams see in War. more »»

Birds bring new meaning to Easter

April 22, 2011 I write this article stealing glances at a pillar of our porch where two birds flit in and out where a nest once resided. It makes me sad. And it gives me hope. more »»

Juniata County churches support environmental, social palm sales

April 16, 2011 McALISTERVILLE — The palms used this Sunday in a handful of Juniata County churches are a little truer to the ones used in Jesus’ day. more »»

Volunteers complete new retreat center

March 25, 2011 From staff reports LAMAR — Krislund Camp and Conference Center recently celebrated the opening of a 4,000 square foot Fellowship Lodge for youth and adults throughout Central Pennsylvania. more »»

Opening doors

March 18, 2011 LEWISTOWN — For almost a decade, a Hispanic Bible study has wandered around the community without a place to call hom. more »»

Christians revive Turning Point substance abuse ministry

March 18, 2011 LEWISTOWN — A group of people who have been affected by drug or alcohol abuse have begun a new outreach to help local residents who are dealing with substance abuse problems. more »»

Church receives new lay minister

March 18, 2011 LEWISTOWN — For decades, pastor’s wife Narda Druckenmiller supported her husband’s ministries from the pew. more »»

Expanding the airwaves

March 11, 2011 BEAVER SPRINGS — After working with local radio stations for many years, technician Clint Heiser saw something missing in the central Pennsylvania airwaves — southern gospel music. more »»

Whisnants to headline WFBM benefit concert

March 11, 2011 BEAVER SPRINGS — Small town gospel radio is important to Jeff Whisnan. more »»

Giving back

March 5, 2011 LEWISTOWN — Sitting cross-legged in a circle on the floor, a group of girls from preschool to high school age giggle and clap as they sing, “Give me oil for my board, I’ll be surfin’ for the Lord. more »»

Native pastor called home

March 5, 2011 MILLERSTOWN — Juniata-county native and pastor Jeremy Kerstetter has found that following blindly into “new” territory just might lead you back home. more »»

JMS team to host creative arts day

February 26, 2011 RICHFIELD — A group of Juniata Mennonite School students are broadening the definition of worship both in their hometowns and across the U.S. more »»

New teaching career

February 18, 2011 REEDSVILLE — After several years of able supply pastors, an interim pastor and lay speakers, the members of the East Kishacoquillas Presbyterian Church have accepted a new full-time pastor. The Re. more »»

Small numbers, big hope

February 12, 2011 MIFFLINTOWN — The number 17 seems small when compared to tens of thousands. Yet, God has proven over and over again that faith, not numbers, makes the difference. more »»

Mission brings all kinds to church

February 12, 2011 LEWISTOWN — Pastor Scott Shreffler envisions the church as a group of different colored pieces of broken glass formed together to create a beautiful picture. more »»

School showcases opportunities for mission projects close to home

February 5, 2011 BELLEVILLE — Whether it is helping an elderly neighbor with laundry or cleaning up a public park, missions opportunities often take little more than a step out the door. more »»

Youth leaders share fun, Gospel

January 21, 2011 COCOLAMUS — Highway 35 Student Ministries is setting out to prove that being a Christian does not mean you can’t have a good time, too. more »»

Accepting the role

January 15, 2011 McALISTERVILLE — Music ministry was not a choice at first for local gospel singer Jeremy Goodling. At age 14, a youth leader pushed the shy young man into singing bass with a church quartet. more »»

Mifflintown Hispanic Catholics mark Virgin Mary’s Mexican appearance

January 15, 2011 MIFFLINTOWN — The celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe is a centurys-old tradition for Hispanic Catholics around the world. more »»

Local churches announce Christmas Eve services

December 23, 2010 The following area Christmas services have been scheduled: ¯ Lewistown area United Methodist churches — community Christmas service with candlelight and Holy Communion at 7 p.m. Dec. more »»



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