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Religion

In US, a virus-era Ramadan presents obstacles, opportunities

ATLANTA (AP) — For Muslims in the United States, there is no other time more centered around gathering in congregation than the holy month of Ramadan. In every corner of the country, believers attend community iftar meals to break the fast and then pack neatly into tight rows for nightly ...

Making Mother’s Day special

A little boy watched, fascinated, as his mother gently rubbed cold cream on her face. “Why are you rubbing cold cream on your face, mommy?” he asked. “To make myself beautiful,” said his mother. A few minutes later, she began removing the cream with a tissue. “What’s the matter?” ...

Father Weary: Once married, always married

Editor’s note: This column is in response to Lyndon Stimeling’s Common Thoughts on the Word column that was published on the May 2 Religion page. Given the grand covenant that marriage is, divorce is generally prohibited by God to the partners, according to the Bible. Our Lord and Savior ...

Gospel Echoes host livestream

BELLEVILLE — The Gospel Echoes Team prison ministry will host a livestream presentation at 6:30 p.m., Monday, May 11. The presentation will include Gospel music by the Harvest Team, Mercy Road Team and New Life Team. special guest speaker Jerry Detweiler will be giving testimony to his ...

Rise above negativity to find new ‘normal’

Greetings, dear friends! I have been saying recently, “Here we are, together, alone — and alone, together.” Something kind of catchy about it, yet, it’s not quite as cute as I once thought. I wonder how many of us would say that we are alone, together? Togetherness seems to be a ...

Input sought for Sentinel’s annual book

LEWISTOWN — Churches of the Juniata Valley are asked to contribute to The Sentinel’s annual book project, which this year will focus on the churches of the Juniata Valley. Unlike previous books, this one is planned to include the present as well as the past. We know there’s no one who ...