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South Williamsport – A gift from his grandparents when he was three years old turned into a lifelong love for Matt McCarrier. He recalls receiving his first plastic blow mold holiday figurines 27 years ago. “My grandparents gave me a snowman and a Santa face when I was three years old,” said…

Advent greetings! This time before Christmas, Advent, is for the preparation of our hearts and souls to receive Christ Jesus, not to exhaust ourselves mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Christmas is to be a time of joy, love, and peace, not something to be dreaded because of …


Food pantries, community shelters and churches are providing Thanksgiving meals to community members in need of fellowship, food, and friends over the holiday. Check out our list of local meals below: 

Faith-based institutions and nonprofit organizations will be eligible for grants to boost security at their facilities under a new law approved by the General Assembly and signed by the governor.

Over the past several years, there has been great interest and concern for people who are defined as religiously non-affiliated. My interest lies in the numbers of non-affiliated people in the United States who were identified in studies by the Pew Research Center.

He leaned over me for the um-teenth day in a row, needle in hand. He was poking my sore, sick body with one more injection of what was then an adult dosage of penicillin. As was my habit, I wailed loudly and then lay there listless and restless. My body of less than two years was filled with…

Women in northcentral Pa. join a worldwide initiative this Friday, known as World Community Day. Focusing on the message of global peace and justice, women of faith are called to reach beyond their Christian denomination to brothers and sisters who are Muslim, Buddhist, Jewish, or practicing…

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are recognized by all faiths as the most significant holidays observed by Jews. Days after praying and meditating for forgiveness by God and humanity, the “next” holiday begins. This holiday is Sukkoth (Tabernacles).

During my darkest hours, I have experienced that God often provides a tangible symbol of hope, some object whose beauty attracts me. One significant token for me has been the delicate angel-shaped gingko leaf whose lush green of summer blazes into vibrant yellow in the fall.

Three CROP Walks will take place in Lycoming County this Sunday, October 13, to raise funds for people in need locally and internationally. The goal is to have 200 walkers and raise $15,000.

Every year, the air begins to turn crisp, scattered leaves crunch under our feet, children return to school, and routines begin to stabilize. It's at this time that apples are at their ripest, ready to be picked.


There’s something in the rumble of motors, the shiny gleam of metal, and the thousands of people streaming by on motorcycles waving the American flag that kicks your heart into overdrive. The 9/11 mortorcycle ride is emotional, patriotic, and now in its 18th year, is gaining steam with each …


The Lycoming County United Way’s mission is to mobilize the collective resources of our community to change lives by fighting for the health, education, financial stability, and basic needs of every person in every community. In simplest terms, they partner with community agencies who offer …

Williamsport – United Churches of Lycoming County is hosting a Community Prayer Vigil at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at St. Luke Lutheran Church, 1400 Market Street in Williamsport. United Churches invites all who desire, to gather on the lawn in front of the church.

A Montoursville Area High School student is traveling to remote and impoverished areas of the Dominican Republic, specifically the region of Santiago, with the Greenview Alliance Church this week to perform mission work and provide assistance to those in need.