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Williamsport -- Join the City Alliance Church on Christmas Eve as they host a service dedicated to celebrating the birth of King Jesus! With intentionally curated music and scripture passages, they will reflect on and celebrate the news of Jesus' arrival. Service times are 4 and 6 p.m. on Ch…

We all might be familiar with one of the songs of the season that says, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” But have you ever considered the wonder of it all, especially since so many people are facing hardships, sickness, poverty, and other obstacles in their lives. The question the…

Each year as we gather for our Christmas Eve service, our opening hymn is the familiar carol, “O Come All Ye Faithful.” Many other churches, regardless of denomination, have the same tradition. “Adeste Fideles,” a traditional carol, is credited to John Francis Wade and translated by Frederic…

Since I retired as Executive Director of United Churches of Lycoming County, one of my joys is looking through “stuff” I have been meaning to go through for a while. There are things I had completely forgotten about and things I had put away to enjoy again.

God has blessed us with our senses, and in science class, we were taught about our five main senses: sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch. According to R. S. Feldman’s book called Understanding Psychology, there are parameters or absolute thresholds listed for these senses:  

Williamsport, Pa. -- City Alliance Church is currently doing a Sunday sermon series on overcoming a toxic world. City Alliance Church believes scripture has a lot to say about overcoming a toxic world.

Williamsport, Pa. – It has been 95 years since famed magician and escape artist Harry Houdini died in 1926 on Halloween day. A couple of years before his death Houdini came to Williamsport. 

Prayer is so important that one of Jesus’ disciples requested, “Lord, teach us to pray” (Luke 11:2-4 NIV). It was not enough to watch Jesus pray and just do as He did. Jesus also gave detailed instructions in Matthew 6:5-13. Prayer is important for many reasons; one is that it affects the qu…

The days between the early buds of spring and the turning of the leaves in autumn were the only season my father and I had together. The medical community of that era could neither diagnose his illness, nor find a remedy for it. He lingered in the hospital for 28 days. Being a man of faith, …

Every year, when the month of Elul begins and the shadows of fall become visible, we think of the High Holy Days. Last year at this time, as the Hebrew calendar year of 5781 was approaching, we wished our loved ones, friends, and acquaintances a “Shana Tova Umetukah,” a Happy and Sweet New Year.

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Tammey Aichner, executive director of United Churches of Lycoming County.

In order to understand Reform Judaism at its best, we can study the life of one person, Rabbi Leo Baeck.  Baeck served as a rabbi for the Jewish community of Germany before and during the Holocaust. As a prominent rabbi, he declined offers from Jews outside of Germany to help him escape the …

When I was younger, our school participated in the Presidential Fitness Challenge.