“Part of humor and making things unexpected in church at times is part of listening for God because he arrives in unexpected ways and unexpected times. If you have everything planned out and thought out and it’s always the same, you’re not really doing a very good job of preparing people to find God.”
– Pastor Taylor Camerer, Northway PC

 

What’s so funny? The Bible, says Pastor Taylor Camerer

People don’t normally associate humor with the Bible, especially around the Easter season. Pastor Taylor Camerer isn’t one of those people.Taylor Camerer

An eight-week pulpit supply pastor at Northway Presbyterian Church in Williamsport, PA, Taylor began his two-month stay on the Sunday after Easter with a sermon that was called “Bright Sunday.” Taking ideas from “Holy Humor Sunday” in which some pastors use as an opportunity to dress in costumes for a light-hearted Sunday worship, Taylor didn’t go quite that far in his very first Sunday at Northway PC. Instead, he just preached about how humor is very much a part of the Bible and how it should be embraced.

To read more about “Bright Sunday” at Northway PC, click here.


A stitch in time doing plenty at Bald Eagle United PC

American troops are involved. So are women recovering from breast cancer and newborn chilPrayer Shawls1dren. Guys in their leather jackets on Harley-Davidson motorcycles are pitching in, too. What was originally taken as a leap of faith seven years ago has quickly grown into something very special at Bald Eagle United Presbyterian Church in Mill Hall, PA.

The church’s Prayer Shawl Ministry is in its seventh year and has grown immensely from its humble beginnings. Originally created to knit shawls to give comfort to those facing surgery or other hardships, the ministry now includes everything from prosthesis to “Pocket Prayer Shawls for Troops” to “Pretty Pockets,” which are given to people who are coming home from the hospital with post-surgical drains.

To read more about this incredible ministry, click here.


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