Meadville congregation ‘WOW-ing’ on Wednesdays

Posted November 24, 2014

Call it the “WOW factor.” For two years, the Church of the Redeemer in Meadville, PA, has been holding a Worship on Wednesday (or WOW) service that ministers to people in the area with developmental disabilities. The mid-week service began with less than 20 people coming through the doors and has blossomed into a weekly…

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Olney spreading some ‘sonshine’ on area youth

Posted November 7, 2014

No matter the weather, the First Presbyterian Church of Olney is bringing some “sonshine” to youngsters in the northeast Philadelphia area. One Saturday a month, the church is opening its doors to elementary school-aged children in its neighborhood for a program called “Sonshine Stations: Promoting a Peaceful Planet.” The activity engages children ages 6-11 in…

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Nickleville finds its niche on Tuesday mornings

Posted November 14, 2014

If the Rev. Sue Montgomery had her way, the service she leads on Sunday mornings at Nickleville Presbyterian Church would include the same people she ministers to on Tuesday mornings. But for one reason or another, that’s just not possible at this time. Through it all, however, Montgomery has put together a lasting ministry that…

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Home Runs for Hunger another hit in 2014

Posted November 14, 2014

Andrew McCutcheon contributed 10 times. So did Neil Walker. Gabby Sanchez helped out once. And even Travis Ishikawa, who doesn’t play with the Pittsburgh Pirates anymore, had a swing worth $100 in 2014. The Pittsburgh Pirates recently wrapped up another successful season that included a second straight trip to the postseason. Along the way, the…

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Kibben at the helm for U.S. Navy Chaplains

Posted November 12, 2014

Margaret Grun Kibben knew as an eighth-grader what she wanted to do with the rest of her life. “I watched him (her youth pastor at the time, Blair Monie) and really enjoyed what he brought, and I felt a very strong call to be a minister,” Kibben recalled. That was roughly 40 years ago. Since…

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