Monthly Archives: January 2015

Group at First PC (Pottstown) enjoying their faith and nature

Posted January 15, 2015

Is there a better place to enjoy God’s gifts than to be out among them? If you ask Mike Deegan, he’ll quickly say “No.” Four years ago, Deegan connected with First Presbyterian Church in Pottstown, a congregation with which his father had been a lifetime member. Within a year of becoming a member, Deegan organized…

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Overbrook houses T-shirt ‘Memorial to the Lost’

Posted January 27, 2015

Last year, 203 people were killed by guns in Philadelphia. To put that number into perspective, the entire country of Japan averages less than 50 gun deaths per year. Places like Germany, Italy and France average less than 150 homicides by guns in a year, and Canada is under 200. On the other hand, the…

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Forum helps educate Williamsport community on racial issues

Posted January 20, 2015

The Rev. Sam Hwang feels strongly that things like racial justice should be part of sermons on a Sunday morning. And in the wake of the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., the preacher at First Presbyterian Church in Williamsport hasn’t been shy about sharing his feelings on the subject. “It’s on TV all the time. Everyone’s…

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Olivet PC garden grows into a community-wide mission

Posted January 13, 2015

Growing with the gifts God has given us. It’s the underlying message congregations try to convey to their worshippers on Sunday mornings. It’s also the root to what Olivet Presbyterian Church near Philadelphia accomplished last year in its own side yard. With concerns about childhood hunger in the Prospect Park area, Olivet PC decided it…

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Mars group does out-of-this-world work in New Jersey

Posted January 6, 2015

Paris is not a short drive to New Jersey. Neither is Mars for that matter. And Paris and Mars look nothing like Brigantine, N.J., but these days the resemblance is a little closer thanks to the work that was done by several congregations from these western Pennsylvania communities during the summer of 2014. Old Union…

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