RELIGION
Clarks Green Assembly of God celebrates Easter season with ‘Path to the Cross’ musical

CLARKS GREEN — The “Path to the Cross” musical, presented Friday and Saturday, March 18 and 19 at Clarks Green Assembly of God, began with Jesus’ baptism, leading the audience through biblical highlights of his life, pausing at his death by crucifixion and ending in celebration of his resurrection. The stories were told in song […]

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Abington area resident John Baldino makes profession to the Secular Franciscan Order

PITTSTON — Alongside three other candidates for profession, and surrounded by friends and relatives who have supported him throughout his life and in his formation, John Baldino, OFS, made his lifelong profession to the Secular Franciscan Order on Sunday, Feb. 21. The profession took place during Holy Mass in the Chapel at St. Joseph Oblates […]

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Summit University of Pennsylvania to host Minister’s Enrichment Day

SOUTH ABINGTON TWP. — Summit University of Pennsylvania will host Minister’s Enrichment Day from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. April 5 in the Stowell Seminary Building on campus. The event is aimed at equipping ministry professionals, their spouses and others pursuing full-time ministry with insights in how best to exegete culture biblically for ministry effectiveness. […]

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Marywood University to host second lecture on Pope Francis’s Encyclical Letter

SCRANTON — Marywood University’s campus ministry office, the science department, and the theology department will host the second lecture in the series on Pope Francis’s Encyclical Letter, Laudato Si (Praised Be You): A Conversation on the Care of “Our Common Home,” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 2 in the Swartz Center Room B, in the […]

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Parker Hill Church hosts Night to Shine prom for people with special needs

DICKSON CITY — Parker Hill Community Church was alive with music, activity and excitement on Friday evening, Feb. 12, as approximately 100 honored guests and more than three times that number in volunteers filled the city campus for an evening they are unlikely to forget. At Night to Shine, a prom for people with special […]

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Parker Hill Church to host Tim Tebow Foundation’s Night to Shine prom for people with special needs at Dickson City campus

DICKSON CITY — Zak Kongvold, 21, of East Benton is the oldest of four siblings. He loves music, football and people. A volunteer door greeter at Parker Hill Church, Dickson City campus, he was described by Jared Brandon, the church’s director of communications, as possibly “the friendliest, most enthusiastic person at our church.” Kongvold was […]

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Hearts on Fire Valentine’s Dinner at Heritage Baptist Church in Clarks Summit to benefit 2016 Ecuador Missions Team

Hearts on Fire Valentine’s Dinner will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13 at Heritage Baptist Church, 415 Venard Road, Clarks Summit. Proceeds from the event, which will feature a full-course meal, chocolate fountain, relaxing music and more, will benefit the 2016 Ecuador Missions Team, a group of high school students dual-enrolled at Summit […]

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South Abington Twp. author, storyteller Sherry Boykin shares her journey of faith, from NYC to Amazon jungle to NEPA

CLARKS SUMMIT — After growing up in New York City, attending college for aerospace engineering, deciding not to pursue a career as an astronaut, switching majors to religious education, working in inner city ministries and then settling down as a single missionary in a remote area of the Peruvian Amazon, the idea of marrying at […]

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Abington area high school, college students plan missions trip to Ecuador

SOUTH ABINGTON TWP. — Excited chatter filled a small room off the cafeteria at the Summit University of Pennsylvania on Wednesday, Jan. 13, as a small group of high school and college students, along with a few parents, met to practice a lineup of songs and skits the students plan to perform during a mission […]

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Jewish Community Center of Scranton re-opens newly renovated Aquatic Center

SCRANTON— The Jewish Community Center of Scranton (JCC) reopened its pool after a $1.4 million improvement project of its aquatic center. The seven-month project revitalized the pool and its 60-year old mechanical and lighting system. Enhancements include a complete pool renovation, extensive improvements to the inside observation deck, a modern electric filtration and HVAC system, […]

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