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Church briefs are devoted to upcoming special events and activities for members of the area religious community.

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The Religious Society of Friends (commonly called Quakers) came to Adams County in the 1740s. In 1748, a preparative Meeting was established at Friends Grove, east of Biglerville, in what was then part of Menallen Township.

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Church briefs are devoted to upcoming special events and activities for members of the area religious community.

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Tis the season, or so they say. The season for? Most people are on their best behavior during the Christmas season. To what do we owe that to? It doesn’t take much to come to the conclusion that Jesus is the reason.

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Church briefs are devoted to upcoming special events and activities for members of the area religious community.

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On Dec. 14, at the Annual Parish Council of Catholic Women’s Mass and Dinner, President Cherie Colomb presented Father Daniel Mitzel, pastor of Saint Francis Xavier Parish, with a $2,500 check for the Diocesan Annual Fund. She thanked all of the women for their help this year at the Christma…

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Sometime in the 1880s, Robert Louis Stevenson wrote his novel, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, reminding us that even the best of us are capable of great evil. When I was in seminary we often talked about the human ability to rationalize away anything we don’t want to face. After all, who among us …

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Church briefs are devoted to upcoming special events and activities for members of the area religious community.

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Our unconscious, that storehouse of memories and information buried deep inside our brains, remains an enigma. The other night I awoke with the name, The Scarlet Pimpernel, rattling around in my head. Where that came from, I have no idea as I had to Google The Scarlet Pimpernel to learn it w…

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Church briefs are devoted to upcoming special events and activities for members of the area religious community.

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Rev. Linda Summers of Trinity Christian Fellowship in Biglerville will lead the Upper Adams Prayer Breakfast on Monday, Dec. 6 at the Apple Bin restaurant, state Route 234 west of Biglerville.

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Church briefs are devoted to upcoming special events and activities for members of the area religious community.

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Church briefs are devoted to upcoming special events and activities for members of the area religious community.

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For those of you who follow this column, you know that I am writing to the church, the sons of God. It is imperative that we adjust in our response to our changing times. As the church, we have two choices as we face a turbulent and transitory future. We can choose to react in our own logic,…

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I attend church as much for the social interaction as for any religious inspiration I might experience. But what distinction, if any, actually exists between the sacred and the secular? Isn’t everything in life connected? Doesn’t that phrase “balance of nature” refer to the complex network o…

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Church briefs are devoted to upcoming special events and activities for members of the area religious community.

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Yesterday was a take care of me day. Not, in a go to the spa, soak in the bathtub, or get my hair done, take care of me day That’s waiting in the wings. First on that list will be getting a new perm.

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Our unconscious, that storehouse of memories and information buried deep inside our brains, remains an enigma. The other night I awoke with the name, The Scarlet Pimpernel, rattling around in my head. Where that came from, I have no idea as I had to Google The Scarlet Pimpernel to learn it w…

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Church briefs are devoted to upcoming special events and activities for members of the area religious community.

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Rev. Linda Summers of Trinity Christian Fellowship in Biglerville will lead the Upper Adams Prayer Breakfast on Monday, Dec. 6 at the Apple Bin restaurant, state Route 234 west of Biglerville.

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Church briefs are devoted to upcoming special events and activities for members of the area religious community.

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Church briefs are devoted to upcoming special events and activities for members of the area religious community.

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For those of you who follow this column, you know that I am writing to the church, the sons of God. It is imperative that we adjust in our response to our changing times. As the church, we have two choices as we face a turbulent and transitory future. We can choose to react in our own logic,…

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I attend church as much for the social interaction as for any religious inspiration I might experience. But what distinction, if any, actually exists between the sacred and the secular? Isn’t everything in life connected? Doesn’t that phrase “balance of nature” refer to the complex network o…

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Church briefs are devoted to upcoming special events and activities for members of the area religious community.

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Yesterday was a take care of me day. Not, in a go to the spa, soak in the bathtub, or get my hair done, take care of me day That’s waiting in the wings. First on that list will be getting a new perm.

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Church briefs are devoted to upcoming special events and activities for members of the area religious community.

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“Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.” Ephesians 4:2

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Church briefs are devoted to upcoming special events and activities for members of the area religious community.

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SPEAKER — On Saturday, Oct. 23, Child Evangelism Fellowship of Adams County held a banquet at the Biglerville Fire Hall celebrating over 60 years of ministry in this county. The special speaker for the evening was Pastor Stuart Johns of Idaville United Brethren Church who encouraged attendee…

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The story of the Good Samaritan is a story about mercy. It dramatically illustrates the fifth Beatitude, blessed are the merciful. This parable fascinates most of us as it addresses that basic question, “Who is my neighbor?” It does so by challenging all of our religious, racial, and cultura…

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Church briefs are devoted to upcoming special events and activities for members of the area religious community.

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Vicar Mike Faust of the Bendersville Lutheran parishes will speak at the Upper Adams Prayer Breakfast on Monday, Nov. 1, at the Apple Bin restaurant, Route 234 west of Biglerville.

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We’ve spent the last year in this column talking about the motivation of God toward mankind. We’ve looked at John 3:16, which says, “For God so loved the world.” He loved the world. That is why He sent Jesus, to put His love on display. 1 John 4:8 tells us that “God is love” and 1 Corinthian…

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Church briefs are devoted to upcoming special events and activities for members of the area religious community.

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Our supposedly civilized societies have much to learn from some “primitive” tribes and peoples. In certain South African tribes, when someone does something wrong, the tribe brings him/her to the center of the village where all of the villagers surround that individual and for two days they …

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The Unitarian Universalists of Gettysburg (UUG) has hired Rev. Cindy Terlazzo as its minister, according to a release from the church.

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Church briefs are devoted to upcoming special events and activities for members of the area religious community.

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Church briefs are devoted to upcoming special events and activities for members of the area religious community.

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“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear.” ~ I John 4:18

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Church briefs are devoted to upcoming special events and activities for members of the area religious community.

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Discovering Revelation is presenting a free seminar for the community, Signs of the Second Coming, with theologian, Godfrey Chundu, beginning Friday, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. at the fellowship hall of the SDA Church located at 1495 Biglerville Road, Gettysburg. The seminar continues Saturdays, Sunda…

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We’ve been discussing the true motivation of God toward mankind. We have looked at John 3:16, which says, “For God so loved the world.” He loved the world. That is why Jesus came, to put on display the love of God. In our quest to understand the motivation of God we need to determine who God…

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Church briefs are devoted to upcoming special events and activities for members of the area religious community.

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Sleep eluded me last night; the cares of the world closing in. I tried praying. I tried counting my blessings. I tried getting up and reading. When I finally fell asleep, I replayed troubling news images and awoke exhausted.

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Church briefs are devoted to upcoming special events and activities for members of the area religious community.

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A reopening gathering is set for the Upper Adams Prayer Breakfast (UAPB), after more than a year’s postponement because of COVID, at the Apple Bin Bakery and Grille at 7:45 a.m., Monday, Oct. 4. The clergyman speaker will be Pastor Tyler Weidler of the York Springs Four Square Gospel Church.

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Church briefs are devoted to upcoming special events and activities for members of the area religious community.

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Asking for help is difficult. After all, no one can disappoint me if I do whatever needs doing myself. Yet, living with others I still need their validation. A part of me is afraid of admitting any weaknesses and inadequacies fearing disapproval or rejection. What if they stop liking me if I…

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“The Lord hears his people when they call to him for help. He rescues them from all their troubles. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits crushed.” ~ Psalm 34: 17-18

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Gettysburg United Methodist Church will offer “A Civil War Divine Service” at the Gettysburg National Military Park Amphitheater on East Confederate Avenue Sunday, Sept. 5, at 8 a.m., and the same service at the church at 30 W. High St. at 10:30 a.m. The 8 a.m. service is part of a series of…

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Church briefs are devoted to upcoming special events and activities for members of the area religious community.

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Church briefs are devoted to upcoming special events and activities for members of the area religious community.

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I got up this morning to the news of Josh Laird’s tragic death. Numb with grief I went for a walk, hoping to absorb some solace from this beautiful morning. Last evening’s all too brief shower has freshened things for the moment. Yesterday’s droopy flowers stood straight and tall. Queen Anne…

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Sweet Grace Ministries will host an awareness and fundraising event, the 10th annual Sweet Walk to Remember, on Saturday, Oct. 9, from 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Norlo Park, Fayetteville, Pa.

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The Buzz Jones Jazz Quintet and vocalist Susan Hochmiller will serve as worship leaders at three area churches in Mechanicsburg, Carlisle, and Gettysburg during the coming weeks.

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Church briefs are devoted to upcoming special events and activities for members of the area religious community.

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When we say “life happens” we generally mean something dramatic, tragic, or out of the ordinary. Fortunately, that is rarely the case and most days flow quietly without dramatic interruptions or breaks in one’s routine. This is so true that we tend to downplay the amazing wonder and beauty o…

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Church briefs are devoted to upcoming special events and activities for members of the area religious community.

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“For the Lord your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will sing over you with joyful songs.” ~ Zephaniah 3:17

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Church briefs are devoted to upcoming special events and activities for members of the area religious community.

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Church briefs are devoted to upcoming special events and activities for members of the area religious community.