Monthly Archives: June 2012

Aldersgate and Otterbein make it official

Aldersgate United Methodist Church of York Township is set to formalize its partnership with Otterbein UMC in York this Sunday. Aldersgate and Otterbein are sharing a pastor who will be assigned to Otterbein. The Rev. Jason Schwartzman will be officially … Continue reading

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York churches Maranatha and Abundant Life merge

Met yesterday with Pastors Rachel Baxter and Anthony Sease of the newly named New Covenant Community Church. The church is the combined congregations of Baxter’s Maranatha Church of God in Christ and Sease’s Abundant Life Ministries. The black churches were … Continue reading

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Do you believe in God?

I will be doing a story on this soon, but I wanted to share this info here because it is interesting. And like most statistics, it is not spin-proof. The stat here is the Gallup poll question — “Do you … Continue reading

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Mormons are going to outlive us all

Want to live long and prosper? Who doesn’t, right? Apparently the answer to this is to move to Utah and live the Mormon lifestyle. A new study concluded that Mormons who were married, had never smoked, attended church weekly and … Continue reading

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Father Houser: Catholic ‘ridicule’ unnecessary

As promised, today I want to share an email message on the annulment issue from the Rev. Samuel Houser at St. Patrick Church in York. Father Houser reacted to last week’s blog post about Mindy Boston’s unfortunate experience with the … Continue reading

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Time for Vacation Bible School in York County

Time for summer Vacation Bible School again. Some VBS programs have started, but most are getting underway over the next couple weeks. See the complete list of what we have so far below: First Church of the Brethren, 2710 Kingston … Continue reading

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Interfaith cooperation thriving in York

The Emperor Akbar the Great was 13 years old when he ascended the Mughal throne in Delhi in 1556. At the end of his reign nearly 50 years later, the Mughal empire covered most of northern and central India. You … Continue reading

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More on annulment from St. Patrick

Thursday, I received an email from Donna M. Giberti, director of development for St. Patrick Catholic School in York. Donna wanted to share her feelings on the annulment process. Not surprisingly, she is pro-annulment, but her reasoning introduces a new … Continue reading

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Learn the name Jabari Parker

I remember sitting in the McDonald’s in Carlisle in early 2002 when I first heard the name “Lebron James.” Sports Illustrated put him on the cover and designated him basketball’s next superstar. Of course, they were correct, regardless of whether … Continue reading

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My talk with a York Mormon leader

I had an interesting conversation yesterday with Matthew Hurley, president of the York stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. As I mentioned yesterday, LDS is one of the few local churches that gained members in a … Continue reading

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