Category Archives: Local events

Winterstown UMC to host ecumenical fundraiser to pay for Corey Haley headstone

It isn’t every day that Catholics, Methodists, Lutherans and other nondenominational Christians come together for Sunday fellowship. But the Rev. Keith Coco felt it was time. The praise and worship pastor at Winterstown United Methodist Church in North Hopewell Township … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays? We report; you decide

OK, let’s get into it. A couple news items of note have crossed my laptop over the past 18 hours, both related to whether it should be “Merry Christmas!” or “Happy Holidays.” Which do you prefer? Now to the news. … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve services around York County

As I did last year, I plan to list Christmas Eve services in this space. Christmas is coming up fast and I know most churches in York County are having services that Tuesday night. My plan is to list them … Continue reading

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Noted Catholic blogger shares insights on Harrisburg Diocese bishop search

If I’ve learned one thing in recent months, it’s that midstate Catholics are very interested in the process to name the next bishop of the Harrisburg Diocese. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to provide much information on the search, as … Continue reading

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St. Patrick selling tickets for an all-expenses paid trip to see Penn State in Dublin

When Terry Mahoney was looking for an idea to raise funds for St. Patrick Catholic Church in York, she leaned on her 32 years as a development director. She came up with a unique trip of a lifetime. The church … Continue reading

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Father Samuel Houser of St. Patrick takes leave due to ill health

Joe Aponick of the Roman Catholic Diocese in Harrisburg says Father Samuel Houser of St. Patrick Catholic Church in York is stepping aside for health reasons. Houser was named senior priest and assigned to Saint Margaret Mary Church in Harrisburg. … Continue reading

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Festival of Trees finds a new sponsor; York event will continue in 2014

The 18th annual Festival of Trees wraps up tonight in York. As of last week, it faced an uncertain future, with the York County Council of Churches closing its doors at the end of the year. The event has been … Continue reading

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Christ Lutheran Church in York celebrates 280 years; readies for a new pastor

Christ Lutheran Church could have a new pastor by the end of the year. The venerable downtown York church has been without a permanent pastor since the popular Rev. Patrick Rooney retired in January 2012. At the time, officials said … Continue reading

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Friendship Community Church in Dover adding a cafe to serve growing congregation

Seems like I deliver a lot of bad news in this space about declining church attendance and changing faith views. Today, I come with a little good news from Friendship Community Church in Dover. The church, led by the Rev. … Continue reading

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A year of change marches on for area Lutherans and Catholics

I know we have four months remaining in 2013, but what an eight months it’s been faith-wise for the two dominant denominations of York County. Feels like it’s time to hit the reset button and review where we’ve been, and … Continue reading

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