John

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Ok, we are at the second week of Advent, heading toward Christmas, and there is no sign of a manger or a baby.  Just this wild-sounding John character, yelling at people in the wilderness.  How does this lead to Christmas?  Advent is a time where we prepare for God to break into the world where God will transform and heal …

Lunch after worship this week!

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Lunch after worship this week!! (December 11 in the Fireside Room) Get a good meal before settling down to study for finals on Sunday! After worship, students will gather and share a meal together! There will be time to connect with other students and enjoy some delicious food. We can talk about life and school and whatever else is happening …

Finals Week Food!

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Check below to find out what tasty options are coming next week! You will also find great study spaces throughout the building at Pasquerilla, so stop by Finals Week and all year long!!

weekly prayer: 12/6

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O God, You are here, all around me. You bring healing and hope. You bring justice and new beginnings. You bring transformation. Somedays, I struggle to follow you. It is hard to find the strength or compassion or patience to live out your love. I have so much to do.  So many burdens. So few resources. Fill me with hope …

Matthew 3: 1- 12

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1In those days John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness of Judea, proclaiming, 2“Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” 3This is the one of whom the prophet Isaiah spoke when he said, “The voice of one crying out in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord,  make his paths straight.’ ”4Now John wore clothing of camel’s hair with a leather belt around …

watching

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Happy Advent!  These weeks before Christmas mark the start of the church year and a time when people of faith focus on not just preparing for celebrations at Christmas, but also (or even more) on preparing for Jesus’s return and the ultimate transformation of all creation. We are invited to watch for and notice God’s presence and God’s movement in …

Questions, Not Answers – 12/4 at 7 pm

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QNA – Questions, not Answers is a monthly inter-generational discussion for students and community members on Sunday at 7 pm in the Fireside Room. You will find a wide variety of perspectives and thoughts!  Paula Droege who teaches in the Philosophy department facilitates the conversation. Plus, there is dinner, especially for students! Our next gathering is on Sunday, December 5th. …

Youth Aid Panel seeks volunteers

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Centre County Alternatives in Community Justice provides alternatives to traditional court process of juvenile offenders through the Centre County Youth Aid Panel, which is a group of trained community volunteers who oversee the completion of alternative plans by youth who are referred by the coutrys, law enforcement, & other concerned agencies. Volunteers meet as a group monthly for intake meetings …

Volunteer Finals Week!

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YMCA of Centre County’s Anti-Hunger Program offers community food distribution twice each month and volunteers are needed for Thursday, December 15th from 4:30 pm – 6 pm.  If you’d like to help with set up (3:30 – 4 pm) or with distribution, we’d love to have you! If you can only help for part of the time, that is absolutely …

weekly prayer: 11/29

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O God, When things are uncertain,   when life is painful,   when I am struggling,       remind me that you are with me. Always. Help me to watch for your presence. Help me to see your movement in my life. Help me to see your healing in the world. Fill me with hope. Show me that you are …