Front Royal man makes journey of understanding, faith
November 27th, 2015
Although Front Royal resident Tom Howarth’s connection with El Salvador didn’t begin until many years after four American churchwomen were killed there in 1980, he said he has been “tremendously educated” by their impact serving in the community.
Events for Religion page
November 19th, 2015
St. Luke Brethren
St. Luke Brethren Church will host a community Thanksgiving service with special music by several churches at
Area churches pack shoeboxes of gifts for children around the world
November 19th, 2015
Churches in the area got a head start on the season of giving this week by packaging up thousands of shoeboxes filled with gifts for children around the world who are affected by war, disaster or poverty.
Church plans to expand outreach
October 25th, 2015
St. John Bosco Catholic Church will soon start a new chapter in its community outreach efforts with the opening of a new thrift store early next month.
October 22nd, 2015
St. John’s UCC
Former pastor the Rev. Tom Perry will be the speaker at the homecoming service with special music
Christian festival celebrates 10th year
October 15th, 2015
Shenandoah Valley Coalition for Christ will provide a weekend of free food and entertainment at the 2015 Family Fun Fest at Peter Muhlenberg Middle School from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
New Presbyterian church settles at interim location
October 2nd, 2015
The newly gathered congregation of Christ Reigns Presbyterian Church has found a temporary new place of worship as it seeks out a more permanent home.
Religion page events for Oct. 3
October 1st, 2015
Bethany Lutheran Church will celebrate 145 years of ministry with a homecoming service at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at
A blessed dedication
September 24th, 2015
Although his works embellish sites like Bond 45 in Times Square, the Richard J. Hughes Justice Complex and Yankee Stadium, there’s one honor that stained glass artisan Charles Barone’s work has yet to receive: the pope’s blessing.
Locals get opportunity to worship at Papal Mass
September 21st, 2015
Hundreds of thousands of visitors are flocking to D.C. for the first few days of Pope Francis’ visit to the U.S., and a small handful of individuals from the Northern Shenandoah Valley will be amongst them to attend a landmark Mass led by the pope.
New Middletown church looking for another home
September 17th, 2015
MIDDLETOWN – Founding members of the new Christ Reigns Presbyterian Church took months of preparation to begin services this Sunday, but they’ve run into a last-minute problem — they’ve been “locked out” of the building they had rented.
SU religion professor attends interfaith seminar
August 2nd, 2015
Shenandoah University assistant professor of religion Kevin Minister will leave on Sunday for DePaul University in Chicago to attend seminars on Teaching Interfaith Understanding.
Concert will mark community center opening
July 28th, 2015
After a concert and worship with Christian rock group Third Day this Saturday, the Shenandoah Valley Coalition for Christ [SVCC] will be opening a community center in Edinburg to help provide immediate assistance to members of the community who are in need.
Songs to share
July 5th, 2015
WOODSTOCK — Members of the Antioch Church of the Brethren and other Woodstock parishioners spent a recent evening listening to the songs and tales of their Nigerian fellows — tales that included accounts of attacks by Islamic extremist group Boko Haram.
Toms Brook church welcomes new pastor
July 2nd, 2015
The Rev. Stanley A. Thompson was appointed to Toms Brook United Methodist Church at the 2015 Virginia Annual Conference.
Anniversary services stir memories at church
June 25th, 2015
Banners, posters and a wealth of record and prayer books deck the front of Mount Vernon Baptist Church as part of a 150th anniversary exhibit for the church’s series of services and celebrations.
June 12th, 2015
WINCHESTER – Mark David Kennerly spent years as an actor before discovering a call to ministry. Today, Kennerly is the pastor at Impact Christian Church in Winchester, where he is working to blend his two passions. Starting June 16, he will be leading weekly acting workshops through Impact for Christ Productions.
Williams Chapel plans 122nd anniversary
June 6th, 2015
FRONT ROYAL — A weekend of gospel, fellowship and good food awaits the community of Williams Chapel for the church’s 122nd anniversary. To celebrate such a long history, a handful of parishioners took it upon themselves to form a board and organize an event more involved than the parish’s annual homecoming.
Retired ambassador Hill to speak
April 24th, 2015
Retired U.S. Ambassador Hugh Kenneth Hill will be the guest speaker at the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service and again on May 3 as part of a community series of forums at Trinity Lutheran Church in Stephens City.
April 3rd, 2015