Churches open Family Promise affiliate

The Rev. Michael Dobbins describes where the first guest family for Family Promise of Shenandoah County stays at St. John Bosco Catholic Church in Woodstock. Rachel Mahoney/Daily

February 12th, 2016

After years of planning and community efforts, Family Promise of Shenandoah County got off to a bit of a delayed start when its first guest family began staying with participating churches this week.

Interim pastor injects new enthusiasm

Ed Dawkins

February 12th, 2016

Front Royal Presbyterian Church could begin worshipping in different ways in the near future under the guidance of its new interim pastor, the Rev. Edward Dawkins.

Events (for religion page)

February 11th, 2016

Bethel Lutheran
The Teen Challenge Group will perform during the 10:45 a.m. worship service on Sunday at Bethel Lutheran Church

Practicing penitence after Ash Wednesday

Magdalena Whittaker, left, and Bren Miller wear ash crosses on their foreheads at the Front Royal Daily Grind after worshipping at an afternoon Ash Wednesday Mass at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church in Front Royal.   Rachel Mahoney/Daily

February 10th, 2016

Many Christians brought in the holy season of Lent this week at Ash Wednesday services, solemnly reflecting on mortality before the traditional period of fasting.

Religion News

January 28th, 2016

Cool Spring Church
P.G. Coverstone will be the speaker at the 11 a.m. worship service on Sunday at the Cool

Conditions were mild at March for Life

Participants in the 2016 March for Life in Washington, D.C., turned out in the thousands despite threats of snow and a blizzard warning for the area. Photo courtesy of Dominic Borchers

January 27th, 2016

Despite the impending winter weather and blizzard threat over the D.C. metro region, a few individuals in the area were able to make it to the 43rd annual March for Life last Friday.

First candlelight tour opens church doors

Grace Lutheran Church director of music and organist, Daniel Hannemann, said the stage at the historic church is set for his recitals as part of the first Candlelight Tour of Historic Houses of Worship in Winchester.
Rachel Mahoney/Daily

December 25th, 2015

Still decked out for Christmas with garlands and ornaments, a number of Winchester churches are opening their doors on Sunday for a special open house event after the holiday.

Religion notes

December 25th, 2015

Lebanon Lutheran
Lebanon Lutheran Church will hold a service of word and carols at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Sunday school will

Religion notes

December 17th, 2015

Christmas program
The North Mountain Lutheran Parish will hold a Christmas program at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Matthew Lutheran

Religion Page News & Events for Dec. 12

December 11th, 2015

Saumsville Christian
Saumsville Christian Church will present a Christmas program, “Super Christmas,” at 7 p.m. Sunday.
Grace Methodist
Grace United

University to start summer youth theology program

December 7th, 2015

As part of an initiative from Lilly Endowment to provide opportunities for deeper theological study and discussion of contemporary issues, Shenandoah University will use $600,000 in grant money to set up a Youth Theology Institute for high school students starting in 2017.

Events (for religion page)

December 3rd, 2015

Christmas program
Christ United Church of Christ in Conicville will hold a Christmas program and pageant at 11 a.m. Sunday.

Front Royal man makes journey of understanding, faith

Tom Howarth

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.

Religion Page for Nov. 28

November 25th, 2015

Lutheran service
St. Paul Lutheran Church in Strasburg will have only one worship service at 10 a.m. on Sunday. Refreshments

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

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.