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
Gospel quartet to perform in Winchester
April 3rd, 2015
After a five-year absence from the area, an internationally recognized gospel quartet will be performing in Winchester on April 17.
Pipe organ returns to church in time for Easter services
April 2nd, 2015
After 24 months of restoration and storage, a 109-year-old pipe organ will soon be making music again at Trinity Lutheran Church in Stephens City, just in time for Easter Sunday service on April 5.
A taste of Passover
April 2nd, 2015
WINCHESTER—More than 40 worshippers of Christ Episcopal Church on Boscawen Street gathered in the parish office dinning room to participate in a Passover workshop led by a local Rabbi March 26.
What goes on a Seder plate?
April 1st, 2015
The following items are part of a Seder plate, according to a Passover 101 workshop handout from Rabbi Scott Sperling of Beth El Congregation in Winchester:
Passion play scheduled for Good Friday
March 27th, 2015
St. John’s Bosco Catholic Church will hold a non-denominational Passion play at its newly acquired property on Good Friday in Woodstock.
Lutherans name first area faith community nurse
March 20th, 2015
The Shenandoah Valley Lutheran Ministries, representing more than 20 Lutheran churches in Shenandoah County, announced it has selected a local registered nurse as its first “Faith Community Nurse”.
Middle East expert to lecture on region
February 20th, 2015
The Middle East and the Arabic language weren’t in fashion when Bert Englehardt of Winchester entered Georgetown University in the early 1950s.
Church buys former newspaper property
February 18th, 2015
The Catholic church is the new owner of the former site of the Shenandoah Valley-Herald in Woodstock.
Family Promise gains new member
February 11th, 2015
STRASBURG — The Shenandoah County Family Promise is now just two churches away from being able to establish a church-led initiative to aid homeless families.
Local Catholic organization to host creationism seminar
February 8th, 2015
A local Catholic organization will host and co-sponsor a free seminar on creationism and evolution in Front Royal, March 21.
Raising a kingdom
January 23rd, 2015
EDINBURG — Standing in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Kelly Osborne points out the kitchen where full-time ministers stop by for a bite to eat on a sunny, snow covered Wednesday afternoon.
New leader for Woodstock congregation
January 9th, 2015
The regional leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints announced they ordained a new bishop for the Woodstock congregation Wednesday.
January 7th, 2015
WINCHESTER — More than 100 area parishioners attended Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church to pay honor to a relic of Saint John Paul II on Wednesday evening.
Epiphany celebrates the three kings’ visit to Jesus
January 5th, 2015
For many residents in the area, Christmas has been over for 12 days. The ornaments have been packed, the tree has been pitched and the leftovers have dwindled into crumbs.
George Bowers: Mom’s story
January 2nd, 2015
About 8:30 a.m. on Christmas Eve, our mother, Violet Bowers, had a serious accident with her gas cook stove resulting
Local Muslims worship in Front Royal center
December 12th, 2014
FRONT ROYAL — According to the Pew Research Center, as of 2010, there are 2.6 million Muslims in the United States. The Daily Beast, an Internet magazine, estimates Muslims make up about 2.1 percent of the Washington, D.C., population.
George Bowers Sr.: Yes, Virginia, there is a Messiah
December 5th, 2014
In 1897, 8-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon asked her father if Santa Claus really existed.