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Valley United Presbyterian Church is home to those who continue to search for and grow in God’s love, demonstrating respect and appreciation for others and our differences which, in turn, helps us minister with empathy and love to each other and our community.

Now that we are meeting in-person for worship, Session asks that you follow local public health guidance as needed to keep all who worship and serve safe within our church.  The CDC continues to classify both Tioga and Bradford Counties as "high transmission" status.  While there is no mask mandate, we encourage the wearing of masks while on church property.  Please be mindful of others, continue physical distancing and keep those with COVID in prayer as they recover.

Announcements

  • Love Your Neighbor- A Lenten Series

    The Valley United Presbyterian Church and the Epiphany Roman Catholic Church are coming together to offer the community a five-week ecumenical series, “Love Your Neighbor.” It will be held every Wednesday, February 21 through March 20, at 5:45 in the evening.

    “Lent is the season when we deepen our relationship with our Lord, and are able to reflect on our Christian commitment and what it means to live a life of service to our fellow human being,” explained Father Daniel Toomey of Epiphany Parish in Sayre.

    “During Lent, we not only give something up to remind us of Jesus’ sacrifice, but we replace it with a spiritual practice that brings us closer to God. Learning of ways to become closer to God and putting it into action is a beautiful Lenten spiritual practice,” said Rev. Sharan Knoell, pastor of Valley United Presbyterian Church.

    This series will present five different perspectives to stimulate a thoughtful discussion of our responsibilities regarding all of us being a member of God’s family. Our hope is these discussions bring people together, motivated with a sincere interest in learning more about their neighbor, the needs in our community, and how they can contribute to making this a kinder world.

    The presentation schedule is as follows:

    February 21: “Obligations to the Poor” presented by Kim Paul from The Bridge of the Penn-York Valley Churches; Christina Ramirez from the Salvation Army; and Patrick Aquilio from Catholic Charities. Location: Epiphany Parish Hall at 5:45pm

    February 28: “Life and Dignity of the Human Person” presented by Anja Miller, RN and Director of Guthrie Hospice. Location: Epiphany Parish Hall at 5:45pm

    March 6: “Care for God’s Creation” by Marty Borko with the Carantouan Greenway, A local non-for-profit Land Trust focused on education and environmental preservation. Location: Epiphany Parish at 5:45pm

    March 13: “Relationships” by Dawn Clover, licensed social worker and director of the Employee Assistance Program at Guthrie. Location: Valley United Presbyterian Church at 5:45pm

    March 20: “Solidarity and Peace” featuring Father Daniel Toomey with Epiphany Parish, and Pastor Sharan Knoell with Valley United Presbyterian Church. Location: Valley United Presbyterian Church at 5:45pm

    Pastor Sharan and Father Toomey are both excited about this ecumenical series being hosted by two churches in the Valley, and invite all in the community to attend. A light meal will be served at 5:45 followed by the presentation. There is no cost to come, and no pre-registration is required. A free will offering will be collected.

     

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