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Relationship Building Principle-Revival Of Family

June 4th, 2015 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Relationship-Building Principle comes from Malachi 4:5 and 6.

“See I will send you the prophet Elijah before that great and dreadful day of the LORD comes. He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers; or else I will come and strike the land with a curse.”

Elijah was used of God in a mighty way to stir revival among the Israelites. At Mount Carmel, he challenged the people, “How long will you waver between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow him; but if Baal is God, follow him.”

There is often a connection between moral decay in society and the breakdown of the family. Similarly, where revival happens in society, the family unit is strengthened. Whenever we take a stand for the Lord or bring family members to a point of reconciliation, our actions resemble the ministry of Elijah.

Standing for God and family are vital relationship-building principles to take to heart in the Year of Connection.

John Shirk

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Five Fun Free Things To Do This Weekend

May 29th, 2015 No comments

Five Fun Free Things To Do This Weekend May 29-31, 2015

5)  3rd Saturday Potluck Game Night at Aspire Community Center in Mount Joy, tomorrow (Saturday May 30) 5-9pm.  Cards, boardgames, trivia, charades, videogames and more. Free for all ages. Bring food & a game to share. Aspire is located at 45 East Main Street in Mount Joy. More Info:

4)  Kids Penny Fair tomorrow (Saturday, May 30) 10am to 2pm at St. Jacob’s Lutheran Church in York New Salem. The family event will feature games, prizes, surprises and giveaways. Kid Safety info provided by West Manchester Township. More Info: (717) 792-9531

3)  The Summer Reading Club and GO York! Kick-Off Event tomorrow (Saturday, May 30) from 10am-1pm at the Dover Community Building, Davidsburg Road in Dover, next to Dover Library. Music by Steven Courtney, Face Painting by Changing Faces 4 Fun, and trucks and equipment from the Dover Township Fire Department. Food trucks and a picnic pavilion too. More Info:

2)  Summer Reading Program Family Friendly kick-off tomorrow (Saturday, may 30) from 11am-1pm at the Lancaster Public Libraray, 125 North Duke Street. A visit from Clifford the Big Red Dog, Music by The Dancing Bears and fun interactive activities. More info:

1)  The Millersville Business Association’s Second Annual “Saturday in the Park” tomorrow (Saturday, May 30) in Millersville Borough’s Freedom Memorial Park from 11am-4pm.  Free carnival-style games and activities for children along with the Blue Rock Fire Rescue apparatus on display. Concert by Steven Courtney at 3pm, and Forgotten Friend Reptile Sanctuary, featuring Jesse Rothacker at 11:30 and 1:00. Many local Food Trucks on location. The event will be held rain or shine. More Info at their Facebook event page.

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend

May 22nd, 2015 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend May 22-25

5) Bethany Christian Services 5K Walk and Run, tomorrow (May 23) from 8am – noon at The Junction Center in Manheim. All proceeds support the Safe Families for Children ministry of Bethany Christian Services of Central PA. The run is professionally timed. Lisa and the Kids Cookie Break Broadcasting Live! Chick-Fil-A Cookies, prizes and a chance to win Hershepark Tickets and Slugs and Bugs Concert tickets. More Info:

4) Celebrate Fourth Friday at the Susquehanna River Towns of Columbia, Marietta, and Wrightsville, tonight (Friday, May 22) from 5-9pm. Take a self-guided tour and visit galleries, antique shops, specialty shops, and restaurants throughout the area. View exhibits from local artists and more: More Info:

3) Jazz on the Hill tonight (Fri. May 22) from 5-8pm at Lincoln Middle School in Lancaster featuring the Lincoln Middle School Jazz Band & Jazz Chorus, JP McCaskey High School Jazz Band, Burrowes Elementary Musicians Plus an Art Show by Lincoln Middle School Students.

2) Memorial Day Patriotic Benefit Concert to benefit the Lebanon VA Hospital – Memorial Day Monday (May 25) 7pm at St. John’s Lutheran Church  in Maytown. This Patriotic concert will also feature Broadway and Pop selections. An Ice Cream socail to follow. More Info: 717 426-1163

1) Mount Joy Memorial Day Parade tomorrow (Saturday, May 23) The parade will begin at the upper end of W. Main Street in Mount Joy at 2 pm. The parade will head east thru Mount Joy and will feature local bands, fire companies, floats and of course, be sure to look for the WJTL team!  More Info:  (717) 653-4227

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend

May 8th, 2015 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend – May 8-10, 2015

5. The Underground Skate Park, an outdoor portable skate park, will be at Trinity Lutheran Church in Mechanicsburg tomorrow (Saturday, May 9) from 10am-4pm. Skaters 10 and over can ride on ramps, rails and kickers. Youth on skateboards, scooters and roller blades welcome. Helmets a must, riders will have access to loaners. Lunch provided. More Info & Downloadable Waiver available at:

4. All you can eat pig roast and auction tomorrow (Saturday, May 9) from 3pm-9:30pm at Lancaster Mennonite School’s – Kraybill Campus outside of Mount Joy.  Entertainment for the kids; BERG go-carts, face painting, and an outdoor movie at 8:30 pm.  Quilts, vacation getaways, gift items and housewares to be auctioned to support Kraybill school.  Hess’s Barbecue and the famous strawberry pie desserts available! More Info:

3. Hershey Christian School Spring Benefit Auction (tomorrow, Saturday May 9) 9am-3pm. Sports memorabilia, quilts, plants, a signed Hershey Bears jersey, X-box 360, and much more!  All proceeds benefit the school’s general fund. Open Gym for the kids. More Info:

2. Friendship Community 22nd Annual Fest & Auction tonight and tomorrow (Friday and Saturday, May 8 and 9).Family fun & fellowship.  Live Music Friday night. Plants & Flowers , Food & baked goods, and Much More!  Proceeds benefit the ministry of Friendship Community. More Info:

1. SVPS 5k Run and Walk for Life, tomorrow (Sat. May 9) 7:30am-1pm at 2 locations – Calvary Church in Lancaster and South Hills Park in Lebanon. Join with hundreds of believers across Lancaster and Lebanon counties to uphold the sacredness of human life and support the ministry of SVPS. Walk, 5K Run, Kids’ Zones, Kids’ Stage featuring Steven Courtney, Phredd and Jesse Rothacker and Forgotten Friend Reptiles. Lisa and Kids Cookie Break broadcasting live in Lancaster and Fred and WJTL broadcasting live in Lebanon. More Info:

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend

April 24th, 2015 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend – April 24-26, 2015

5) Young Artist Concert Series featuring West Chester University’s Trombone Ensemble (Sun, Apr 26) 4pm at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Pleasure Rd, Lancaster. A free will offering will be received. More info: 717 569-0588

4) Pure Hope Coffeehouse tomorrow (Saturday, April 25) from 6:30-10 pm in the Social Room of St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Highspire.  Seasons, the Etown College Saxophone Quartet, and more. The event is a fundraiser for Hope for Justice and Blood-Water Mission. More Info: at the Pure Hope Coffeehouse Facebook Page.

3)  3rd Annual Community Family Fair tomorrow (Saturday, Apr 25) from 1-pm at Conestoga Valley Church of Christ, at The Corner Of Horseshoe & Willow Rd. Bounce houses, a fire truck, games, food and more. More Info:

2) Manheim Christian Day School Family Fun Day and 39th Annual Auction and Barbecue tonight and tomorrow (Fri & Sat Apr 24 & 25) at the school on Lebanon Rd in Manheim. Helicoptor Candy Drop, Pedal Car Races, Music by “This Way Up”, Bounce House, Train Barrel Rides and More. More Info:

1) Sahd Salvage Earth Day Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Event tomorrow (Saturday, April 25) 9am-1pm. Over 25 conservation minded vendors to learn from, tour the scrap yard, enter contests and join WJTL’s Kids Cookie Break Broadcasting Live. Bring your aluminum cans. Donations benefit the ministry of WJTL and the Columbia Food Bank. More Info:

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend

April 17th, 2015 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend – April 17-19, 2015

5) 59th Annual Mennonite Central Committee Pennsylvania Relief Sale tonight 4-9pm and tomorrow beginning at 6:30am(Friday and Saturday April 17 and 18) at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg. Handmade quilts, furniture, original artwork and much more. Fun activities for children will also be available throughout the sale. The auction benefits the relief efforts of MCC. More Info:

4) The Chamber Singers of Lancaster Bible College will perform their last concert of the seasong tomorrow (Saturday, April 18) 7pm at Garden Spot Village.  “Travelers Have Tales to Tell,” is a collection of a cappella masterpieces from both sides of the Atlantic More Info:

3) An evening full of laughter and joy with the A-Team Talent Show tonight (Friday, April 19) 6pm at Wesley Church in Quarryville. The A-Team Performers have all overcome physical and mental challenges and want to share their love, laughter and God’s overcoming Grace. More Info: 717-529-0904

2) Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum Spring Benefit Auction tomorrow (Saturday, April 18) Preview and silent auction begin at 4pm.  Live auction begins at 5:30pm. Heirloom-quality handcrafted items:  artwork, toys, collectibles, jewelry, and more—as well as many other unique objects and services will be auctioned off at this annual sale to benefit Landis Valley’s programming. More Info:

1) Barnstormers Free Fanfest tomorrow (Saturday, April 18) beginning at noon at Clipper Magazine Stadium. Barnstormer mascot Cylo will be joined by Hershey Bar and Turkey Hilda. Activities for the kids include face painting, cookie decorating, lego table and a chance to meet the Barnstormers. At 1pm the Barnstormers and the Blue Crabs will face of for a specail pre-season exhibition game. More Info:  

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend

April 10th, 2015 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend – April 10-12, 2015

5 -Starlight Tea Presents Principally Harps, tomorrow (Saturday, April 11) at 7pm at Lancaster Church of the Brethren, Sunset Ave in Lancaster. Principally Harps are duo harpists, Mindy Cutcher and Janet Witman blending the virtuosity of two of America’s finest harpists. More Info:

4 – Stand Up For Mental Health Comedy Show, tonight (Friday, April 10) 7:30 pm, at York College of Pennsylvania, Waldner performing Arts Center in York. featuring David Granirer is a counselor, stand-up comic, mental health keynote speaker and author. He also has a Stand Up for Mental Health program, teaching stand-up comedy to people with mental illness. The event will also feature a group of York County comics that David has trained. More Info:

3 – Lancaster Christian singer/songwriter Lindsay Graham will be at Emmaus Road Cafe tomorrow ( Saturday, April 11), at 7pm  Admission is free. The cafe is located at 1886 Lincoln Highway East in Lancaster.  More Info: 717-478-3672.

2 – A Civil War 150 Year Commemoration Concert by Dearest Home – an ensemlbe of Civil War Music Re-enactors tonight (Friday, April 10) 7:30pm at St. Edward’s Episcopal church, Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster.  More info:

1 – Aaron Gillespie in concert at Lancaster Evangelical Free Church in Lititz, along with RESET Movement speaker, Josh Brewer and Local Worship Leader Stuart Young. Sunday (April 12)  Doors open at 6:15 pm. The concert is FREE, but free will donations will be accepted. Sponsored by Crossover Student Ministries.  More Info:

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend

March 27th, 2015 No comments


5.  Pequea Church Community Egg Hunt tomorrow (Saturday, March 28) at 1pm at Pequea Church.  Kids 10 and Under come and fill your Easter basket, watch a zany skit and enjoy snacks and time together.  More Info: 717.872.5679

4. Spring Creek Church of the Brethren in Hershey Free Movie Night, tonight (Friday, March 27) A double feature showing two “G” rated films about a group of toys and their adventures. Movie watching will start in the Chapel at 6pm.  Kids and their adults can bring their sleeping bag, pillow, and friends. Popcorn will be served. More Info:

3.  Limeville United Methodist Church in Gap Easter Egg Hunt tomorrow (Saturday, March 28) at 2 pm. There will be over 4300 eggs filled with candy. Everyone is welcome.  More Info: 717-442-4010

2. Grace Baptist Church of Lancaster will be holding their annual Easter Celebration and Egg Hunt tomorrow (Saturday, March 28) from 10am-noon.  Games, bounce house, crafts, an egg hunt and The Easter story will be shared. The entire family is welcome but the egg hunt is for infant through 6th grade.More Info: 717-394-6991

1.  New Life Church Easter Egg Hunt in Lancaster tomorrow (Saturday, March 28) with 40,000 candy filled eggs, prizes, food, games and grand prize bicycles!!! And it is all for FREE!!!!  Registration and entertainment will begin at 9am and the hunt will begin at 10am on Saturday, March 28. Kids will be hunting in separate marked off areas according to age from birth through 12 years old. More info and to pre-register:

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend

March 20th, 2015 No comments


5. Community Room on King in Lancaster is hosting Music Friday Coffeehouse & Open Mic Night tonight (Mar 20) featuring Marty and Aaron from The Stars are Spies. The night is free but a donation will be taken. More Info: Community Room Facebook

4. Singer – songwriter duo Meg and the Right Sound will be performing at Emmaus Road Cafe tomorrow (Saturday, March 21) at 7pm.  The cafe is located at 1886 Lincoln Highway East in Lancaster. More Info: 717-478-3672.
3. FREE Easter Explosion tomorrow (Saturday, March 21) from 9:30-11am at Harrisburg Christian Performing Arts Center, Eisenhower Blvd., Middletown.  The event is open to students age 2 through six grade and includes an egg scramble, crafts and games. Rain or shine. Bring a basket or bag to carry home your goodies.  More Info: 717 939-9333.

2.  Lebanon Valley College will host its sixth annual Community Easter Egg Hunt Sunday, (March 22) at 2pm. The event, to be held on practice fields just north of the main campus. Parking will be available near the Arnold Sports Center. More Info:

1.  NORTH MUSEUM in Lancaster will reopen tomorrow (March 21) 10am-5pm with Free Admission following renovations. Enjoy the new 41 foot SciDome Theater, hands-on nature gallery, and upgraded dinosaur exhibit. The Museum is located on College Ave in Lancaster. For More information:

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend

March 13th, 2015 No comments


5. Rizetta’s Tones an American Celtic World Band will be in Concert for a special St. Patrick’s Day Themed Program Sunday (March 15) 2pm at the Eicher Arts Center, Grater Community Park in Ephrata. More Info: Eicher Arts Center Facebook Page

4. No Longer Alone Ministries FunFestival tomorrow (Saturday, March 14)10am-1pm at Lancaster Brethren In Christ Church. This Way UP will perform at 11am. Face painting, bouncy house, festival type games, magician, Chick-Fil-A Cow, Fish Pond and More. More Info:

3. The Promise Players will present Sarah Mae & Her Kinfolk Tonight, Tomorrow and Sunday (March 13-15) at Lampeter Church of the Brethren in Lancaster. Friday – 7:30pm, Saturday 2:30pm and 7:30pm and Sunday 2:30pm.  The concert is free but there is a suggested Donation amount to benefit Camp Andrews in Holtwood. More Info:

2. Moore’s Chapel’s Cabin Fever, tomorrow (Saturday, March 14) 11am to 2pm at Moore’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Elkton Maryland. Dozens of groups eager to show ways to “go outside and play” including crafts, activities and demonstrations from Freedom Hills Therapeutic Riding Center, Plumpton Park Zoo, Chesapeake Wooden Boat Builderns and More. More Info:

1.  Lititz Area Mennonite School’s Winter Carnival OPEN HOUSE tomorrow (Saturday, March 14) 8:30am-12:30pm at the School on East Newport Road in Lititz.. Carnival games, face painting, crafts and Kids Cookie Break Broadcasting Live. More Info:

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend

February 27th, 2015 No comments

FIVE FUN FREE FAMILY THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND!!! February 27, 28 and March 1, 2015

5. Lancaster County Youth Symphony String Orchestra Concert tomorrow (Saturday, Feb 28) 4pm at First Presbyterian Church, Orange Street in Lancaster. An offering will be taken. More Info:

4. Fourth Friday at the River Towns, tonight (Feb 27) 5-9pm at the Susquehanna River Towns of Columbia, Marietta, and Wrightsville. Music, shops, and special events. Take a self-guided tour and view exhibits from local artists. More Info:

3. St. Peter’s Musical Arts Concert featuring Celtic-themed musical performances and the Hooley School of Dance – Sunday (March 1) 7pm at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church on Delp Road in Lancaster. More Info:

2.Maple Sugar Festival Sunday (March 1) from Noon-4pm at  Fort Hunter Centennial Barn in Harrisburg. Taste real maple syrup on ice cream, try tapping a tree, see maple syrup and candy making. Many children’s activities and maple products for sale. More Info:

1. Green Eggs and Ham breakfast for kids and Dr. Seuss’ birthday celebration at Grace United Methodist Church in Mechanicsburg tomorrow (Sat. Feb. 28) Breakfast 8:30-10am. Dr. Seuss story time and crafts next door at the Simpson Public Library, 10:15-11:30am. Event is free but registration is preferred. More Info: 717-766-3282