Monday, July 10, 2017


LUKE 21:8-"And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them. WINKELMAN, PRESBYTERIAN PASTOR OF APOSTATE "PCUSA" CHURCH IN JERSEY SHORE, IN CHARGE OF "MINISTERIUM" OF AREA CHURCHES
 Charlie Winkelman | LinkedIn
“We’re targeting youth Wednesday night, and we’re planning to rock the place,” said Laura Winkelman, crusade committee member. “It’s going to be loud. Various churches are bringing their praise bands different nights, so each night there will be a different praise band from each church.”
 Rev. Richard Nyakaana, Guest minister 
@ Mennonite Church 4/19/2015

Jersey Shore Area Ministerium
(in care of Jersey Shore Presbyterian Church)
235 South Main Street
Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania 17740

2 CORINTHIANS 11:4-" For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.
DISCLAIMER by this blog's author:
These churches were listed on; 
republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, and research purposes.
Except for Calvary Baptist, Anthony Baptist, & Victory Baptist who are believed at 
this time to be non-participants, based on hearsay, and without sunbstantive proof, we 
must assume this list accurately reflects the membership of the entire ministerium 
referred to above who are in accord with this ecumenical event.    

Avis Church of Christ, Avis
Avis United Methodist Church, Avis
Calvary Baptist Church, Jersey Shore
Crossroads Community Church, Jersey Shore
Emmanuel Community Church, Avis
Fairplay Gospel Fellowship, Jersey Shore
Faith Fellowship Worship Center, Jersey Shore
First United Methodist Church, Jersey Shore
Garman Lutheran Church, Jersey Shore
Grace Fellowship, Avis
Grace Lutheran Church, Jersey Shore
Jersey Shore Area Assembly of God, Antes Fort
Jersey Shore Presbyterian Church, Jersey Shore
Larryville United Methodist Church
Lifetree Church, Jersey Shore
Lighthouse Wesleyan Church, Jersey Shore
Lycoming Christian Church, Linden
Maranatha Bible Church, Linden
Mountain View Alliance Church, Jersey Shore
Mt. Zion United Methodist Church
Nippenose Bible Fellowship, Nippenose Valley
Oval United Methodist Church, Oval
Phelps Chapel United Methodist Church, Avis
Saint James Lutheran Church, Oval
Saint John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Jersey Shore
Saint Luke's Catholic Church, Jersey Shore
Salladasburg United Methodist Church, Salladasburg
Trinity Episcopal Church, Jersey Shore
Trinity United Methodist Church, Jersey Shore
United Methodist Church, Antes Fort & Oriole
United Methodist (Pine Run & St. John's), Linden
Victory Baptist Church, Linden
Walnut Street Baptist Church, Avis
‘Jersey Shore for Jesus’ crusade planned
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JERSEY SHORE — The Jersey Shore Area Ministerium is planning a five-day, multi-church, evangelistic crusade for the area with visiting international evangelist Pastor Richard Nyakaana from Uganda.
The crusade is called “Jersey Shore for Jesus 2017” and it is planned for Sunday through Thursday evenings, July 9 to 13, the week immediately following the Town Meeting Festival.
Musicians from area churches are invited to be a part of the programs, and volunteers from the churches will be trained as counselors who will help those who respond during the crusade.
Pastor Nyakaana provides pastoral oversight for eight churches in Uganda, five of which he founded. He has done evangelistic rallies at high schools and colleges in Uganda and the surrounding countries, and more recently, at churches in the United States, for more than 20 years.
His ministry (New Song Churches, ISCEM) provides schooling support and resources for 45 orphans in Uganda, with more than 200 on a waiting list. The ministry is also in the process of building a school, with hopes for a future Bible seminary and a radio outreach.
Pastor Nyakaana is also a gospel singer, music instructor and songwriter, with several popular albums playing on local Christian radio in Kampala, Uganda’s capital. He typically sings, plays his guitar, leads familiar praise songs (in English, the national language of Uganda), and teaches Ugandan African songs with enthusiasm before his preaching. He has started a school in Uganda to teach worship-leading and music for other church leaders and musicians, which provides all his personal income and some of the funding for his ministry.
He received Christ as his Savior during the terror-filled genocidal reign of Idi Amin in Uganda. He is no stranger to tragedy, having lost all of his eight brothers and sisters, some to the AIDS epidemic in Africa, his first wife to a stroke, and his first son to an accident at age 2. However, he says, his deep faith in Jesus enabled him to persevere in life and ministry, leading hundreds of people to Christ and becoming a church-planter. Today he is remarried, and his wife Claire and three children are a great support to his ministry.
Grateful for the American missionaries who brought Christianity to Africa, Richard now feels a calling to mission work in America and does evangelistic rallies and mission conferences at churches in the United States for several months each year.
He has sung and preached here before, at the Jersey Shore Presbyterian Church, with a great response, reports Rev. Charlie Winkelman, pastor of that church and president of the ministerium.
The local church has helped support Pastor Nyakaana’s missionary work.
Jersey Shore churches find unity 
in bringing area back to Jesus
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JERSEY SHORE — A pastor from Uganda and over 30 churches in the Jersey Shore area have come together in a combined crusade for a five night mission event to help bring the area back to God.
The event, Jersey Shore for Jesus, will be held from July 9 to 13 at the Jersey Shore Football Stadium. Gates open at 6:30 p.m.
“There’s been some wonderful reconciliation within the churches with unity and coming together,” said Charlie Winkelman, president of Jersey Shore ministerium. “There have been church splits in the past, and the various churches that have split are coming together for this. That’s exciting.”
He said a side effect of having a crusade is bringing unity across the churches of all Christian denominations in the name of Jesus.
“There’s a lot of secondary issues. There’s speaking in tongues, when do you get baptized, pacifism and all these kinds of issues that separate us denominationally … but we all share in common that relationship with Jesus Christ as lord and savior,” he said. “That’s what we’re focusing on.”
He said he hopes to see the event bring people back to Jesus. If anyone in the Jersey Shore area may be interested in renewing their relationship with God but perhaps felt uncertain which church might be a good one to try, the event will also work for a great opportunity to meet connections across many churches.
Pastor Richard Nyakaana, international evangelist who has spoken throughout Uganda and the United States for over 20 years, will be the event speaker.
Nyakaana said that he is often surprised by the lack of connection many Americans have with Jesus and the church.
“I don’t know what excuse Americans will give God,” Nyakaana said. “Everything is available for them. They have enough Christian books. They have Wi-Fi. They can listen to preachers on computers. They can watch television stations which have preachers … It surprises me.”
He said people in Africa walk miles to go to churches that have no roofs, and congregations that meet under trees and share Bibles. He was fascinated that there are Bibles that sit inside churches all week long, unused until Sundays when there are people in Africa who would read them at any opportunity. It was the American’s distance from God that made him become a minister in America.
“All human beings have a desire to know God, and I think we are all created in God’s image,” Nyakaana said. “All the blood in human beings is the same. It’s all red.”
He said that the questions people ask in America about faith are similar to any other place.
“It’s the same craving, the same desire for faith. The cultures and the thinking differs totally,” he said.
He said he learned about America through missionaries that came to Africa, but when he arrived himself, he found that many Americans did not follow the word of God like he believed.
“I felt selfish that I was running back to care for Africa, yet I looked back at America and felt the … churches sliding downwards,” he said.
“I felt concerned, and the Holy Spirit talked to my heart and told me, ‘Do you think it’s only Ugandans who are important souls in the sight of God?’ Americans are very important, and they need to be cared for,” he said.
He said he wants to help guide Americans back to church and back to the Christian faith.
With the five day event that he will be speaking at, he hopes to reach new people for the Lord.
“I want God to be glorified … He is glorified when there are many disciples, when there’s a lot of fruit,” Charlie Winkelman said. “We would love to have many people coming from all kinds of situations and all kinds of different problems and give their life to Christ, accept him as savior and Lord, start a relationship with him and grow with that.”
He said they have a great vision to fill all the churches in the area, and they’re calling on God for help in their crusade to bring people back to church.
“We’ve seen God do this in the past,” he said. “We’re praying that God would do it again.”
The event is free and open to the public. Each night will have a different theme, with a youth night on Wednesday.
“We’re targeting youth Wednesday night, and we’re planning to rock the place,” said Laura Winkelman, crusade committee member. “It’s going to be loud. Various churches are bringing their praise bands different nights, so each night there will be a different praise band from each church.”
She said that they have been preparing for the event for months.
 What’s Wrong With Soulfest?
 "Ecumenicalism is a big movement in the world today. For the purposes of this article, ecumenicalism is defined as “a movement seeking unity among groups that profess to be Christian.” It seems everybody wants unity today. Unity among Christians is a good goal, yet when a move towards unity contradicts Scripture’s teaching, that is when we have trouble. So let’s turn to Scripture briefly. Scripture is clear on the issue of who we should fellowship with. For example, we have a clear directive in Ephesians.
And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. Eph. 5:11
 God’s word says that we are not to fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.” Reprove them! There is no biblical argument for promoting ecumenicalism; for getting cozy with those who teach and promote false doctrines, or to fellowship with self-professing Christians who are part of a false religion.
I cannot emphasize the spiritual danger that young people and adults are in when they attend these concerts. There is a great danger especially to those who are either very new Christians, or are not saved at all. The influences of these popular artists are very strong, and can lead a young person to accept things that are not true and that are unbiblical. There is often a resulting emotional high that comes during many of these performances, and emotion can drive many to an experience that is false and does not last. Those who are reading should consider carefully what kind of “Christian” concerts they attend. Most often, it is not as Christian as you think it is. Be wise, and use discernment."