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Horrific situations occur in the best of churches

October 31, 2014 I would like to start this column with a qualifier of sorts: I’m not a big fan of Halloween. more »»

 
 
 
Spiritual notes for Oct. 31, 2014

October 31, 2014 Simpson-Temple United Parish, 2212 Sixth Ave., will hold a holiday bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. It will include craft and bake sales and a “Kidz Korner. more »»

Theology on Tap sessions designed for young adults

October 31, 2014 In honor of Pope Francis, the Catholic Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown is sponsoring a Theology on Tap series focusing on the Holy Father. more »»

Friend did work of God outside walls of church

October 31, 2014 Lately, I’ve been thinking about my friend, Charles, and missing him. more »»

Churches to offer treats in spirit of fun

October 24, 2014 Parents who are looking for a safe place for their kids to enjoy Halloween can take them to trunk or treat or costume events held in neighborhoods throughout Altoona. more »»

Paths of life revival theme at Woodbury

October 24, 2014 Pastor Keith Showalter will challenge those attending a revival at Woodbury Church of the Brethren, 4359 Woodbury Pike, by asking: “Which Path Are You On?” He will use Matthew 7:13-27 to show how ... more »»

Surgical ordeal causes pain but brings healing

October 24, 2014 Sometimes you have to hurt before you can heal. I’ve been vividly aware of this concept for the last couple of weeks. It all began when I was diagnosed as having a kidney stone back in June. more »»

Spiritual notes for Oct. 24, 2014

October 24, 2014 Hollidaysburg Church of the Brethren, 1028 Penn St., Hollidaysburg, will hold an arts and crafts show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 1. It will feature works by many local artisans, baked goods and food. more »»

Repair costs can be burden

October 17, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Old churches across Western Pennsylvania are dealing with soaring maintenance costs, but declining membership in many of the churches often limits the work they can afford to do. more »»

Experts work on preservation

October 17, 2014 JERUSALEM — With survivors dying in growing numbers and their live testimonies soon to be a thing of the past, Holocaust commemoration efforts are increasingly focused around preserving the... more »»

Pope faces hopes, risks at family conference

October 17, 2014 VATICAN CITY — From his stylish living room overlooking St. more »»

Muslim hipsters fusing fashion, faith

October 17, 2014 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Fashion-conscious Muslim women from Kuala Lampur to Los Angeles who wear the Islamic headscarf, known as the hijab, have had to get creative. more »»

Following Jesus more like dance than a march

October 17, 2014 There is a story about two monks walking along the road when they come to a river. A beautiful woman is standing there. She can’t figure out how to continue her journe. more »»

Couple bridges religious divide

October 17, 2014 FORT WAYNE, Ind. — For the past 18 years, Pyi and Nancy Htoo have struck a balance between her Midwestern German background and his Burmese culture. more »»

Slavery backdrop for book on trust

October 17, 2014 DEKALB, Ill. — William and Jane Ann Moore hope people will discover the words of abolitionist Owen Lovejoy and, like them, find his words as powerful today as they were 150 years ago. more »»

Buddhist monastery opens in Indiana

October 17, 2014 BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A 21,000-square-foot Tibetan Buddhist monastery under construction in Bloomington for two years has opened. more »»

Caring for hangnail turns into messy, smelly endeavor

October 17, 2014 It’s funny how the most innocent circumstances can turn into a big mess. Last week my daughter Val was having some problems with one of her fingers. more »»

Life after Nickel Mines

October 10, 2014 Marie Roberts Monville went from being an unassuming spouse and mom to the wife of a man who committed one of the most shocking crimes in the nation overnigh. more »»

Aglow to present trafficking concerns

October 10, 2014 Susan Vigliano will speak about human trafficking and how it is occurring in Pennsylvania, including Altoona, at two events being sponsored by the South Central Pennsylvania Team of Aglow ... more »»

A quiet spirit discovers words that enrich life

October 10, 2014 A husband and wife had been married for many years when the husband began to fear that his wife was going deaf. He implemented an informal exam. more »»

St. Thomas Aquinas observes 125th anniversary

October 10, 2014 ASHVILLE — St. Thomas Aquinas Parish recently observed its 125th anniversary. The church held a Mass Sept. 7 concelebrated by Bishop Mark L. more »»

 
 

Ghost Hunt at Baker Mansion October 31, 2014

The Ghost Hunt/Birthday Party will be at Baker Mansion on Friday Oct 31st from 7:00 – 11:00 pm.

Sylvester Baker (1825-1907) was born October 31, 1825; he would have been 189 this year. Come celebrate Sylvester’s birthday. more »

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