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Liberia beckons college lecturer

February 21, 2014 Liberia is a small developing country in West Africa. But it means much more to the Rev. Dr. more »»

Family escapes conflict despite circumstances

February 21, 2014 Mlen-Too Wesley, an instructor at Penn State Altoona and an ordained minister who preaches at Juniata Presby­terian Church, knows what it is like to live in a war-torn country with no way to escape. more »»

Women help autistic kids

February 14, 2014 Children with autism have a tough time concentrating. They spin objects, run around in circles or fail to notice when you call their nam. more »»

Group enjoys time of sewing and sharing

February 14, 2014 Trinity Stitchers unofficially started with one or two people and now about 15 women who enjoying sewing are part of the group. more »»

Feast to focus on nature

February 7, 2014 Charles Alsheimer, outdoors communicator, hopes to encourage people to enjoy nature a little more when he speaks at the Altoona Alliance Church’s wild game feast. The event will be held at 5 p.m. more »»

Christian unity focus of TV show

February 7, 2014 A new program about Christian beliefs and traditions is being presented on the Public Access Channel. more »»

Concert to feature St. Patrick’s director of music

February 7, 2014 A little more than a decade ago, Jennifer Pascual became the first woman to be named the director of music at the famous St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York. more »»

Overflowing with goodness

January 31, 2014 Pastor Richard Cox doesn’t need a pulpit to share God’s love. The leader of the newly organized Overflow Church believes in meeting people where they are, not having them come to him. more »»

Area Christians to demonstrate unity

January 24, 2014 Christians believe that expressing their unity is important. One of the ways they do that annually is to worship and pray together at the Ecumenical Wor­ship Service of Praise, Preaching and Pray. more »»

An unforgettable weekend

January 17, 2014 Joe and Celia Fagnani of Altoona thought they were in for a fun time, maybe even some dancing, when they signed up for a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend a decade ago. more »»

Bishop asks ‘Where is Bethlehem?’

December 21, 2013 Focusing on the way to the town of Jesus’ birth, Bishop Mark L. more »»

Tragedy fails to shake faith

December 13, 2013 GEESEYTOWN —Whiffs of roasted chicken fill the air in the hall at Juniata Valley Gospel Church in Lower Reese, Hollidaysburg, on a recent Wednesday afternoon. more »»

Second Avenue UM to celebrate

December 13, 2013 Second Avenue United Methodist Church will celebrate 125 years of serving the Altoona area on Sun­day. A special service combining traditional and contemporary worship styles will be held at 10 a.m. more »»

Judges to have roles in community Advent service

December 6, 2013 Two Blair County judges will participate in an Advent service Sunday at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, sponsored by the Altoona Area Christian Coalition. more »»

Former minister honored

November 29, 2013 Bethany Lutheran Church bestowed the honor of pastor emeritus on the Rev. Carl Alexy Sunday. more »»

A place to find hope

November 22, 2013 TYRONE — As one of the team captains, Nate Verilla played a key role on the Tyrone Area High School 1999 PIAA Class AA state championship football team. more »»

First steps were rugged

November 22, 2013 Moving back to Tyrone and establishing Joshua House was not Jim Kilmartin’s plan 15 years ago. “In the natural, it was the last place I wanted to be,” he sai. more »»

Jewish families to celebrate Thanksgivukkah

November 22, 2013 During most holiday seasons, Jewish families are part of the December frenzy, shopping for food and gifts in preparation for Hanukkah. But not this yea. more »»

Sustained by prayers

November 15, 2013 Chuck Phelps’ celebration of a new life-sustaining liver did not last long. He only had it a few days when he got the news that it had to come out. more »»

Priest with gift of healing coming to Cathedral

November 15, 2013 The Charismatic Prayer Group at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament will host its first Mass with Prayers and Blessings for Healing later this month. It will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. more »»

 
 

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