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New church in town

June 27, 2014 It’s Saturday night and an Altoona couple in their 20s are looking forward to a night out. Their destination? A church service. But it is no ordinary church service. more »»

How a person lives often is influenced by choices he makes

June 27, 2014 Have you ever had to make a life or death decision? I’ve been thinking about them for two reasons. more »»

Two win awards for Catholic publications

June 27, 2014 Kim Metzgar, director, and Jordan Hainsey, graphic designer, have won national awards from the Catholic Press Association for their work for St. Vincent Archabbey publications in Latrobe. more »»

Spiritual notes for June 27, 2014

June 27, 2014 The Wehnwood United Methodist Church Music Camp will present a program of orchestra and band music at 7 p.m. today at the Altoona Area Junior High School auditorium. It is open to the public. more »»

Family hunkers down in basement while storm rages

June 20, 2014 There’s an ancient Chinese proverb that says “A wise man heeds warnings.” Actually, it isn’t Chinese. And it isn’t particularly ancien. more »»

Making Catholicism dynamic

June 20, 2014 Sister Linda LaMagna was surfing the Internet about a year and a half ago when she came across a site called, Dynamic Catholic. “It just kind of popped up,” she said. more »»

Faith Day will be held at park

June 20, 2014 The Catholic Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown will sponsor its annual Faith Day on June 29 at DelGrosso’s Amusement Park in Tipton. Highlights will include Mass celebrated by Bishop Mark . more »»

Spiritual notes for June 20, 2014

June 20, 2014 Abundant Life Church, 231 Howard Ave., will host its fifth annual block party from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. more »»

Hymns part of concert

June 20, 2014 “Music Gettysburg! On Tour” returns to St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 115 E. Penn St., Martins­burg, at 4 p.m. Sunday with “Gather Us In: Songs and Hymns for Our Genera­tion. more »»

Vacation Bible School June 20, 2014

June 20, 2014 Claysburg Church of the Brethren, 577 Bedford St., Claysburg, will host vacation Bible school from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. more »»

Holy hour part of fortnight

June 20, 2014 The United States Con­ference of Catholic Bishops will sponsor a Fortnight for Freedom from Saturday through July 4. The theme will focus on the freedom to serve the vulnerable. more »»

Mount to offer two Merton packages

June 20, 2014 CRESSON — Mount Aloysius College’s Ecumenical Studies Center will present six days of exploration into the life and work of Trappist monk, Thomas Merton. more »»

St. John’s Reformed Church plans summer music festival

June 13, 2014 St. John’s Reformed Church, 906 Maple Ave., Hollidaysburg, will hold its annual Summer Christian Music Festival from 3:30 to 7 p.m. June 21 on the church ground. more »»

Conduct in schools a lot different than days of ‘Sweathogs’

June 13, 2014 You can learn a lot from a Sweathog. In case the name rings no bells, “Sweathogs” were a group of miscreant students in the ’70s sitcom “Welcome Back, Kotter. more »»

Providence youth spread joy in hospital

June 13, 2014 The youth of Providence Presbyterian Church delivered 55 Jared Boxes to patients at Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital May 31 for its spring mission project. more »»

Spiritual notes for June 13, 2014

June 13, 2014 Altoona Aglow will host Debbie Oakes of Windber at its meeting to be held at noon Monday at the Gourmet Buffet Res­taurant. Oakes will speak at 12:45 p.. more »»

Vacation Bible School June 13, 2014

June 13, 2014 Faith Bible Church, Route 220, Bellwood, will hold vacation Bible school for children ages 4 through those who are finishing fifth grade from 6 to 8:30 p.m. June 22 to 26. more »»

Hicks church to hold outdoor concert

June 6, 2014 DUNCANSVILLE — Hicks Memorial United Methodist Church will present a concert featuring music performances by Jack & Lilly, Tyne and the Fastlyne, and the CrossRoads Praise Ban. more »»

Birds find easy way into house but have tough time leaving

June 6, 2014 Life at the Smith house has been for the birds lately. A few weeks ago I walked out to the closed-in patio off our kitchen and discovered a dead bird lying under a window. more »»

Prince Gallitzin Cross honorees announced

June 6, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG —- Bishop Mark L. Bartchak of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, will present 11 individuals with the 2014 Prince Gallitzin Cross. more »»

 
 
 

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