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No peace at sacred ground

October 16, 2015 JERUSALEM — Jewish and Muslim grassroots groups, self-declared defenders of their faiths, have played a key role in rising Israeli-Palestinian tensions, stepping up activities at a contested... more »»

Pilot shares about flight with pope

October 16, 2015 TULSA, Okla. — American Airlines pilot Capt. Gary Beam carried a huge secret for more than a month: that he had been selected to fly Pope Francis back to Rome. more »»

Marine base in Hawaii to keep ‘God bless’ sign

October 16, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — A Marine base on Oahu is keeping its “God bless the military” sign despite pressure from a religious freedom group. Marine Corps Base Hawaii commander Col. Sean C. more »»

No need to spin roulette wheel to give life a whirl in Las Vegas

October 16, 2015 Isn’t it good to know that God can find us anywhere? Since joining the mighty throng on Facebook, I’ve reconnected with relatives living in a place where I lived decades ago: Las Vegas, Nev. more »»

Family Life Office sets weekend of sessions for engaged couples

October 16, 2015 The Family Life Office of the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese has scheduled an Engaged Couples Weekend for Nov. 6-8 at the Sacred Heart Spirituality Center, 1872 Munster Road, Portag. more »»

Responding to pope’s call

October 9, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Sister Cynthia Meyer, the executive director at St. more »»

Women knit and crochet winter accessories

October 9, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The residents of St. Leonard’s Home didn’t forget adults when they decided to answer Pope Francis’ call to help those in need by providing layettes for babies. more »»

Organ concert to feature classical, contemporary music

October 9, 2015 The sound of the organ is well known in churches and sporting events. “It’s a sound that totally envelopes you,” said Claude Fabinyi, organist at First Evangelical Lutheran Church. more »»

Spiritual notes

October 9, 2015 Temple Beth Israel, 3004 Union Ave., will hold a blessing of the animals at 12:15 p.m. more »»

Seamstress can’t seem to put needle and thread together

October 9, 2015 A stitch in time saves nine. Whoever said that clearly never watched me sew. I’m a firm believer that each person comes equipped with his or her own gifting. more »»

Pastor’s plan was to be athletic trainer

October 9, 2015 By Linda T. Gracey lgracey@altoonamirror.com John Telyea is a football official for high school games, a hockey goalie and a pastor. more »»

Nickel Mines tragedy revisited

October 2, 2015 Today marks the most devastating day in Marie Roberts Monville’s life. more »»

Teacher did not plan to be a pastor

October 2, 2015 David O’Hara never started out to be a pastor, but he believes it was God’s plan. He was raised in a home where his mother was Presbyterian and his father was Catholi. more »»

Teens from Cresson minister in Costa Rica

October 2, 2015 Two teens from Cresson Alliance Church, Creed Conway and Alexis McMullen, ministered to the people of Costa Rica as part of a team from Teen Ques. more »»

Spiritual notes

October 2, 2015 The Altar Rosary Society of St. Benedict Church, Carrolltown, will hold a fall arts and crafts show and pie sale from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 10 in the church hall. more »»

Family finds it takes time to adjust to new furniture

October 2, 2015 “Out with the old and in with the new.” My husband, Bob, posted these words on Facebook along with two pictures of furniture. more »»

Faith Baptist Church schedules fall revival

October 2, 2015 The Faith Baptist Church of Altoona, 315 40th St., has announced its fall revival with Dr. John Hodge. Sessions will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 11 and at 7 p.m. Oct. 12 to 14. more »»

Sing out comforts families

September 25, 2015 Uplifting music and stories about violent crimes don’t seem like they belong together, but people who have attended a Sing Out for Crime Victims would say otherwise. more »»

Claysburg COB plans renewal week

September 25, 2015 Claysburg Church of the Brethren, 577 Bedford St., Claysburg, will hold spiritual renewal services from Sunday through Wednesday. more »»

Riggles Gap Bible Church plans revival

September 25, 2015 Riggles Gap Bible Church, 613 Lear Road, will hold fall revival services at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Oct. 4 and at 7 p.m. Oct. 5 to 9 with evangelist Alton Beal. more »»

 
 
 

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