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Spiritual notes

November 20, 2015 Free lunches -- The Twenty-eighth Street Church of the Brethren, 2800 Union Ave., (across from Tuckahoe Park) will hold its free community soup lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. more »»

Panel to consider Earth’s woes

November 6, 2015 Care for the Earth is a worldwide concern. Ice caps are melting and drought is occurring on land that was once fertile. more »»

Priest feels at home in Altoona

November 6, 2015 Father Josh Shipman was hoping to start his vocation as a priest in Colorado until he learned about St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Altoon. more »»

Bible conference to focus on creation

November 6, 2015 The Central Pennsylvania Bible Conference will hold its 2015 fall session at 6 p.m. Nov. 15 and 7 p.m. Nov. 16-17 at The Faith Baptist Church of Altoona. more »»

Temple to remember ‘Night of Broken Glass’

November 6, 2015 Temple Beth Israel, 3004 Union Ave., is inviting the community at large to a special Shabbat (Sabbath) program called “All the Right People” in remembrance of Kristallnacht. more »»

Ladies Encounter plans prayer and praise event

November 6, 2015 Ladies Encounter will hold its fall prayer and praise event from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Fellowship Community Centre (adjacent to the Martinsburg Church of God), 117 S. Market St., Martinsburg. more »»

TV courtroom judges entertain while making serious decisions

November 6, 2015 At the risk of seeming judgmental, I would like to do some, well, judging. My aim is to judge judges, as a matter of fact. Actually, I’m referring to TV judges, the only type I’m familiar with. more »»

Spiritual notes

November 6, 2015 Christ United Methodist Church, 1359 Pennsylvania Ave., Tyrone, will hold a basket auction at 1 p.m. Nov. 15. The event will continue until all the baskets are sold. more »»

Steelers coming to Overflow Church

October 30, 2015 For the next three Sundays, Overflow Church, 127 Fifth Ave., will toss a little football into messages on faith. more »»

Francis urges interfaith relations

October 30, 2015 VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis marked the 50th anniversary of the turning point in the Catholic Church’s relations with Jews and people of other faiths by calling Wednesday for greater interfaith... more »»

Film illuminates Boston clergy abuse scandal

October 30, 2015 BOSTON — It was a scandal that shook the Roman Catholic Church to its core: Hundreds of priests molested children for decades and got away with it because church leaders covered it up. more »»

Catholic bishops issue appeal to Paris climate talks

October 30, 2015 VATICAN CITY — Cath­olic patriarchs, cardinals and bishops representing five continents appealed to climate negotiators earlier this week to approve a “transformative” and fair, legally binding... more »»

Pastor planned to be a lawyer

October 30, 2015 The Rev. J. Andrew McCaffery is a Lutheran pastor, but he did not grow up in that faith tradition. It was during his college years that he decided to make the switch. more »»

Fairfield Four to sing at Huntingdon church

October 30, 2015 HUNTINGDON — The Fairfield Four, one of the most influential gospel quartets of all time, will perform the sacred music that has gained them acclaim across the world at The Stone Church of the... more »»

Mormons acknowledge polygamy days at museum

October 30, 2015 SALT LAKE CITY — The Mormon church’s renovated history museum features a small and surprising display about an uncomfortable part of the faith’s history that for generations has been glossed over:... more »»

Strange noise causes quite a commotion on chilly day

October 30, 2015 The unknown can be pretty scary. My family realized this a few days ago. It was a little after six in the morning, and my husband, Bob, and I were headed to work. more »»

Center seeks clinic status

October 23, 2015 TYRONE — ELM Pregnancy Center is taking another step in living up to its name that Every Life Matters. more »»

Churches to offer events for Halloween

October 23, 2015 Light the Night n Simpson-Temple United Parish, 2212 Sixth Ave., will host its annual free Light the Night Outreach event from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the church yard. Games and treats are planne. more »»

Simulcast to feature final Women of Faith conference

October 23, 2015 From Mirror staff reports The Women of Faith 2015 - Loved — The Farewell Tour has ended, but local women who did not travel to Philadelphia or some other city to see the speakers in person can tak... more »»

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