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A new home for Easter

April 18, 2014 Spring of Hope Community Church will celebrate two miracles on Easter — the Resurrection and finally being able to worship in a place the congregation can call its ow. more »»

Francis washes feet of elderly, disabled

April 18, 2014 ROME — Pope Francis washed the feet of 12 disabled and elderly people Thursday — women and non-Catholics among them — in a pre-Easter ritual designed to show his willingness to serve others like a... more »»

Museum to honor life of Pope John Paul II

April 18, 2014 WADOWICE, Poland — A new museum in Poland is offering viewers a chance to see what it’s like to walk in the shoes of a saint — or at least to have a look at the black socks he wore for the journey. more »»

Study says text noting ‘Jesus’ wife’ not a fake

April 18, 2014 BOSTON — New scientific tests suggest a fragment of papyrus in which Jesus speaks of “my wife” is more likely an ancient document than a forgery, according to an article published recently by the... more »»

Christians to celebrate Resurrection

April 18, 2014 The following churches have announced their Easter services for Sunday when they celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ: Altoona Alliance Church, 3220 Pleasant Valley Blvd. — 7 a.m. more »»

Stolen synagogue textile returns to Poland from US

April 18, 2014 PRAGUE — A 19th-century synagogue textile stolen by the Nazis has returned to the Czech Republic after being discovered in the United States last year, officials said recently. more »»

Alamo’s ministries properties gutted

April 18, 2014 TEXARKANA, Ark. more »»

Islamic influence in schools probed

April 18, 2014 LONDON (AP) — The city of Birmingham in central England has expanded an investigation into an alleged Muslim plot to greatly expand Islamic influence in the city’s school system. more »»

Cozy night at home does not compare to attending drama

April 18, 2014 I have always appreciated Robert Frost’s poetry. When I was an undergraduate, I used his poem “The Road Not Taken” as the subject of my English 101 paper. Basically, Frost’s poem is about choices. more »»

Spiritual notes

April 18, 2014 Greenwood United Methodist Church, 1505 E. Walton Ave., will host at Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. Saturda. more »»

Lutheran women plan conference

April 18, 2014 The Allegheny Synodical Women’s Organization of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America will meet for its 27th annual convention from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 3 at St. more »»

Greene Hills RV Park announces chaplain

April 18, 2014 Vance Hart of Williams­burg has been named the chaplain for the 2014 season at Greene Hills RV Park, Alexandria. more »»

Altoona Full Gospel sets women’s event

April 18, 2014 Altoona Full Gospel Church, 120 Roswell St., will hold its annual women’s spring conference at 7 p.m. May 2 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 3. The theme is “Be Holy, For I Am Holy. more »»

Priest continues blessing of fleet

April 18, 2014 PASS CHRISTIAN, Miss. (AP) — A Roman Catholic priest has prayed over the boats and crews in Pass Christian, Miss. more »»

Seder celebrates freedom

April 11, 2014 HUNTINGDON — Jews, Christians and Muslims shared a meal at Juniata College Wednesday night. It was no ordinary meal. more »»

Annual drama to make its debut at Protestant church

April 4, 2014 Once a year for 13 years, 13 Catholic men have dramatized the story of the Last Supper in a Catholic parish. This year, the players are the same, but the venue crosses traditional lines. more »»

Artist Servello illustrates book about prophecy

April 4, 2014 A book about prophecy has been illustrated by Joe Servello, who did the artwork to help a friend. more »»

Women cover the basics

March 28, 2014 The Lydia Ladies Circle of First United Methodist Church in Hollidaysburg is helping moms and babies all over the world as well as in the Altoona area. more »»

Catholic convert will speak at St. Francis

March 21, 2014 When his beloved Catholic grandmother died, Scott Hahn tore apart her rosary beads and threw them in the garbage can. more »»

Singer to talk about serenity

March 7, 2014 Life can get cluttered sometime. more »»

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