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Maxwell House Haggadah evokes memories

April 15, 2011 It is the Haggadah many Jewish people grew up reading at Seder tables during Passover—-the Maxwell House Haggadah, which has been offered free at supermarkets since the early 1930s. more »»

Spiritual renewal

April 8, 2011 Encouragement, comfort, guidance and peace are some of the blessings Catholics receive at the Cathedral Charismatic Prayer Group. But the blessings are only part of the picture. more »»

Keeping kids safe

March 25, 2011 A house of worship is the last place a child should be harmed, and local churches are taking measures to ensure children are saf. more »»

Symbols may signal strife

March 18, 2011 Walking the streets of Old Jerusalem can be tricky. The one-kilometer wide city is divided into four unequal quarters — Ar­men­ian, Christian, Jewish and Muslim. more »»

An Irish blessing

March 11, 2011 As Protestants and Catholics worship together for an Irish spiritual service in Tyrone next weekend, the disharmony in Northern Ireland will seem like a world away. more »»

Altoona Alliance to hold services at Jewish temple

March 4, 2011 Members of Altoona Alliance Church, who lost their facility to a fire in May 2007, will worship at Temple Beth Israel for the next few months. more »»

Lenten reflections

March 4, 2011 A time to meditate while listening to music is among the weekly Lenten services being offered at area churches. The annual free concert series will be held at 12:30 p.m. more »»

Rock solid promises

February 25, 2011 Sheila Walsh believes God’s promises possess a richer and deeper meaning than most people realize. She will present her insights when she speaks March 26 at a Ladies Encounter even. more »»

Coalition honors Signs of Hope recipients

February 25, 2011 People whose contributions make Altoona a better place to live were honored Thursday night at the Altoona Area Christian Coaltion’s Remarkable Signs of Hope banquet held at the Greater Altoona Caree... more »»

Jewish community remembers friend 'Moe'

February 25, 2011 A light has gone out in the Altoona Jewish community with the passing of Morris “Moe” Antikol. Antikol, who died Feb. more »»

Brethren church celebrates new organ

February 25, 2011 With the rise in popularity of praise bands and Christian rock, the organ may appear to be an antiquated instrument. Hollidaysburg Church of the Brethren members beg to differ. more »»

Third Day: 'Move'

February 11, 2011 Be prepared to be moved as Christian Rock Band Third Day heads to the Cambria County War Memorial Arena in Johnstown at 7 p.m. March 26. more »»

Pastor used to minister at Grand Canyon

February 11, 2011 Joe Surin and his family left Arizona in the summer to serve in Roaring Spring, where Surin is pastor of the First Church of the Brethren. “I felt called to this specific church,” Surin said. more »»

‘Awake’ calling men

February 4, 2011 An Army helicopter pilot and a police chaplain will talk about their unforgettable experiences when they speak in Altoona later this month. more »»

Strong in his spirit

January 28, 2011 Joe Himes was given no hope when he was born, but when he got older, he gave hope to others. more »»

Texting in the pews

January 21, 2011 If you could listen to a sermon over the Internet, would you still go to church? For most people, the answer is yes. more »»

Traveling tenor

January 14, 2011 Jim Worthing has sung for congressmen and TV viewers, but he gets just as much joy singing before a church congregation or nursing home residents. more »»

Teens mix fun & faith

January 7, 2011 To connect with teenagers, you don’t have to act like one. You do, however, have to understand their worl. more »»

O holy night

December 24, 2010 Churches throughout the area will be holding services to celebrate the birth of Christ tonight. Some will begin when the first stars appear in the sky, others will wait until midnigh. more »»

New beginnings

December 17, 2010 Years of holding Sunday school in hallways, prayer meetings in an insurance company’s office and social gatherings at a high school will soon end for Grace Baptist Church of Tyrone. more »»

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