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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 »»

Cantatas tell the Christmas story

December 10, 2010 Churches throughout the area will celebrate Christmas with cantatas that tell the story of Jesus’ birth through song during the next two weeks. Among them will be a cantata presented at 8:30 a.m. Dec. more »»

Yoga & Christianity

December 3, 2010 The lights are off. The room is quiet except for mesmerizing music in the background. Everyone is still; their minds drifting to peaceful place. more »»

It's Hanukkah

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Juniata Valley Gospel Church builds social hall

December 3, 2010 After six years of planning, the vision of a social hall is becoming reality for the Juniata Valley Gospel Church. more »»

Christians coming together for Advent

December 3, 2010 Advent is a season of hope and anticipation leading up to the celebration of Christ’s birth. For the third year, the Altoona Area Christian Coalition will hold an ecumenical service at 3 p.. more »»

Going back in time

November 26, 2010 DUNCANSVILLE — HIStory of Christmas at the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Duncansville could bring back memories for some participants and enlighten others about how Christmas used to be celebrat. more »»

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