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Caring for the helpless

February 24, 2012 High school sweethearts Dick and Judy Ford of Martinsburg felt compelled to serve the Lord since they were youn. more »»

Glimpses of the Passion

February 17, 2012 An exhibit at the Blair County Arts Foundation office depicts the day Christ was crucified from a different perspective. “Station(ary)” by Brian A. more »»

Seeking transformation

February 10, 2012 A preacher and the leader of a program for recovering drug addicts will talk about how their town of Man­chester, Ky. more »»

ELM supports moms

January 27, 2012 TYRONE — When a woman learns she is going to have a baby, she can experience great joy. Depending on the circumstances, she can also experience fear, worry and stress. more »»

Historic churches to get new life

January 27, 2012 JOHNSTOWN — 1901 Church Inc., a private not-for-profit corporation, is working to conserve three closed Catholic churches in Cam­bria City. The churches — SS. Casimir and Emerich, St. more »»

Counselor to offer seminar on fighting sexual addictions

January 20, 2012 Addictions can be obvious, such as someone struggling with drugs or alcohol, or they can be hidden, such as someone struggling with sexual issue. more »»

Musical prayers

January 13, 2012 Contemporary Christian artist Matt Maher will have a mission in mind when he sings in Altoona next week. He just wants concert-goers to have fun. more »»

Women focus of Signs of Justice event

January 13, 2012 In conjunction with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, the Altoona Area Chris­tian Coalition is offering its annual Signs of Justice progra. more »»

Mount Zion Baptist minister will retire

December 30, 2011 In the children’s classic “The Wizard of Oz,” the wizard tells the tin woodsman that the true measure of a man’s heart is not how much he loves, but how much he is loved by others. more »»

Waiting for Christmas

December 23, 2011 On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to m. more »»

Hanukkah celebrates faith

December 16, 2011 The lure of Christmas magic is hard to ignore, and Jewish families can get sucked into the frenzy, essentially making Hanukkah seem more like a Jewish Christmas. more »»

Sorrow amidst joy

December 9, 2011 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Pastor Dennis Derr will be wrapping a Christmas present this year that he did not buy but will be for him. The tag will read “To Dennis, From Dad. more »»

St. Matthew's relives Jesus' birth

December 2, 2011 For more than a decade, St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Martinsburg has given visitors an opportunity to step into the time and places surrounding the birth of Jesus Christ. more »»

Champion Life Church moves

December 2, 2011 How many people does it take to move a church? Champion Life Church Rev. James Baldwin isn’t sure. He calls the feat of moving his church in a limited time period a miracl. more »»

Tour reflects past Christmases

November 25, 2011 A winter wonderland tour featuring vintage displays, decorated theme trees and the message at the heart of Christ­mas awaits visitors at the HIStory of Christmas program being held at Evangelical... more »»

Hitting the air waves

November 18, 2011 The Roman Catholic Diocese of Johnstown-Altoona is taking to the airwaves with two new television programs on the Public Access Channel, and possibly on local television as wel. more »»

Christians to gather at Cathedral for Festival of Hope

November 11, 2011 In today’s troubled times, the message of hope is more important than ever. An interdenominational event to get that message across will be held at 3 p.m. Nov. more »»

Priest at St. Luke’s serves in interim role

November 11, 2011 After serving All Saints Episcopal Church in Hershey for almost 20 years, Father Fred Miller decided it was time for a change. “I wanted to do something different. more »»

Hollidaysburg woman seeks donations for Thanksgiving

November 11, 2011 By Linda T. Gracey Ginny Helsel of Holli­daysburg hopes to make Thanksgiving a blessed holiday for 35 families in Blair and Cambria County. more »»

Author to speak in Altoona

November 11, 2011 A rabbi known for his writing and translations of the Hebrew Bible will speak at three different area venues next weekend. more »»

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