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Real reflections

March 23, 2012 Allison Allen wants to shatter a few mirrors. The mirrors don’t exist in reality but reflect the images women have of themselves in their minds. more »»

Disciples express thoughts in 'Last Supper' drama

March 23, 2012 What better way to prepare for Holy Week than to reflect on the “Last Supper?” The final meal Christ shared with his 12 apostles is being dramatized by a local Catholic group for the 12th year. more »»

Last Saturdays

March 16, 2012 Canoe Creek Brethren in Christ Church rocks out concert-style one Saturday night a month. more »»

Beginning anew

March 9, 2012 Ruth Graham knows what it is like to have a pregnant unwed daughter. Not only did her daughter get pregnant once, but twic. more »»

Bishop Carroll teens join WIP to explore faith

March 9, 2012 EBENSBURG — Students at Bishop Carroll Catholic High School can join a club that isn’t found at most schools, even parochial ones. more »»

St. Michael the Archangel Parish traces inception to Civil War days

March 9, 2012 St. Michael the Arch­angel Catholic Church in Hollidays­burg got its start during the Civil War. more »»

Sew satisfying

March 2, 2012 Cheryl White has put smiles on the faces of more than 50 children that she will never see. The children live as far away as Africa or as close as Appalachia. more »»

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 »»

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