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June 28, 2013 A priest who grew up in the Lutheran faith, a college professor who brings to light the “other” gospels and a semi-retired journalist/ marketing executive who loves to cook kosher have something in... more »»

Program reflects on Civil War's impact on seminary

June 7, 2013 The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg was in the hands of Americans considered to be the school’s enemies 150 years ag. more »»

Faith UCC to remember Sandy Hook shootings

June 7, 2013 Six months to the day of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elemen­tary School in Newtown, Conn., a church in Altoona will hold a community-wide service of prayer and remembrance. more »»

Clergy exchange sermons for chance to sing

May 17, 2013 A bunch of Methodist ministers will be standing on the platform at First United Methodist Church in Hollidaysburg Thursday, but none of them intend to preach. more »»

Making their voices known

May 10, 2013 Two teens from the Altoona area will get some air time and public recognition when they compete in a talent contest May 18 and 19. more »»

Getting ready to grow

May 3, 2013 Youth and adults at First Church of Christ did a little digging Sunday afternoon. They were not looking for buried treasure. more »»

Suffering for faith

April 26, 2013 n America, Christians can read their Bibles, convert to another faith or attend church services without thinking twic. more »»

Lutherans to celebrate

April 12, 2013 For much of their history in America, Lutherans have divided church territories into regions called “synods,’’ which means “coming together. more »»

Lutherans serve community, world

April 12, 2013 Like many faith groups, the Lutherans are generous when it comes to helping others and that spirit of generosity only strengthened when three major Lutheran groups became one 25 years ago to form th... more »»

Signs of Hope

April 5, 2013 Three local residents are being honored for their efforts to make the greater Altoona area more welcoming as well as serving as advocates for justice and mercy. more »»

No beast of burden

March 22, 2013 When she was about 4 years old, Elizabeth “Eli” Hess told her pastor that all pastors should have a donkey to celebrate Easter and Christmas. more »»

Jews honor traditions, make new ones for Passover

March 22, 2013 Passover is a time to appreciate the importance of freedom as well as celebrate the holiday with family. It is also a time to honor traditions, embracing old ones and perhaps establishing new ones. more »»

Winning life's battles

March 15, 2013 Everyday life can be a battle. Just ask Sheri Rose Shepherd. She was told by an English teacher during her teen years that she was born to lose. more »»

'Last Supper to be dramatized

March 15, 2013 When Jesus told his disciples that one of them would betray him, Scrip­ture says they began to question among themselves who might be the one. That period in history will be brought to life at 8 p.. more »»

Tebow’s mom to talk about his tough start

March 8, 2013 If it were not for the decision by a young missionary, there might not be such a thing as Tebowing. more »»

Alliance goes wild

March 1, 2013 Altoona Alliance Church is game for another wild night. more »»

Catholics bid farewell to spiritual director

March 1, 2013 When Father Sylvan Rouse was a young priest, people would want to talk about what was troubling them when they came to make their confessions to him, so he would tell them to stop by his house later... more »»

Spiritual directors guide clergy and laity

March 1, 2013 Not all Catholics may be familiar with the idea of a spiritual director, but according to Bishop Emeritus Joseph Adamec, several Catholics, including members of the clergy and the laity, use them on... more »»

Music for meditation

February 15, 2013 Lent is a time of introspection as Christians prepare for Easter. more »»

Joyful in Jamaica

February 8, 2013 Cathy Keefe and her daughter, Ashley Keefe, don’t mind getting a little dirty and sweaty when they visit Jamaica. It is all part of the package. more »»

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