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Ten Commandments suit withdrawn

August 19, 2016 CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) — There will not be a trial on a Ten Command­ments dispute in western Maryland. The plaintiff has withdrawn his lawsuit. more »»

Prayerful posts draw warning

August 19, 2016 DALLAS (AP) — A Texas defense attorney is being told to refrain from revealing details about ongoing trials in his prayerful posts on social media. more »»

Evangelist: Religious liberties being challenged

August 12, 2016 Most preachers want people to know what the Bible says about living a fulfilling life, but evangelist David Kistler goes a step further. He wants people to understand what the U.S. more »»

Local bishop says temple in state significant

August 12, 2016 Latter-day Saints are quite excited to have a Mormon temple in Pennsylvania, said Bishop Matt Prine of the Altoona chapel, Lower Brush Mountain Road, Hollidaysbur. more »»

Gypsy choir to complete tour at Grace Bible Church

August 12, 2016 The Quo Vadis Gypsy Choir of Boldesti-Scaeni will culminate a singing tour in the United States with a concert at 6 p.m. Sunday at Grace Bible Church in Hollidaysbur. more »»

Diocese to honor couples

August 12, 2016 The Family Life Office of the Catholic Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown has announced the scheduling of the annual Wedding Anniversary Liturgies honoring couples celebrating their first, fifth, 10th,... more »»

Mormons open temple in Pa.

August 12, 2016 PHILADELPHIA — The Mormon church is offering the general public a rare opportunity to tour its 152nd temple, a first of its kind in Pennsylvania and prominent addition to downtown Philadelphia. more »»

Dixie Melody Boys to sing in area

August 12, 2016 The Southern Gospel quartet, The Dixie Melody Boys, will hold two concerts in central Pennsylvania next weekend. The nationally recognized group will be featured at 10 a.m. Aug. more »»

Church of Brethren plans Rockin’ the Lot

August 12, 2016 Hollidaysburg Church of the Brethren, 1028 Penn St., Hollidaysburg, will host “Rockin’ the Lot,” a music and food festival, from 3-8 p.m. on Aug. 2. more »»

Spiritual notes

August 12, 2016 Altoona Bible Institute will hold ABI Day from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the institute, 711 Third Street. more »»

Worriers waste time considering circumstances unlikely to occur

August 12, 2016 Quick question: Are you a worrier or a warrior? The two words might sound alike and look alike, but they’re polar opposites when it comes to meanin. more »»

Legacy Five coming to Altoona

August 5, 2016 When Legacy Five comes to Altoona, the Southern Gospel quartet will fill Calvary Baptist Church with its rich harmonies. more »»

Presbyterian Church to hold peach festival

August 5, 2016 First Presbyterian Church of Hollidaysburg, 601 Walnut St., Hollidaysburg, will hold its annual peach festival from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday. more »»

Spiritual notes

August 5, 2016 Altoona Alliance Church, 3220 Pleasant Valley Blvd., will present a concert with The Gypsy Choir from Romania, at 6:30 p.m. Sunday. more »»

Politicians and their promises seem to have a lot in common

August 5, 2016 Promises, promises. I don’t know about you, but I’m getting really sick of promises. This summer, we have the extremely dubious pleasure of being knee-deep in the upcoming election. more »»

Three students are recipients of annual Luddy scholarships

August 5, 2016 The Monsignor Joseph M. Luddy Scholarships were awarded at a luncheon hosted by UPMC Altoona on July 28. Recipients are: n Alyssa Luther, a 2016 graduate of St. more »»

Spiritual notes

July 29, 2016 Faith Baptist Cafe will serve its monthly community meal from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 6. The meal is free and open to the public at Faith Baptist Church, 315 40th St. more »»

Back-to-back family visits make hostess appreciate her solitude

July 29, 2016 I’ll never know how the Waltons survive. more »»

Welsh choir part of Salem Homecoming

July 29, 2016 The Salem Homecoming Association’s 96th annual meeting will be held Aug. 7 at the historic church site near Colver, Cambria Township. The worship service will begin at 11 a.m., led by the Re. more »»

On this date

July 29, 2016 50 YEARS AGO: July 29, 1966 — The Rev. D. more »»

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