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Welsh to celebrate heritage

August 1, 2014 COLVER — The Salem Homecoming Association will hold its yearly reunion Sunday at the old Salem Welsh Church on Lute Road, near Colver. The church service is at 11:15 a.m. more »»

Spiritual notes for August 1, 2014

August 1, 2014 Second Avenue United Methodist Church, 130 Second Ave, will hold its annual block party from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 9. A yard sale begins in the church gym at 7:30 a.. more »»

Religious tattoos enduring

July 25, 2014 By Rosa Salter Rodriguez The Associated Press FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Jes Farris says it happens two or three times a day. more »»

Mormons discuss Book translation

July 25, 2014 SALT LAKE CITY — The Book of Abraham is inspired scripture and probably not a literal translation from ancient Egyptian scrolls by Mormon founder Joseph Smith, the Utah-based church said in a new... more »»

Take One unites church, state

July 25, 2014 JACKSON, Tenn. — Bennie Turner said when he was released from prison, he went through the same fear most prisoners go through. more »»

Robot creates Torah at Berlin’s Jewish Museum

July 25, 2014 BERLIN — The robot’s quill runs across the paper scroll, from right to left, scribbling down ancient Hebrew letters with black ink. more »»

Local author calls for unity in church

July 25, 2014 Clarence Whetstone of Bedford has written a book, “Help Me Understand the Bible. more »»

Secular groups can solemnize weddings

July 25, 2014 INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal appeals court says secular humanists can preside over marriages in Indiana just as pastors, rabbis and other clergy do. The 7th U.. more »»

Keller Church to hold anniversary celebration

July 25, 2014 The 168th anniversary celebration of Keller Church will be at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Old Keller Reformed Church in Canoe Valley. more »»

Muslim women fleeing violence have place to go

July 25, 2014 PLANO, Texas — She had no clue what abuse meant when she came to the U.S. two years ago, suddenly a target of her new husband’s angry alcoholism. more »»

Slight cookbook change brings family together

July 25, 2014 My 11-year-old athlete, Kyle, slowly walked into the kitchen, scratching like a monkey. “I think I have poison ivy, Mom,” he said with his head hanging low. more »»

Bible conference returns to Casino

July 25, 2014 Area Christians will come together for music, praise and fellowship this week at the 95th Annual Central Pennsylvania Bible Conference. more »»

Learn to celebrate all days — even if they’re odd ones

July 25, 2014 You learn something new every day. I recently wrote a magazine article about National S’mores Day. more »»

Priest’s path a different one

July 18, 2014 Father Clement Gardner can look back on the 47 years since he was ordained a priest and see a path that zigzags from point to poin. more »»

Teleconference Bible institute plans open house in Altoona

July 18, 2014 Bill Priddy was nearing retirement a few years ago and considering how he wanted to spend the next chapter of his life. more »»

Methodists recognize vets home chaplain

July 18, 2014 The Rev. Peggy J. Bonsell of Bellwood has received the Bishop’s Award from the Susquehanna Conference of the UnitedMethodist Church. more »»

Bible conference to host 3 speakers

July 18, 2014 The 95th annual Central Pennsylvania Bible Conference will be held July 27 to Aug. 1 with most meetings at The Casino at Lakemont Park. more »»

Dry Run Baptist sets Camp Meeting

July 18, 2014 Dry Run Independent Baptist Church, 633 Valley Forge Road, Duncansville, will hold Camp Meeting 2014 beginning Saturday and ending July 27. more »»

Vacation Bible schools

July 18, 2014 Altoona Alliance Church, 3220 Pleasant Valley Blvd., will hold vacation Bible school from 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 27 to Aug. 1 for preschool children through ninth-grade students. more »»

Phone rings often but seldom is it worth answering

July 18, 2014 I’m having a love-hate relationship with my telephone lately. I love it when nobody calls, and I hate it when it rings. more »»

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