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Seasons of life should to be appreciated for what they are

August 14, 2015 Life goes on. OK, that probably seems like an incredibly obvious statement, but sometimes it’s easy to forget, nonetheless. I got a vivid illustration of this truth the other day at our churc. more »»

Spiritual notes

August 14, 2015 St. John’s Reformed Church of Loysburg, 1698 Woodbury Pike, Loysburg, will hold a back to school celebration from 6 to 10 p.m. Aug. 23. more »»

Singing convention to end

August 7, 2015 "The granddaddy of ’em all” is going to retire. Steve Aungst, organizer of the Pennsylvania State Singing Convention, said this year will be the last for the free “granddaddy” music festiva. more »»

St. Joseph Catholic Church creates sawdust carpet

August 7, 2015 St. Joseph Catholic Church in Williamsburg has added a meaningful and colorful practice to its Forty Hour Devotion. more »»

Top names in gospel music to sing at festival

August 7, 2015 Groups and the soloist performing at the last Pennsylvania State Singing Convention are well-known among Southern gospel music followers. more »»

Diocese to hold liturgies to honor married couples

August 7, 2015 The Family Life Office of the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese has announced the scheduling of the annual wedding anniversary liturgies honoring couples celebrating their first, fifth, 10th, 25th, 40th,... more »»

Vacation Bible School

August 7, 2015 Fairview United Meth­odist Church, 2214 Fifth St., will host Hero vacation Bible school from 6-8 p.m. Monday through Aug. 14. Students will learn how they are heroes and how Jesus is a true hero. more »»

Spiritual notes

August 7, 2015 Fairview United Methodist Church, 2214 Fifth St., will hold a block party from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday. The event includes free food, games, prizes and a tumble bus. more »»

Husband’s suspicions lead to fact that cat is the culprit

August 7, 2015 Taking the blame for someone else’s misdeeds doesn’t always work. I found this out the other day. My husband, Bob, has a room in our house that he’s designated as a home office. more »»

First UM Church will host Re-Creation for 2 concerts

August 7, 2015 First United Methodist Church, 801 Allegheny St., Hollidaysburg, will host Re-Creation during its 9:30 and 11 a.m. worship services on Sunday. more »»

Our Lady of Mount Carmel plans annual Polish picnic

August 7, 2015 Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 136 Hilltop Road, Lilly, will hold its annual Polish picnic from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 23. more »»

Sinking Valley Presbyterian marks 225th anniversary

July 31, 2015 Sinking Valley Pres­byterian Church, 6709 Kettle Road, Tyrone, celebrated its 225th anniversary with homecoming weekend festivities from July 24-26. more »»

Religious sister from Altoona celebrates her golden jubilee

July 31, 2015 GREENSBURG — Sister Sara Marie Wojcik celebrated her golden jubilee at a special Mass of thanksgiving at Caritas Christi, motherhouse of the Sisters of Charity in Greensburg on July 12. more »»

Three First UM praise bands to perform in Hollidaysburg

July 31, 2015 The First United Methodist Church of Hollidaysburg will be having a concert at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Canal Basin Park in Hollidaysburg. more »»

St. Patrick’s festival to include games, food

July 31, 2015 NEWRY — St. Patrick’s Parish in Newry will hold its 32nd annual “Festival in the Shade” Aug. 7, 8 and . more »»

Sweet potato avoidance disappears with first bite

July 31, 2015 Let’s talk about sweet potatoes, shall we? Specifically, let’s talk about sweet potatoes and yams, because they are two entirely different animals (uh, vegetables). more »»

Spiritual notes

July 31, 2015 Christ Community United Methodist Church, 5715 Roselawn Ave., will hold a free clothing and other useful items giveaway from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday. more »»

Dixie Melody Boys plan gospel concerts

July 31, 2015 The Dixie Melody Boys, will be featured at two area venues in August. The quartet will be in concert at 7 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Pike Grace Family Center in Johnstown. more »»

Bible church plans conference

July 31, 2015 Liberty Bible Church of Bedford in Cessna will sponsor a Summer Bible Conference next weekend. Speakers include Dan Gross, Tracy Plessinger, and Gary Miller. more »»

Full throttle for the gospel

July 24, 2015 Some of the riders look like what you would expect when you think of a biker — a little rough around the edges. But the tough guy persona does not always fit. more »»

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