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A time of renewal

September 14, 2012 Every year about this time, people of the Jewish faith take inventory of their lives. The time of introspection occurs between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. more »»

Temple, rabbi offer input into prayer book

September 14, 2012 When Temple Beth Israel congregants hold Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services, they will recite prayers from a prayer book that has been used by Reform Judaism for about 25 year. more »»

Young adults organize own social group

September 14, 2012 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Football fans and people looking to have some fun are invited to a tailgate party on Sept. 23. more »»

Mighty messenger

September 7, 2012 Steve Carrier is a tough guy, and he will prove it many times over when he comes to Altoona. more »»

Ladies Encounter to feature Bible teacher

September 7, 2012 Shelli Prindle believes that while life can be messy, some day it will be glorious. Prindle, founder and president of Hope & Passion Ministries Inc., will speak at the Ladies Encounter fall meetin. more »»

The Door expands

August 31, 2012 Teens have a new yearround hangout at The Door in Bellwood. It’s a garage converted into an arcade and pool roo. more »»

Catholics share memories of Guilfoyle in book

August 24, 2012 More than 50 years after his death, people who knew Bishop Richard T. Guilfoyle remember how kind he was and how much he loved the children, said a woman who compiled a book of memories about him. more »»

Refuge for youth

August 16, 2012 Sinclair Rodgers, 15, of Altoona enjoys youth group more than a party. But she always didn’t think that way. “I was a partyer,” said Sinclair. “I would go to house parties to drink and smoke. more »»

Altoona church offers two-year biblical education

August 10, 2012 A biblical studies program that would have taken at least seven years to complete locally can now be finished in two years. For the past four years, Pleasant Valley Church of Christ, 514 S. more »»

Gospel music to reign

August 3, 2012 Dave Carter was only trying to earn money to buy medicine for a sick daughter in 1935 when he asked if he and two of his other children could sing on the radio in Lub­bock, Texas. more »»

Closing the gap

July 20, 2012 Some people go to the same church week after week, but never get to know the people in the next pew or across the aisle. It’s especially true when they are separated by decades in age. more »»

Preaching pair

July 13, 2012 Some married couples have “His” and “Her” bath towels. The Rasers take it a few steps further. They have his and her pulpit. more »»

An interfaith journey

July 6, 2012 Faith and respect for one’s fellowman go hand in hand or at least that’s the goal. more »»

Honoring marriage

June 29, 2012 Bob and Chris Laraia made a decision more than three decades ago that they still stand behind. They promised to love and stay committed to each other no matter what. more »»

Mardorf bids farewell to longtime pastor

June 22, 2012 When Pastor Ed Preston delivered his first children’s message at Mardorf United Methodist Church 16 years ago, only three children sat around the altar to listen — and two were his ow. more »»

Full of grace

June 15, 2012 SHIRLEYSBURG — An extended hand is what makes Creation Festival a blessed experience, according to participants and workers at the outdoor worship event. more »»

CHoSen for Faith Day

May 24, 2012 TYRONE — Borough residents are getting ready to celebrate their spiritual side. more »»

Child fortifies faith

May 11, 2012 When Mark and Angie Lingenfelter were expecting their third child, they anticipated a normal healthy girl. None of Angie’s prenatal tests or sonograms indicated otherwise. more »»

Offerings go digital

May 4, 2012 Since January, about the time Altoona Alliance Church introduced online giving, contributions to the church have increased 18 percent. more »»

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