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Pastor ‘enthusiastic’ about faith

October 21, 2011 Gregory S. Johnson made a career out of serving in the military before becoming a minister. Johnson is the new pastor at Second Avenue United Meth­odist Church, 130 Second Ave. more »»

Celebrating Young Life

October 14, 2011 Jon Kolb, former offensive lineman for the Steelers, will talk about getting in the game of living for Christ when he speaks at the 36th annual Young Life of Central Pennsylvania banquet. more »»

Young adults invited to chat sessions

October 7, 2011 A message to young Catholics: The welcome mat is out. And it is found at Joe’s 58th Street Grill and Tavern, adjacent to Zach’s Sports and Spirits, 5820 Sixth Ave. more »»

St. Joseph to observe anniversary

October 7, 2011 WILLIAMSBURG — A Wil­liamsburg church will celebrate an impressive milestone Sunday when St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church marks its 150-year anniversary. Father Aron Maghsoudi, pastor, said St. more »»

Timeless instrument

September 30, 2011 The organ, “the king of instruments,” has been a vital part of worship for at least 1,000 years. Its enveloping tones and the ability to mimic dozens of instruments can make the organ sound ethereal. more »»

Surviving persecution

September 23, 2011 Bob Fu was teaching college students about Jesus in his home when he landed in prison. Getaneh Getaneh had boiling oil poured on the souls of his feet for speaking about Jesu. more »»

High Holy Days offer time for Jews to reflect on life

September 23, 2011 Jews will be celebrating a new beginning next week. They will also be reflecting on the past. The High Holy Days or Days of Awe begin at sundown Sept. more »»

Community to join effort to pray for peace

September 16, 2011 Three International Day of Prayer for Peace events are being planned in the area. The Ecumenical Conference of Greater Altoona will hold a Chris­tian service of prayer at 7 p.m. more »»

Kids flock to Crosswalk

September 9, 2011 Alayna Settlemyer of Altoona is 10 and she loves the Bible. more »»

Trinity Lutheran to observe 125 years

September 9, 2011 Dedication to ministry and mutual respect among generations keep a church going, said the Rev. Eliza­beth Hess, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Juniata. more »»

Remembering 9/11

September 2, 2011 A trip to Washington, D.C., saved Jeff Hathaway’s life on Sept. 11, 2001. A rear admiral for the U.S. Coast Guard, he reported to the Pentagon in Arlington, Va. more »»

Faith Baptist Church to host 9/11 event

September 2, 2011 James O’Bryon was not worried about dying when American Airlines Flight 77 hit the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, but he was thankful that he got out alive. more »»

Last Blast caps summer

August 26, 2011 With students in Altoona Area School District returning to school later than normal this year, the Last Blast of Summer Christian musical festival at DelGrosso’s Amusement Park Sept. more »»

Mormons stock up

August 12, 2011 Stockpiling a year’s worth of groceries might seem like a doomsday prophecy, especially in light of the hubbub over the apocalypse that never came a couple of months ag. more »»

Summertime clubs

August 5, 2011 Suntanned from summer adventures, the children huddled under a picnic pavilion, listening intently to their instructors. more »»

Muslims: Attitude makes fast easier to do

August 5, 2011 As the unrelenting heat continues to be felt in the region, local Muslims are refraining from food and water during the daylight hours for 30 days. more »»

Nonstop gospel music

July 29, 2011 The Rev. Paul Johnson of the Eighteenth Street Community Church in Altoona laughs in disbelief at being asked to speak again at the Pennsylvania State Singing Convention in Martinsbur. more »»

Destined to sing

July 22, 2011 Katina and Taneshia Curry love to sing, especially about God. Residents of Owings Mills, Md. more »»

Conference will focus on prophecy

July 22, 2011 Just a year ago, the future was uncertain for the Central Pennsylvania Bible Conference. more »»

Faith and fun

July 8, 2011 What do church and baseball have in common? Probably, not too much. But the two will come together Sunday, when Blair County Ballpark will host its third annual Faith Day. more »»

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