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Church keeps expanding

September 19, 2014 By Linda T. Gracey HOLLIDAYSBURG — Grace Bible Church needs more room for teaching and fellowship, so it is expanding again. more »»

World will change when individuals improve their lives

September 19, 2014 “Plus a change, plus c’est la meme chose,” goes the French proverb credited to Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr: “The more things change, the more they stay the sam. more »»

Forgiveness focus of Jewish High Holy Days

September 19, 2014 Rosh Hashanah or the Jewish New Year begins a time of reflection, a time to remember and a time of new beginnings. more »»

Brethren plan annual Heritage Fair

September 19, 2014 The Middle Penn­sylvania District Church of the Brethren’s 34th annual free Heritage Fair along with the district conference will be held Sept. 26 to 28 at Camp Blue Diamond. more »»

Coptic’s project at standstill

September 19, 2014 A religious group that wants to renovate a church in downtown Altoona to help the needy has hit some financial roadblocks. According to Father Maurit­ius Anba Bishoy, a monk priest at St. more »»

‘Light is On’ times offer Catholics chance to seek healing, forgiveness

September 19, 2014 The Catholic Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown will sponsor “The Light is On” Monday through Wednesday. During those three days, most parishes will offer special reconciliation opportunitie. more »»

Leader named for UCC

September 19, 2014 The Penn West Conference of the United Church of Christ has called a conference minister, the Rev. David J. Acker­man. He grew up in Export and served for 21 years as pastor of St. more »»

Beauty of autumn looks best when it is captured in nature

September 19, 2014 Leaves are beginning to change from bright green to reds and golds. Caramel and candy apples are popping up on grocery store shelves. There’s a decided nip in the early morning and evening air. more »»

Spiritual notes for Sept. 19, 2014

September 19, 2014 Morrison Cove Baptist Church will hold its annual camp meeting at 7 p.m. today and Saturday and at 9:30 (at Sunday school) and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. more »»

People who faced death on 9/11 left messages of love

September 12, 2014 Rabbi Irwin Kula collected an assembly of audio recordings in the days after the Sept. more »»

Randy Stonehill to give concert at Hicks church

September 12, 2014 DUNCANSVILLE — Christian recording artist Randy Stonehill will give a free concert at 6 p.m. Sunday at Hicks Memorial United Methodist Church, 1211 Third Ave. more »»

Mount Zion to mark anniversary

September 12, 2014 Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 2121 Fifth Ave., will celebrate its 141st anniversary at 3:45 p.m. Sept. 21. more »»

Kitten likes to nap on any spot that includes his owner

September 12, 2014 Does anybody remember that old song called “Me and my Shadow”? I first heard it in the ’60s during an episode of the “Dick Van Dyke Show” in which Rob Petrie (Van Dyke), dressed like an old man, san... more »»

Spiritual notes for Sept. 12, 2014

September 12, 2014 The Lighthouse, Morning Star Ministries, 4886 Route 240 Highway, Cherry Tree, will hold its fall meeting at 10 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday. more »»

Discalced nuns plan solemn novena

September 12, 2014 The Discalced Carmelite Nuns of Loretto will honor St. Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face at the annual solemn novena from Sept. 23 to Oct. 1 in the chapel. more »»

UCC names new conference minister

September 12, 2014 The Penn West Con­ference of the United Church of Christ has called a conference minister, the Rev. David J. Ackerman. more »»

Learning, reviewing lessons is a process that continues in life

September 5, 2014 The Buddha said, “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.” Well, ready or not kids, your teachers are showing up in classrooms everywhere. more »»

Pastor enjoys outdoors, music

September 5, 2014 The Rev. John A. Godissart is the new pastor at First United Methodist Church, Hollidaysburg. He shares responsibilities for the church of more than 1,000 members with the Rev. more »»

Altoona Alliance will hold fair as part of missions conference

September 5, 2014 The Altoona Alliance Church, 3220 Pleasant Valley Blvd., will have a Missions Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of the church. The fair will be set up like an “open air market. more »»

Disappointments can influence life in big, small ways

September 5, 2014 I don’t know about you, but I find disappointment downright disappointing. Of course, there’s a wide range of things people might be disappointed about, from the ridiculous to the sublim. more »»

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