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Spiritual notes

September 25, 2015 East End United Methodist Church, 405 E. Hudson Ave., is having a free community block party from noon until 3 p.m. Saturday. Food includes funnel cakes and hot dogs. more »»

Excitement builds for papal visit

September 18, 2015 Excitement is building in the Altoona area for Catholics who will board buses next Friday, bound for Philadelphia and the opportunity to see Pope Francis. more »»

Bartchak to concelebrate Masses, meet with pope

September 18, 2015 Bishop Mark L. Bartchak of the Catholic Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown will have numerous responsibilities during Pope Francis’ visits to Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia next week. more »»

Methodist minister sacrifices his hair for worthy cause

September 18, 2015 By Linda T. Gracey The Rev. Jim House has such a thick head of hair that he probably never gave going bald a second thought. At least until no. more »»

Diocese to be represented at World Meeting of Families

September 18, 2015 Catholics from all over the world will converge in Philadelphia next week for the first World Meeting of Families to be held in the United States. The world meetings were started in 1994 by S. more »»

Victims to speak at Sing Out

September 18, 2015 The fifth Sing Out for Crime Victims will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 27 at First Church of Christ. The event will include inspirational music and testimonies of faith from victims of crime. more »»

Spiritual notes

September 18, 2015 Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 2121 Fifth Ave., is observing its 142nd anniversary this weekend. A pre-anniversary revival continues at 7 p.m. today with the Rev. Dr. more »»

School chaplain to speak

September 18, 2015 Rosangelica Acevedo-Delgado, missionary with the Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church, will speak at 7 p.m. Sunday at Fairview United Methodist Church, 2214 Fifth St. more »»

Perspective on how to handle problems comes with maturity

September 18, 2015 Our daughter, Val, asked her dad and me an interesting question the other day. more »»

Crafts, food and demonstrations part of fair at Camp Blue Diamond

September 18, 2015 The Middle Penn­syl­vania District, Church of the Brethren, will hold its 35th annual Heritage Fair Sept. 26 at Camp Blue Diamond. A breakfast will served from 6:30 to 8:30 a.. more »»

Stand-up comedy show set

September 11, 2015 Comedian John Telyea will be in Hollidaysburg soon to perform a free show. more »»

High Holy Days a call to choose life

September 11, 2015 Rosh Hashanah, which begins at sunset Sunday, is the beginning of a new year in the Jewish faith. It also marks the beginning of the High Holy Days, which end 10 days later on Yom Kippur. more »»

Juniata UM pastor was a nurse

September 11, 2015 T.R. Hardic says he switched gears when he became a pastor. “I went from caring for bodies to caring for hearts,” he said. more »»

Spiritual notes

September 11, 2015 Spruce Creek United Methodist Church, 4938 Spruce Creek Road, Spruce Creek, will celebrate its 140th anniversary at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 20 with the Rev. more »»

‘Love Story’ fails to convey true meaning of the word

September 11, 2015 I watched a disturbing movie the other day. It was about Oliver, a rich Harvard law student, and Jenny, a poor Radcliffe girl who fell in love, got married and did not live happily ever after. more »»

Reunion held at Old Salem Church

September 11, 2015 The Old Salem Church hosted more than 75 friends and members in August for its annual homecoming reunion. more »»

Gokey, JJ Heller at Last Blast

September 4, 2015 For the 17th year, FrontLine Ministries will close the season of sun and carefree days Sunday with its Last Blast of Summer. more »»

Latter-day Saints offer seminar on tracing family’s genealogy

September 4, 2015 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will host a Family Discovery Day, a seminar to assist individuals searching their family ancestry. The free event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. more »»

Spiritual notes

September 4, 2015 The Oasis of Love Church, 10991 Station Road, Huntingdon, will hold an Operation Christmas Child Open House, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Sept. 20. more »»

Festival to celebrate faith

August 28, 2015 TYRONE — The streets of Tyrone will be filled with singing and dancing Saturday. more »»

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