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Spiritual notes

June 19, 2015 The Catholic Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown will sponsor its annual Faith Day celebration June 28 at DelGrosso’s Amusement Park in Tipto. more »»

Effort to dress up nails fails to convey anticipated image

June 12, 2015 There’s an old saying that goes: “When something’s right, you know it.” Not surprisingly, the converse is also true. The other day when I bought a fashion magazine at the drug stor. more »»

Spiritual notes

June 12, 2015 The American Rescue Workers, 502 Mulberry St., will hold its second June summer give away from 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 to 3:15 p.m. Thursday. more »»

Vacation Bible Schools

June 12, 2015 St. John’s Reformed Church of Loysburg will host the Loysburg community vacation Bible school to be held from 6 to 8 p.m. from Sunday through Thursday. more »»

Churches partner for kids

June 5, 2015 Three Altoona churches are working together to make their East End neighborhood a better plac. more »»

St. Mark celebrates 125 years

June 5, 2015 The parish family of St. Mark Catholic Church is observing its 125th anniversary with a 16-month celebration that began April 26 with a Mass of Thanksgiving celebrated by Bishop Mark L. more »»

Spiritual notes

June 5, 2015 Altoona Alliance Church, 322 Pleasant Valley Blvd., will feature LuAnne Baker presenting a dramatic portrayal of “Mary and Martha” by at its 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. services Sunday. more »»

Husband and wife disagree when it comes to TV shows

June 5, 2015 My husband, Bob, recently endured a long week of misery. He had a bad cold. For Bob, this meant swollen glands, a sore throat, nasty cough and nasal congestion. more »»

Deacons observe 30 years

May 29, 2015 Sometimes a priest could use a helping han. more »»

Deacons believe calling is a joy, privilege

May 29, 2015 Men who have become permanent deacons in the Catholic Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown believe it is a call from God, even if it comes in a roundabout way. Deacon Samuel F. more »»

Faith means being willing to trust God

May 29, 2015 There I stood in front of the climbing wall. You know the behemoth: A slick, black wall with colorful rubberized grips peppered across its face. more »»

Trinity Episcopal to celebrate 130 years with look to past

May 29, 2015 TYRONE — Trinity Episcopal Church in Tyrone will celebrate its 130th anniversary at 11 a.m. Sunday, which is also Trinity Sunday. more »»

Spiritual notes for May 29, 2015

May 29, 2015 Faith United Church of Christ, 711 Seventh Avenue, will present the Bells of Faith, performing bell choir music during worship at the 10:45 a.m. service on Sunday. more »»

Older sister’s new image becomes weighty issue

May 29, 2015 I guess you could call last weekend “The Battle of the Old-time Rock stars.” It all started when my older sister, Debi, niece, Hannah, and great-nephew, Lincoln, came to visit from Ohio. more »»

A party for the hungry

May 22, 2015 On Sunday afternoon, members of East End and Fairview United Methodist churches partied, but not in the usual way. Oh, they danced and sang to music, mostly from the 1960s to present day rock. more »»

Tyrone Alliance to dedicate service to military

May 22, 2015 By Linda T. Gracey TYRONE — Patriotism and pride run high at Tyrone Alliance Church during Memorial Day weekend. For the past seven years, the church at 2103 Adams Av. more »»

Couple gives $1M to Catholic school

May 22, 2015 BOALSBURG — Saint Joseph’s Catholic Aca­demy has received a historic gift that represents a significant investment in the future of the school. more »»

Spiritual notes for May 22, 2015

May 22, 2015 Providence Presbyterian Church, 2401 Broad Ave., will host a block party/yard sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 30 at the churc. more »»

Tea parties seem to require sandwiches without crusts

May 22, 2015 To tea or not to tea; that is the question. The answer was yes. Last week my daughter Val, sister Debi, niece Hannah, and I attended a special tea put on by the women of our church. more »»

Llyswen UM to celebrate 100 years

May 15, 2015 Llyswen United Methodist Church may not have many members, but what it lacks in numbers in makes up for in strength with support for each other as well as people in the community and around the world. more »»

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