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Spiritual notes for Oct. 10, 2014

October 10, 2014 Altoona Alliance Church, 3220 Pleasant Valley Blvd., will hold its Phase 2 Expansion Dedication Service at 4 p.m. Sunda. more »»

Dominicans honor couple

October 3, 2014 By Linda T. Gracey Ben and Esther Woodring are risk takers. They would not say so themselves. Instead, the Bellwood area couple would say they just followed God’s leading. more »»

Christians to unite in their celebration of the Lord’s Supper

October 3, 2014 October 5 is World Communion Sunday. It is an annual event, the first Sunday of each October, in which Christians worldwide celebrate our oneness in Chris. more »»

Pastor, wife write book on excuses

October 3, 2014 A local pastor and his wife have written a book, “Excuses, Excuses: The Church-Goers Complete Unabridged List of Available Excuses. more »»

Sister inherits cooking gene, sibling only gets the crumbs

October 3, 2014 There’s a lot to be said for tradition, the process of passing down family ways from one generation to the next. Nowhere is tradition more keenly experienced in my family than in the kitchen. more »»

Four sisters with ties to area celebrate their golden jubilees

October 3, 2014 Four Sisters of St. Joseph with connections to the Catholic Diocese of Al­toona-Johnstown celebrated their golden jubilees last month in Baden. more »»

Spiritual notes for Oct. 3, 2014

October 3, 2014 Hicks Memorial United Methodist Church, 1211 Third Ave., Dun­cansville, will hold a chicken barbecue from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 18. Proceeds will benefit the Family Services teen shelter project. more »»

Fighting Ebola from afar

September 26, 2014 The Ebola breakout in West Africa may seem like miles away, but it strikes at the heart of some people in the area. Among them is the Rev. Dr. more »»

First Lutheran pastor likes hiking

September 26, 2014 The Rev. Dr. Barry R. Folmar has been working as an interim pastor at First Lutheran Church in Altoona since the beginning of the year. more »»

Found treasure does not always bring happiness

September 26, 2014 John Steinbeck’s literary genus is well known, but not many have read his penetrating little book called “The Pearl.” Steinbeck’s story begins with a poor Mexican pearl diver named Kino. more »»

Ecumenical lectures to feature Baptist

September 26, 2014 CRESSON — The Mount Aloysius College Office of Mission Integration will hold the Ecumenical Luncheon and Lecture for Fall at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 9 in the Cosgrave Center Meeting Rooms. more »»

SFU to host health ministry conference

September 26, 2014 LORETTO — Saint Fran­cis University will present a health ministry conference from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 17 in Room 213/214 at the DiSepio Institute for Rural Health and Wellness. more »»

Duffields to be at Abundant Life

September 26, 2014 Abundant Life Church, 231 Howard Ave., will host the Duffields in concert at 10 a.m. Sunday. more »»

Eye shadow stash highlights a shortcoming of color in life

September 26, 2014 Have you ever been in a rut? I am definitely in one — a makeup rut, that is. Granted, I’ve probably been in this rut for years. I just hadn’t been aware of it. Ruts are like that. more »»

Spiritual notes for Sept. 26, 2014

September 26, 2014 The Sunday school at St. Luke’s Epis­copal Church, 806 13th St., will take a trip to Smithmyer’s Corn Maze, Clearfield Township, after the 10:15 a.m. service Oct. 5. more »»

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 »»

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