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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 lgracey@altoonamirror.com 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 »»

 
 

Classical Coffeehouse - Takács Quartet September 30, 2014

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

The first Classical Coffeehouse of the 2014–2015 season features a performance by and discussion with the members of Takács Quartet, string musicians who are faculty fellows at the University of Colorado. more »

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On the scholastic and recruiting beat

Leftover thoughts from Penn State/Northwestern weekend ...

September 29, 2014 Penn State fans didn't have anything to cheer about from Saturday's loss to Northwestern, but the Nittany Lions might have given them reason to celebrate in the future, even the not-to-distant future. more »

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