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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 »»

Spiritual notes for Sept. 5 2014

September 5, 2014 Second Avenue United Methodist Church’s Sierra Leone Mission Team will hold a book sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 13 at the church, 130 Second Ave. more »»

Parish grows little by little

August 29, 2014 LILLY — The congregation at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Polish National Catholic Church is a small but determined on. more »»

New furry friend helps family cope with loss of feline

August 29, 2014 The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away. About eight months ago, a beautiful black and white cat began appearing at our kitchen windo. more »»

St. Vincent de Paul is sponsoring seminar with professor Scott Hahn

August 29, 2014 CRESSON — Scott Hahn, an internationally renowned Catholic author and speaker, will be the guest speaker at an event sponsored by the St. Vincent de Paul, Peter Lemke Counci. more »»

Organization beginning in Everett will focus on understanding, love

August 29, 2014 EVERETT — LifeQuest, a new service and outreach organization, is meeting from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Union Hotel in Everett. The service organization is not religious in nature. more »»

Aglow collecting purses at local sites to aid efforts against sex-trafficking

August 29, 2014 South Central Pennsyl­vania Area Women’s Aglow is collecting new or gently used women’s purses for Change Purse, a nonprofit organization. All monetary and purse donations are tax deductibl. more »»

Spiritual notes for Aug. 29, 2014

August 29, 2014 The American Rescue Workers of Blair County will hold its free monthly clothing giveaway from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday at 502 Mulberry St, Hollidaysburg. No afternoon hours. more »»

Pushing out the walls

August 22, 2014 By Mary Haley For the Mirror astor John Collins of the First Church of Christ in Juniata Gap made a promise to his congregation that despite a yearlong expansion project at the church, the... more »»

Local sisters invite women to consider consecrated life

August 22, 2014 By Linda T. Gracey Single Catholic women who believe they have a call to a consecrated religious life are invited to get a glimpse of what that life is like. more »»

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