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Summertime clubs

August 5, 2011 Suntanned from summer adventures, the children huddled under a picnic pavilion, listening intently to their instructors. more »»

Muslims: Attitude makes fast easier to do

August 5, 2011 As the unrelenting heat continues to be felt in the region, local Muslims are refraining from food and water during the daylight hours for 30 days. more »»

Nonstop gospel music

July 29, 2011 The Rev. Paul Johnson of the Eighteenth Street Community Church in Altoona laughs in disbelief at being asked to speak again at the Pennsylvania State Singing Convention in Martinsbur. more »»

Destined to sing

July 22, 2011 Katina and Taneshia Curry love to sing, especially about God. Residents of Owings Mills, Md. more »»

Conference will focus on prophecy

July 22, 2011 Just a year ago, the future was uncertain for the Central Pennsylvania Bible Conference. more »»

Faith and fun

July 8, 2011 What do church and baseball have in common? Probably, not too much. But the two will come together Sunday, when Blair County Ballpark will host its third annual Faith Day. more »»

Concert to feature new work

July 8, 2011 The 2011 Choral Institute Choir will perform a unique work at its annual concert Thursday. The choir will premier Bruce Trinkley’s “Mass of Pentecost” at 8 p.m. at St. more »»

Tales of Faith

July 1, 2011 People might not remember dates or statistics, but a story is something that sticks. more »»

Church at your service

June 24, 2011 About 240 people showed up at Hillside Com­munity Church on a recent Sunday but no one was planning to worship. Members and attendees at the Bellwood church had another purpose in mind. more »»

Christians to celebrate

June 17, 2011 Justin Fatica voiced a desire at Creation Fest when he was about 19 that is coming true this year. more »»

Teens say trip to Guatemala an eye-opener

June 17, 2011 When the Brian Maykovich family brought their three adopted children home from Guate­mala about three years ago, they did not realize they would be returning with eight teens this year. more »»

ELCA stresses mission

June 10, 2011 Meeting needs and serving God in challenging times was among the topics discussed at the annual Assembly of the Alle­gheny Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America held June 2 to 4 at the... more »»

A holy calling

June 3, 2011 Deacon Brian Warchola begins the next chapter in his life Saturday. It is the day he will be ordained a priest for the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown. more »»

Blessings for grads

May 27, 2011 Seniors aren’t likely to skip their high school graduation ceremonies, but baccalaureate programs are part of the celebration, too. more »»

Conservative Judaism honors Weinberg

May 27, 2011 Henry Weinberg of Altoona has been honored by the United Synagogue of Conser­vative Judaism Mid-Atlantic District for his work at Agudath Achim Synagogue. more »»

Pastor pens books as teaching tools

May 20, 2011 What is the Crucifixion all about, why do prayers seem to go unanswered and what where God’s intentions for the church are three of the questions the Rev. Dr. Henry G. more »»

Ecumenical event to focus on working together

May 13, 2011 Taking part in an ecumenical discussion or interfaith project can enrich your faith. At least that is what the Rev. more »»

Is the end near?

May 6, 2011 In 15 days, Christ will return and Judgment Day begins, according to the message on billboards around Altoona. more »»

Christians: Earth matters

April 22, 2011 According to the biblical book of Revelation, Jesus will come again and a new heaven and earth will replace the present one. more »»

Explaining Easter to kids

April 15, 2011 By Kristy MacKaben For the Mirror There’s no denying Easter is fun. more »»

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