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PA Bible conference planned

January 22, 2016 The Central Pennsylvania Bible Conference will conduct a one-day winter session on Jan. 30 at Faith Baptist Church, 315 40th St. The Rev. Alex Turoczi will be the speaker. more »»

Hearing ‘70s country song inspires new list of ‘I Loves’

January 22, 2016 Have you heard any good Tom T. Hall songs lately? In case you don’t know, Hall was a popular late ’70s country singer whose down-home style graced the radio airwaves when I was a teenager. more »»

Spiritual notes

January 22, 2016 The Cathedral Charismatic Prayer Group will gather for a charismatic Mass at 7 p.m. Monday at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. Father Bob Hilz, T.O.R., will be the celebrant. more »»

Diocese to focus on mercy

January 22, 2016 How do you define mercy? That’s a question Catholics all over the world will be considering as Pope Francis has proclaimed an extraordinary Jubilee Holy Year of Mercy that began Dec. 8 and ends Nov. more »»

Sales pitch leads to ministry

January 22, 2016 When an insurance salesman came knocking on his door in Denver more than 25 years ago, Jerry Hayward had no idea what would normally be a forgotten incident would lead to big changes in his life. more »»

Pets, like people, possess distinct personality traits

January 15, 2016 I’ve spent the last 20 years studying human behavior, but I’m thinking it might be time to switch from people to animal. more »»

Spiritual notes

January 15, 2016 Providence Presbyterian Church, 2401 Broad Ave., will hold a free community luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. more »»

Wehnwood U.M. to host Simple Gifts

January 15, 2016 By Linda T. Gracey Simple Gifts will blend fun and education during an upcoming visit to Altoona. more »»

Respect Life March planned

January 15, 2016 The St. Gregory Council 1218 Knights of Columbus will sponsor the 29th annual Respect Life March. It will begin at noon Sunday with a prayer service at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 1105 Cameron Av. more »»

No longer feeling unaccepted

January 8, 2016 If a church member breaks a leg, his fellow members will probably offer to clean the house, make some meals or run errands. more »»

Five churches to serve soup on Saturdays

January 8, 2016 The Free Soup Program of Hollidaysburg will begin Saturday at St. John’s Reformed Church, 906 Maple Ave., Hollidaysburg. more »»

Temple Beth Israel to honor life of King

January 8, 2016 “The Power of One” will be the message delivered by special guest preacher the Rev. Paul Johnson at Temple Beth Israel’s annual Social Justice Service. It will be held at 7:30 p.m. Jan. more »»

‘Star Wars’ and Christianity show good prevails over evil

January 8, 2016 “Along time ago in a galaxy far, far away…” Unless you’ve spent the last four decades living under a large, soundproof boulder, you probably know I’m quoting from one of the “Star Wars” movies, the... more »»

Spiritual notes

January 8, 2016 Clearfield Alliance Church, 45 Alliance Road, Clearfield, will host trumpeter Chiz Rider in concert at 6 p.m. Sunday. more »»

Woman meets her ‘family’

January 1, 2016 TYLER, Texas — The female voice on the other end of the phone was unfamiliar to Roland Gaines. The voice asked for him in broken English. more »»

Trucker shifts into pastor role on Sundays

January 1, 2016 CASPER, Wyo. — The clouds were a watercolor of pinks, blues and purples when Marvin Christensen walked the parking lot of Ghost Town Fuel Shop & Restaurant on a windy Sunday morning in Casper. more »»

Refugees become guides to Germany’s treasures

January 1, 2016 BERLIN — It may be the primary language on the artifacts, but Arabic is a language rarely spoken by the visitors to Berlin’s Museum of Islamic Art. That’s about to change, though. more »»

Prayer tree affects lives worldwide

January 1, 2016 GREENVILLE, S.C. — There’s a well decorated tree in Tina Delk’s front yard in southern Greenville County. But this diminutive tree has no Christmas lights. No garland. No ornaments either. more »»

Church restoring iconic stained glass windows

January 1, 2016 JACKSON, Mich. — While no one can confirm or deny this story, the century-old stained glass windows of St. more »»

Too much food prompts decision to make objective choices in 2016

January 1, 2016 Most people would probably agree that today we live in a society of excess. For example, if a TV in the living room is a good thing, then a television in every room of the house is even better. more »»

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