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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 »»

Maxwell House Haggadah evokes memories

April 15, 2011 It is the Haggadah many Jewish people grew up reading at Seder tables during Passover—-the Maxwell House Haggadah, which has been offered free at supermarkets since the early 1930s. more »»

Spiritual renewal

April 8, 2011 Encouragement, comfort, guidance and peace are some of the blessings Catholics receive at the Cathedral Charismatic Prayer Group. But the blessings are only part of the picture. more »»

Keeping kids safe

March 25, 2011 A house of worship is the last place a child should be harmed, and local churches are taking measures to ensure children are saf. more »»

Symbols may signal strife

March 18, 2011 Walking the streets of Old Jerusalem can be tricky. The one-kilometer wide city is divided into four unequal quarters — Ar­men­ian, Christian, Jewish and Muslim. more »»

An Irish blessing

March 11, 2011 As Protestants and Catholics worship together for an Irish spiritual service in Tyrone next weekend, the disharmony in Northern Ireland will seem like a world away. more »»

Altoona Alliance to hold services at Jewish temple

March 4, 2011 Members of Altoona Alliance Church, who lost their facility to a fire in May 2007, will worship at Temple Beth Israel for the next few months. more »»

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