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Offerings go digital

May 4, 2012 Since January, about the time Altoona Alliance Church introduced online giving, contributions to the church have increased 18 percent. more »»

A year of change

April 20, 2012 It has been a year like no other for the Most Rev. Mark L. Bartchak. He went from being a priest to a leader of 94,000 Catholics on April 19, 2011. more »»

One-woman show to tell Corrie ten Boom’s story

April 13, 2012 Her love for people of the Jewish faith motivated Corrie ten Boom to risk her life and hide them from the Nazis during World War II. more »»

Passover to begin

April 6, 2012 The search for the Afiko­man, (a half piece of matzo) was the favorite part of the Passover seder for Dr. Andy Gurman when he was a child. more »»

Fast for area to be held at convention center

April 6, 2012 Christians from throughout Blair County will address issues of the area by taking a day to fast and pray. A fast called The Restoration will be held from 1 to 9 p.m. more »»

First Presbyterian to reflect on its heritage

April 6, 2012 HOLLIDAYSBURG — First Presby­terian Church of Hollidaysburg will celebrate its history as it looks to the future at a celebration dinner being held April 14. more »»

Hillside expands

March 30, 2012 More than the usual excitement will be in the air this Easter at Hillside Community Church in Bellwood. The church has added a service to welcome newcomers. more »»

‘Set Free’ relates today’s troubles to Easter story

March 30, 2012 An Altoona church is hoping to change lives and give hope this Easter season. For the past 25 years, Pleasant Valley Assembly of God in Altoona has produced a dramatic Easter performanc. more »»

Real reflections

March 23, 2012 Allison Allen wants to shatter a few mirrors. The mirrors don’t exist in reality but reflect the images women have of themselves in their minds. more »»

Disciples express thoughts in 'Last Supper' drama

March 23, 2012 What better way to prepare for Holy Week than to reflect on the “Last Supper?” The final meal Christ shared with his 12 apostles is being dramatized by a local Catholic group for the 12th year. more »»

Last Saturdays

March 16, 2012 Canoe Creek Brethren in Christ Church rocks out concert-style one Saturday night a month. more »»

Beginning anew

March 9, 2012 Ruth Graham knows what it is like to have a pregnant unwed daughter. Not only did her daughter get pregnant once, but twic. more »»

Bishop Carroll teens join WIP to explore faith

March 9, 2012 EBENSBURG — Students at Bishop Carroll Catholic High School can join a club that isn’t found at most schools, even parochial ones. more »»

St. Michael the Archangel Parish traces inception to Civil War days

March 9, 2012 St. Michael the Arch­angel Catholic Church in Hollidays­burg got its start during the Civil War. more »»

Sew satisfying

March 2, 2012 Cheryl White has put smiles on the faces of more than 50 children that she will never see. The children live as far away as Africa or as close as Appalachia. more »»

Caring for the helpless

February 24, 2012 High school sweethearts Dick and Judy Ford of Martinsburg felt compelled to serve the Lord since they were youn. more »»

Glimpses of the Passion

February 17, 2012 An exhibit at the Blair County Arts Foundation office depicts the day Christ was crucified from a different perspective. “Station(ary)” by Brian A. more »»

Seeking transformation

February 10, 2012 A preacher and the leader of a program for recovering drug addicts will talk about how their town of Man­chester, Ky. more »»

ELM supports moms

January 27, 2012 TYRONE — When a woman learns she is going to have a baby, she can experience great joy. Depending on the circumstances, she can also experience fear, worry and stress. more »»

Historic churches to get new life

January 27, 2012 JOHNSTOWN — 1901 Church Inc., a private not-for-profit corporation, is working to conserve three closed Catholic churches in Cam­bria City. The churches — SS. Casimir and Emerich, St. more »»

 
 

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