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Cantatas tell the Christmas story

December 10, 2010 Churches throughout the area will celebrate Christmas with cantatas that tell the story of Jesus’ birth through song during the next two weeks. Among them will be a cantata presented at 8:30 a.m. Dec. more »»

Yoga & Christianity

December 3, 2010 The lights are off. The room is quiet except for mesmerizing music in the background. Everyone is still; their minds drifting to peaceful place. more »»

It's Hanukkah

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Juniata Valley Gospel Church builds social hall

December 3, 2010 After six years of planning, the vision of a social hall is becoming reality for the Juniata Valley Gospel Church. more »»

Christians coming together for Advent

December 3, 2010 Advent is a season of hope and anticipation leading up to the celebration of Christ’s birth. For the third year, the Altoona Area Christian Coalition will hold an ecumenical service at 3 p.. more »»

Going back in time

November 26, 2010 DUNCANSVILLE — HIStory of Christmas at the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Duncansville could bring back memories for some participants and enlighten others about how Christmas used to be celebrat. more »»

Women play role in Hanukkah celebration

November 26, 2010 Hanukkah, which begins at sunset Wednesday, celebrates the victory of the Maccabees over the Syrian-Greek rule and the rededication of the Temple in 165 B.C. more »»

A cry for peace

November 12, 2010 In the land where Jesus was born, there is little room for his believers. Palestinian Christians are being squeezed out of the Holy Land by a loss of jobs and travel restrictions. more »»

Zion Lutheran pastor likes kayaking

November 12, 2010 The Rev. Greg Harbaugh became the pastor of Zion Luth­­eran Church in Hollidays­burg in January. more »»

The tapesty of Taize

November 5, 2010 A bell rings and worshippers in the candle-lit sanctuary at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church sit quietly. It is the moment they have been awaiting, a time to connect to God in the silence. more »»

Faithful followers

October 29, 2010 First Church of the Breth­ren in Roaring Spring was born 100 years ago with the determination of members who had a vision and were willing to work to make it reality. more »»

First U.M. pastor has passion for music

October 29, 2010 The Rev. Dennis W. Derr became the new senior pastor at First United Methodist Church, Hollidays­burg, this summer. more »»

Area rector elected to lead national EMC

October 29, 2010 Bishop Council Nedd II of the Chesa­peake and Northeast in the Episcopal Missionary Church and rector of S. more »»

Power of the Passion

October 22, 2010 By Linda T. Gracey A group of local residents waited two years and traveled thousands of miles to witness a Passion play. more »»

St. Luke's rector is a baseball fan

October 8, 2010 The Rev. Paul Wayne Towers missed the ministry so much that he came out of retirement to serve at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 806 13th St., Altoona. St. more »»

Insights into Israel

October 1, 2010 A minister of the Gospel, the Re. more »»

MercyMe is on a mission

September 24, 2010 MercyMe hopes to inspire concert-goers to consider others when it comes to the Cambria County War Memorial Arena in Johnstown Oct. 16. more »»

Franciscans celebrate 100 years at Mount Carmel

September 24, 2010 The Third Order Regular Franciscans, Immaculate Con­ception Province, are celebrating 100 years of ministry at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Altoona, this year. more »»

Christians help Haitians

September 17, 2010 For the Mirror When disaster strikes, most people cry or pray for those involved. Others send money — hoping it will be put to proper us. more »»

Catholic Sisters help sisters in Haiti

September 17, 2010 God works in mysterious ways and puts people where they are supposed to be, even in trying circumstances. more »»

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