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Spiritual notes for June 20, 2014

June 20, 2014 Abundant Life Church, 231 Howard Ave., will host its fifth annual block party from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. more »»

Hymns part of concert

June 20, 2014 “Music Gettysburg! On Tour” returns to St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 115 E. Penn St., Martins­burg, at 4 p.m. Sunday with “Gather Us In: Songs and Hymns for Our Genera­tion. more »»

Vacation Bible School June 20, 2014

June 20, 2014 Claysburg Church of the Brethren, 577 Bedford St., Claysburg, will host vacation Bible school from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. more »»

Holy hour part of fortnight

June 20, 2014 The United States Con­ference of Catholic Bishops will sponsor a Fortnight for Freedom from Saturday through July 4. The theme will focus on the freedom to serve the vulnerable. more »»

Mount to offer two Merton packages

June 20, 2014 CRESSON — Mount Aloysius College’s Ecumenical Studies Center will present six days of exploration into the life and work of Trappist monk, Thomas Merton. more »»

St. John’s Reformed Church plans summer music festival

June 13, 2014 St. John’s Reformed Church, 906 Maple Ave., Hollidaysburg, will hold its annual Summer Christian Music Festival from 3:30 to 7 p.m. June 21 on the church ground. more »»

Conduct in schools a lot different than days of ‘Sweathogs’

June 13, 2014 You can learn a lot from a Sweathog. In case the name rings no bells, “Sweathogs” were a group of miscreant students in the ’70s sitcom “Welcome Back, Kotter. more »»

Providence youth spread joy in hospital

June 13, 2014 The youth of Providence Presbyterian Church delivered 55 Jared Boxes to patients at Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital May 31 for its spring mission project. more »»

Spiritual notes for June 13, 2014

June 13, 2014 Altoona Aglow will host Debbie Oakes of Windber at its meeting to be held at noon Monday at the Gourmet Buffet Res­taurant. Oakes will speak at 12:45 p.. more »»

Vacation Bible School June 13, 2014

June 13, 2014 Faith Bible Church, Route 220, Bellwood, will hold vacation Bible school for children ages 4 through those who are finishing fifth grade from 6 to 8:30 p.m. June 22 to 26. more »»

Hicks church to hold outdoor concert

June 6, 2014 DUNCANSVILLE — Hicks Memorial United Methodist Church will present a concert featuring music performances by Jack & Lilly, Tyne and the Fastlyne, and the CrossRoads Praise Ban. more »»

Birds find easy way into house but have tough time leaving

June 6, 2014 Life at the Smith house has been for the birds lately. A few weeks ago I walked out to the closed-in patio off our kitchen and discovered a dead bird lying under a window. more »»

Prince Gallitzin Cross honorees announced

June 6, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG —- Bishop Mark L. Bartchak of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, will present 11 individuals with the 2014 Prince Gallitzin Cross. more »»

St. Mark’s pastor emeritus celebrates 50th anniversary

June 6, 2014 The Rev. James B. Cove­ney, pastor emeritus of St. Mark’s Catholic Church, 416 Sixth Ave., recently celebrated the 50th anniversary. more »»

Singers invited to join annual choral institute with concert at festival

June 6, 2014 The Academy of Sacred Music 2014 Choral Institute will present Rossini’s “Petite Messe Solennelle” plus “The Creation, a Rock Cantata” at 4:30 p.m. more »»

Bus trip offered to March for Marriage event

June 6, 2014 A bus trip to the March for Marriage in Washing­ton, D.C., is being planned. more »»

Apologist to give talk on creation

June 6, 2014 The Community Bible Church of Portage will host scientist and author Jonathan Sarfati of Crea­tion Ministries Inter­national at 6 p.m. Sunda. more »»

Vacation Bible School June 6, 2014

June 6, 2014 Hollidaysburg Alliance Church will hold vacation Bible school from 6 to 8:30 p.m. June 22 to 26. The theme is “Praise!” by Go Fish with music by Go Fish and Denver and the Mile High Orchestra. more »»

Spiritual notes for June 6, 2014

June 6, 2014 A discussion on the book “Rebbe” by best-selling author Joseph Telushkin will be led by Rabbi Yossi Stein at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Barnes and Noble, Logan Town Centre. more »»

Christian festival in Tyrone to focus on faith

May 30, 2014 TYRONE — Getting together with neighbors and friends at festivals and summer outings is often a relaxing, enjoyable time. Most offer food, crafts and entertainmen. more »»

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