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Pastor enjoys outdoors, music

September 5, 2014 The Rev. John A. Godissart is the new pastor at First United Methodist Church, Hollidaysburg. He shares responsibilities for the church of more than 1,000 members with the Rev. more »»

Altoona Alliance will hold fair as part of missions conference

September 5, 2014 The Altoona Alliance Church, 3220 Pleasant Valley Blvd., will have a Missions Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of the church. The fair will be set up like an “open air market. more »»

Disappointments can influence life in big, small ways

September 5, 2014 I don’t know about you, but I find disappointment downright disappointing. Of course, there’s a wide range of things people might be disappointed about, from the ridiculous to the sublim. more »»

Spiritual notes for Sept. 5 2014

September 5, 2014 Second Avenue United Methodist Church’s Sierra Leone Mission Team will hold a book sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 13 at the church, 130 Second Ave. more »»

Parish grows little by little

August 29, 2014 LILLY — The congregation at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Polish National Catholic Church is a small but determined on. more »»

New furry friend helps family cope with loss of feline

August 29, 2014 The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away. About eight months ago, a beautiful black and white cat began appearing at our kitchen windo. more »»

St. Vincent de Paul is sponsoring seminar with professor Scott Hahn

August 29, 2014 CRESSON — Scott Hahn, an internationally renowned Catholic author and speaker, will be the guest speaker at an event sponsored by the St. Vincent de Paul, Peter Lemke Counci. more »»

Organization beginning in Everett will focus on understanding, love

August 29, 2014 EVERETT — LifeQuest, a new service and outreach organization, is meeting from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Union Hotel in Everett. The service organization is not religious in nature. more »»

Aglow collecting purses at local sites to aid efforts against sex-trafficking

August 29, 2014 South Central Pennsyl­vania Area Women’s Aglow is collecting new or gently used women’s purses for Change Purse, a nonprofit organization. All monetary and purse donations are tax deductibl. more »»

Spiritual notes for Aug. 29, 2014

August 29, 2014 The American Rescue Workers of Blair County will hold its free monthly clothing giveaway from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday at 502 Mulberry St, Hollidaysburg. No afternoon hours. more »»

Pushing out the walls

August 22, 2014 By Mary Haley For the Mirror astor John Collins of the First Church of Christ in Juniata Gap made a promise to his congregation that despite a yearlong expansion project at the church, the... more »»

Local sisters invite women to consider consecrated life

August 22, 2014 By Linda T. Gracey Single Catholic women who believe they have a call to a consecrated religious life are invited to get a glimpse of what that life is like. more »»

Fall music festival to feature 31 gospel groups and soloists

August 22, 2014 The 29th annual free admission Fall Harvest Gospel Music Festival will be held Aug. 29-31 and Sept. 1 at Camp Harmony Campgrounds, 1414 Plank Road, Hooversville. more »»

Choices in cereal seem to reflect one’s personality

August 22, 2014 You can tell a lot about someone by his or her choice of breakfast cereal. more »»

Spiritual notes for August 22, 2014

August 22, 2014 St. John’s Reformed Church of Loysburg will hold a back-to-school night at 6 p.m. Sunday for students in the Northern Bedford community. more »»

Spiritual notes for Aug. 15, 2014

August 15, 2014 Simpson-Temple United Parish, 2212 Sixth Ave., will host a free outdoor concert with singer/pianist Kent Martin from 6 to 8 p.m. Satur­day. Bring your lawn chair. more »»

ELCA bishop reflects on role

August 15, 2014 In the garden of Gethsemane, Jesus prays for future believers and asks that they have unity to let the world know God has sent hi. more »»

Praise bands to perform during ‘Rockin’ the Lot’

August 15, 2014 Hollidaysburg Church of Brethren 1028 Penn St., Hollidaysburg, will host “Rockin’ the Lot,” a music and food festival, from 3 to 8 p.m. Aug. 23. more »»

ELCM schedules fifth conference

August 15, 2014 The fifth General Con­ference Triennial Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Conference & Ministerium of North America Inc. will begin at 5:30 p.m. Thursday and end at noon Aug. more »»

Vacation Bible School for Aug. 15, 2014

August 15, 2014 Ward Avenue Pres­byterian Church, 111 Ward Ave., will have vacation Bible school from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday. The theme is Jungle Safari where kids get to know the nature of God. more »»

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