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Waiting for Christmas

December 23, 2011 On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to m. more »»

Hanukkah celebrates faith

December 16, 2011 The lure of Christmas magic is hard to ignore, and Jewish families can get sucked into the frenzy, essentially making Hanukkah seem more like a Jewish Christmas. more »»

Sorrow amidst joy

December 9, 2011 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Pastor Dennis Derr will be wrapping a Christmas present this year that he did not buy but will be for him. The tag will read “To Dennis, From Dad. more »»

St. Matthew's relives Jesus' birth

December 2, 2011 For more than a decade, St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Martinsburg has given visitors an opportunity to step into the time and places surrounding the birth of Jesus Christ. more »»

Champion Life Church moves

December 2, 2011 How many people does it take to move a church? Champion Life Church Rev. James Baldwin isn’t sure. He calls the feat of moving his church in a limited time period a miracl. more »»

Tour reflects past Christmases

November 25, 2011 A winter wonderland tour featuring vintage displays, decorated theme trees and the message at the heart of Christ­mas awaits visitors at the HIStory of Christmas program being held at Evangelical... more »»

Hitting the air waves

November 18, 2011 The Roman Catholic Diocese of Johnstown-Altoona is taking to the airwaves with two new television programs on the Public Access Channel, and possibly on local television as wel. more »»

Christians to gather at Cathedral for Festival of Hope

November 11, 2011 In today’s troubled times, the message of hope is more important than ever. An interdenominational event to get that message across will be held at 3 p.m. Nov. more »»

Priest at St. Luke’s serves in interim role

November 11, 2011 After serving All Saints Episcopal Church in Hershey for almost 20 years, Father Fred Miller decided it was time for a change. “I wanted to do something different. more »»

Hollidaysburg woman seeks donations for Thanksgiving

November 11, 2011 By Linda T. Gracey Ginny Helsel of Holli­daysburg hopes to make Thanksgiving a blessed holiday for 35 families in Blair and Cambria County. more »»

Author to speak in Altoona

November 11, 2011 A rabbi known for his writing and translations of the Hebrew Bible will speak at three different area venues next weekend. more »»

Changes for Catholics

November 4, 2011 Mass won’t be the same for Roman Catholics in a few weeks. “The Mass won’t look any different, but it will sound very different, said Monsignor Robert C. more »»

Bishop of ELCA visits city

November 4, 2011 The Rev. Mark S. Hanson, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, visited Altoona earlier this week to attend the 2011 First Call Theological Education gathering for Region 8. more »»

Rock solid music

October 28, 2011 MARTINSBURG — The Martinsburg Ministerium has pastors who rock. more »»

Concert will tell stories of Holocaust

October 28, 2011 The emotions and stories of those who lived in the concentration camps and ghettos during the reign of Hitler will be expressed in song when “Voices of the Holocaust” is presented at Juniata Colleg. more »»

Joy in a shoe box

October 21, 2011 What can fit inside a shoe box? More than you might think, and it’s often enough to make a child happy, according to folks involved with Operation Christmas Chil. more »»

New Life Worship Center erects addition

October 21, 2011 At first glance, the addition at New Life Worship Center in Pinecroft looks more like a revival tent than a permanent place of worship. more »»

Pastor ‘enthusiastic’ about faith

October 21, 2011 Gregory S. Johnson made a career out of serving in the military before becoming a minister. Johnson is the new pastor at Second Avenue United Meth­odist Church, 130 Second Ave. more »»

Celebrating Young Life

October 14, 2011 Jon Kolb, former offensive lineman for the Steelers, will talk about getting in the game of living for Christ when he speaks at the 36th annual Young Life of Central Pennsylvania banquet. more »»

Young adults invited to chat sessions

October 7, 2011 A message to young Catholics: The welcome mat is out. And it is found at Joe’s 58th Street Grill and Tavern, adjacent to Zach’s Sports and Spirits, 5820 Sixth Ave. more »»

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