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Shrove Tuesday dinners set

February 13, 2015 Churches in the area will hold pancake dinners Feb. 17 in celebrate Shrove Tuesday. They include: St. Luke’s Episcopal Church’s Community Hall, 1212 Eighth Ave. more »»

Second Avenue church to hold fish dinners

February 13, 2015 Second Avenue United Methodist Church, 130 Second Ave., will its annual youth group-sponsored fish dinners every Friday during Lent. The dinners will be held from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Feb. 20 to March 27. more »»

TV game shows exchange fun for academic challenges

February 13, 2015 What is it with TV game shows lately? I remember the good old days when they used to afford relatively mindless entertainment, like “The Match Game. more »»

Spiritual notes for Feb. 13, 2015

February 13, 2015 Homewood at Martinsburg has named the Rev. James Neatrour to its chaplaincy staff. Neatrour serves as pastor of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Imler and St. Mark’s Reformed Church in King. more »»

Altoona’s Jewish community part of book on synagogues

February 13, 2015 A recently published book about synagogues includes information about the Jewish houses of worship in Altoona and the surrounding area. more »»

Diocese offers two travel packages to Philadelphia to see Pope Francis

February 13, 2015 The Catholic Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown is offering opportunities to travel to Philadelphia in September when Pope Francis visits the city for the conclusion of the World Meeting of Families. more »»

A taste for the wild

February 6, 2015 Steve Sorensen says turkey hunters experience something that happens every day, yet most people never witness it. more »»

Colleges file suit to issue degrees

February 6, 2015 SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Bible colleges in Illinois have filed a federal lawsuit against state education regulators, seeking the unencumbered right to award degrees to students who complete their programs. more »»

Woman finds spirituality in the woods

February 6, 2015 ROANOKE, Va. — Jennifer Hoyt Lalli defies pigeonholing. Lalli, a scientist with a doctorate in polymer chemistry, is president of NanoSonic, a regional company focused on nanotechnology. more »»

Vatican hits sour note with initial outreach to women

February 6, 2015 VATICAN CITY — A new Vatican outreach initiative to listen to women hit a sour note before it even got off the ground: The sexy blonde on its Internet promo video came under such ridicule that it wa... more »»

Saudi women postpone marriage, upset clerics

February 6, 2015 JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia — Amna Fatani knows she wants a brilliant career and a life different from that of Saudi women of her mother’s generation who married early, usually to a husband not of their ow... more »»

Michigan county to put back sign with Bible verse

February 6, 2015 GEORGETOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) —Com­mis­­sioners in a western Michigan county voted last week to reinstall a park sign that quotes the Bibl. more »»

SC Episcopal parishes own property

February 6, 2015 CHARLESTON, S.C. more »»

Pair ends weddings at Mennonite facility

February 6, 2015 GRIMES, Iowa — The owners of a gift shop and bistro who refused to hold a same-sex wedding ceremony at their central Iowa business have stopped doing weddings altogether. more »»

Bible’s purpose is to point believers to basis for faith

February 6, 2015 Debbie Savely lost her Bible in 1974, a Bible given to her by her late father. Yet, last year, that Bible made its way back into her possession. more »»

Women in the Bible were devout as well as connivers

February 6, 2015 Quick question for my female readers: Are you a Martha or a Delilah? What, neither one? OK, then maybe you’re a Ruth or perhaps an Esther. You might even be a Jezebel, but you probably won’t admit it. more »»

St. George adds to icons

January 30, 2015 St. George Orthodox Church has completed the presentation in the front of its sanctuary with the recent addition of two angels and a scroll-banner. The Antiochian Orthodox church at 519 58th St. more »»

‘Groundhog Day’ is reminder to learn from lessons in life

January 30, 2015 By Ronnie McBrayer In the coming week, the nation will gather at Gobbler’s Knob for a uniquely American observance. more »»

Spiritual notes for Jan. 30, 2015

January 30, 2015 Sunset International Bible Institute-PA Satellite School will cover the book of Philippians during a 12-week course taught by video with instructor Doyle Gilliam. Classes begin at 7 p.. more »»

A few people seem to possess affection for inanimate objects

January 30, 2015 An old saying goes, “There’s someone for everyone.” Apparently, there’s also some “thing” for everyone. more »»

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