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Celebrating Judaism

September 10, 2010 Rabbi Yosef “Yossi” and Chana’le Stein want to spread the joy of Judaism in the Altoona area. more »»

Lutherans form new church

September 3, 2010 A retired Lutheran minister in State College is the leader of a new church body that was organized last weekend in Grove City, Ohio. The Rev. more »»

Farewell to a friend

August 27, 2010 The Rev. Douglas McGaffin of Altoona believes if you have peace in your heart, then what is going on around you is much more manageable. more »»

Ringing in the music

August 20, 2010 Handbell ringers from six states took a vibration vacation Aug. 12 and 13 at First United Meth­odist Church in Hollidaysburg. more »»

Retired theology prof writes book on Old Testament

August 20, 2010 Reading through the Hebrew Bible takes time and effort and sometimes results in frustration. more »»

Kosher begins on farm

August 13, 2010 Binyomin Karbal finds living in farm country more satisfying than city life. more »»

Pastor enjoys time with his family

August 13, 2010 Mark Petras knew after accepting Christ into his life at age 22 that he wanted to serve in ministry. more »»

Music in the air

August 6, 2010 The Penn­sylvania State Singing Conven­tion is celebrating its 35th year by bringing in well-known gospel singers. more »»

Pastor says his role is rewarding

August 6, 2010 Matthew Smart is learning the challenges and rewards of his calling at New Hope Baptist Church, Duncansville, where he accepted his first position as a lead pastor. more »»

Diet pays

July 30, 2010 Eating veggies and shunning meat is not just about losing weight or staying in shape for Seventh- day Adventists ­— it’s more about God. more »»

Keller, Salem churches plan homecomings

July 30, 2010 The annual homecoming service of the Old Keller Reformed Church in Canoe Valley will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. more »»

Central PA Bible Conference lives on

July 23, 2010 The Central Pennsylvania Bible Conference almost came to an end last year after 90 perpetual summer conferences. more »»

Girlfriend Getaway planned

July 16, 2010 Want to get away without going away? An overnight escape will be held in the area this fall for women to renew their spirits while letting go of housework, cooking and family responsibilities for 24... more »»

Concert dedicated to memory of priest

July 16, 2010 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Academy of Sacred Music’s 10th Choral Institute and Concert will be dedicated to the memory of the Rev. Paul E. Turnbull, who died May 1. more »»

Christian hospitality

July 9, 2010 Outside Simpson-Temple United Parish in Altoona, a food bank, a thrift shop and the Salvation Army are in sight of the church. more »»

Temple Beth Israel welcomes new rabbi

July 9, 2010 Rabbi Audrey R. Korotkin hopes to bring a sense of joy to Temple Beth Israel where she recently became spiritual leader. more »»

Wedding rituals to be explored

July 9, 2010 The Interfaith Commit­tee of the Ecumenical Con­ference of Greater Altoona, working with the Office of Institutional Equality and Diversity at Penn State Altoona, will offer its 10th annual “Matter... more »»

Concern for the earth

July 1, 2010 HOLLIDAYSBURG — At St. Bernardine’s Mona­stery, the friars no longer plant crops for their own use. But nevertheless, several acres have been plowed and are flourishing with vegetables and flowers. more »»

'Special' man of God retires

June 25, 2010 The children are working on a colorful craft at vacation Bible school when the Rev. Dr. D.L. Brinton Shafer enters the room. The children immediately stop working. more »»

Somewhere to turn

June 18, 2010 Sixteen and pregnant — a teenager’s worst nightmare. That’s exactly where Holly Nichols found herself 17 years ago. more »»

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