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Pastor welcomes assignment

April 15, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Pastor Chuck Monts has always had an adventuresome spirit. After graduating from high school, he and a buddy bicycled across America before beginning their freshman year at colle. more »»

Central Pennsylvania Bible Conference will focus on Islam

April 15, 2016 The Central Pennsylvania Bible Conference will conduct a three-day spring session at the Faith Baptist Church, 315 40th St. more »»

Busyness of life can diminish time for spiritual refreshment

April 15, 2016 Are you a Mary or a Martha? I am referring to the account in Scripture where Jesus visited the home of Mary and Martha. more »»

Spiritual notes

April 15, 2016 Providence Presbyterian Church, 2401 Broad Ave., will hold a free community luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. more »»

Carman concert planned

April 8, 2016 Multi-award winning singer Carman will visit the Kinport Assembly of God Church, 5658 Route 240 in Cherry Tree, with his S.A.V.E.D. 100 Percent Tour at 7 p.m. April 21. more »»

Trinity Lutheran to host free chamber music concert

April 8, 2016 Encore Strings will present a free concert of chamber music at 3 p.m. Sunday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 408 N. Sixth St., in the Juniata section of Altoona. more »»

Saint Francis to host Red Mass/Law Day

April 8, 2016 LORETTO — Saint Francis University will host its annual Red Mass/Law Day April 22. The Red Mass will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Chapel followed by lunch at the John F. more »»

‘Fuller House’ tries to merge two lifestyles under one roof

April 8, 2016 Sometimes a television show manages to bring together several elements in a short time frame — humor, warmth, sentimentalism, values and an underlying message of decency and morality. more »»

Spiritual notes

April 8, 2016 Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 136 Hilltop Road, Lilly, will hold a roast beef dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the church. Cost is $9 for adults and $4. more »»

On this date

April 8, 2016 50 YEARS AGO: April 8, 1966 —The Tell-A-Tones of the Altoona chapter of Sweet Adelines Inc. more »»

Singer to share ‘what not to wear’

April 1, 2016 It’s spring, and it’s time for women to refresh their wardrobe. more »»

Pizza party, girl talk reserved for teenagers-only session

April 1, 2016 Michele Pillar has found a way to connect with teens and young women, and social media is proving it. Since November, they have been flooding her Facebook page. more »»

True gentleman and his manners seem to have disappeared today

April 1, 2016 One particular question has been weighing on my mind lately: Where have all the gentlemen gone? I’m not talking about “men.” The male gender is well-represented almost everywhere one looks. more »»

Spiritual notes

April 1, 2016 Our Lady of Lourdes, 2700 Broad Ave, will hold a Divine Mercy Holy Hour at 3 p.m. Sunday. It will include meditations, singing of Chaplet of Mercy and benediction. Father Bob Hilz, T.O.R. more »»


April 1, 2016 The link published on Page D6 Thursday for information on the “Native Voices” exhibit at Saint Francis University, Loretto, was incorrect. The link is more »»

Workshop to focus on helping poor succeed

March 25, 2016 When organizations try to help those in poverty, their efforts do not always bring about the desired outcome. more »»

Catholics to renew spirits at rally

March 25, 2016 “God, I’m running for Your heart, I’m running for Your ????heart, Till I am a soul on fire Lord, I’m longing for Your ways I’m waiting for the day When I am a soul on fire Till I am a soul on... more »»

Laughs, Christian music on tap at church

March 25, 2016 You can watch a comedy show on TV, listen to Christian worship songs on the radio and learn about an international group building wells for the needy at church, but if you can do all three at one... more »»

Churches to celebrate Resurrection

March 25, 2016 Christians will celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ on Sunday. The following churches have announced their Easter services. Altoona Alliance Church, 3220 Pleasant Valley Blvd. — 7 a.m. more »»

Easter observance to begin with vigils

March 25, 2016 The following churches will hold Easter vigil services on Saturday: Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, One Cathedral Square — 8:30 p.m. vigil with Bishop Mark L. Bartchak as celebrant and homilis. more »»

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