Spiritual notes

The Wehnwood United Methodist Church Community String Ensemble will present the fall concert “A Potpourri of Musical Styles” at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the church, 2511 Juniata Gap Road.

The concert is open to the public. Food items to support the local food bank will also be collected during the event.

Revival service weekend will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Juniata Church of the Brethren, North Ninth Avenue and Third Street. Evangelist Rob Davis will speak on the theme “In Times Like These We Need a Savior.”

Special music will be provided by The Arm of God Ministries.

The weekend will conclude with the annual fall Love Feast and Holy Communion service at

7 p.m. Oct. 15. For more information, contact the church office at 944-6725.

The Altar Rosary Society of St. Benedict Church, Carrolltown, will host a fall arts and crafts show and pie sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 14 in the church hall.

More than 600 homemade pies — including apple, peach, pumpkin, cherry and raisin — along with apple dumplings, will be available for sale. Handcrafted items will also be available. A snack bar will be open.

A spaghetti dinner will be served from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at Christ United Methodist Church, 1359 Pennsylvania Ave.,Tyrone.

The cost is $6 for adults and $3.50 for children 12 and younger. Meals are available to eat-in or take out. Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door.

For more information, contact the church at 684-3561.

The Greenwood United Methodist Church, 1505 East Walton Ave., Altoona, will serve a pasta dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 14. The event will also include a bake sale.

The event is being held to raise funds for a new K-9 dog to replace one recently retired. The church has chosen to take on the project because it feels that the K-9 resource provides a valuable service to the local community, a news released stated.

Tickets are $10 for adults; children under age 6 may eat for free. Advance ticket purchases are encouraged. For tickets or more information, call 942-1555 or 232-1237.

Donations of clothing and nonperishable foods will be accepted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Hollidaysburg Church of the Brethren at 1028 Penn St., Route 36.

The church parking lot will serve as a collection site for the American Rescue Workers. Those dropping off donations can receive a tax receipt. This is the last collection at this site for 2017.

For more information, contact the church office at 695-0072.

Altoona First Church of the Brethren, corner of Sixth Avenue and Fifth Street, will host Friends of Israel missionaries Tom and Lorna Simcox on Sunday. During the 9:30 a.m. Sunday school hour, Lorna Simcox will share her testimony and an update on her ministry.

At First Church’s 10:35 a.m. morning worship service, Tom Simcox will fill the pulpit, speaking on “What Is Going On in Israel and What the Bible Says.”

An old-fashioned Brethren pot-luck luncheon will follow the service. All are welcome. The church is handicapped accessible.

Beavertown God’s Missionary Church’s 85th anniversary will be celebrated during the

10 a.m. Oct. 15 services. The Lebanon Valley Gospel Band will present music at the

6:30 p.m. service.

The church is at 1653 Creek Road, Middleburg. For more information, visit the website at www.beavertownchurch.com.

Religious organizations are invited to submit upcoming events, special speakers and other items to be published free of charge in Spiritual Notes. Items can be emailed to religion@altoonamirror.com or call Holly at 946-7451. Items may also be submitted online through the Mirror’s virtual newsroom at vnr.altoonamirror.com.

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