Spiritual notes

Wednesday Lenten services, “Faces of Christ” will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 and March 14 at Geeseytown Lutheran Church with Pastor John Telyea.

Wednesday Lenten Services, “Faces of Christ” will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 21, March 7 and March 21 at Newry Lutheran Church with Pastor John Telyea.

A six-week Lenten study, “What Makes a Hero” by Matt Rawle, will be held at 9:30 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday beginning

Feb. 18 at the Juniata United Methodist Church. For more information, contact the Juniata United Methodist Church, 808 N. Fourth St., Altoona, at 942-6065 or by email at juniataumc@atlanticbbn.net.

Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 2121 Fifth Ave., will celebrate Black History Month at 11 a.m. Feb. 24. The Rev. Donna R. King of State College will be the guest speaker. King is a former African-American lecturer at Penn State University, State College, and pastor at St. Paul AME Church, Bellefonte. Lunch will be served following the service. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by calling the church at 943-5741 or email services@mtzion altoona.com. Tickets will also be available at the church office from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and Feb. 17.

Christ Community United Methodist Church, 5715 Roselawn Ave., Altoona, will host the free showing of the film “Lion” at 6 p.m. Sunday. The movie is two hours long and rated PG13. For those interested, dinner and discussion will be held at 6 p.m. Monday.

Free soup fellowship will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb 17, at 28th Street Church of the Brethren. The meal includes grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup.

St. Mary Catholic Church, Mulberry and Clark streets, will host the Hollidaysburg Free Soup Program the next two Saturdays, February 10th and 17th. Soup, sandwich, bread, butter, desserts, and beverages will be provided.

An offering will be accepted, but is not mandatory. The program is open to everyone.

The Kitchen Klass Sunday school class of Hicks Memorial United Methodist Church, Dunscansville, will serve its annual Shrove Tuesday pancake and sausage supper from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The church is at 1211 Third Ave. and 12th Street. Use the back entrance or side elevator entrance to the church basement. Donation is $6 for adults and $3 for children. Tickets may be purchased from class members, the church office or at the door. Proceeds will be used for local mission ministries. For more information, call Mary Jo Campolong at 696-4160.

Shrove Tuesday pancake dinner will be served from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the auditorium at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 806 13th Street. Cost is by donation. All are welcome to attend.

Shrove Tuesday pancake and sausage dinner will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Geeseytown Lutheran Church.

Second Avenue United Methodist Church, 130 Second Ave., Altoona, will host the annual Youth Group Fish Dinners from 4:30 to 7 p.m. every Friday during Lent beginning Feb. 16 and ending March 23. All proceeds will benefit the youth group as it attends camps and events throughout the year. The all-you-can-eat buffet features fried and baked fish, fried clams, popcorn shrimp, hush puppies, mac and cheese, green beans, coleslaw, dessert and more. Cost is $6 for children under 12, $11 for ages 12 and older. For more information, call 943-2072

All you care to eat seafood buffet will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. each Friday at St. Patrick’s, Newry, throughout the Lenten season, including Good Friday. The menu includes baked haddock, deep-fried fish, shrimp and clams, plus seven sides, two soups, beverage and dessert. Cost is $13 for adults; $12 for seniors over age 60; and $8 for children ages 5 to 12. Children under four years of age can eat for free. All take outs are $13.50. Dinners are served in the school cafeteria at 731 Patrick Lane, Newry.

Fish fries will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Fridays through March 23 at Warriors Mark United Methodist Church, 1840 Centre Line Road. The menu for Feb. 16 includes fried and baked haddock, chicken tenders, french fries, macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, candied carrots, coleslaw, applesauce, dessert and beverage. Cost is $10 for adults for one meat, $12 for two meats; $7 for children 5 to 10 (1⁄2 piece of fish); and free to children 4 and younger. The Warriors Mark UM Church is handicapped accessible. For more information, 632-6906.

Ham and turkey dinner to be served at

5 p.m. Saturday at Upper Claar Church of the Brethren, Claysburg. Dinner will be served buffet style with all the homemade trimmings. For more information, call 239-5449.

Shoe Fly stores are collecting new or gently used shoes to be delivered to Soles4Souls, a nonprofit social enterprise that creates sustainable jobs and provides relief through the distribution of shoes and clothing around the world. Founded in 2006, Soles4Souls have distributed more than 30 million pairs of new and used shoes in 127 countries. Shoe Fly Altoona, 3415 Pleasant Valley Blvd., Ste. 108, will collect shoes through Feb. 28. For more information, call 941-2132.

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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