Spiritual notes

The congregation of Grace Lutheran Church, 1114 N. Cambria St., Bellwood, has blessed the new Clothed In Grace clothes closet. Located in the basement of the church, the closet is handicapped accessible with a chair lift.

Beginning Saturday, the clothing bank will be open from 9 a.m. to noon the second Saturday of each month. In addition, it will be open for emergency purposes, such as assisting residents after a fire, flood or other emergency. It is also open during the Care and Share Food Bank days from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 742-7501.

New Life Community Church, 621 Bell Ave Altoona, is sponsoring Kids Clubhouse.

Children in grades K-5 are invited to attend this weekly event where they will learn basic Christian beliefs. There will be stories, songs, games, snacks, parties and family events.

The Clubhouse will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. beginning Wednesday and will run every Wednesday until May 8. Families and siblings are invited to attend the first Family Fun Night where there will be hot dogs and snacks and the staff will introduce themselves and the program. For more information, visit the Facebook page NLCC Clubhouse.

Father Jonathan St. Andre, T.O.R., director of novices at St. Francis Friary, Loretto, will speak at 7 p.m. Monday at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. His message is “Holiness: Mission Impossible?”

St. Andre will address the gathering of the Cathedral Prayer Group. Everyone is invited to attend. All meetings end with prayer ministry for healing and other concerns.

St. Andre guides new friars through a year of intensive prayer, spiritual direction and discernment as they prepare to profess temporary vows of poverty, chastity and obedience.

The Cathedral Prayer Group Music ministry will lead praise and worship. Refreshments and fellowship will follow.

Hollidaysburg Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, 183 Jefferson St., will kick off the children’s Awana Ministry from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

There will be games, a climbing wall, snacks and a presentation by Jo Keil, missionary to Brazil for 25 years. This year’s Awana theme is “Light.” Awana is geared toward children and includes Christian stories, learning Bible verses and Christian fellowship. Parents are welcome to attend the kickoff to learn more about the program.

The Roaring Spring First Church of the Brethren, 901 Bloomfield St. in Roaring Spring, will sponsor the annual Rally Day as part of the 9:25 a.m. Sunday morning worship service.

The event will seek blessings at the beginning of a new year of Christian education opportunities for all ages. It also will celebrate the mission and ministry of the church through activities, all aimed at “becoming the hands and feet of Jesus Christ” by providing different opportunities to find “peace, purpose and power” through Jesus Christ.

The church youth will celebrate and report on the summer trip to National Youth Conference, opportunities to worship through the church choir will highlighted, and other programs and groups for children, youth and adults will be laid on the altar for prayer and a blessing for the coming year.

A potluck meal will follow the service, with hamburgers and hot dogs provided by the Men’s Fellowship.

All are welcome to attend.

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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