Spiritual notes

Interfaith Power and Light will host Creation Care Habitat Work Parties on the Lower Trail from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday and Sept. 23.

Those participating are asked to meet at the Lower Trailhead at First Street and Liberty Street in Williamsburg. Contact Greg Williams at 215-242-0854 to confirm participation.

Clothing giveaway will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today and Saturday at Fairview United Methodist Church, 2214 Fifth St. Bags will be available or bring your own.

Children’s and adult clothing will be available. There will also be shoes, new underwear, linens, bedding and towels. Those attending are asked to use the 23rd Avenue door. All are welcome.

The Lighthouse, Morning Star Ministries, Cherry Tree, will host the third Chosen Women’s Conference, “Jesus is my anchor,” Sept. 20-22. The Thursday evening session begins with registration at 6 p.m. and services at 7 p.m. Featured speaker will be Pastor Carol Lee from Armagh and the praise and worship team Sweet Anointing from Armagh. The Morning Star dance team will also be performing.

The Friday morning session will begin at 10 a.m. with Pastor Wilda Brown from The Lighthouse, Morning Star Ministries. Pastor Cindy Rummel will speak at the 11 a.m. session. Lunch will be provided by the church at noon.

Saturday’s session begins at 10 a.m. and feature The Morning Star Ministries dance team and Pastor Libby Fannin, Morehead, Kentucky, with the praise team Sweet Anointing.

Adult women and youth ages 12 years and older are welcome to attend. The conference is nondenominational.

Cost is $45. Registration is due by Sept. 17. For more information or to register, call Pastor Wilda Brown at 948-5765 or 591-3541.

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 806 13th St., will begin its fall season of the Burning Books Club at 7 p.m. Sept. 24 in the parish hall. The club meets the fourth Monday of the month. The public is welcome to attend.

The books for discussion include “Bettyville: A Memoir” by George Hodgman; Sept. 24: “A Man Called Ove” by Fredrik Backman; Oct. 22: and “The Map of Love” by Ahdaf Soueif, Nov. 26.

The church’s book club was formed by former Pastor Christina Jillard, who before seminary was assistant director of library services in Dauphin County. The club meets to discuss books that shed light on burning issues of the day.

Wesley United Methodist Church, 1200 Logan Ave., Tyrone, will celebrate Fall Kick Off Sunday from 8:45 a.m. to noon this Sunday, Sept. 16.

Guests and visitors are invited to learn God’s Word in Sunday school, Bible studies and through sermons. Sunday school registration for children is from 8:45-10:15 a.m. and includes breakfast munchies, meeting the teachers, games, singing with The Praise Jam singers, and a chance to win one of three grand prizes to end the event.

Those attending are asked to enter the fellowship hall at the 12th Street entrance. Adult Sunday school classes are held from 9 to 10 a.m., followed by worship services from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the sanctuary.

After the worship service on Sunday, there will be a spaghetti dinner in fellowship hall.

The ROCK — Reaching Out to Community Kids — program at Second Avenue United Methodist Church, 130 Second Ave., Altoona, will host a Praise Band concert at 7 p.m. Sept. 21.

The concert will feature the Second Avenue UMC Praise Band performing uplifting, contemporary Christian music. Admission is free; donations will be accepted and will go directly to running the program during the 2018-19 year. For more information, call 943-2072.

Second Avenue United Methodist Church will serve a free soup and sandwich lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The meal includes soup, sandwich, drink and dessert included. Everyone is invited. The church is at 130 Second Ave., Altoona, on the corner of Second Avenue and Second Street. For more information, call 943-2072. The meal is served the third Saturday of each month.

Providence Presbyterian Church, 2401 Broad Ave., Altoona, will serve a free luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The menu will include a variety of homemade soups, a sandwich, beverages, desserts and fruit. All are invited to attend.

Altoona 28th Street Church of the Brethren, 2800 Union Ave., across from Tuckahoe Park, will host a free lunch and fellowship from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Everyone is invited.

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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