Spiritual notes

Tim Eshelman will be the guest speaker at the Central Pennsylvania Creation Fellowship meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at Faith Baptist Church, 647 Valley Vista Drive, State College. Eshelman, a senior software engineer, will speak on “In the Beginning Was Information: How the Presence of Information in DNA Reveals a Designer.” He has spoken on a variety of topics related to the subject of creation vs. evolution.

The Central Pennsylvania Creation Fellowship promotes the scientific evidence supporting the Genesis account of Creation and the Global Flood.

The meeting is free and open to the public. Discussion and light refreshments will follow the presentation,

For more information, visit centralpaceration


A Valentine’s spaghetti dinner will be served from 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 16 at Wehnwood United Methodist Church, 2511 Juniata Gap Road, Altoona.

The dinner, which is $5 per person, is sponsored by the PSU-Altoona chapter of Aevidum.

St. Michael Catholic Church of Hollidaysburg, Montgomery and Spruce streets, will host the Hollidaysburg Free Soup Program this Saturday and Feb. 16 and 23. The meal includes soup, bread, butter, beverage and dessert and is offered from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

An offering will be accepted, however it is not required. The Free Soup Program is open to everyone in the community, regardless of church affiliation; and includes those financially in need, the elderly and those wishing for Christian fellowship.

Grace Lutheran Church’s clothes closet will be open from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. New clothing is added each month, and there are currently many coats and shoes, as well as clean clothing available.

The building is handicap accessible. Grace’s Clothes Closet is open the second Saturday of each month at 1114 N. Cambria St., Bellwood. For more information, call 742-7501.

Polish feast dinner will be served from

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 17 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel P.N.C.C., 136 HIlltop Road, Lilly. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children and all take-out meals are $10.

The menu includes halupki, haluski, pierogies, soup, drinks and dessert. For more information, call 884-0205.

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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