Spiritual Notes

Champion Life Center, 1314 12th St., Altoona, will host “Altoona, You Got Talent” auditions beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 14. Dancers, musicians, arts and more are invited to take part. To preregister or for more information, visit www.championlifecenter.org/augt, call 942-9400 or email championlifechurch @yahoo.com.

Juniata United Methodist Church will hold Bible study beginning at 9 a.m. Sunday, March 1, and continuing through Lent. “The Walk “ by Adam Hamilton will be featured.

In addition, the church will serve a Lenten breakfast/Bible study at 7a.m. every Wednesday, March 4 through April 1.

Everyone is welcome to attend any and all services and studies.

For information, contact the at 942-6065, email juniataumc@atlanticbbn.net, visit the website or Facebook page.

The church is at 808 N. Fourth St., Altoona.

Vox Nova Choir Concert will present “The Footsteps to Calvary” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, in the chapel at Mount Aloysius College, Cresson.

– St. Patrick’s Parish will hold its annual seafood buffet Fridays during Lent, including Good Friday, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the St. Patrick’s School cafeteria, 731 Patrick Lane, Newry.

The buffet will include baked haddock, deep-fried fish, shrimp and clams, seven side dishes, two soups, dessert and beverage. The cost is $13.50 for ages 13 to 59, $12.50 for seniors ages 60 and older, $8.50 for children ages 5 to 12 and free for ages 4 and younger. All take-outs are $14.50.

– Fish fry meals will be served from 4 to

7 p.m. Friday during Lent, Feb. 28 through

April 3, at Warriors Mark United Methodist Church, 1840 Centre Line Road. The menu includes fried/baked haddock, french fries, macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes or an alternate vegetable, roll, coleslaw, applesauce, drink and dessert. Ham balls will be the alternate meat on Feb. 28, March 13 and March 27. Chicken fingers will be available on March 6, March 20 and April 3. Meals are $12 for adults, $7 for children 5-10 and free to children 4 and younger. Take-out meals are available. For more information, all 632-6906. The church is handicap accessible.

– St. Mark’s Episcopal Church will serve its annual Lenten lunches from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays, March 18, March 25 and April 1. Meals will be served in the parish hall, 335 Locust St., downtown Johnstown. Cost is $9 per meal. The menu varies from week to week.

The Faith Baptist Cafe will serve a free community meal from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 7. The meal is open to the public at Faith Baptist Church, 315 40th St., in the Highland Park section of Altoona. This month’s menu includes meatloaf, scalloped potatoes, roll and dessert.

Call the church office at 944-2894 before 3 p.m. Friday, March 6, if transportation is needed.

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 335 Locust St., downtown Johnstown, is taking orders for its annual ham loaf sale — frozen with glazing sauce and baking instructions included.

A two-pound loaf is $14 and a one-pound loaf is $7. Orders must be placed by Wednesday, March 4.

Pre-ordered loaves will be available for pickup at the church Office between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 17. For information or to place an order, contact the church at 535-6797 or email stmarks@atlanticbbn.net to order.

Proceeds from the Lenten lunches and ham loaf sale benefit ECW Ministries.

Gallitzin United Methodist Church will host a trip to the 3 p.m. showing of “Queen Esther” at Sight & Sound Theatre in Lancaster on Saturday, March 28. Tickets are $178 for adults, $125 for children and include bus transportation and a family-style meal at Hershey Farms. The bus will leave from Penn Cambria Middle School, Gallitzin. Money is due when reservations are made.

For more information and tickets, call Joe Skura at 937-4993.

St. Michael Catholic Church, Montgomery and Spruce streets, will host the Hollidaysburg Free Soup Program on Saturdays, Feb. 29 and March 7. The menu of soup, bread, butter, desserts, and beverages will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There is no charge; an offering will be accepted.

People do not have to be a church member to participate.

The Hollidaysburg Christian Missionary & Alliance Church will host an indoor yard sale at the church, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 29. There will be many different items for sale, including furniture, jewelry, clothing, household items, toys and crafts. Soups, desserts, sandwiches and drinks will also be available for sale.

All proceeds will go toward the church’s missionary fund.

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 335 Locust Street, downtown Johnstown, will host a Lenten Quiet Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday,

Feb. 29. The topic of the 2020 Lenten Quiet Day is “What is Jesus’ recipe for love?”

The event consists of alternating periods of meditation and quiet time followed by final prayers and a vegetarian lunch. During quiet times, participants can engage in relaxing activities, read books available in the Parish Hall or find a quiet spot in the church to read or meditate. Participants are asked not to talk until after final prayers.

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.

Deadline to submit items is 4 p.m. Friday, one week before the desired publication date.