Spiritual notes

Street Stompers to meet

Street Stompers, a new group aiming to make a difference in the community, will meet from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 24, at Jefferson Park, 118 Fourth Ave., Altoona. There will be food, fellowship and prayer. Founder and team leader Joseph Singleton, also known as Boston Joey, will share what the group is planning. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be supplied by Kepners Grandview Meats and St. Vincent de Paul.

Street Stompers is made up of people from all walks of life “coming together to try and help make a difference within our community,” Singleton said, noting that members may be struggling with addiction, homelessness, dealing with the death of a loved one or looking to rebuild their life after imprisonment. The group is looking to partner with people and organizations in the community to make a difference, build relationships and build up lives, Singleton said.

For more information, visit the Street Stompers Facebook page or attend the meeting. All are welcome.

“Stomping the streets with hope. That’s our motto. We once ran the streets in a negative way but now we are Stomping back in a positive way,” Singleton said.

Hope Ministries founder to be featured

Dr. Dave Kistler will speaker at 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, at the Canan Station Mennonite Church, 865 Burns Ave., Altoona. Kistler is the founder and president of Hope Ministries International and Hope To The Hill, a ministry to elected officials in Washington, D.C. All are welcome. For more information, call 695-5437. All are welcome to attend.

Homecoming services canceled

The annual homecoming services at Keller Reformed Church have been canceled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The trustees will hold a private annual meeting and memorial service at the church Aug. 2 in compliance with the church and cemetery bylaws. The group will work to livestream or post video of the meeting and service on its Facebook page. To submit names for remembrance, mail the information to Keller Reformed Church and Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 123, Alexandria, PA 16611 or send the information through the Facebook page.

Food pantry open

The Twenty-eighth Street Church of the Brethren food pantry is open Fridays by appointment only. For information or an appointment, call Deb at 207-8293.


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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