Spiritual notes

Webinar focuses on mental illness

The Rev. Ruth Moore will present the webinar “Identifying Signs and Symptoms of Mental Illness” from 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 15. The webinar is open to all ministry leaders and will help participants identify crisis signs of mental illness.

Moore will address the signs and symptoms of mental illness, discuss mental health problems in the United States and mental health action plans. In addition, topics include understanding depression, anxiety, mood disorders and psychosis, medications and mental health action plans for suicidal behavior and nonsuicidal self-injury.

Moore is the director of Business Development and Admissions at the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute.

She is also the Head of Diversity and Inclusion and Community Liaison for PPI. She volunteers at UPMC Pinnacle Hospitals as a chaplain, in addition to serving as First Lady of the Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Altoona, where her husband, the Rev. Keith Moore serves as pastor.

The webinar is sponsored by Women in Ministry and is open to both males and females. For more information, email Pastor Sue Radel, Regional Ministry Associate, at sradel@abcopad.com.

Registration can be made online at https://www.abcopad.org. Click on the calendar tab at the top of the page to access events. Then click on the “Identifying Signs & Symptoms of Mental Illness Webinar” listed on the calendar.

Altoona Aglow Lighthouse to meet

Gwen Molliert will speak during the 11:30 a.m. Sept. 10 meeting of the Altoona Aglow Lighthouse, to be held at Gourmet Buffet, Altoona.

Molliert is an internationally known evangelist, author, pastor, teacher and conference speaker, who has ministered extensively across the U.S., Canada, India and Europe. She uses practical, biblical teaching to compel the Body of Christ to live a life that is pure and full of integrity. She has authored several books, including “Satan’s Secret Weapon,” which has been featured in such publications as Winds of Fire, Charisma Magazine and Spirit Led Women.

Clothing, food donations accepted

Donations of clothing and non-perishable foods will be accepted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, at the Hollidaysburg Church of the Brethren, 1028 Penn St. (Route 36).

The church parking lot will serve as a collection site for the American Rescue Workers. Donations can be dropped off and tax receipts will be available.

Tables available for yard/bake sale

Asbury United Methodist Church will host a yard/bake sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at 1341 Grandview Road, Altoona. Tables may be set up for $10. For more information about setting up a table, contact Donna Bardine at 814-946-5422.

Food pantries open

— Sacred Heart Food Pantry, 2009 Sixth Ave., is open from 10 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. every Wednesday. For more information, contact Carol at carolr616@verizon.net.

— 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.


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