Spiritual notes

Back to Church Sunday planned

Champion Life Church will participate in National Back to Church Sunday, a nationwide event with over 15,000 churches participating, to welcome the community back to church. The theme is “Stronger Together,” a reminder that church is a place where everyone is welcome, and we are stronger when we live life together and with Jesus.

National Back to Church Sunday is on Sept. 20. Service at Champion Life will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will be followed by a free turkey dinner and an activity for children.

For more information, call the office of Champion Life Church at 814-942-9400.

Champion Life Church is led by Lead Pastor James Baldwin. The address is 1314 12th St., Altoona.

Mental illness topic of webinar

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 in a loved one, family member or persons in the congregation.

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

Aglow Lighthouse to host Molliert

The Altoona Aglow Lighthouse will host speaker Gwen Molliert at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 10 at New Life Worship Center, near the Pinecroft exit off I-99, Altoona. Molliert is an internationally known evangelist, author, pastor, teacher and conference speaker.

The Aglow Team will provide lunch items and beverages. Those who wish to bring sides may do so, but it is not required. The meeting is open to the public.

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 may be dropped off and tax receipts are available.

Tables available at 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. People may set up a table for $10. For more information about setting up a table, contact Donna Bardine at 946-5422.


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.


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