Spiritual notes

Trunk or Treat planned

Wehnwood United Methodist Church, 2511 Juniata Gap Road, will hold its annual Trunk or Treat/ Light Up the Night event from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29. Due to the pandemic, participants are asked to wear masks and practice social distancing. There will be no games, crafts or hot dogs this year. All treats will be passed out from the trunks of cars or trucks participating.

Bible conference to be streamed

A “Prelude to the 100th Anniversary” of the Central

Pennsylvania Bible Conference will be held in a virtual format from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25, through Friday, Oct. 30.

The Bible conference, an outreach of The Way of Truth Ministries, was postponed from this summer due to COVID-19, but the committee wanted to honor God for his faithfulness to the conference, organizers said.

While all of the speakers, musicians and missionaries will be presented virtually, conference leader Jim O’Bryon and Pastor Gary G. Dull will be live in the church sanctuary at The Faith Baptist Church of Altoona, 315 40th St., Altoona.

The church will be open for those who wish to attend in person or guests may view the live or archived presentations on the Central Pennsylvania Bible Conference Facebook page. The conference will also be broadcast live on WJSM 92.7 FM or wjsm.com.

The conference theme is “If the Foundations Be Destroyed, What Can the Righteous Do?” taken from Psalm 11:3.

The Sunday, Oct. 25, schedule includes speaker Dr. Wendell Calder, missionary Dr. Bill Shade and special music by Kera O’Bryon. Monday’s speaker is Dr. David Kistler, with missionary Pastor Milt Lambertson and music by Don Wyrtzen. Calder wll return on Tuesday, with missionary Alex Turoczi and music by New Journey. Kistler will speak Wednesday with Shade and music by The Nelsons. Calder, Lambertson and music with The Kistlers will be featured on Thursday, while Kistler, Turoczi and music by Karen Knight are on Friday’s schedule.

For more information, contact the church at 814-944-2894.

Worthing concert set for Sunday

Jim Worthing, international recording artist, will present a gospel concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25, at the New Grenada Church of God, 275 Gracey Road, Waterfall.

Food pantries open

— Sacred Heart Food Pantry, 2009 Sixth Ave., is open from

10 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. every Wednesday. Everyone is welcome. Currently, no ID or proof of income is needed. 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.

Next Polish Feast dinner announced

The next drive-thru Polish Feast dinner at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 136 Hilltop Road, Lilly, will be held from 10:30 a.m. to

2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1. The menu is halupki, haluski, pierogies, a roll and dessert.

Due to an overwhelming demand for the dinner, the church is doubling the number of prepared meals as as well as the number of service lines for this and all future Polish Feast fundraisers.

Remembrance service to be held

Fourth annual Remembrance Service honoring children who have died will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2, in person at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 1230 Eighth Ave., and on Facebook (www.facebook.com/stlukesepiscopalaltoona).

Due to COVID 19, those who attend in person will need to adhere to safety guidelines. For more information, call 814-942-1372, or visit https://stlukesaltoona.diocpa.org/digital_faith/events/3184404.


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. Items should be submitted by 4 p.m. Monday for publication in the Friday paper.


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