Spiritual Notes

Spaghetti dinner planned

The Altoona Alliance Church will host a spaghetti dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19. The dinners will be take out only. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for kids. The meal includes

spaghetti, meatballs, salad, roll, drink and dessert.

All funds raised will help send local youth to the LIFE 2022 Teen Conference. To reserve a meal, call the church office at 814-944-0171 by Feb. 17.

Youth to host Lenten fish dinner fundraiser

The Second Avenue United Methodist Church youth group will hold its annual fish dinners from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Fridays during Lent, beginning Feb. 19, and excluding Good Friday. This year the meals will be for take out only. Orders can be placed beginning at 4 p.m. Fridays at 814-943-2072. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children under 12.The church is at 130 Second Ave., Altoona,

Imposition of ashes

Juniata United Methodist Church will begin the season of Lent on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 17. Iimposition of ashes will be held from noon to 2 and 6 to 8 p.m. accompanied with prayer by the Rev. Julia Piper. This is a drive-thru event and those taking part should enter through the church’s portico entrance.

The church will share in the Altoona District Ash Wednesday Service to be viewed at the viewer’s convenience. Details for this service along with a Lenten meditation can be found on the church’s website or Facebook page.

For information, contact the Juniata United Methodist Church, 808 N. Fourth St., Altoona, by calling 814-942-6065, or email


‘Seek God for the City’ planned

The Altoona Alliance Church will be joining with churches and Christians around the world for the annual “Seek God for the City,” 40 days of prayer to be held Feb. 17 through Palm Sunday, March 28. Participants will be praying daily prayers of Biblical hope for the city, state, nation and world for 40 days. Prayer booklets are available from waymakers.


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 814-946-7451. Items may also be submitted online through the Mirror’s virtual newsroom at vnr.altoonamirror.com. Deadline is 4 p.m. Monday.


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