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Basket Bingo

Basket Bingo will take place at 1 p.m. on Sunday, September 25 at Father Kelley Hall, 429 25th Ave., Altoona. Doors open at noon. Proceeds benefit the ministries for children and adolescents offered by the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. For more information, contact the parish office at 814-944-4603 or email [email protected]

Worship, praise night scheduled

The Night of Worship and Praise will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 20 at St. Michael’s Church, Hollidaysburg, hosted by Holy Spirit Ministry. The speaker will be Tony Conrad with “Act in the Power and Presence of the Holy Spirit” Part 1. All are welcome.

Free lunches offered

* A free soup and sandwich lunch will be served from

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, September 17, at UMCC Second Avenue, 130 Second Ave., Altoona. Everyone is welcome. Dine in or take away. For more information, call 814-943-2072. The church is wheelchair accessible.

* Providence Presbyterian Church, 2401 Broad Ave., Altoona, will distribute free packed lunches from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 17. Lunch will include a hot dog on a bun, a bowl of vegetable soup, dessert and fruit. One lunch bag will be distributed per person in the church parking lot for drive-thru and rides while supplies last.

Chicken BBQ, flea market set

St. Demetrius will serve a barbecue chicken dinner starting at 11 a.m. on Sunday, September 25. Meals will be available while supplies last. Dinners are $13 and will be take-out only. There will also be a flea market, a basket raffle, themed games and other small games of chance. The event will take place at St. Demetrius Activity Centre, formerly St. Mary’s Gym, at 614 Church St., Gallitzin.

The author will speak at the ladies’ luncheon

Crossroads Bible Church will host a Ladies Luncheon from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 17, with guest speaker Teasi Cannon, author of “Lord, where is my call? » Cannon will talk about understanding our purpose in relation to our calling in Christ. The cost is $10 and includes a light breakfast, lunch, and a copy of the book. To register, call 814-623-9950. Crossroads Bible Church is located at 5564 US Business 220, Bedford.

Benevolence seminar planned

Christ Reformed Church, 502 Main St., Alexandria, will host a Caring for One Another seminar led by Pastor Angelo Valle from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 12.

The aim of the seminar is to give participants the tools to help create a community of care and will use the book “Caring for Each Other” by Ed Welch. Participants are encouraged to bring a friend or spouse to the workshop.

The cost is a $10 donation which includes lunch, seminar materials and a copy of the book. Pre-registration encouraged before October 15 at www.CRCAlexandria.org/2022seminar or 814-669-4135.

Manna at noon to resume

Trinity UMC: Roaring Spring, 434 E. Main St., will resume serving a free meal once a month. The noon manna will be served from noon to 1 p.m. on the last Monday of the month in September and October, with the meal served in the communion hall. Take-out meals are also available. The September 26 menu includes chili with chicken, cornbread, fruit and dessert. Everyone is welcome.

Novena celebrated

The annual solemn novena in honor of Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus of the Holy Face will begin on Friday, September 23 and end on the Saint’s feast day, Saturday, October 1. The novena will be preached in the chapel of the Discalced Carmelites of Lorette. Father Larry Kozak will be on site for the first three days and will offer the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass at 7 p.m. The Blessing will take place at 4 p.m. and he will also hear confessions. Father Stephen Watson, OCD, will end the last six days with the same schedule. Petitions can be sent to Mother Prioress, Carmelite Monastery, PO Box 57, Loretto, PA 15940.

Open pantry

The pantry at Faith Baptist Church in Altoona will be open from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, September 20. The pantry is open to anyone in need and offers an assortment of meats, vegetables, fruits, preserves and dry goods. The church is at 315 40th St. in the Highland Park section of town. For more information, call 814-944-2894.

Planned concert

A concert by soprano and organ favorites will take place at 3 p.m. on Sunday, September 18 at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Altoona. Brandis Ajay, soprano, and Claude Fabinyi, organ/piano, will perform works by Puccini, Liszt, Barber, Mozart and other favorites. An offering will be received for the benefit of the Altoona Symphony League. Everyone is welcome. The church is at 1401 12th Ave., Altoona. Parking is free and the church is handicapped accessible.

Garage sale, neighborhood party planned

The East End United Methodist Church will be hosting a yard sale and block party on Saturday, September 17 at

405 E. Hudson Ave., Altoona. The garage sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The block party will take place from noon to 3 p.m. The event will include free food, musical entertainment, a dunk tank, bouncy house, games and more. Everyone is invited.

Informative Speaker Series

Wehnwood United Methodist Church, 2511 Juniata Gap Road, Altoona, will host a series of informative speakers at noon on the first Wednesday of each month. The free series provides insight into the elderly-

related topics for planning future needs; however, everyone is welcome. A light meal will be served. On October 5, the conference will feature a review of Veterans Benefits by the Blair County VA office, while November 2 will be a review of available services by Blair Senior Services Lisa Morgan, Care Management Supervisor. The church is handicapped accessible. For information, call 814-942-6081.

Garage sale / bakery planned

Asbury United Methodist Church, 1341 Grandview Road, Altoona, will be hosting a garage/bake sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 17. Vendors can set up a table for $15. For more information, contact the church at 814-942-1525.

Fall Spiritual Renewal Services

Claysburg Brethren Church to Host Fall Spiritual Renewal Services Focused on “Simple truth / harsh reality.” The guest speaker is Reverend Kirby Dubble, retired pastor of the Brethren Church of the Brethren Church of the Northeast Atlantic District. Dubble will preach during worship at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, September 25 and four consecutive evenings at 7 p.m. from September 25-28.

Born in Schaefferstown, Dubble served three years in Morocco and three different churches, retiring in the fall of 2020. His longest tenure was at Mount Wilson Brethren Church, where he served for 25 years. The themes of the service are: September 25, 10:30 a.m. – “Where is the real temple? » I Kings 8:22-24; September 25, 7 p.m. – “Reconciliation, take three!” Matthew 5:21-24; September 26, 7 p.m. – “Sanctification, what a great word! Matthew 5:43-48;

September 27, 7 p.m. – “A snake or a cocoon? Ephesians 4:22-32; September 28, 7 p.m. – “Parables, if Told Today” Psalm 78:1-4. The public is invited. The church is at 577 Bedford St., Claysburg.


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