Star of the North Lutheran Church, 216 North Forest Drive in Kenai (next to Fireweed Nursery), will be having Advent services beginning Dec. 5. There will be two services available each Wednesday, at noon and at 6:30 p.m. On Dec. 12, in place of the regular evening service we will be caroling at Heritage Place in Soldotna. You are invited to join us for either the noon or the evening service as we journey through Advent together.
Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church, in Kenai will be celebrating Our Lady of Guadelupe on Dec. 9. A traditional Spanish Mass will take place at 6:30 p.m., with a traditional meal and festivities to follow Mass downstairs in the church hall. Father Tom Rush, OMI, will be presiding.
The Soldotna United Methodist Church, at 158 South Binkley Street, now offers a Food Pantry for citizens in the community who are experiencing food shortages. The Food Pantry is open every Wednesday from 11a.m.-2 p.m. for anyone in the area who may need extra help.
To support these efforts, the church is accepting non-perishable food donations, which may be dropped off at the church any Tuesday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Wednesday from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. or Sunday from 9 a.m.-noon. To make monetary donations, mail a check to the address above designating it for the SUMC Food Pantry or drop it by. For more information, contact the church office at 262-4657 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s Christmas cookie planning time again for the Apostolic Assembly of Jesus Christ Church. Assorted Christmas cookies will be for sale by pre-order only. The cost is $5 per dozen. Orders of 20 dozen or more are $4 per dozen. Call Liz at 262-5525, or Diane at 262-1714 by Dec. 6 to place your cookie order. Cookies will be ready for pick-up or delivery on Dec. 12.
Our Lady of the Angels, Catholic Church, in Kenai will be holding their Annual Cookies “Buy” the Pound, (Homemade cookies and treats), on Dec. 1, as well as a Grassroots Sale Fundraiser, and Catholic Book Fair, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., downstairs in the church hall. All proceeds will benefit the OLA Youth Mission Trip.
Clothes Quarters at Our Lady of the Angels Church is open every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and the first Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 283-4555.
■ Kids Wednesday Night Discipleship is Wedensdays from 6:30-8 p.m. at Peninsula Grace Brethren Church, mile 19.5 Kalifornsky Beach Road, open to kids ages birth to fifth grade. Free, no preregistration required. For more information, call 907-262-6442.
■ Kid Zone is held every Tuesday that there is school at Peninsula Grace Brethren Church for kids ages birth to preschool and a parent/guardian from 10:30-11:30 a.m. with indoor slides and lots of toys! Free!
■ Christmas for Kids — Grace Lutheran Church and School will host “Christmas for Kids,” a program to share the real meaning of Christmas, from 9 a.m. to noon on Dec. 15 at the church off K-Beach Road, one block down on Ciechanski Road. Kids ages 3 years old to sixth grade may attend. There will be Bible teaching, singing, arts and crafts, games, and cookie decorating and a 15-minute “Christmas by the Kids” concert for the parents at 11:45 a.m. Drop off the kids and get your Chrismas shopping done! For more information or to register, call Pastor Rob Guenther at 283-6297 or visit us online at www.GraceLutheranKenai.com.
Soldotna Day Aglow will meet every Wednesday at Peninsula Christian Center located in Soldotna. There will be coffee and fellowship at 9:30 a.m., followed by 10 a.m. worship, teaching and prayer. Babysitting provided. Contact Judy Risung at 283-3534.
Classes for anyone interested in the Catholic Church will be held each Wednesday evening at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. The classes are held in O’Neill Hall on Redoubt Avenue at 6:30 p.m. Those attending will learn about the teachings of the Church based on the teachings of Jesus Christ to His disciples. This process is called the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults or RCIA. For more information call Shirley at 262-9654 or Marlys at 262-5542.
Child Evangelism Fellowship offers Good News Clubs at Aurora Borealis Charter School, Mountain View Elementary, Soldotna Elementary, K-Beach Elementary and the Merit Inn. Children are taught values and character qualities through Bible lessons, games, and songs. Snacks and prizes will be provided. All volunteer and staff leaders are screened for child protection. Parents are welcome to attend and are responsible for transportation following the clubs. Permission slips are available in all schools. To find the Good News Club nearest you, or for more details including club times and directions please contact Francisco or Ramsey Vega at 262-9605 or visit our website at: cefalaska.com/goodnewsclubs.
Calvary Baptist Church in Kenai has started its 2012-13 AWANA year with programs on Sundays at Kenai Middle School, from 5:25-7:15 p.m. Classes available for kids age 3 through grade 6. Please use back entrance. Call 283-4781 for more info.
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