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Join the Soldotna Church of God, on the corner of Redoubt and Binkley in Soldotna, at 6 p.m. Sunday for a presentation of “The Watt Family Christmas,” a hilarious Christmas play about a hillbilly family that comes to “cebrelate” Christmas in the big city and ends up teaching the city slickers what the “true meaning of Christmas” really is.


In what is an annual tradition, the Apostolic Assembly of Jesus Christ will celebrate the birth of Jesus on Wednesday, at 7 p.m., as a birthday party for Jesus, with special music and the giving of gifts to the work of the Lord.

On Dec. 23, at 5:30 p.m., the AAJC Choir will present its annual cantata, “The Way He Came.” There will be more special music and a Christmas message concluding the service. All are welcome to attend these services celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. For questions, please call 260-4488.

Star of the North Lutheran Church, 216 North Forest Drive in Kenai, will be having its final Advent Service Wednesday. There will be two services available. The first will begin at noon for those who would like to attend an advent service during the daylight hours. Another service will be offered in the evening at 6:30 pm. The service will last between 30 and 45 minutes. Also, Star of the North will be having a Christmas Eve candlelight service at 7 p.m. Christmas Eve.

The Soldotna Bible Chapel Student Choir will be presenting “The Christmas County Spelling Bee” program on Sunday at 6:00 p.m. at the Soldotna Bible Chapel. All ages will enjoy this fun musical focusing on the Name above all names – Jesus!

The Soldotna Bible Chapel Adult Choir will be performing “Changed by a Baby Boy” on Dec. 24 at 7 p.m. Soldotna Bible Chapel is located at 300 W. Marydale in Soldotna.

The Sterling United Pentecostal Church will present a Christmas program, “Joy to the World” on Sunday at 11 a.m. Cookies and coffee will follow the Thursday program and a potluck will be shared after the Sunday morning presentation. Join in the celebration of Jesus and the joy he brings. Call 262-7240 for more information.

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 Saturday 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

The Sterling United Pentecostal Church will present Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University. Classes begin Jan. 3 and run through Feb. 28. The sessions are scheduled for 7 p.m. each Thursday. According to Dave Ramsey, the seminar “Changes everything. Your money. Your story. Your life. Learn God’s way of handling money.” Call 262-7240 for more information.

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.

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

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!

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:

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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