Chruch news

Soldotna Bible Chapel will be hosting Amy Shreve, a professional harpist and Christian recording artist, Sunday at 6 p.m. Amy will be performing and leading us in worship. Come be a part of an evening that will comfort, encourage and challenge you to fall in love with a God who cares deeply for you. Soldotna Bible Chapel is located at 300 W. Marydale in Soldotna.


The Apostolic Assembly of Jesus Christ is hosting a Singspiration on Sunday starting at 5:30 p.m. This will be an evening of wonderful music and worship to our Lord.

Everyone is invited to attend this special service to enjoy God’s spirit, fellowship, and share in a potluck dinner after service. Please call 260-4488 if you have any questions. The church is located at 39322 Dudley Avenue (milepost 89 of the Sterling Highway).

Calvary Baptist Church in Kenai is offering AWANA for kids ages 3 through 6th grade. AWANA ( is an international kids club. Each week, participants will memorize Bible verses, play games, hear Bible lessons, and earn rewards. Beginning Sunday, the club will meet at Kenai Middle School from 5:25-7:15 p.m. Use the back doors. To register or for more information, call 283-4781 or visit

A Bible study of the Book of Esther by Beth Moore will be held Thursdays beginning Sept. 19 at noon at The Way Café in Kenai. Come for lunch. Call Carole at 283-7772 for more information.

Nikiski Nazarene Church is hosting a Financial Peace University class by Dave Ramsey beginning Sept. 18 at 6 p.m. Free child care will be provided. The church is located at Mile 18 of the Kenai Spur Highway. For more information, go to, or call 283-3632.

Sterling Pentecostal Church is celebrating its 50th anniversary with services September 19-22. The service schedule will be:

September 19 — 7:00 p.m., Greg Glover

September 20 — 11:00 a.m., J. R. Blackshear; 7:00 p.m., Greg Glover

September 21 — 11:00 a.m., G. A. Parrish; 7:00 p.m., Greg Glover

September 22 — 10:00 a.m., Geoff Glover; 11:00 a.m., Greg Glover

Refreshments will be served each night after the evening service.

Kenneth and Louise French began services in Sterling on September 12, 1963. The church quickly grew with many new converts, especially young people. They served for over thirteen years and then turned the work over to Ron and Dixie Cole, who also served for just over thirteen years. Mitch and Alicia Glover arrived in July of 1990 to assume the pastorate. Please join in celebrating this event with the Glovers and the church as they reach this landmark. The church is located on Swanson River Road and Entrada.

Gospel Book Ministry is hosting a free class on essential oils of the Bible from 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 23 at King’s Treasures in Kenai. The class will be taught by Toni Loop. For more information, call King’s Treasures at 283-5060, or Loop at 776-3642.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Soldotna will an open house to answer questions about the inquiry process that leads to reception into the Catholic Church. This process is called the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults or RCIA. On Sept. 11 at 6:30 p.m. there will be a gathering to explain the process and answer questions you may have about the Church. Refreshments will be served in the Church foyer following the presentation. If you have questions, please call Shirley at 262-9654 or Marlys 262-5542.

Also Our Lady of the Angels in Kenai will hold an open house on Sept. 9 at 5:30 p.m. If you have questions, please call Kevin at 283-4555.

Sterling Baptist Church is starting an AWANA program this year, every Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. The club will meet at Sterling Baptist Church. Children 3 years old through sixth grade are welcome. Call Sterling Baptist for more information at 262-4711.

If you want better school choices for your children, please come to an informational briefing on how you can help your child. Grace Lutheran Church, one block off K-Beach on Ciechanski Road, will host a presentation on School Choice and You on Sept. 14 at 10 a.m. Former mayor of Anchorage and Speaker of the Alaska House of Representatives, Tom Fink, will be presenting and fielding any questions. Come join us and invite your friends!

Classes for anyone interested in the Catholic Church will be held each Wednesday evening at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Soldotna starting Sept. 25. The classes will be held in O’Neill Hall, 238 W. Redoubt Avenue at 6 p.m. each Wednesday of the school year. During the year 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, please call Shirley at 262-9654 or Marlys at 262-5542.

Also, Our Lady of the Angels in Kenai will start RCIA classes on Sept. 30 at 5:30 p.m. They will hold these classes each Monday throughout the school year. For more information, please call Kevin at 283-4555.

The Kenai United Methodist Church provides a food pantry for those in need every Monday from noon to 3:00 p.m. The Methodist Church is located on the Kenai Spur Highway next to the Boys and Girls Club. The entrance to the Food Pantry is through the side door. The Pantry closes for holidays. For more information contact the church office at 283-7868 or email

First Baptist Church Soldotna, located at 159 S. Binkley Street, is re-opening its Clothes 4 U program. Beginning Aug. 24, it will be open on the second and fourth Saturday of each month from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. All clothing and shoes are free to the public.

The Soldotna United Methodist Church, at 158 South Binkley St., offers a Food Pantry for residents in the community who are experiencing food shortages. The Food Pantry is open every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for anyone in the area who may need extra help.

To support those efforts, the church is accepting non-perishable food donations, which may be dropped off at the church any Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. or Sunday from 9 a.m. to 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 907-262-4657 or email

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.

For more information, call 907-283-4555.

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