Church news

The Funny River Road Church of Christ (mile 1/4) will be hosting a gospel meeting with guest speaker Jared Hagan from Colorado Springs, Colorado starting Oct. 6 and running every weeknight through Oct. 11. Sunday services are 10 a.m. and again Sunday night at 6 p.m. Services start on the weeknights at 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. All are welcome to attend.


Kenai Fellowship will host Dave Ramsey’s “Financial Peace University” class beginning Sunday. The class will meet at Kenai Fellowship, 8333 Kenai Spur Highway on Sundays, from 2-4 p.m. for 9 weeks. The public is welcome to attend. Child care will be provided. Learn how to get out of debt, save and invest for retirement, and create financial peace. For more information, call Jay Pettey at 398-6677, or email at

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 at noon at The Way Café in Kenai. Come for lunch. Call Carole at 283-7772 for more information.

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

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.

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.

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 Food Pantry is open every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for residents in our community who may be experiencing food shortages. The Food Pantry is located at the Soldotna United Methodist Church at 158 South Binkley Street. 

Non-perishable food items or monetary donations may be dropped off at the church Tuesdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Thank you for your support.

The Way Café, is located at the Merit Inn, 260 South Willow St. in Kenai, will continue serving free meals to youth 18 and younger from 5:30-8 p.m. Monday to Friday. Meals for adults are $3.

For more information, call 907-283-7672.

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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