A Ten Thousand Villages Fair Trade Sale will take place from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Soldotna United Methodist Church, 158 S. Binkley, behind Safeway in Soldotna. Fair Trade certification ensures that farmers and craftspersons received a fair price and strictly prohibits slave and child labor. The sale also features Divine Chocolate that makes you feel as good as it tastes and 100 percent Natural Hope Soap, handmade in Thailand.
For those who have lost a loved one recently, the holidays can be a difficult time. An Evening of Remembrance will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 222 West Redoubt Avenue, Soldotna. Come for prayer, singing and a candlelight memorium.
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 Thursday to place your cookie order. Cookies will be ready for pick-up or delivery on December 11. The number of orders that can be filled is limited, so call soon.
The Holy Assumption of the Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Church will hold a Christmas Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 6 and 7 at Fort Kenay, located on Mission Ave. across from the Russian Orthodox Church in Old Town Kenai. There will be handmade Russian toys, dolls, cards, ornaments, jewerly and more. Fry Bread will also be available on Dec. 6. For more information, call 907-690-0136.
Our Lady of the Angles Catholic Church in Kenai will hold a craft bazaar in conjunction with its Cookies Buy the Pound event on Dec. 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Dec. 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. To rent or reserve a craft table, call Lori at 907-283-3315. To volunteer, call Mary at 907-252-4942.
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.
Calvary Baptist Church in Kenai is offering AWANA for kids ages 3 through 6th grade. AWANA (www.awana.org) 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 www.kenaicalvary.org.
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.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For more information, call 907-283-4555.
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