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Church Briefs

Posted: Friday, January 14, 2011

Soldotna Aglow begins new session

Soldotna Aglow has started a new session, a Beth Moore DVD entitled "Beautiful Mind." All faiths welcome; safe, fun, and free child care provided every Wednesday at the Peninsula Christian Center (behind the Soldotna Salvation Army), 10 a.m. to noon, fellowship at 9:30. Come see what God is doing in Soldotna. For more information call Karen at 262-9399 or Judy at 283-3534.

Clothes Quarters open weekly

Clolthes Quarters, at Our Lady of the Angels Church, 225 S. Spruce Street, Kenai, is open every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and he first Saturday of every month from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Call 283-4555 for more information.

Catholicism classes available

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. each week. Those attending will learn about the teaching 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. Anyone interested in seeking this way of life may call the Rectory to sign up at 262-4725.

Life skills course available

The Soldotna church of the Nazarene will be holding Life Skills International class Learning to Live Learning to Love. The class runs 26 weeks, with a sliding scale fee. Contact the church for more information at 262-4660, or Mary Glaves, facilitator, at 398-6318.

Clothes ministry ongoing

The Clothes 4 U Ministry offers free clothing to benefit the community. The ministry is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays at First Baptist Church Soldotna Mission House at 119 Little Ave. in Soldotna. Clothes 4 U accepts clothing donations only. For more information, call 260-4806.

Kids invited to gather

Every first and third Sunday of every month, seventh- through 12th-graders are invited to hang out at the Peninsula Grace Brethren Church youth center from 6 to 8 p.m. to showcase their talent from singing to beatboxing and poetry, or simply to hang out and enjoy a beverage from its coffee shop. For more information, call Jeremy at 394-6449.

Free course on Bible Basics

Ever wonder what the Bible's really all about? Want to brush up on Bible history? Curious why there are so many different denominations and want to know the difference? Join us Thursday evenings from 5:30 to 7 p.m., starting Jan. 6, at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, WELS (1 block off K-Beach on Ciechanski Road) for an informative look at the Bible and what it says to us today.

To RSVP, or for more information, email Pastor Rob Guenther at pastorguenther@gmail.com or call 907-283-6297.

Study, fellowship, worship opportunities

Saint Luke Lutheran Church offers several faith strengthening opportunities during the week. The parish's Wednesday 10:30 a.m. fellowship/study is focusing on Numbers. The group attempts to cover one chapter a session and meets at 48095 Andrews Avenue for approximately one hour.

Wednesday evening activities take place at the Parish Hall, 43055 Kenai Spur Highway, and consist of a potluck fellowship, Vespers Service and detailed analysis of basic Christian doctrine, currently focusing on the relevance of ancient Christian doctrine for the 21st Century. The fellowship/potluck begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by Vespers at 6:30 p.m. and study from 7 to 8 p.m. The pastor also offers weekly homilies on the website in written and mp3 formats for those who cannot participate in any of the parish activities in person.

Visit saintlukekenai.com or call 283-5455 for more information.

Bible study live or online

A King James Bible study group meets at 7 p.m. on Thursdays on East Echo Lake Road in Soldotna and also offers "live" teachings on Skype video. For more information, call 262-3507 or e-mail kingjamesbiblystudy@gmail.com.

PROPHETS performance comes to the Peninsula

Brad Sherrill, a professional actor and United Methodist layman, will bring his new one-man production of PROPHETS, based on the great themes of the Old Testament Prophets -- Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel and Amos -- to the Kenai Peninsula for one performance: Monday, Jan. 24, 7 p.m. at Soldotna United Methodist Church. This production utilizes the poetry specific to the 8th-6th Century Prophets B.C.E. The focus is to take the profound experiences of the great Prophets and assemble it a way that the message might explode and be relevant to those of us living in the United States at the beginning of the 21st Century. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors/youth/military. The tour is being sponsored by the Alaska Christian Conference, the Lutheran Council of Anchorage, the Valley Christian Conference, the South Central Regional Program Council of the United Methodist Church, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, St. Mary's Episcopal Church, First Christian Church (Disciple of Christ), Soldotna United Methodist Church, Northern Light United Church and the Cooperative Church Council of Juneau. Proceeds from the tour will benefit both local and international church-related charities and relief efforts.

Children's Church every Sunday evening

Children's Church takes place Sunday evenings at 6 p.m., at First Baptist Church of Kenai. Children ages 5 -- 6th grade. Call 283-7672 for more information.

First Baptist Financial Peace University

Financial Peace University takes place Tuesdays starting Jan. 18, 6:30 p.m., at First Baptist Church of Kenai. Call 283-7672 for more information.

Be Blessed, Be a Blessing

Love In the Name of Christ of the Kenai Peninsula's Annual Dinner and Auction will be held Saturday Feb. 5, at 6 p.m. at Peninsula Grace Brethren Church. Tickets are $25. for reservations call Love INC at 283-5683, 283-5252 or email leslie@peninsulaloveinc.org.

Community worship coming up

The 5th Sunday Community Worship will take place Sunday evening, Jan. 30, from 6 -- 7 p.m., at Birchridge Community Church, Gaswell to Echo Lake Road. All are welcome for an hour of interdenominational singing and worship. For more information, contact Vickie Tinker at vgtinker@gci.net.



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