Church Briefs

Posted: Friday, January 23, 2004

LDS temple open to public

Alaskans will have an opportunity to tour the Anchorage temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints during a five-day open house beginning Tuesday at 9 a.m.

The temple, which has been closed since April 2003 for remodeling and expansion, will be rededicated by members of the First Presidency of the LDS church Feb. 8, and will be open only to church members in good standing following the ceremony. The Anchorage temple serves the entire state of Alaska and Canada's Yukon Territory, an area containing more than 27,000 Mormons.

Admission to the open house is free. Thirty-minute tours will be conducted by church members from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. The temple is at 13161 Brayton Drive off the New Seward Highway.

Nikiski women begin Bible study

Nikiski Women's Aglow has begun a Beth Moore Bible Study, "Breaking Free," on Wednesdays beginning at 9:30 am. Nikiski Aglow meets at North Star Methodist Church in Nikiski.

People who have started this study and would like to complete it are asked to contact Bev Berdahl at 776-8022 for more information. Baby sitting will be provided if needed.

Poetry contest announced

A $1,000 grand prize is being offered in a special religious poetry contest sponsored by the New Jersey Rainbow Poets. In all, 50 prizes will be awarded totaling almost $5,000. The contest is free to anyone and the deadline is Feb. 14. To enter, send one poem of 21 lines or fewer to Free Poetry Contest, 103 N. Wood Ave., PMB 70, Linden, NJ 07036, or enter online at

Clothes2Go open Wednesdays, Fridays

The Inlet Faith formerly Aurora Heights Assembly of God Clothes2Go is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and from 2 to 6 p.m. Fridays to meet people's clothing needs.

Clothes2Go is at the church on the corner of McGahan and Marie avenues, near Mile 27 of the Kenai Spur Highway in Nikiski. For more information, call 776-8723.

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