Religion Briefs

Posted: Friday, February 28, 2003

Love INC fund-raiser promises no speeches

Love INC is taking a new approach to its annual fund-raiser dinner Monday, with no speeches and no program.

The dinner will feature the Body of Christ breaking bread and "remembering what Christ taught and letting his words enrich our lives and make us wise; teaching them to each other and singing them out in psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, singing to the Lord with thankful hearts," said Janine Espy, executive director.

People are asked to observe a 24-hour fast before the 4:30 p.m. event, which begins with prayer time until 5:30, followed by homemade soup and bread being served at 6 and singing at 6:30.

A love offering will be taken to benefit the work of Love INC.

The fund-raiser will be at the Kenai New Life Assembly of God Church, 209 Princess Lane. For more information, call 283-5252. Everyone is invited.

Poetry competition offers $1,000 top prize

The Friendly Poets Society is offering a $1,000 grand prize in its latest poetry competition, free to everyone. Fifty prizes in all total $5,000.

The contest seeks poems on any subject, using any style and having a life-affirming inspirational theme.

To enter, send one poem of 21 lines or less to Lavender Augulis, Poetry Contest, Suite 15 No. 196, 2255 N. University Parkway, Provo, UT 84604 or enter online at

The deadline to enter is Wednesday. A list of winners will be sent to all entrants.

Native fellowship to meet March 7

The North Wind Native Fellowship meets at 7 p.m. March 7 at Peninsula Grace Brethren Church, Mile 19.5 Kalifornsky Beach Road.

Family and friends are invited to the inter-denominational Native outreach, which gathers every other Friday. Every fourth gathering includes a Native potluck.

A children's ministry is provided for children fourth grade and under.

For more information, call Van or Vide Van Velzor at 260-3293.

Purity Conference 2003 slated

Alaska Men's Ministry in Anchorage will host the Purity Conference 2003 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 8

James Cecy, president of Jaron Ministries in Fresno, Calif., will speak about immorality and pornography at the conference for men, women and teens, at Faith Christian Community Parkside Campus in Anchorage.

Contact Ron Hitchcock at (907) 338-4479 to register or for more information. Registration also may be done on-line at

Friendship closet open Wednesdays

The Aurora Heights Assembly of God "Friendship Closet" is open Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to meet people's clothing needs.

The clothing closet is located at the church on the corner of McGahan and Marie Avenue, near Mile 27 of the Kenai Spur Highway in Nikiski. For more information, call 776-8723.

Bible study group meets

An in-depth Bible study titled "Beloved Disciple" is being conducted by Beth Moore from 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Thursdays through March 20 at the First Baptist Church of Kenai.

Books by the same title also are available for purchase in the church office. Child care is provided during study sessions. For more information, call 283-7772.

Healing Rooms open every weekend

The Healing Rooms, a Bible-based Christian ministry in Kenai, is open every Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Healing Rooms is located across from the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center on Kenai Spur Highway next to Little Ski-Mo.

Its mission is to bless Kenai Peninsula and other Alaska cities in the area of divine healing. For more information, call Ben Eby at 283-4404.

Conference asks 'Are dinosaurs in Bible?'

Are dinosaurs in the Bible?

"Answers in Genesis" founder Ken Ham will answer this and other questions during a family conference and free student meetings in Anchorage on April 4, 5 and 6.

Ham will focus on the accuracy of the book of Genesis, the mystery of dinosaurs and creation-evolution during the weekend conference. The program also will include southern Gospel music by recording artist Buddy Davis.

Free student meetings for children in kindergarten through 12th grade will be April 4 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 2:30 p.m.

The family conference will be at Abbott Loop Community Church, 2626 Abbott Road, Anchorage. For more information call (907) 349-0151.

If you have a public service announcement or upcoming function for your local church, fax your information to 283-3299 or e-mail it to For more information, call 283-7551.

The deadline for Friday submissions is 5 p.m. Tuesday.

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