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Church Briefs

Posted: Friday, March 19, 2004

Lenten breakfasts discontinued

The Lenten breakfasts conducted on Saturday mornings at Paradisos in Kenai have been discontinued.

The breakfasts had been organized by the United Methodist Church of the New Covenant.

Spring break day camp slated

A spring break day camp for children ages 3 through eighth grade will be conducted Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church and School, one block off Kalifornsky Beach Road on Ciechanski Road.

In the morning, children will hear the story of Easter, do crafts, sing and play games.

In the afternoon, they will go roller skating in Soldotna. A hot dog lunch will be provided at the church.

For more information, call Tom Schmidt, pastor, at 283-6297, or Dennis Leckwee, school minister, at 283-7888.

Passion week events listed

The Abundant Life Assembly of God Church in Sterling has scheduled several events during Passion week, including special guest speaker, David Newberry.

Newberry, who ministered for many years in Africa, will speak April 4 at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., and April 5, 8, 9 and 10 at 7 p.m. Bob Reasner, pastor, will speak on Easter Sunday.

From Palm Sunday through Easter, a Stations of the Cross fine art exhibit will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A Stations of the Cross performing arts service will be conducted April 7 at 7 p.m.

The church is at Mile 81.5 of the Sterling Highway.

Women's Aglow plans events

Women's Aglow has announced a Point to Hope Ministries "Holy Spirit Encounter" retreat scheduled for April 16 and 17 at Solid Rock Bible Camp just outside Soldotna.

The main speaker will be Nancy Haney. For more information, call Debbie at 776-8108.

Kenai Peninsula women who want to be more involved in Women's Aglow are invited to a leadership training seminar in Anchorage March 27 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call Carol at (907) 696-3416.

Anniversary celebration planned

The United Methodist Church of the New Covenant invites all to a 50th anniversary worship celebration at 11 a.m. April 18. The church is at 607 Frontage Road in Kenai.

A catered luncheon also is being planned for 1 p.m. that day at the Kenai Senior Citizens Center. The cost is $15 per person.

Sterling Bible class begins

Lee E. Scaggs, a retired pastor living in Sterling, has begun teaching a Bible class at the Sterling Senior Center at 1 p.m. Fridays.

The emphasis is on love and the grace of God. The classes are open to answering sincere questions.

Life class underway

"Beginning Life Together," a six-week "Purpose-Driven Life" workbook and video learning program has begun at the First Baptist Church of Kenai.

For more information, call Carole at 283-7772.

Easter program practice held

Practice for the Soldotna Church of God community Easter program continues through March at the church, on the corner of Binkley Street and Redoubt Avenue.

For more information, call 262-4729.

Nikiski women hold Bible study

Nikiski Women's Aglow has begun a Beth Moore Bible Study called"Breaking Free" on Wednesdays beginning at 9:30 a.m. Nikiski Aglow meets at the 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. Babysitting will be provided if needed.

Religious art sought

In celebration of its 50th anniversary, Kenai United Methodist Church of the New Covenant is seeking submissions for an exhibition of religious art to be displayed April 1 to May 1.

Art work from all media may be submitted to Jim Evenson at the church, 607 Frontage Road, by March 27.

For more information, call Pastor Jon Walters at 283-7868.

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 clarion@alaska.net. For more information, call 283-7551.

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



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