Church Briefs

Posted: Friday, March 28, 2003

Author Querin to speak

Sandi Querin, author of "The Prayer of Job," will be the featured speaker during community services this evening, Saturday and Sunday at Upper Room Ministries in Soldotna.

The services, which are free and open the public, will be at 7 p.m. today and Saturday and at 11 a.m. Sunday.

Querin's ministry focuses on awakening the church to the power by which they have been saved and for the lost to be found in the victory of Christ, according to a spokesperson for Querin, who works through Abba's Heart Ministries Inc. in Kingsburg, Calif.

Women's retreat planned

A women's retreat is planned for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Soldotna.

The reflective prayer experience titled "I will never forget you," is based on Isaiah's passage in which God is imaged with a maternal love.

To sign up for the retreat, or for more information, call Ruthann at 262-4570.

Biblical weight loss class slated

An orientation class for "First Place," the Bible's way to weight loss, will be Wednesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the children's welcoming center of the Kenai Christian Church.

For more information, call Toni Steward at 283-3410 or Valerie Morin at 283-7403.

Passover seder presented

The women's ministry of the Kenai Christian Church will present a Messianic Passover seder titled, "The Story of Passover," April 12 at the church, 104 McKinley St. in Kenai.

Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. with lunch following at noon. The cost is $10 and child care will be provided. However, children must be preregistered.

Call 283-7403 to make reservations for the special service.

Native fellowship to meet

The North Wind Native Fellowship will meet April 4 at 7 p.m. at Peninsula Grace Brethren Church, Mile 19.5 Kalifornsky Beach Road.

Family and friends are invited to the interdenominational Native outreach, which gathers every other Friday.

Every fourth gathering includes a Native potluck. A children's ministry is provided for children in fourth grade and under.

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

Conference studies Genesis

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.

Friendship closet open

The Aurora Heights Assembly of God "Friendship Closet" is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays 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.

Healing Rooms open

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 the 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.

Religious poetry solicited

A $1,000 grand prize is being offered in a special religious poetry contest sponsored by the New Jersey Rainbow Poets, free to anyone who ever has written a poem.

Fifty prizes in all total almost $5,000. The deadline for entering is April 12.

To enter, send one poem only of 21 lines or less to Free Poetry Contest, 103 N. Wood Ave., PMB 70, Linden, NJ 07036. Or enter online at

Christian group holds contest

The Christian Fine Arts Society is sponsoring a religious poetry contest, free to everyone. Fifty prizes totaling $5,000 will be awarded, including a $1,000 grand prize.

People may enter the contest by sending one poem of 21 lines or less to Free Poetry Contest, 9588 Thornbush Lane, Fishers, IN 46038. The contest also can be entered online at

The entry deadline is April 19.

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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