Religion Briefs

Posted: Friday, April 25, 2003

Leman to speak at sportsman's banquet

Lt. Gov. Loren Leman will be the featured guest at the Sportsman's Banquet at 6:30 p.m. today at Peninsula Christian Center in Soldotna. Tickets are $10 per person and space is limited. This annual event celebrates hunting, fishing and wilderness activities in Alaska and around the world.

Other featured guests include Ted Spraker and Robin West. There will be door prizes and other items given away throughout the evening.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call 262-7416. The Christian center is behind the Salvation Army thrift store on the Kenai Spur Highway.

Samoan Church ministers at SoHi

The Samoan Church of Anchorage will minister in music, drama and traditional cultural dance at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Soldotna High School Auditorium.

Admission is free, and the entire community is welcomed to this family event. It will be a high energy service guaranteed to get toes tapping, hands clapping and faces smiling. Fifty performers are expected.

Also featured will be the young women's trio "New Anointing." Tropical theme dress Hawaiian shirts, muu-muus, sandals is encouraged for all who attend. For more information call the Peninsula Christian Center at 262-7416.

Unitarian-Universalists to meet

The local Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship will meet at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Bridges Community Center.

Bridges is on Kasilof Avenue, across from Fred Meyers in Soldotna. For more information, call Marie at 283-9369."

National prayer day slated

A National Day of Prayer event has been scheduled for noon May 1 at 145 Main St. in Kenai.

Prayer guides with the names of national, state and local civic leaders will be distributed as well as pre-addressed "I prayed for you" post cards.

For more information, call 283-5252.

Sterling churches join in prayer

In honor of the National Day of Prayer, Sterling churches are joining in prayer to lift the requests of families and community.

A prayer vigil will be conducted from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., May 1 at Sterling Baptist Church, and the Sterling Lutheran Church and Abundant Life Assembly of God will conduct a combined service that evening at 7 at Abundant Life Assembly, Mile 81.5 of the Sterling Highway.

Boxes have been distributed to Sterling businesses to collect community prayer requests. Prayer requests from state and federal agencies also will be presented.

For more information, call Abundant Life Assembly of God at 262-7266.

Vacation Bible study planned

The Soldotna Bible Chapel invites children ages 4 through sixth grade to participate in a vacation Bible school program June 16-20 at 300 W. Marydale Ave.

The program, "Great Global Odyssey Adventure," will study the word of God and includes snacks, crafts, songs and games.

Parents are invited to the closing program at 11:30 a.m. June 20.

The Bible study program will be conducted from 9 a.m. to noon each day.

For more information, call 262-4865.

Friendship closet open Wednesdays

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 every Friday, Saturday

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 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.

Writers sought for faith anthology

Writers from Alaska are invited to share their own experiences of the power of prayer and faith in an anthology to be published in the latter half of 2003.

The anthology, "A Matter Of Faith," is being compiled by Arrowhead Publishing to provide examples of the positive power of prayer. Writers are invited to submit essays of up to 750 words that share their own experiences of how their faith has helped them meet major challenges in the journey through life.

Anyone whose work is selected will share in the royalties from book sales.

More information on this project is available at or by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to A Matter Of Faith, Arrowhead Publishing, P.O. Box 1472, O'Fallon, Mo., 63366.

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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