Church Briefs

Posted: Friday, April 25, 2008

Cochrans honored

Dave and Marge Cochran were honored with a reception at the Soldotna Bible Chapel on April 20 for their service to God, the community and on their retirement.

The couple have served missions in Alaska since 1962, first with Arctic Missions (now InterAct Ministries) and then with MARC (Missionary Aviation Repair Center). They also served in the villages of Egegik, Tananna and Talkeetna before they went to MARC. They were the first family to join the founder, H. Roald Amundsen, at MARC.

"Dave has flown thousands of hours in Alaska serving his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Many on the peninsula have learned to fly under his instruction. His new assignment is caring for Marge who has a degenerative upper body muscle condition. What an example Dave has been of a loving and caring husband," said church member Cozene Wikstrom.

KCC conference continues

Kalifonsky Christian Center's youth and young adults Seeking Generation Conference continues through Saturday. The conference theme is Psalm 24:6 Such is the generation of those who seek Him. Workshops begin at 6 p.m. with evening service at 7 p.m. at Kalifonsky Christian Center, Mile 17 of Kalifornsky Beach Road. For more information, call Kelsie at 283-9452.

Sportsman banquet Friday

Peninsula Christian Center's annual sportsman's banquet will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the church. The featured speaker will be former state Sen. Ralph Seekins of Fairbanks. Seekins owns and operates Seekins Ford Lincoln Mercury. He is a pilot and outdoorsman and involved in statewide predator control issues.

The proceeds will support work in Darhan Mongolia's orphanage and feeding programs. Tickets are $12 and available at the Christian center. For more information, call 262-7416.

National Day of Prayer slated

The annual National Day of Prayer will be observed May 1 at the following location and times: Abundant Life Church in Sterling from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Peninsula Grace Brethren Church on Kalifornsky Beach Road from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Soldotna Church of the Nazarene from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and Sterling Lutheran Church from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

There will be no public presentation this year. Community members are asked to attend the above locations and pray for the nation. For more information, visit www.nationaldayofprayer.

Lighthouse church to host speakers

The Lighthouse Community Church will host special guest speakers Bobby Boyles and Rodney Salmon at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. May 4 and 7 p.m. May 5 and 7.

Boyles is a pastor, serves as a consultant with the church planting department of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, founder and president of Wingspread Ministries since 2003. He also is an author of five books.

Salmon has 36 years of praise and worship ministry in evangelistic churches, provides hands-on leadership and direction of fully graded music education program with choirs and music groups of all ages. For more information, call 776-8234.

Kids activities sought

The Clarion is seeking information for its annual Just Kidding section with listings of summer events for youth. Organizations, businesses, individuals or churches planning summer events open to area youth May 18 through Aug. 18 may submit activities. Information needed: Name or group or organization; age of youth who may attend; time of activity; date of activity and deadline for registration; place activity will be held; cost of activity and/or fees; contact name and phone number for people to call; e-mail (optional); Web address (optional); and a brief description of the activity.

The deadline to submit information is April 30. E-mailed submissions are required. E-mail Just Kidding submissions to For more information, call Nancianna Misner at 335-1241 or e-mail her at

Echo Lake Bible study ongoing on

A King James Bible study group will meet at 7 p.m. Thursdays East Echo Lake Road. For more information, call Jep Hensen at 262-3509.

Exercise program continues

The ladies of the United Methodist Church of the New Covenant are offering a free one-hour StrongWomen exercise class at 1 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays in the education wing of the Kenai church. Participants are asked to bring a towel and hand and ankle weights, if available. For more information, call Joy at 283-4214.

Children's Bible club offered

Sterling Baptist Church will hold a children's Bible club from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at the church on the Sterling Highway at the corner of Swanson River Road. Some of the planned activities include games, prizes, Bible stories and songs.

Youth in grades kindergarten through sixth may attend. For more information, call 262-4711.

Nikiski Aglow meeting set

Nikiski Aglow meets at 10 a.m. Wednesdays at North Star United Methodist Church at Mile 25.5 of the Kenai Spur Highway. Women may attend Bible study, prayer and worship. For more information, call 776-8022.

Aglow Bible study continues

Soldotna Day Aglow's Bible study titled Breaking Free, by Beth Moore, continues at 10 a.m. Wednesdays at Peninsula Christian Center in Soldotna. Fellowship and coffee are at 9:30 a.m. Free childcare is provided. For more information, call 262-2569 or 260-4980.

Clothes Quarters open

The Clothes Quarters is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays at 225 S. Spruce St. behind Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church in Kenai. The store sells clothes and free trade coffee. For more information, call 283-9371 or 283-4555.

Nikiski Bible study under way

Nikiski Nazarene Ladies offers the Beth Moore Bible study, Living Beyond Yourself, from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturdays. Women and teen girls may attend.

For more information, call Bev at 776-8022 or Rena at 776-5421.

Grief support group to meet

Soldotna United Methodist Church conducts a life, love and loss support group from noon to 1 p.m. on the first and third Mondays of the month at the church at 158 S. Binkley St. Any type of loss is open for discussion in the group.

Attendees are asked to bring a brown bag lunch.

For more information, call Richard at 262-4657.

Church news sought

Area churches are invited to submit information on current or upcoming Bible studies, open houses, events or upcoming special functions.

Photos from events also may be submitted. Please include the date, location, names of people in the photo, a brief description of the activity and a contact name and phone number. Photos that include an address will be returned.

For more information call Nancianna Misner at 335-1241, e-mail,, fax to 283-3299, drop it off at our office at 150 Trading Bay Drive in Kenai or mail information to P.O. Box 3009, Kenai, AK 99611.

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