Church Briefs

Posted: Friday, May 07, 2010

Basement sale on

Basement sale donations are being sought by the United Methodist Church of the New Covenant. Items for the May 21 - 22 sale may be brought to the side door of the building on Mondays between noon and 3. The Methodist Church is located next to the Boys and Girls club on the Frontage Road of the Kenai Spur Highway.

Youth events planned

The following events will be held at Peninsula Grace, at Mile 19.5, Kalifonsky Beach Road unless otherwise noted.

* Sunday Nite Open Mic for 7th- to 12th-grade students is planned in the Youth Center on May 16 from 6 to 8 p.m.. Showcase your talent or come for some free entertainment. For more information call 262-6442 or e-mail .

* Pursue as One, for grades 7 through 12 is planned for Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Worship Center. Join various Kenai Peninsula students in worship. For more information on the Kenai Peninsula Youth Workers Network contact 394-6449.

* Beach Party for grades 7 through 12 at the Kenai Beach off South Spruce Street, on May 21 at 6 p,m.. Get together with students from around the Peninsula at the beach and enjoy food, volleyball, frisbee, football, a bonfire and more. Call 394-6449 for more information.

Prison ministry holds fundraiser

Supporters of the Wildwood Correctional Center's Christian ministry will hold a dinner event today at 7 p.m. at the Kenai Christian Church on the Kenai Spur Highway. The Alpha Course both in the community and in prison will be discussed as well as the proposed re-entry program at Wildwood. Speakers will include Paul Cowley, Jack Cowley and Dave DeShazar. Jo Chapman, international director of Kairos women's ministries will also speak about Kairos Outside, a weekend retreat to support women who have been impacted by family members being incarcerated.

Please bring anyone who is involved in prison ministry, would like to learn about prison ministry or would like to support those who are in prison ministry.

The dinner will be prepared and served by the Alaska Walk to Emmaus community, and a donation of $12 is suggested. Proceeds will be used to enable people to attend the Walk to Emmaus.

Wednesday study, fellowship, worship

Saint Luke Lutheran Church offers several faith strengthening opportunities during the week. The parish's Wednesday 10:30 a.m. fellowship/study is currently focusing on Leviticus. We attempt to cover one chapter a session and meet at 48095 Andrews Avenue for approximately one hour.

Our Wednesday evening activities take place at the Parish Hall, 43055 Kenai Spur Highway, and consist of a potluck fellowship, Vespers Service and detailed analysis of basic Christian doctrine, currently focusing on the Holy Spirit's work in directing the Christian life. The fellowship/potluck begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by Vespers at 6:30 p.m. and study from 7 to 8 p.m.. Visit or call 283-5455 for more information.

Leadership event to be broadcast

Today from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. experience a one-day leadership event that will equip you to be the one to make a difference at work, at home, at church and in your community. Join us for the 2010 Chick-fil-A Leadercast. The event is a one-day leadership event broadcast live from Atlanta to our city. To reserve a ticket call 283-7752 or visit to register.For more information visit

Gospel speaker visiting

The Funny River Road Church of Christ on mile 1/4 will be hosting a gospel meeting with guest speaker Andy Alexander from Bowling Green, KY starting Sunday and running every weeknight through May 14. Sunday services are 10 a.m. and again Sunday night at 6 p.m. Services start on the weeknights at 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. All are welcome to attend.

ALPHA course slated

The Soldotna United Methodist Church at 158 S Binkley Street will host an ALPHA course. The course is about talking around a table in a non-threatening atmosphere where people can ask faith questions without fear of being challenged. Questions are covered in 12 weekly sessions and a Saturday half-day retreat.

A nursery will be available for those with childcare needs, but there must be a reservation. Call Karolann at 262-4958 to make a reservation. For more information on the course visit

Saturday Bible study on tap

The Nikiski Nazarene Church will hold a Bible study on Esther at 9:30 a.m. Saturdays at the church at Mile 18 of the Kenai Spur Highway. It is open to all women. For more information, call 776-8022.

Bible study live or online

A King James Bible study group meets at 7 p.m. on Thursdays on East Echo Lake Road in Soldotna and also offers "live" teachings on Skype video. For more information, call 262-3507 or e-mail

The Religion page prints every Friday in the Clarion.

Soldotna Woman's Aglow plans events

The following events will be hosted by Soldotna Woman's Aglow on Wednesdays at the Peninsula Christian Center. For more information call 262-9399 or e-mail

* Study of Esther by Beth Moore is held at 10 a.m. Fellowship begins at 9 a.m. Childcare provided and all faiths are welcome.

* From 10 to 12 there will be a new video series.

Clothes Quarters open

The Clothes Quarters located at Our Lady of the Angels at 225 South Spruce Street in Kenai is open from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Wednesdays and from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. the first Saturday of each month. For more information, call 283-9371 or 283-4555.

Recovery program offered

The Lighthouse Community Church will hold Recovery Now, a scripturally based recovery program, at 7 p.m. Fridays.

The program is for anyone who is dealing with or has dealt with addiction of any kind. For more information, call 252-6445.

Thrift store open

The Lighthouse Community Church thrift store, The Sandbox, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The store is in the office building next to the church in Nikiski.

Clothes ministry ongoing

The Clothes 4 U Ministry offers free clothing to benefit the community. The ministry is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays at First Baptist Church Soldotna Mission House at 119 Little Ave. in Soldotna. For more information, call 260-4806.

Prayer group meets for breakfast

The United Methodist Church of the New Covenant in Kenai hosts a women's prayer and share group at 7 a.m. Mondays at Charlotte's Restaurant in Kenai. It is open to all women. For more information, call 283-7868.

Church news sought

Area churches are invited to submit information on current or upcoming Bible studies, open houses, events or special functions. For more information call Nan Misner at 335-1241 or e-mail

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.

The Religion page prints every Friday in the Clarion.

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