Church Briefs

Posted: Friday, May 09, 2008

Theology on Tap speaker announced

Dawn Eden will be the featured speaker for Theology on Tap at 7 p.m. Monday at Paradiso's Restaurant in Kenai. Her topic will be an account of her conversion from a secularly successful agnostic music journalist to a Christian, what is the significance of chastity in life, why is chastity the key to saving young adults, why chastity isn't just for clerics and what program is threatening many Catholic colleges today. For more information, e-mail John Viens at viensfamily@yahoo.com.

Youth choir to perform

The Alaska Children's Choir, directed by Janet Stolts, will perform a free concert at 7 p.m. May 17 at Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna.

The children in the touring choir are from Anchorage, Palmer and Wasilla. Their ages range from 10 to 17. The choir will present multi-lingual songs using various instruments. For more information, call Judy Russell at 262- 4928.

Alpha course training offered

Soldotna United Methodist Church will host orientation and training on Alpha -- an introduction to the Christian faith and to explore doing an Alpha in the community course from 1 to 3 p.m. May 20 at the church at 158 Binkley St. and an Alpha for prisons course from 1 to 3 p.m. or 6:30 to 9 p.m. May 19 at the church.

Orientation and training is free and open to the public. The workshop is sponsored by Alpha USA and chaplains at the Wildwood Correctional Facility.

For more information, call Stan Wells at 398-7050.

Echo Lake Bible study ongoing

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

Exercise program takes a break

The ladies of the United Methodist Church of the New Covenant one-hour StrongWomen exercise class is on hiatus until the fall.

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 776-8022 or 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 special functions.

For more information call Nan Misner at 335-1241, e-mail news@peninsulaclarion.com, 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.

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.



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