Churches plan family fun during summer

Posted: Friday, May 31, 2002

Central Kenai Peninsula churches have a variety of special youth and family activities planned for the summer. A sample of those follows:

June

2: Open House -- Soldotna Church of God, 105 Redoubt Ave., Soldotna. Celebration and dedication of rebuilt facility in the afternoon. 262-4729.

3-7: Vacation Bible School -- Nikiski Church of the Nazarene, Mile 18 Kenai Spur Highway, Nikiski. 9 a.m. to noon. We will be taking a journey to "Splash Kingdom." For ages 4-12. May preregister. 283-1604.

4-8: Vacation Bible School -- St. Francis by the Sea Episcopal Church, 110 S. Spruce St., Kenai. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.. The theme is "A Bug Safari"; learn of God's love in our jungle. For ages 5-13. 283-6040.

8: One Day Sports Clinic -- First Baptist Church, Soldotna, 159 Binkley, Soldotna. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Volleyball and basketball; teams and playoffs. Bring a lunch; snacks and drink provided. For ages 10 to 17. 262-4304.

8-15: World Changers Work Parties -- Nikiski Community Services. During the day: World Changers will be working in the community helping with construction needs of people living in unsafe conditions. Volunteers needed. Contact Denver Copeland. 776-8234 or 283-3632.

9-14: World Changers Nightly Youth Rally -- Nikiski Community Services at Nikiski High Auditorium. 7:45 p.m. nightly. 776-8234 or 283-3632.

10-14: Vacation Bible School -- Star of the North Lutheran Church, 216 N. Forest Dr., Kenai. 9 a.m. to noon. The theme is "Bug Safari"; it will help kids catch the "buzz" of God's love for them. For ages 4-12. Pre-registration preferred but not required. 283-4153.

11: Women's Garden Party -- Abundant Life Assembly of God, Sterling. Contact Pollyanne. 262-7266.

12-15: Mini Camp -- Soldotna Church of God Youth Camp Facility. For ages 7-9. $70 fee. Call Donald. 262-4729.

13-15: Youth Garage Sale -- Peninsula Grace Brethren Church, 44175 K-Beach Road. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Huge garage sale and snack bar to benefit youth activities. 262-6442.

17-19: Junior High Camp -- Abundant Life Assembly of God, Sterling. For seventh- and eighth-graders. 262-7266.

17-21: Vacation Bible School -- First Baptist Church, Soldotna, 159 Binkley, Soldotna. 1 to 4 p.m. This will be an expedition to the Amazon rain forest adventure. For ages first to sixth grade. Registration preferred. 262-4304.

17-22: Junior Camp -- Soldotna Church of God, Youth Camp Facility. For ages 10-12. $95 Fee. Call Donald. 262-4729.

24-29: Senior Camp -- Soldotna Church of God, Youth Camp Facility. For ages 13-19. $95 fee. Call Donald. 262-4729.

30: God and Country Rally -- Sponsored by area churches, the event will be at 6 p.m. at Kenai Central High School auditorium. The purpose is to recognize God's blessing in the United States and honoring those who serve the country. All ages. Freewill offering. 262-7416.

July

1-5: Fusion Camp -- Abundant Life Assembly of God, Sterling. For ninth- through 12th-graders. 262-7266.

4-7: Freedom Week, Community Outreach -- Abundant Life Assembly of God, Sterling. Please call the church for more information. 262-7266.

4: Fourth of July Picnic -- Abundant Life Assembly of God, Sterling. 262-7266.

5: Freedom Sunday -- Abundant Life Assembly of God, Sterling. The morning service will be a special multimedia message entitled "Thank God for Freedom." The evening service will be an all church concert. 262-7266.

8-12: Kids Camp One--Abundant Life Assembly of God, Sterling. 262-7266.

8-12: Vacation Bible School --Peninsula Grace Brethren Church , 44175 K-Beach Road. 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This will be a week of fun Bible learning on a "Bug Safari." For ages 4 to 6th grade. Registration required. 262-6442.

14-21: Camp Meeting-- Soldotna Church of God, 105 Redoubt Ave., Soldotna. 10:30 to noon, 7 p.m. Guest speakers, Bible teaching, special music. All ages. Nursery provided. No charges. 262-4729.

15-19: Kids Camp Two -- Abundant Life Assembly of God, Sterling. 262-7266.

20: Debt Reduction Seminar -- Soldotna Church of God, 105 Redoubt Ave., Soldotna. 10 a.m. Bob Ricci, speaker, No cost. 262-4729.

22-24: Senior High Camp -- Abundant Life Assembly of God, Sterling. For ninth- through 12th-grade. 262-7266.

27: Community Days -- Nikiski Community Services Picnic, Nikiski Churches, Nikiski Recreation Area (pool). 11a.m. to 5 p.m.. Community church event with games, barbecue and fun for all people of Nikiski. A gathering for a fun day of free food and sharing Christ with music and fellowship. All ages. Free. 283-3632 and 252-6058.

August

5-9: Vacation Bible School -- Sterling Baptist Church, corner of Sterling Highway and Swanson River Road. 9 a.m. to noon. The theme will be "Space Station 2002" --exploring our awesome God. Preregistration available at Sterling Days, but not required. 262-4711.

-- Compiled by Janine Espy

Love INC.



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