Church Briefs

Posted: Friday, June 04, 2004

Speaker planned

The Rev. Monty Hipp will be the guest speaker at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Peninsula Christian Center.

Hipp is a member of the executive leadership team at We Care America based in Washington, D.C. He is a communicator, author and consultant speaking to thousands annually at conferences, conventions, schools and churches nationally and internationally.

His positive outlook on life is contagious and his passion to see individuals challenged to a personal plan of action is making an impact.

The Christian center is off the Kenai Spur Highway behind The Salvation Army Store in Soldotna.

Vacation Bible school slated

The Kenai First Baptist Church will present its vacation Bible school, titled "Rickshaw Rally Racing to the Son," from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through June 11.

Children from 4 years old to sixth grade may attend.

For more information, call 283-7672.

Construction INC plans school

Construction INC In the Name of Christ is planning a vacation Bible school for children ages 3 and up at Star of the North Lutheran Church, 216 N. Forest Drive in Kenai, from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through June 11.

School will include crafts, games, music, drama and a snack.

For more information, call 283-4153.

'Xtreme' Bible school planned

The Nikiski Nazarene Church will conduct a vacation Bible school titled, "Xtreme Team: God's Power in High Gear," from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through June 11.

Children from 3 to 12 years old are invited. A snack will be provided. For more information, call 283-1604.

Argentinean evangelist to speak

Ruben Kassabian, pastor of a church of 800 in Argentina, will speak at Kalifonsky Christian Center at 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.

A well-known author, evangelist and conference speaker, Kassabian travels throughout South America working with the Billy Graham Crusade and other ministries.

Kassabian is the founder of Iglesia Christiana Evangelica and Atletas de Cristo, a fellowship of soccer players in South America.

Noted Jewish speakers to visit

A supporter of the Messianic Jewish Movement and a Jewish-World Office youth director will speak to a number of central Kenai Peninsula churches during June.

Don Finto, Messianic movement supporter and advocate for godly unity across all denominations and races, and Kay Hudgins, director of Youth With a Mission, are being presented by MoAdim Messianic Fellowship.

Finto will address the fellowship June 12 at the Kenai Merit Inn from 10:45 a.m. to noon, and he and Hudgins will address the group from 2 to 5 p.m. the same day.

Finto also will speak June 13 at 11 a.m. at Kenai New Life Assembly and at 6:30 p.m. at Kasilof Community Church. Hudgins will speak at the Church of the Nazarene in Nikiski at 10:45 a.m. June 20, and at Birch Ridge Community Church at 11 a.m. June 27.

Finto has served as co-chair of the pastors' committee in the June 2000 Billy Graham meetings in Nashville and was one of the founders of Teen Challenge in that city. He is author of the book, "Your People Shall Be My People."

Hudgins has been involved in the 80 Nations Project developing Jewish ministry within YWAM in Ukraine, Kiev and Brazil.

For more information, call Roy or Janine Espy at 283-5621.

Music of India to be featured

The Gospel Messengers Team from India, led by Tony Anthony, will be at Kalifonsky Christian Center on June 19 and 20.

The group offers praise and worship of Jesus Christ with Indian classical music and Bible skits. Service times are 7 p.m. June 19 and 10:30 a.m. June 20.

Women's prayer group to meet

Nikiski Aglow, a praise, Bible study and prayer group for women meets every Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Nikiski. For more information, call Bev Berdaul at 776-8022, Sharon Nowell at 776-5803 or Wanda Nichols at 776-8691.

If you have a public service announcement or upcoming function for your local church, fax your information to 283-3299, e-mail it to or bring it by the Clarion office in Kenai. For more information, call 283-7551.

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