Religion Briefs

Posted: Friday, June 16, 2000

Women's club meets today

The Kenai-Soldotna Christian Women's Club will meet today from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Old Town Village Restaurant in Kenai. "Dandelion Days" will be the theme of the luncheon. The Fellowship Singers will sing and Pat Martin, a Hawaiian who now lives in Alaska, will be the speaker. Cost of the luncheon is $10. It is open to all women. For more information or to make reservations, call Linda at 262-4996 or Margaret at 262-4797.

Doepken to hold final service

This is the last Sunday the Rev. James Doepken will serve at the United Methodist Church of the New Covenant in Kenai. Doepken and his wife, Julie, and children Samuel, Moriah and Susannah have been assigned by the Alaska Missionary Conference of the United Methodist Church to the Girdwood United Methodist Church.

Doepken has served on the Habitat for Humanity board and been a chaplain at Central Peninsula General Hospital. His wife has served on the Kenai Community Library board.

A potluck and the telling of Doepken stories, led by Randy Pippin, will follow the 11 a.m. service.

Former NFL player to visit SolFirst

Soldotna First Assembly will host former NFL player Joe Jackson on Sunday, Father's Day, at 10:30 a.m. Jackson played his college at New Mexico State and pro with the N.Y. Jets, Minnesota Vikings and Grey Cup champion Edmonton Eskimos. He currently is the director of Athletes International Ministries, in Phoenix.

AIM travels the nation speaking to high school and college athletes. Jackson also has sang with the Gaithers, Imperials, Kenny Marks, Sherman Andrus and others. He can be seen on TBN as the host of "Inside Sports." For more information, call 262-7416.

Guest evangelist to visit Nikiski church

Aurora Heights Assembly of God, Mile 27 of the Kenai Spur Highway in Nikiski, announces special meetings with prophetic evangelist David McDonald Sunday at 6 p.m. and then Monday through Thursday at 7 p.m. each day.

McDonald recently emigrated to the United States after spending most of his life in South Africa, where he met his wife, Dee, while attending Bible school. They now live in southern California with their two sons. He has ministered on four continents to all levels of society and different races, according to his biography.

McDonald's "heart is for those who are hurting, and there is a compassion and sensitivity to minister to them with words of comfort and deliverance. He ministers with a sensitivity and freedom in the Holy Spirit that is refreshing (and) which brings a very strong presence of God," according to his biography.

For more information, call 776-8723 or Pastor Rufus Tallent at 776-5145.

Vacation Bible school starts Monday

The Nikiski Church of Christ at Mile 24.7 of the Kenai Spur Highway will have its vacation Bible school Monday through Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. This is for ages 3 through sixth grade. For more information, call 776-8431.

Church of the Nazarene Bible school set

Vacation Bible school will be held at the Nikiski Church of the Nazarene, at Mile 18 of the Kenai Spur Highway. Classes start Monday and run through June 23. Times are from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m for ages 3 through 12.

Preregistration will be available at a booth at Family Fun in the Midnight Sun event Saturday at the North Peninsula Recreation Center or call 283-5338 for more information.

Bishop to dedicate pews, driveway

On Wednesday, the Rt. Rev. Mark Mac Donald, bishop of Alaska, will visit St. Francis By the Sea Episcopal Church. He will dedicate the new pews, which were purchased in memory of Dean Yeasel. Mac Donald also will dedicate the new black-topped driveway, done in memory of John Wise.

A public supper will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the church. A Eurcaharist will be held at 7 p.m. For more information, call 776-5688.

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