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Religion Briefs

Posted: Friday, June 22, 2001

Free entertainment planned

Kenai Christian Church will hold a Soncreek Junction Round-up with free music, skits, games, crafts, food and a petting zoo Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 283-4559.

Bible school to be held

The North Kenai Chapel will hold vacation Bible school for children ages 3 through those in sixth grade. Classes will be held next week, starting Monday, from 8:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. There will be a picnic at the Nikiski pool on the final day.

For more information, call 776-8797.

Kasilof man shares faith

Benjamin McGarry of Kasilof was one of 20 George Fox University students who spent a month sharing his Christian faith in Cuba and Jamaica through the university's May Serve program.

May Serve, which is in its ninth year, gives students drawn to the missions field a chance to experience it full time. Students who take part in May Serve are selected through an election process. Each student is required to pay their own way. This year's team raised money through various fund-raisers.

The team worked with churches affiliated with evangelical friends group, the Friends United Meeting, which does work projects and church ministry.

For the first half of the trip, the group lived in the town of Banes in Cuba's northeastern province of Holguin. The team stayed with host families, painted and remodeled a church building and led praise and church services in the evenings.

For the second half of the trip, the team worked with the people of Jamaica in the north central town of Highgate. They worked at Friends United Meeting's orphanages, helping directors plan spiritual life programming and educational tutoring for the children. They also ministered in area schools and churches, using music and drama, as well as participating in work projects.

God and Country Rally scheduled

The 10th annual God and Country Rally will be held in the Soldotna High School Auditorium July 1 at 6 p.m. This year's rally will feature HonorBound director Chuck Brewster, who spent more than 20 years with the Secret Service during the administrations of four presidents. He also served in the Air Force. He currently heads a national men's ministry and speaks at conferences and Promise Keepers events across the country.

Musical highlights will feature a group from Texas and the "Experiencing God" choir. The purpose of the rally is to recognize God's blessings on our nation and honor all veterans. This year also will feature a tribute to World War II veteran and former Kenai resident John Walsh.

If you have a public service announcement or upcoming function for your local church, fax your information to 283-3299 or e-mail it to clarion@alaska.net. For more information, call 283-7551.

The deadline for Friday submissions is 5 p.m. the preceding Tuesday.



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