Church Briefs

Posted: Friday, June 27, 2003

Native fellowship tonight

The North Wind Native Fell-owship meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Friday of each month at Peninsula Grace Brethren Church, Mile 19.5 Kalifornsky Beach Road.

Every fourth gathering includes a Native potluck. Family and friends are invited to the interdenominational Native outreach. A children's ministry is provided for children in fourth grade and under. For more information, call Van or Vide Van Velzor at 260-3293.

Nikiski Samaritans tee up

All are invited to a golf tournament at Cottonwood Country Club in Nikiski on Saturday to raise funds for the Good Samaritan Ministries. Tee times begin at 1 p.m. and entry costs $15 per person. The event will be a four-person scramble with prizes for best overall score and closest to the pin.

Call Rachel at 776-7653 to reserve a tee time.

God and country rally set

A multi-church God and country rally is scheduled for 6 p.m. Sunday at Kenai Central High School.

The service will honor all veterans and thank God for his blessings on the nation. For more information, call 262-7416.

Artisans sought for fest

Abundant Life Assembly of God

Church in Sterling is seeking artisans and crafts people to host booths at its Freedom Festival from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 5.

The public is welcome to attend the festival, which will include carnival games, a flea market, food and live music.

Booth rental is $5 and sponsors should plan to bring their own tables. Booth set-up will begin at 8 a.m. July 5 and booths must be reserved by Thursday. Call Rena White at 262-0694.

Music troupe performs

The Young Continentals will perform at Peninsula Grace Brethren Church, Mile 19.5 Kalifornsky Beach Road, July 6 at 9:30 and 11 a.m.

The group features 30 high-energy singers, dancers and technicians ages 12 to 15 performing their cutting-edge music ministry.

For more information, call 262-6442.

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 For more information, call 283-7551.

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

Basketball camp offered

College Heights Baptist Church will sponsor a basketball camp for boys and girls grades four through nine July 7-9 from 7 to 9 p.m. The camp will be led by coach Will Pratz, who has led Bell Shoals Baptist Academy to a record of 107 wins and three losses in 5 years. The cost is $20 per person and $15 for each additional member of the same family. For more information, call 262-3220 or e-mail

Children's vacation Bible school planned

Peninsula Grace Brethren Church is planning a vacation Bible school for children ages 4 through sixth grade from 9 a.m. to noon July 7-11 at 44175 Kalifornsky Beach Road.

To register for the fun-filled "Super Cool Underwater Bible Adventure," call 262-6442.

Community Day coming up

The second annual Community Day, sponsored by most Nikiski churches, will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 12 at the recreation area behind the Nikiski pool. The event will be full of free family activities. There will be local talent throughout the day and free food and drinks, craft tables for children, organized games, goat-pulled cart rides for kids, a baby goat petting zoo, a volleyball net and bingo with prized. An area will be set up for toddlers. For more information, call Frank at 252-6058.

Church offers camp for all ages

The Soldotna Church of God is organizing a camp meeting for people of all ages July 13 to 20.

The camp will be at the church on the corner of Binkley Street and Redoubt Avenue. Call 262-4729 for more information.

Summer camp planned

Summer camps are being planned in July at Camp Maranatha, north of Wasilla.

Junior high camp is July 14-19 and senior high camp is July 7-12.

For more information, call 262-4660.

Sterling church plans vacation Bible school

Sterling Lutheran Church will conduct a children's vacation Bible school from 9 a.m. to noon, July 14-18.

For more information, call 262-9259.

Church offers big adventure

Kenai Bible Church is planning a vacation Bible school from 9 a.m. to noon July 14-18 at the church, 600 Main St., in Kenai. Children ages 4 through sixth grade are eligible to participate in "Jonah's Big Adventure." For more information, call 283-7821.

Churches host Oilers baseball game

The Peninsula Oilers baseball team will take on Athletes in Action during an annual game sponsored by several area churches at 7 p.m. July 18 at Oilers Field in Kenai.

Free tickets are available at area churches, including the Peninsula Christian Center. For more information, call 262-7416.

Rainbow Poets to award $5,000

The New Jersey Rainbow Poets will award 50 prizes totaling $5,000 in its religious poetry contest. Included is a grand prize of $1,000.

To enter, poets should send one poem of 21 lines or less to Free Poetry Contest, 103 N. Wood Ave., PMB 70, Linden, NJ 07036, or enter online at The entry deadline is July 19.

Bible study looks back to Jerusalem

The Grace Lutheran Church and School will take a look back to Jerusalem during its vacation Bible school from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 28 through Aug. 1, at the church on Ciechanski Road one block off Kalifornsky Beach Road.

For more information and to register, call pastor Tom Schmidt at 283-6296 or principal Dennis Leckwee at 283-7888.

Friendship closet open Wednesdays

The Aurora Heights Assembly of God "Friendship Closet" is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays to meet people's clothing needs.

The clothing closet is located at the church on the corner of McGahan and Marie Avenue, near Mile 27 of the Kenai Spur Highway in Nikiski. For more information, call 776-8723.

Healing Rooms open every Friday and Saturday

The Healing Rooms, a Bible-based Christian ministry in Kenai, is open every Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Healing Rooms is located across from the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center on the Kenai Spur Highway next to Little Ski-Mo.

Its mission is to bless Kenai Peninsula and other Alaska cities in the area of divine healing. For more information, call Ben Eby at 283-4404.

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