Church Briefs

Posted: Friday, June 29, 2007

New pastor welcomed

Lucy Barton has been appointed interim pastor for the United Methodist Church of the New Covenant in Kenai.

Barton received her seminary training at Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga. She has been a minister for 24 years last serving in Nome and will preach her first sermon as the new minister at the 11 a.m. worship Sunday.

A reception welcoming Rev. Barton will follow the service. The church is located on the Frontage Road in Kenai adjacent to the Boys and Girl's Club. It is open to the public.

Vacation Bible school slated

North Star United Methodist Church will hold vacation Bible school from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday through July 7 (excluding Wednesday). The theme is "Avalanche Ranch." A team from Western Pennsylvania will come and lead. Contact Rev. Laura Skiba for more information.

Missions garage sale ends Saturday

The Kasilof Community Church's annual missions garage sale fundraiser will be held from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the church on the corner of Kalifornsky Beach Road and the Sterling Highway. Free items also will be available.

For more information, call 262-4260.

Native dance team to visit Sterling

Richard Twiss with the Rosebud Lakota/Sioux Tribe and the Wiconi Native Dancers will honor the Creator with the gift of dance, "Dancing our Prayers", at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Abundant Life Church at 32940 Sterling Highway. It is open to the public.

Twiss is a doctoral student at Asbury Seminary and has been a national conference speaker for Promise Keepers in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. He is a member of the International Reconciliation Coalition, Mission America National Committee, and appeared as a guest on the Focus on the Family Radio program. He was a pastor for thirteen years and has worked with the International and American Bible Society's to help produce scriptures for Native people.

For more information, call 262-7266 or visit

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