Marge Hayes to speak at Kenai church
The United Methodist Church of the New Covenant in Kenai will have a guest in the pulpit this Sunday at 11 a.m. Marge Hayes, recently retired professor of psychology from Kenai Peninsula College, will speak on the subject of "Epiphanies."
Kids called to care at Bible school
Vacation Bible school will be held at the Soldotna United Methodist Church at 158 S. Binkley St., July 6, 7 and 8 from 9 a.m. to noon. The theme is "Club Can-Do. Kids Called to Care," led by a volunteer in mission teams from Athens, Ala. It is open to all children from ages 3 to 12. For more information, call the church at 262-2657.
Upper Room Ministries to host speaker
Evangelist Sandi Querin, from Kingsburg, Calif., will be featured during revival meetings to be held at Upper Room Ministries July 9-14.
Querin is sought after across the country to hold revivals for a variety of denominations. Plagued with pain and serious illness all her life, she brings a message of healing and hope to her audiences.
Upper Room Ministries is located at the Red Diamond Center on Kalifornsky Beach Road in Soldotna. For more information, contact Sharon Hobbs at 262-9286
Charter for religious cooperation signed
PITTSBURGH -- Worshippers wearing a rainbow of saris, robes and yarmulkes filed into a hall at Carnegie Mellon University, clapping and singing in praise of the world's religions.
As drums beat, the 225 participants from six continents not only celebrated their own faith, but reached out to other believers in the signing of the United Religions Initiative Charter calling for religious cooperation. It includes prohibitions on aggressive recruitment.
Religious representatives from more than a dozen faiths said they were trying to establish a global group that could speak for the religions of the world -- a faith-based United Nations.
Worldwide, the group has formed 75 ''cooperation circles,'' interfaith groups that meet to discuss religious issues.
--Staff and AP reports
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