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Church Briefs

Posted: Thursday, July 03, 2003

Freedom Festival set

Abundant Life Assembly of God Church in Sterling will conduct its community Freedom Festival on Saturday and Sunday.

The public is welcome to attend the festival, which will include crafts for kids, carnival games, pony rides, a petting zoo, a horseshoe tournament, a flea market, food and live music. At 6 p.m. Sunday, a free concert will feature choirs, drama and musical soloists.

For more information, call 262-7266.

Musical troupe performs

The Young Continentals will perform at Peninsula Grace Brethren Church, Mile 19.5 Kalifornsky Beach Road, Sunday 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.

Basketball camp offered

College Heights Baptist Church will sponsor a basketball camp for boys and girls grades four through nine Monday through Wednes-day 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 collegeheights@gci.net.

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 Monday through Friday at 44175 Kalifornsky Beach Road.

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

Protocol seminar planned

A protocol seminar focusing on the restoration of honor will be conducted Thursday through July 12 at the Homer Refuge Chapel, 1562 Homer Spit Road.

Conducted by Reverend Qaumaniq Suuqiina and Doctor Suuqiina, meetings begin at 6 p.m. Thursday and July 11, and at 9 a.m., 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. July 12.

Topics include exploring people's spiritual roots, restoration of gender, indigenous redemptive analogies and experiential restoration of the arts.

For more information, call (907) 235-4744.

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. Local talent will perform throughout the day and activities include 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 prizes. 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.

Women's Aglow to meet

Cindy Zimmerman will teach women how to walk confidently in the "No Fear Zone" of life at 7 p.m. July 14 at Kenai Women's Aglow in the Salvation Army Chapel, 201 North Forest Drive in Kenai.

All women are invited to attend. For more information, call Dea at 776-7527.

Summer camp planned

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

Junior high camp is July 14 to 19 and senior high camp is Monday through July 12.

For more information, call 262-4660.

Church plans Bible school

Sterling Lutheran Church will conduct a children's vacation Bible school from 9 a.m. to noon, July 14 to 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 to 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 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 www.rainbowpoets.com. The entry deadline is July 19.

Assembly plans flea market

The Apostolic Assembly of Jesus Christ is planning a flea market from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., July 26, in the former C&R Auto lot at 44660 Sterling Highway in Soldotna.

The market will include games, crafts, gifts and a bake sale. To reserve a space or for other information, call 262-9693 or 262-0853.

Bible study looks 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.

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. Tuesday.



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