Church Briefs

Posted: Friday, July 11, 2003

Native fellowship meets tonight

The North Wind Native Fellowship 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.

Community Day coming up

The second annual Community Day, sponsored by most Nikiski churches, will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday 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.

Leadership founder to speak in Sterling

Dale VanSteenis, founder of Leadership Strategies Inc., will speak at Abundant Life Assembly of God Church in Sterling on Sunday. LSI offers training in church leadership, helps start new churches and provides humanitarian aid worldwide. Services are at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. For more information, call 262-7266.

Church offers camp for all ages

The Soldotna Church of God is organizing a camp meeting for people of all ages Sunday through July 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. Monday at a Kenai Women's Aglow meeting in the Salvation Army Chapel, 201 N. Forest Drive in Kenai. All women are invited to attend. For more information, call Dea at 776-7527.

Sterling church plans Bible school

Sterling Lutheran Church will conduct a children's vacation Bible school from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday. 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 Monday through Friday 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.

Summer camp planned

Summer camp for junior high youths is Monday through July 19 at Camp Maranatha, north of Wasilla. For more information, call 262-4660.

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. 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.

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.

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.

Evangelist to speak in Kenai

Evangelist Linfield Crowder is scheduled to speak at the Kenai New Life Assembly of God Church, 209 Princess St., at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. July 20.

For 40 years, Crowder has been involved in world evangelism, preaching revivals, crusades, camp meetings, youth camps, ministers' institutes and spiritual-emphasis revivals at Bible colleges.

The ministries have taken him to all 50 states and 60 countries. He is known for preaching on Bible prophecy, science and currents events.

For more information, call 283-7752.

Apostolic 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 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.

Church plans vacation Bible school

The Church of the Nazarene at 229 E. Beluga Ave. in Soldotna is planning a vacation Bible school for children 3 years old through sixth grade, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 11 to 15.

For more information, call 262-4660.

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 avenues, 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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