Religion Briefs

Posted: Friday, July 21, 2000

Gospel quartet to perform in area

Liberty, a Southern gospel quartet, will be in concert at Peninsula Grace Brethren Church, Mile 19.5 of Kalifornsky Beach Road, Sunday at 8:30 and 11 a.m.

Keith Jones, Royce Mitchell, John Cotner and Ralph Yerkes serve the Lord through singing. They have a strong church background and are involved in their local church ministries, as well as community service. Being ministry minded, the group wanted to reach a greater number of people with the Gospel -- the plain and simple, undiluted word of God.

The free concert will feature inspirational music from the group's five recording projects. They are said to have a style reminiscent of the renowned group Cathedral.

Liberty also will perform a community concert at the Nikiski Middle-Senior High School Auditorium at 6 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 283-3632.

Missionaries to speak about ministry

Fourteen-year veteran missionaries Francis and Lillian Jones will be the featured speakers at Kenai New Life Assembly of God at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. They will speak about the potential and challenges of ministry in Africa. Mr. and Mrs. Jones taught at the East Africa School of Theology as part of the training of African people to pastor to the rapidly growing African church. For other church information, call 283-7752.

SolFirst to celebrate Progress Days

Soldotna First Assembly will present its annual Progress Days celebration Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

This year's illustrated sermon by Pastor Jim Duncan is called "The Prayer from the Cabin." The dramatized sermon portrays what happens when God interrupts your prayer life. Special music and a human video also will be presented. Following the service, a fish fry, potluck and pie auction will take place. SolFirst has a nursery, and RV parking is available. The church is located two blocks from Soldotna Y on the Kenai Spur Highway.

Vacation Bible school program offered

The Soldotna Bible Chapel is holding a vacation Bible school program, In Search of Champions, for ages 4 to 6 grade from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through July 28 at 301 Marydale in Soldotna.

The program will use radio dramas and true Bible champions to teach kids how to win with godly attitudes. Kids also will learn to replace fear with faith, pouting with joy, laziness with diligence and discouragement with hope. Parents and friends will be able to see the results of this week of training champions for God when they attend the closing program at 7 p.m. on July 30.

For more information, call 262-4865

Higginbotham to speak at focus workshop

The Kenai Christian Church's Women's Ministry has invited Carolyn Higginbotham, director of the Soldotna branch of Samaritan's Purse, to speak at its July 29 focus workshop.

Higginbotham will speak about the Operation Christmas Child Ministry. She will teach how individuals can reach out to the world from their homes and churches, and how one person can make a difference with something as simple and easy as filling a shoe box with toys and needed items.

Women of the Kenai Christian Church are invited to attend the workshop from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the church. Lunch and child care will be provided; the cost is $5.

R.S.V.P. by Tuesday by contacting Kathy at 283-1059 or Vicki at 283-3516.

Religious poems sought from Kenai-area poets

The Bards of Burbank are offering a $1,000 grand prize in their Poetry Competition 2000. The competition is free to everyone; the deadline for entering is Aug. 4.

To enter, send one poem 21 lines or less to: Free Poetry Contest, PMB250, 2219 W Olive Ave., Burbank, CA 91506. Or enter online at

"We think religious poems can invite achievement," said Dr. John Scribner, the organization's contest director. "We're especially keen on inspiring amateur poets and we think this competition will achieve that. Alaska has made many wonderful poets over the years and I'd like to discover new ones from among the Kenai-area grass-roots poets."

For more information, e-mail John Scribner at

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