Vacation bible school will be held at the following churches:
* Sterling baptist Church, Mile 83.4 of the Sterling Highway will host VBS from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 3 through 7 for ages 4-years-old through grades six. The theme will be Operation Space: A Close Encounter with God's Word. Songs, crafts, games, snacks and drama are some of the planned activities. For more information, call Pastor Tim Weekley at 262-4711.
* The Salvation Army Kenai Peninsula Corps will host VBS from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 3 through 9 at 201 N. Forrest and 2nd Street in Kenai. Songs, crafts, games, snacks and a mini fair are some of the planned activities. For more information, ages and registration, call 283-4305.
Soldotna Church of God on the corner of Binkley and Redoubt in Soldotna, will host Destiny Conference 2009 from Sunday through Sunday. The theme is "Bridging the Gap (Faith, Hope, Love)." Guest speakers from all over the country will attend. Conference times will be Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily; and 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday.
Destiny Kids will provide youth ages 4 to 12 years old with some spiritual fun and nursery is available for children up to 3 years old. For more information, call 262-4729.
The Rev. Joe Jackson, formerly of the Minnesota Vikings and the New York Jets, will be the guest speaker at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Peninsula Christian Center, behind The Salvation Army in Soldotna.
In his NFL career he played with Fran Tarkenton, Joe Namath and Warren Moon. Jackson heads up Athletes In Ministry.
A fish fry, potluck and pie auction will follow the service. It is open to the public. Call 262-7416 for more information.
The Birch Ridge Community Church will have a celebration service for its new building at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at 33325 Echo Lake Road. A light lunch will follow the service.
The featured speaker will be the Rev. Isaac Smith, of Wyoming. For more information, call Pastor Brian Wahl at 260-6705 or 740-0005.
The Soldotna United Methodist Church, 158 South Binkley St, will hold a free 10-week ALPHA course with snack dinners at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays through Sept. 3. A nursery will be available with a reservation. To make a reservation, call 262-4958 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kenai Fellowship Church will hold a clothing give-away from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 18 at the church at Mile 8.5 of the Kenai Spur Highway. For more information, call 260-6194.
The Lighthouse Community Church thrift store, The Sandbox, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The store is in the office building next to the church in Nikiski.
Saint Luke Lutheran Church will holda potluck and study focusing on the orthodox teachings of ancient Christianity and how they pertain to some of the challenges facing the 21st Century Christian Church at 6 p.m. Wednesdays at the McLennan Kitchen, 601 Davidson St. in Kenai. For more information, call 335-0036 or visit saintlukekenai.com.
The Clothes 4 U Ministry offers free clothing to benefit the community. The ministry is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays at First Baptist Church Soldotna Mission House at 119 Little Ave. in Soldotna. For more information, call 260-4806.
The Nikiski Nazarene Church will hold a Bible study on Esther at 9:30 a.m. Saturdays at the church at Mile 18 of the Kenai Spur Highway. It is open to all women. For more information, call 776-8022.
The Clothes Quarters is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays at 225 S. Spruce St. behind Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church in Kenai. The store sells clothes and free trade coffee. For more information, call 283-9371 or 283-4555.
A King James Bible study group meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays on East Echo Lake Road Soldotna. For more information, call 262-3509.
Area churches are invited to submit information on current or upcoming Bible studies, open houses, events or special functions. Call 335-1421 for more information.
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