Church Briefs

Posted: Friday, July 25, 2003

Native fellowship meets tonight

The North Wind Native Fellowship meets at 7 tonight. The group meets on 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.

Christian Center hosts special speakers

The Kalifornsky Christian Center will hold special meetings with Henry Gruver, "Prayer Walker to the World," this evening through Sunday. Services will be at 7 tonight and Saturday and 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

Gruver started walking with the Lord on the Skid Row streets of Phoenix when Gruver was 18. Now, at 60, he is still walking with God.

On Aug. 2 at 7 p.m. and Aug. 3 at 10:30 a.m., Mary Glazier of Windwalkers International will be at the center. A Haida Indian born in Ketchikan, Glazier has conducted her mission since 1990.

For more information, call the center at 283-9452. The center is at Mile 17 of Kalifornsky Beach Road.

Apostolic Assembly plans flea market

The Apostolic Assembly of Jesus Christ is planning a flea market from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday 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.

Center celebrates Progress Days

In celebration of Progress Days, the Peninsula Christian Center in Soldotna will present "Fish On!" an original drama featuring Pastor Jim Duncan at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

A potluck and fish fry will be shared after the service and a pie auction is planned to help raise funds for the women's medical mission trip to Swaziland in August.

The center is on the Kenai Spur Highway behind the Salvation Army store. For more information, call 262-7416.

Volleyball camp planned

Winning With Christ sports camps is offering a four-day volleyball camp at the Soldotna Bible Chapel for children in grades seven to 10, from 9 to 11:30 a.m., Monday through Thursday.

To preregister, call Rob Dimick at 262-5095. Registration also will take place Monday at 8:30 a.m. at the chapel.

Grace Lutheran plans Bible school

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. Monday through Aug. 1 at the church on Ciechanski Road one block off Kalifornsky Beach Road. The school is for children 3 years old through eighth grade.

For more information and to register, call pastor Tom Schmidt at 283-6296.

Children invited to Bible school

Children 4 years old through sixth grade are invited to the "Son Harvest County Fair" vacation Bible school from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Aug. 1 at Christ Lutheran Church near the "Y" in Soldotna.

For more information or to register, call the church at 262-4757.

Creationist theologian to speak

John C. Whitcomb, credited with sparking the modern creationist movement in the early 1960s, will speak at Kenai Grace Brethren Church, 406 McCollum Drive in Kenai on Aug. 2 and 3.

A series of lectures with topics including "Dinosaurs and Men" and "The Flood and Modern Geology," will be conducted Aug. 2 at 10 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Aug. 3 at 9:45 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. For more information, call Pastor Jack Johnston at 283-9479.

Bible stories, crafts, games planned

The Sterling Baptist Church is offering Bible stories, crafts, games, puppets, snacks and prizes during its vacation Bible school for children ages four through 12 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 4 to 8.

For more information, call 262-4711.

Russian-America festival slated

The fourth annual Russian-America Festival is scheduled for Aug. 9 and 10 at St. Innocent Orthodox Cathedral on Turpin Street and East 4th Avenue in Anchorage.

Everyone is invited to the festival, which features Russian ethnic and Alaska Native foods, song and dance, arts and crafts and a visit by Bishop Nikolai.

Admission is $2 and a special concert at 4 p.m. Aug. 10 by the Spirit of Orthodoxy Choir costs $15. For more information, call (907) 333-9723.

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 weekends

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.

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.

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