Church Briefs

Posted: Friday, July 25, 2008

PCC to celebrate progress

Peninsula Christian Center, behind The Salvation Army store on the Kenai Spur Highway in Soldotna, will celebrate Progress Days with a illustrated sermon, special music from guest Joel Kopp and a fish fry.

The illustrated sermon is based on a Hungarian emigrant who road his bike out of eastern Europe in the 1950s. The painting by local artist Dennis Johns, features a 1950s garage complete with a late 1940s Ford pick-up. The illustrated service will be held at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

Following the 10:30 service, a fish fry potluck and pie auction will be held. It is open to the public and RV parking is available. For more information, e-mail James Duncan at

Vacation Bible schools offered

* Grace Lutheran Church and School will hold its vacation Bible school "Soaring High in VBS" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Aug. 1 at the church on Ciechanski Road, one block off Kalifornsky Beach Road. Youth ages 3 through eighth grade will take "five hot air balloon flights" to California, Brazil, Yellowstone Park, Lake Michigan and Hawaii. Bible studies, games and crafts are planned. Admission is free, however families will need to provide a sack lunch. For more information, call Pastor Tom Schmidt at 283-6297 or Laura Ganshow at 398-9548.

* Nikiski Church of Christ will hold its vacation Bible school for youth ages 4 years old through sixth grade from 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Tuesday through July 31 at Mile 24.5 of the Kenai Spur Highway. Bible classes and refreshments are planned. For more information, call 776-7660.

* Sterling Baptist Church will hold vacation Bible school from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 4 through 8 at the church at Mile 83.4 of the Sterling Highway. The "Amazon Expedition -- the ultimate trek through time" will feature songs, crafts, games, snacks and dramas. Youth ages 4 to 12 years old will hear the "Seven C's of History." For more information, call 262-4711.

Destiny Conference continues

The Soldotna Church of God's annual free Destiny Conference continues through Sunday at the church on the corner of Binkley Street and Redoubt Avenue in Soldotna. Weekday morning services begin at 10:30 a.m. with a Bible study and evening meetings begin at 7 p.m. Sunday services will be held at 9 and 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

The conference is designed to offer spiritual rejuvenation and fellowship. Featured guests include Grammy award winning Gospel artist Sherman Andrus, Evangelist and artist Dr. David Bishop, Pastor of The Rock Church in Arizona Kevin Goff, worship Pastor of Passionate Praise Frank Montgomery, 2007 ICMA Musician of the Year Denise Agajanian, Pastor Kent Redfearn from Muldoon Community Assembly and Pastor Rick Benjamin of Abbott Loop Community Church.

Destiny Kids Power Lab will be available for children ages 4 to 12. Praise and worship, crafts, science experiments, theater and games are planned.

A live concert will be held today. Featured guest will include Andrus and Agajanian and Montgomery, along with a host of local singers.

The conference is open to the public. A free nursery will be available for all meetings.

For more information, call Pastor Humphries at 907-262-4729.

Kids activities offered

First Baptist Church of Nikiski on the corner of Kenai Spur Highway and Island Lake Road offers a Kids Club from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays. Children in grades one through six may attend. There will be group games, prizes, craft, activities and stories are planned. Transportation will be available if needed. For more information, call Sharon at 690-1119.

Echo Lake Bible study ongoing

A King James Bible study group meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays on East Echo Lake Road. For more information, call Jep Hensen at 262-3509.

Nikiski Aglow meeting set

Nikiski Aglow meets at 10 a.m. Wednesdays at North Star United Methodist Church at Mile 25.5 of the Kenai Spur Highway. Women may attend Bible study, prayer and worship.

For more information, call 776-8022.

Clothes Quarters open

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.

Free clothes available

Clothes 4 U Ministry offers free clothing to benefit the community 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 Lily at 260-4806.

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