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Religion Briefs

Posted: Friday, July 28, 2000

Higginbotham to speak at focus workshopP>

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 Saturday 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.

Soldotna church to hold Bible school

Holy Word Studios will present a vacation Bible school program at Soldotna Church of the Nazarene from Monday to Aug. 4 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day. Children from preschool to grade six may participate.

The program will feature crafts, games and Bible drama with the theme "Where Kids Star in God's Story."

For more information, call 260-3168.

Grace Lutheran Bible classes planned

"Mission Impossible" is the theme for the vacation Bible school at Grace Lutheran Church. Classes are Monday through Aug. 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The program will use Detective Digger to help make discoveries.

Parents and friends will be able to see what the children learn with the closing program at 11 a.m. Aug. 6.

For more information and to register, call 283-9551.

Sterling bible school starts Monday

Sterling Lutheran Church will hold a vacation Bible school Monday through Aug. 4. Classes will be from 9 a.m. to noon for ages 3 through sixth grade. A group of adults and youths from Tacoma, Wash., will instruct the classes, which include activities and games.

For more information, call Pastor Jim Pearson at 262-5359.

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 www.friendlypoets.com.

For more information e-mail John Scribner at john@mighty.net.

"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 grassroots poets."



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