Every first and third Sunday of every month, seventh- through 12th-graders are invited to hang out at the Peninsula Grace Brethren Church youth center from 6 to 8 p.m. to showcase their talent from singing to beatboxing and poetry, or simply to hang out and enjoy a beverage from its coffee shop. For more information, call Jeremy at 394-6449 for more information.
Saint Luke Lutheran Church offers several faith strengthening opportunities during the week.
The parish's Wednesday 10:30 a.m. fellowship/study is focusing on Leviticus. We attempt to cover one chapter a session and meet at 48095 Andrews Avenue for approximately one hour.
Our Wednesday evening activities take place at the Parish Hall, 43055 Kenai Spur Highway, and consist of a potluck fellowship, Vespers Service and detailed analysis of basic Christian doctrine, currently focusing on the Holy Spirit's work in directing the Christian life.
The fellowship/potluck begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by Vespers at 6:30 p.m. and study from 7 to 8 p.m. Visit saintlukekenai.com or call 283-5455 for more information.
A King James Bible study group meets at 7 p.m. on Thursdays on East Echo Lake Road in Soldotna and also offers "live" teachings on Skype video. For more information, call 262-3507 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 located at Our Lady of the Angels at 225 South Spruce Street in Kenai is open from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Wednesdays and from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. the first Saturday of each month. For more information, call 283-9371 or 283-4555.
The Lighthouse Community Church will hold Recovery Now, a scripturally based recovery program, at 7 p.m. Fridays.
The program is for anyone who is or has dealt with addiction of any kind. For more information, call 252-6445.
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.
Clothes ministry ongoing
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 following events will be hosted by Soldotna Woman's Aglow on Wednesdays at the Peninsula Christian Center.
For more information call 262-9399 or e-mail email@example.com
* Study of Esther by Beth Moore is held at 10 a.m., Fellowship begins at 9 a.m. Childcare provided and all faiths are welcome.
* From 10 to noon there will be a new video series.
Do you or someone you know have an incarcerated family member or friend? There is a new program in Alaska called Kairos Outside. A Kairos Outside Weekend is a no-cost retreat for women who now have (or have had) relatives and/or friends in State and Federal prisons, jails, youth facilities, or who have been incarcerated themselves. These women are treated as Guests of Kairos Outside. A Kairos Outside weekend is planned for September 10-12 at a retreat center in Soldotna. For more information, please contact Karolann at 907-262-4958 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
EnLa Gloria Ministries invites women seeking God to a Ladies Night Out. It meets at 6:30 p.m. Mondays at 818 Cook Avenue in Old Towne Kenai across from the Oiler's Bingo Hall.
For more information, call Maria at 776-3731 or 398-9387.
The following churches will hold vacation Bible School
* The Sterling Baptist Church VBS theme is Egypt. Children ages 2-12 years old may attend Aug. 2-6 from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information, call 262-4711.
* Soldotna Methodist Vacation Bible School "High Seas Adventure" is the theme, and we will be sailing with Paul on August 2--6 from 9--11:30 a.m. at 158 S Binkley Street. Age 4 through 6th grade. To register, call 262-4958.
* The Church of Christ in Nikiski at Mile 25.5 will host VBS Aug. 9-11 from 5 to 6 p.m. There will be a meal, and from 6-8 p.m. will be singing, classes, crafts and activities. Theme: Jesus' parables VBS for all ages. Call Cy Cox 776-7660 or 776-3370.
* Calvary Baptist Church, 208 Lawton Drive, Kenai. Come and learn with about Decoding the Mystery of Life with the Egypt File. Aug. 2-6 from 6-8 p.m. for ages 4 years old to sixth grade. Visit Web site at www.kenaicalvary.org or call 283-4781 for more information.
Kalifonsky Christian Center will host a free "No Holding Back His Presence Youth Revivals" from Aug. 8-13 at the center at Mile 17 K-Beach Road.
Featured speakers will be Ruben Reyes, Isaia Faumui and Arun Michael. The worship leaders will be Shelby Smith and Adam Nath. Event times are 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.
For youth ages seventh grade and up. For more information, call Kelsie Remsen at 252-8423.
* Overflow, a free interdenominational worship event will be held at Abundant Life Church on July 30-31. Free food, free camping, good music, and fun for all ages, at the corner of Mile 81.5 Sterling Highway and Otter Trail in Sterling.
* Joe "Joey" Jackson will be speaking at Abundant Life Church on Aug. 1 at 10 a.m. Jackson played for the New York Jets and Minnesota Vikings as a defensive end. He finished second in quarterback sacks as a rookie. He attended and played for the New Mexico State University and was also elected to the New Mexico State University hall of fame. He was later pick in the fifth round of the 1972 NFL Draft by the New York Jets. He was in the Superstar Sports Magazine all rookie team.
Grace Lutheran Church and School at 47585 Chiechanksi Rd. will hold an open house on Aug. 2 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., and Aug. 3 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information call 398-3213 or 283-9690.
Area churches are invited to submit information on current or upcoming Bible studies, open houses, events or special functions.
For more information call Nan Misner at 335-1241 or e-mail email@example.com.
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