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Church Briefs

Posted: Friday, August 31, 2007

After-school children's group planned

The Soldotna United Methodist Church will hold an after-school program from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Children may arrive as early as 3:30 p.m. Children in grades kindergarten through fourth may attend. Youth in grades five and up will be used as helpers.

The curriculum is called "Live Big" and help children coming to know the love of God through Jesus, music, art, theater, dance, laughter, sign language, discussion, imagination, entertainment, sight, sound, graphics, hands-on activities, stickers, games, crafts, snacks, Bible stories, worship, prayer and helping students grow as children of God by taking what they learn into their everyday lives.

For more information or to register, call Karolann Whetsell at 262-4958.

Church celebrates 50 years

Kenai New Life Assembly of God will celebrate its past 50 years at 6 p.m. Sept. 8 at the church at 209 Princess Street. On Sept. 9 at 10:30 a.m. it will give a presentation "Looking forward: Vision for our Future." Highlights will include former pastors and photographs starting at July 1957. It is open to the public. For more information, call JoLynn Brown at 283-5358.

Children's Bible club begins

Sterling Baptist Church will begin a weekly children's Bible club from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at the church on the Sterling Highway and the corner of Swanson River Road. Some of the planned activities are games, prizes, Bible stories and songs. Youth in grades kindergarten through sixth may attend. For more information, call 262-4711.

Soldotna Aglow Bible study slated

Soldotna Day Aglow will begin a 12-week Beth Moore bible study on Daniel beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Peninsula Christian Center at the corner of Cohoe and Farnsworth in Soldotna behind The Salvation Army. The topic will be how to develop integrity in an enticing world and will explore prophecy from the time of Daniel through the second coming of Christ.

Coffee, fellowship and a door prize drawing will be held at 9:30 a.m. Babysitting will be provided.

Aglow is a transdenominational organization of Christian woman. For more information, call 262-2569 or 260-4980.

Clothes Quarters open

The Clothes Quarters is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays at 225 S. Spruce St. in the back of Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church in Kenai. The store sells clothes and free trade coffee. For more information, call Margaret at 283-9371 or Joan at 283-4555.

Women's retreat planned

Point To Hope Ministries Holy Spirit Encounter Women's Retreat will be held Sept. 7 through 9 at Solid Rock Bible Camp. The retreat will feature Nancy Haney and eight guest speakers. The cost is $90 by Saturday or $110 after.

For more information, call Lisa McDonald at 260-3159. To register, call Debbie Grimes at 776-8108 or go to www.pointtohope.org.

Thursday Bible study offered

Kenai First Baptist Church will begin its new Bible study "A Woman's Heart: God's Dwelling Place" at 10 a.m. Sept. 13 in the church fellowship hall. New footage and updated graphics are included. Child care will be available. For more information, call Carole at 283-7772 or Joy at 283-7672.

Grief support offered

Soldotna United Methodist Church holds a "Life Love Loss" support group from noon to 1 p.m. on the first and third Monday of the month at the church at 158 S. Binkley St.

Any type of loss is open for discussion in the group. Attendees are asked to bring a brown bag lunch.

For more information, call the Rev. Richard Whetsell at 262-4657.

Financial study group planned

Financial Peace University will hold 13-week study groups that will teach attendees how to approach their finances from Biblical principals at beginning Sept. 11 at Kenai Fellowship Church. The two hour meeting will consist of a video presentation by Dave Ramsey followed by workbook group question and answer sessions. Some personal homework assignments will be given

Some of the topics will be saving for college, saving for retirement, credit card debt, stewardship of money and learning how to control money resources.

It is open to the public. The cost is $99 for those who do not finish the course or free for those who complete it.

For more information and class times, e-mail andylong@easilink.com or www.daveramsey.com.

Church news sought

Area churches are invited to submit information on current or upcoming Bible studies, open houses, events or upcoming special functions. Photos from events also may be submitted. For more information call 335-124, e-mail news@peninsulaclarion.com, fax to 283-3299 or drop it off at our office at 150 Trading Bay Drive in Kenai.



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