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Church Briefs

Posted: Friday, September 19, 2003

Evolution debate tape shown in Homer

A taped debate between Dr. Dent Hovind and anthropology professor Ben Waggoner on whether the theory of evolution is science or religion will be shown in two parts at 7 p.m. Saturday and Sept. 27 at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 210 Pioneer Ave. in Homer. All are welcome and free pizza will be served following each half of the 150-minute debate.

Call Lana Clymer at (907) 235-3490 to arrange transportation.

Conference begins Sunday

Abundant Life Assembly of God Church in Sterling will host a statewide conference with Paul Keith Davis and Shawn Bolz from Sunday through Thursday.

The theme of the conference is "Releasing the Glory of God in Alaska." The church is at Mile 81.5 of the Sterling Highway. For more information and registration, call 262-7266.

Group to discuss public school origin

The Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship will hear a brief history on the origin of the public school system beginning at 10 a.m. Sunday at Bridges Community Center, on Kasilof Avenue across from the Fred Meyer Store in Soldotna.

Vicki Pate will moderate the presentation. For more information, call Marie at 283-9369.

Author to speak in Kenai

Women of all ages are invited to attend "One Desire," a gathering featuring author and nationally known speaker Janet Thompson, at 6 p.m. Sunday at the New Life Assembly of God Church, 209 Princess Drive, Kenai.

Thompson is the founder and director of About His Work Ministries and author of "Woman to Woman Mentoring." Traveling and speaking with her is Jane Crick, a mentoring ministry team member. For more information, call Pastor Renee Duncan at 262-7416.

AWANA clubs begin

The First Baptist Church of Kenai will begin its AWANA clubs Oct. 5, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church on Kenai Spur Highway. For more information, call Joy McCaul at 283-7672.

Fall festival announced

The MoAdim Messianic Fellowship has announced its fall festival schedule.

On Sept. 26, an Erev Shabbat dinner and Rosh Hashana celebration will take place at the Kenai Merit Inn. Admission is free, but reservations are required. The fellowship also will conduct a Rosh Hashana and Shabbat celebration at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 27 at the Kenai Merit Inn followed by Taschlich at the Kenai Beach at 1 p.m.

Special readings are scheduled for 6 p.m. Oct. 5 for Yom Kippur. On Oct. 6, a dinner is planned for 6 p.m. to break the fast.

A family retreat from Oct. 10 to 19 is planned for Sukkot. The cost is $75 per person for the weekend or $150 for the entire week. Everyone is welcome and children under 5 may attend free.

Call 283-5621 for more information.

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 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.

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 clarion@alaska.net. For more information, call 283-7551.

The deadline for Friday submissions is 5 p.m. Tuesday.



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