Peninsula Grace has a new senior pastor
On Sept. 30, following the worship service Peninsula Grace Brethren Church voted to call Keith Randall as its senior pastor. Randall is the third senior pastor in the church's 24-year history.
Dan Thornton served as senior pastor for the past 20 years.
Matrix service set
The Matrix service is titled "Getting Ready for the Party." Phoebe and Squirrelly Nelson will be counseled by Dr. Pill on what costumes are appropriate.
The Faith Factory drama team will present skits, games and music. There also will also be prizes, food bags and gas cards given away.
The Matrix Church is a interactive service designed for parents with children to participate together.
The church will meet at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Peninsula Christian Center behind The Salvation Army Thrift Store in Soldotna.
Children's group planned
The Soldotna United Methodist Church will have 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 to help.
The curriculum is called "Live Big" and helps children come 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 and prayer. It helps students grow as children of God by taking what they learn into their everyday lives.
For more information or to register, call Karolann at 262-4958.
Children's Bible club offered
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 include games, prizes, Bible stories and songs. Youth in grades kindergarten through sixth may attend.
For more information, call 262-4711.
Soldotna Bible study slated
Soldotna Day Aglow's Beth Moore Bible study on Daniel continues at 10 a.m. Wednesdays through Dec. 5 at Peninsula Christian Center at the corner of Cohoe Ave. and Farnsworth Boulevard in Soldotna behind The Salvation Army. The topic will be how to develop integrity in an enticing world and explore prophecy from the time of Daniel through the second coming of Christ. Coffee and fellowship will be held at 9:30 a.m. Baby-sitting will be provided.
For more information, call 262-2569 or 260-4980.
Evening Bible studies set
The Kenai Church of God has begun evening Bible studies at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at the church at 14143 Kenai Spur Highway.
Ladies will study Beth Moore's "Believing GOD," men will study "The Man in the mirror" by Patrick Morley and the youth and children's group will have special studies. More information. call Pastor Pete Merkes at 283-4009.
Thursday Bible study set
Kenai First Baptist Church holds the Bible study, "A Woman's Heart: God's Dwelling Place" at 10 a.m. Thursdays in the church fellowship hall. 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 Richard at 262-4657.
Church seeks volunteers, begins Bible study
North Star United Methodist Church is seeking volunteers to help with the breakfast program at Nikiski North Star Elementary School. Church members volunteer Mondays and Lighthouse Community Church members volunteer Fridays. Five volunteers are needed for Tuesdays and Thursdays and three are needed for Wednesdays.
The church will hold a 34-week disciple Bible study from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays. Participants will need to prepare three to four hours a week and meet for one two-hour session a week. Breaks are taken at holidays. Disciple two and three studies also are being planned. For more information, call Laura Skiba at 776-8732.
Parish nursing workshops offered
Parish Nurses of Alaska and Northwest Parish Nurse Ministries, in collaboration with Providence Health System Alaska, will sponsor a training course for nurses interested in parish ministry.
Parish nursing focuses on whole-person care. The first course will be offered at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Soldotna Nov. 1 through 3.
For more information, call Jane Fellman at 398-4524 or e-mail her at email@example.com.
Church harvest, Halloween carnivals slated
Below is a list of church sponsored community carnivals.
* Grace Lutheran Church and School harvest festival featuring carnival games, a costume parade, a soup cook off and cheesecake competition will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 26 at the school. Families are asked to donate a bag of candy for prizes.
For more information, call Dennis Leckwee at 283-9551 or visit www.gracelutherankenai.com.
* Our Lady of Perpetual Help's Halloween carnival will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 26 and from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 27. Games, activities and refreshments will take place in the old Catholic Church at 222 W. Redoubt in Soldotna.
The church also will host an Octoberfest bingo for quilts from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 26. Barbecue pork sandwiches, baked beans, coleslaw, assorted pies and desserts and coffee and hot cider will be served.
For more information, call 262-7801.
* Kenai New Life Assembly of God's harvest carnival will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 at the church at 209 Princess St. The carnival is for children ages 3 to 11. Games, a donkey ride, food, candy, prizes and a jumping balloon castle are planned.
For more information, call 283-7752.
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 Margaret at 283-9371 or Joan at 283-4555.
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 335-1241, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, fax to 283-3299 or drop it off at our office at 150 Trading Bay Drive in Kenai.
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