Church Briefs

Posted: Friday, October 15, 2004

Special anniversary services planned

Pastor and Mrs. S.C. Churchill are celebrating their 20th year of pastoring to the Kenai United Pentecostal Church and 37 years of presenting the full Gospel to the Kenai area. Special services with guest speakers will continue this weekend in their honor. Today at 7 p.m. there will be a service with the Rev. Jerry Jones of St. Louis, Mo., the secretary-treasurer of the United Pentecostal Church International. Saturday at 2 p.m. will be an anniversary service with Jones and dinner to follow the service. On Sunday at 2 p.m., Jones will again present a special service at the church.

The Kenai United Pentecostal Church is at Mile 16.5 Kenai Spur Highway in Kenai. For more information, call 283-4949 or 283-5860.

Guest speaker to conduct service

The Soldotna Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship has resumed its weekly schedule for the winter with a guest speaker. Dr. Richard Gay will conduct a service at 10 a.m. Sunday. Gay, now retired, is ordained in the Methodist and Unitarian-Universalist faiths.

The public is invited and the fellowship meets at the Bridges Community Center, next to Buckets on the Sterling Highway in Soldotna.

For more information, call Marie at 283-9369.

40 Days of Purpose Campaign slated

Peninsula Christian Center in Soldotna has begun a 40 Days of Purpose Campaign on Oct. 9. The program is a worldwide effort involving an estimated 13,000 churches from 60 denominations. The center of the campaign is a book called "The Purpose Driven Life" by Rick Warren, senior pastor at one of the country's largest churches, Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif.

During its 40 Days of Purpose Campaign, Peninsula Christian Center is communicating God's five purposes for people worship, fellowship, discipleship, ministry and evangelism through a weekly message by the pastor, a personal or family daily devotional reading, a weekly Scripture verse that everyone memorizes, a weekly small group lesson and a daily e-mail of encouragement.

Peninsula Christian Center is behind The Salvation Army Store on the Kenai Spur Highway in Soldotna. For more information, call 262-7416.

Women's prayer group to meet

Nikiski Aglow has begun a Beth Moore Bible study that meets every Wednesday for the next four weeks at 9:30 a.m. at North Star Methodist Church, Mile 25 of the Kenai Spur Highway. For more information, call Bev Berdahl at 776-8022.

Gloria Ministries founder to speak

Don Kistler, founder and president of Soli Deo Gloria Ministries, Inc., will speak during a two-day series at Kenai Grace Brethren Church on Oct. 23 and 24.

Editor of all the Soli Deo Gloria reprints, Kistler is the author of "A Spectacle Unto God: The Life and Death of Christopher Love" and "Why Read the Puritans Today?"

On Oct. 23, he will speak about worship from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. On Oct. 24, he will speak about holiness at the morning worship service at 10:30 and about the love of God during the evening service at 6.

For more information about the Soli Deo Gloria Ministries, visit the Web site, All are welcome to attend. For more information, call 283-9479.

Gospel of John presented

Professional actor and church man Brad Sherrill will present the entire Gospel of John in an engaging way at 7 p.m. Oct. 26 at Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna.

A video sample of the two-hour performance is available from Dale Kelley at Soldotna United Methodist Church.

A $10 donation will benefit international children's relief through Church Women United, the Episcopal Church, the Lutheran Council of Anchorage, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Anchorage and the United Methodist Alaska Missionary Conference.

If you have a public service announcement or upcoming function for your local church, fax your information to 283-3299, e-mail it to or bring it by the Clarion office in Kenai. For more information, call 283-7551. The deadline for Friday submissions is 5 p.m. Tuesday.

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