Church Briefs

Posted: Friday, October 22, 2004

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 Saturday and Sunday.

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 Saturday, he will speak about worship from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. On Sunday, 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, about.html.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. Tuesday 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.

Harvest Carnival planned

Kenai New Life Assembly of God will conduct its annual Harvest Carnival from 6 to 8 p.m., Oct. 31.

Billed as a "safe evening of fun for ages 3 to 11," the carnival features games, a puppet show, cake walk, food, candy and prizes. This year, children are invited to jump in the new Jumping Balloon Castle. Game tickets are 25 cents at the door. The church is at 209 Princess St., between Kenai Central High School and Pizza Hut. For more information, call 283-7752.

Youth to perform musical

Everyone is invited to attend a new musical titled, "Holy Moses," to be performed by 35 young people from kindergarten through junior high age, on Nov. 5 and Nov. 7 at First Baptist Church of Kenai. Admission is free.

Directed by Sheila Bierdeman and Mary Nichols, the musical sings its way through the life of Moses. The Nov. 5 performance is at 7 p.m., and the Nov. 7 show is at 6 p.m. For more information, call the church at 283-7672.

Purpose Campaign started

Peninsula Christian Center in Soldotna began a 40 Days of Purpose Campaign 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 campaign, the center is presenting 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 three 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.

Clothes2Go open

The Inlet Faith formerly Aurora Heights Assembly of God Clothes2Go is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays.

Clothes2Go 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, 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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