Religion Briefs

Posted: Friday, October 24, 2003

Native fellowship meets tonight

The North Wind Native Fellowship meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Friday of each month at Peninsula Grace Brethren Church, Mile 19.5 Kalifornsky Beach Road.

Every fourth gathering includes a Native potluck. Family and friends are invited to the interdenominational Native outreach. A children's ministry is provided for children in fourth grade and under. For more information, call Van or Vide Van Velzor at 260-3293.

Religious poetry contest held

A $1,000 grand prize is offered in the New Jersey Religious Poets poetry contest with 50 prizes in all totaling $5,000.

To enter, send one poem only of 21 lines or less to Free Poetry Contest, 103 N. Wood Ave., PMB 70, Linden, NJ 07036, or enter online at www.rain The deadline for entering is Wednesday.

Church plans harvest carnival

The Kenai New Life Assembly of God annual Harvest Carnival will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 31 at the church at 209 Princess St. between Kenai Central High School and Pizza Hut.

The event offers a safe evening of fun for children ages 3 to 11, with games with prizes and candy, food, a cake walk and the Jumping Dinosaur. Game tickets are 25 cents each at the door. Parents are asked to bring their children for an evening of fun. For more information, call 283-7752.

New church to start in Soldotna

The Matrix Church is going to start at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 9. Matrix giving birth to something new is a new kind of church delivery specifically targeting single parents and children, but it also is going to reach out to young couples with children and grandparents with grandchildren.

The Matrix template uses pop culture, puppets, lip synchs to popular tunes, drama and electronic techniques to communicate spiritual values. The motto for this new church is, "This is not your mother's church."

Matrix will provide free snacks and lunch fixings along with some gas cards. Initially, services will be monthly, with more services added as the Matrix grows. Location is yet to be determined. For more information call 262-7416.

Clothes2Go open Wednesdays

The Inlet Faith formerly Aurora Heights Assembly of God Clothes2Go is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays to meet people's clothing needs.

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.

Christian poetry sought

The Christian Fine Arts Society is offering a $1,000 grand prize in a special religious poetry contest, free to everyone. Fifty prizes will be awarded totaling almost $5,000.

To enter, send one poem of 21 lines or less to Free Poetry Contest, 9588 Thornbush Lane, Fishers, IN 46038.

People also may enter online at www.freecon The deadline is Nov. 8.

Poems may be written on any subject as long as there is a spiritual reference. Entrants' names and addresses must appear on the page with the poem. A winners list will be sent to all who enter.

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 For more information, call 283-7551.

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

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