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Church Briefs

Posted: Friday, October 30, 2009

"Trunk or Treat" in Kenai

Kenai Christian Church will hold their annual event on Saturday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. In addition to the "Trunk or Treating," there will be free food, beverages, hot dogs, mac and cheese, puppet theater, live music and lots of fun.

This is a safe, family friendly event and there is no charge. Everyone is welcome. The church is located at 104 McKinley St. in Kenai. on the corner of Spur Highway and McKinley. For more information call the church at 283-4559.

Nikiski Neighbors starts holiday programs

Nikiski Neighbors, a community-wide, broad-based group of individuals and community groups is putting together their Noel Tree Program to benefit families who are going through tough times. This program is intended to provide two clothing item needs and one item that matches the interests of the child, for example, if the child's interest is reading, then a book would be purchased.

All families living north of milepost 15.5 can apply, though we request that applicants not apply to other programs for assistance during the Christmas holiday season. Applicants will be contacted by a member of the committee to confirm the application and to verify the actual needs of the family. Applications are available at the office window at Nikiski North Star Elementary School. Talk with Mrs. Kelso if you do not see them. For further information, contact Rev. Laura Skiba at 776-8732.

This is how to help: Attend meetings with your own ideas and input, volunteer to help with packaging the gifts, adopt a child or two from the Noel Tree at M&M Market and/or feel the satisfaction of adopting an entire family for the holiday season.

Any help or donation, in the "Red Boxes" or given directly to Nikiski Neighbors is appreciated.

* Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets

In addition to the Noel Tree program, there are also two other opportunities to benefit families going through tough times. Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets (boxes) are available that include a complete holiday dinner to prepare at home. Apply for the Christmas basket on the "Nikiski Christmas Holiday Program" application. The Thanksgiving food basket has a separate application. Both need to be turned in by Nov 15 to the addresses listed on the applications.

Nikiski Aglow meeting set

Nikiski Aglow invites women to join our meetings on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. at Nikiski New Hope Building. Current bible study: Anointed Transformed Redeemed with video by Priscilla Shirer, Beth Moore and Kay Arthur. This is a study of David's life. For information call Lena at 776-8841.

Oktober Fest planned

Everyone is invited to an Oktober Fest from 6 8 p.m. on Saturday at Grace Lutheran Church and School. The event features a German village and the "Black Forest." There will be "Root Beer Garden," bratwurst and polka music. Kids: play "The Black Forest Hunter," "The Nutcracker Race," "The Pretzel Throw" and many other carnival like games. Candy prizes. Adults are encouraged to enter the "best soup contest" and/or the "best dessert contest." Funny costumes are encouraged, please no wicked ones. Children must come with adults. Good, godly, fun. The event is on Ciechanski Road, one block off K-Beach Road. For more information call Pastor Tom Schmidt, 283-6297.

Trunk-n-Treat in Sterling

The Sterling United Pentecostal Church will be hosting their "trunk-n-treat" event on Saturday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Games, treats, prizes, hot chocolate and a bonfire will be part of the festivities. The church is located on Swanson River road at Entrada. All are welcome.

Soldotna Woman's Aglow meets

Soldotna Woman's Aglow meets from 9:30 a.m. to noon Wednesdays at the Peninsula Christian Center. Childcare is provided. All faiths welcome.

AWANA Club continues

Calvary Baptist Church will run its AWANA Club ministry for kids from age 3 years old through to sixth grade from 5:15 to 7:15 p.m. Sundays throughout the school year at the Kenai Recreation Center. AWANA Club includes games, stories, songs and Bible memory. Kids have a chance to earn prizes by learning verses and winning games.

Call Pastor Joel at the Church at 283-4781, or go to our Web site: www.kenaicalvary.org.

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 283-9371 or 283-4555.

The Religion page prints every Friday in the Clarion.



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