Church Briefs

Posted: Friday, November 05, 2010

Bluegrass gospel featured

Bluegrass gospel music will be featured at both worship services this Sunday, Nov. 7, at Christ Lutheran Church, 1/4 mile on the Kenai Spur Highway from the "Y" in Soldotna. Musicians of the local weekly bluegrass jam will be playing gospel music at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Clothes ministry ongoing

The Clothes 4 U Ministry offers free clothing to benefit the community. The ministry is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays at First Baptist Church Soldotna Mission House at 119 Little Ave. in Soldotna. Clothes 4 U accepts clothing donations only. For more information, call 260-4806.

Soldotna Day Aglow Bible Study

Soldotna Day Aglow will start a fall Bible study called "The Love Revolution" by Joyce Meyers.

The focus will be on what love is and how to put it into action. The study will be held at Peninsula Christian Center behind the Salvation Army in Soldotna and will meet every Wednesday. Coffee and fellowship at 9:30 a.m.; meeting starts at 10 a.m. Child care is provided. For more info call 398-6986.

Aglow International meets

Aglow International meets every Wednesday at the Peninsula Christian Center behind the Soldotna Salvation Army. Childcare is provided for free. All faiths welcome. Coffee and visiting starts at 9:30 a.m. and the meeting rund from at 10 a.m. to noon. We are currently reading "The Love Revolution" by Joyce Meyer. The first Wednesday of every month we have a special speaker. For more information call Karen at 262-9399.

Nikiski Aglow studies Matthew

Nikiski Aglow meets at Mile 23 North Road at Nikiski New Hope Fellowship on Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. For the month of October it will be studying the book of Matthew. Contact Beverly Berdahl at 776-8022 for more information.

Kids invited to gather

Every first and third Sunday of every month, seventh- through 12th-graders are invited to hang out at the Peninsula Grace Brethren Church youth center from 6 to 8 p.m. to showcase their talent from singing to beatboxing and poetry, or simply to hang out and enjoy a beverage from its coffee shop. For more information, call Jeremy at 394-6449.

Broken Walls performs

Broken Walls will be at Abundant Life Church, at the corner of Mile 81.5 Sterling Highway and Otter Trail, in Sterling, on Nov. 14, at 6 p.m. This is a free event open to the public.

Broken Walls is a First Nations North American Band led by Jonathan Maracle dedicated to the principles of reconciliation and restoration. This band travels extensively in the U.S., Canada, Europe and South America. You can check them out at www.brokenwalls.com. For more info call 262-7266 or www.abundantlifealaska.org.

Study, fellowship, worship opportunities

Saint Luke Lutheran Church offers several faith strengthening opportunities during the week. The parish's Wednesday 10:30 a.m. fellowship/study is focusing on Numbers. The group attempts to cover one chapter a session and meets at 48095 Andrews Avenue for approximately one hour.

Wednesday evening activities take place at the Parish Hall, 43055 Kenai Spur Highway, and consist of a potluck fellowship, Vespers Service and detailed analysis of basic Christian doctrine, currently focusing on the relevance of ancient Christian doctrine for the 21st Century. The fellowship/potluck begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by Vespers at 6:30 p.m. and study from 7 to 8 p.m. The pastor also offers weekly homilies on the website in written and mp3 formats for those who cannot participate in any of the parish activities in person. Visit saintlukekenai.com or call 283-5455 for more information.

Missions to benefit from holiday bazaar

Lutheran Women's Missionary League members and members from the South Alaska Chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans are hosting a Christmas bazaar to help mission projects locally, nationally and internationally on Saturday, Nov. 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Star of the North Lutheran Church, 216 N. Forest Dr., in Kenai. Baked goods and craft items will be on sale. Anyone can join in volunteer and educational activities hosted by Thrivent Financial. To connect with the South Alaska Chapter of Thrivent Financial, call Carol Norquist at 278-9533.

Catholicism classes available

Classes for anyone interested in the Catholic Church will be held each Wednesday evening at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. The classes are held in O'Neill Hall on Redoubt Avenue at 6:30 p.m. each week. Those attending will learn about the teaching of the Church based on the teachings of Jesus Christ to His disciples.

This process is called the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults or RCIA. Anyone interested in seeking this way of life may call the Rectory to sign up at 262-4725.

Bible study live or online

A King James Bible study group meets at 7 p.m. on Thursdays on East Echo Lake Road in Soldotna and also offers "live" teachings on Skype video. For more information, call 262-3507 or e-mail kingjamesbiblystudy@gmail.com.



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