Religion Briefs

Posted: Friday, November 09, 2001

Special guests to speak about ministries

Special guest speakers Richard and Sarah Michalski of Redmond, Wash., will share their ministry at the Trinity Christian Center in Soldotna at 7 p.m. today and at the Soldotna First Assembly of God Church at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

The Michalskis come from a background in Russia, Poland and Czechoslovakia and have ministered in all the eastern block nations. During the Cold War they took Bibles, medicine and other supplies behind the Iron Curtain. Today they take ministry groups to these countries to share the gospel message, encourage Christians and give humanitarian aid. The services are open to the public.

For more information about the Trinity Christian Center service, call 260-6187. There will be a nursery available at the 10:30 a.m. SolFirst service.

Bible classes started

Kenai Fellowship Church will hold a 10-week Sunday morning Bible class based on Philip Yancey's book, "Where is God When it Hurts?" Class runs through Jan. 6. It meets from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Worship services begin at 11 a.m.

For more information, call Rick Cupp at 283-7682.

Family game night planned

Star of the North Lutheran Church will have a family game night from 7 to 10 tonight. This event is a fund-raiser to help the church with its building expansion. Refreshments will be available.

For further information, call Ruth Lewis at 260-3320 or Linda Swarner at 283-4366. The church is at 216 N. Forest Drive in Kenai.

Lutefisk dinner to be held

The annual lutefisk and lefse dinner at the Christ Lutheran Church will be held Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. Donations will be accepted at the door. For more information, call 262-4757.

Special services planned at Abundant Life

The Abundant Life Assembly of God Church in Sterling will have special services with David McDonald Saturday at 7 p.m., Sunday at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. and Monday at 7 p.m.

Renee Smith to Minister at SolFirst

The Rev. Renee Smith will minister at Soldotna First Assembly of God at 6 p.m. Sunday. Smith has a powerful healing testimony, having survived a lightning strike in the 1980s. She travels throughout the nation ministering with a gift of prophecy and a love for God's word.

Kenai Aglow sets November meeting

Kenai Aglow will meet Monday at 7 p.m. at The Salvation Army Chapel, 201 N. Forest in Kenai. The speaker will be Michelle Faumui, a pastor's wife, a mother, teacher and worship leader. Her message will be "Push Until Something Happens."

For more information, call 262-2780.

Women's group to meet Tuesday

Peninsula Take A Break, formerly the Christian Women's Club, will hold its annual craft bazaar at its meeting Tuesday. The meeting is at Paradisos Restaurant from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m., and newcomers are welcome. Peggy Aldridge of Anchorage will be the speaker, and music will be provided by Kate Jefferson of Soldotna.

For further information or to make reservations, contact Carolyn at 262-4214 or Linda at 262-4996.

Churches to host Chosen People Ministries rep

Bruce Elman, representative of Chosen People Ministries, will speak at several Kenai area churches. He will speak at Kenai Grace Brethren Church in Kenai at 7 p.m. Thursday about Yom Kippur; the Kenai Messianic Fellowship, which meets in the basement of Good Books and More in Kenai, Nov. 17 at 10:30 a.m. about "The History of the Messianic Movement"; at North Kenai Baptist Church in Nikiski at 11 a.m. Nov. 18 about sharing his testimony; and at New Life Assembly of God Church in Kenai at 6 p.m. Nov. 18 about "The future of Israel."

Chosen People Ministries in a Jewish evangelistic group. Its workers share the gospel message of salvation in Jesus with Jewish people around the world.

Thanksgiving sale to benefit artists

The women of Soldotna United Methodist Church are sponsoring a Ten Thousand Villages sale including jewelry, toys, musical instruments and holiday decorations Nov. 23 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Nov. 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Soldotna United Methodist Church on Binkley.

The sale provides fair income to Third World people by marketing their crafts in North America. All proceeds from the sale will return to the program.

The church also is selling Divine chocolate bars. Each bar sold returns a fair price to low-income cocoa farmers in Ghana.

Christmas choir open to community members

The choir at the United Methodist Church of the New Covenant in Kenai is practicing for its Christmas Eve Cantata. Cherie Brewer will direct "Journey of Promises," by Joseph M. Martin. Members of the community are invited to sing with the choir.

Rehearsals are Wednesdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and selected Saturdays at the church. For more information, call Kari Mohn at 283-4258.

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 clarion@alaska.net. For more information, call 283-7551.

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



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