Religion briefs

Posted: Friday, November 15, 2002

Lutefisk and lefse dinner offered

Christ Lutheran Church will offer its annual lutefisk and lefse dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the church on the Kenai Spur Highway near the Soldotna "Y." Donations will be accepted at the door. For more information, call 262-4757.

Home for the holidays event slated

A Home for the Holidays brunch including speakers, vintage fashions and a holiday gifts show, is slated for Tuesday, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Solid Rock Conference Center, Mile 90.5 Sterling Highway, Soldotna.

Claudette Barber, owner of Claudette's Folk Art and Collectables, will present the fashions and gifts, and Donna Embree will speak about being happy to have a place to call home.

Admission is $7, which includes nursery services. Anyone planning to attend must make reservations no later than Saturday, by phone at 262-4996 or by e-mail at

Native outreach fellowship to meet

The North Wind Native Fellowship, an inter-denominational Native outreach, meets at 7 p.m. today at Peninsula Grace Brethren Church, 44175 Kalifornsky Beach Road in Soldotna. Meetings are held every other Friday. Every fourth gathering is a Native potluck.

A children's ministry is provided for children up to fourth grade. For more information, contact Van or Vide Van Velzor at 260-3293.

Christmas bazaar planned

A Christmas bazaar, sponsored by the Lutheran Women's Missionary League and AAL-Thrivent Branch No. 7310, will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Star of the North Lutheran Church, 216 N. Forest Drive in Kenai.

Handcrafted items and baked goods will be available. All proceeds benefit local, national and international mission projects.

Great dads seminar planned

The Alaska Men's Ministry is offering a Great Dads seminar from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Faith Christian Community, Parkside Campus, 7801 E. 32nd Ave., Anchorage. To register, call 907-337-2135.

Clothing ministry open

The New 2 You clothing ministry of the First Baptist Church of Soldotna is open from 1 to 3 p.m. every first and third Saturday of the month. To participate in the ministry, call Joy at 262-0641.

Healing Rooms open weekends

Healing Rooms, a Bible-based Christian ministry in Kenai, is now open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Friday and Saturday.

Healing Rooms is located across from the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center on the Kenai Spur Highway next to Little Ski-Mo.

Its mission is to bless the Kenai Peninsula and Alaska cities in the area of divine healing. For information, call Ben Eby at 283-4404.

Friendship closet open Wednesdays

The Aurora Heights Assembly of God Friendship Closet is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays to meet people's clothing needs.

The closet is located at the church on the corner of McGahan and Marie avenues, near Mile 27 Kenai Spur Highway in Nikiski. For information, call 776-8723.

Bible study groups meeting

Precept Bible Study is studying Hebrews on Thursdays at 1 p.m. in the Soldotna Bible Chapel library.

Precept Bible Study also will study Hebrews on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. at the Kasilof Community Church. For more information, call 283-9235.

Texas group seeks poetry from Kenai

The Texas Poetry Alliance is offering a $1,000 grand prize in its annual spiritual poetry contest, which is open to the public.

No entry fee is required and everyone is invited to submit a poem. Over $4,500 in cash and prizes will be awarded. To enter, send one poem 20 lines or less to: Free Poetry Contest, 3412-A Moonlight Ave., El Paso, Texas 79904. Or enter online at

The deadline for entering is Dec. 7. A winners list will be sent to all entrants. The editors reserve the right to publish the winning poems online or in print.

Writers sought for faith anthology

Writers from Alaska are invited to share their own experiences of the power of prayer and faith in an anthology to be published in the latter half of 2003.

The anthology, "A Matter Of Faith," is being compiled by Arrowhead Publishing to provide examples of the positive power of prayer. Writers are invited to submit essays of up to 750 words that share their own experiences of how their faith has helped them meet major challenges in their journey through life.

Anyone whose work is selected will share in the royalties from book sales.

Information on this project is available at or by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to A Matter Of Faith, Arrowhead Publishing, P.O. Box 1472, O'Fallon, Mo. 63366.

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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