Church Briefs

Posted: Friday, November 27, 2009

Christmas concert planned

The Zwiebels, Dirk and Cheryl, will be performing a Christmas Concert at 6 p.m. on Dec. 12 at First Baptist Church of Kenai, 12815 Kenai Spur Highway.

Travel back to old world Bethlehem in Soldotna

College Heights Baptist Church will put on reenactments of the nativity scene three times nightly at 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20 through Dec. 23 at College Heights Baptists Church on Kalifornsky Beach Rd. For more information call 260-9363.

5th Sunday community worship planned

There will be a 5th Sunday community worship service on Sunday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Peninsula Grace Brethren Auditorium on K-Beach. 5th Sunday is a non-denominational entity comprised of individuals from many different church bodies with the goal of promoting unity and togetherness. The only agenda is to worship together in song and enjoy each others' fellowship. Everyone welcome.

Ten Thousand Villages Fair Trade Sale

The Ten Thousand Villages Fair Trade Sale will be held on Friday from 8 to 5, and Saturday from 9 to 4 at Soldotna United Methodist Church on Binkley, behind Safeway.

Hand made items from around the world will be available, including Divine Chocolate. Proceeds are returned to the TTV program. For more information call 283-7469.

Clothes Quarters open

The Clothes Quarters is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church in Kenai, 225 S. Spruce St..

The store sells clothes and free trade coffee.

For more information, call 283-9371 or 283-4555.

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.

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.

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.

Saturday Bible study on tap

The Nikiski Nazarene Church will hold a Bible study on Esther at 9:30 a.m. Saturdays at the church at Mile 18 of the Kenai Spur Highway. It is open to all women. For more information, call 776-8022.

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:

Thrift store open

The Lighthouse Community Church thrift store, The Sandbox, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The store is in the office building next to the church in Nikiski.

Bible study ongoing

A King James Bible study group meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays on East Echo Lake Road in Soldotna. For more information, call 262-3509.

Recovery program offered

The Lighthouse Community Church will hold Recovery Now, a scripturally based recovery program, at 7 p.m. Fridays. The program is for anyone who is dealing with or has dealt with addiction of any kind. For more information, call 252-6445.

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.

For more information, call 260-4806.

Prayer group meets for breakfast

The United Methodist Church of the New Covenant in Kenai hosts a women's prayer and share group at 7 a.m. Mondays at Charlotte's Restaurant in Kenai. It is open to all women. For more information, call 283-7868.

Church news sought

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Area churches are invited to submit information on current or upcoming Bible studies, open houses, events or special functions. For more information call Nan Misner at 335-1241 or e-mail

Photos from events also may be submitted. Please include the date, location, names of people in the photo, a brief description of the activity and a contact name and phone number.

Photos with an address will be returned.

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