Church Briefs

Posted: Friday, December 03, 2010

Christmas cookie sale begins

The Apostolic Assembly of Jesus Christ holds its 31st annual Christmas Cookie sale. Assorted Christmas cookies will be for sale by pre-order only. The cost is $5 per dozen. Orders for 50 dozen or more the cost will be $4 per dozen. Place your cookie order by Wednesday, Dec. 8. Call Liz at 262-5525 or Diane at 262-1714. Cookies are available for pick-up or delivery on Wednesday, Dec. 15. We are limited to how many orders we will be able to fill so call soon. Thank you and have a wonderful Christmas season.

'Epic Win' coming for New Year's Eve

"The 2011 Epic Win," New Year's Eve Concert, featuring Manafest ( and Chris Wilson (, takes place Dec. 31, from 8 p.m. to midnight, at Peninsula Grace Youth Center and Auditorium, Mile 19.5 K-Beach Road, Soldotna. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Purchase online at, King's Treasures Kenai or at the Peninsula Grace Youth Center. For information, contact Morgyn Huber, 598-3614.

Cherish the Light ceremony

Cherish the Light will be held Friday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m. at Our Lady of the Angels, 225 S. Spruce St., Kenai. This is a candlelight prayer service to celebrate those who have brought light into our lives and to whom we've said goodbye. Please bring a candle to carry and set in a place of honor. For information, call 283-4555.

Clothes Quarters open weekly

Clolthes Quarters, at Our Lady of the Angels Church, 225 S. Spruce St, Kenai, is open every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and he first Saturday of every month from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 283-4555 for more information.

Life skills course available

The Soldotna church of the Nazarene will be holding Life Skills International class Learning to Live Learning to Love. The class runs 26 weeks, with asliding scale fee. Contact the church for more information at 262-4660, or Mary Glaves, facilitator, at 398-6318.

Christmas for Kids on tap

Grace Lutheran Church and School will host "Christmas for Kids," a program to share the real meaning of Christmas, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, at the church off K-Beach Road, one block down on Ciechanski Road. Kids ages 3 years old to sixth-grade may attend. There will be Bible teaching, singing, arts and crafts, games and cookie decorating. A hotdog and veggie lunch and 15-minute "Christmas by the Kids" concert for the parents will be held at 1 p.m. For more information or to register, call Pastor Rob Guenther at 283-6297 or visit us online at

New Missionary couple at the Merit Inn

Pastors Rick and Pia Beckers are a missionary couple residing at the Merit Inn as missionaries assisting Love Inc. in supporting the homeless and the poor. Pastor Rick and Pia's vision is to assist the needy and the homeless both here in Kenai and in the bush. On Sundays from 11 a.m. to noon we have church services followed up by fellowship and lunch. You are welcome to come visit us. As missionaries dedicated to the Lord's work we have been called specifically to assist the poor and the sick. If your heart is to support those in need then visit our website:, or call Pastor Rick if you care to donate a lunch on Sundays. Email: May the Lord restore the lives of those who have fallen or are suffering in the name of Jesus, Amen.

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.

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.

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