The following churches will host Christmas events:
* The Apostolic Assembly of Jesus Christ -- The Sunday school will present "The Very Best Gift Ever" for its annual Christmas play at 7 p.m. Wednesday.; On Dec. 17, the church will have a birthday party for Jesus with gift-giving and song service at 7 p.m.; a Christmas cantata "The Way He Came" will highlight the Christmas service at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 21; and the new year will be welcomed in with a Watchnight Service at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 31. Worship, communion, and fellowship will finish out 2008 and bring in 2009. Visitors are welcomed to join at all events. For more information, call 262-3165. For transportation, call 262-9693.
* Grace Lutheran Church and School -- Christmas for kids, a program to share the meaning of Christmas for youth 3 years old through grade six will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Dec. 13 at the church on Ciechanski, one block, off Kalifornsky Beach Road. There will be Bible teaching, handicrafts, old fashioned games, making and decorating Christmas cookies, as well as a Christmas card. There's also will be a free hotdog lunch and a 15 minute "Christmas By The Kids Concert" for the parents" at 1 p.m. For more information or to register, call Laura Ganshow at 398-9548 or Pastor Tom Schmidt at 283-6297.
* The First Baptist Church of Kenai at 12815 Kenai Spur Highway -- Christmas Cantata "Come, Let Us Adore Him" by Lari Goss at 7 p.m. Dec. 13 and 14; and Candlelight service at 7 p.m. Dec. 24. For more information, call Joy McCaul at 283-7672.
The Soldotna Day Aglow meets at 10 a.m. Wednesdays at Peninsula Christian Center for prayer and Bible study, Beloved Disciple, by Beth Moore.
Fellowship and coffee will begin at 9:30 a.m. Baby-sitting will be provided. The center is at the corner of Cohoe and Farnsworth behind The Salvation Army store. For more information, call 262-2569.
The Nikiski Nazarine Church will hold a women's Bible study at 9 a.m. Saturdays at the church at Mile 18 of the Kenai Spur Highway. The eight-week Beth Moore class, titled "Stepping up," will be about Psalms. It is open to all women.
For more information, call 776-8022 or 776-8547.
This Hope, and acappella group who present ministry through music will perform at 7 p.m. Dec. 18 at Soldotna Bible Chapel at 300 W. Marydale Ave. For more information, call Jennifer Duran at 262-4865
Soldotna United Methodist Church conducts a life, love and loss support group from noon to 1 p.m. on the first and third Mondays of the month at the church at 158 S. Binkley St. Any type of loss is open for discussion.
Bring a brown bag lunch. For more information, call Richard at 262-4657.
A King James Bible study group meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays on East Echo Lake Road. For more information, call 262-3509.
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 Pastor Marti Slater at 283-7868.
Nikiski Aglow meets at 10 a.m. Wednesdays at Nikiski New Hope Fellowship at Mile 23 of the Kenai Spur Highway. Women may attend Bible study, prayer and worship.
For more information, call 776-8022, 776-8841 or 776-8691.
The Clothes Quarters is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays at 225 S. Spruce St. behind Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church in Kenai. The store sells clothes and free trade coffee. For more information, call 283-9371 or 283-4555.
Clothes 4 U Ministry offers free clothing to benefit the community 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Photos from events also may be submitted.
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