Religion briefs

Posted: Friday, December 07, 2001

Church hosts dessert and show

Peninsula Grace Brethren Church will hold its 12th annual Christmas Dessert today, Saturday, Dec. 14 and 15. The event includes skits, special music, drama, carol singing and the musical "Light of the World," written by Jim and Carol Cymbal of the Brooklyn Tabernacle in New York City. Plus a special holiday dessert.

All performances begin at 7 p.m. at the church, Mile 19.5 of Kalifornsky Beach Road. Tickets cost $5 and can be ordered online at, at the Good Books and More store in Kenai or by calling 262-6442.

Toys sought for ministry

The New 2 U Ministry will have its toy giveaway for those in need in the area communities on Saturday at the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 159 Binkley (the log building), in Soldotna. It will be open from noon to 3 p.m. or until the toys are gone. For more information, call Joy at 262-0641 or Renee at 260-9319.

SolFirst to present 'Christmas in New York'

Soldotna First Assembly of God Church presents its annual Christmas program Sunday at 10:30 a.m. "Christmas in New York" is an original drama set in post-Sept. 11 New York. It asks the question "Can there really be a Christmas after losing the Trade Towers?" and follows the efforts of a tough group of homeless street kids trying to put together their own version of the Christmas story. Helping them understand the story is a children's choir on their way to a performance.

Following the performance, there will be a Christmas potluck. It is open to the public. SolFirst is behind The Salvation Army store on the Kenai Spur Highway. A nursery will be available.

'High Tea with Teddy' planned

Soldotna First Assembly of God will host "High Tea with Teddy" for boys and girls ages 6 and older from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Vintage Moose Tea Room. Children must bring a responsible adult with them, along with their favorite teddy bear, stuffed animal or toy. Cost for the dress-up occasion is $20 per couple and includes "high tea" (light meal), as well as door prizes, special music and storytelling. Seating is limited. To purchase tickets or for more information, contact Pastor Renee Duncan at 262-7416.

Take-a-Break to meet Tuesday

The Take-a-Break group will meet Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at Paradisos Restaurant in Kenai. The speaker and special feature will be Linda Steinmaker, owner and operator of Petal Pushers. She will present ideas for holiday decorating with limited funds. She is a single mom and will share her, "Please, can I do it myself?" approach to life. Call Linda Fox at 262- 4996 or Carolyn Prince at 262-4214 for reservations. Cost of the luncheon is $11. A nursery will be provided.

Children's program scheduled

The Apostolic Assembly of Jesus Christ Church in Soldotna will celebrate the Christmas season with "Love Letters of Christmas," performed by the Sunday school department, ages 1 through 12. The performance will be Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Refreshments will follow. For more information or to make transportation arrangements, call 260-5916, 262-9693 or 262-4469.

Hanukkah celebration planned

The Moadim-Kenai Messianic Fellowship will celebrate Hanukkah, "Festival of Lights," Dec. 16 at 4 p.m. in the basement of Good Books and More at 10767 Kenai Spur Highway, Suite B, in Kenai. For more information, call Debbie at 283-5880 or 283-6421.

Holiday service plans sought

If your church or organization is planning special holiday services, the Clarion wants to know. Include the date, time, location and any other information pertaining to the event. Also, be sure to include a contact person and phone number. The deadline for Friday submissions is 5 p.m. the preceding Tuesday. For more information, call Dori Lynn Anderson at 283-7551.

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. the preceding Tuesday.

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