Peninsula Clarion - Religion

Posted: Friday, December 07, 2007

Cookie sale Saturday

Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church will hold its 13th annual cookies "buy" the pound holiday bake sale from 10 a.m. until cookies are gone Saturday at the church at 225 S. Spruce St. in Kenai. Proceeds will benefit the youth group activities. For more information, call Mary Kennedy at 776-8328.

Christmas event slated

Grace Lutheran Church and School will host "Christmas for Kids" for children, age 3 to sixth grade from 9:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Saturday.

Kids will learn the meaning of Christmas, make a Christmas tree decoration, sing and learn a few carols, decorate cookies, make a Christmas card, have a hot dog lunch with chips, play holiday games and be in a 15-minute Christmas concert for parents at 1 p.m.

Parents are welcome to drop off their kids and go Christmas shopping. For more information, call Pastor Tom Schmidt at 283-6297.

Dinner, auction fundraiser set

The Sterling Lutheran Church will hold a spaghetti dinner and silent auction for baked goods from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Sterling Senior Center. Proceeds will assist Kent Aslett's village mission work and radio ministry in Nicaragua.

The cost is $8 for adults, $6 for children or a donation of $25 for families. For more information, call 262-5359.

Matrix Church to meet

The Matrix Church will meet at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Peninsula Christian Center behind The Salvation Army in Soldotna. The program will feature "The Stars of Bethlehem", interviews with angels, animals, shepherds, Joseph, Mary and others.

In addition there will be games, door prizes, an Alvin and the Chipmunks lip-sync, puppets and more. Food bags and a chance to win a gas gift card will be offered. For more information, call 262-7416.

Youth clubs to meet

Good News Clubs will hold Christmas parties immediately after school Tuesday at Sterling and Soldotna elementary schools and Aurora Borealis Charter School; and Thursday at Kalifornsky Beach, Mountain View and Redoubt elementary schools and Cook Inlet Academy.

Each party will celebrate with the Christmas story, songs, games and have refreshments. Parents must provide transportation following the one hour club meetings. For more information, call Phyllis at 262-9605.

Women invited to brunch

The Peninsula Take A Break will hold a coffee brunch from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Solid Rock conference center at Mile 90.5 of the Sterling Highway.

Featured speakers include Shawna Shields, co-owner of Coffee Roasters, who will dispel some myths about coffee; Marcia Heinrich will sing; Kitty Romersberger, a novice quilter and former RN, will share how she exchanged pieces of a chaotic life for everyday peace in her inspirational talk "I Spy Quilting."

The cost is $10. Childcare is provided. For more information, call Susan at 335-6789.

Christmas program offered

The Apostolic Assembly of Jesus Christ on Murray Lane, Mile 89 of the Sterling Highway will host the following Christmas events: at 7 p.m. Wednesday the Sunday School childrens' presentation of a play entitled "O, Come Let Us Adore Him"; at 7 p.m. December 19 a service in honor of Jesus' birthday will be held; and at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 23 a worship service will feature special music including the Christmas cantata "The Way He Came."

Events are open to the public. For more information, call 262-9693 or 262-3165. For transportation, call 262-9693 or 262-0853.

Grief support group to meet

Soldotna United Methodist Church holds a life, love, loss support group from noon to 1 p.m. on the first and third Monday of the month at the church at 158 S. Binkley St. Any type of loss is open for discussion in the group. Attendees are asked to bring a brown bag lunch. For more information, call Richard at 262-4657.

Church news sought

Area churches are invited to submit information on current or upcoming Bible studies, open houses, events or special functions.

Photos from events also may be submitted. Please include date, location, names of people, a brief description of the activity and a contact name and phone number. Photographs with address on the back will be returned.

For more information call 335-1241, e-mail, fax to 283-3299, drop it off at our office at 150 Trading Bay Drive in Kenai or mail information to P.O. box 3009 Kenai AK 99611.

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