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Religion Briefs

Posted: Friday, December 13, 2002

Christmas musical tonight

Performances of "Hope Has Come," a musical of the Peninsula Grace Brethren Church, are scheduled for 7 p.m. today and Saturday at Mile 19.5 of Kalifornsky Beach Road.

Tickets for the annual musical are $5 each and include a Christmas dessert served at intermission. Tickets may be purchased by calling the church office at 262-6442 or online at www.peninsulagrace.org.

Native fellowship to meet

The North Wind Native Fellowship, an inter-denominational Native outreach, meets at 7 p.m. today at Peninsula Grace Brethren Church, 44175 Kalifornsky Beach Road, Soldotna.

People are asked to bring some finger food and meet some brothers and sisters of the Lord. Meetings are held every other Friday. Every fourth gathering is a Native potluck.

A children's ministry is provided for children in fourth grade and under. For more information, contact Van or Vide Van Velzor at 260-3293.

Holiday kids program planned

Children from 3 years old to sixth grade are invited to play games, decorate Christmas cookies, make Christmas cards for loved ones and learn the true meaning of Christmas at a "Christmas For Kids" program from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Grace Lutheran Church, one block off Kalifornsky Beach Road on Ciechanski.

Also at 1 p.m. Saturday, a 15-minute "Christmas Kids Concert" will be presented to all the parents.

The free event allows parents to do their last-minute Christmas shopping. To register or for more information, call Christin Leckwee at 283-7888.

Singles conference slated

Faith Christian Community of Anchorage is hosting a single adult and a single parent conference at its Parkside Campus.

The single adult conference will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and the single parent conference will be from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Sunday.

Both conferences are free and will feature guest speaker Barbara Schiller. Child care will be provided.

For information, call Alice at (907) 337-2135.

Christmas musical presented

The Calvary Kids Club of Calvary Baptist Church will present a Christmas musical called "'Twas the Last Mailing Day Before Christmas" at 6 p.m. Sunday at the church, 208 Lawton Drive, Kenai.

Created by Jim Custer, Bob Hoose and Dennis and Nan Allen, the musical presents a message of hope through sharing with someone else. Pastor Phil Reemtsma invites the public to attend. For more information, call 283-4781.

Jesus' birth celebrated

The Apostolic Assembly of Jesus Christ in Soldotna will celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ all month long.

On Wednesday, the assembly celebrates with the annual "Birthday for Jesus" service at 7 p.m.

A praise and worship service at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 22 will include the performance of the cantata "The Way He Came" sung by the church choir. Other musical selections will be featured and the service will close with a special Christmas message.

For more information or to arrange transportation to any of the events, call 262-5909, 262-9693, 262-4469 or 260-5916.

Clothing ministry open

First Baptist Church of Soldotna's ministry "New 2 U" is collecting used toys in good condition to be given away Dec. 21, from 1 to 3 p.m. at 159 N. Binkley Ave.

The church's New 2 You clothing ministry is closed for the month of December.

For more information or to donate toys, call Joy at 262-0641.

Potluck and musical planned

An all-community Christmas musical program and potluck will begin at 5:45 p.m. Dec. 22, in the Carol Bock Hall of the Ninilchik Fairgrounds.

People are asked to bring their favorite dish to the potluck. Actors, a choir and soloists will present "Have You Heard the News?" For more information, call Delores at (907) 567-3424 or Kathryn at (907) 567-3310.

Healing Rooms open

The Healing Rooms, a Bible-based Christian ministry in Kenai, is open every Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Healing Rooms is located across from the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center on Kenai Spur Highway next to Little Ski-Mo. Its mission is to bless Kenai Peninsula and other Alaska cities in the area of divine healing. For more information, call Ben Eby at 283-4404.

Friendship closet open Wednesdays

The Aurora Heights Assembly of God Friendship Closet is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays to meet people's clothing needs.

The clothing closet is located at the church on the corner of McGahan and Marie Ave., near Mile 27 of Kenai Spur Highway in Nikiski. For more information, call 776-8723.

Precept Ministries training institute planned

Precept Ministries International will conduct a training institute for students, leaders and potential leaders Jan. 16, 17 and 18 at the Kenai Christian Church, 104 McKinley St., Kenai.

Sponsored by Precept Ministries International of Chattanooga, Tenn., the institute teaches inductive Bible study skills for those preparing to lead discussion groups. Bible study observation, interpretation and application skills also are taught.

Persons interested in attending the training institute are asked to call Valerie Morin at 283-7403 or Tammy Anthony at 776-8574.

Writers sought for faith anthology

Writers from Alaska are invited to share their own experiences of the power of prayer and faith in an anthology to be published in the latter half of 2003.

The anthology, "A Matter Of Faith," is being compiled by Arrowhead Publishing to provide examples of the positive power of prayer. Writers are invited to submit essays of up to 750 words that share their own experiences of how their faith has helped them meet major challenges in the journey through life.

Anyone whose work is selected will share in the royalties from book sales.

Information on this project is available at www.arrowpublishing.net or by sending a self addressed stamped envelope to A Matter Of Faith, Arrowhead Publishing, P.O. Box 1472, O'Fallon, Mo., 63366.

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 clarion@alaska.net. For more information, call 283-7551.

The deadline for Friday submissions is 5 p.m. Tuesday.



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