Church Briefs

Posted: Friday, December 17, 2010

'Epic Win' coming for New Year's Eve

"The 2011 Epic Win," New Year's Eve Concert, featuring Manafest ( and Chris Wilson (\chriswilsonrock), 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.

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.

Apostolic Assembly plans holiday events

On Sunday, Dec. 19, at 5:30 p.m., the Apostolic Assembly of Jesus Christ Choir will present its annual cantata, "The Way He Came." There will be more special music and a Christmas message concluding the service.

In what is an annual tradition, the birth of Jesus will be celebrated on Wednesday, Dec. 22 , at 7 p.m., as a birthday party for Jesus, with special music and the giving of gifts to the work of the Lord.

Everyone is welcome to attend these special services commemorating the birth of Jesus. For questions, please call 260-4488.

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 a sliding scale fee. Contact the church for more information at 262-4660, or Mary Glaves, facilitator, at 398-6318.

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.

Bible study live or online

A King James Bible study group meets at 7 p.m. on Thursdays on East Echo Lake Road in Soldotna and also offers "live" teachings on Skype video. For more information, call 262-3507 or e-mail

Kids invited to gather

Every first and third Sunday of every month, seventh- through 12th-graders are invited to hang out at the Peninsula Grace Brethren Church youth center from 6 to 8 p.m. to showcase their talent from singing to beatboxing and poetry, or simply to hang out and enjoy a beverage from its coffee shop. For more information, call Jeremy at 394-6449.

Study, fellowship, worship opportunities

Saint Luke Lutheran Church offers several faith strengthening opportunities during the week. The parish's Wednesday 10:30 a.m. fellowship/study is focusing on Numbers. The group attempts to cover one chapter a session and meets at 48095 Andrews Avenue for approximately one hour.

Wednesday evening activities take place at the Parish Hall, 43055 Kenai Spur Highway, and consist of a potluck fellowship, Vespers Service and detailed analysis of basic Christian doctrine, currently focusing on the relevance of ancient Christian doctrine for the 21st Century. The fellowship/potluck begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by Vespers at 6:30 p.m. and study from 7 to 8 p.m. The pastor also offers weekly homilies on the website in written and mp3 formats for those who cannot participate in any of the parish activities in person. Visit or call 283-5455 for more information.

Christmas Cantata Sunday

The Sterling United Pentecostal Church will present a Christmas Cantata Sunday, Dec. 19, at 11 a.m., followed by a dinner. The collection of Christmas music will include presentations by children along with a choir of teens and adults. The church is located on Swanson River Road at Entrada, in Sterling. Everyone is invited to join in rejoicing and worshiping Christ the King.

Christmas Eve service

You are invited to hear the story of the birth of Christ afresh and light candles representing the light of the world. The Kenai United Methodist Church, Marti Slater, pastor; and the River Covenant Church, Frank Alioto, pastor; will host a joint Christmas Eve service of readings and music. The 7 p.m. worship service will include Holy Communion, solos, duets, instrumental performances, children singing special songs and end with the lighting of candles. All are welcome to attend. This joint service will be held at the Kenai United Methodist Church located on the Kenai Spur Highway across from Wells Fargo Bank. For more information call 283-7868.

New name, same Methodist church

The United Methodist Church of the New Covenant in Kenai changed its name at the Nov. 7 All Church Conference. The new name of the church is Kenai United Methodist Church.

Under Pastor Marti Slater, the church provides services to the community such as: a Monday food pantry, from noon to 3 p.m.; a twice annual basement sale; and an annual 9/11 brunch for Kenai firefighters. The church provides meeting space for AA, Al-Anon, Friends of the Kenai Community Library Board, Kenai Totem Tracers Genealogical Society, Habitat for Humanity Board, the Kenai Historical Society and a weekly mothers and childrens group. The church also supports the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank, the LeeShore Center and Love Inc.

The Kenai United Methodist Church is located on the Frontage Road of the Kenai Spur Highway across the street from Wells Fargo Bank.

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