Church Briefs

Posted: Friday, December 18, 2009

Christmas concert planned

Dirk and Cheryl Zwiebels will perform a Christmas concert at 10 a.m. Sunday at Sterling Lutheran Church.

Cookie sale planned

St. Luke Lutheran Church will have a cookie sale on Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m. at Mile 16 of the Kenai Spur Highway. Cookies will be $5 per dozen. Call 283-5455 for more information.

Soldotna Church of God holds play

Soldotna Church of God presents a hilarious Christmas Play called, "The Kind Christmas Visitors," the sequel to, "A Watt Family Christmas," from a few years ago. Come join us at 6 p.m. on Sunday. For more information call 262-4729.

Savior of the Nations

Star of the North Lutheran Church at 216 North Forest Drive will have a children's Christmas service on Sunday at 11 a.m. Children will wear costumes representing various countries around the world celebrating the theme, "Savior of the Nations." After the service the youth will be serving a variety of soups and breads. This will serve as a fundraiser to help defray their expenses to attend the Nation Youth Gathering in July.

Miracle on Bethlehem Street

Apostolic Assembly of Jesus Christ Sunday School Department will present the play, "Miracle on Bethlehem Street", at 7 p.m on Wednesday. Refreshments will be served in the fellowship hall immediately following the play.

The AAJC Choir will present its annual cantata, "The Way He Came" at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday. 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, as a birthday party for Jesus, with special music and the giving of gifts to the work of the Lord. Everyone is invited to attend. Transportation can be arranged by calling 262-9693.

Church to transform into Bethlehem

College Heights Baptist Church will put on reenactments of the Nativity scene nightly at 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday at the church on Kalifornsky Beach Road. More than 100 actors will participate in recreating old Bethlehem playing merchants, food vendors, craftsmen, clergy and other citizens.

Attendees will be able to stroll around a wall city and see demonstrations of historic crafts, King Herod's court and see the nightly parade of the three Kings bringing treasures to baby Jesus.

For more information call 260-9363.

Nikiski Aglow meeting set

Nikiski Aglow meets at 10 a.m. Wednesdays at Nikiski New Hope Building.

Current Bible study is "Anointed Transformed Redeemed." A study of David's life.

For information call Lena at 776-8841.

Saturday Bible study on tap

The Nikiski Nazarene Church will hold a Bible study on Esther at 9:30 a.m. Saturdays at the church at Mile 18 of the Kenai Spur Highway.

It is open to all women.

For more information, call 776-8022.

Clothes Quarters open

The Clothes Quarters located at Our Lady of the Angels at 225 South Spruce Street in Kenai is open from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Wednesdays and from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. the first Saturday of each month.

For more information, call 283-9371 or 283-4555.

AWANA Club continues

Calvary Baptist Church will run its AWANA Club ministry for kids from age 3 years old through to sixth grade from 5:15 to 7:15 p.m. Sundays throughout the school year at the Kenai Recreation Center. AWANA Club includes games, stories, songs and Bible memory. Kids have a chance to earn prizes by learning verses and winning games.

Call Pastor Joel at the Church at 283-4781, or visit

Nikiski Neighbors starts holiday programs

Nikiski Neighbors, a community-wide, broad-based group of individuals and community groups is putting together their Noel Tree Program to benefit families who are going through tough times. This program is intended to provide two clothing item needs and one item that matches the interests of the child, for example, if the child's interest is reading, then a book would be purchased.

All families living north of milepost 15.5 can apply, though we request that applicants not apply to other programs for assistance during the Christmas holiday season. Applicants will be contacted by a member of the committee to confirm the application and to verify the actual needs of the family. Applications are available at the office window at Nikiski North Star Elementary School. Talk with Mrs. Kelso if you do not see them. For further information, contact Rev. Laura Skiba at 776-8732. This is how to help: Attend meetings with your own ideas and input.

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