Church Briefs

Posted: Friday, December 20, 2002

Children present musical

The children at Mount Redoubt Baptist Church will present a musical, "The Plane Truth About Christmas," tonight at 7 and Sunday at 11 a.m. at the church in North Kenai.

Director Pam Moore invites the community to attend.

Clothing ministry open

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

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

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

'Longest Night' service planned

The third annual "Longest Night Service" will be at 7 p.m. Saturday at Soldotna United Methodist Church.

The service, a time of remembrance and renewing hope, invites members and people from the community who have or are experiencing grief at any level.

Included will be scripture readings, music and candle lighting.

Hosts for the service are Soldotna United Methodist, North Star United Methodist, Christ Lutheran and Church of the New Covenant.

For information, call 262-4657.

Christmas music performed

The Kenai Performers will be featured at the Peninsula Christian Center's "Old-Fashioned Christmas" at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

The group, dressed in period costumes, will sing traditional Christmas music in four-part harmony on a stage with a turn-of-the-century setting.

An annual potluck will follow.

The Christian center is behind The Salvation Army store on Kenai Spur Highway in Soldotna.

Jesus' birth celebrated

The Apostolic Assembly of Jesus Christ in Soldotna celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ with a praise and worship service at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, which 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 information or to arrange transportation to the event, call 262-5909, 262-9693, 262-4469 or 260-5916.

Potluck and musical planned

An all-community Christmas musical program and potluck will begin at 5:45 p.m. Sunday 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 information, call Delores at (907) 567-3424 or Kathryn at (907) 567-3310.

Cantata service scheduled

The United Methodist Church of the New Covenant in Kenai will conduct its annual candlelight cantata service at 7 p.m. Christmas Eve.

The cantata, "Rejoice Believers," will be conducted by Cherie Brewer and narrated by Jim Heim. The service closes with "Silent Night" and each person will be given a candle to light, which they may take home.

All are welcome. The church is located across the street from the Boys and Girls Club. For information, call 283-7868.

Christmas Eve service slated

The public is invited to a candlelight Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church and School on Ciechanski Road, one block off Kalifornsky Beach Road.

Children will present "The Heavenly Stranger," and the audience may participate by singing some favorite Christmas carols.

A one-hour Christmas song and scripture festival is planned for 11 a.m. Christmas day.

For information, call Pastor Tom Schmidt at 283-6297.

Bible Chapel features choir

The community is invited to a Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m. at the Soldotna Bible Chapel, 300 W. Marydale Drive. The choir, directed by Gary Lindman, will perform "He Started the Whole World Singing." Guest soloist will be Daniel Johnston of This Hope.

Children's bell choir featured

The New Life Kids Bell Choir will be featured during the Kenai New Life Assembly of God Christmas Eve 7 p.m. service.

The public is invited to the service, which will also include candle lighting, Christmas hymns and communion. The service is for the entire family. The church is located at 209 Princess St. in Kenai. For information, call 283-7752.

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. Tuesday.

Healing Rooms open every Friday and Saturday

The Healing Rooms, a Bible-based Christian ministry in Kenai, is now 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 information, call Ben Eby at 283-4404.

Friendship closet open Wednesdays

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

The clothing closet is located at the church on the corner of McGahan and Marie Avenue, near Mile 27 of Kenai Spur Highway in Nikiski. For 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, 2003, at the Kenai Christian Church, 104 McKinley Street, 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 are also 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 or by sending a stamped self addressed envelope to A Matter Of Faith, Arrowhead Publishing, P.O. Box 1472, O'Fallon, Mo., 63366.

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