Peninsula Clarion - Religion

Posted: Friday, December 28, 2007

Father Christmas to deliver message

Dressed in costume as Father Christmas, Norvell Robertson will deliver the message, "A Gift is Not Just a Gift," at the 11 a.m. worship Sunday at United Methodist Church of the New Covenant in Kenai.

"Father Christmas was a real person who did much for the Scottish and English people, and did missionary work in Jerusalem, Constantinople and Spain," Robertson said.

He will read from Matthew 13:10-17.

Following the service will be the monthly congregational potluck. The church is on the Kenai Spur Highway near the Boys and Girls Club in Kenai.

Watchnight service planned

The Apostolic Assembly of Jesus Christ will welcome the new year with a Watchnight service beginning at 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Visitors are welcome to join in worship, communion and fellowship to finish 2007 and bring in 2008.

For more information, call 262-3165. For transportation, call 262-9693.

Marriage workshop set

The Rev. Norvell Robertson will lead a marriage communications workshop from 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 11 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 12 at the Soldotna United Methodist Church, 158 S. Binkley St. in Soldotna.

Nursery and children's activities will be provided. The cost is $20 per family.

The deadline to register is Jan. 5. For more information, call 262-4657 or 398-2253.

Grief support group to meet

A life, love, loss support group meets at Soldotna United Methodist Church, 158 S. Binkley St., from noon to 1 p.m. on the first and third Mondays of the month.

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.

Children's program planned

The Soldotna United Methodist Church will hold an after-school program from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Children may arrive as early as 3:30 p.m.

Children in grades kindergarten through fourth may attend. Youth in grades five and up will be used to help.

For more information, call 262-4958.

Free clothing available

The First Baptist Church in Soldotna has a clothes closet, where free clothing is available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays in the garage at 119 Little St.

Participants are asked use the back door. For more information, call 260-4806.

Children's Bible club offered

Sterling Baptist Church will begin a weekly children's Bible club from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at the church on the Sterling Highway at Swanson River Road.

Some of the planned activities include games, prizes, Bible stories and songs. Youth in grades kindergarten through sixth may attend.

For more information, call 262-4711.

Nikiski Aglow plans meetings

Nikiski Aglow meets at 10 a.m. Wednesdays at North Star United Methodist Church, Mile 25.5 of the Kenai Spur Highway. Women are invited to attend Bible study, prayer and worship.

For more information, call Bev Berdahl at 776-8022.

Thursday Bible study set

Kenai First Baptist Church holds the Bible study, "A Woman's Heart: God's Dwelling Place," at 10 a.m. Thursdays in the church fellowship hall.

Child care will be available. For more information, call 283-7772 or 283-7672.

Clothes Quarters open

The Clothes Quarters is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays at 225 S. Spruce St. behind Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church in Kenai. The store sells clothes and free trade coffee.

For more information, call Margaret at 283-9371 or Joan at 283-4555.

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