Church Briefs

Posted: Friday, December 31, 2010

'Epic Win' coming for New Year's Eve

"The 2011 Epic Win," New Year's Eve Concert, featuring Manafest (Manafest.net) and Chris Wilson (facebook.com\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 www.centertix.net, 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.

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.

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.

Russian Orthodox prepare for Nativity Celebration

In the Russian Orthodox Church, it is customary to sing the ancient canon at each major vigil until Christmas itself. The recently completed Chapel of The Holy Theophany in Soldotna will be following this tradition.

The church invites you to come and learn to sing it with us in English and in the Russian Church Slavonic languages. The church will pray and sing every Saturday until the Nativity Celebration on Jan. 7. Gatherings take place at 4 p.m. through Jan. 1, 2011, in The Chapel of The Holy Theophany at St. Yakov Center for Orthodox Christian Learning, 37548 Spur Highway, Soldotna. For more information call 907-260-3975.

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.

Free course on Bible Basics

Ever wonder what the Bible's really all about? Want to brush up on Bible history? Curious why there are so many different denominations and want to know the difference? Join us Thursday evenings from 5:30 to 7 p.m., starting Jan. 6, at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, WELS (1 block off K-Beach on Ciechanski Road) for an informative look at the Bible and what it says to us today. To RSVP, or for more information, email Pastor Rob Guenther at pastorguenther@gmail.com or call 907-283-6297.

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 saintlukekenai.com or call 283-5455 for more information.

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 kingjamesbiblystudy@gmail.com.



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