Church Briefs

Annual day of service upcoming

On Saturday, the four Central Kenai Peninsula congregations of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have planned several community service projects for their Annual Day of Service in collaboration with other area non-profit organizations. There will be service opportunities for all ages, including activities requiring both skilled (remodeling, repair, heavy equipment) and non-skilled assistance and handicrafts. The public is invited to participate. For more information contact Stan Steadman at 262-2365 or sego56@hotmail.com.

Catholic Churches plan classes, workshops

— Foundations of Faith Community nursing, a course offering registered nurses advanced training in care of the Spirit, will be held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 222 West Redoubt Ave., Soldotna on Oct. 1-4 and 16-17. Contact Jane Fellman for further information at 262-9009.

— Evening of Lectio Divina: Lectio Divina is one of the great treasures of Christian Tradition of Prayer. It means Divine Reading and is a reflective reading of Scriptures. Kess Frey from Anchorage will be leading an evening of study and practice of Lectio Divina today from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at O’Neill Hall, 222 West Redoubt Avenue, Soldotna. Contact Meg Zerbinos at 398-4831 if you have any questions or more information is needed.

— Introduction to Centering Prayer Workshop: Centering Prayer is a simple method of a daily prayer practice designed to facilitate the development of Contemplative prayer by preparing our faculties to receive this gift. Kess Frey will be leading an introductory Centering Prayer workshop on Saturday from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Our Lady of the Angels, Kenai. Lunch will be provided. Contact Meg at 398-4831.

Peninsula Grace plans Harvest Carnival

Peninsula Grace Church’s annual Kid’s Harvest Carnival will be Oct. 30 from 6:30-8 p.m. The event is free to attend and will feature hotdogs, games, candy, puppet show, and the carnival’s first ever chili cook-off! For more information, visit www.pgkids.webs.com or call the church office at 907-262-6442.

Soldotna Food Pantry open weekly

The Soldotna Food Pantry is open every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for residents in the community who are experiencing food shortages. The Food Pantry is located at the Soldotna United Methodist Church at 158 South Binkley Street, and all are welcome. Non-perishable food items or monetary donations may be dropped off at the church on Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. or on Sunday from 9 a.m. until noon. For more information or if you have questions, please call 262-4657.

United Methodist Church provides food pantry

The Kenai United Methodist Church provides a food pantry for those in need every Monday from noon to 3 p.m. The Methodist Church is located on the Kenai Spur Highway next to the Boys and Girls Club. The entrance to the Food Pantry is through the side door. The Pantry closes for holidays. For more information contact the church office at 907-283-7868.

United Methodist Church provides food pantry

First Baptist Church Soldotna, located at 159 S. Binkley Street, is re-opening its Clothes 4 U program. It is open on the second and fourth Saturday of each month from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. All clothing and shoes are free to the public.

Clothes 4 U at First Baptist Church

Clothes Quarters at Our Lady of the Angels Church is open every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and the first Saturday of every month from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 907-283-4555.

 

Submit church announcements to news@peninsulaclarion.com.

More in Life

Frenchy Vian, who posed for many photographs of himself, was acknowledged as a skilled hunter. (Photo courtesy of the Viani Family Collection)
Unraveling the story of Frenchy, Part 2

In fact, Frenchy’s last name wasn’t even Vian; it was Viani, and he and the rest of his immediate family were pure Italian

File
Minister’s Message: Share God’s love even amidst disagreement

We as a society have been overcome by reactive emotions, making us slow to reflect and quick to speak/act and it is hurting one another

This image shows the cover of Juneau poet Emily Wall’s new book “Breaking Into Air.” The book details a wide array of different birth stories. (Courtesy Photo)
A book is born: Juneau author releases poetry book portraying the many faces of childbirth

It details “the incredible power of women, and their partners”

Lemongrass chicken skewers are best made on a grill, but can be made in the oven. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion
On the strawberry patch: Tangling with waves

Lemon grass chicken skewers top off a day in the surf

This photo of Frenchy with a freshly killed black bear was taken on the Kenai Peninsula in the early 1900s. (Photo courtesy of the Viani Family Collection)
Unraveling the story of Frenchy, Part 1

The stories were full of high adventure — whaling, mining, polar bear hunting, extensive travel, and the accumulation of wealth

File
Seeing God’s hand in this grand and glorious creation

The same God of creation is the God that made me and you with the same thoughtfulness of design, purpose and intention

Chewy and sweet the macaroons are done in 30 minutes flat. (Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
Sophisticated, simplified

When macarons are too complicated, make these delicious, simple macaroons

Michael S. Lockett / capital city weekly
Gigi Monroe welcomes guests to Glitz at Centennial Hall, a major annual drag event celebrated every Pride Month, on June 18.
Packed houses, back to back: GLITZ a roaring success

Sold-out sets and heavy-hitting headliners

Michael Armstrong / Homer News 
Music lovers dance to Nervis Rex at the KBBI Concert on the Lawn on July 28, 2012, at Karen Hornaday Park in Homer.
Concert on the Lawn returns

COTL line up includes The English Bay Band, a group that played in 1980

Marcia and Mary Alice Grainge pose in 1980 with a pair of caribou antlers they found in 1972. The sisters dug the antlers from deep snow and detached them from a dead caribou. (Photo provided by Marcia Grainge King)
Fortune and misfortune on the Kenai — Part 2

In Kasilof, and on Kachemak Bay, in Seldovia and later in Unga, Petersen worked various jobs before being appointed deputy marshal in 1934