Church news

The congregation of the Kenai United Methodist Church will be blessing their Hospitality House on Sunday. The Hospitality House is designed to serve the needs of those needing housing while receiving long term care through the Central Peninsula Hospital. It can be a home away from home for patients and their caregivers. The service of blessing will start at 11:30 a.m. as part of the regular worship service. Dennis Tidwell, Terri Tidwell, Bruce Berget and Mike Dimmick will speak about their experiences of the support needed by caregivers and their loved ones and how provided housing can help. The Kenai United Methodist Church is located at 607 Frontage Road in Kenai. The Hospitality House is adjacent to the church on Bluff Street.

■ Birch Ridge Community Church will have Vacation Bible School on August 4-8 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Our theme is Flight School, and kids ages 4-5th grades are welcome. Call 260-6705 for more information.

■ The Midnight Son Seventh Day Adventist Church proudly presents Son of Treasure Island VBS, June 23-27 at 10 a.m. Open to ages 3 and up. It is free. Church is located at Mile 8.4 Kenai Spur Highway in Kenai. For more information contact Charce Dunn at 260-9331.

■ Ninilchik Community Vacation Bible (non-denominational) Camp will be held July 7-11, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Kenai Peninsula Fair grounds. Ages 4-15 years. Snacks provided. Call Grace Huhndorf at 907-394-3714 to register or for information.

■ Vacation Bible School will be held July 7-11 at Peninsula Grace Brethren Church, located at mile 19.5 on Kalifornsky Beach Road. This free VBS is offering classes for kids ages 2 through fifth grade. Come check out the awesome live band, cool weird animals theme, and delicious snacks! VBS is 6-8 p.m. each night.

Apostolic Assembly of Jesus Christ Sunday School is hosting a free end of the summer Carnival 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. August 24 where kids can participate in fun activities like a cupcake walk, face painting, build your own picture frames, and also enjoy hot dogs, chips and ice cream. Register by August 22. The carnival will be at Apostolic Assembly of Jesus Christ Sunday School (Mile Post 89 on Sterling Highway – turn right on Murray Lane by Zimco Construction). For more information, contact Tracey at 262-1423 or Sherry at 262-0853 for registration. If kids need a ride to AAJC Sunday School, please call Jeremiah at 398-1184.

The Soldotna Food Pantry is open every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for residents in our community who may be experiencing food shortages. The Food Pantry is located at the Soldotna United Methodist Church at 158 South Binkley Street. Non-perishable food items or monetary donations may be dropped off at the church Tuesdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Thank you for your support.

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 283-7868 or email kumcalaska@gmail.com.

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 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.

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