Church News

The Catholic churches of the Kenai Peninsula, (Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Soldotna, Our Lady of the Angels in Kenai, St. John the Baptist in Homer, and St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Ninilchik) are gathering to celebrate our faith and the 50th anniversary of the Archdiocese of Anchorage. You are invited to join us for the celebration with a concelebrated Mass at 11 a.m. at Soldotna Creek Park on Aug. 7, followed by an old-fashioned picnic and games, until 4 p.m. Please bring a side dish to share.

For more information, please call the office at 262-5542.

Vacation Bible School (VBS) at Kasilof Community Church will take place Aug. 8-Aug. 12, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Children ages 3 years through sixth grade are invited to attend. For more information, please call 262-7512.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help will begin Perpetual Garage Sales through August for various ministry outreaches: Prison Ministry, Haiti Housing Project, A Place at the Table. Garage Sales will be held at the Redemptorist Center at 222 West Redoubt Avenue, Soldotna, on August 5-6, 12-13, and 26-27. Times for the sale are Fridays 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Items may be also dropped off at the building, Tuesdays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, contact Pat at 262-5250.

A Place at the Table, a new outreach ministry at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic church, will offer a hot meal and fellowship, and blood pressure checks to anyone interested. The meal is every fourth Sunday of the month, from 4-6 p.m. at Fireweed Hall, located on campus at 222 west Redoubt Avenue, Soldotna.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help would like to invite other churches who would like to join this ministry, to perhaps pick up one of the other Sunday evenings in the month.

Please call for information: 262-5542.

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.

FBCS Clothes 4 U, located at Binkley and Little streets, is open on the second and fourth Saturday each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Clothes and shoes are free to the public.

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.

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.

It’s Vacation Bible School at First Baptist Church Soldotna, 159 S. Binkley Street in Soldotna, Aug. 1-5 for age 4 through grade 6 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Become submerged in God’s Word and explore below the surface in the deep blue sea through crafts, games, snacks, songs and learning about how Jesus sees people for who they are deep down.

For further information, call 907-262-4304 or e-mail fbcs@alaska.net.

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