Church news

In what is an annual tradition, the Apostolic Assembly of Jesus Christ will hold a birthday party for Jesus, with special music and the giving of gifts to the work of our Lord. This celebration of Jesus’ birth will be held on Dec. 17, at 7:00 p.m. On December 21, at 5:30 p.m., the Apostolic Assembly of Jesus Christ Choir will present its annual cantata, “The Way He Came.” There will be more special music and a Christmas message concluding the service. All are welcome to attend these services celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. For questions, please call 260-4488.

Keith and Beth Ikerd, former residents of Sterling, will be ministering at the Sterling Pentecostal Church Sunday. They will be sharing reports of their missionary efforts in Namibia, Africa. The service will be at 11:00 a.m. followed by a potluck. The church is located on Swanson River Road and Entrada. Please go to sterlingpentecostalchurch.com or call 262-7240 for more information.

Grace Lutheran Church and School will host “Christmas for Kids,” a program to share the real meaning of Christmas, from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the church off Kalifornsky Beach Road, one block down on Ciechanski Road. Kids ages 3 years old to sixth-grade may attend. There will be Bible teaching, singing, arts and crafts, games, and cookie decorating and a 15-minute “Christmas by the Kids” concert for the parents at 11:45 a.m. Drop off the kids and get your Chrismas shopping done! For more information or to register, call Pastor Rob Guenther at 283-6297 or visit us online at www.GraceLutheranKenai.com​/C4K.

On Sunday at 4 p.m., Star of the North Lutheran Church, 216 Forest Drive in Kenai, in conjunction with Love In The Name Of Christ, will be offering a “Service of Hope” for those who have a hard time dealing with the holiday season. The purpose of this service is to share the encouragement of God’s Word in the company of His well-loved people, and that those who are hurting receive blessing, hope, and comfort. Join us for a service of encouragement from God’s Word.

The Midnight Son Seventh Day Adventist Church is starting a Weekly Women’s Bible Study group Sunday at 2 p.m. The first book to be read is “Unglued” by Lysa Terkeurst. For more information call or text Crystal Sumner at 252-4543.

The Midnight Son Seventh Day Adventist Church is starting weekly children and youth programs January 14 6:30 p.m. There will be Youth Adventist Society for Ages 12-18; Adventurers ages 6-8; Pathfinders ages 9-11; and Tot time ages 5 and under. To register or for more information call or text Toni Loop 740-1476.

Calvary Baptist Church has resumed its Awana Kids Club on Sunday evenings. The group meets at Kenai Middle School from 5:15-7:30 p.m. All kids, ages 3 through sixth grade, are welcome. See the Calvary Baptist Awana web page for further details and Club schedule: calvarykenai.org/awana.

A nine-week women’s Bible study on I and II Thessalonians, called “Children of the Day” by Beth Moore is under way at the First Baptist Church of Kenai. The group begins with lunch at noon, a video and discussion. Childcare is available. For more information, call Carole at 283-7772 or Kassy at 283-7672.

Nikiski Aglow meets each Saturday morning from 9-11 a.m. at the Nikiski New Hope Christian Fellowship, Mile 23 North Road. All are welcome to attend. Aglow International is founded on prayer and compassionate outreach. It is global in ministry vision, yet rooted in small groups. Nikiski Aglow is hosting the DVD teaching of Graham Cooke with “Game Changers.” The five themes are: 1. How you are known in heaven; 2. Establishing your internal overcomer; 3. Mind of Christ; 4. Reinventing your walk in the fruit of the Spirit; 5. Law of the Spirit of Life in Christ. For information call Bev at 776-8022 or 398-7311 or Paulette at 252-7372.

The Soldotna Food Pantry is generally open every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for residents experiencing food shortages. The Pantry will be closed Dec. 24 and Dec. 31. There will be a Monday opening on Dec. 29 from 11a.m. to 2 p.m. to accommodate clients during the holiday week.

The Food Pantry located at the Soldotna United Methodist Church, at 158 South Binkley Street, now offers a Food Pantry for citizens in the community who are experiencing food shortages. 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.

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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