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Soldotna Bible Chapel will be hosting This Hope! Saturday at 7:00 p.m. Come be a part of an evening that will comfort, encourage and challenge you to fall in love with a God who cares deeply for you. Soldotna Bible Chapel is located at 300 W. Marydale.

The annual Lutefisk and Lefse Dinner will be from 5-7 p.m. Saturday at Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna, Mile 1/4 of the Kenai Spur Highway. Donations will be accepted at the door. For more information, call 262-4757.

A Prophecy Conference, “Understanding The End Times,” with Keith Fletcher, will take place at 7 p.m. Nov. 12-13 and at 10 a.m. Nov. 16 at Kenai United Pentecostal Church, 43682 Kenai Spur Highway in Kenai.

The Sterling Pentecostal Church is sponsoring a Fall Festival on Nov. 14 at the Sterling Community Center. It will be an exciting time for the kids with games, prizes, candy, and food. The activities begin at 3:30 p.m. and will continue to 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome for a fun family night.

Faith Lutheran Church in Homer will host its annual Scandinavian dinner Nov. 15 at 5 p.m. Call 907-235-7600 to reserve tickets. The dinner includes live entertainment and a menue of Swedish meatballs, lutefisk, fresh lefse and pickled herring and more.

Lutheran Women’s Missionary League members and members from the South Alaska Chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans are hosting a Christmas Bazaar to help fund mission projects locally, nationally and internationally, Nov. 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Star of the North Lutheran Church, 216 N. Forest Drive in Kenai. Baked goods and craft items will be available for sale to provide funds for mission projects. For more information call 283-4153.

The Apostolic Assembly of Jesus Christ is taking orders for its annual Christmas cookie box sale. Assorted Christmas cookies are for sale by pre-order only. The cost is $5 per dozen, or $4 per dozen for ordes of 20 dozen or more. Call Liz at 262-5525 or Diane at 262-1714 by Dec. 4 to place an order. Cookies will be ready for pick-up or delivery on Dec. 10.

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.

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.

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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