Church news

Missionaries share work in Africa

Keith and Beth Ikerd, former residents of Sterling, will be ministering at the Sterling Pentecostal Church December 11 and 14. They will be sharing reports of their missionary efforts in Namibia, Africa. The Dec. 11 service will be at 7:00 p.m. The service Dec. 14 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.

Cookies benefit church youth

Our Lady of the Angels 21st annual Cookies “Buy” the Pound fundraiser is on Dec. 6, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and Dec. 7, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Homemade cookies and treats will be sold by the pound.  All proceeds go to youth activities, including our summer mission trip.  Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church is located 225 S. Spruce St in Kenai. Any questions please call 283-4555.

Apostolic Assembly plans Christmas activities

Apostolic Assembly of Jesus Christ Sunday School Department will present the play, “In Bethlehem” on Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. This Christmas message will be performed by the children in story and song. Refreshments will be served in the fellowship hall immediately following the play. Everyone is invited to attend this special service commemorating the birth of Jesus. Transportation can be arranged by calling 262-9693 or 260-4488.

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 Sunday, 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.

Service of Hope at Star of the North

On Dec. 14 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.

First Baptist hosts women’s Bible study

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.

Bible study with Nikiski Aglow

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 kids club meets

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.

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 283-7868 or email kumcalaska@gmail.com.

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