Church News

Lutheran Women’s Missionary League members are hosting a Christmas Bazaar to help fund mission projects locally, nationally and internationally. The Bazaar will be held Nov. 12 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Star of the North Lutheran Church, 216 North Forest Drive in Kenai. Baked goods and craft items will be available for sale to provide funds for mission projects. Past donations have been given to LeeShore Center, Kenai Peninsula Food Bank, Lutheran World Relief, Concordia College, Concordia Seminary, Habitat for Humanity, Alaska Missions for Christ and others. Members distribute all funds to help those less fortunate. For more information call 283-4153 or 398-4846.

Calvary Baptist Church in Kenai has started a new year of Awana Club. Pastor Jon Henry is the Commander this year for the Awana club. Awana is for children from age 3 through sixth grade. The group will meet on Sundays from 5:30-7:15 p.m. at Kenai Middle School. Please make sure that your child arrives no earlier than 5:15 p.m., and that you are waiting to pick him or her up when Awana ends. Use the back door at Kenai Middle School. For more information, visit http://calvarykenai.org/awana.

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.

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