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Kenai New Life to simulcast Beth Moore presentation

Lifeway Christian Resources is slated to simulcast Bible teacher and author Beth Moore live on Saturday, 9:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. This year’s theme Audacious is a deep dive into the message that has compelled Beth Moore to serve women around the globe. Dove award-winning musical artist Travis Cottrell is slated to lead worship for the event. Kenai New Life Assembly is serving as a host location for the Kenai Peninsula. Tickets are now available at the church office or at the door: women $15, daughters 6-12th grade 1/2 price. Lunch is not included, you are welcome to bring your own or purchase from a food truck on site that day. Kenai New Life Assembly is located at 209 Princess Street, Kenai. Call 283-7752.

Kenai United Methodist plans lay service

Lay Servant Nancy Egbert will bring the message at the Kenai United Methodist Church on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. Her topic is “I Am a Promise.” The scripture will be read by Mike Dimmick. Bill Thompson will be singing “I Am a Promise, I Am a Possibility.” Communion will be served by Rev. Marti Slater, retired United Methodist minister. United Methodists have an open Communion and all are welcome to partake. Pastor Janice Carlton will return to the pulpit on Sept. 20. The Kenai United Methodist Church is located at 607 Frontage Road across from Wells Fargo Bank.

Upcoming annual day of service

On Sept. 19, the four Central Kenai Peninsula congregations of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have planned several community service projects for their Annual Day of Service in collaboration with other area non-profit organizations. There will be service opportunities for all ages, including activities requiring both skilled (remodeling, repair, heavy equipment) and non-skilled assistance and handicrafts. The public is invited to participate. For more information contact Stan Steadman at 262-2365 or sego56@hotmail.com.

Catholic Churches plan classes, workshops

— Foundations of Faith Community nursing, a course offering registered nurses advanced training in care of the Spirit, will be held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 222 West Redoubt Ave., Soldotna on Oct. 1-4 and 16-17. Contact Jane Fellman for further information at 262-9009.

— Evening of Lectio Divina: Lectio Divina is one of the great treasures of Christian Tradition of Prayer. It means Divine Reading and is a reflective reading of Scriptures. Kess Frey from Anchorage will be leading an evening of study and practice of Lectio Divina on Sept. 18 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at O’Neill Hall, 222 West Redoubt Avenue, Soldotna. Contact Meg Zerbinos at 398-4831 if you have any questions or more information is needed.

— Introduction to Centering Prayer Workshop: Centering Prayer is a simple method of a daily prayer practice designed to facilitate the development of Contemplative prayer by preparing our faculties to receive this gift. Kess Frey will be leading an introductory Centering Prayer workshop on Sept. 19 from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Our Lady of the Angels, Kenai. Lunch will be provided. Contact Meg at 398-4831.

Soldotna Food Pantry open weekly

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.

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 907-283-7868.

Clothes 4 U program reopened

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.

Our Lady of the Angels offers clothes quarters weekly

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.

Peninsula Grace hosts Kid’s Harvest Carnival

Peninsula Grace Church’s annual Kid’s Harvest Carnival will be Oct. 30 from 6:30-8 p.m. The event is free to attend and will feature hotdogs, games, candy, puppet show, and the carnival’s first ever chili cook-off! For more information, visit www.pgkids.webs.com or call the church office at 907-262-6442.

 

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