Church news

Youth at our Lady of the Angels to perform Stations of the Cross

The youth at Our Lady of the Angels, Catholic Church will be performing the Stations of the Cross today at 6 p.m. with a meatless soup supper to follow. An encore performance will take place on Sunday at noon. All are welcome. For more information please contact the Parish Office at 283-4555 or ladyoftheangels@gmail.com.

Passover service recreated

Jesus’ Last Supper was actually a Jewish Passover. Rob Wertheim of Jews for Jesus will re-create the traditional Passover service and explain how it foreshadowed Jesus’ death and resurrection in a presentation called “Christ in the Passover” at Birch Ridge Community Church today at 7 p.m.

Rob Wertheim will set a table with items traditionally used at the Passover meal and detail their spiritual significance. He will also explain the connection between the events of the first Passover in Egypt and the redemption that Jesus accomplished, as well as the deep bond between the ancient Passover feast and the Christian Communion celebration today. Call 907-260-6705 or visit www.birchridgecommunity.org for more information. There is no admission charge.

Spaghetti feed to benefit prison ministry

A spaghetti feed fundraiser to benefit prison ministries at Wildwood Correctional Center will take place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. today at New Life Assembly on Princess Lane in Kenai. The event will include a dessert auction and duck derby. For more information call 907-283-7752.

Garage sale aids efforts to fight malaria

On Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., a fundraiser garage sale will be held at at Soldotna United Methodist Church on Binkley Street in Soldotna. It’s a modest garage sale for a ginormous purpose. All proceeds from this sale will go to Imagine No Malaria, an ongoing and successful commitment by the United Methodist Church to end malaria deaths though the development of an affordable vaccine and bed nets. For more information, call Susie at 283-7469.

Church shares ‘The Jerusalem Experience’

Do your kids think Easter is all about chocolate bunnies and ham dinners? Do they get more excited about cartoon reruns than the Easter story? Then make a change in their Easter this year! Bring your children to “The Jerusalem Experience” where you can use your senses to discover more than ever about the true story of Easter and the depth of Jesus’ love for us.

Bring the whole family to Grace Lutheran Church and School (47585 Ciechanski Road, Kenai) on April 12 from 10 a.m. to noon (“tours” leave every 10 minutes and last about 1 hour, the last tour leaving at noon) for a multi-sensory learning event that covers the last days of Jesus’ life on earth. Meet witnesses from the Bible; taste, touch, feel, and be a part of the Passion story; take a walking journey with your passport in hand and be transported back to the time of Christ. Come, celebrate the resurrection in a whole new experience. For more information, visit www.GraceLutheranKenai.com or call Pastor Rob Guenther at 907-690-1660.

Rapid Response Team to hold training

On Saturday, the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team — a nationwide network of crisis-trained chaplains ready to deploy whenever disaster strikes — will hold regional training in Soldotna to prepare Christians to appropriately respond with the love and hope of Jesus Christ in times of crisis.

The seminar is titled “Sharing Hope in Crisis.” Seminar topics include “Mission to Respond,” “Suffering and Trauma,” “Ministry of Hope,” “Message to Share,” “Communication to a Diverse Community,” and “Messenger to Serve.”

The training will take place 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at Soldotna Bible Chapel, 300 W. Marydale Ave. in Soldotna. There is a registration fee of $25 per person. For more information and to register online, visit http://bit.ly/1q87iid or call 907-262-4865.

Join ‘Family Revival’ at Sterling church

Sterling Pentecostal Church will host a family seminar called “Family Revival” presented by Gordon and Afton Mallory at 7:00 p.m. April 18-20. The Mallorys will share their knowledge and experience from marriage and ministry, including being missionaries to the Philippines, pastor in Hawaii, and an international evangelist. A seminar syllabus is $20, and there is no additional charge for the seminar. Call 262-7240 for more information. The church is located on Swanson River Road at Entrada.

Pilgrimage to Mexico City planned

All are invited to come to a presentation about Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church on April 24, at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. An informational meeting will follow the presentation about the planned pilgrimage. The pilgrimage will take place Jan. 21-27, 2015. For more information call 283-4555.

Sack Lunch Sunday in Kenai

Star of the North Lutheran Church, 216 North Forest Drive in Kenai, will serve free sack lunches every Sunday starting at 1 p.m. For more information, call 283-4153 or visit www.sotnlc.org.

Food Pantry open weekly

The Soldotna Food Pantry is open every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for residents in our community who may be experiencing food shortages. The Food Pantry is located at the Soldotna United Methodist Church at 158 South Binkley Street. Non-perishable food items or monetary donations may be dropped off at the church Tuesdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Thank you for your support.

United Methodist Church provides food pantry

The Kenai United Methodist Church provides a food pantry for those in need every Monday from noon to 3:00 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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