Church news

On Sunday, all married couples are invited to spend an afternoon together in a Marriage Encounter retreat: Listening to the Heart in the Sacrament of Marriage. This retreat is being hosted by Our Lady of the Angels in Kenai. The event will begin with a sharing potluck lunch at 1 p.m. The retreat will be 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. No charge and no public sharing. Contact the parish office at 283-4555 if you need babysitting or for more details.

Retired Presbyterian pastor Mary Adams will be bringing the message at Kenai United Methodist Church on Sunday, October 5 during the 11:30 worship service. Pastor Adams will be preaching on Ephesians 2:11-22. Her theme is breaking down walls, church unity. The little brown church with the bells is located at 607 Frontage Road in Kenai across the street from Wells Fargo Bank. All are welcome to attend.

A Liturgy of Lament: a healing prayer service for all impacted by abuse and violence will take place on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, 222 West Redoubt Avenue, Soldotna. Archbishop Schweitz will be celebrating the liturgy. October is domestic violence awareness month, so we are pleased to be hosting this evening for the community. LeeShore and Safe Environment from the Archdiocese will be represented. Please extend an invitation to those who might want to participate. Contact the church office at 262-5942 for questions.

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.

A free class on the essential oils of the Bible, led by Toni Loop, will take place at 2 p.m. Oct. 11 at King’s Treasures bookstore in Kenai. For more information, call 740-1476.

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.

Peninsula Grace Brethren Church on K-Beach Road is pleased to announce their fourth annual Kids Harvest Carnival. It will be held on October 29 from 6:30-8 p.m. The carnival features games, candy, hot dogs, temporary tattoos, a costume contest, and a puppet show. Awards for the costume contest will be given at 7:40 p.m. followed by a puppet show. Admittance is free. Supplies are limited to the first 150 kids who come. Please, no scary or inappropriate costumes.

More information can be found at www.peninsulagrace.org or by calling 907-262-6442.

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.

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.

Submit church announcements to news@peninsulaclarion.com.

More in Life

Nick Varney
Unhinged Alaska: Would I do it again?

I ran across some 20-some year-old journal notes rambling on about a 268-foot dive I took

A copy of Prince Harry’s “Spare” sits on a desk in the Peninsula Clarion office on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023, in Kenai, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Off the Shelf: Prince Harry gets candid about ‘gilded cage’ in new memoir

“Spare” undoubtedly succeeds in humanizing Harry

The cast of “Tarzan” rides the Triumvirate Theatre float during the Independence Day parade in downtown Kenai, Alaska on Monday, July 4, 2022. (Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion)
Triumvirate swings into the year with ‘Tarzan’, Dr. Seuss and fishy parody

The next local showing of the Triumvirate Theatre is fast approaching with a Feb. 10 premiere of “Seussical”

This vegan kimchi mandu uses crumbled extra-firm tofu as the protein. (Photo by Tressa Dale / Peninsula Clarion)
Meditating on the new year with kimchi mandu

Artfully folding dumplings evokes the peace and thoughtful calm of the Year of the Rabbit

A promotional poster for the first event in the Winter Film Series. (Photo courtesy Kenai Peninsula Film Group)
Movie buffs to debut local film series

This first entry is centered on short films

Mashed potatoes are served with chicken breast, green beans and pan sauce. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
Mashed potatoes for a chef

They are deceptively hard to get right

Photo 210.029.162, from the Clark Collection, courtesy of Hope and Sunrise Historical and Mining Museum 
Emma Clark feeds the Clark “pet” moose named Spook in 1981. At the urging of state wildlife officials, Carl Clark had agreed to care for this calf at their home in Hope.
Emma Clark: Becoming a Hope pioneer

For 50 years, Emma and Carl had been central to the story of Hope

A copy of “Before the Coffee Gets Cold” stands on a desk in the Peninsula Clarion office on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023, in Kenai, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Off the Shelf: Coffee shop time travelers leave reader cold

“Before the Coffee Gets Cold” is the debut novel of author and playwright Toshikazu Kawaguchi

Josiah Burton and Jaylee Webster rehearse "Something Rotten" on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022, at Soldotna High School in Soldotna, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
School productions bring SpongeBob SquarePants, Sherlock Holmes to the stage

Nikiski and Soldotna drama programs prepare for April productions

Ultra-fast, protein-packed miso soup is a mild and comforting broth for sick days. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
Soothing soup for January ills

It’s probably a novelty to have experienced my child’s infancy without a single sniffle