Church news

Peninsula Christian Center, 161 Farnsworth Boulevard in Soldotna, will be giving away new snow boots for students K-12, July 4 at 1 p.m. Peninsula Christian Center is located behind the Salvation Army store in Soldotna.

— Peninsula Christian Center, 161 Farnsworth Boulevard in Soldotna, will host Game of Life” Vacation Bible School at 6:30 p.m. July 5-8. Peninsula Christian Center is located behind the Salvation Army store in Soldotna.

— Sterling Baptist Church in Sterling will host “To The Edge,” with exciting Bible stories, crafts, games, skits and prizes, from 6-8 p.m. July 6-10 for children ages 4-12. For more information, call 262-4711.

— A free “Jesus is my Best Friend Forever” kids camp is available at Sterling Lutheran Church, 35070 McCall Road in Sterling, with morning and afternoon sessions, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2 p.m.-5 p.m., July 13-15. Snacks are provided and evening events are planned for the entire family. Call 262-9259.

— Birch Ridge Community Church, 33325 Echo Lake Road, will host G-Force Adventure Park Vacation Bible School from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. July 20-24 for children ages 4 years – 6th grade. Call 907-260-6705.

The Star of the North Lutheran Church is having its Annual Youth Group Garage Sale July 17-18 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The church is located at 216 N. Forest Drive in Kenai. For more information, call 283-4153.

Soldotna Day Aglow is hosting a brunch on July 15 with Judy Risung from 10 a.m. to noon. Please bring a dish to share. Childcare is provided. All are welcome to attend. Aglow International is founded on prayer and compassionate outreach. It is located at Peninsula Christian Center, 161 Farnsworth Blvd., Soldotna.

Nikiski Aglow is hosting author and teacher Jeanette Strauss at a 7 p.m. meeting on Aug. 5. All are welcome. The meeting is at the Nikiski New Hope Christain Fellowship, at Mile 23 of the Kenai Spur Highway turn on Coringa to access. Jeanette will be testifying and teaching on “Throne Room Prayer” and intercession.

The Apostolic Assembly of Jesus Christ church youth group will be hosting events for middle school and high school kids.

August 8 — Music and bonfire at the Kenai beach from 6:30-8:30 p.m. For more information, contact Jeremiah Bergevin at 907-398-1184.

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.

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.

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.

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