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Soldotna Church of God’s annual Destiny Conference takes place July 12-20. Come listen to speakers from across the country, including Rick Benjamin, Stan Holder, Kent Redfearn, Kevin Goff, Shon Burchett and Worship music with Frank Montgomery from Christian Faith Center in Seattle. Learn about Loving God, Loving Others and Loving Life. The church will be hosting its Weird Animals VBS during this time, so bring your kids and let them have some wild and wacky Weird Animals fun while you Invest in yourself. The Soldotna Church of God is located at the corner of Redoubt and Binkley. Conference and VBS events are Sunday evenings at 6 p.m. and weekdays at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Call 262-4729 for more information or visit ahopeforthefuture.org.

Retired United Methodist Minister Lucy Barton will be leading the North Star United Methodist Church and the Kenai United Methodist Church in worship on Sunday. The scripture for the morning is John 20:24-29 and Mark 9:14-24. She plans to talk about what it means to believe. Rev. Barton was ordained in 1982 and served churches in California for 17 years before coming to Alaska. She served the United Methodist Church in Nome for seven years before retiring in 2006 and moving to Kenai. North Star United Methodist Church is located at mile 25.5 on the Kenai Spur Highway in Nikiski. Their Sunday worship begins at 9:30 a.m. Kenai United Methodist Church is located at 607 Frontage Road across from Wells Fargo Bank in Kenai. Their worship service begins at 11:30 a.m. All are welcome.

Maria Pedro, a missionary, from Nikiski to Oaxaca, Mexico, will be sharing her experiences Monday, July 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Kenai Church of God at the corner of the Kenai Spur Highway and Wildwood Street in Kenai. Her most recent project is an orphanage in the village of Miahuatlan, Oaxaca, Mexico with emphasis on sexually abused and other abused children. They are building the orphanage on twenty acres where they plant, raise animals, and build a basketball court.

Peninsula Christian Center at 161 Farnsworth, Soldotna, will be giving away free snow boots for kids kindergarten through high school at 1 p.m. on July 26 on a first come first serve basis.

■ Birch Ridge Community Church will have Vacation Bible School on August 4-8 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Our theme is Flight School, and kids ages 4-5th grades are welcome. Call 260-6705 for more information.

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.

Apostolic Assembly of Jesus Christ Sunday School is hosting a free end of the summer Carnival 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. August 24 where kids can participate in fun activities like a cupcake walk, face painting, build your own picture frames, and also enjoy hot dogs, chips and ice cream. Register by August 22. The carnival will be at Apostolic Assembly of Jesus Christ Sunday School (Mile Post 89 on Sterling Highway – turn right on Murray Lane by Zimco Construction).

For more information, contact Tracey at 262-1423 or Sherry at 262-0853 for registration. If kids need a ride to AAJC Sunday School, please call Jeremiah at 398-1184.

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