Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
There will be a Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at St. Francis by the Sea Episcopal Church, located at 110 South Spruce Street in Kenai. All-you-can-eat pancakes will be served. The cost is $3 for individuals and $12 for families. Tickets are available from members of St. Francis, at the Kenai United Methodist Church, or at the door. Proceeds from the supper support the Kenai United Methodist Church food pantry. For more information, call 776-5688.
Souper Bowl of Caring kicks off
The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank invites you to participate in the Souper Bowl of Caring. This event is a national movement of people working to fight hunger and poverty in their own communities around the time of the Super Bowl football game. In the weeks leading up to or on Super Bowl Sunday, people take up a collection (many use a soup pot), asking for one dollar or one item of food for our hungry neighbors. 100 percent of these donations go directly to the local hunger-relief charity.
In Romans 12:13 we are told: Share with God’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality. Many local congregations certainly do that.
Rev. Dr. Brad Smith, the founder of Souper Bowl of Caring, said, “It is a way for people to put God’s love into action by developing a heart for helping others. The goal is for these folks to see they can make a difference and for them to continue contributing through volunteerism.”
In 2015, over 6,000 groups raised over $8 million for soup kitchens, food banks and other helping charities.
Locally collections can go to The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank as staff and volunteers serve between 70 and 120 meals each day.
For resource information, please go to http://www.souperbowl.org/page_navs/74/Resources.
Kenai Fellowship offers Dave Ramsey class
Kenai Fellowship will host Dave Ramsey’s Legacy Journey class beginning Feb. 4 at Kenai Fellowship from 7-8:45 p.m. The class will meet once per week for 7 weeks. Please sign up at www.daveramsey.com/legacyjourney. Questions? Contact Jay Pettey at 907-398-6677 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Catholic churches plan Ash Wednesday services
Everyone is welcome and invited to come and receive ashes on Ash Wednesday to mark the first day of Lent. Ashes on the forehead are an outward sign that reminds us of our sinfulness and our need to repent, or turn away from sin, and turn towards the Gospel. It also reminds us of our mortality and our bodies will return to dust.
Ash Wednesday liturgical services will be at 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 10 at Our Lady of the Angels in Kenai, and Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Soldotna at 7 p.m. on Feb. 9 and 12:05 p.m. on Feb. 10.
Nikiski Aglow begins new study
Nikiski Aglow will begin a new study by Graham Cooke called “Life Changers” on Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. through January and February. For more information contact Bev at 398-7311.
Clothes 4 U at First Baptist Church
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.
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 Quarters open 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.
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.
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