Church News

Soldotna Aglow plans events

Soldotna Aglow is having a big event in the Soldotna Creek Park on June 30, 6-9 p.m. Performing on stage is Johnny Lee Hooker Jr., a former red carpet blues and funk artist. Bring a lawn chair! Be inspired by gospel funk style singing and John’s story. He came from the streets; shot, stabbed, overdosed. From the prison yard, to the red carpet, to the pulpit.

Any questions? Contact Aglow President, Dawn Croom at 907-398-9278.

Choir to perform at Grace Lutheran

The Wisconsin Lutheran Choir and Chamber Choir of Wisconsin Lutheran College, under the direction of Dr. James A. Nowack, will perform a concert at Grace Lutheran Church (47585 Ciechanski Road) on May 27 at 7:00 p.m. The concert program will feature sacred and secular choral works spanning several periods and genres. The concert is free and open to the public. To learn more about the Wisconsin Lutheran Choir, visit wlc.edu/choir.

First Baptist Church of Kenai Bible study under way

A a 12-week Kay Arthur Precepts Bible study on I Thessalonians is under way at First Baptist Church of Kenai, 12875 Kenai Spur Highway, at 12:30 p.m. Fridays through May 26. For more information, call 283-7772 or 283-7672.

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.

Clothes 4 U at First Baptist Church Soldotna

FBCS Clothes 4 U, located at Binkley and Little streets, is open on the second and fourth Saturday each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Clothes and shoes are free to the public.

United Methodist Church 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.

‘Celebrate Recovery’ at Peninsula Grace Brethren

Peninsula Grace Brethren Church offers “Celebrate Recovery,” a Christ-centered recovery program offering a safe place where people can be honest about their hurts, habits and hangups. Free meal is at 5:45 p.m. (attendance is optional) and meeting is from 6:3 -8 p.m. in the multi-purpose building every Wednesday.

More information is available at 1-662-415-4551.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help sets a place at the table

A Place at the Table, a new outreach ministry at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic church, will offer a hot meal and fellowship, and blood pressure checks to anyone interested. The meal is every fourth Sunday of the month, from 4-6 p.m. at Fireweed Hall, located on campus at 222 West Redoubt Avenue, Soldotna.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help would like to invite other churches who would like to join this ministry, to perhaps pick up one of the other Sunday evenings in the month.

Please call for information: 262-5542.

Submit announcements to news@peninsulaclarion.com. Submissions are due the Wednesday prior to publication. For more information, call 907-335-1251.

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