Church News

Catholic Parishes gather Sunday

The Catholic Parishes of the Kenai Peninsula are hosting a gathering: Family of Faith, at the Kenai Peninsula Fair Grounds, Ninilchik on Sunday beginning with a concelebrated Mass at 11 a.m. followed by a potluck picnic, games and conversation. Barbecue and drinks will be provided; attendees with last names starting with A-L are asked to bring desserts; last name M-Z, bring salad or side dish. All are invited to attend this opportunity to meet fellow peninsula parishioners.

Please note there will be Saturday Mass as usual in the parishes, but on Sunday, only the Mass in Ninilchik will be celebrated. No Sunday Mass in local parishes. If you would like to volunteer, please call your local parish. Parking is available at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic church.

Randall Pippin brings message to Methodists

Randall Pippin will bring the message to the congregations of North Star United Methodist Church at 9:30 a.m. and to Kenai United Methodist Church at 11:30 a.m. Sunday. The North Star Church is located at mile 25.5 of the Kenai Spur Highway and the Kenai Church at 605 Frontage Road across from Wells Fargo. All are welcome to attend.

Colossal Coaster World VBS comes to Nikiski

North Kenai Chapel, 1st Baptist Church of Port Nikiski, and Lighthouse Community Church have joined forces to bring Colossal Coaster World VBS to Nikiski June 26-30 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Lighthouse Community Church.

Kids going into kindergarten through 6th grade are welcome, and dinner will be provided. Register at Family Fun in the Midnight Sun North Kenai Chapel Booth or on June 26 5:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Any Questions? Contact Lighthouse Community Church at 776-8234 or lccnikiski@gmail.com.

Soldotna Aglow plans concert

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.

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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