Church news

Do your kids think Easter is all about chocolate bunnies and ham dinners? Do they get more excited about cartoon reruns than the Easter story? Then make a change in their Easter this year! Bring your children to “The Jerusalem Experience” where you can use your senses to discover more than ever about the true story of Easter and the depth of Jesus’ love for us.

Bring the whole family to Grace Lutheran Church and School (47585 Ciechanski Road, Kenai) on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon (“tours” leave every 10 minutes and last about 1 hour, the last tour leaving at noon) for a multi-sensory learning event that covers the last days of Jesus’ life on earth. Meet witnesses from the Bible; taste, touch, feel, and be a part of the Passion story; take a walking journey with your passport in hand and be transported back to the time of Christ. Come, celebrate the resurrection in a whole new experience. For more information, visit www.GraceLutheranKenai.com or call Pastor Rob Guenther at 907-690-1660.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church is sponsoring a Faith Walk around town on Good Friday beginning at noon at O’Neill Hall, 222 West Redoubt Avenue in Soldotna. Participants will walk around Soldotna and reflect on the Stations of the Cross together.

The Apostolic Assembly of Jesus Christ is celebrating Jesus’ Resurrection beginning with its annual three day purification fast to be broken with communion at the 7:00 a.m. “Sonrise” Service on April 20.

Starting at 10:30 a.m., the Sunday School has planned a morning of special activities, including a play, “Jesus Victory”, performed by the 7th and 8th grade and high school classes for children ages 3 through high school, and ending with its annual treasure hunt. In addition, all children will receive treats and participate in other festivities with their respective classes. Please call 260-5916 or 252-1230 for questions regarding Sunday School or to arrange transportation for Sunday morning. An evening worship service begins at 5:30 p.m. and will include the AAJC Choir’s inspiring cantata, “His Last Days”, along with other special music and songs. Everyone is invited to attend any and all of these services commemorating the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Sterling Pentecostal Church will host a family seminar called “Family Revival” presented by Gordon and Afton Mallory at 7:00 p.m. April 18-20. The Mallorys will share their knowledge and experience from marriage and ministry, including being missionaries to the Philippines, pastor in Hawaii, and an international evangelist. A seminar syllabus is $20, and there is no additional charge for the seminar. Call 262-7240 for more information. The church is located on Swanson River Road at Entrada.

All are invited to come to a presentation about Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church on April 24, at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. An informational meeting will follow the presentation about the planned pilgrimage. The pilgrimage will take place Jan. 21-27, 2015. For more information call 283-4555.

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.

Star of the North Lutheran Church, 216 North Forest Drive in Kenai, will serve free sack lunches every Sunday starting at 1 p.m. For more information, call 283-4153 or visit www.sotnlc.org.

The Kenai United Methodist Church provides a food pantry for those in need every Monday from noon to 3:00 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.

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