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Family Discovery Day at Soldotna LDS church

Interested in the history of your own family? Has genealogy been a mystery for you? Visit The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel for Family Discovery Day and learn how to research your family’s ancestors and find names to hang on your family tree and how to preserve them on Saturday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The chapel is located at 159 W. Marydale Ave. in Soldotna. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

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.

Star of the North observes Lent

Star of the North Lutheran Church at 216 North Forest Drive in Kenai will be holding services at 7 p.m. each Wednesday during Lent, beginning Ash Wednesday, Feb. 10, with the imposition of Ashes. The theme is “Encounters with Christ.” All services will be preceded by a meal at 6:15pm.

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.

Grace Lutheran shares ‘Jerusalem Experience’

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 March 19 from 3-5 p.m. for a multi-sensory learning event that covers the last days of Jesus’ life on earth. (“Tours” leave every 10 minutes and last about 1 hour, the last tour leaving at 5 p.m.) 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/JerusalemExperience or call Pastor Rob Guenther at 907-690-1660.

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 jpettey@gci.net.

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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