Church News

Catholic Churches plan classes, workshops

— Classes for anyone interested in the Catholic Church will be held each Wednesday evening at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Soldotna starting September 2. The classes will be held in O’Neill Hall, 238 W. Redoubt Ave. from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. During the school year those attending will learn about the teachings of the Church based on the teachings of Jesus to His disciples. There is also a daily prayer book to help guide you to a closer relationship with the Lord. This process is called the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). For more information or to sign up please call the Church at 262-5542 or Shirley at 262-9654.

— Foundations of Faith Community nursing, a course offering registered nurses advanced training in care of the Spirit, will be held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 222 West Redoubt Ave., Soldotna on Oct. 1-4 and 16-17. Contact Jane Fellman for further information at 262-9009.

— Evening of Lectio Divina: Lectio Divina is one of the great treasures of Christian Tradition of Prayer. It means Divine Reading and is a reflective reading of Scriptures. Kess Frey from Anchorage will be leading an evening of study and practice of Lectio Divina on Sept. 18 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at O’Neill Hall, 222 West Redoubt Avenue, Soldotna. Contact Meg Zerbinos at 398-4831 if you have any questions or more information is needed.

— Introduction to Centering Prayer Workshop: Centering Prayer is a simple method designated to facilitate the development of Contemplative prayer by preparing our facilities to receive this gift. Kess Frey will be leading an introductory Centering Prayer workshop on Sept. 19 from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at Our Lady of the Angels, Kenai. Contact Meg at 398-4831.

Kenai New Life to simulcast Beth Moore presentation

Lifeway Christian Resources is slated to simulcast Bible teacher and author Beth Moore live on Sept. 12, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. This year’s theme Audacious is a deep dive into the message that has compelled Beth Moore to serve women around the globe. Dove award-winning musical artist Travis Cottrell is slated to lead worship for the event. Kenai New Life Assembly is serving as a host location for the Kenai Peninsula.

Tickets are now available at the church office, 209 Princess Street, Kenai, call 283-7752. Early-bird price if purchased in August: women $10, daughters 6th-12th grades 1/2 price. Price in September: women $15, daughters 6th-12th grade 1/2 price. Lunch is not included, you are welcome to bring your own or purchase from a food truck on site that day.

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.

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 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.

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.

 

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