God and Country Rally Sunday
The 23rd Happy Birthday America, “God and Country Rally,” is this Sunday at 6 p.m. at the Soldotna Church of God, at the corner of Binkley and Redoubt in Soldotna. Major Gene Engebretsen, US Army (Ret) will be the guest speaker. He grew up in Homer, was drafted in 1972, spent 23 years in the military and now resides in Soldotna. He is an ordained Pastor and works with the International ministry to families and children living with disabilities. In his ministry, he has operated in Mongolia, Ecuador, Kenya, Ireland, the Ukraine and in the USA. He currently serves in the Kenai Peninsula School District.
Military, firefighters and first responders involved with the recent fire will be honored.
Soldotna Church of God plans events
Mark your calendars for Soldotna Church of God’s annual Destiny Conference July 12-20; you won’t want to miss this wonderful opportunity of fellowship. Kids VBS will also be held July 13-20, featuring weird animals. For more information call the church at 262-4729. Church services are held at 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 6 p.m. on Sundays and Wednesday night classes for men, women, teens, and kids are held at 6:45 p.m.
Methodist churches host guest speaker
Rev. Ken Pate will be the guest speaker at both North Star and Kenai United Methodist Churches on Sunday. After serving in the Oklahoma United Methodist Conference for almost 40 years, Rev. Pate is currently enjoying semi-retired life while serving as chaplain for Montereau Senior Living Community in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He is visiting family in Alaska. North Star United Methodist Church is located at mile 25.5 on the Kenai Spur Highway in Nikiski. Their Sunday worship begins at 9:30 a.m. Kenai United Methodist Church is located at 607 Frontage Road across from Wells Fargo Bank in Kenai. The Kenai United Methodists begin their worship service at 11:30 a.m. A potluck lunch will follow the Kenai service.
Vacation Bible Schools
■ Birch Ridge Community Church will have Vacation Bible School on August 4-8 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Our theme is Flight School, and kids ages 4-5th grades are welcome. Call 260-6705 for more information.
■ Ninilchik Community Vacation Bible (non-denominational) Camp will be held July 7-11, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Kenai Peninsula Fair grounds. Ages 4-15 years. Snacks provided. Call Grace Huhndorf at 907-394-3714 to register or for information.
■ Vacation Bible School will be held July 7-11 at Peninsula Grace Brethren Church, located at mile 19.5 on Kalifornsky Beach Road. This free VBS is offering classes for kids ages 2 through fifth grade. Come check out the awesome live band, cool weird animals theme, and delicious snacks! VBS is 6-8 p.m. each night.
Apostolic Assembly of Jesus Christ plans carnival
Apostolic Assembly of Jesus Christ Sunday School is hosting a free end of the summer Carnival 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. August 24 where kids can participate in fun activities like a cupcake walk, face painting, build your own picture frames, and also enjoy hot dogs, chips and ice cream. Register by August 22. The carnival will be at Apostolic Assembly of Jesus Christ Sunday School (Mile Post 89 on Sterling Highway – turn right on Murray Lane by Zimco Construction).
For more information, contact Tracey at 262-1423 or Sherry at 262-0853 for registration. If kids need a ride to AAJC Sunday School, please call Jeremiah at 398-1184.
Food Pantry open weekly
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.
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 283-7868 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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