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Calvary Chapel has church in Bells Flats
It started with a couple of ladies meeting with Azarias and Stacy Basamania in their home, and now the Calvary Chapel draws between 20 to 30 people on a weekly basis in its own quarters in a Bells Flats building that also houses grocery and liquor stores. The Chapel, which is pastored by Azarias, has been in its current location a little over a year. The church opened its doors in 2009 and moved from the Basamania...
Jan 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Do Kodiakans struggle with their faith?
My blog and Twitter account describe me as an irreverent priest struggling with and for Christianity, the Episcopal church, and chocolate. (Who wrote that, anyway?) For those of you who have trouble with any priest admitting irreverence or that they struggle with their faith, just how strong is your God, anyway? I am of the mindset of Pierre Theilard de Chardin who said, "By virtue of the Creation, and still more ...
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In Orthodox Nativity, anticipation comes before celebration
“354 days until Christmas and people have their lights up already.” So goes a posting on Facebook. Christmas lights and music are hard to let go of. Some of the post-Christmas celebrants are anticipating “Russian Christmas,” which occurs Jan 7. This disparity in dates is due to various Orthodox churches’ use of the Julian instead of the widely-accepted Gregorian calendar in acknowledging holidays. Orthodox Church ...
Jan 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Table Time’ graced with divine appointments
The beloved Christmas carol “Silent Night” first made an impression on local author Christie Loney when she was a girl living in Forres, Scotland. Forres was a screening center for Polish soldiers who had been captured serving the German army during World War II. According to “Now Unto Him,” written by Loney’s father and Forres pastor Alastair Christie-Johnston, the “dirty, tired, starving men, in German field gre...
Dec 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Baptist Mission gears up for Currier and Ives, Bazaar
Kodiak is a town of great ideas. Like little seeds planted in fertile soil, these ideas sprout into festive events that draw the community together. The ideas originate within a small group or come from a single person, and soon they take on a life of their own. For 17 years, a Currier and Ives Christmas has drawn a cross-section of the community into the Kodiak Baptist Mission pavilion where people drink wassail,...
Dec 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Frontier Baptist Church hosts ‘Gathering’
Quiet neighborhoods in old Kodiak on Sunday morning meant that the residents were in church – not in bed. After church, they enjoyed a Sunday dinner, often with guests, napped, visited, took a ride and by six o’clock, they grabbed their Bibles and headed back to sanctuary for Sunday evening services. By mid-week the faithful were in church again for refreshment and rejuvenation. Their minds and hearts were challen...
Nov 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Baptist leads Lutheran worship
What’s a Baptist boy doing in a Lutheran church on Sunday morning? Leading worship, of course. For two years, Seth Minyard, son of a Baptist pastor, has been leading the congregation of St. Paul Lutheran Church in praise songs, playing his guitar for accompaniment. Seth grew up singing in the praise band of Berean Baptist Church, pastored by his father, the Rev. Dan Minyard. Although there are some striking doctri...
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Boston trip eye opener for Kodiak youth
Youth from the Kodiak Bible Chapel went to Boston and found dilapidated houses and cluttered lawns in middle class neighborhoods; they handed out granola bars and gift cards in a region of America where Paul Revere alerted the Colonial militia of the approach of British forces; where demonstrators destroyed a shipment of tea into the harbor; where1,200 colonial troops under the command of William Prescott occupied...
Oct 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dr. Weston Fields is DSS ‘broker’
Steve Green, whose family business, Hobby Lobby, recently won its Supreme Court appeal to opt out of the part of the Affordable Care Act mandate for employers to provide contraceptive coverage for its employees, is building the Museum of the Bible in Washington D.C. (a town that could use it.) His agent has approached Dr. Weston Fields, executive director of the Dead Sea Scrolls Foundation, about purchasing Dead S...
Sep 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Orthodox mission teams become part of community ‘rhythm’
Orthodox Christian Mission Center church camp leaders in Old Harbor and Ouzinkie learned that it’s good to be flexible. “We didn’t come in with a program,” said Margo Kelley, team leader and one of four returning team members of the six serving Old Harbor. “Our first priority was to follow the rhythm of the village.” Teams in both villages were able to incorporate the visitation of the myrrh-streaming Theotokos (M...
Sep 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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