In the November 2018 earthquake, an arm broke off the cross on our steeple! When we set about repairing the cross, along with some of the stucco that had worn over the last few decades, we soon discovered that rather than a simple stucco repair, we needed a full building resurfacing. We also discovered that we needed a complete replacement of the wooden bell support structure in the steeple – it had almost completely rotted away, creating a major safety hazard.
We have accepted the responsibility to correct these problems in full, providing the church with a safety and energy-efficiency upgrade. Half-measures or piecemeal repairs would only pass the expense and danger on to future generations, and we consider it our duty to care for God’s church now so that future generations can further God’s mission.
We are currently engaged in fundraising to meet the cost of these repairs. The bell support structure has been fixed and the bells are back in place. A new cross has also been lifted to the steeple. On October 27, at 5:30pm we will celebrate this work with a Steeple Dedication Service. and the Community is invited to join us. Our handbell choir will play and the steeple bells will ring. We look forward to this special evening of celebration.
We want to offer you the chance to join us by having the name of a loved one engraved on a plaque that will be placed in the bell tower. You can honor someone special to you by making a donation that will apply to our building repair fund.
Suggested donations are $100 per name on the main plaque, or $1,000 for a separate plaque which can include some words about your special person.
The name of your honoree will be lifted high above our city, and whenever you hear the bells ring on the quarter hour, their name will reverberate with the music.
Give online or send a check to 616 West 10thAvenue, Anchorage, AK, 99501
Send the names (and any questions) to email@example.com , or call (907)272-6411.