All are welcome to join us us for our current online book study. We are discussing Love is the Way: Holding on to Hope in Troubling Times by Bishop Michael Curry. The group meets each Tuesday from 7-8 pm via zoom. Contact Danna Larson for the Zoom link to join.
We will have another drive through on Sunday, December 13 from 1-2 pm for you to drop off donations, especially socks for the Gambell Church. If Sunday does not work for you, you are welcome to bring your donations to the church another time, but please call 907-272-6411 to make sure someone will be there to receive your gifts, as staff is often working from home during COVID time.
Socks for Gambell Presbyterian Church
Help us send 300 pairs of warm winter men’s or womens’ socks and candy canes to our partner Presbyterian Church in Gambell for their annual Christmas celebration. We are still in need of about 100 pairs of socks. Bring them to the drive through on Sunday or to the church this week.
Food Pantry Boxes for Children’s Lunch Box
Many of our families in Anchorage do not have enough money to buy food for their families and the Children’s Lunchbox is stepping up to make sure no child goes hungry in Anchorage by providing Food Pantry Boxes for these families. A Food Pantry Box is a shoe box filled with food items that will make a meal for a family of four. You can find directions for assembling Food Pantry boxes here and you can bring boxes to the church through Sunday, Dec. 20.
Origami Peace Cranes by Nina
Nina Geist will have peace cranes available for purchase and pick up during this Donation Drop off hour – check out her website to place an order or stop by her table in the church parking lot on Saturday to make a purchase.
Did you see this Presbyterian Missions feature story on Nina Geist and this one from last year? Perhaps you purchased one of Nina’s origami peace cranes at our Alternative Gift market last December. All proceeds from crane sales are given to our church PC(USA) mission co-workers Ryan and Alethia White who are working to bring peace to the lives of Iranian immigrants and refugees in Germany.
Nina is hard at work again making peace cranes for our virtual Alternative Gift Market this year and she now has a website where you can see her work and place your order. All proceeds will be given to support Ryan and Alethia White. Check out her good work and place an order!
Cranes will also be available for purchase and pick up during the Church Donation Drop Off Hour – THIS SUNDAY: DEC 13, from 1-2pm.
Many of our families in Anchorage do not have enough money to buy food for their families.
The Children’s Lunchbox is stepping up to make sure no child goes hungry in Anchorage by providing Food Pantry Boxes for these families. A Food Pantry Box is a shoe box filled with food items that will make a meal for a family of four. Click here to see the menus, food items needed, and directions for assembling the Food Pantry Boxes. Boxes can be brought to the church through Sunday, Dec. 20.
One of the PC(USA) offerings that our church supports is the Peace and Global Witness Offering. This offering enables the church to promote the peace of Christ by addressing systems of injustice in our own communities, and across the world, and to cast off anxiety and fear, discord and division, and embrace our God’s mission of reconciliation to those around the corner and around the world.
25% of the offering received will be used to support those in our community and presbytery who are grieving the loss of a family member due to suicide, and to provide suicide prevention resources to congregation members and others in the Yukon Presbytery.
In addition, money received through this offering will go to support Ryan and Alethia White, mission co-workers in Germany. Ryan is from Anchorage and was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church.If you would like to contribute to this offering, you may send a check to the church (616 W. 10th Ave. Anchorage, 99501) and designate it Peace and Global Witness or you may make a donation online and select the Peace and Global Witness Fund.
Even with virtual classes in session this fall, school supplies will still be needed for children in our community.
You can help by bringing the following supplies to the church by August 24:
24 ct crayons
individual size hand sanitizer bottles
You can drop donations off at the church during the week.
If the church is locked, you can leave them in the white work trailer behind the church until 5 pm. There is a box labeled “school supplies” in the trailer.