On Monday, November 30th at 7:00 PM Pastor Matt will be live-streaming a “Make Your Own Christmas Cards” drawing lesson. The hope is that kids and adults will make cards and then mail them to friends and family that they can’t see this year due to quarantines, and also to people in the Pioneer Home, in the hospital, or who just feel isolated. The drawings will be simple enough to pick up quickly, allowing each person to add their own personal touches.
Our rescheduled & modified Gratitude Gathering is THIS SUNDAY, November 15. Please wear your mask and come to this drive through event from 1:30-2:30pm.
We hope many of you will be able to stop by and pick up a 30 Day Thankful journal and faith formation activities to use with your family at home. Some of the extras include a Gratitude Pick Up Sticks game, Thankfulness Banner Kit, and a craft for Thanksgiving.
We also invite you to bring canned corn donations for the Thanksgiving Blessing Community Food Event and warm winter clothing, boots, and blankets for our neighbors at the Sullivan Arena.
If you cannot join us on Sunday, but would like the Gratitude activities or have donations to share, please contact Danna Larson.
UPDATE: GRATITUDE GATHERING POSTPONED TO NEXT SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15. STAY TUNED.
You are invited to join us outside at First Presbyterian Church on Sunday, November 8, from 1:30-3:00pm. At our Gratitude Gathering we will have prayer stations, a Being Thankful 30-day journal for you to take home, games for families, as well as a fire pit and hot chocolate!
We invite everyone to bring canned corn to support the community Thanksgiving Blessing food distribution. Our goal is to collect 500 cans of corn. We will also be collecting items for our neighbors staying at Sullivan Arena. (Blankets, shoes, winter boots, socks, winter coats, gloves, mittens, pants, shirts, sweatshirts, and toiletries.)
In order to manage pandemic precautions we have two options with hopes of including everyone at our Gratitude Gathering:
1. Drive through the parking lot WITH MASKS ON and have opportunity to say social distance hellos to others from the church.
2. Pick up a Being Thankful 30-day journal
3. Drop off donations of corn and clothing
Park and Participate (according to MOA safety mandates):
Park your car and get out to enjoy the activities outside. WEAR YOUR MASKS. the safety of everyone in mind, we will have games for families, as well as prayer stations, and a Being Thankful journal for you to take home. We will have a fire pit, but ask that you bring your own cup for hot chocolate!
If possible, please RSVP if you are coming so we make sure we have the event set up to abide by the MOA requirements for your safety. You can RSVP by email to Danna Larson, or text her at 907-538-7313.
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.
|A big THANK YOU to everyone who was able to help with the collection of masks for the Gambell community. Due to your generosity, we were able to mail 115 children masks, 205 adult sewn masks, 500 cotton manufactured masks, and 380 disposable masks on Monday. The Gambell church will be distributing the masks throughout the community. In addition, a box of elastic, thread and cloth was also sent. |
One of the church members texted to say, Thank you very much. I have been wearing the same mask since COVID began. A new one will be helpful.
If you have masks you would like to donate, you can still bring them to the church. Call ahead (907-272-6411) to make sure someone is in the building to receive them.