Join others from our community outside at First Presbyterian Church on Sunday, Oct. 24 at 5 pm for a time to remember the more than 500 Alaskans who have died from COVID, to express gratitude for our Alaskan health care workers, and to share our hopes for our community.
The Tuesday night zoom small group fellowship and book study will resume this Tuesday (Oct. 12) at 7 pm.
The group meets for fellowship, prayer, and faith formation discussion and practices centered around a book study. This fall the group will continue with the book “On God’s Side: What Religion Forgets and Politics Hasn’t Learned about Serving the Common Good” written by Jim Wallis. Together we will continue to explore how Jesus’s agenda can serve the common good, what it takes to sustain a lifelong commitment to social justice, and how reading the Bible as well as the culture can shape our lives for genuine transformation.
For the zoom link or questions contact Danna Larson at email@example.com or 907 538-7313.
All youth 7th-12th grade are welcome to join in the following group activities. Our youth group serves youth from Immanuel, Eagle River and First Presbyterian Churches and friends of our youth.
October 10: Food Bank Service Project
at Eagle River Presbyterian Church 1:00-2:30 pm
October 17: Pumpkin Painting
at First Presbyterian Church 1:00-2:30 pm
We will decorate pumpkins for the Pioneer Home and the youth at Temple Beth Shalom and write notes of encouragement to the youth at Temple Beth Shalom
October 24: Help with “Anchorage Unites for Remembrance and Hope”
on park strip 3:00-6:00 pm
The youth will help with the preparation of the cloth flags for people to write words of hope on and in assembling the clothesline to hang the flags on. We will gather at 3 pm to prepare the flags and clothes line. We will staff the flag station at 5 pm (during the event) encouraging people to write words of hope and hanging them on the clothesline.
October 31: Halloween! No youth group. Enjoy the time with family and friends in your neighborhood.
The Adult Sunday School class meets each Sunday from 9:30-10:30 am in fellowship hall. This class called “Treasures” is led by Scott Gruhn. Those attending must wear masks and be vaccinated.
This fall the class is called “Treasure Seekers. Scott describes the class in this way “From time immemorial to our multi-modal world, priorities have always competed for our time and attention, many of them honorable and admirable. Come join others for a lively discussion of how admirable things can sidetrack or strengthen us in our pursuit of the true treasure.”
Family Faith Formation meets each Sunday via zoom from 10:30-10:45 am. We meet for singing, a Bible story, a faith practice, and fellowship. All children, youth and parents are invited to join us. Contact Danna Larson for additional information.
A Season of Peace
THE THINGS THAT MAKE FOR PEACE:
WITNESSING TO PEACE THROUGH ART AND ACTION
September 5 – October 3
Welcome to the 2021 Season of Peace. This season is a time of encouragement, challenge, inspiration, and education as we journey together to define and deepen our calling as peacemakers. Use the following resources to help you on your journey:
Path Of Daily Reflections
Featuring video and written reflections from artists and peacemakers, we are invited to reflect upon ways to practice peacemaking and explore how the arts enhance and are expressions of peacemaking.
Click here to subscribe to these daily reflections or pick up a devotional resource on the “Season of Peace” table in the narthex.
Pick up a packet of Peace Cards.Use one card each day to encourage conversation with your family (or friends) and develop practices for making peace.
Family Faith Formation Fellowship
Children, youth and parents are invited to join us each Sunday from 10:30-10:45 virtually for singing, a Bible Story, and catching up with each other. This month our theme is “Come to the Table of Peace.”
Contact Danna Larson for the zoom link.
WE WILL CULMINATE OUR PILGRIMAGE ON OCT 3 WITH TWO EVENTS:
1. The PC(USA) Peace and Global Witness Offering will be taken during worship. This offering goes to advocate for peace and justice in cultures of violence through collaborative projects of education and Christian witness. FPC will use 25 per cent of the offering to support refugees from Afghanistan who are relocating to Anchorage.
2. Intergenerational Fall Peace Festival: Join us at 2 pm on the church lawn for an afternoon of fun and meaningful activities for all ages. Bring your neighbors and extended family members.
Churches love to celebrate. We love to have opportunities to come together and share life’s joys.
We also take time to come together to share concerns and support each other in times of loss.
Our church is able to have our services online, and several recent memorial services are available here through our website. Our YouTube services are on our Sermons and Videos Page.