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First Congregational Church of Anchorage (FCC) is a great place to look for God, learn more and grow deeply in your faith. If you are looking for a church home, try us out. Worship with us and feel welcomed. God continues to do exciting things through all of us! We are located at 2610 E. Northern Lights Blvd. near the intersection of Lake Otis Blvd, next to Wendler Middle School. Click here for a map and directions to the church. Worship services are every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. If you have any questions or are facing any personal needs, feel free to contact us. God's love is for all of us, especially when our needs are the deepest. We look forward to seeing you!
 
Read Rev. George Blair's message and more about our current events in the Newsletter. Read his latest sermon. Read the weekly bulletin. View our current calendar.

Upcoming Events:

Bible Study is held Sunday mornings at 9:30 am. Rev. George leads us in an interesting comparative analysis and discussion of the Bible. No experience required. Everyone is welcome.

Be a Part of FCC’s Christian Education Ministry. We’re in need of a new teacher for the Youth class next year (5th-8th grade), and would like that person to transition this spring.  Since that would mean you’ll begin teaching April 19, 2015, we’re hoping you’ll be able to work with Kathy Bailey for the first part of April to become familiar with the curriculum and get to know the children.

We have enough curriculum set for the whole year next year—and it’s one the youth are really enjoying, with modern movie clips and current cultural references. If you believe that one of the most important functions of a church is to guide our children and youth toward a life guided by Jesus’ teaching, come spend some time with them each week as they make this journey.  You probably already know that you’ll learn as much or more from them as they will from you. If you’re interested, sit down with a member of the Christian Education Board soon.

Pilgrim Fellowship Service Project. Addiction is a struggle faced by many people in Alaska. Addiction has a devastating effect on individual’s lives, and the lives of their loved ones. Many times society forgets about these people and their daily struggle to be clean. Pilgrim Fellowship wants to support recovery efforts being made by the clients of Akeela House. Akeela House is one of the longest running recovery programs in Alaska. Pilgrim Fellowship plans to support this organization through a donation drive. We will be collecting the much-needed items from our friends, neighbors, and the FCC Congregation (during the months of April, and early May). Click here for a list of needed items.
 
Revitalization Workshop. Friday, April 24, 2015 to Sunday April 26 - Rev. Patti Haaheim will be here to facilitate our Revitalization Planning activities. We’ll welcome her with a reception from 6-8:30 pm on Friday, April 24. Everyone is encouraged to participate in the workshop from 9 am -3 pm on Saturday, April 25. Patti will officiate for the worship service on Sunday, April 26.
 
PNACC Comes to FCC. Friday May 1 to Sunday May 3: FCC will host the Annual Meeting and Conference of the Pacific Northwest Association of Congregational Christian Churches (PNACCC). Susan Faith is our Volunteer Coordinator and will be at the special table in the Narthex to answer questions and sign you up. We will be welcoming folks from our sister churches in the Pacific Northwest, so please put these dates on your calendar and help us uphold our reputation as a great place for Congregationalists from all over the U.S. to gather and work together.
 
Sign Up Now for May Melodies. This year "April Aires" will be "May Melodies" on Saturday, May 2, 7:00 pm in the Meeting House. We chose the date to include this special event in the PNACCC Annual Meeting and Conference schedule. We’ve invited our guests to contribute their talents, too. This is our annual celebration of all the arts – performance, visual, and culinary. So let Kate O’Dell know how you will be contributing your talent to an “Art-Full Evening.” We will also need volunteers for each of the three areas. If you are able to help with the visual arts display, please contact Irene Stewart or let Kate know. For the performing arts, our Stage Manager Kathy Means will be the contact person. Barb Widtfeldt is coordinating the culinary arts reception, so let her know (or you can also tell Kate, who will pass your name on to Barb). Remember that we’ll need volunteers to set up (e.g., the visual arts display) on Friday, May 1 and then on Saturday afternoon for the
performing arts.
 
Thanks to everyone who participated in our bean-a-fit potluck for Bean's Cafe on March 22. As of this writing, we collected donations and sold 33 bags of beans totaling $345. A special thanks to CAWS board members and friends who made soup (Susan Faith, Kathy Means and Kathy Broome), sold bean bags (Mary Mitchell and Tom Stearns), and stayed late to clean up (Vivian Pike and Kathy Means).
 
On February 25, we delivered 78 #10 cans of fruits and vegetables to Elgin Jones for his 75th birthday, to donate to Kids' Kitchen, located in the Fairview Recreation Center. Many thanks to everyone, especially our youth group, who brought in cans, donated money, and helped deliver the cans. These good folks include Sharon Higgins, Bob and Carolyn Rinehart, Marcie Errico and her sister B.J., Max Errico and Randy Thomson.
 
In May, we will be preparing a dinner for Habitat for Humanity Global Village Team members, who stay in our church during the summer and work hard to build affordable housing for deserving families during their 10-day stays in Alaska. Tentative date is May 24). We will also make lunches and deliver them to the job site during the summer (dates TBA).

Memorial Baby Blankets are requested for the Newborn Intensive Care Unit and Providence. When a baby dies in the NICU, the nurses give the parents a special memorial baby blanket. This is a chance for knitters, crocheters, quilters to share some of your love for grieving families with your hand crafted baby blankets.

We Support F.I.S.H.: Please put canned fruit, soup, or packages of powdered milk in your shopping cart next time you are at the store and bring them to the plastic bins in the narthex. Especially needed is baby formula, canned fruit, and packets of oatmeal or dry cereal.

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ALL ARE WELCOME AT FCC

Worship 10:30 am

Sunday School 10:45 am

Fellowship 11:30 am

Communion 3rd Sunday of each month.
All are welcome.
 

 

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