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First Congregational Christian Church of Anchorage, Alaska “where majestic mountains surround you,” seeks a SENIOR MINISTER with strong preaching and pastoral skills to lead an active and diverse congregation. We support a strong outreach and music program and are in the midst of a revitalization program. For further information contact Eric Johnson at email@example.com or 907-333-1151.
Intentional Transition Workshop.This Saturday, October 15th, Rev. Johnathan will be our guide for an Intentional Transition Workshop from 10 am to 4 pm in Cary Mead Hall. This will be an important step on our exhilarating journey into the future of our faith community. Transitions can be a major turning point for all kinds of communities, and if we hope to move through ours smoothly, we must work together to create an intentional process that includes the emotional, spiritual, cognitive, and physical aspects of our unique situation. We need the perspective of every member, so please try to reserve this time to bring your contributions and your supportive presence.
Friday, November 4, 6:30 pm at First United Methodist Church. Church Women United is celebrating World Community Day with a worship service of Sharing Gifts at the Table and a salad/side dish supper. 1st UMC is located 725 West 9th Avenue in downtown Anchorage. Everyone is welcome.
We have an Interim Minister! Rev. Johnathan Jones will be with us until a permanent minister is called and voted in by the congregation. Watch for information about his office hours in the weekly bulletin and on this web site. You can reach him through the Church at 272-8363. His installation as our intentional interim minister was September 25.
Rev. Johnathan C. Jones comes to us from Australia. He has served as a Senior Minister (Metropolitan Community Church of Anchorage) and an Interim Minister (Edinburgh Metropolitan Community Church), in various capacities with the Anchorage International Hostel Downtown, and currently as Executive Director and Co-Founder of Amundsen Hostel Youth Services, Inc. IHYS is a non-profit that provides inexpensive housing for LGBTQ young people in need as well as “wrap-around services” (mentorship, volunteer opportunities, job search skills, etc.). He describes his duties as everything from “financial management, job search guidance, cleaning, house parenting and (more often than I like) taxi driver.”
SAVE THE DATE! Our Fall Faire is Saturday, October 1 at the church. We will have yummy homemade foods, crafts and other items galore! Check back here or on the bulletin/newsletter for more details as the date gets near. There are still items for sale. Come get some homemade crabapple jelly, vintage plates and more. See Sharon Higgins for more info.
We Support F.I.S.H.: Please put non-perishable fruit, soup, or canned or packets of powdered milk in your cart next time you are shopping and bring them to the plastic bins in the narthex marked for F.I.S.H. Another way you can help is by saving your egg cartons; they get eggs donated in bulk and need the cartons for distributing to needy families.
Let’s Get Creative about Fundraising! The FCC Church Council formed the Ad Hoc Committee for Budget and Planning. They’re focused on the whole financial picture but with an emphasis on our expenses. At their meeting on Tuesday, May 10, the Stewardship Ministry created a new Ad Hoc Fundraising Committee to focus on how we can increase the Income side of our unbalanced budget. We know you’ve got all kinds of ideas about how to bring more $$$ in (and at the same time attract more members), so let Kate know if you’re willing to spend some time sharing ideas and developing a proposal for the Stewardship Ministry to present to the congregation. This is the kind of committee where the more ideas (and sometimes the craziest) we can generate, the more likely we’ll come up with some great solutions. Keep in mind that this is not intended to be a long-term commitment – just a few conversations with your friends.
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Worship 10:30 am
Sunday School 10:45 am
Fellowship 11:30 am
Communion 3rd Sunday of each month.
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