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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. Our phone number is 907-272-8363. Click here
for a map and directions to the church. Click here
for Kate's office hours. 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!
Habitat for Humanity.
Many thanks to Jeanette Dillon, Sue and Laney Hanas, Mary Mitchell, Bob and Carolyn Rinehart, Susan Faith, Trevor Wolfe-Prause, Vivian Pike, Kathy Broome and Kathy Means, who helped prepare and deliver a delicious lunch of soup and sandwiches to the Habitat for Humanity Global Village Team at their work site on 4th and Oklahoma. Those hard working volunteers were very hungry and appreciative! We also got a tour of the site and saw the inside of a recently completed home. Our latest lunch was August 24, 2015.
Summer Activities for Youth. Sunday School has ended until next fall, but we will have activities for children and youth on Sunday throughout the summer. Everyone will stay upstairs until just before the sermon and then go downstairs. The Nursery will not have an attendant through the summer, but parents can take advantage of the speaker in the Board Room if little ones get restless.
This being the season when so many of us take off for vacation to exotic places or just camping at Bird Creek, we want you to take a drawing of Jesus with you and snap a picture of yourself with “Flat Jesus
” wherever you go this summer. But take him with you on more than just trips. Take him with you to a baseball game, to the park, to a play, on a hike – whatever you are up to this summer. Let us see what our Congregation likes to do and where we like to go. On the last page of the June newsletter, you will find "Flat Jesus," or click here
. Cut him out (color him in if you wish), take him with you, and send or bring a picture back to the church. Let’s see how many places “Flat Jesus
” can go. In the fall we will put together a wonderful collage of your pictures.
Flower Power Plan. Sign up in the Volunteer book in the narthex to help weed our beautiful flower garden during the summer. You don't need to water as it will be done by our sexton.
Summer musical offerings.
During the summer, we welcome any who would like to share their musical talents in the church service. Contact the Music Board or Kate O'Dell if you would like to sign up for a Sunday.
Bible Study is held Sunday mornings at 9:30 am. Rev. George leads us in an interesting comparative analysis and discussion of the Bible, focusing on that Sunday's scripture readings and the sermon. 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). 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.
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.: The warm summer weather doesn't mean we have fewer of our neighbors and friends needing food aid. 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.
. On April 24-26, 2015, Rev. Patty Haheim led our congregation in a workshop to help revitalize our church. Click here
for the ideas generated at the workshop that will help our church move forward into the future.
PNACCC Annual Meeting and May Melodies.
On May 1-3, our church hosted the annual meeting of the Pacific Northwest Association of Congregational Christian Churches (PNACCC), followed by our annnual celebration of the fine arts. Click here
for some photos of the events.
Planning a wedding? Contact us for more information. Take a tour of our facility.
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ALL ARE WELCOME at First Congregational Christian Church of Anchorage