Fight for social justice could renew struggling churches
Central Lutheran's Pastor Jeff Hackler was recently featured in an article by the Alaska Dispatch News.
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Central Lutheran plants new community garden to help feed homeless
Central Lutheran recently installed a new permaculture garden to beautify the area while growing food for those in need.
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Our worship and study schedule:
† Join us in-person or via zoom link for 9:30 am Sunday worship services. In our facility, unvaccinated people should wear masks (and we have masks to offer you upon request) and all visitors to Central are asked to maintain distance between household groups, to wash or sanitize their hands often during their visit, and to be gracious to those still needing to protect their health. Most small groups, rental group meetings, studies, and shared meals are resuming, with the above health protection stipulations.
The Anchorage Farmers Market is at Central on Saturdays. Join us between 9 am and 2 pm for plant starts, compost tea, freshly baked bread, salad greens and fresh vegetables. Our hospitality booth can return this summer - watch the eNews for your opportunity to donate cookies and bars and such (individually wrapped by the donor or a volunteer) or to donate time to welcoming folks.
Wanted: donations of shelf-stable foods like pre-packaged trail mix, granola bars, dried fruits, meal bars, jerky, packets of tuna, canned meats and bottled water for the church office to have on hand for hungry neighbors. It’s a blessing to be able to offer two or three items to a hungry person along with the directions to the Food Pantry. Also welcome, donations of canned and boxed foods that we can pass on to the Lutheran Social Services of Alaska Food Pantry.
Summer brings opportunities for fun:
Join us Mondays to cheer on our Softball Team,
join friends on Tuesdays for walks and hikes,
and come play pickle ball on Wednesday evenings.
We'll host our annual congregational picnic on Sunday, June 13, at Valley of the Moon Park following our Sunday service.
We'll have a potluck lunch on Sunday, August 1, following worship, to celebrate with Intern Ollie as he completes his internship that day.
Local Organizing Ministry: Want to make a difference in your community? Along with Anchorage Faith & Action Congregations Together AFACT, Central folks and Pastor Jeff, listens to our congregation and Fairview neighbors, builds relationships, and develops leaders. Through these relationships, we identify issues and work to effect change in ourselves and in the public sphere. Contact Pastor Jeff to find out how you can get involved. We meet every other Tuesday and the current focus is to get to know our Fairview neighbors and our homeless neighbors and see how we can grow relationships with them.
Our planned group travel tour of Israel and Palestine will be rescheduled for 2022.
Central Seniors/Golden Opportunities: Wednesday coffee klatsches will resume at 9 am at Kaladi Brothers Coffee on Brayton Drive in the near future. Gatherings are currently happening via Zoom link.
Our Helping Hands Coat Closet is newly cleaned and organized, and every item of donated clothing has been washed and sorted. This closet, near the main entry to the Church, is stocked with extra coats and other items that can be given to visitors and shelter guests in need of a warm and clean layer. We welcome freshly laundered donations of wearable items in a variety of sizes. Needed now: blankets or sleeping bags.
The Lutheran Social Services of Alaska (LSSA) Food Pantry is seeing increased traffic and those numbers may go up in the coming weeks. We welcome your donation of canned meats, chili, soup, canned fruit, dried potato mixes, tuna and peanut butter, and more. FEELING COOPED UP? ADDITIONAL VOLUNTEERS WELCOME – ages ten and older through adult – mornings before the clients arrive to pre-fill food boxes. BOXES WANTED (small and medium sizes, may be flattened for transport)
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