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:
† All in-person worship services, small groups, rental group meetings, studies, and shared meals are canceled due to the public health concerns. We will be sharing a worship service with you all electronically this Sunday, rather than in person. We look forward to resuming our weekly worship and study schedules when the threat to public health is reduced. Many of these gatherings and studies are happening virtually, via Zoom.us. The Church office IS OPEN.
Central is welcoming pastoral intern Ollie Bergh to our staff as of August 1, 2020. Join us for a virtual meet and greet and welcome Ollie, via Zoom link, on Thursday, August 6, at 6 pm. Ollie will have an office here at the Church, will join us in studies and worship as a leader and participant, and will be working on both joining our existing ministries and developing new ministries according to his gifts and interests.
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. Meetings are currently happening via Zoom link.
Our planned group travel tour of Israel and Palestine will be rescheduled for 2022.
Sadly, we have canceled Vacation Bible School for this summer.
Central Seniors/Golden Opportunities: Wednesday coffee klatsches will resume at 9 am at Kaladi Brothers Coffee on Brayton Drive when restaurants reopen. Gatherings are currently happening via Zoom link.
We've recently gone on a cleaning binge, and the 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: men’s and women’s pants (sweats or jeans or stretchy), 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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