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:
† Sundays 8:15 am study with Pastor Jeff “The Bible Project” (no meeting on Council Sundays 2/16, 3/15, 4/19))
† Sundays we worship at 9:30 am
† Sundays 10:45 am Sunday School for preschool and school-age youth (no meeting on Annual Meeting Sunday 1/19)
† Sundays 10:45 am study of "Constantine and the Giant Church" (no meeting on Annual Meeting Sunday 1/19)
† Sundays 3:30 - 5 pm Confirmation Class for youth in 6th – 8th grades (January 26 is a 4 pm field trip meeting at Evergreen Memorial Home in downtown Anchorage)
† Tuesdays 7 am early morning study with Pastor Jeff “Intro to the New Testament”
† Wednesdays at Noon, Pastor Jeff leads a study of this weeks’ lectionary text
Book Group is reading “A Pilgrimage to Eternity: From Canterbury to Rome in Search of a Faith,” by Timothy Egan. This is the author’s account of a pilgrimage on the Viz Francigena, the major medieval trail along which pilgrims walked through northern Europe to Rome. He made this journey after the death of his mother, to fulfill a need he felt to search for answers to his questions concerning faith. We will meet to discuss the book on Monday, January 20th at 6:30 p.m. All readers are welcome!
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.
Join Central friends on a tour of Israel from September 21 through October 3, 2020. This guided tour includes airfare, most meals, transportation and sightseeing. Additional travel in Jordan is available October 3 - 7, as well. Learn more from the brochure, available in the Church office. This is open to all, and we will have members of multiple congregations joining our group.
Central Seniors/Golden Opportunities: Wednesday coffee klatsches continue at 9 am at Kaladi Brothers Coffee on Brayton Drive.
On fourth Sundays of each month, Central folks are invited to head to Beans Café to serve the noon meal from 11:15 am to 1:30 pm. No cooking duties, just don the provided apron and serve up a portion of the meal and a few smiles. RSVP to Nancy Williams so she knows to expect you. Suitable for tweens through adults.
On fourth Thursdays of each month, Central folks provide the evening meal for the guests at Clare House. The meal serves about fifty women and children. Individuals, families, and small groups may select a date through Kathy in the Church office. Meals may be a fun cooking project or a donation of funds for ready-to-serve foods from Costco.
Youth Group Families (8th - 12th grades) there is a lot coming up! Learn more from youth leader Anthony. Alaska Club Takeover on January 17, planning a fundraiser dinner for February 14, hosting the annual Fur Rondy and Iditarod Snack Shops (February 28 & 29, March 1, and March 7), a Youth Retreat March 20-21 at Birchwood Camp, Escape Room Night on April 3, and Western States Youth Gathering in California from June 25 - 29.
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.
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