Central News

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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Congregations come together to create Valentines for shelter residents​

Six congregations including Central Lutheran are creating and donating valentine cards, candy, and new socks.

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Upcoming Events


Our worship and study schedule: 

† Join us in-person or via our livestream for 9:30 am Sunday worship services.  Masks are currently optional, and we have masks to offer you upon request.  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 recommendations.

Join us at our annual neighborhood picnic on Saturday, September 10, 2022, 4 - 6 pm here at Central Lutheran.  We'll have the hot dogs and burgers and the condiments, and we invite attendees to bring cookies, bags of chips, or whole fruits (whole apples, oranges, grapes, etc).

The Anchorage Farmers Market meets in our upper parking lot each Saturday, 9 am - 2 pm, May 7 - October 15, 2022.  The Market features locally grown and produced vegetables, breads, flowers, plant starts, fermented foods, compost tea and more from vendors including Farm 779, A D Farm, Turkey Red, Thriving Greens, Northern Flowers, Arctic Organics, Hatcher Pass Dahlias, Stockwell Farm, Brown Dog Farm, Feed Me Hope food truck, and the Seldovitsh Family farm. 

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.  

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.   

Central Seniors/Golden Opportunities:  Wednesday coffee klatsches are again being held in person with 8:30 am gatherings at Kaladi Brothers Coffee on Brayton Drive.  

Our Helping Hands Coat Closet is newly expanded, 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, walking shoes and tennis shoes in good condition in a variety of adult sizes, women's pants and leggings, men's sweat pants and track pants.


The Lutheran Social Services of Alaska (LSSA) Food Pantry welcomes your donation of canned meats, chili, soup, canned fruit, dried potato mixes, tuna and peanut butter, and more, and your donation of time if you're able to help prepare food boxes for clients.  

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