Former Alaskan Pastor, Jim Campbell, Has a New Book

Posted in: News- Jan 08, 2015 Comments Off on Former Alaskan Pastor, Jim Campbell, Has a New Book

Former Alaskan pastor, Jim Campbell, has a new book, The Chair, and it has been featured in the Jan-Feb “Western Circuit Rider,” the Newsletter of the Western Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church. Here’s what the Western Circuit Rider says: Former Alaska Pastor Jim Campbell’s latest book is out. A copy can be obtained at […]

A Snapshot from Willow Church and Community Ministry — The Abundance God Provides

Posted in: News- Nov 19, 2014 Comments Off on A Snapshot from Willow Church and Community Ministry — The Abundance God Provides

(From Fran Lynch) THE ABUNDANCE GOD PROVIDES In the just reward of labor, God’s will is done; In the help we give our neighbor, God’s will is done; in our worldwide task of caring for the hungry and despairing, in the harvest we are sharing, God’s will is done. “For the Fruits of This Creation” […]

The Ministry of Nome Community UMC and Charlie Brower

Posted in: News- Sep 11, 2014 Comments Off on The Ministry of Nome Community UMC and Charlie Brower

5 Ways Churches Can Use Pinterest

Posted in: News- Feb 13, 2014 Comments Off on 5 Ways Churches Can Use Pinterest

A helpful video from our friends with United Methodist Communications

The Conference’s “Mission House” to Once Again Serve as a Parsonage

Posted in: News- Aug 26, 2013 Comments Off on The Conference’s “Mission House” to Once Again Serve as a Parsonage

“The Mission House” is a Alaska Conference-owned property on Knight’s Way in Anchorage. It previously housed the Superintendent of the Conference but has most recently been rented to an agency that provides assisted living housing. The rental agreement has been month to month and the montly revenue from the rental ($1,241) has been used to […]

$150,000 Goal Set for “Imagine No Malaria”

Posted in: News- Aug 26, 2013 Comments Off on $150,000 Goal Set for “Imagine No Malaria”

At the August 13th meeting or our Alaska Conference Leadership Team, a $150,000 goal was set for “Imagine No Malaria”–our denomination’s work with other organizational partners to attain a sustainable victory over malaria. Our target date for reaching this goal is General Conference in the Spring of 2016. Because our initial program goal for the […]

A Word from our Historian About Heritage Sunday — May 19, 2013

Posted in: News- Apr 23, 2013 Comments Off on A Word from our Historian About Heritage Sunday — May 19, 2013

Heritage Sunday May 19, 2013 “The Power of Place: The Contemporary Mission of Heritage Landmarks and Historic Sites”   Alaska does not have any Heritage Landmarks but we do have two Historic Sites:  #350 Jesse Lee Home in Unalaska, and #368 First United Methodist Church in Ketchikan.  We have to thank Bea Shepard for these […]

“Alaska Churches” an Advance Special for 2013-2016

Posted in: News- Jan 05, 2013 Comments Off on “Alaska Churches” an Advance Special for 2013-2016

The Advance has approved our application for “Alaska Churches” to continue as an official project of The Advance for the 2013-2016 quadrennium.  Our Advance number is 931027.  Our project will be able to receive gifts from donors for up to $50000 annually. The Advance will be promoting and marketing your project to United Methodist congregations; […]

Western Jurisdiction Issues “Statement of Gospel Obedience”

Posted in: News- Aug 07, 2012 Comments Off on Western Jurisdiction Issues “Statement of Gospel Obedience”

(The following is an excerpt from a United Methodist News Service Report, written by Kathy Gilbert.  To see the full article, go here.)   The Western Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church) has issued a “Statement of Gospel Obedience” that emphasizes Christ’s grace and love is available to all and that The United Methodist Church […]

Bishop Grant Hagiya to Serve New Episcopal Area in West

Posted in: News, Uncategorized- Aug 07, 2012 Comments Off on Bishop Grant Hagiya to Serve New Episcopal Area in West

Bishop Grant J. Hagiya, presiding over the Western Jurisdictional Conference Session on Friday, July 20, 2012 in San Diego, California. Photo by Patrick Scriven   By Greg Nelson, Director of Communications for the Oregon-Idaho Conference The Western Jurisdiction has ratified the assignments of their Committee on Episcopacy for five episcopal areas. Following action of the […]