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Friends of the Alaska Conference, We lost a friend and former leader on Wednesday, March 21st. On that morning, former Alaska Bishop Ed Paup passed away at home with his wife and daughter by his side. He had been fighting a brain tumor for some time. “Ed,” as most clergy called him, was the Bishop […]
Click Picture to Download In this month’s edition you’ll read about your General Conference delegation preparing for General Conference in Tampa next month. You’ll also read a book review by Jim Doepken and a Lenten devotion from Jenny Smith which touches on their new family. Plus you’ll be invited to join in prayer for the […]
Download the new Aurora Witness HERE. In this edition, you’ll see some notes from the Conference Coordinating Council. You’ll read a response from the Western Jurisdiction Bishops concerning the proposed restructuring of the United Methodist Church. You’ll read about the latest recipient of Turnagain UMC’s “Towel and Basin Award.” And there’s more. Download your copy […]
Image by molotalk via Flickr December 6, 2011 To: Active HealthFlex Participants in Alaska Conference sans lay employees Re: Wellness Incentive for 2011 & wellness incentives in 2012 From: Bruce Galvin With Advent we know that the end of the year is near. Currently 50% of the active HealthFlex participants, lay employees are not eligible […]
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Phil Campbell, pastor of Northern Light United Church in Juneau, and other Phil and Phyllis Campbells across the globe have banded together to help rebuild the Tornado-ravaged town of Phil Campbell, Alabama. This was recently featured in several major news outlets, and our very own United Methodist News Service. Today, MSNBC, in its website, featured […]
The Alaska United Methodist Conference had its annual conference session on June 3-5, 2011 in beautiful Homer, Alaska, nestled on the shore of Katchemak Bay off of Cook Inlet. We were called to order at 1:30 PM on Friday and completed all of our business by 5:25 PM on Saturday…with five minutes to spare. The […]
As of May 24, 2011, our new website is “mostly” up and running. We have tweaks and some changes that will be made before annual conference in 10 days, but this is, more or less, what it will be. Thank you to Luther Oconer, Jenny Smith, and Jim Doepken for their work as the […]