New Communications Survey Online

Posted in: News- May 14, 2012 Comments Off on New Communications Survey Online

Help us evaluate the Aurora Witness, The E-Aurora, and this very website.   CLICK HERE TO TAKE SURVEY

Our General Conference Blog is Up and Running

Posted in: News, Uncategorized- Apr 19, 2012 Comments Off on Our General Conference Blog is Up and Running

Check it out at www.fromthegeneral.wordpress.com.  

Remembering Former Bishop Ed Paup With Personal Stories

Posted in: News- Mar 23, 2012 Comments Off on Remembering Former Bishop Ed Paup With Personal Stories

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 […]

March 2012 Aurora Witness Available

Posted in: News, Uncategorized- Mar 14, 2012 No Comments

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 […]

February Aurora Witness Available

Posted in: News- Feb 21, 2012 Comments Off on February Aurora Witness Available

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 […]

Wellness Incentives for 2011 and 2012

Posted in: News- Dec 16, 2011 Comments Off on Wellness Incentives for 2011 and 2012

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 […]

November Aurora Witness Online

Posted in: News- Nov 11, 2011 Comments Off on November Aurora Witness Online

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Juneau Pastor, Namesakes Aid Tornado-Ravaged Town, Gain National Attention

Posted in: News- Jun 18, 2011 Comments Off on Juneau Pastor, Namesakes Aid Tornado-Ravaged Town, Gain National Attention

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 […]

Alaska Conference Convenes 40th Annual Session

Posted in: News- Jun 18, 2011 Comments Off on Alaska Conference Convenes 40th Annual Session

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 […]

Website ‘Soft’ Launch

Posted in: News- May 25, 2011 No Comments

  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 […]