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[dropcap1]B[/dropcap1]ishop Elaine J.W. Stanovsky welcomes you to the Alaska United Methodist Conference website. Bishop Elaine started as the Episcopal Leader of the Greater Northwest Area (Pacific Northwest, Oregon-Idaho, and Alaska) on September 1st, 2016.  She was elected to the Episcopacy in 2008. Here’s a short video greeting:

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Transcript:

Grace and peace to you in the name of Jesus Christ,

I’m Elaine Stanovsky and I’m the brand new bishop in the Greater Northwest Area of The United Methodist Church, having just moved here from Denver, Colorado where I served for eight years. I can’t tell you how excited my husband Clint and I are to be in the Northwest, we came from the Northwest, we served all of our professional lives in the Northwest and its great to be back in the Pacific Northwest Conference, the Oregon-Idaho Conference, and the Alaska Conference.

I believe to the core of my being that God is still at work in the world through the Church. And that the job of those of us who believe in Jesus Christ and who know the power of Christ’s life-giving work; our job is to figure out where God is at work, and how God is at work in the world, and to go join God in that work! I hope that all of you and all of your places are looking for that kind of new reengagement with your neighborhoods.

I can’t tell you how excited I am to get to meet you as I begin to travel the Area, learn about the ministries you are involved in, and encourage you along the way. But for now I’m going to say:

God bless you, God keep you, and may God bring us together on the road.

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Bishop Elaine J.W. Stanovsky

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[dropcap1]W[/dropcap1]elcome to the Alaska United Methodist Conference online portal!Carlo Rapanut  We invite you to visit the pages of our website to learn more about our conference and our 28 United Methodist Churches all around the state. We are people committed to making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. We invite you to be partners with us in this mission.

 

There are other ways we can be connected. Find us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/alaskaumc. We also have a weekly e-newsletter, The E-Aurora, which contains the latest news and events from around the conference. If you would like to receive this, please email: alaskaumc@gmail.com and we’ll get you connected right away.

 

We would also be glad to respond to you if you have questions about us and what we do or have suggestions and feedback about our site.

 

Thanks for reading and I hope that your time on this site is worth your while.

 

Your fellow disciple,

Rev. Carlo A. Rapanut
Conference Superintendent

 

*You can follow Carlo’s blog at: http://reflectionsofarunningrev.blogspot.com

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