Bishop Elaine Stanovsky of the Greater Northwest Episcopal Area has directed all of her churches (including Alaska) to suspend in-person worship gatherings for two weeks. Therefore many Alaska United Methodist Churches are moving to online worship for the time being.
These services are for Sunday, March 15th.
Our Superintendent, Rev. Carlo Rapanut will lead an Alaska Conference online worship service on the Alaska Conference Facebook Page at 11 AM. This is available for all of our churches to use and many will be logging in there to join as as Conference.
Several other churches are utilizing other means to be in ministry in their specific community or are using the online services they are used to using. Below is a list of the available online worship services the Alaska Conference knows is happening this week. Feel free to join any of our church services as they happen live or watch them later.
- Alaska Conference — Online Worship at 11 am via Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/alaskaumc/. Carlo will be online beginning at 10:45 am. For those wanting to join by phone via Zoom (audio only), call (669)9006833 and enter the Meeting ID 203 886 969 when prompted.
- St John UMC — Livestream at 9:15am traditional and 11:30am contemporary. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC157rFbLUFLjOH9XvQTjCIQ. Pastor Emily is preaching and Pastor Andy will be the worship leader.
- Seward and Moose Pass UMCs — Online Worship at 10:30 AM via Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/SewardMoosePassUmc/ (This is a joint service with St. Peter Episcopal and Resurrection Lutheran)
- Homer UMC — Worship on Facebook Live (https://www.facebook.com/HomerUnitedMethodistChurchAlaska/) tomorrow at 11 am. Pastor Lisa will be on when she gets it figured out. She will use Carlo’s video for Sunday evening.
- Palmer UMC — Worshipping at 9:30 via ZOOM https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/103179309. For those choosing to join using the ZOOM app, not a computer, Meeting ID is 103 179 309.
- First UMC (Anchorage) — Worship at 10 AM via Zoom — https://zoom.us/j/663705619 Meeting ID: 663 705 619
- Girdwood Chapel UMC — Worship at 10:30am via Zoom. Join us via this link https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/814064446, or through Zoom Meeting ID 814 064 446, or by calling +1 253-215-8782 and entering the Meeting ID. We will transition our worship service at 11am to join the Alaska conference worship.
- UMC of Chugiak — Prerecorded worship service will be uploaded to our Facebook page, YouTube Channel, and website this evening. The intent is to flow from our service offering into the Alaska Conference livestream at 11:00 am.