Weekly Announcements
  
    
Announcements for week beginning July 15, 2018





Sunday, July 15

10:00 am       Worship Service, Sanctuary, Rev. Matt Schultz preaching.


The childcare center is open for children up to five years during the service, as needed by parents. Children are always welcome in worship and worship clipboards and story books are available at the back of the Sanctuary (or ask an usher!).


Thursday, July 19

5:30 pm            Deacons' Meeting in the Library


Saturday, July 21

10:00 am           Food Box Build for the Elderly, at the Food Bank, 2121 Spar Ave. (note new start time)


Sunday, July 22

10:00 am         Worship Service, Sanctuary, Rev. Matt Schultz preaching.

The childcare center is open for children up to five years during the service, as needed by parents. Children are always welcome in worship and worship clipboards and story books are available at the back of the Sanctuary (or ask an usher!).

Today is F.I.S.H. Sunday. We will not be bagging oatmeal and rice, but we invite you to bring pasta to help us reach our goal of donating 100 lbs of pasta to F.I.S.H.


Coming Up.....  (Save the Date!)




Saturday, July 21

10:00 am         Food Bank Box Build, 2121 Spar Rd (note new start time)


July 27 – 29    

Youth Group Homer Retreat. See the Youth Group page for more details.


Sunday, July 29

10:00 am         We will welcome mission workers Alicia and Ryan White and their two daughters.
                             The Whites are working in Germany with Iranian refugees. They will discuss their work.


Watch this space!




Looking Ahead.....

Regular Events

FIRST THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH — Pioneer Home Ministry
As a church, on the first Thursday of each month, we go to the Anchorage Pioneer Home to conduct a service of singing hymns, a message, and communion. If you would like to join us in this ministry, please come to the Pioneer Home at 9:30 a.m. It is located at 923 West 11th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501. For more information, please contact the church office at 272-6411.

FIRST SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH — Communion
On the first Sunday of each month we usually serve communion. This may change, depending upon circumstances. We usually serve by intinction, where each person takes a piece of bread and dips it in the communal cup. We also serve only gluten-free bread.

SECOND SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH — Sermon Talkback
Please join us for a Sermon Talkback time on the second Sunday of every month, March-May, in the church library. Feel free to bring a snakc to share if you can. If you can't, just bring your questions and comments. This is an opportunity to discuss the sermons from the past month with Pastor Matt, as well as ask questions and go into issues raised more deeply.

EVERY MONDAY NIGHT — Emergency Cold Weather Shelter
The Shelter is closed until October. Many thanks to everyone who helped with the Shelter!
Every Monday night from October to the end of April, we operate the Emergency Cold Weather Shelter at FPC. We provide accommodation, food, warmth and safety to homeless families that have nowhere else to stay. These families are referred to us by AWAIC. On a very few nights, no-one needs the shelter; but we have housed up to 18 people on some nights.

A team of three or four volunteers from FPC stays the night. In addition, other volunteers provide food, do laundry, and provide other much-needed support. If you would like to be involved, please contact the church office at 272-6411.

THIRD SATURDAY OF THE MONTH — Alaska Food Bank
Help pack 800 food boxes for the elderly on the third Saturday of each month from 9 am to 12 noon. The food is delivered to the villages each month. FPC is committed to providing 8–10 volunteers for this outreach. We meet in the morning at the Food Bank 2121 Spar Ave., Anchorage.

​FOURTH SUNDAY OF THE MONTH — F.I.S.H. Sunday
On the fourth Sunday of each month, FPC bags rice and oatmeal for F.I.S.H., and brings pasta to donate to the agency. Our goal is to donate at least 60 pounds of pasta each month. Bring your pasta and plan to help with the bagging of rice and oatmeal following worship in the Fellowship Hall. F.I.S.H. (Fellowship In Serving Humanity) delivers emergency food aid to people in need in Anchorage; responding to a call for help through a network of volunteers.

SECOND AND FOURTH THURSDAYS — A-Men Lunch, 12:00 noon
On the second and fourth Thursdays of each month (with a few exceptions for holidays), a group of FPC gentlemen meet for lunch and fellowship at Denny's, on the corner of Denali and Benson. Feel free to join the group at any time; no need to make a reservation.

FIRST AND THIRD SUNDAYS — Equal Exchange Fair Trade Products
FPC offers Equal Exchange Fair Trade products (coffee, tea and chocolates) for our congregation to but, and we will have these products available on the first and third Sundays of each month. Fair Trade products support sustainable practices that minimize our environmental footprint, maintain safe and healthy working conditions for the workers,m and provide opportunities for farmers and producers to receive a fair price and have a voice in how their marketplace is run.