Weekly Announcements
  
    
Announcements for week beginning April 22, 2018




Sunday, April 22

   9:30 am       Adult Sunday School
   9:30 am       Breakfast Club Youth & Children
10:35 am       Children's Choir
11:00 am       Worship Service, Sanctuary, Rev. Matt Schultz preaching
12:00 noon  Birchwood Camp Sunday
12:00 noon  F.I.S.H. Service Project, Fellowship Hall
12:30 pm      Youth Group  at FPC, lunch and discussion of Birchwood Camp, Room 8
                
Children will be dismissed to Godly Play after the 'Time with Children.' Pick up your children from the Godly Play room after the service.


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!).



Monday, April 23

   1:30 pm     Lillie Berry Circle, Library
   6:30 pm     Emergency Cold Weather Shelter



Tuesday, April 24

   5:30 pm      Potluck and Discussion, Fellowship Hall. George Martinez Jr., "We Are Anchorage"



Wednesday, April 25

   6:00 pm      Handbells                      
   7:15 pm      Choir



Thursday, April 26

12:00 noon     A-Men Lunch, Denny's at Denali and Benson



Sunday, April 29

   9:30 am         Adult Sunday School
   9:30 am         Breakfast Club Youth and Children
10:35 am         Children's Choir, Fellowship Hall
11:00 am         Worship Service, Sanctuary, Rev. Matt Schultz preaching
12:30 pm         Lunch and Meeting for Gambell Summer Crew interest, Room 8
                         
Children will be dismissed to Godly Play after the 'Time with Children.' Pick up your children from the Godly Play room after the service.

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!).



Coming Up.....  (Save the Date!)


Tuesday, April 24

                         Potluck and Discussion, Fellowship Hall. George Martinez Jr., "We are Anchorage"

Sunday, April 29

                         Meeting about Gambell Summer Teams. 12:30 pm, lunch provided, Room 8.
                         FPC plans to send three teams and needs 20 people to help out. Come and find out!

Tuesday, May 1

                         Rev. Alice Green to be inducted into Alaska Women's Hall of Fame, 6 pm.
                         First Baptist Church, 1100  W 10th Ave. 

Friday, May 4

                         John Walsh will present a concertn on FPC's new memorial organ in the evening.
                         The concert is free and everyone is encouraged to attend.

Saturday, May 12

                         Presbyterian Women Tea, 1pm to 3 pm

Saturday, May 19

                         Church Clean-up, 9:00 to 11:30 am. Meet in the Narthex.

May 27 to June 2

                         Presbytery Youth Camp at Bingle Camp (North Pole, AK)

June 4 to June 8

                         Vacation Bible School at FPC.

Saturday, June 30

                         Tea Tent at the Scottish Highland Games at Palmer Fairgrounds.


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
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.

​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.