Weekly Announcements
Announcements for week beginning November 25, 2018

Sunday, Nov. 25    
             9:30 am   Adult Sunday School
             9:30 am   Breakfast Club Youth & Children
           11:00 am   Worship including Godly Play and Music Club
           12:00 pm   FISH Service Project
             2:00 pm Youth Bowling at Center Bowl

Monday, Nov. 26   
             1:00 pm    Lillie Berry Circle (Library)
             6:00 pm    ECWS

Wednesday, Nov. 28         
             6:00 pm   Handbells
             7:15 pm   Choir

Sunday, Dec. 2        
             9:30 am   Adult Sunday School
             9:30 am   Breakfast Club Youth & Children
          11:00 am   Worship including Godly Play and Music Club
          12:00 pm   Advent Party in Fellowship Hall

Coming Up.....  (Save the Dates!)

Youth Group Calendar.  All 7-12th graders are welcome to be a part of the Anchorage Presbyterian Youth Group.  We meet most Sundays for recreation, fellowship, and Bible study.  Contact Danna Larson for additional information.    Here is our upcoming schedule:
          Nov. 4:     Youth Group at First: Assembling College Care Packages
                               (meet at FPC at 1:00 pm)
        Nov. 11:    Youth Group at Immanuel:  prepare and serve a meal for the elderly
        Nov. 18:    No Youth Group (enjoy the Thanksgiving celebrations at your church)
        Nov. 25:    Bowling Party (time and place to be announced later)

​​Advent Party is next Sunday, Dec. 2!  All are welcome to join us following worship in fellowship hall on Sunday, Dec. 2 for our annual advent party.  We will have supplies for you to make a family wreath to use during the advent season and other activities to help you honor the season of Advent and Christmas.     The party will include a baked potato bar for you to enjoy.   Bring a friend!

Looking Ahead.....

Regular Events

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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, and provide opportunities for farmers and producers to receive a fair price and have a voice in how their marketplace is run.