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A weekly news update from The Alaska United Methodist Conference
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CONFERENCE NEWS
AK Child & Family needs car magazines
AK Child & Family is looking for car magazines for a "Build Your Engine" group they are developing.  If you have any, please bring them to the Jesse Lee Campus Monday - Friday between 8:30am - 4:30pm.  They would be grateful.  If you have any questions, please contact Kelli Williams.
NATIONAL NEWS
A prayer for father figures
A short reflection offers words to honor the sons, brothers, fathers and grandfathers who have cared for children and shaped lives.

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Help for churches in preparing for disaster
United Methodist Insurance has a message for local churches: While you likely can't prevent natural disasters, you can prepare. The nonprofit has produced a free e-booklet to help churches plan for emergencies.

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Speaking against child-parent separation policy
The United Methodist Council of Bishops has joined other Christian, Muslim and Jewish leaders in urging the U.S. government to stop its policy of separating immigrant families. United Methodist Women also issued a statement calling for an end to the practice.
 
Help coping with Alzheimer's/dementia
How can churches help people living with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia, and their caregivers? A new, free resource now available from The United Methodist Church helps answer that question. The five-part study, titled "Alzheimer's/Dementia: Ministry with the Forgotten" includes downloadable videos and a leader's guide. Retired Bishop Ken Carder wrote the resource based on his experiences caring for his wife, Linda.

Read press release
Read UMNS story on Bishop Carder's ministry

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CONFERENCE CALENDAR
June
13-16: Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference
22-24: PNW Annual Conference
27-29: GNW Cabinet Retreat - Carlo attending

July
2-31: Carlo on vacation

August
25: Leadership Team meeting
Office Hours
Office Hours
The Conference Office hours are:
 
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am - 11:00 am 
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Upcoming
Clergy Birthdays
 
June 15 -
Matt Reinders

June 27 -
Teri Erbele

July 11 -
Bob Smith
Joseph DowlingSoka

July 21 -
Lisa Talbott



Conference Office
907-333-5050

Superintendent Carlo
907-854-8340
Submissions - If you have an article or event that you would like to share with the rest of the conference, submit it to the conference office by Monday evening for consideration.
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The mission of the United Methodist Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ.  Held and supported by the transforming relationship with God through Christ, we of the Alaska United Methodist Conference seek to be a community that creates a home for all peoples, finds our hope through grace and journeys together into God's preferred future.
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