A weekly news update from The Alaska United Methodist Conference
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.