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CONFERENCE NEWS
Making the Road By Walking
As we prepare to celebrate All Saints Sunday, our Superintendent Carlo reflects on the recent passing of his mother in relation to our CrossOver Year theme of "Making the Road By Walking."

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October apportionment numbers
Money The October apportionment report is posted to the conference website.  There are only two months left to reach 100% apportionments paid.  Take a look to see where your church is.
Annual Holiday Auction & Luncheon
All are welcome to join the Anchor Park UMW in their annual Holiday Auction & Luncheon.

For $17 you can come and enjoy a wonderful meal (appetizers, salad, chicken, potatoes, vegetables, home made bread, a variety of desserts, coffee and tea) with a great group of women who want to support mission with women, children and youth locally, statewide, nationally, and internationally through the work of United Methodist Women. 

Donations of all kinds are welcome but we particularly welcome home crafted and baked items.  All donated items should be accompanied by a donation form.  All items should be received by Wednesday, November 7th unless other arrangements have been made.

Money raised from the sale of sale items, silent auction items, and live auction items goes toward mission.

Phone reservations can be made through the Anchor Park office at 277-0152.  Please name the persons attending when you call.  Reservation are welcomed through Thursday, November 8th at 1pm.  This will enable us to set enough places at the tables as well as prepare enough food.  If you have any questions, please contact Jo Anne Hayden at 903-5025.

You won't want to miss it!
Does your church need a work team next year?
UMVIM
It is time to start thinking about what UMVIM work teams are needed for Summer 2019.  Several teams have already indicated an interest in serving in Alaska next year!  If your church is looking to host a team, please contact Dan Wilcox, danielpwilcox@gmail.com with information about what your needs are, and what types of teams you might host.
Mission u opportunities
Mission u is a yearly event that United Methodist Women host for everyone around the state.  The second event is coming up in Nikiski at North Star UMC this weekend, November 2-3.  You can view the flyer here.

The studies this year are What About Our Money? A Faith Response and Embracing Wholeness: An Earth Perspective.  You can register to attend here.

The last event is scheduled for January 11-12 at UMC of Sitka.

Plan on joining!
NATIONAL NEWS
United Methodists react to synagogue shooting
As United Methodists responded to a deadly synagogue shooting, Bishop Cynthia Moore-Koikoi urged people to listen to God as they pray. United Methodists in the area immediately reached out to rabbis and synagogues to find out how they could help, while others attended vigils.

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Court: One Church Plan largely constitutional
A review of possible plans for the future direction of The United Methodist Church found the One Church Plan to be largely constitutional, said a decision released Oct. 26 by the denomination's top court. In Decision 1366, the United Methodist Judicial Council found more problems in the Traditional Plan petitions that would need to be addressed before that plan could pass a constitutional test.
Court ruling propels GC2019 strategizing
The United Methodist Church's top court has clarified what parts of legislation heading to the 2019 General Conference pass constitutional muster. Advocates for various plans are now looking at how to change the plans to address the Judicial Council's ruling.

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Read all of the courts decisions 
Board opposes military at U.S.-Mexico border
A delegation from the United Methodist Board of Church and Society's board of directors walked across the International Gateway Bridge to meet with men, women and children fleeing violence in their home countries. The bridge crosses the U.S.-Mexico border between Matomoros, Mexico, and Brownsville, Texas. After the trip during their meeting, the board adopted a statement opposing the decision by the U.S. government to send troops to the border in response to the group of migrants traveling through Mexico to try to reach the U.S.
Eugene Peterson, Bible popularizer, remembered
United Methodists remember the Rev. Eugene Peterson, the scholar and Presbyterian pastor whose paraphrase, The Message, helped millions look at the Bible anew. 
 
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Pacific Islanders spread love through music
Young Pacific Islanders with family roots in Tonga, Samoa and Fiji took part in a United Methodist leadership conference in Washington. While there, the group sang at Foundry United Methodist Church.

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#GivingTuesday | November 27, 2018
Hope is knowing there are better days ahead: days of full stomachs, warm beds, safe communities and joyful opportunities.  In 2017, millions of people from 150 countries raised over $300,000,000 on Giving Tuesday.  This year, United Methodists will once again come together as a part of that movement to advance vital ministries around the world.

There are hundreds of ways you can #GiveUMC.

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CONFERENCE CALENDAR
November
3: Charge Conference - Ola Toe Fuataina UM Samoan Fellowship
4: Charge Conference - Willow UMC
7: Charge Conference - Girdwood Chapel UMC
8: Charge Conference - UMC of Chugiak
10: Charge Conference - North Star UMC
10: Charge Conference - Kenai UMC
11: Charge Conference - Soldotna UMC
11: Charge Conference - Jewel Lake Parish
14: Charge Conference - Palmer UM Fellowship
15: Charge Conference - UMC of Sitka
16: Charge Conference - First UMC Ketchikan
17: Charge Conference - Douglas Community UMC
17: Charge Conference - Aldersgate UMC
25: Charge Conference - Anchorage Korean UMC

December
1: Leadership Team meeting via Zoom
4: Charge Conference - Anchor Park UMC

January
6: Charge Conference - Turnagain UMC
7: Charge Conference - First UMC Anchorage/First Samoan UMC of Anchorage (tentative)
13: Charge Conference - First UMC Fairbanks
22: Charge Conference - St. John UMC
25: Charge Conference - Homer UMC
27: Charge Conference - Northern Light United Church
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Upcoming
Clergy Birthdays
 
  November 1 -  
Phil Campbell
 
November 6 -  
Tafa Fulumua
 
November 8 -  
Jason Cornish
 
November 9 -  
Murray Crookes 



Conference Office
907-333-5050

Superintendent Carlo
907-854-8340
Office Hours
Office Hours
The Conference Office hours are:
 
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am - 11:30 am 
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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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