Prepare for Worship
January 16, 2022
Homer United Methodist Church
Important Dates on the Church Calendar
  • Sunday, January 16: Human Relations Day
  • 9:30 am: Zoom Fellowship
  • 11 am: Worship in person or online
  • 12 pm: Marimba practice

  • Monday, January 17: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

  • Tuesday, January 18, 1 pm: Centering Prayer

  • Saturday, January 22, 10 am - 1 pm: Church Clean Up - see Tuesday's newsletter for more information

  • Sunday, January 23: 
  • 9:30 am: Zoom Fellowship
  • 11 am: Worship in person or online
  • 12 pm: Marimba practice

  • January 26, 8 am - 4 pm: Project Homeless Connect

Please wear a mask and maintain appropriate physical distance if you are worshipping in person.
Human Relations Day
Resources for Children
Click here for the Children's Bulletins and here for the answer sheets.
Click here for a Human Relations Day Children's bulletin.
Click here for a Human Relations Day Children's Activity
Human Relations Day-Special Sunday
On Human Relations Day, we participate with other UMC congregations in a special offering to support neighborhood ministries through Community Developers, community advocacy through United Methodist Voluntary Services and work with at-risk youth through the Youth Offender Rehabilitation Program. Our gifts work together for the common good, building community and sharing God’s love. The Human Relations Day offering supports programs like those started in New York City during the COVID-19 pandemic for churches to provide food to their neighbors.

For example, First United Methodist Church in Flushing, Queens, NY, a predominantly Korean congregation with the Rev. Chongho James Kim as senior pastor, started outreach into the community by making a thousand cotton masks. Mina Yoo, the English language minister for the church, says that small act, distributing to senior home residences, nursing homes and family shelters beyond the Korean community, sparked a good energy in the congregation. Members decided to share whatever they could to help day laborers with no work – one family bringing 100 bags of rice and another 100 frozen chickens to distribute 100 bags of food one day a week. Those first weeks they distributed food to about 50 Korean families, but also to 100 mostly Hispanic families in the community. Later, an influx of Chinese families lengthened the line. First UMC continues to serve 250-300 people each week. The congregation is dreaming of future projects, like a food coop that will not only supply fresh food but also job training and nutritional education for the whole community. We know how systemic inequality affects those most vulnerable. When neighbors experience poverty and live in communities that have limited access to resources, as a denomination, our gifts on Human Relations Day work together to empower faith-based volunteer programs, community developers and programs that work with at-risk teens.

Write a check to your local church and write “Human Relations Day offering” in the memo line or donate online (see Ways to Give below).
House Sitter Wanted
Matt and Jason are hoping to hire someone to house sit for them in town (Soundview area) for 12 days starting January 25. Need to be able to walk two dogs 2x daily and feed dogs & chickens 1x daily. Call 907-690-1786. 
Prayer Requests

Please reply to this email with your prayer requests.

  • Prayers for family and friends of Drew Brown
  • Prayers for all those affected by the windstorms in the Mat Su Valley and extreme weather elsewhere
  • Prayers for wisdom and guidance for the David Beams family
  • Prayers for friends and family of those who have died
  • Prayers of healing and patience for Ola Mullikin
  • Prayers of strength and healing for families struggling with division
  • Prayers of healing for Cindy Dye
  • Prayers for Bernadine Jackson: patience and strength
  • Alaska Conference prayer focus: Anchor Park United Methodist Church. Ken Hagler, Pastor.

Please reply to this email with your prayer requests!

Ways to Give
Thank you for your consistent giving! Your generosity allows us to continue our ministries with people in need in our community. There are many ways to give:

Give Online
Click here for our church donation page.

Send a Check
Homer United Methodist Church
770 East End Road
Homer AK 99603

Donate Automatically
Use the "bill pay" or "auto draft" options of your bank or credit union. Contact your bank to learn more.

Text Your Offering
Safely text your donation through the Give+ app. Learn more here.

Click here to select Homer UMC as your charity on Amazon.
Spiritual Wellness Resources
Exploring Spiritual Practices

We practice spiritual disciplines so that when difficult times arise, we have tools to keep us grounded in peace, hope, joy, and love. Click here to watch Pastor Lisa's YouTube channel, Raven Fed.
Pastor Lisa's Current Schedule

Work Days: Sunday - Thursday
Days Off: Friday and Saturday

Pastor Lisa is now serving as the pastor of Homer UMC 3/4 time and as the Alaska Director of Connectional Ministries 1/4 time. Please call or email to make an appointment.

Over the course of the week, if you are in need of comfort and worship, "visit" some of the other Alaskan United Methodist churches to watch their worship services. Click here to see the list of churches offering online worship.

Contact Us
770 East End Road
Homer, AK 99603