Prepare for Worship
September 19, 2021
Homer United Methodist Church
In-Person Worship Temporarily Suspended
Current Series
Today is the Alaska Conference Special Sunday!
For the third year in a row, we are celebrating the Alaska Conference Special Sunday across the Greater Northwest Area to highlight the ministries and values of the Alaska Conference. 

This year, we are focusing on being in ministry with Nome Community UMC and Pastor Bertha Koweluk. We will have a special offering on Sunday, or you may donate any time. Mark your gift for "AK Special Sunday."

Here are some other ways that you can explore the Alaska Conference value of decolonization and as we work to be in right relationship with our Native siblings:

  • Incorporate the statement of values in your worship service as a confession, call and response or covenant statement.
  • Research the tribe who originally owns the land your church is located and begin your worship service with a land acknowledgement.

  • Make connections with your local tribal council or native corporation and build respectful relationships.
  • Show up and support native artists, authors, speakers, groups and businesses.

  • Take a special offering and give to any or all of the following. This is not just an invitation to give financially but to explore ways to be in partnership and learn from the programs and ministries of these organizations:
  • Nome Community UMC - Our very own indigenous ministry in Nome, Alaska led by Pastor Bertha Koweluk
  • Alaska Native Justice Center - An organization that promotes justice through culturally based advocacy, prevention, and intervention services to restore dignity, respect, and humility to all Alaska Native people.

  • Explore opportunities to support native programs, art, education and businesses in your community

  • Research about the local tribes in your community and learn about indigenous values. Find ways to let these values inform how you live and do ministry.
Resources for Children
Click here for a detailed Psalm Coloring page and here for a simplified version.

Click here for today's Children's Bulletins and here for the answer sheet.
Prayer Requests
  • Prayers of healing and patience for Pat McBride
  • Prayers for the Greer family: perseverance through the process of seeking the Lord's will for the family in adoption
  • Prayers for the family and friends grieving the loss of Darrell Walker: strength and comfort for Rieta and the family; traveling mercies for those coming from out of town. Send cards to 57060 East End Road, Homer, AK 99603
  • Prayers for Marilyn Green: travel mercies, healing, patience, and strength. 
  • Katy Adams: continued healing and patience
  • Prayers for clear communications during these trying times
  • Prayers for those seeking employment
  • Prayers for all those suffering from the wildfires, floods, hurricanes, and other disasters of the changing climate
  • Prayers for Afghanistan: for the families of those who have lost their lives; for those fleeing for refuge; for those left behind; and those who cannot find a way out.
  • Prayers of healing for those who are hospitalized with Covid-19
  • Prayers of strength, rest, and courage for medical personnel who are overworked and exhausted.
  • Prayers for Jackie Lush: recuperation from knee surgery
  • Prayers for all those returning to school
  • Mary Sanders: healing. Send cards to General Delivery, Conrad, MT 59425
  • Gary Kosto: strength and healing
  • Alaska Conference prayer focus: United Methodist Church of Sitka, Bennie Grace Nabua, 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 - 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