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A weekly news update from The Alaska United Methodist Conference
Aurora
Conference Office Closed
The Conference office has been closed for a few days and will continue to be until Tuesday, July 5th.  Please go ahead and leave us your message by phone or email so that we can respond when we are back in the office.  We hope that this does not inconvenience you too much.  Have a wonderful week and 4th of July!
Join the 10,000 Church Challenge!
As a nurse, Timothy Winslea of Portland, Ore., is concerned about the physical health of the congregation at Montavilla United Methodist Church. As the pastor of Montavilla UMC, Winslea is concerned about the spiritual health of his congregation. Now, through a new program recently announced by The United Methodist Church, he is able to combine his two concerns into one as church members dedicate themselves to bringing the program called "Abundant Health: Our Promise to Children" to the people of the Rose City. [Read more.]

The Abundant Health: Our Promise to Children
initiative seeks to engage at least 10,000 churches in the United States, like that of Montavilla UMC, to develop and support healthy lifestyle choices in their communities. Global Ministries is encouraging churches to engage their neighboring communities by promoting physical activity, a healthy diet and nutrition, providing education for tobacco- and drug-free living, and promoting mental health education.

Your church can participate in these efforts to reduce preventable deaths in the United States by increasing opportunities for healthier lifestyle choices.

So far, more than 50 churches have signed up indicating their commitment to promote activities in any one or more areas of health as a practice of their congregation. Learn more about the 10,000 Church Challenge and sign up today!

You can also watch a video in which Patricia Magyar, executive secretary for U.S. Health, Global Ministries, shares more about the 10,000 Church Challenge.
Resources: Now, Just Imagine Abundant Health
Use this new infographic to get a snapshot of the vision of Abundant Health: Our Promise to Children, and view the areas where this work has already begun. Download and share it today

Watch a promotional video for Abundant Health: Our Promise to Children, and share it with your community and congregation. Participate in this important work with your prayers and gifts
AK Child & Family Flag Day
Make sure you mark your calendars now for the annual Flag Day celebration at AK Child & Family.  This year, the celebration will take place on Saturday, July 9th from 5:30 - 8:30 pm.  Find out more information here!
Job Opennings
Building Custodian @ First UMC Anchorage
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Leader of Music @ First UMC Anchorage
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Upcoming Events
JULY
4: Independence Day - Office Closed
9: Flag Day at AK Child & Family
13-16: Western Jurisdiction Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona.  Carlo attending
19-August 18: Carlo on vacation in the Philippines
29-30: Mission u at Aldersgate UMC

August

September
9-10: Mission u at Turnagain UMC
23-25: Mission u at Homer UMC
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Upcoming
Clergy Birthdays
June 27: Teri Erbele
July 11: Bob Smith
July 21: Lisa Talbott
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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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