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Arctic Women's Retreat Offers 'A Healthier You'

May 02, 2017 / Wendi Kannenberg

As part of a community initiative to foster improved health and wellness among the women of southwest Alaska, the local women’s ministry team in Dillingham marked the beginning of 2017 by sponsoring a full-day retreat in January. Coordinated under the direction of Anita Alers, women’s ministry leader, this is the second consecutive year that a special event “A Healthier You” has brought together congregational and community volunteers dedicated to advancing positive physical, emotional and spiritual health throughout Bristol Bay communities. 

Wrangell Youth Evangelize for God

May 01, 2017 / Brooke Reynolds

God has grander plans than we can ever imagine. A 2014 conversation led to Alaska's Wrangell Church doing a Vacation Bible School in Bethel, Alaska. Little did we know where this would lead. Fast forward to 2017 and five VBS programs later (three in Bethel, one in Wrangell and one in Ketchikan), and the church is considering doing three more this year — in the communities of Craig, Bethel and Wrangell. 

Sitka Students Virtually Bike the World

March 20, 2017 / Kallie McCutcheon

“Go faster to finish in 20 minutes!” exclaims Ryan McCutcheon, principal and head teacher at Alaska's Sitka Adventist School, exuberantly, as students pedal briskly to reach their goal. Their goal is located across town in Mexico City, a place they might never travel in their lives, and it is simple: bike 2 miles within 20 minutes.

Anchorage Spanish Church Experiences Powerful Year

March 14, 2017 / Don West

The Spanish congregation in Anchorage, Alaska, can look back on the year 2016 with a deep sense of gratitude for what can only be described as a year of unprecedented and unexpected blessings. A number of providential occurrences allowed members to experience a faint idea of what it means for God to do “exceedingly, abundantly above” our loftiest aspirations.

Full Circle

February 24, 2017 / Chad Angasan

It never ceases to amaze me how God uniquely works. Mary Klein’s story began in 1959, and my memories of my grandmother are still vivid and clear as if it was yesterday. When I would visit her, the aroma of fresh bread and caribou stew would fill my nose. After she came to hug and kiss me, I’d hear, “Go eat, beebe!” with her thick Native Alaskan accent.

Love poured from my grandmother to my mother, Cecelia; her two sisters, Marilyn and Linda; my cousins; siblings; and me. 

Anchorage Women Reach Out to Elderly

February 08, 2017 / Loren Mangena

There are many ways we can reach out to make a difference in the lives of others. During December, Anchorage Community Seventh-day Adventist Church women’s ministries seized the opportunity to be involved in their local community by becoming the eyes, heart and feet of Jesus outside the walls of their church.

Bethel Company Gains New Members

February 01, 2017 / Vecous Waite

Nov. 19, 2016, the Sabbath before Thanksgiving, was a day the Bethel Adventist Company had much to give God thanks for. One of our local high school teachers, Aiden Keller, and his fiancée, Deonna Graham, made the decision to demonstrate the committing of their lives to the Lord and His ministry through baptism. But this baptismal ceremony was not an ordinary one because it was done at the Yukon-Kuskokwim Regional Aquatic Health and Safety Center. It was not only a public demonstration but an act of ministry to the Bethel community. 

Fairbanks Church Turns Hacksaw Ridge Into Mini-Evangelism Event

January 08, 2017 / Steve Evenson

In the fall of 2016, the new movie about Private Desmond Doss' life called Hacksaw Ridge was released. There were quite a few people in the Fairbanks Church excited about the ministry opportunities the movie release provided. After some discussion, the church board decided to purchase 2,500 copies of Hero of Hacksaw Ridge, a book written to complement the movie, to distribute at the theater after the movie's showing.