This Sunday 

Gratitude Communion 

Lay leader:  Michael Bonilla

This service is an opportunity to share the gratitude we feel to be a part of such a wonderful spiritual community. Potluck will follow the service.

 

Future Dreams 

Coordinators: Jana Peirce, Bre Griffin, Frida Shroyer

This last installment of the “Gathered Here” series will focus on discussions on where we see our congregation going and how we want to get there.

Social Justice In Alaska 

Speaker: Rev. Shirley Lee Lay Leader: Hayden Nevill

Social justice is important for value we share, and understanding local social justice issues helps us better our community. Rev. Lee will discuss social justice in Alaska with special focus on issues faced by Native Alaskans. Rev. Shirley Lee is Director of the Tanana Chiefs Conference’s Housing First Program, which provides housing without a pre-condition of sobriety.

 

Dia de los Muertos 

Speaker: Jana Peirce Lay Leader: Stephanie Sandberg

Dia de los Muertos is rooted in the Mexican belief that there are three deaths.  The third death—the most definitive one—is when there is no one left to remember us.  El dia de muertos is the day we reconcile our past and present, our ancestors with ourselves. It is through this celebration of death and acknowledgment of our own mortality that we continue to live and circumvent the final death. Read More »

Mindful Meditation 

Speaker: Dr. Kirsten Nielsen Lay Leader: Frida Shroyer

Dr. Kirsten Nielsen is a primary health provider who specializes in chronic illness treatment and prevention. She brings mindfulness to her patients to facilitate changes in life style for improved health. This program will show some connections between mindfulness and spirituality and how meditation can help.

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