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Households with Children Gathering October 8

Join us for food, fellowship and the assembling of cleaning buckets for those rebuilding in the aftermath of the recent severe flooding in Louisiana and Mississippi. In Louisiana alone, at least 40,000 homes and countless businesses have been affected. We will gather on Saturday October 8, 5 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. We will put together buckets with items such as sponges, detergent, household cleaner, work gloves, and trash bags. To learn more about how churches react when disasters such as flooding occurs, visit the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, http://pda.pcusa.org/situation/gulf-flooding-2016, and http://pda.pcusa.org/page/kits/#bucket, and United Methodist Committee on Relief, http://www.umcor.org/umcor/resources/news-stories/2016/august/lafloods, and http://www.umcor.org/UMCOR/Relief-Supplies […]

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Phil’s Thoughts

You shall have no other gods before me…You shall not make for yourself an idol… You shall not bow down to them or worship them… Exodus 20: 3-5 Opinion polls reveal substantial opposition to San Francisco football player Colin Kaepernick’s decision to kneel during the playing of the National Anthem. Kaepernick has stated that his protest is meant to highlight racial injustice in our country. Public opinion notwithstanding, the protesting during the playing of the national anthem is spreading and has now extending to other patriotic observances such as an Anchorage Assemblyman Patrick Flynn’s kneeling during the Pledge of Allegiance […]

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School Year Schedule Returns, Sunday, Sept. 11. Worship at 11 a.m.

Our Sunday morning Worship and Christian Education program will resume September 11 and will include some new features this year. This year’s schedule: 10 AM – Middle School, High School, and Adult Classes will meet—Middle School in Rm. 9 and High School in the Loft. The Adult Bible Class will not meet until Sept. 18 and will then hold forth in the Skuse Room. During 11 AM Worship – This year we will offer two worship based education experiences, one for preschool-K and one elementary children during the worship hour; these will begin after children’s time. We will use a […]

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Phil’s Thoughts

One of the topics media commentators and theologians discuss in U.S. election years is the appropriate role of religious groups in the political process. The general consensus in our country has been that religious communities and leaders can (and should) address social issues, but not endorse candidates for office. I believe this is wise middle ground between “religion and politics don’t mix,” and “God told me which candidate to vote for.” If we take our faith seriously, it should inform all of life – our public, political decisions as well as our private, personal actions. But, we should also be […]

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Phil’s Thoughts

One of the goals the congregation set at our visioning session two years ago was to “draft and adopt a Statement of Responsible Investments.” The statement is intended to address not only the rate of the return, but also the question, “In what should the church invest?” Since the sale of the 12th street properties in 2011, the church has been in the enviable position of holding significant fiscal reserves. The goal is to use these funds to maintain our church building and to support the church’s ministry for years to come. The money will not be spent all at […]

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May 2016 Youth News

This year’s theme certainly nurtured a very diverse youth group: Unity & Harmony Across Differences. From the Paris Agreement on Climate Change to intentionality to uniqueness to caroling at the Pioneers’ Home and putting on an amazing Haunted Circus, the young people have delved into the depths of discussion, asked questions, played hard, and learned some spiritual-forming techniques like writing a “first draft” letter to someone they are upset with and tearing it up (or keeping it) afterward. I just want to say thank you to the young people and their families and guardians for showing up and being a […]

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Summer Breakfast/Brunch Questions and Answers

What are the rules? You make the rules.  You can ask a group of people to help you and you decide the breakfast or lunch menu.  If you want donuts and coffee, we’ll eat donuts and coffee.  If you want chicken noodle soup, we’ll eat chicken noodle soup. What specific tasks are involved? Decide the menu.  Prepare the food at home or in the church kitchen.  Count on feeding 80. Tables and chairs need to be set up in the hall. (You choose the configuration and number of seats.) The brunch needs to be ready after church.  After brunch the […]

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One Billion Rising

Join the throng for the fourth annual One Billion Rising gathering to end violence against women and girls, Tuesday, Feb. 16, noon in the State Office Building Atrium. One Billion Rising is a worldwide movement and the Juneau gathering will be one of the hundreds that will take place across the globe. Juneau speakers include First Lady Donna Walker, and there will be lots of music! Come, rise with us for justice and freedom! Our church is again serving as one of the sponsors of the celebration. Be there!

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Wrestling Jeruselum March 3 – 6

Along with Congregation Sukkat Shalom, Juneau People for Peace and Justice, and Perseverance Theatre, our congregation, Northern Light United Church is excited to cosponsor Wrestling Jerusalem, a one person play about the Israel and Palestine. March 3 – 6, 2016 at the JAAC, 350 Whittier Street. Thursday and Friday shows are 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday matinees are at 2. Set in the United States, Israel, and Palestine; WRESTLING JERUSALEM follows one man’s journey to understand the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Author/Actor Aaron Davidman’s solo performance is a personal story that grapples with the complexities of identity, history, and social justice. While […]

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2015 Annual Meeting was a Great Success

The Annual Meeting of NLUC was held after church on Sunday, January 31, 2016. Everyone enjoyed great food with many dishes prepared by members of the congregation. The Middle School Sunday School class prepared homemade muffins for the potluck. The Men’s Prayer Breakfast set up the tables, and the Middle School class helped with the tablecloths, napkins, and silverware. Thanks go to Judy Knight for coordinating the meal arrangements. Corey Schlosser-Hall, the Executive Presbyter of the Northwest Coast Presbytery called the meeting to order and brought greetings from the Presbyterian congregations in the Northwest. Corey announced that our presbytery is […]

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