Monday, December 20, 2010

St. John, Anchor Park/East, First Anchorage, and First Samoan

This was Pastor Peter Perry's first conference as senior pastor of St. John.  St. John is a vital church in transition with new staff on board and more to come next year with the retirement of Rose McLean this summer.  In this clip the staff share what God has been doing in and through St. John. 

Later that same day was the Anchor Park/East joint church conference.   Pastors Jon Disburg and Jenny Smith have formed a cohesive team intent on engaging their churches in mission with their community.  In this video clip they share what God has been doing through the number of hours given by their members.

Last Sunday I worshipped with First UMC, Anchorage to say goodbye to Pastor Deb Lindsay-Hudgins.  Deb is retiring and has accepted a position at Alaska Pacific University.  In this clip Deb offers the benediction.

Leila joined me at First Samoan's conference.  The most touching part was when the widow of their lay leader, Sioka Pogi, read his handwritten report to the conference.  In this clip the congregation sings a benediction song.

I pray for all of our Alaska churches and their leaders.  May you all be renewed and inspired by the presence of Christ this Christmas.

Merry Christmas!

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