Posts by Mandy Thomas

Posts by Mandy Thomas

Learn The Truth About Sex Trafficking In America

Hi Church, This whole month is Human Trafficking awareness month. Below is a clip from a movie that will be showing at Tikatnu Theater next Thursday night, January 23rd. Trafficking is happening in our city. Last Friday KTVA did a news report about local trafficking. Priceless, a group in Anchorage who helps trafficked victims, said they have had 6 cases of teens trafficking other teens from Anchorage’s high schools. Love Alaska which is the umbrella that Priceless is under is…

Volunteers Needed

Teacher to teach the elementary kids on Wednesday nights every other month. Nursery workers for Sundays during worship service time at 11am. Class helpers in elementary Sunday School classes. We need volunteers for Sunday and Wednesday classes. It can be a monthly basis for a 6 month period. All our teachers go through the membership class and all teachers and helpers get a background check. Please see Mandy if you can help!

Christmas decorating & stocking stuffers

Hi Church! Happy Thanksgiving Eve! Just wanted to remind you that this Sunday, December 1st we will be decorating the inside of the church building for Christmas. We will feed you lunch after church, soup and salad. We need people to climb ladders and hang stuff up high, we need kids to help decorate the Christmas tree in the fellowship hall. There is something for everyone to help with. Plus, you will get exercise and a workout walking up and down…

“Hearts and Hands” Special Next Sunday

Our kids are singing a special, “Hearts and Hands” with Ernestine Dillard, led by Lonnie Liggitt. After the service we will have a reception for Ernestine & ARA. Please see the sign up sheet on the Back Table for help with finger foods. People from the Alzheimer’s Resource Center will be visiting that day as well.

Missionary Offering

On Sunday December 8th we will take a special offering during the worship service to bless 10 of our missionaries and Boise Bible College with a special monetary gift for Christmas. This will go directly to the missionary. Our goal is $4,000.

Financial Fitness contest

Financial Fitness contest. We can all make progress in using our Resources more Effectively, Biblically and Globally. October was Build your 2020 Spending Plan month. Check all the categories you can as you build a comprehensive plan. There’s still time! Some of the categories are: • Build you 2020 Spending Plan • Establish an Emergency Fund • Cutting up Credit Cards • Paying off 1, 2 or more debts• Starting your Christmas-No-Debt Fund Pick up a full contest sheet on…

Volunteers Needed!

• Teacher to teach the elementary kids on Wednesday nights every other month. • Nursery workers for Sundays during worship service time at 11am. • Class helpers in elementary Sunday School classes. We need volunteers for Sunday and Wednesday classes. It can be a monthly basis for a 6 month period. All our teachers go through the membership class and all teachers and helpers get a background check. Please see Mandy if you can help!

Progressive Dinner

Happy Friday! This Sunday is the last day to sign up for the Progressive Dinner which is on October 13th. The progressive dinner is where we go to different people’s homes and eat appetizers at one house and then main course at a different house and dessert all together at the church. There will be 2-3 groups of people at appetizer homes then 3-5 groups of people at main course houses. You will get to fellowship with a different group…

Mentorship Program at Bowman Elementary School

Mentoring is an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children. Positive relationships with caring adults are critical to a child’s emotional, social, and academic well-being. At Bowman Elementary, the mentorship program involves working with a child or small group while building relationships through academic venues such as reading, writing, or math. Mentors can designate academic, age, or grade levels within their comfort zone and coordinate days and times to meet with the classroom teacher. The classroom teacher…

Secret Sister

Can you keep a secret? All the ladies of the church are invited to participate in the Secret Sister Program. You will each be given a sister that you pray for and encourage. It’s wonderful to have someone pray for you daily and is there to send an encouraging note from time to time. In April we will have a “reveal” party, so keep your Secret Sister a secret till then. Your surveys need to be turned in by NEXT…

Engage Training

Happy Monday! Yesterday in worship Adam mentioned a way to become involved in the fight for justice is to do the Engage Training that Love Alaska offers. It is the first step to helping out with Priceless (who works with Human Trafficking victims in Anchorage) or Chosen (works with foster kids who have aged out of the system and need an adult mentor). Engage exists to help you develop practical skills to lead, love, and serve marginalized people in a broken world. Give voice to the…

Mentoring @ Bowman Elementary School this Fall

Two years ago we were approached about going into Bowman to help mentor kids. Bowman is a school with 3 different schools within it, a neighborhood program, an open optional program, and structured learning program from Pre-K through 6th grade. We have mentored in the school for 2 years, last year we did a big Back to School event at their school where we gave away backpacks with school supplies. This year we are going to do a breakfast for…