Paton’s Place near Alaska Native Medical Center

Your hosts, Dr. William & Carrie Paton – Owners of Patons Place (Qavarvik) Bed & Breakfast decided to start the business back in 01/2008 since they had a unique opportunity for medical travelers from all over State of Alaska.   English & Yupik speaking languages for guests and their escorts stays for all medical travels.  This gave medical travelers an option to choose besides medical approved Hotel & Motel or Quayana stays and choose Patons Place (Qavarvik) Bed & Breakfast for more of a home style setting. Besides specially designed for medical travelers, Patons Place (Qavarvik) Bed & Breakfasts is open year round and also accepts individuals, business meetings, vacations, and leisure travelers with summer and winter rates to fit all travelers needs.    Just look at the Accommodations link for full list of amenities for all types of travelers.  Since we are open year round, we don’t have restrictions of how long guests and escorts or other travelers stay and long as availability is open.  So, please view some of the rooms available for more information and choose what is right for you today and give us a try for your next nights stay. Patons Place (Qavarvik) Bed & Breakfast 4036 Vance Drive Anchorage, … Continue reading

Celebration of Moravian Pentecost – August 2011

For a “Happy People”!  Beginning with the service of Holy Communion offered by The Rev. Grant Shimanek at the Anchorage Moravian Church on August 7, 2011, 11 AM, we begin our celebration of moments in history as we remember a special work of the Holy Spirit which gave great motivation to doing outreaches for the sake of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.   As you read the information presented below by another author of the Moravian Church, what is the Spirit of God wanting to do in our hearts as we look at the plight of our Native people in Anchorage, Alaska, in the State of Alaska and abroad?  As the Spirit touches our hearts may we be a people of the Word of God and of prayer and may we be inspired to do something new together and create a new history of advancements for the Kingdom of our Savior. – Staff August 13 is remembered as a special day in the life of the Moravian Church in Herrnhut.                          Moravian Revival    The Rev. John Greenfield, an American Moravian evangelist, published his book “Power On High” in 1927 on the 200th anniversary of the Moravian revival. The information in this article … Continue reading

Gary’s Auto Services

Many will say that they are going through difficult economic times!  Let’s help our fellow Moravians by sharing a recommendation.  Here’s one: Want to save dollars if you need work on your automobile?  A recommendation comes from William Nicholson.  He says, “alot of people are looking for a man of character who is willing to help church people save dollars especially if it is coming out of your own pocket”.  Br. William Nicholson recently saved significant dollars when his 2003 Dodge Neon needed some autobody work.  Before getting an estimate from a big firm get an estimate from the following: Gary’s Auto Services.  A firm specializing in auto body, painting, and light mechanical.  His shop is located at Knik Towing & Wrecking at 8266 W Hollywood Road, Wasilla, Alaska 99654. If you want an estimate or desire work done on your auto call Gary Bucke at (907) 354-5324. Note:  If you want, let him know that William Nicholson sent you his way;  Gary’s work is done by referral by satisfied customers.  That way he may give you a good deal for professional work on your vehicle.  Gary has over 30 years experience working on autos.  Much of the parts he uses can be purchased “used” … Continue reading

Easter Sunrise Service – Christ is Risen!!!

An Easter Sunrise service was held at 6 AM, Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery on April 24, 2011.  Pastor Fred Nielsen led an opening declaration of faith – Christ is Risen; and the people responded “Christ is Risen Indeed!  Almost 80 people arrived to participate.   Names of those who went on to be with the Lord since last Easter 2010 was read.  If Christ had not risen, our faith would have been in vain. Share with others…

Big Lake Moravian Fellowship Service Scheduled – April 22, 2011

A Big Lake worship service is scheduled for Saturday, April 22, 2011, at 2 PM.  Service will be held at the Alexie & Gloria Nose residence.  Potluck afterwards.  If anyone has any questions about this service or how to get there, contact Fred Nielsen at 441-2895. Share with others…

Easter Sunday 2011 & Lovefeast Bun Recipe

Sunday Easter service will be held at Anchorage Memorial Cemetery in Anchorage, Alaska at 6:00 AM.  See Church online Newsletter or Bulletin for April 17, 2011 for additional information.  An Easter lovefeast service will be held at 11 AM.   YBIC (young people) will serve. For those interested in baking Moravian lovefeast buns, please see the following receipe: Moravian Lovefeast Buns Makes about 30 buns2 packages yeast 1/2 cup warm water 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened 1 cup hot, dry mashed potatoes, unseasoned 1/2 cup milk, scalded and cooled 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 2 tablespoons orange rind 2 tablespoons lemon rind 2 tablespoons orange juice 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon mace 1-1/2 pounds flourMix together the yeast and water. Let sit for 5 minutes.Cream together sugar and butter. Add and mix in well the potatoes, milk, and eggs.Add the dissolved yeast mixture.Mix spices into the yeast mixture. Add in enough flour to make a soft dough. Knead dough on well floured table. Form into ball and place in greased bowl. Cover with cloth and let rise in warm place until double in size (about 2 hours). Pinch down; let rise again 5-10 minutes. Flouring hands well … Continue reading

The Rev. Wilton Schwanke Memorial Service

The Rev. Wilton Schwanke, a beloved missionary to the Alaska Moravian mission field passed away peacefully on March 22, 2011 in his retirement community of Orcas, Washington.   A memorial service, a “Celebration of Life”  for Brother Wilton Schwanke  was held on April 9, 2011, 1:00 PM at the Anchorage Moravian Church located at 3512 Robin Street, Anchorage, Alaska.   Folks brought all kinds of native food, finger foods, sandwiches, and desert.  A special thank you to those who supplied food;  the fellowship was wonderful and what a tribute to the Schwanke family!  Soon it is expected that Brother Fred Nielsen will have a video of the service provided on dvd.  If you are interested call Brother Fred at 907-441-2895. If you would like to see or print a copy of Brother Wilton Schwanke’s Memorial Service Bulletin in Anchorage, Alaska, and Bishop William Nicholson message, click here:  Wilton’s Anchorage Memorial Service                              Memorial Service Message    Please note the following: If folks would like to send sympathy or condolescence cards, Cecelia Schwanke’s address is 37 Henry Road, Unit 4D, Eastsound, WA 98245.  A Memorial Fund – The Rev. Wilton Schwanke Memorial Fund for Mission Outreach has been set up in the Anchorage Moravian Church.  For those individuals that would like to donate dollars in memory of Missionary … Continue reading

Singspiration/Concert with Stephani Ezatoff

On Friday, April 8, 2011 a special Singspiration/Concert with Stephani Ezatoff will be held at the Anchorage Moravian Church at 7 PM.  Singers/musicians are cordially welcome to attend to participate for the first half hour to 45 minutes than Gospel Singer Sister Stephani will perform her concert. The following is from Stephani’s website:  A lifelong resident of Pittsburgh, Stephani is currently in full-time singing ministry.  A graduate of Point Park University, Stephani feels blessed to also work as an actor, commercial model, and voice-over artist – though her true calling is proclaiming the love of Jesus Christ through Gospel Music.  She has faith that God has anointed her to deliver His love and word through song, and she is a featured weekly singer at Valley Gospel Church.  Stephani conducts Gospel Concerts at church meetings, revivals, and other special events throughout the United States, and is currently accepting bookings. To view Stephani’s concert dates in Alaska, go to: Share with others…