Two Moravian Chaplains

Two Moravian Chaplains graced the Anchorage Moravian Church during the month of October 2010.  Augie Alexie, Moravian Lay Pastor and Fred Nielsen (on temporary leave), a previously ordained Baptist minister, now Moravian visited the Alaska Native Medical Center hospital together.  Br. Augie officiated a memorial service for Norman Peters at Evergreen Memorial Chapel.  Both Augie and Fred helping performed magnificiently with joy at this funeral.  Shown above is a picture of both Chaplains visiting the Moravian Church office in Anchorage, Alaska. The Chaplain job is important as he visits the sick or people in crisis in Anchorage’s major medical centers, assistive living centers and homes.   The Chaplain works in a part-time capacity meaning a minimum of fifteen (15) hours weekly for the Alaska Provincial Board and to include an addition of four (4) hours weekly for AncMC totaling nineteen (19) hours weekly or thirty-eight (38) hours bi-monthly.  The work is performed on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday.  A Chaplain annual report is due to the Church Council by January 1 of each New Year summarizing the Chaplain’s work effort with significant accomplishments.   In addition an annual report is due to the yearly Alaska Moravian Church Synod.   Share with others…

Happy Veteran’s Day

Happy Veteran’s Day to our veterans!  We have many at our Church.  The following clip may be interesting to you as we remember our veterans and those who have died serving our country in times of peace and war. Remembering our Veterans!    (Click here)>   Note:  Photo above is Chaplain William Nicholson (left) who served 1-148 Field Artillery, 116th Brigade Combat Team, 42nd Infantry Division in Iraq and Chaplain Rick Koch (right) who served with 145th Support Battalion, 116th BCT, 42nd ID in Iraq 2004-2005.                     Share with others…

Lovefeast Bun Receipe

The AncMC will be conducting a Thanksgiving Lovefeast on November 21, 2010, 11 AM.  Needed are at least 4 or 5 lovefeast bun makers that will make at least 30 each.   Please contact Fay Romer or William Nicholson if you plan on making buns for the upcoming Thanksgiving celebration.   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 (dough will be sticky), … Continue reading

Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention: You may be able to help! Suicide in our villages as well as in Anchorage, Alaska is a major problem.  Since this is a problem that is preventable I would like to provide some basic information so that you as a member of a religious community will know what to do in helping to prevent suicides in our communities. Most everyone has had suicidal thoughts at some time in their lives.  Thankfully most people do not hurt themselves, but take steps to understand their pain, seek help from others, and deal with their personal problems. The person who is considering suicide is struggling with a number of personal problems that seem insurmountable; in other words they do not see an immediate solution.  Most people who are suicidal truly do not want to die; they simply want their emotional distress to go away, and feel unable to resolve their dilemma. A suicidal person compounds their problem when they drink or take drugs.  This requires a great deal of patience and love to deal with someone who is in a downward spiral. Persons who are suicidal often feel: HELPLESS –  They feel powerless and unable to change their situation. HOPELESS … Continue reading

Women’s Fellowship Begins

Moravian Women’s Fellowship begins on Thursday, November 11, 2010, 7 PM, at Anna Anvil’s home.  The fellowship will continue weekly for the fall and winter til Spring 2011.  If you need information on how to get there call Carrie Anvil at 242-2479. Share with others…