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    Upcoming events to foster Alaska’s common good

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    This list of events is provided to give Alaskans some concrete ways to celebrate their faith, assist neighbors in need and work for Alaska’s common good. To add an event to this list, please send us an email at editor@alaskawatchman.com.

    PRO-LIFE PREGNANCY CENTER TO TRAIN MAT-SU VOLUNTEERS

    The pro-life HeartReach Center, which has offered support to pregnant Alaska women for more than 30 years, is holding a volunteer training session on Feb. 28 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. HeartReach has served more than 4,000 Alaska women, providing information and support as they face the possibility of unintended pregnancy. All services are confidential and free of charge. Those interested in volunteering with HeartReach can contact Client Services Manager Kim Ford at kim@heartreachalaska.com or (907) 373-3456.

    ALASKA CHURCHES TO UNITE FOR EVANGELISM

    Revive Alaska Outreach is the hub for Alaskans desiring to reverse of the spiritual statistics of Alaska from 70% non-religious to 70% Christian. It is a multi-church partnership where Christians gather to pray, listen to speakers, share evangelism strategies, and plan community outreach.

    The sixth annual Revive Alaska Prayer Conference occurs Feb. 8-9 at the University of Anchorage, Alaska, in Rasmuson Hall, room 101. The theme this year is “Prayer for the Government and for Christian Unity.” The event begins at 5 p.m. on both days.

    Prominent ministers from the Anchorage Evangelical Pastors Fellowship, Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance, Pastors Prayer Fellowship and Alaska National Day of Prayer will be leading prayers. Feb. 8 will focus on praying for Alaska mayors, Gov. Mike Dunleavy and the government of Alaska. Feb. 9 will focus on praying for Alaska’s legislators, U.S. Senators, President Trump and the nation as a whole. For more details, visit www.revivealaska.org or go to the “Revive Alaska Outreach” Facebook page or call (907) 717-9080. Emails can be sent to revivealaska@gmail.com.

    PRAYER OUTSIDE ANCHORAGE LIBRARY

    This Saturday, Feb. 1, Catholics and others will meet at 3 p.m. to pray a rosary on the corner of 36th Ave. and Denali Street, in front of the Anchorage Loussac Library sign. The goal is to pray together as a group in a public setting.

    ‘REASONABLE FAITH’ MEETS TO EXPLORE APOLOGETICS

    Reasonable Faith Anchorage is a group that wishes to interact with, challenge, and grow together in the knowledge of God and defend the Christian worldview. Inspired by the idea that all Christians should be ready to give an intelligent reason for their faith, the group seeks to study the Christian faith, and at times other worldviews, through the lenses of science, philosophy, biology and history. Reasonable Faith meets in Anchorage on the third Thursday of each month, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 p.m. at Rabbit Creek Church (3401 Rabbit Creek Rd.). The next meeting is Feb. 20.  All who seek out the truth, specifically the truth of Christianity, are invited to join in the collegial and cordial academic discussions. This includes Christians, agnostics, atheists, and those of other religions. For more information, visit the group’s Facebook Page or send an email to chris.gonzales@reasonablefaith.org.

    ABORTION OUTREACH OFFERS HEALING

    Project Rachel is a confidential support group for post-abortive women and others who have been impacted by abortion. This ministry of the Archdiocese of Anchorage is open to all faith backgrounds and is free and open to the public. For more information, call the group’s confidential phone line at 297-7781 or toll-free (866) 434-3344.

    WOMEN CONFRONT PAIN OF LOSING A CHILD

    Anchored in Hope is a peer-led ministry intended to solidify healthy reliance upon God’s promises rather than isolation, shame or silence that so often follows infant loss and pregnancies ending in miscarriage. A local group of Alaskan women launched the outreach at Anchorage Baptist Temple. Women at any stage of the grief process can join. The meetings, which occur from 7-9 p.m. on Thursdays, are open to all women, and a strong referral network is already in place for anyone who desires formal counseling. Click here for more information, or email alevesque@abt.church.

    WATCHDOG EXPOSES BUSINESSES THAT BACK LIBERAL AGENDAS

    Launched in 2013 2ndVote.com is an international conservative watchdog that exposes corporations and organizations that fund liberal advocacy. By putting big business on watch through its extensive research on the most important issues of the day, 2ndVote’s mission is to expose the corporate influence on matters of culture and policy and turn the tide on the attacks on conservative values and principles. The idea behind 2ndVote is that Americans vote twice – once at the ballot box and then again by the companies and organizations they choose to support financially. To learn more about how to align conservative values with everyday financial spending decisions and other contributions, go to 2ndVote.com.

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