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Hundreds of churches in Alaska and millions around the world have suspended what most Christians cherish as one of the highest forms of communion with Christ – the Lord’s Supper. Due to concern over spreading coronavirus, churches across Alaska have halted public celebration of this millennia-old practice, which entails the use of bread and wine, and dates back to the time of Christ. Catholic and many Protestant and Evangelical churches have temporarily suspended the practice...

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Pastors, priests and religious leaders across Alaska are joining forces to provide outreach, supplies and services to Alaskans most affected by the social and medical impact of the coronavirus. Alaska Faith Leaders COVID-19 Task Force launched last week to serve as a central hub and liaison between faith groups and the Office of Governor Mike Dunleavy. “It has become necessary for all pastors and churches to come together and support the government in their efforts...

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The Alaska Governor’s Prayer Breakfast (AK-GPB)has been canceled due to concerns about the spread of coronavirus. It had been scheduled for March 28 in Anchorage. J.D. Duncan, president of AK-GPB, said the event was halted by Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz in response to health concerns. “We have decided to not reschedule for 2020,” Duncan said on the group’s website. “Check back for info on the process of refunding tickets. Thanks for all the prayer and...

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Alaska’s faith communities are a state of flux as pastors struggle with whether to keep churches open for Sunday worship and mid-week ministries. A growing number of churches are canceling religious services and providing online or televised options. Others are remaining open but on a limited basis, and with safety precautions in place. Large Evangelical churches such as Changepoint in Anchorage and Church on the Rock in Wasilla were open this past Sunday, but future...

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In the wake of the first confirmed case of coronavirus in Alaska, churches across the state either closed or adapted their services this past weekend as thousands of believers struggled with how to honor God on the Sabbath while taking prudent measures in light of the spreading virus. In some cases, such as in the Catholic dioceses in Juneau and Anchorage, all public Masses and most other church activities were canceled for two weeks on...

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It can be difficult for pastors and local churches know where candidates for the Anchorage Assembly and Anchorage School Board stand when it comes to protecting unborn life, defending traditional marriage and parental rights and upholding religious liberty. To address this, Alaska Family Action is making its 2020 Values Voter Guide available for free to pastors in the Anchorage, Eagle River and Girdwood areas to distribute to their congregations. “For too long, those who hold...

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Religion and politics seamlessly merged during the sixth annual Revive Alaska Prayer Conference held at the University of Alaska, Anchorage. Pastors, evangelists and politicians joined members from local churches to pray for spiritual revival in culture and politics. The broad theme was to mobilize believers to transform Alaska from “70% non-religious to 70% Christian.” Under this overarching mission, participants in the Feb. 8-9 event also prayed for the application of godly principles in Alaska politics....

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Sen. Dan Sullivan and Gov. Mike Dunleavy plan to join politicians, pastors, missionaries and others from across Alaska this weekend in bowing their heads to ask God to forgive, renew and inspire Alaskans to greater spiritual fidelity. The Feb. 8-9 Revive Alaska Prayer Conference is a hub for Alaskans desiring to reverse of the spiritual statistics of Alaska from 70% non-religious to 70% Christian. An interdenominational event, it includes Christians from various backgrounds who gather...

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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...

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A retired airline pilot, Sherrie Laurie, didn’t see this trip coming. She started volunteering at Anchorage’s Downtown Hope Center and then became director three years ago. Initially she just hoped to demystify the homeless and overcome her general discomfort with the population. Quickly, however, she felt compelled to help meet the growing needs of Anchorage’s most vulnerable women and men. MEETING ‘HEART NEEDS’ “This began with a Baptist pastor and his wife in 1978, simply...

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