May 2021

Women's Spring Retreat
The Upper Columbia and Alaska Conferences' Women’s Ministries departments are extending an invitation to the upcoming UCC Virtual Women’s & Young Women’s One Day Spring Retreat, Up from the Ordinary, scheduled for Sabbath, May 1, 2021 from 10am – 4pm. For questions or more information, contact Wendy Urbin at 509-242-0628 or email  Registration is free and is online at:

Southcentral Camp Meeting
The conference is working on plans for a hybrid 2021 Southcentral Camp Meeting in-person at the Pioneer Peak camp ground and online. Rather than the traditional five-day event, this year we will gather beginning Thursday morning through Sabbath evening. Visit the conference website for updates.

  • Lodging: The conference is first confirming reservations from 2020 then  offering accommodations for RV, tent and cabin to requests received in 2021. Reservations are for the extended weekend only; Cabin $150, RV $60, Tent $48.
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be available for purchase for two days, Thursday & Friday, July 22-23. There will be no meal service on Wednesday, potluck on Sabbath, or Sunday pancake breakfast.
  • The Adventist Book Center will be on-site offering food items and books for purchase. See below on how to order food items and to view the ABC Summer Catalog.
2021 Southcentral Camp Meeting Order Information
2021 ABC Summer Catalog

Young Adults Needed!
The Alaska Conference Youth/Young Adult department is looking for four individuals, ages 18-29, to participate in DiscipleTrek Training at Southern Adventist University in Tennessee. We are looking for leaders to bring this program back to Alaska! If accepted, all trip expenses will be paid with the expectation that you plan, develop, coordinate and run a DiscipleTrek Alaska in 2022. To apply, email,org; subject "DiscipleTrek 2021" or call  907.346.1004 ext1017.

ACS Newsletter
Below is the link for the most recent North American Division Adventist Community Services newsletter.  We courage you to take a few moments to find out what ACS is doing and if you have time take the opportunity of the free webinar.  May you be inspired and encouraged in your local ACS ministry. - Virlyn Dodge, Alaska ACS Director

ACS Newsletter
AKC Town Hall
Watch the April Town Hall on the conference YouTube channel. Simply click on the link below!
AKC Town Hall
AMA Annual Report Download
  • Adventist Giving: Submit tithes and offering via your church website, direct at AdventistGiving or on your mobile device.
  • Alaska Adventist Radio: Alaska's own Adventist radio station, AARN, streams live at 
  • Palmer Online Resources: Palmer SDA Church offers a variety of online resources for those worshiping from home. Click on the image for more information.
  • Pathfinders: Adventurers and Pathfinders, earn awards and honors if your club isn't meeting.
  • Prayer Line | Remote Sabbath School: Friday Night Prayer Line weekly 7-8 pm & Remote Sabbath School, Sabbath at 9:30 am. Call 800-719-6100; Code # 4760107
  • Youth & Young Adults: NAD's Youth and Young Adult Ministries on Facebook, Instagram and on the web
school news
Check with your local school to verify activities
Amazing Grace Academy
May 27
8th Grade Graduation
May 28
School Ends

Anchorage Junior Academy
May 20, 7 pm
School Board Meeting

May 28
Last Day of School Chapel & Family Picnic

Dillingham Adventist School
May 28
School Ends

Golden Heart Christian School
May 13
Reading Marathon
May 25
School Ends

Juneau Adventist Christian School
May 25
8th Grade Graduation
May 28
School Ends

Sitka Adventist School
May 16
School Picnic, 4 pm
May 25-28

School Spirit Days
May 28
Last Day of School | 8th Grade Graduation


1–31  Asian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month
1        Community Services Sabbath
1        Offering: Local Church Budget
3–9    Screen-Free Week
8        Youth Sabbath
8        Offering: Disaster & Famine Relief (GC & NAD)
13    AMA Board
Adventist Single Adult Ministries Sabbath
15      Offering: Local Church Budget
16     Alaska Conference Executive Committee
17-19    Alaska Conference Spring Strategic Planning
Offering: Local Conference Advance
29      Offering: Arctic Mission Adventure Annual Offering
31    Memorial Day (Office Closed)
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