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Around the Alaska Conference
JULY 2020
June Virtual Town Hall Rescheduled!
Due to technical difficulties, the June Town Hall originally scheduled for June 28th has been rescheduled for July 7 at 6:30 pm. Discussion topics include COVID-19 updates18th Regular Constituency session and social justice. Text questions to 360-362-0417, state your name and church, then question, ex: This is Michael from Fairbanks, my question is…. If you don't follow us on Facebook, find the search icon and type Alaska Conference of SDA.  Make sure to follow our page to receive notifications of other “live”events.

Youth & Young Adults News
  • Although summer camp has been cancelled, weekend teen and young adult excursions are being planned for July beginning July 9!  Excursions are four days, Thursday through Sunday.  Cost has been waived--just bring your own food and gear.  If you are ages 15-29, interested in backpacking, canoeing and camping, contact Tobin Dodge at 907-346-1004 x 1017 or email alaskayouthcamps@gmail.com.
  • NAD Youth & Young Adult Ministries streams Youth Sabbath School & Youth church every week on Facebook LIVE! Each Sabbath features different guest presenters and speakers. Join Sabbath mornings:  NAD Youth Sabbath School 9:30-10 a.m. (EDT); NAD Youth Church 10:15-11 a.m. (EDT).\
Men's Retreat
The annual Men's Retreat is July 16-19, 2020. This year the retreat is a father-son focus, so for the first time in several years, boys 9 years and older are welcome. Join speaker Doug Batchelor (at right) the third weekend in July at this special gathering. Click here to register and learn more about the retreat.

Offering Schedule Updates
The North American Division has added a COVID-19 offering to this year's offering schedule.  To accommodate this addition, the North Pacific Union Conference--Alaska, Montana, Upper Columbia, Washington and Oregon--are making the following changes to the weekly offering schedule:
  • July 11 - Women's Ministry
  • August 8 - COVID-19 Relief Offering
Updated offering readings are available here.

Diversity & Inclusion Survey
The Alaska Conference is incorporating surveys as a way to gather feedback from members on a variety of topics as a way to see where we can better serve as a resource and support to our churches, schools and members.  The first survey was introduced in April 2020 on the topic of communication.  The second survey, which is open for feedback through July 31, looks at diversity and inclusion.  Please take a few minutes to complete the anonymous survey, let us know what is being done well and where improvements can be made.  Click here to take the survey.
Virtual Camp Meeting | July 21-25, 2020
Plans continue to bring online camp meeting to Alaska.  Here is what's new:
  • Adventist Book Center:  Although the ABC will not be here in July, orders are being taken for September delivery to coincide with constituency session.  Pre-orders must be received by July 27th--click here to view the brochure.  The ABC will be operating out of the conference office and will be open for order pick-up September 17 through 21 (specific days and hours will be forthcoming). If you would like to receive updates, announcements, sales events, coupons, etc. from the ABC, please contact them at 800.286.0161 to be added to their email list. You can also follow them on Facebook or Instagram.
  • Children's Programming:  The Alaska and Oregon conferences are teaming together to provide a great interactive program for the kids.  An app is in development and will be available for download to your mobile device.
  • Musicians:  Musical features are needed for presentation throughout camp meeting.  Musicians will be featured each evening, on Sabbath and as part of the overall presentations.  Minimum requirements are 1080p resolution and strong audio.  Please email AKCmedia777@gmail.com for instructions on how to submit your video.
  • Presentations:  Camp meeting will "kick-off" with a live session Tuesday evening with conference president Kevin Miller followed by a presentation from featured speaker Karl Haffner.  Each day will consist of two live sessions highlighting conference ministries and outreach along with segments from our guest speakers.  Presentations will be posted on a variety of platforms--Vimeo, Facebook, YouTube--for viewing at leisure.
  • Website:  The conference website is continually being populated with the most current camp meeting news and information.  Click here to connect!
  • 2020 Site Reservations: This year's site reservations will be used to fill requests for the 2021 camp meeting in Palmer in the order received.  If you prepaid, funds will be applied to next year or you can request a refund through the treasury department.  If you will not be attending next year, let us know by calling the office at 346-1004 x1000 or email alaskainfo@ac.npuc.org
Join Tobin Dodge, Director of Development as he presents "Native Voices" during Alaska Conference of SDA virtual Camp Meeting at 9:25 am July 22-27, 2020.


Conference Office Open
The conference office is open to the public Monday - Thursday, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm.  Please note social distancing protocols are in place.

PPE & Medical Supplies
If your church has re-opened (or are making plans to do so soon), Adventist Community Services has limited personal protection equipment (PPE) and medical supplies available. Contact Virlyn Dodge for more information.

Prayer Line | Remote Sabbath School
Conference Friday Night Prayer Line:  Friday evening from 7-8 pm & Remote Sabbath School: Sabbath mornings at 9:30 am.  Call 800-719-6100; Access code 4760107. 

Sabbath School Resources
NAD's Children's Ministries has gathered resources and ideas for parents and care providers to do at home with children. 

AdventistGiving
Use AdventistGiving to submit your offering through the link on your church website, direct at AdventistGiving or via your mobile device.

Exercise Equipment Available
The conference office is liquidating some of its exercise equipment.  If you have equipment at the office, please make arrangements to remove it by Tuesday, July 7th.  Wednesday, July 8th, from 4 - 5:30 pm, members are welcome to purchase equipment in exchange for a donation to Arctic Missions operations.
Alaska Adventist Radio Network
Looking for Adventist programming?  Check out the Alaska Adventist Radio Network:
KQQN 89.3 FM  Nome
KSVQ 89.3 FM  Gambell
KQQJ 90.7 FM  Juneau
KKLK 89.3 FM  Savoonga
KHGQ 101.7 FM  Shungnak
KSLK 101.7 FM  Selawik
KRGW 106.9  Fairbanks
KUIM 96.1 FM  Bethel
KWRG-LP  99.9 FM  Wrangell
 
AARN streams live over the internet at akadventistradio.net and features a live, call-in Bible study Friday evenings at 6 pm (online only). 

Webinars & Resources


July
4        Offering: Local Church Budget
7     Alaska Conference Town Hall | 18th Constituency, COVID-19, Social Justice
9    Alaska Youth & Young Adult Wilderness Excursions Begin
16-19    
2020 Alaska Men's Retreat
11      Offering: North American Division (Emphasis: Women's Ministries)
18      Offering: Local Church Budget
July 21-25     Alaska Virtual Camp Meeting
25      
Health Ministries Sabbath


Looking Ahead
August 23   Nominating Committee Meeting
August 23     Virtual Town Hall | Future of the Alaska Conference
September 20      18th Regular Alaska Conference Constituency

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