Partner:The UMC, Alaska United Methodist Annual Conference
Describe the need affecting the community.
Most of the people in this community have come from another area and don't have extended family nearby. As a small community, we are 30 miles from many social services. Many people here are seasonal workers with limited income. There are needs for spiritual support, for friendship, for the resources the food pantry offers, and sometimes crisis responding. There is also a need for gathering space for meetings and projects.
How will this Advance project help to address the need?
By continuing to be the living presence of Christ to this extended community. Opening our building to promote healthy development and lifestyles; building, maintaining and operating the local food pantry. Offering worship to a wide range of faiths, being welcoming and inclusive. Meeting the needs of community members, visitors, and seasonal workers.
Describe the primary goal of the project.
To grow the church to the point of self-sufficiency.
Describe the change you would like to see in the community as a result of this Advance project.
Increased building use, including increased building rental income; increased worship attendance; increased number of faith commitments.
Budget and Financial Information
Annual Advance Financial Goal
Local Financial Support
gas/electric/tech maintenace contract