First United Methodist Church
Friday, March 31, 2023
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Risk-Taking Mission and Service


Risk-Taking Mission and Service
Risk-Taking Mission and Service includes the projects, the efforts and the work people do to make a positive difference in the lives of others for the purposes of Christ, whether or not they will ever be part of the community of faith. Some churches have after-school programs for at-risk children, some send work teams across the state or across the world, some offer regular ministries to the incarcerated.
Risk-Taking refers to the service we offer that stretches us out of our comfort zone and has us engaging people and offering ourselves to ministries that we would never have done if not for our desire to follow Christ. Risk-taking steps into great uncertainty, a higher possibility of discomfort, resistance or sacrifice. It pushes us beyond the circle of relationships that routinely define our church commitments. It changes the lives of the people who are served as well as the lives of those who serve. (p.83 & 78)





First United Methodist Church of Anchorage has may ongoing Mission and Outreach opportunities that everyone can participate in.

Here are a few:

~Welcome Baskets for Alaska Child & Family- a residential treatment center for both boys and girls ranging from ages 6-19; most if the students are between the ages of 13-17. When a new child enters the center they are presented with a welcome basket. These baskets are constantly needing to be replenished! The items are needed are:

Reusable Water Bottles

Nerf Hoops (over the door)

Small Blank Note Cards (gender neutral colors)

Sock Monkeys

Stuffed Animals

Body Wash (different scents are appreciated; boys prefer Axe or "manly scented" and girls vanilla or "girly scented")

Small Non-Spiral Notebooks (gender neutral colors)

Medium Size Gift Bags

Fleece Blankets

All donations can be dropped off at the church Monday-Friday 9:00-2:00 or Sunday 8:00-12:00.

~Making Sandwich for Brother Francis Shelter the First Wednesday of the Month

~Making casseroles for Clare House's dinner to be delivered the 1st Wednesday of the Month

~A Month community meal (A Place at the Table) on the 2nd Sunday of every month