Ratcliffe Memorial Service

Layne Ratcliffe

JLP will hold a Service of Witness to the Resurrection in memory of Layne Ratcliffe at 11:00 AM on Saturday, May 4. An active member of JLP since 1975, Layne passed away last Saturday at Providence Hospital due to complications of Alzheimer’s Disease.

A time of sharing will follow the service. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Layne’s life. JLP is located at 3833 Strawberry Rd., at the intersection of Strawberry and Jewel Lake Rd. Click here for map and directions.


Northwood Cleanup Report

JLPers turned out in record numbers to pick up litter along Northwood Street after our worship service last Sunday. When we make things better in our community, we are furthering our mission to be the “provisional demonstration of the Kingdom of God.” Thanks to everyone who participated!

Tired but smiling JLPers after picking up about 10 large bags of litter on Northwood Rd.
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Jewel Lake Road Closure

Leave some extra time to get to worship on Sunday, April 14, if you normally approach the church building from Jewel Lake Road.

The Alaska Department of Transportation is adding a continuous two-way left-turn lane on Jewel Lake Road from 88th Avenue to Strawberry Road. The road’s shoulders will be widened, the footpath will be extended, and curbs, gutters, etc. will all but improved.

This weekend (8 PM Friday 4/12 to 6 AM Monday 4/15) will be the first road closure and it will occur just south of Strawberry Rd. DOT aims to have the road open by 9 AM on Sunday. If that can’t be achieved, they will have at least one lane open with workers flagging traffic.


Northwood Cleanup

With the snow finally melting, it’s time for another Northwood Cleanup. The cleanup is an opportunity for JLP folks to bless our neighborhood by picking up litter from both sides of Northwood Rd. between Strawberry and Raspberry. JLP adopted this stretch of road as part of Anchorage’s Adopt-a-Road program.

We’ll be picking up garbage that day along either side of the road following worship during the education hour on April 7. Wear work clothes to worship that morning, and bring a pair of work gloves. Garbage bags will be provided. Plan to spend about an hour.

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Dodds Memorial Service

Betty Dodds

JLP will hold a Service of Witness to the Resurrection in memory of Betty Dodds at 2:00 PM on Saturday, January 12. A member of JLP since 1976, Betty passed away in Texas on December 28.

The service will be held at St. John United Methodist Church, which is located at 1801 O’Malley Rd in Anchorage, about 1/4 mile east of the Seward Highway.

A time of sharing will follow the service. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Betty’s life. Betty’s family would appreciate the remembrance of fond memories to be shared at the service or in writing. In lieu of flowers, please give generously to The Children’s Lunchbox or your charity of choice “in memory.”

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Christmas Eve Service 7 p.m.

Come celebrate Christmas Eve with us at our service at 7:00 p.m!

We’ll sing traditional carols and read the Christmas story from Luke’s account of the Good News. (And yes, we have materials to keep kids interested.) Pastor Luke will bring a Christmas message about “Peace on Earth,” and we’ll end with singing by candles outdoors.

Everyone’s welcome, so bring a friend! Directions are available on our main web page along with other information.