Thanksgiving Blessing

THANKSGIVING BLESSING is a community-wide program that gives the neediest families in our neighborhood the dignity of celebrating Thanksgiving with a traditional turkey dinner with all the fixings. Last year, 7,477 families were served across Anchorage.

On Monday, November 19 from 3 pm to 8 pm the food will be distributed at six local centers across town. Our local distribution site is Crosspoint Church, in the Fred Meyer / Burlington shopping center on Dimond Blvd. Last year, over 1,240 families were served at this site alone!

JLP has been asked to help out two ways: cranberry sauce and volunteers:

  • We were asked to provide 250 cans of cranberry sauce. If you’d like to contribute, please bring cans of cranberry relish to the church by Wednesday, November 14, so we can get them to the church on time.
  • JLP was also invited to provide volunteers. If you know you’d like to volunteer, please sign up on the list in the Café. If you’re not sure, ask any of the JLP people who have volunteered in previous years!

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Northwood Cleanup – Sept. 23

It’s time for another Northwood Cleanup after fellowship time on September 23. 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. We adopted this stretch of road as part of Anchorage’s Adopt-a-Road program.

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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. JLP’s members will be picking up garbage along either side of the road that day. Let’s get this done before the snow flies.

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Thanksgiving Blessing

THANKSGIVING BLESSING is a community-wide program that gives the neediest families in our neighborhood the dignity of celebrating Thanksgiving with a traditional turkey dinner with all the fixings. Last year, 8400 families were served across Anchorage.

On Monday, November 20 from 2pm to 6pm the food will be distributed
at six local centers across town. Our local distribution site is Crosspoint Church, in the Fred Meyer / Burlington shopping center on Dimond Blvd. Last year, over 1400 families were served at this site alone!

JLP has been asked to help out two ways: cranberry sauce and volunteers.

We were asked to provide 250 cans of cranberry sauce. If you’d like to contribute, please bring cans of cranberry relish to worship this Sunday, November 19, so we can get them to the church on time.

JLP was also invited to provide volunteers. If you know you’d like to volunteer, please sign up on the list in the Education Center. If you’re not sure, ask any of the JLP people who have volunteered in previous years!

The Alaska Food Bank coordinates the Thanksgiving Blessing, which has more information on their website.

Pancake Breakfast – Saturday, Sept. 9

The Vitality Team is hosting a Pancake Breakfast this Saturday, September 9. Join us in the Education Center for pancakes, bacon, eggs — and maybe even some healthy things like fruit. There’s no cost to attend, so take this opportunity to enjoy some table fellowship with people from church.

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Plus, you can work off all those calories with our Northwood Cleanup immediately following breakfast. Folks from JLP bless the neighborhood by picking up litter from both sides of Northwood Rd. between Strawberry and Raspberry. Plan to spend about an hour, wear jeans, and bring a pair of work gloves. Garbage bags will be provided.

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Movie Night – September 10

Join us this Sunday for another JLP Movie Night, with a free showing of the movie Woodlawn.

Especially relevant after the recent events in Charlottesville, Woodlawn is a moving and inspirational film based on the true story of how love and unity overcame hate and division on a football team in early 1970s Birmingham, Alabama. More than 40 players, black and white, give their lives over to a “better way” found by following Jesus, and the change is so profound in them it affects their coach, their school and their community in ways no one could have imagined.

Showtime is 7 p.m. Bring a friend! Admission is free, and so’s the popcorn. Childcare will be available.