Come join in helping us as we take the next step in improving our campus!
We’re having a painting party this Saturday (February 24) from 1 pm to 6 pm, and the basement is all ready. Then, when the painting’s done, stick around for a fellowship meal following. Questions? call Larrisa or Janelle.
After a two-week hiatus for movies and football, the JLP weekly prayer meeting resumes this week at 6 pm Sunday night.
Jesus tells us to persevere in prayer, like a man banging his neighbor’s door in the night. (“I know you’re there, and I need you to wake up now and help me.”) One of the best ways to persevere in prayer is to join up with friends who can help. The Sunday night prayer meeting is an opportunity to get together with other believers to help one another “storm heaven.”
We’ll pray for both the concerns of individual in the JLP community, as well as the specific congregational challenges like revitalization, fruitfulness, and our missional witness.
JLP’s “Souper Bowl of Caring” last week raised $371 to alleviate hunger in our community. Our partner again in 2018 is F.I.S.H., which provides emergency food aid to people in need in Anchorage. The money we raised will purchase about 1700 lbs. of food relief in our community. (Since F.I.S.H. concentrates on emergency food aid, it complements our partnerships with the Lutheran Social Services Food Bank and the Alaska Food Bank’s Mobile Food Pantry.)
Last week, New England Patriots supporters at JLP contributed $106 to the Souper Bowl. Our Philadelphia Eagles fans contributed $265. This lopsided victory foreshadowed the final result, but not the close game we saw played later that day in Minneapolis.
Thanks to everyone who participated!
Since 1990, young people have been leading the charge and inspiring others to collect dollars and food weeks leading up to the “Big Game.” Teaming up with local partners, these groups give 100% of donations to local charities, changing the nation’s largest weekend of football into the largest weekend of caring.
Contributions to JLP’s Souper Bowl this year will go to Fellowship In Serving Humanity (FISH), a city-wide hunger ministry. JLP Youth collected $432 from Souper Bowl participants in 2017—enough to purchase about 2,000 lbs of food for people in our community.
FISH provides meals to more than 13,000 people in our community (more than 40% of them are children). Last year, FISH provided more than 100,000 meals on 173 delivery days. For more information about FISH, go to fishcharity.org or call their number at 229-9299.
The Vitality Team has identified the worship center’s basement as our next revitalization project. This is a good-sized space, especially for a small church. We are convicted that we ought to be using it more effectively than we’ve been doing lately.
Our plan is to get the new, improved basement Café up and running by March 18, in time for Easter. How can you help? So far, we have two events scheduled:
- Sunday, February 18, from 11 am to 3 pm. Work Party to clean walls, wash windows & blinds, and tape off for painting. Sandwiches will be provided for the work crew.
- Saturday, February 24, from 1pm to 5 pm. Painting Party, with Potluck Dinner to follow at 5 pm.
Let’s show this under-appreciated space some love!
On Febrary 4, JLP has a special opportunity to extend our regular hunger ministry through the Souper Bowl of Caring.
Since 1990, young people have been leading the charge and inspiring others to collect dollars and food weeks leading up to the (ahem) “Big Game.” Teaming up with local partners, these groups give 100% of donations to local charities, changing the nation’s largest weekend of football into the largest weekend of caring.
Last year, JLP Souper Bowl participants gave $432 to support F.I.S.H. (a city-wide hunger ministry). What can we do this year?
Wondering what to do between the playoffs and the Super Bowl? Join us on Sunday, January 28, for another JLP Movie Night, with a free showing of the movie God’s Not Dead. (This is the prequel to God’s Not Dead 2, which we saw last summer.)
When atheist philosophy professor (Kevin Sorbo) plans to forego “dusty arguments” in his class, he insists the new students declare that “God Is Dead.” Unable to do this, Josh (Shane Harper) is challenged to defend his faith and prove to the class that God is NOT Dead. With everything on the line, Josh’s faith is unwavering … and life-changing to those around him. (Watch the trailer here.)
Showtime is 7 p.m. Bring a friend! Admission is free, and so’s the popcorn. Childcare will be available.