As part of our continuing “Good and Faithful Steward” program, the stewardship committee is hosting a benefit on Palm Sunday. We will ‘pass the basket’ after Liturgy and vote for a charity to donate towards. There is no intention to pit two charities against one another, but, rather, to give parishioners a chance to vote for the charity of their choice and have a voice in who the money goes to. Everyone present is going to be asked to vote regardless of whether or not they make a contribution.
“INSPIRED BY THE LOVE OF JESUS, WE OFFER THOSE IN NEED SUPPORT, SHELTER, SUSTENANCE, AND SKILLS TO TRANSFORM THEIR LIVES” Mission statement from the Downtown Hope Center (formerly the Anchorage Soup Kitchen)
“Our mission is to promote and protect the human rights of all Alaskans including immigrants, refugees and Alaska Native communities by providing critical services to these underserved populations, including legal representation, language interpretative services, training and educational programs.” Mission statement from the Alaska Institute for Justice (formerly the Alaskan Immigration Justice Project)
Both of these organizations are reputable and do good work to help local folks in need. Please give thoughtful consideration to each organization and consider making a donation on Palm Sunday. If you cannot be at church on Palm Sunday, you may send a donation to the church (2800 O’Malley Road, Anchorage, AK 99507) with a note that it is for the Palm Sunday Good and Faithful Steward benefit. You may also vote for one of the charities or not, that is up to you. Thank you and God bless you and give you strength for the remainder of Lent.