Pastor Kristi

Pastor’s Note, August 2022

Dear Aldersgate,

We have had an amazing first month together. Many thanks to the Trustees and Council Members who have prepared the parsonage for our family!

We completed four weeks of Freedom School and goodness do we miss our amazing scholars.

Thanks again to Steven Dahl for his work with the scholars on 5 Little Libraries. These will be shared with the community. One will be placed at Aldersgate UMC, one will be gifted to Douglas Community UMC, one will be at Ḵunéix̱ Hídi Northern Light United Church, one will be at Eagle River United Methodist Camp, and the final one will be at Nine Mile Creek Road!

I invite you to attend worship in person on Sundays at 10 am at Aldersgate UMC, located at 9161 Cinema Drive. I look forward to meeting with each of you during our listening sessions that we have planned for August. Please join one of them from the list below, so that I can get to know you better.

Grace & Peace,
Pastor Kristi

“Meet Pastor Kristi, our new pastor. Share with her your story and your aspirations for Aldersgate. Plan to meet her after church on Sunday, August 14 or August 21. Plan to meet her in person at Aldersgate on August 18 at 6:30 PM. Or tune into a zoom meeting on August 16 at 6:30.”

Pastor’s Note, July 2022

Dear Aldersgate,

It was a joy to be with all of you for my first Sunday on July 3rd. What a wonderful and warm welcome. Thank you. I look forward to getting to know you better after our family moves into the parsonage in another week. Stay tuned for plans to connect!

We are finishing our second week of Freedom School at Ḵunéix̱ Hídi Northern Light United Church. It has been a joy-filled experience to see our 28 scholars singing, chanting, reading, and making new friendships within the spaces at the church. One of the guardians of three of our scholars said it well. He said, “Thank you for opening your home to us.”

We invite you to join us as a guest reader from 8:30 am to 9:00 am during Harambe. We also invited you to the “Finale” at Ḵunéix̱ Hídi Northern Light United Church on July 15th at 3 pm. Please contact Pastor Kristi ([email protected]) or Pastor Tracey Wolff ([email protected]) to participate.

We acknowledge the help and participation from so many of you. Thank you for providing resources, meals, housing, transportation, and hospitality to the scholars and to Pastor Tracey, Zaheer, Sheilah, Karly, Dr. Sabrina & Mr. Shakespeare. We are so very fortunate that they have come to Juneau to share their gifts and talents with us. We would not have a Freedom School without the support and love from so many gracious souls.

We held our last Cooperative Youth Group for this season on June 26th. It has been such an honor to be able to work with our amazing youth and to grow with them in discipleship and in ministry. I will carry the joy that I have for each of you in my heart as I move into a new ministry. I will continue to advocate for you, pray for you, and cheer for your continued growth and success.

Grace & Peace,
Pastor Kristi