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Dear Aldersgate UMC and Friends of Aldersgate,

Thank you to all who took part in our May activities, welcoming our siblings in Christ from all over Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho (in person and virtually). This was an amazing opportunity for the United Methodist Church in Juneau to connect with our local community.

One of the highlights of the Installation weekend was the participation in non-violent civil disobedience training and learning event on the need for a Nuclear Weapons Free Zone in the Arctic. We partnered with Vets for Peace (VFP) to pray with our feet, and marched across the Juneau-Douglas bridge to raise awareness for the threat that nuclear weapons in our state and country pose to all of creation.

We plan to have more Moral Monday public witness opportunities and invite you to participate actively to level imbalances and work to dismantle inequities wherever they present themselves. You can participate in many ways, including letter campaigns to all levels of government. Go to or contact me to learn more.

It is our Annual Conference time, and I will be traveling for the next two Sundays. Thanks to Susan Johnson and David Means for preaching! I look forward to watching the worship services online with you!

We invite you to fill out a pledge card for our Council and Finance Committee to plan for the rest of the year (July through the end of December). Thank you for all of your contributions (financial and non-financial gifts). We are grateful for the many ways you love with your resources and share in the work of Christ in our church and our community. Click here to access the 2023 Pledge Card.

With Hope and Peace,

Pastor Kristi