At the 2019 PNW Annual Conference Session last June, clergy and lay members voted to “establish the third Sunday of September each year, or another Sunday that suits the congregation’s schedule, as a Conference Advance Special Sunday with Offering to be known as Alaska Conference Special Sunday.”

This year, the Alaska Conference Special Sunday will be celebrated on September 15, 2019 in churches across the Pacific Northwest Conference. Your gifts will help Alaska’s 28+ churches and ministries continue to bring the love of Christ in some challenging and wonderful environments — spread over 650,000 square miles.

Resources to support your congregation’s participation in this connectional ministry opportunity — including bulletin inserts, videos, and a blog series — have been curated and prepared by the Alaska Conference. You can find these resources on the Alaska Conference website.

As a missionary conference in The United Methodist Church, Alaska has long relied upon the support of churches around the denomination as it has been in ministry with the people of “The Last Frontier.” This Special Sunday is an opportunity for us to strengthen our partnership with them as they share the Gospel in urban, rural, and remote ministry locations.

Visit the Alaska Conference website today to learn more about our United Methodist ministries in Alaska and how this offering will help to make a difference!