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Faith key ingredient of mentor program
Every year thousands of inmates in Alaska are released from jail or prison to re-enter a society they have wronged. Many need a mentor to help prepare them to make the sharp transition from an unhealthy life to a productive one. That’s why the Alaska Department of Corrections is involved in a collaborative effort with a program known as KAMP — Kodiak Area Mentor Program. Inspired by Teresa and Jeff Slaughter, KAMP...
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Mentor training program available
Chaplain Jim Duncan, Director of the Department of Corrections Chaplaincy Division, and Brenda Nagunst, Director of Alaska Correctional Ministries, will be keynote presenters in a mentor-training workshop slated July 12 at the Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center in the Pyramid Room. The schedule includes two identical three-hour sessions, from 9 a.m. to noon and from one to four. The workshop is designed for t...
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Judgment coming, warns visiting missionary Tim Zello
BY MIKE ROSTAD America, a nation that once sent Christian missionaries to evangelize the ends of the earth, stands in danger of God’s judgment, warned Rev. Tim Zello, guest speaker at the Kodiak Assembly of God Church on Crab Festival Sunday. Rev. Zello accompanied Republican U.S. senatorial hopeful Joe Miller to Kodiak. He is a volunteer on his campaign, still in primary phases now. “It’s time to suffer,” Zello s...
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Youth program mixes fun and seriousness
It’s risky business, getting into the minds of middle school kids who like things sticky, messy and a little gross at times. The adult leaders who guide them have to be willing to do silly things, sing nutty songs, goof-off on stage and be right amongst the kids in their gooey, edgy, at times, silly activities. All the while they must maintain a sobriety that strikes an eternal cord in the child’s soul. It’s a bal...
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Simmons takes over St. James the Fisherman Episcopal Church
The Rev. Liz Huskey Simmons began as the new rector of the St. James the Fisherman Episcopal Church on May 15. Before coming to Kodiak, Simmons was the interim rector at a church in New York, and has also served in Arizona, Colorado and Wisconsin. She has served as a priest for almost two decades, graduating from the General Theological Seminary in New York in 1994. Some of Simmons’ specific areas of involvement h...
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Alaska Bishop David Mahaffey is 'everyman'
The jeweled mitre looks like a king’s crown and symbolizes the headship of the Orthodox Church. David Mahaffey wears one. Mahaffey was consecrated as the Orthodox Church in America’s Alaska bishop in Sitka earlier this year. He is the diocese’ first resident bishop since 2007, when then bishop, Nikolai Soriach, was forced to resign at the request of the Orthodox Church in America Synod. During the interim, Alaska ...
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Coast Guard chaplain feels God’s protection amidst strife
Chaplain Aaron Wesson calls it “one of the most painful and challenging times” in his life. Only days after his unit arrived in Sangin, southern Afghanistan, several Marines from the group were killed in action. “There was pain and sadness for those we had lost and also a burden for the families back home,” said Wesson, who now serves as Coast Guard chaplain in Kodiak. Wesson said he had the “unique privilege” of ...
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Community members reflect on meaning of Easter
Grief seems to have the final say: the death of loved ones, inspiring community leaders, precious pets; the collapse of vibrant dreams; the assault on life-preserving institutions and sacraments; the pall of war. Amidst the eulogizing, the insatiable longing for the touch of a person no longer there; for happiness that has faded and a foundation that seems to be crumbling, a special day springs forth out of the as...
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Todd Hailey encourages youth to own their faith
If Todd Hailey could pick a theme for his Church of the Nazarene youth group, it would go something like this, “Know your faith and let it shine.” Hailey encourages kids to serve the community in the name of Christ. For the past two years he has led the youth in a Christmas “sock drive” for the Brother Francis Shelter. Hailey got the idea to serve the community in this way while he was hosting his Oldies Show at K...
Mar 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 89 89 recommendations | email to a friend
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Faithful take to the streets on Triumph of Orthodoxy Sunday
Except for the modern dress of many of the participants, the procession could have been lifted out of a scene in ancient Jerusalem, Athens or Constantinople. Orthodox faithful from Holy Resurrection and St. Innocents parishes carried images of Jesus Christ, the Virgin Mary (Theotokos,) John the Baptist, and other holy people who exemplified the Christian faith. The progression was led by a cross bearer and clergy,...
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