February 10, 2018

     Hi everyone!

Happy Valentine’s Day a little early!

I flew in today from a two week Dancing with the Spirit music camp trip to Point Hope and Eagle–from one side of the state to the other! I’ve included a picture of our Dancing with the Spirit staff (myself, Mike Mickelson, Josephine Malemute, and Rion Schmidt) as we prepared to leave Point Hope with a truck load of instruments and gear. Plus there’s a picture of some of Point Hope’s delightful first graders!

There were polar bears walking around Point Hope–so we weren’t able to walk around ourselves! Sea ice conditions are poor–so the bears weren’t able to be out hunting seals–and came to town looking for food. We didn’t see any ourselves–but the neighbors in the house next to where Mike was staying saw one. And the pilots saw one as our plane took off.

Josephine and I continued on to Eagle–where in addition to having fun playing music with the kids–we got to see the Yukon Quest. There was quite a bit of frost bite among the mushers and the trail breakers on snow machines because of the cold (40 below and more) and windy conditions.

St. George’s is having a Mardi Gras Pancake Supper this Monday Feb. 12th at 5:30 pm at the Red Dragon–along with our Youth Group. Come and join us for sourdough pancakes, pancake races, and Cajun music.

The Cordova Historical Society presents a program on KATALLA our neighbor this Monday Feb. 12th at 7:30 pm at the Cordova Center.

On Tuesdays, we’ve started a Gospel SING ALONG for Hospital Residents and Staff from 4-5 pm.

St. George’s will also have a short ASH WEDNESDAY CHURCH SERVICE at noon on Wednesday.

St. Joseph’s will have their ASH WEDNESDAY Services at 7:30 am and 7 pm.

THIS SUNDAY at St. George’s–church starts at 10:30 am. There will be Godly Play for the children. I’ll be preaching on Mark 9:2-9 about mountain top experiences—and we will have Holy Communion. Musicians come early at 10 am to practice.

Check out our web pages at http://www.cordovaepiscopal.org and http://www.reddragoncordova.org We also have a village music ministry–and we’ve now have been to 45 villages!! http://www.dancingwiththespirit.org

WOOD CUTTING AND SPLITTING
Call Jonathan Morehouse to get wood–or help you with your woodpile. 424-7470

DEVOTIONS 7 pm Wednesday nights at 7 pm at St. George’s. Come and sit quietly by candlelight for 20 minutes and then share…
HOMEPORT is open on Sat. nights from 7-10 pm with great cups of coffee, desserts, free wi-fi, board games!! Enter at the side door below the Cordova Community Baptist Church.
DIABETES SELF MANAGEMENT CLASS Feb. 7 thru March 14 meeting at the NVE Wellness Center (the old DMV office). Patients will receive fresh produce every week they attend–and those who attend all the classes will receive a monthly Full Circle Box for a year. Call Katie Goodale at 424-7738 to register and find out more.

CITY ELECTIONS coming up on March 6th!

AL-ANON is returning to Cordova! It’s for friends and families of alcoholics. Meetings are Monday nights at 7 pm at the Wellness Center (old DMV office). For more info, contact Katie at 907-965-5909.
WINTER WHITE COPPER RIVER GALLERY at the Cordova Center has artwork for sale by local artists and continues this month.

PLACES TO GIVE TO HELP OTHERS WORLDWIDE
Episcopal Relief and Development http://www.episcopalrelief.org
Heifer International http://www.heifer.org
World Vision http://www.worldvision.org
Food for the Hungry http://www.fh.org

LOCAL CHARITIES (Check out the Dec. 15 article in the Cordova Times by Teal Barmore).
Copper River Watershed Project
Eyak Preservation Council
Prince William Sound Science Center
Cordova 4H Clubs (Winter Morning Music and Summer Music Camp)
Friends of the Libraries
Cordova Arts and Pageants
Cordova Volunteer Fire Department
Alaska Hummingbird Project
Cordova Historical Society
Cordova Trap and Gun Club
PLUS THE SALVATION ARMY, OUR LOCAL CHURCHES, STUDENT ACTIVITIES, the RED DRAGON HISTORIC DISTRICT and our village music program DANCING WITH THE SPIRIT .

Recycle your Fishing Web

Fishing web can be dropped off at the Cordova City Baler in the fishing web recycling container.

Please remove any non-nylon material (remove cork and lead line).

TO JOIN THE Recycling Action TEAM Call Shae Bowman 424-3334 or email shae@copperriver.org

THE CITY RECYCLES PAPER/CARDBOARD, ALUMINUM CANS, AND GLASS at the lot behind AC.

LEAD ACID BATTERY RECYCLING behind NVE building. Small batteries can be recycled at the PO–along with aluminum cans.

ILANKA Health Center offers 2 free appointments for those ready to do something about their addictions to drugs and/or alcohol. Call 424-3622.

ALSO A REMINDER THAT IT’S TIME TO RENEW MEDIVAC INSURANCE–$125 for a household. http://www.apollomt.com or call 888-457-1711

GET IN SHAPE at Bidarki, our saltwater pool (now open at 7 am Tues. and Thurs. for lap swim or exercise–and 8 am MWF) or at the Masonic Temple weight room which is open 24 hours (check out the key from the police department). Bidarki also has longer hours for those with passes.

There are some Tai Chi classes on Tues., Thurs, and Sat. at St. Joseph’s Parish Hall from 1 to 1:30 pm.

CURRENT RHYTHMS teaches Yoga and Dance Classes. THEY ARE CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF TEACHING DANCE IN CORDOVA! Call 424-3632 to sign up for classes–or just come!

Bryan and Bree Mills have adopted a little girl!! And Bryan is offering his services as a computer expert in return for donations to help with their adoption costs… Email Bryan at <bryanmills84@gmail.com>

The City of Cordova has an email newsletter, The CORDOVA CONVERSATION. The Conversation is published every Monday, and is designed to be a short, informative digest of issues relevant to most Cordovans. To sign up for this free publication, simply go to the city’s home page at http://www.cityofcordova.net, scroll down to the “Bulletin Board” and click on the “Stay up on News from City Hall.” That will take you to the sign- up sheet.

Love and blessings,

Belle

907-388-3347