It’s Good Friday…
There are several church services this evening…
Join us at St. George’s Good Friday Service at 6 pm for 30 minutes of Gospel Music, 5 minutes of prayers–and then those who would like to–can stay for 10 minutes of silent meditation by candlelight.
6:30 pm Nazarene Church Good Friday Service
7 pm St. Joseph’s Good Friday Service
7 pm St. Joseph’s Saturday Vigil Service
COMMUNITY EASTER Service 8 am at the Little Chapel with Steve Leppert of the Nazarene Church preaching.
Easter Sunday April 16th at St. George’s at 10:30 am for a music filled service with Holy Communion. We will be hearing the story of Jesus rising from the dead found in Matthew 28:1-10. I’ll be preaching. Christina Vican will be leading Godly Play for the children. Musicians come early at 10 am to practice Easter Egg Hunt and Easter Brunch afterwards at the Red Dragon!
Youth Group meets Mondays from 5:30-7 pm at the Red Dragon! Youth 6th-12th grade are invited for dinner, party games, music, and a message with leaders Matt and Kristel Rush. Matt’s number is 423-284-3347.
DANCE SHOW TONIGHT AT THE CORDOVA CENTER AT 7 PM April 14!
Fishing Vessel TRAINING CLASS Sat. APRIL 15th
The USCG-approved Alaska Marine Safety Education Association 10-hour class is April 15th at the Pioneer Igloo. This is hands-on training in onboard emergency response, and meets the USCG requirement for a certified drill conductor to conduct monthly safety drills aboard commercial fishing vessels, where required. With support from the USCG and NISOH, the training is available at no charge for commercial fishermen and deckhands with crew licenses.
Since 1992, over 400 Cordovans have received this training, and this class is relevant to recreation and subsistence boaters as well. Students need to be 16 years of age to receive the USCG certification, but all ages are welcome.
Sign up online at www.amsea.org Any questions, contact the Alaska Sea Grant office 424-7542
Cordova Family Resource Center Easter Basket Auction APRIL 15 at Mt. Eccles from 11;30 to 1:30 pm.
Also there is the Cordova High Book Sale every Saturday in April from 11 am to 1 pm in the ILP Building behind the High School. Lots of wonderful library books at $1 a bag! Call Sara Hottinger at 424-5266 if you have questions
CORDOVA CLEANUP SAT 04.15.17 10 A.M. MEET @ CDV CENTER
NOON-CDV CENTER- BBQ
THE BALER FACILITY AND LANDFILL WILL BE OPEN FROM 7:00 A.M. -3:30 PM. THE BALER FACILITY WILL ONLY ACCEPT YELLOW BAGS OF HOUSEHOLD TRASH FREE OF CHARGE ALONG WITH PAINT AND HAZARDOUS WASTE. ALL OTHER LOADS MUST GO TO THE 17 MILE LANDFILL TO BE DISPOSED OF FOR FREE. NO EXCEPTIONS. BATTERIES MAY BE DROPPED OFF AT NAPA/ANCHOR AUTO FOR DISPOSAL. A VEHICLE DISPOSAL DAY WILL BE HELD IN THE FALL. CALL THE BALER FOR DETAILS AND PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS. 424-5600
Cordova Arts and Pageants Movie MOANA Friday, April 21, Cordova Center
HEALTH FAIR APRIL 22ND 8 am to noon with the 2 x 2 Cancer Walk and a Community Focus Meeting from 9:30-11 am at the High School. The Community Health Clinic at the Hospital is also offering lab work the days before and after the Health Fair… See the attached flyer!
Elementary Music Concert May 2 at the Elementary School;
Grades 5-12 Music Concert May 4 at the High School
Both at 7 pm
Cordova 4H ANNUAL SHOREBIRD DINNER with Seafood Lasagna or homemade Mac-n-Cheese at Mt. Eccles 4:30-6:30 pm Friday May 5th
At the end of the newsletter is a link to a Wall Street Journal article that has a picture of myself and one of the Fort Yukon students… A Cordovan in the news!
The Karl Becker Art Show is at the Museum. The show will be up for several weeks so stop by…
Please pray and send your love to the Bert Nichols family as Bert died last week and the Doug Heimbuch family as Doug died the week before. Doug’s Celebration of Life will be at 5 pm April 30th at the Reluctant Fisherman and will include live bluegrass music.
Devotions Wed. 7 pm St. George’s Church
Come enjoy a quiet time of meditation and listening to God by candlelight–and then sharing quietly with others… Listen and pray wherever you are….
Please join us this Lenten Season as we collect money for those less fortunate. Put out a bowl in your household and add spare change every day along with your prayers. People here and around the world are praying for our help–and when we answer that call–we will be blessed beyond our wildest dreams.
SUDAN FAMINE FUNDRAISER
The kids had lots of fun with their bake sale a couple weeks ago–as they helped others thanks to your donations and prayers. Let’s keep going!
People are facing famine in South Sudan. Five million people don’t know where their next meal is coming from, and as many as 100,000 could die unless they get help soon. Donate to Doctors Without Borders. http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org
Want to learn more?
SKI HILL NEWS
We’re looking forward to next season! If you’d like to help–email me or give me a call to get on the Kid’s Ski/Snowboard Club Email List. We’re also hoping to collect equipment to use next year (helmets, skis, snowboards for Mt. Eyak and cross country gear for the schools). Here’s a note from Dave Bradshaw…
” I typically ask the public at the end of the season to drop off all unwanted ski/snowboard gear at the ski hill. I have gear dropped all summer in front of the rental room door. This drop off gear fuels our ski gear exchange. Summer drop off gives me time to sort repair and dispose of any junk. I will be putting out a call in two weeks at the end of the season. I do have storage but its limited. Thanks. D.W.B.”
In an effort to provide better service to our members, and improve construction efficiency,
the CEC line crew schedule will be Monday–Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. starting May 1, 2017
through the summer season. The office and other departments will be open Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
GWITCH’IN RISING DAY occurred recently and the Gwitch’in People in NE Alaska and NW Canada are asking the rest of the world to take action and stand united with them to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge-Coastal Plain, the porcupine caribou herd and the Gwich’in way of life. They say “Our identity is not up for negotiation!!!” You can support this movement by calling your senators and ask them to co-sponsor the original Arctic Wilderness Bill. Our Legislative Information Office
cordova.akleg.gov/ has quick links to where you can contact your legislators on this
issue and others… The National Episcopal Church–and our worldwide partner,
the Anglican Communion is on record supporting the Gwich’in people in this
social justice issue. The Gwich’in people live a subsistence lifestyle and really
depend on caribou which only calve in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
coastal plain. Thanks for your support of these amazing people–and the
caribou their lives depend on…
Anna Hernandez has an electric bass and amp and a youth electric guitar for sale. Call her at 424-7002.
Bryan and Bree Mills are planning to adopt a child–and he is offering his services as a computer expert in return for donations to help with their adoption costs… Email Bryan at <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Ampy Benninger is available to clean your house! Call her at 424-3327.
HOST FAMILIES NEEDED FOR EXCHANGE STUDENTS this fall. Its a wonderful opportunity for your families to share foods, culture, education, etc with a student from another country.. They wouldn’t be arriving till Aug 2017. Thank you Call Sarah Reum. 907-429-4518. or email….email@example.com
A fund for Jonathan Platt has been set up at First National Bank to cover his medical expenses. AND WE HAD Good NEWS a couple WEEKS ago THAT JONATHAN’S doctors say it’s looking good! But he’s still continuing treatment. Make your check to April Beedle with a note in the memo line for Jonathan Platt. And send prayers of thanksgiving!
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE RED DRAGON HISTORIC DISTRICT! GO TO THE WEBSITE TO SEE THE REALLY AWESOME 2 minute FLY BY VIDEO OF THE CHURCH AND THE RED DRAGON. www.reddragoncordova.org and you can donate there, too!
Check out our new St. George’s website that we have–thanks to Nancy Bird’s efforts…and those of you who sent in pictures…
There was an Oct. 28 article by Dick Shellhorn in The Cordova Times which you can read online “This Belle Continues to Ring” at http://www.thecordovatimes.com Also, an article about our village music program Dancing with the Spirit appeared an on-line University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment magazine:
AND TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OUR VILLAGE MUSIC AND CULTURE WEEK PROGRAM WATCH THESE VIDEOS!
The first is a 3 minute Fort Yukon summer camp video that explains about last year’s $25,000 Purpose Prize which we won with the help and support of schools, tribal councils–and Cordovans!
There is also a 10 minute video of last fall’s Tanana camp at
Next week is our last week for MORNING MUSIC this year. It is on THURS. & FRIDAY from 8:05-8:35 am in the Music Room at the Elementary School. It’s a great chance to have free guitar, fiddle, mandolin, banjo, bass, ukulele–and singing lessons every Thurs-Friday. K-6 students welcome–and parents, too. Older students needed as helpers. We need volunteers to help with set up and take down–and musicians to help teach. Call me for more info at 424-514
There is a very nice Mountain Dulcimer for sale for $280 which includes a lesson! Call Annette at 253-3420.
U.S. Navy Update:
Check out our new website SummerIsForSalmon.org
Despite many requests to move their planned time amid concerns of negative impacts to fisheries and communities the U.S. Navy has doubled down on its planned training exercise, known as “Northern Edge”, currently planned for 1-12 May 2017.
The U.S. Navy is seeking authorization to use explosive ordnance and active sonar in the Gulf of Alaska during the time of year millions of fish, birds and marine mammals are migrating though. May is literally the worst time of year the U.S. Navy could have picked. EPC and others are asking for Northern Edge to be moved to the winter months.
Alaska’s coastal communities are united in this effort but we still need your help.
For immediate updates, be sure to follow us on social media:
.An Enrique Zamudio Music Fund to honor his memory–and help Cordova music programs–has been set up at Wells Fargo Bank, Box 1250, Cordova, Alaska 99574
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!
Ilanka Cultural Center has a Fishing Exhibit.
TO JOIN THE Recycling Action TEAM Call Shae Bowman 424-3334 or email firstname.lastname@example.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.
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 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.
BREAST FEEDING SUPPORT GROUP Join us the second Wednesday of each month @ noon in the Native Village of Eyak boardroom for the monthly Breastfeeding Support Group. Nursing babies and toddlers are always welcome.
ALSO A REMINDER THAT IT’S TIME TO RENEW MEDIVAC INSURANCE–$125 for a household. http://www.apollomt.com or call 888-457-1711
CELEBRATE RECOVERY, A CHRIST CENTERED 12 STEP PROGRAM MEETS ON THURSDAY AT 7 PM AT THE SALVATION ARMY. .
NARCOTICS ANNONYMOUS now meets at the Salvation Army Sat. night at 7 pm. Come to the side door where the chapel is…
GET IN SHAPE at our City facilities–or at the Masonic Temple weight room which is open 24 hours (check out the key from the police department).
There are some Tai Chi classes on Tues., Thurs, and Sat. at St. Joseph’s Parish Hall from 1 to 1:30 pm.
CHECK OUT THE SALTWATER SWIMMING POOL (now open at 7 am on Tues. and Thurs)–AND ALL THE CLASSES AND NEW EQUIPMENT AT BIDARKI.
Does anyone have a little EXTRA MILEAGE or COMPANION FARES? Dancing with the Spirit could use some mileage 7,500 each way to get staff (like me!) up to Fairbanks for village travel this winter–or companion fares for staff traveling to SE Alaska. Call Belle at 424-5143.
DANCING WITH THE SPIRIT www.dancingwiththespirit.org NEEDS GUITARS, FIDDLES, MANDOLINS, ELECTRIC BASSES FOR USE IN THEIR VILLAGE MUSIC PROGRAM. Bring them to Belle’s house or call her at 424-5143.
Love and blessings, Belle
424-5143 (h) 388-3347 (c)
WALL STREET JOURNAL ARTICLE MENTIONING DANCING WITH THE SPIRIT
Here’s the letter from Eunice Nichols who came to our Cordova 4H Music Camp last summer
|Laurie, Sam and Belle,
I hope the three of you are doing well. I wanted to make sure you saw this great Wall Street Journal article yesterday, which prominently featured the three of you — and that joyous photo of Belle teaching fiddle to a little girl. 🙂 Over a year later and people are still captivated by your encore story!