October 16th update

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Hi everyone!

We had a fine St. Francis Feast Day Celebration with one lively dog, a plastic cow, a toy snake , a teddy bear–and the names of more rambunctious pets blessed from afar!  Plus we collected some money for those in need which Kay will be sending to the Episcopal Relief and Development Fund for those experiencing wildfires and recovering from hurricanes.
 
Youth Group is on Tuesday this week meeting at 6 pm at Matt and Kristel’s house for a movie night–Hacksaw, a war movie, so there is some violence…  Finger foods for dinner.   Matt’s number is 423-284-3347.   Usually Youth Group meets on Monday night at the Red Dragon from 5:30-7 pm.
My son Mike and I are leaving on Tuesday for Hawaii (Oahu) for a family wedding (my niece) and 2 additional weeks of vacation time.   We will be back Friday Nov.. 10th–just in time for the Native Village of Eyak’s Sobriety Celebration and a square dance on Saturday night the 11th.  And we just learned there is a bluegrass festival on Oahu while we are there!  I will have phone and internet–but I’m not taking my computer, so I’m not planning to put out my weekly email newsletter.
Barclay Kopchak will be leading Morning Prayer Oct. 22nd; Annette Janka will be taking Oct. 29th with special music that she is preparing for the Lutheran Deaconess Committee.  We still need someone to take Nov. 5th, All Saint’s Sunday.  I really like that St. George’s is a “team church” giving everyone a chance to lead the service, play music, lead Godly Play, help with building and grounds maintenance–or just come to church encouraging us all and helping the community with prayers and helpful actions all week!
Devotions is on Wednesday at 7 pm at the church with 20 minutes of quiet time and then sharing…
BUILDING AND GROUNDS MAINTENANCE

The Youth Group did an excellent job last Monday of hauling the driveway brush pile to the dump–and moving gravel and digging a trench so the water would drain and prevent water in our beautiful new Sunday School room.   Thanks Rich Rogers for guiding us on what to do!
Still to do:
1. Two more brush piles behind the Red Dragon – some even over the edge of RD yard that need to be hauled to the burn pile.
2. the front porch church light needs to be replaced (We have a bulb inside the church door under one of the tables.  It just requires someone getting up on a ladder)
3. netting placed on the front stairs. (Nancy Bird said she would do this)
4. Metal sign below the church along 2nd Ave. fell down in one of the latest storms.
5. Putting up our new Historical signs (check with Nancy Bird on this.)
6. Dirt pile spread over the gravel by the church so it will reseed.
7. Foam in windows at church and Red Dragon–and cellophane over church windows..
Let Cece Wiese 424-3667 know if you can help with any of these projects!!
Love and blessings,
Belle

October 14, 2017

Hi everyone…

I know our hearts and prayers are going out to people in California with the wildfires–and Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Las Vegas–as they and others in our southern states recover from hurricanes and tragedies.   At St. George’s this Sunday, we will be taking up a special collection for the Episcopal Relief and Development Fund to help on these issues–and redoubling and praying for peace here and around the world.

One web site you might be interested in is 20forme/20forus.org put together by one of my friend’s daughters.  Aurora Bowers encourages us to every day take 20 minutes to exercise, read a book, do something we want to do–and spend 20 minutes helping to make the world a better place–showing that love can conquer hate.  As an Episcopal priest, I cannot endorse candidates–but I can take a stand for social justice issues.  And I really like the idea of all of us taking a little time every day for helping ourselves stay strong, healthy, and renewed–and a little time for working on the issues we care about.   The prophet Amos talked about this (Amos 5:24Let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an overflowing stream.   

Two Alaskan issues that are heating up right now are the Pepple Mine Proposal in Bristol Bay–and drilling in the Arctic Wildlife Range.  Here are a couple articles:

Public Comment Information on the Pebble Mine due Tues Oct. 17 For more information, including the pre-publication Federal Register Notice announcing this public comment period, visit: https://www.epa.gov/bristolbay.

And an article by Jason Metrokin, president and CEO of the Bristol Bay Native Corporation…

Wrong Mine, Wrong Place – Pebble risks American jobs‎

www.morningconsult.com/

Gwich’in Gear Up to Fight for Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

https://www.newsdeeply.com/arctic/…/gwichin-gear-up-to-fight-for-alaskas-arctic-nati...

Gwitch’in Steering Committee

https://www.ourarcticrefuge.org

THIS SUNDAY at St. George’s, CHURCH begins at 10:30 am.  We are celebrating St. Francis Day and Blessing Animals.  Christina Vican will be leading the children in Godly Play about St. Francis.    I’ll be preaching on Matthew 11:25-30 the beauty of our earth–and protecting it!   Bring your pets (Teddy Bears or the polite variety) to church–or fetch them right after the service for outdoor blessings.   Musicians come early at 10 am to practice.   Check out our web pages at http://www.cordovaepiscopal.org and http://www.reddragoncordova.org

 

I’ve included pictures from last week’s trip to Unalakleet led by Dancing with the Spirit’s Josephine Malemute and Rion Schmidt.  As of this week–we’re now have been to 44 villages!!   www.dancingwiththespirit.org

Today (Saturday) Perkins Auto is having an JUST ASK JASON DAY from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm where you can ask Jason car repair questions for free…

Today (Saturday) there is a WINTER CLOTHES GIVEAWAY at the Catholic Church from 10 am to noon.

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.

Youth Group for 6th-12th graders with leaders Matt and Kristel Rush usually meets Monday at 5:30-7 pm at the Red Dragon–BUT THIS WEEK WILL BE MEETING ON TUESDAY at the Rush’s house for MOVIE NIGHT with finger foods!  The movie is called Hacksaw Ridge, a war movie, so there is some violence.  Call Matt at 423-284-3347 for more info  Let Matt know if you want to provide dinner any week.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17th

7:00pm @ U.S. Forest Service Building

Aleutian Voyage on Sailboat “Seal”

By Hamish and Kate Laird, S/V Seal

 

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….

FiRE HALL OPEN HOUSE Wed. OCT. 18 from 1-6 pm.  Lots of freebies, blood pressure checks and more…

COMMUNITY SMOKED SEAFOOD WORKSHOP Oct. 19-20.  Call Torie Baker at the Marine Advisory Program for more info at 424-7542

GREAT PUMPKIN EVENT at BIDARKi Friday Oct, 20th 5:30-7:30 pm.  Join them for this fun pumpkin carving (and more!) event that will support repairs at Skater’s Cabin.  $20 for a large pumpkin; $10 for a small one…

KNIT AND LIT Event 7 pm Tuesday Oct. 24th at the Cordova Public Library.  Come with your knitting….

 

End of fishing season FOOD DRIVE!

Help Cordovans in need by donating your canned goods, non-perishable and frozen items!

Drop food off at the Little Chapel’s upstairs entrance on Lake Avenue or at the Native Village of Eyak’s office in the New Harbor.

The Native Village of Eyak (424-7738) is a food pantry for the Food Bank of Alaska and the Little Chapel (424-3629) is part of the Salvation Army Extension Service with food available from 10 am-2 pm the 2nd and 4th Saturdays.  Call them in the case of food emergencies between those times.

Karl Becker ART SHOW in Anchorage

It’s at the Side Street Espresso café downtown, on G Street between 4th and 5th avenue in October.  I got to see it–and it’s wonderful!

DAVID ROSENTHAL KATMAI ART SHOW at the Cordova Center Copper River Gallery

SALVATION ARMY EXTENSION SERVICES are being administrated by and food distribution is taking place at The Little Chapel.  People needing assistance can pick up food on the 2nd and 4th Saturday 10 am to 2 pm at The Little Chapel.  In a food emergency between those times. call the Little Chapel at 424-3629.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • October 14 – Ask Jason Day at Perkins Auto, PW Marina Rd – 9:30am-12:30pm.
  • Oct 18 – City Council, Community Rooms A&B – 7pm
  • Oct 19-20 – Sea Grant Meetings, Cordova Center
  • Oct 20 – Movie TBA Cordova Arts & Pageants, North Star Theater – 7pm
  • Oct 27 – Harry Potter’s World Opening Reception, Copper River Gallery – 5pm
  • Oct 27 – Movie “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” by Cordova Public Library, North Star Theater – 7pm
  • Oct 28 – Harry Potter Movie Marathon at North Star Theater
    • 11am Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
    • 2pm Prisoner of Azkaban
    • 5pm Goblet of Fire
    • 8pm Order of the Phoenix
  • Oct 29 – Harry Potter Movie Marathon continued at North Star Theater
    • 1pm Half Blood Prince
    • 4pm Deathly Hallows Part 1
    • 7pm Deathly Hallows Part 2
  • Oct 31 – Cordova Public Library Trick or Treat for Booooks, Education Room – 5pm
  • Nov 1 – City Council, Community Rooms A&B – 7pm
  • Nov 4 – Movie TBA by CHS Tech Club, North Star Theater – 3&7 pm
  • Nov 4 – Cordova Historical Society Golden Anniversary Reception, Copper River Gallery 8-10pm
  • Nov 5-6 – Special Election, Community Room A – 8am-5pm
  • Nov 10 – Eyak Corporation Shareholder Meeting, Cordova Center – 4-6pm
  • Nov 14-17 – Prince William Sound Science Center meetings, Cordova Center 8am-5pm
  • Nov 15 – City Council, Community Rooms A&B – 7pm
  • Nov 15 – Cordova Arts presents Grammy-winning band “La Santa Cecilia” in Concert, North Star Theater – 7pm
  • Nov 24-25 – Current Rhythms presents “The Nutcracker”, North Star Theater – 7pm
  • Nov 30 – Winter White Opening & Reception, Copper River Gallery – 5-7pm

 

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–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.

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!

CORDOVA GEAR is having a BACK to SCHOOL Sale–and they also now rent BIKES!  Yeah!  www.cordovagear.com   429-5590

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 <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 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

Sept. 23, 2017

Tanana Singers (1)
Hi everyone!
Greetings from Fort Yukon!  It’s raining here–but snowing in Arctic Village.  We’re getting ready for the Presiding Bishop and 7 other Bishops visit today.  The kids have been practicing and having lots of fun here and in Tanana and Beaver for their Bishops’ visits with the help of Dancing with the Spirit staff!   I’ve included a photo of a few of the Tanana students getting ready for the Bishops’ arrival.
Come to a service of BLESSINGS AND PRAYERS from 2-2:30 pm TODAY, Saturday, Sept. 23rd at the SCIENCE CENTER PAVILION!!   The St. George’s Youth Group  are organizing this time of thankfulness, songs and prayers for the land, the water, the animals, and the people. They hope you will join them in person or in your thoughts.  These prayers will be happening in towns and villages all over Alaska at 2 pm today as a time of gratefulness for the wonderful place we live in.
Sat. Sept. 23rd, there is a HIDDEN TREASURES SALE at the Baptist Church’s Christian Center from 10 am to 2 pm.   Call 424-7294 or 424-3465 to reserve a table to sell or give away treasures!
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.
THIS SUNDAY at St. George’s, CHURCH begins at 10:30 am.  OUR SUNDAY SCHOOL PROGRAM GODLY PLAY continues this week.  Cece Wiese will be leading Morning Prayer …   Musicians come early at 10 am to practice.   Check out our web pages at http://www.cordovaepiscopal.org and http://www.reddragoncordova.org
Youth Group for 6th-12th graders with leaders Matt and Kristel Rush meets tomorrow (Monday) this week at 5:30-7 pm at the Red Dragon.   Call Matt at 423-284-3347 for more info  Let Matt know if you want to provide dinner any week.

SEPT. 15, 2017

Square dancing in the sun, July 2017!

Hi everyone!

Let’s keep counting our blessings!   No hurricanes and no really hot weather!!  I could do with a little sun and I hear it’s coming next week!   I included a picture of sunny Cordova during music camp–just so we will remember how beautiful this amazing place we live in–is!!

The Movie TODAY (Friday) at 4 and 7 pm is SING (rated PG 13) sponsored by Friends of the Library.  

This Sat. Sept. 16th, St. George’s is sponsoring the PG 13 movie The Shack at 4 pm and 7 pm at the Cordova Center.  It’s the story of a father who recovers from a family tragedy through a mysterious meeting with a trio of strangers who give him a new understanding of God’s love. We’ll be selling baked goods and healthy snacks before and after the movie…and I’ll have the 4H ukuleles for sale to raise money for the music camp as well.  Call Seawan at 424-5656 if you can contribute–or just bring goodies!

 The High School Band and Choir is planning a trip to an Hawaiian music competition in April!  So look forward to many great fundraising events including a LUAU with roast pig on Sat. April 16th from 6-8 pm at the High School.  Tickets are $20 for adults.   Come early from 4:30-6 pm for ukulele and hula lessons.  There will be a mini performance at 7 pm.  Also all young musicians are taking orders for fruits and vegetables–and the birthday calendar.  Forms are available at both the elementary and high school offices.

If you have clothes and other itms to donate, you might talk to Dolly.  She’s holding a RUMMAGE SALE at the Masonic Sept. 16-17 from 9 am on.   Call her at 424-5498 or 520-447-9399  

Also, there is a sale going on at the old Library from some of the wonderful items collected over the years by Barbara Beedle.

THIS SUNDAY at St. George’s, CHURCH begins at 10:30 am.  OUR SUNDAY SCHOOL PROGRAM GODLY PLAY continues this week.  Children will be learning about the Noah’s Ark story with hands on wooden figures in a Montessori based teaching method that children love.  After a few songs at the beginning of church, the children head downstairs for story time, reflection and worship–and then return upstairs for Holy Communion   I’ll be preaching on Matthew 18:21-35 about reconciliation and forgiveness …   Musicians come early at 10 am to practice.   Check out our web pages at http://www.cordovaepiscopal.org and http://www.reddragoncordova.org

Youth Group for 6th-12th graders with leaders Matt and Kristel Rush meets on Monday this week at 5:30-7 pm at the Red Dragon.   It’s Keila Gonzalez’s birthday!  Call Matt at 423-284-3347 for more info  Let Matt know if you want to provide dinner any week.

Look forward to a service of BLESSINGS AND PRAYERS from 2-2:30 pm Saturday, Sept. 23rd at the Fisherman’s Memorial.    The St. George’s Youth Group are organizing this time of thankfulness, songs and prayers for the land, the water, the animals, and the people. They hope you will join them.

End of fishing season FOOD DRIVE!

Help Cordovans in need by donating your canned goods, non-perishable and frozen items!

Drop food off at the Little Chapel’s upstairs entrance on Lake Avenue or at the Native Village of Eyak’s office in the New Harbor.

The Native Village of Eyak (424-7738) is a food pantry for the Food Bank of Alaska and the Little Chapel (424-3629) is part of the Salvation Army Extension Service with food available from 10 am-2 pm the 2nd and 4th Saturdays.  Call them in the case of food emergencies between those times.

Attached is the FOOD DRIVE POSTER created by Carmen Martinez Alcolea, our new Spanish Exchange Student at the High School.  Buen Venida, Carmen!

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.

 

We also have a village music program called Dancing with the Spirit.  For the past 11years we have brought guitars and fiddles in a week-long school music program  to 41 Native villages–most of them many times.  http://www.dancingwiththespirit.org   

Send donations to Dancing with the Spirit, 1205 Denali Way, Fairbanks, Alaska 99701 or help us with used instruments, companion fares, or mileage tickets.

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….

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19th

US Forest Service Building 7 pm

Community-based Forest Conservation and Management Planning Designed to Contribute to the Conservation of the Critically Endangered Philippine Eagle

By: Robert Skorkowski, U.S. Forest Service

 

Look forward to the THURS. SEPT. 21 COMEDY SHOW AT THE CORDOVA CENTER with Marty Simpson and Larry Goodale at 7 pm at the Cordova Center.  It’s a family friendly, clean comedy show.  Proceeds go to the Bryan and Bree Mills Adoption Fund.  Check out the website  www.martysimpson.com

Sat. Sept. 23rd, their is a HIDDEN TREASURES SALE at the Baptist Church’s Christian Center from 10 am to 2 pm.   Call 424-7294 or 424-3465 to reserve a table to sell or give away treasures!

LEGISLATIVE INFO JOB OPENING

he State of Alaska is recruiting for a job opening at the Cordova Legislative Information Office. This is an excellent job opportunity!

Position: Legislative Information Officer. This job may be right for you, or someone you know, if you enjoy helping people, doing community outreach, and like working independently.

The Cordova LIO Information Officer helps people navigate legislative process, track bills, communicate effectively with legislators, testify at teleconferenced hearings, submit written testimony and much more; please see the job description.

The Officer is also a liaison to any state agency that does not have a local office. For instance, the LIO has become a mini Permanent Fund Dividend office, helping people file, or troubleshoot, PFD issues. The Officer may also assist clients with federal agency issues such as immigration and green card problems.

The job is full time for six months of the year, from December to June. It is hourly the other six months, which usually consists of about an hour a week if you are available.

The job requires you to be politically neutral and non-partisan.

Minimum Qualifications: At least one year of college or technical school or at least one year of relevant work experience. Good computer skills are a strong asset: Windows, Microsoft Office.

The link to the application and job description is https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/alaska. Enter Field Information Officer Cordova in the search bar, then click on the blue Field Information Officer Cordova link. You must apply online. The application process closes September 27.

St. Michael’s Indian Taco Dinner and Silent Auction Fundraiser Sept. 30th 5-7 pm at St. Joseph’s parish hall.  Fry bread, meat, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, onions, sour cream, salsa, beverage and dessert will be served.   Proceeds go to building improvements.   Adults $12; kids $8.   For more info call Darrel Olsen at 253-5757 or Altana Hamilton 424-3982.

NVE Free HAZWOPER CLASS 40 hours Oct. 24-26 from 8 am to 5 pm.  Call 424-7738 and ask for Ivy to register by Sept. 29.

 

Karl Becker ART SHOW in Anchorage

It’s at the Side Street Espresso café downtown, on G Street between 4th and 5th avenue in September and October.

DAVID ROSENTHAL KATMAI ART SHOW at the Cordova Center Copper River Gallery

SALVATION ARMY EXTENSION SERVICES are being administrated by and food distribution is taking place at The Little Chapel.  People needing assistance can pick up food on the 2nd and 4th Saturday 10 am to 2 pm at The Little Chapel.  In a food emergency between those times. call the Little Chapel at 424-3629.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

    • Sept15 – 7pm “Sing” Movie sponsored by Cordova Center, North Star Theater
    • Sept 16 – 4&7pm “The Shack” sponsored by St. George Episcopal, North Star Theater
    • Sept 17-25 – SERVS
    • Sept 18-21  North Pacific Research Board meeting at Cordova Center
    • Sept 20 – 7pm City Council, Community Rooms A&B
    • Sept 21 – 7pm “Marty Simpson Comedy Show with Larry Goodale”, North Star Theater
    • Sept 20-21  ARRT Meeting (Alaska Regional Response Team). Expected 20 participants and up to 20-40 in audience. Open to the public.
    • Sept 22 – 7pm “Wonder Woman” sponsored by Cordova Arts, North Star Theater
    • Sept 22  OSRI Meeting – Expected 15 participants. Not open to the public.
    • Sept 26 – 10am Senior Books, Library Fireplace Nook
    • Sept 26 – 7pm Knit & Lit, Library Fireplace Nook
    • Sept 29 – 4&7pm “Captain Underpants” sponsored by Cordova Center, North Star Theater
    • October 2-4 – NCEAS meeting – Expected 13 participants. Not open to the public.
    • October 13-14  Chugach Alaska Corp meeting at Cordova Center. Expected 120-150. NOT open to public.
    • October 13 – 7pm “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” by CHS Tech Club, North Star Theater
    • November 15 – Cordova Arts presents grammy-winning latin music band “La Santa Cecilia” at the North Star Theater
    • November 24 & 25 – Current Rhythms presents “The Nutcracker” at North Star Theater

Help us Educate Sportfishermen

The Cordova Chamber of Commerce has been working with ADF&G and the USFS – Cordova Ranger District to put together an easy-to-read Infographic on how to be a Safe, Legal and Ethical angler in Cordova. This info is important for visitors to Cordova as well as locals! Click the link to learn more. Or stop by the Chamber to get printed copies. Thanks in advance for your help!

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–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.

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!

CORDOVA GEAR is having a BACK to SCHOOL Sale–and they also now rent BIKES!  Yeah!  www.cordovagear.com   429-5590

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 <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 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.

It’s Good Friday

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?

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-39248860

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-39039255

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-39025927

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-39038423

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/fighting-south-sudan-famine/

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.”

CEC ANNOUNCEMENT

In an effort to provide better service to our members, and improve construction efficiency,

the CEC line crew schedule will be MondayThursday 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 <bryanmills84@gmail.com>

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….sarahreum123@gmail.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…
www.cordovaepiscopal.org

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:  

http://snre.umich.edu/news/09-29-2016/belle_mickelson_dancing_with_the_spirit

 

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!
http://encore.org/purpose-prize/rev-belle-mickelson/

There is also a 10 minute video of last fall’s Tanana camp at

https://vimeo.com/147489122

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 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.

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!

April 2, 2017

Happy Spring, everyone!

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!

Lots happening today (Saturday).  There is the Mad Hatter’s Tea at the Red Dragon from 1-3 put on by the Sparkle Sisters.  Come and have some tea and sparkles in your hair!

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

At church Sunday April 2nd at St. George’s at 10:30 am–we will be hearing the story of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead found in John 11:1-45.   I’ll be preaching and telling healing stories from my trip to Brazil a few years ago.    Christina Vican will be leading Godly Play for the children.     Musicians come early at 10 am to practice

Sunday night is the Maxwell Family Fundraiser at the Reluctant from 5-7 pm.  Come for Spaghetti and a Silent Auction.  $25/person. There is also a GO FUND ME FUNDRAISER for the MAXWELL FAMILY HOUSE FIRE.  Thanks for your prayers and support for Mike and Sandee.

Youth Group meets Monday 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.  Monica and Bryan Shaw are making lasagna this week!

CONNECTING WITH MOVEMENT CLASS  with Kathryn Kramer.  Meet and Greet Thursday night April 6 from 7-9 pm at the North Star Theatre. Class runs all week with a performance on Friday, April 14th.

The Karl Becker Art Opening at the Museum is Friday April 7th from 5-6:30 pm.  The show will be up for several weeks so stop by…

Please pray and send your love to the Doug Heimbuch’s family as he died this week–and to the Nolan family as Neva’s dad died recently–and also to the Johnson family.  Both Matt and his mother Debbie Johnson died a few days apart.  Also, Robert Cunningham is asking for prayers as he fell out of his bucket truck and badly broke his arm.

 

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 last week–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?

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-39248860

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-39039255

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-39025927

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-39038423

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/fighting-south-sudan-famine/

Cordova Family Resource Center Easter Basket Auction APRIL 15

Fishing Vessel TRAINING CLASS 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

HEALTH FAIR APRIL 22ND

SKI HILL NEWS

We didn’t get a chance to get kids up to Mt. Eyak this week–but 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.”

CEC ANNOUNCEMENT

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 <bryanmills84@gmail.com>

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….sarahreum123@gmail.com

Pray for Robert Cunningham, Bill Williams from Hughes, Rev. Helen Peters from Tanana, Glen Hayden, Jonathan Platt, Kay Sherman, David Chanar and Louis Demoski (both on the Dancing with the Spirit staff),  Michele Maxwell, Greg Mann’s dad George, and Neva Nolan’s mother who is having health issues.  

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…
www.cordovaepiscopal.org

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:  

http://snre.umich.edu/news/09-29-2016/belle_mickelson_dancing_with_the_spirit

 

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!
http://encore.org/purpose-prize/rev-belle-mickelson/

There is also a 10 minute video of last fall’s Tanana camp at

https://vimeo.com/147489122

MORNING MUSIC is every 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.

EYAK PRESERVATION COUNCIL NEWS

The Navy in the Gulf of Alaska – 2017 and Beyond

 

The Navy plans to go forward with their live fire military trainings in the Gulf of Alaska. Right now the Navy is putting the finishing touches on their plan to bomb our waters from 2017 – 2021. Currently, bombs are scheduled to start dropping again May 1st, 2017, just days before our fishing seasons opens on the Copper River. May and June are the highest migration times for all marine life in Alaska.

 

EPC has been moving mountains to spread the word about this and work for change as we cannot image a worse time to bomb and blast our sacred environment. We are increasing public pressure to move the timing of the trainings to fall or winter months and the location farther offshore. We have been communicating directly with the Navy and the Alaska Delegation. Recently, Senator Lisa Murkowski’s office wrote a letter to the Secretary of Navy expressing her displeasure and urging the Navy to engage regional communities. Additionally in recent news, world renown journalist Dahr Jamail delves in to explain some of the contaminants left in the Navy’s wake.

As May 2017 draws closer EPC will continue sounding the alarm, we need your help!

Ways you can help:

  • If you have not yet done so, please Send a letter to the Navy and Alaska delegation on our website;
  • Support the campaign by making a donation or ordering a Summer is for Salmon, Not Navy Noise T-shirt and bumper sticker: order by email at eyak@redzone.org
  • Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to say up to speed on what’s happening – there may be a time when we move quickly and won’t have time to send a newsletter.

.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 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.

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

https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-to-find-ideas-for-second-acts-after-retiring-1490582243

 

 

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!

How to Find Ideas for ‘Second Acts’ After Retiring
Also: Advice on naming an executor and tax deductions for a relative’s medical expenses.
WSJ.COM

NEWS about our programs

St. George’s recently sponsored a Godly Play Workshop for the community—and is looking forward to adding this Montessori based program to Sunday School—in our new Sunday School room.  This fall we will be celebrating St. Francis Day, St. Michael’s Day, and a visit from the Bishop.

Youth Group for grades 6-12 is meeting every Monday from 5:30-7 pm at the Red Dragon for dinner, a time of fellowship, party games, singing contemporary Christian Songs—and a message from leaders Matt and Kristel Rush.  Both Matt and Kristel work at Ilanka Clinic—Matt as a counselor and Kristel as a doctor.   They love this time to share their faith and encourage our young people.   Youth Group helps with various service projects throughout the year—and hopes to take a mission trip in the near future.

St. George’s is blessed with two National historic buildings—the church built in 1918 and the Red Dragon, our parish hall and “community living room” which was built in 1908.   The buildings are set in a beautiful wooded area on the top of a hill.   For the past two years, we have been fundraising for the Red Dragon foundation and roof—and will beginning the Church roof project soon.   Check out our website www.reddragoncordova.org for the latest updates.

EMAIL NEWSLETTER:  Email Rev. Belle if you would like to be on a weekly email newsletter that tells about church events—along with community happenings in Cordova and an occasional sermon and pictures.