What's Happening @ORLC

May 16th-22nd


We would like to congratulate Elias Johnson and Owen Farr on their high school graduations! Please keep these young men and their families in your prayers as they embark on new adventures and the next chapters of their lives.

Contact Information

Office Hours: Tues-Fri 9am-2pm

Office Admin: Abby Keller

: James Baumgartner 907.310.0342

Deaconess: Britt Baumgartner 907.310.0341

Director of Children and Youth Ministry: Lauren Johnston

Faith Community Nurse: Sally Coburn

Servants and Missionaries: ORLC Members

Click for Online Tithing

Checks can be mailed to ORLC -- P.O. Box 670150 Chugiak, AK 99567

VBS Barbecue

On Friday, June 16th at 12:00 pm families of VBS kids and ORLC members are invited to a barbecue. Our AMC VBS team will be providing hot dogs. ORLC has been asked to provide sides and desserts. This has been a tradition in years past, but like so many other things, we discontinued it during Covid. We are excited to be able to offer the lunch again this year! It is a fun way for parents to meet the teachers and volunteers and playtime for new friendships formed during the week. If you are able to help provide food, there is a sign up sheet in the Connections Corner. Items for the BBQ can be dropped off in the church kitchen the week of VBS. Please be sure to label the items for the BBQ. Thank you for your generosity!

Spring Cleaning

If you are interested in help with Spring Cleaning sing up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0C4FACA62EA2F58-spring

Lawn Care

Looking for a summer job? We could use one or two people (14 years or older) to keep the lawn/field mowed this summer.

Food Drive

We will be holding food drive for the Eagle River Food Pantry. We will be collecting items the week of Vacation Bible School June 11th-18th.

Items Needed:

  • Fruit Cups
  • Canned Goods
  • Cereal
  • Peanut Butter
  • Beans
  • Soups
  • Grains/Pasta
  • Dried Fruit/Meat
  • Hygiene Items (Tooth Brushes, Tooth Paste, ect)

Adult Group Meeting

Please, mark your calendars for June 7th at 11:00am for another Adult Group Meeting. Stay tuned for more meeting details.

Walking the Trails

Gaye would like to invite anyone wanting to walk the trail system in front of ORLC to join her Tuesday Mornings at 11:00am in front of ORLC. Bring your walking shoes.

Emergency Planning

On May 21st after service, Audrey Gray, the Emergency Programs Manager, Anchorage Office of Emergency Management, will be presenting emergency planning. Disaster preparedness, including wildfires will be her topic. Her talk will be about 30 minutes, in order to leave time for questions and answers. She has not been to ORLC for a number of years, but her last presentation was excellent. Please take advantage of this event.

To be sure there are enough supplies for this event, please indicate if you would like to attend by signing up in the Connections Table area, or contact Sally Coburn. Sally can also address questions if you have them; tag in person, text/call (907-240-2801) or email (parishnurse@orlc-ak.org or scoburnak@gmail.com ).

CPR Training

Sally Coburn will be offering CPR training classes over the next few months. Professional Rescuer (BLSP), Friends and Family (no card) CPR/AED (Adult/Child/Infant), and CPR/AED/First Aid are class options. If you are interested in any of these, please contact Sally in person, text/call (907-240-2801) or email (parishnurse@orlc-ak.org or scoburnak@gmail.com ). Indicate which course(s) you would like to take, and the best times you are available. Class sizes are limited, and training times vary with the course. Older youth and adults are welcome. Please sign up at the Connection Corner Table.


We are discussing the possibility of hosting a Chugiak 5k Fun Run on June 24th. The vision is that this would be a community wide run/walk to benefit the Chugiak Volunteer Fire Department. ORLC would be the starting and ending point. We are looking for a few volunteers to help in the planning process. If you have any additional questions please contact Lauren Johnston.

There will be a Planning Meeting on Monday May 22nd @ 7:00pm.

Alaska Mission For Christ Service Opportunities

Kiana VBS Team: Dates TBD between May 20-June 17 (1 week within those dates).

Please consider joining a small team from Indiana who will be serving in Kiana for the first time. This is a new community to AMC with a seasoned team serving in the remote village. Flight path will be Anchorage to Kotzebue to Kiana (charter). Volunteers will be expected to cover their flight to Kotzebue and the shared cost of the charter. There would also be a minimal food cost for the week.

Pilot Station VBS Team: July 8-15.

An opportunity exists to join a long-serving team from southern California to share God's word through VBS ministry in this Yup'ik village. Flight path will be Anchorage to Bethel to Pilot Station (charter). Volunteers will be expected to cover their flight to Bethel and the shared cost of the charter. There would also be a minimal food cost for the week.

ORLC Youth Activities

Sunday School

Sunday School will take a break on May 28th for Memorial Day weekend.

Mark Your Calendars for VBS

VBS registration is live! Go to our church website at www.orlc-ak.com to register. Dates are June 12-16 from 9:30am-12:00pm. We are blessed to have an Alaska Mission for Christ team running VBS for us again this year, but we have been asked to fill in a few gaps. We need helpers in the snack area, the registration tables, and in the preschool room. There is a sign up sheet in the Connection Corner or see Lauren to volunteer.

Middle School Youth Group

Middle School Youth Group will be happening on Tuesday, May 23 from 6:00-7:30.

General Information

Alaska Mission for Christ

  • To learn how you can serve, email TELLMEMORE@AMCLCMS.ORG or call the AMC Servant Event Coordinator, Jan Bruick @ 402-461-9691.

May Calendar of Events

Sunday May 21st

  • 9:00am Sunday School
  • 9:00am Pastor's Bible Study
  • 10:00am Worship Service
  • After Service Emergency Preparedness Event

Monday May 22nd

  • 7:00pm 5K Planning Meeting

Serving the Lord in May

Sunday May 21st

Altar Guild: Christy Andrews & Kathy Simpson

Accompanist: Jess Della Croce

Lector: Kathy Simpson

Elders: Johnny Jarnagin & Forrest Wacker

May Birthdays & Anniversaries

May Birthdays

15 Erik Johnson

Fred Meyer Community Rewards

Are you a Fred Meyer Customer?

You are now able to link your Rewards Card to your favorite nonprofit by following the link below. Whenever you use your Rewards Card when shopping at Freddy’s, you will be helping that organization earn a donation from Fred Meyer. If you do not have a Rewards Card, you can sign up for one at the Customer Service Desk of any Fred Meyer store.

Fred Meyer Website

Big picture
Big picture