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In Person Worship:

Worship in person Sundays at 11 am. Please self screen before you come to the building, and worship from home if you are not feeling well. Please maintain appropriate physical distance in the building.


Online Worship:

The 11 am Sunday worship service is livestreamed on Facebook. Click here for our church Facebook page. The video is also available on YouTube each Sunday afternoon so you can worship any time! Click here to watch worship videos any time on YouTube. Say hello and put your joys and concerns in the comments. Please "like" the video on Facebook or "thumbs up" and subscribe on YouTube.

Advent at Homer United Methodist Church with A Sanctified Art


The stories, scriptures, and traditions of the Christmas season have been passed down to us throughout the generations. Many of us enter this season with a swell of memories and emotions as vast as the cultural and religious rituals this holiday holds. Like a tapestry woven throughout time, the Christmas story weaves us in—to remember how God has shown up in the past, to continue the work of collective liberation, to behold the presence of God in flesh and bone.


Our Advent theme is also a call to action: what are we being called to generate or bring forth? What have your ancestors and those who have come before you passed on for you to continue? Considering the many ways we embody, remember, and tell the story of Christ’s birth, which rituals hold the most meaning for you? What about this season will you pass on to the next generation?


From Generation to Generation… reminds us of the ways our lives, histories, actions, and stories are interconnected and woven together. The work of God is always unfolding—in and through us. This Advent, may you remember that you belong—to a story etched into the wrinkles of time, to generations that have come before and will come after, to a love that won’t let you go.


November 27: 1st Sunday of Advent | HOPE: There's Room for Every Story

December 4: 2nd Sunday of Advent | PEACE: God Meets Us in Our Fear

December 11: 3rd Sunday of Advent | JOY: We Can Choose a Better Way

December 18: 4th Sunday of Advent | LOVE: We See God in Each Other

December 21: The Longest Night: Light in the Darkness

December 24: Christmas Eve: We Tell This Story

December 25: Christmas Day: God Dwells with Us

January 1: Epiphany: We Keep Seeking


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All peopled are gifted, and all people are gifted differently, but no one is above anyone else because of those gifts. In our guiding scripture, the apostle Paul emphasizes that everyone’s gifts work together for the glory of God because we are all members of one body – the body of Christ.


Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it. And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers; then deeds of power, then gifts of healing, forms of assistance, forms of leadership, various kinds of tongues. Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles? Do all possess gifts of healing? Do all speak in tongues? Do all interpret? But strive for the greater gifts. And I will show you a still more excellent way. 1 Corinthians 12:27-31 NRSV


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The book of Numbers catalogs the journey of the people and the precious items of the tabernacle as they move from Mt. Sinai, wander through the wilderness, and approach the Promised Land. Organized by two main census lists, the book of Numbers calls us to question who counts, what our material culture says about us, and what we hold holy. This Season of All Saints, we are going to explore the book of Numbers through the series Census: Taking Stock of Life and Faith.


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October 2: Who Counts?

October 9: Heirlooms

September 16: Promised Land

October 23: Ancient History

October 30: Saying Goodbye

Jesus lived a life of hospitality, welcoming people to his ministry, his table, his very life. He did this through being authentic and vulnerable with others, seeing people as they truly are, and welcoming their woundedness. When we practice these things, we partner with God to create spaces of healing for ourselves and others. In this sermon series, I'll be joined by Pastor Erin Day as we explore what it means to practice a theology of hospitality.


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August 28: I'm Not Fine

September 4: Seeing and Being Seen

September 11: Setting a Spacious Table


Sometimes we make things far too complicated, and that goes for our faith, too. We put too much pressure on ourselves to do and be and go and say and act, when really what we need to do is slow down and simplify. In this new series, we’re going to talk about how we simplify faith.


Now, a simple faith is not the same thing as a simplistic faith. In fact, a simple faith only comes from deeply understanding and applying the teachings of Jesus. In this series, we’re going to look at how we can cut through distractions to get to the heart of the gospel, and then how we can live it out simply, faithfully, and with integrity every day.


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July 3, 2022: Don't Read the Comments

July 10, 2022: Stay in Line

July 17, 2022: Strike a Balance 

July 24, 2022: Walk the Talk

July 31, 2022: Invest Wisely

August 7, 2022: Be Prepared

Juneteenth is the holiday commemorating the day the last enslaved African American people were set free in Texas - two years after the Emancipation Proclamation.


The United Methodist Church is dedicated to dismantling racism. Here are two prayer resources you can use every day:

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Peace with Justice Sunday is June 12, 2022. We encourage you to save the date and be prepared to celebrate this important Special Sunday. The United Methodist Peace with Justice program supports ministries with those who suffer injustice. While our congregation would be unable to support every justice ministry, our connection with other United Methodist congregations allows us to do so much more than we can do alone. When you give to Peace with Justice, your gifts support ministries of reconciliation. Click here to learn more!


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Pentecost Sunday was June 5, 2022.

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In this season of Eastertide, we'll explore the way Christ invites us to new life, new love, new faith, and new hope! 


Each week, click here for the Facebook livestream and link to the worship bulletin. Click here for the YouTube channel. 


May 1, 2022: Invitation – Introduction 

May 8, 2022: Invited to Follow – Worship Service

May 15, 2022: Invited to Love – Guest Pastor Janice Carlton

May 22, 2022: Invited to Peace – guest Pastor Janice Carlton

Our Lenten theme, Full to the Brim, is an invitation—into a radically different Lent, into a full life. It’s an invitation to be authentically who you are, to counter scarcity and injustice at every turn, to pour out even more grace wherever it is needed. And so, this Lent, let us trust—fully—that we belong to God. Let us increase our capacity to receive and give grace. Let us discover the expansive life God dreams for us.


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March 2, 2022: Ash Wednesday – Full to the Brim { With All that You Are


March 6, 2022: Full to the Brim { Even in the Desert


March 13, 2022: Full to the Brim { Under God's Wing


March 20, 2022: Full to the Brim { You Are Worthy


March 27, 2022: Full to the Brim { Prodigal Grace


April 3, 2022: Full to the Brim { Brazen Acts of Beauty


April 10, 2022: Palm Sunday – Full to the Brim { Even the Stones Cry Out


April 14, 2022: Maundy Thursday – Full to the Brim { Take Off Your Shoes


April 15, 2022: Good Friday – Full to the Brim { A Cup of Sorrow


April 17, 2022: Easter Sunday – Full to the Brim { An Expansive Life

In 1807 a group of clergy and plantation owners published a deeply edited version of the Bible for use with enslaved people. This "Slave Bible" was carefully crafted to eliminate any hope of liberation. Even so, they could not keep down the good news of freedom in Christ.


In honor of Black History Month, we'll explore the structure of the Slave Bible and its failure to hide the message of liberation as we examine the way faith is a driving force for freeing oppressed people.


My deepest gratitude to my friend and colleague Rev. Dr. Leroy Barber for his study of and sermons on the Slave Bible which inspired this series and which he gave me permission to pursue.


Each week, click here for the Facebook livestream and link to the worship bulletin. Click here for the YouTube channel. Click here for a comparison chart between the full text of the Bible and the chapters that were contained in the "Slave Bible."


January 30, 2022: CHAINED: The Bible as a Tool of Oppression


February 6, 2022: RETAINED: What They Left In


February 13, 2022: REMOVED: What They Took Out, Part 1


February 20, 2022: REMOVED: What They Took Out, Part 2


February 27, 2022: UNBOUND: Our Charge as Modern Christians

January 16, 2022: Human Relations Special Sunday

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January 9, 2022: Baptism of Our Lord

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January 2, 2022: Epiphany

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December 24, 2021: Christmas Eve

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December 19, 2021, 5 pm: The Longest Night

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December 26, 2021: Now What?

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December 19, 2021: Living Love

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December 12, 2021: Practicing Mercy

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December 5, 2021: Praying in Advent

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November 28, 2021: Practicing Advent

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November 21, 2021: Blessed

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November 14, 2021: Thankful

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November 7, 2021: Grateful

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October 31, 2021: The Woman at the Well

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October 24, 2021: The Lover

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October 17, 2021: The Levite's Concubine

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October 10, 2021: The Daughter of Jephthah

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October 3, 2021: The Daughters of Zelophehad

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September 26, 2021: A Song of Ascents

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September 19, 2021: Trust in God

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September 12, 2021: Let's Be Honest

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September 5, 2021: Our Shepherd

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August 29, 2021: Joyful Noise

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August 22, 2021: Sing a New Song

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August 15, 2021: Being Care-Full

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August 8, 2021: Rest

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August 1, 2021: Heaven on Earth

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This week we celebrated the life of Will Files, who showed us how to see glimpses of heaven on earth.


July 11, 2021: In the Beginning

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July 11, 2021: GREAT & small

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July 4, 2021: Annual Conference Reflections

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June 27, 2021: Unceasing

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June 20, 2021: Seasons

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May 16: Click here to worship with The United Methodist Church of Sitka; Rev. Bennie Grace Nabua, pastor.

May 23: Click here to worship with Aldersgate and Douglas United Methodist Churches in Juneau; Rev. Karen Dammann, pastor.

May 30: Click here to worship with Anchor Park United Methodist Church in Anchorage; Rev. Ken Hagler, pastor.

June 6: Click here to worship with Girdwood Chapel United Methodist Church; Rev. Nico Reijns, pastor.

June 13: Click here to worship with Fairbanks First United Methodist Church; Rev. Bob Jones, pastor.

If you would prefer to worship with one church for the next 5 weeks, click here to join St. John United Methodist Church in Anchorage for either their 9:15 Traditional Worship Service or 11:30 Contemporary Worship Service.

May 9, 2021: Sacred Friendship

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This series is a collaboration with other churches around the Alaska Conference with special guest preacher Rev. Carlo Rapanut, our Conference Superintendent.


May 2, 2021: Remain

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April 25, 2021: Listen

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April 18, 2021: Look at My Hands and Feet

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April 11, 2021: Jesus Walks through Walls

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Easter Sunday

April 4, 2021: Again & Again the Sun Rises!

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Good Friday

April 2, 2021: Again & Again We Find Ourselves Here

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Maundy Thursday

April 1, 2021: Again & Again We Are Held Together

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March 28, 2021: Again & Again We Draw on Courage

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March 21, 2021: Again & Again We Are Reformed
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March 14, 2021: Again & Again God Loves First
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March 7, 2021: Again & Again We Are Shown the Way
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February 28, 2021: Again & Again We Are Called to Listen
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February 21, 2021: Again & Again God Meets Us
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February 17, 2021: Again & Again We're Invited In
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February 14, 2021: Love Likewise

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February 7, 2021: How Can We Keep from Singing?

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January 31, 2021: Constant Healing

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January 24, 2021: Healing Begins

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January 17, 2021: Desperate for a Miracle

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January 10, 2021: The Epiphany of Jesus

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January 3, 2021: The Epiphanies of the Magi

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December 27, 2020: The Epiphanies of Simeon and Anna

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December 24, 2020: Christmas Eve

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December 21, 2020: The Longest Night

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December 20, 2020: Christmas with Vheneka Marimba

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December 20, 2020: Deck the Halls with Love

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December 13, 2020: Deck the Halls with Joy

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December 6, 2020: Deck the Halls with Peace

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November 29, 2020: Deck the Halls with Hope

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November 22, 2020: Laity Sunday

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Ancestors

November 15, 2020: The Love of Thousands

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November 8, 2020: Somebody Else's Wife

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November 1, 2020: It's Complicated

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October 25, 2020: Untold Stories

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October 18, 2020: Family Secrets

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October 11, 2020: Genealogy

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World Communion AND Blessing the Animals

October 4, 2020

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September 2020

We Got Mail!

Paul's Letter to the Church in Philippi

September 27, 2020: Philippians 4

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September 20, 2020: Philippians 3

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September 13, 2020: Philippians 2

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September 6, 2020: Philippians 1

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August 2020

Because God: God's How is Our Why

August 30, 2020: Holding Fast

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August 23, 2020: Who Do You Say?

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August 16, 2020: To the Lost Sheep

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August 9, 2020: The Word Is Near You

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August 2, 2020: You Give Them Something

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July 2020

BROKEN: Good News for Tough Times

Sunday, July 26, 2020: Inseparable

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Sunday, July 19, 2020: Labor Pains

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Sunday, July 12, 2020: Body & Soul

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Sunday, July 5, 2020: Broken

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June 2020: DISRUPTIVE

Sunday, June 28, 2020: Disruptive

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Sunday, June 21, 2020: Disruptive

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Sunday, June 14, 2020: Disruptive

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Sunday, June 7, 2020: Disruptive

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Pentecost Sunday

Sunday, May 31, 2020: Church Is Dangerous

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Ascension Sunday

Sunday, May 24, 2020 Jesus Has Left the Building!

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Eastertide Series: Starting Over When...

Sunday, May 17, 2020 Starting Over ... Every Day

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Sunday, May 10, 2020 Starting Over When ... We Are Tired

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Sunday, May 3, 2020 Starting Over When ... We Doubt

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Sunday, April 26, 2020 Starting Over When ... We're Afraid

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Sunday, April 19, 2020 Starting Over When ... We Can't See

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HAPPY EASTER!!

Sunday, April 12, 2020

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Sunday, April 5, 2020 PALM SUNDAY

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Sunday, March 29, 2020

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Sunday, March 22, 2020

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Sunday, March 15, 2020

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