Anchor Park United Methodist Church
Friday, May 24, 2013
Alcoholics Anonymous is a support group for adult alcoholics who desire to stop drinking and Al-Anon is a support group for loved ones of alcoholics. Chapters meet regularly at Anchor Park.
Bean's Cafe is a soup kitchen and day shelter for the homeless in Anchorage. We serve breakfast at Bean's on the third Monday of each month at 7:45am. Bean's also accepts donations of paper towels, toilet paper, bleach, coffee, tea, sugar, salt, flour, canned fruits and vegetables (no. 10 size), 33-gallon trash bags, bus tokens, books and magazines. Bean's Cafe is always in need of volunteers to assist with kitchen preparation, basic housekeeping, grounds keeping and maintenance work. Bean's Cafe website.
Birchwood Camp is a year-round facility for ministry 20 miles north of downtown Anchorage. It's owned by the United Methodist CHurch and is under the direction of a Board of Directors composed of clergy and laypersons in the Anchorage area. Anchor Park members participate as Board members, camp counselors, maintenance help and as resource people for campers and staff. Birchwood website.
Clare House is a shelter for homeless women and children. Anchor Park's been helping at Clare House for 15 years by providing one meal a month for residents. On the second Monday of each month, four members provide a meat dish, three make salads, three make desserts, and one person brings three loaves of bread. Clare House accepts donations of food, 2% milk, women's and children's clothing, toys, diapers, baby food and toiletries. Clare House brochure.
F.I.S.H. (Fellowship In Service to Humanity) is an all-volunteer organization that provides three deals of meals to families temporarily without food or means. Anchor Park provides 240 cans of tuna fish each month for these specifically planned menus. A basket for donations is available by the church office. F.I.S.H website.