Chris Thompson has an interesting article in the ADN pointing out some of the different places people might worship in Anchorage.
I was particularly interested in two of his recommendations: First Presbyterian Church downtown:
This large church is on the south side of the Delaney Park Strip. Inside is a spectacular floor-to-ceiling stained glass wall with embedded religious motifs.
On the south side of Anchorage, this large, modern Methodist church contains a large totem pole carved in the Tsimshian tradition by a retired UMC pastor, the Rev. David Frison. Called the Easter Totem, it depicts the last events in the life of Christ. Frison also carved a smaller totem called the Christmas Totem. The large totem is inside the sanctuary and copies of both totems are standing outside.
I wonder what Thompson might say about Jewel Lake Parish, if he happened to write about it. What do you think?
I have nothing against either of those churches. They have both bent over backwards to help us out at different times. But what a shame that Thompson couldn’t say anything about the impact they’re making in the community! What a tragedy when a church is known for the decorations in its facilities!