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Interior Deanery is coming to St. Matthew's, Fairbanks April 26-28th! 
We are looking for volunteers to help with meals during these three days. There is a sign up sheet in the Parish Hall, or you can call Jessica in the office and she will let you know where we still need help.

Meals will include: Thursday, April 26th - Dinner; Friday, April 27th - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner; and Saturday, April 28th - Breakfast and Lunch

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Society of St. Simeon and St. Anna

Applications for the Society of St. Simeon and St. Anna are now available in the office. Below is a brief description and criteria for nominating. Applications must be submitted to the Parish Office no later than April 25th to be considered at the Interior Deanery meeting taking place April 26-29 at St. Matthew's.

Duties of the Society

The Society is a community at prayer. Members pray daily for the Bishop, Diocese and its people.
The Society is a council of elders. Members stand ready to share their wisdom with the Bishop and others when asked.
Members offer a valuable resource and model for Christian living to the church body throughout Alaska.
All persons in the Diocese are encouraged to look to the Society for images of life that are lived in imitation of Christ.

 Purpose and Responsibilities

The Episcopal Society of St. Simeon and St. Anna was founded by The Rt. Rev. Steven Charleston in 1991 with the first members inducted at the Diocesan Convention held in Fairbanks that same year.  The purpose of the society is to recognize, honor and celebrate the wisdom, experience, maturity and ministry of older persons in the Diocese of Alaska.


Members shall have at least 15 years as an active Episcopalian and be 60 years of age of older.
Nominations are by Parish Vestry, Parish Council, Church Committee or comparable body and are submitted to the Deanery.
Selection of members is prayerfully made by each Deanery at their annual meeting and submitted tothe Diocese for affirmation at Convention.


Stephen Ministry Training: Serving Fairbanks and North Pole. Steven Minister Training includes a complete system for Lay people to provide Christ's care. If you are interested in any of the following ministries, please contact Ann Nickerson at Sacred Heart Cathedral, phone 978-5281 or email ann@cbna.org.

  • One-on-one caring, listening, prayerful, confidential visits
  • Life's losses: e.g. grief, divorce
  • Homebound Ministry
  • Hospital Ministry
  • Tele-Care
  • Crisis Care
  • Correspondence
  • Denali Center
  • Pioneer Home
  • Hospice Care
  • FCC
  • Food Bank
  • Loving families

Training Begins Saturday, March 3, 2018, in Sacred Heart Cathedral's Community room, and continues Wednesdays and Saturdays until Saturday, May 6, 2018.

St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church has been added to the
National Register of Historic Places!

The nomination was approved by the Alaska Historical Commission
at their December 2015 meeting

St. Matthew’s was added to the National Register on January 12, 2016.

Thanks to Ned Gaines and the 2015 Vestry!

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According to Mama
as told by Laura David Anderson to Audrey Loftus 1956 - 2011, 2nd edition
with Afterword by James Kari 44 pp.
ISBN 978-0-9749668-5-4  

According to Papa
as told by David Paul to Audrey Loftus 1957 33 pp.

According to Grandfather (The Medicine Man)
compiled by Audrey Loftus 1965 33 pp.

To order books, please contact James Kari at james.kari@alaska.edu
each book costs $7.00 plus shipping. Add $3.00 (1-3 copies 1st class), or $6.00 (4-10 copies priority)
Jim will respond to your order with further instructions. Payment by personal check is preferred.

St Matthews has implemented a Tobacco-Free Church Grounds Policy for the overall health and welfare of its members. Tobacco use will not be permitted within church buildings or anywhere on church grounds. This policy will apply to all employees, members and visitors attending events at the church. This policy went into effect September 1, 2016.

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OUR MISSION: We the people of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, Fairbanks, Alaska receive God's love and are becoming a warm and loving community who share that love with ALL God's Children.

Sunday Services: 8:00 am & 10:30 am  --- Wednesday Services will return in the fall

Office Hours:  Monday through Friday 9 am to 5 pm

St. Matthew's Episcopal Church
1030 Second Avenue
Fairbanks, Alaska  99701
Phone# 907-456-5235

For a pastoral emergencies please call 907-456-5235 ext. 6.

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