Article from Andy


A note from Pastor Andy…

On Monday evening of this week I went to a presentation by the Anchorage Interfaith Council on maintaining safe sanctuaries. It seems ludicrous that we have to think about protecting our places of worship from active attackers, but the reality of the world today is that we must.

The presenters were from the FBI and US Dept of Homeland Security and they have offered a lot of resources and to come to our churches to help us identify risks and make a plan to minimize the likelihood such an event could happen at St John, and how to respond quickly and effectively if something does happen.

In the weeks ahead Pastor Andy will be working with a small group of individuals to assess our risks and create a plan and training for response. On an upcoming Sunday (to be determined and announced) we will address this in worship as well.

If you are interested in helping to be a part of this team, please contact Pastor Andy.