16
November
2016

Thanks-giving and Worship

by Kristin Price, worship director Categories: General

The Bible teaches that we should "give thanks in everything." Why is that? Kristin Price, worship director at Chapel by the Lake, shares the connection she sees between worship and thanks-giving.

07
January
2016

Godly Grief

Categories: Youth Ministries

Godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation.

Written by: Jon-Michael Gwinnell

27
December
2015

Dick Church

The Laughter and the Legacy Categories: Vision

Dick's legacy.  No name on a plaque -- just  an imprint on the heart.

Written by: Eric Niewoehner

16
September
2015

The Feeding of 60

Who, Me? Categories: General

So whether you show mercy to another through a cooked meal once a month, once a week, or every day at lunch, the important thing to remember is that each is an act of faith, an extension of God’s grace toward another.

Written by: Eric Niewoehner

01
August
2015

Youth Director -- Chapel by the Lake

Full-Time Position Categories: Youth Ministries

Written by: Eric Niewoehner

09
July
2015

Worship with Rebecca Friedlander

"Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts." Psalm 105:2 Categories: General Ministries

"There are some people among us who are so steeped in the presence of God it is

palpable. Like Moses, they are literally so filled with radiance it seems to seep out of

their pores. We know who they are, but they probably don’t, because they are too

busy being focused on Christ, and loving people to notice."

Written by: Eric Niewoehner

05
January
2015

So Why All The News About Homelessness?

Categories: General Ministries

We have been reporting a lot of news and events revolving around the issue of homelessness?  Are we suddenly becoming another "social justice" Christian organization?

Written by: Eric Niewoehner

10
August
2014

Michael W Smith Concert

Categories: General Ministries

An incredible evening, a note of thanks from Ann Lockhart, and a photo essay.

Written by: Ann Lockhart

08
August
2014

What's New for Fall

Categories: General

Summer is almost over and, before you know it, Fall is in full swing.

 

Written by: Eric Niewoehner

02
June
2014

What's New for Summer

Youth Activities and the MWS Concert Categories: Youth Ministries, General

What's new for Summer?  A list of youth activities!  Wow, a place where you can go and see a line-up of activities available to your children and their friends.  Michael W Smith concert in July!

Written by: Eric Niewoehner

01
March
2014

5th Element Hip-Hop Showcase

Spring break 2014 Categories: Youth Ministries

There are many languages in the world today and one of them is hip-hop. It might sound kind of strange but the rhyming lyrics and drum-infused music has found its way into the fabric of our culture. Why is this important? Because there is a generation and groups of people in Juneau that need Jesus and hip-hop is their language. Traditional forms of communication just don’t work.

There are many languages in the world today and one of them is hip-hop. It might sound kind of strange but the rhyming lyrics and drum infused music has found its way into the fabric of our culture. Why is this important? Because there is a generation and groups of people in Juneau that need Jesus and hip-hop is their language. Traditional forms of communication just don’t work.

That’s why a group of youth leaders and interested parents are working to bring a group of experienced Christ following hip-hop artists to Juneau for Spring break 2014, March 21-23. With a concert at the JACC on Friday evening a workshop on Saturday afternoon at the UAS Rec Center.

A wonderful development during Spring break is the Gold Medal Basketball tournament happening downtown Juneau at JDHS. With our Friday concert happening within walking distance we will be able to draw a crowd from all over Southeast, Alaska. The villages have come to Juneau for one week, how will we make them feel welcomed in the name of Jesus?

Why call it 5th Element? In hip-hop there are four original components: rhyming, deejaying or spinning records, spray painting graffiti, and break dancing. We hold that faith is the fifth element that completes what’s missing. Just like in life there is earth, wind, fire, water, and God has shown us that we are spirit because we are made in his image. Our desire is to show the youth and people of Juneau that life can be something more when you add faith in Jesus Christ. With God on our side he redeems all things including music. When people walk away from this event there will be no regrets.

So who is coming to be a part of this amazing event?

Jericho:

Jericho’s life’s mission is to reach the lost, dying, hurt, addicts, outcast, misfits, and the ones the church have hurt. He says, “Basically, to the ones the world gave up on. I was a "secular artist" for sometime, I had a major record deal that fell thru, through that I met a lot of well known artist. God was working behind the scene and let me see the truth. He began to restored my life. He gave me hope when I had none. I was at a breaking point in my life. When I decided I needed to get rid of everything that wasn't God. So I began to truly focus on him. I lived in a Wal-Mart parking lot for 3 months. God and myself became close I truly depended on him. I knew what my calling was, but I didn't want to do "cheesy" christian music. So I said "God I'm gonna right truth and realistic music." My secular artist name was Jbez. I wanted a fresh start ,and a new name, I prayed and I thought abut all these walls I had up. God was tearing them down. I felt as if I was suppose to be named JERICHO.”

Ozay Moore:

Having spent the past 20 years honing his craft, Seattle native Tyson Pumphrey a.k.a Ozay Moore, has experienced Hip Hop at a global level. With 7 solo albums, 4 collaborative group releases, and 10 years of touring the world as a certified emcee, He has found his career meaning more to him at a local level than as a traveling artist. Ozay traveled to Juneau with the group Lightheaded back in the early 2000s. Ozay is currently involved with his local church worship music program and is founder of All Of The Above Hip-Hop Academy. He has a passion for the people of Southeast Alaska and is excited about coming here in March.

Sareem Poems:

Sareem spent a decade and a half as a prolific solo artist (known as Sharlock Poems) and with West Coast underground group LA Symphony. Touring the U.S., Europe and Asia, Poems has shared stages with legends as Diverse as Public Enemy, De La Soul, P.O.D., Ice Cube and Good Charlotte. Why? Because his music and message resonates with humanity...in all its beauty and ugliness. That message helped Poems and L.A. Symphony be voted the L.A. Times hip-hop group of the year and landed him on tours sponsored by the NBA, as well as appearances in multiple video games. Mainstream and Underground, Poems music is accessible to fans of all genres and styles...and most of all, its accessible to you. At the core lies Poems...his emotions, his wordplay, his life..., your hopes, your fears, your life. This is the soundtrack of Sareem Poems. It's your soundtrack too!

Ohmega Watts:

Producing since 1997 and MCing since 1993 the Ohmega Watts resume includes tracks produced for Mars Ill on Ill Boogie, for Listener on Mush, plus he’s recorded as Lightheaded for Day By Day Ent, and as Return To Sender on the Piece of The Action compilation. Hailing from Flatbush, Brooklyn, brought-up by Jamaican parents Campbell moved to Florida for college and then settled in Portland, Oregon. He is now part of a bustling North West independent scene that includes the Lifesavas (who appeared on his debut single), Boom Bap, Soul Plasma, Libretto, Lightheaded and The Blacknotes. He has also been a part of events with Anthem Friends church in Hayden, Idaho

Written by: Jon-Michael Gwinnell

07
January
2014

Bringing Back Christmas for 2014

An Advent Conspiracy for Juneau? Categories: General

Most of you have heard of Advent Conspiracy, a movement to take back Christmas.  Yet this year it is sad that Christmas Day is noted for carnage as Christians are murdered in various parts of the world, churches burned and the count of refugees increased.  We read how we can't show this, can't say that. The news is peppered with Christians being pressured from using the word at "Christmas" and something as innocent as a Nativity Scene is a matter of controversy. But the real battle is not in the courts, it is in the family and it is in the person who sits in the church pew.

29
November
2013

Getting Christmas back into Christmas

Categories: General

For most of my adult life I have been challenged to find ways to make Christmas more meaningflul.   What do you do to make Christmas truly Christmas?

02
July
2013

Youth Talk

Categories: Youth Ministries

Youth Talk is designed to engage the community in the challenges faced by the young people in Juneau, and to explore ideas that give them encouragment and hope.

Written by: Eric Niewoehner

20
May
2013

Where Do We Go From Here?

Categories: Vision

Participants of a WORD Retreat often ask that question. From Thursday evening through Sunday morning retreatants spend time together in a remote site, without cell phones, computers or cameras. They worship, pray, hug, cry and laugh together. Lives are transformed. It is a fun, exciting experience. It is an emotional experience.

How does that singular, emotional event in one's life translate to meaningful, permanent change?

Written by: Eric Niewoehner

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