Neighbors Digest

Posted: Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Christmas bazaar

Join us for the "Christmas in the Air Bazaar," from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 13, at the Douglas Community United Methodist Church. We will have yummy baked goods, arts and crafts galore, collectibles, RADDA knives, SERRV (craft items from third world countries), post office, attic treasures and UNICEF cards. Then when you get hungry join us in our tea room and treat yourself. The church is at 3rd and E streets across from the Douglas Fire Department. Details: 789-3236.

Choosing the right dog for everyone

Are you planning to get a dog? Do you want to learn how to choose a dog which will be a good fit for you and your family? Juneau 4-H is offering a three-session class to help you learn how. Classes will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at Floyd Dryden on Nov. 9, 16 and 23. Parents must accompany children and youth. Adults without children are also welcome. The fee of $6.00 covers the three sessions and an individual consultation with the leader. Registration is required. Call Judy at Cooperative Extension: 465-8749.

Special broadcast on Veterans Day

There will be a special re-broadcast of "Juneau Remembers World War II," with Harriet H. Roberts and Betty Harris at 11 a.m. on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, on KATH-TV Channel 15 cable. The show will be a half hour.

"Juneau Remembers World War II" is a Juneau City Museum History Grant project from March 2000 in which about a dozen Juneau residents spoke about their memories of the war. The two conferences were taped courtesy of KATH-TV and are available for circulation at the City Museum. Details: 789-0047, extension 5.

Episcopal church has new minister

Alaskas Episcopal bishop will install the Rev. George Silides Jr. on Nov. 14.

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church of Juneau announces that the Rev. Silides, of Fairbanks, has been selected to lead the congregation. The Rt. Rev. Mark L. MacDonald, bishop of Alaska, will officially install the new rector in a festive service of celebration of new ministry at 10:30 a.m., on Sunday, Nov. 14.

Silides was born in Fairbanks, the son of one-time state senator George Silides Sr. and church activist Ruth Ogburn. He was ordained in 1986, and had served in a variety of Episcopalian positions from New Jersey to California to Alaska, most recently as the bishops staff officer for stewardship and development for the diocese of Alaska in Fairbanks.

We are thrilled that the Rev. Silides answered the call to serve in Juneau, said Jim Wakefield, Senior Warden. We were moved by his visits to Juneau to discern his calling, and we look forward to many years of joyful worship with Silides as our pastor.

Silides received his Masters of Divinity from The General Theological Seminary in New York and has attended the Academy for Episcopal Philanthropy and anti-racism training during the last four years.

His ministry has included being a chaplain at St. Paul's Episcopal School in Oakland, Calif., as well as co-vicar of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Fort Yukon. In recent years, Rev. Silides has helped establish the Interior High School Youth Camp in Manley.

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