Far North Missionary Fellowship consists of two primary churches:
- North Pole Missionary Chapel
- Fairbanks Community Church and Native Chapel
The North Pole church consists of both new families and original members which worship together on Sundays and Wednesday evenings. There are programs for children, youth and adults. “Snack and Yak” convenes after Sunday evening services for ages 13 through 20, and winter season gym nights and young adult fellowship are offered Thursday and Friday evenings when scheduling permits. Summer softball league and pick-up volleyball games are great opportunities for the young and old alike. The Fellowship hosts a summer youth-camp in Dot Lake, Alaska that is open to church, community and village youth. Village ministry is still an important goal of the Fellowship. Annual “basketball” trips are scheduled to Tetlin Junction and Dot Lake villages, and summer Bible clubs are provided in Minto, and other villages as teams are available and invited by village leadership. Several of these beautiful communities are accessible by road but some are limited to off-road means of transportation.
Ministry opportunities have been enjoyed in Shaktoolik and Nome on the western coast of Alaska, as well as visits to the Kenai Peninsula to fellowship and minister there. We are currently exploring invitations to provide summer programs in several more villages and are working on the planning for those opportunities.
Fairbanks Community Church and Native Chapel is following its original mission of outreach to the Alaska Native community of south Fairbanks. This exciting area is growing and now enjoys a representation of many cultures and ethnic diversity. “Community” has been added to the name of the church title to insure that all residents and visitors to the area are included and receive a warm welcome. SouthSide Kids and Youth is an exciting part of the chapel program and is expanding through bus service to the Sunday and Wednesday evening programs. This opportunity has grown from a just a few children visiting on occasion, to a substantial group who are consistent in attendance. A community meal is served on Wednesday evening and program helpers are encouraged to come for a time of prayer and preparation for the evening service as well as to fellowship and minister to each other in this enjoyable time.
Fairbanks Community Church and Native Chapel is involved at the Denali Center Retirement and Convalescent Home providing a monthly on-site church service. The ministry team also visits the Fairbanks Rescue Mission providing music, serving meals, and other ministry and hands-on support. SouthSide Kids and Youth also hosts a summer music camp for introduction to instruments and singing as well as fun and fellowship.
The children and youth also enjoy weekly outdoor activities and a community lunch program in the summer, and then indoor gym and church activities during the winter season.
Other ministries include: