1. Marsha Maroelli Sloan is a former US2 missionary in Nome, Alaska, and that's where she lives today. Here she offers her thoughts on the legacy of United Methodist Women in the community. As she talks, Marsha is working in a community garden sponsored by the Nome Community Center and located on land owned by United Methodist Women.

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  2. Evon Peter is Neetsaii Gwich’in, Koyukon, and Jewish from a small mountain village in Northeast Alaska called Vashraii K’oo. An educator and activist, he works with the Northern Alaska Wellness Initiative to sponsor wellness camps for native youth that encourage an appreciation of their own culture. Here he is interviewed at one such camp at Salmon Lake, north of Nome. Check out his website at evonpeter.net

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  3. Chris Steppe is a US2 young adult mission worker from the United Methodist Church, assigned to Nome where he works with the Nome Community Center. Chris works with the XYZ Senior Center, the Boys & Girls Club, and the Nome Youth Court.

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  4. Darlene Trigg grew up in Nome, hung out at the Nome Community Center as a teenager, and today is a member of the agency's board of directors. Here she reflects about her own history, the arrival of new gold miners in Nome, and the tensions that permeate life in the remote community.

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  5. The Rev. Julie Yoder Elmore is today pastor of Community United Methodist Church in Nome, but she first arrived in the Bering Sea community as a young adult missionary for the denomination. Here she explains why she and other young mission workers have decided to return to Nome, where the church struggles to proclaim love and justice in the midst of racial and economic conflicts.

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Alaska Voices

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United Methodist Women have supported the Nome Community Center and several ministries before it going back well over a century. To accompany an article in response magazine about the center, here are some voices of people in Nome about the work of the…


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United Methodist Women have supported the Nome Community Center and several ministries before it going back well over a century. To accompany an article in response magazine about the center, here are some voices of people in Nome about the work of the center and the context within which it carries out work supported by United Methodist Women.

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