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Safe & Affirming Religious Spaces

Welcoming Religious Spaces

First Congregational Church of Anchorage
Rev. Jacob Poindexter (He/Him)
2610 E Northern Lights Blvd., Anchorage, AK 99508 

Kenai United Methodist Church
Rev. April Hall (She/Her)
607 Frontage Rd. Kenai, AK 99611
(907) 283-7868

North Stars United Methodist Church
51095 Kenai Spur Hwy Nikiski, AK 99635
(907) 776-8732

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
Rev. Michael Burke (He/Him)

Rev. Dawn Allen-Herron (She/Hers) Rev. Israel Portilla-Gómez (He/Him)

Rev. Betty Glover (She/Her)
2222 E. Tudor Rd.

Christians For Equality
There are Christian communities in Alaska which are fully inclusive of all people regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Contact this organization to find inclusive churches and ministries as well as information about churches and officiants for same-gender ceremonies.
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Congregation Beth Sholom

Congregation Beth Sholom has been a safe place for queer people since it started in 1980. We have a large LGBTQ community within our community. Our view is based off the Genesis passage that all people are made in the image God. Thus each person is a unique reflection of God, which is why we honor and celebrate diversity.

Rabbi Abram Goodstein He/Him

5725 E. Northern Lights Blvd

Palmer United Methodist Church
432 South Alaska Street Palmer, Alaska  99645
Palmer UMC 

St. John United Methodist Church
1801 O’Malley Road, Anchorage, AK 99507
St John UMC 

Sitka United Methodist Church
303 Kimsham St.
Sitka, AK  99835
Sitka UMC

Aldersgate UMC Juneau
9161 Cinema Drive, Juneau, Alaska 99801, United States
Aldersgate UMC

Northern Light United Church in Juneau
400 W 11th Street Juneau, Alaska 99801
Northern Light Church

Douglas Community UMC
1106 3rd Street Douglas, AK 99824  

Turnagain United Methodist Church
Pastor Bob Smith (He/Him)
3300 W Northern Lights, Anchorage, AK 99517  
Turnagain UMC

Temple of the Arctic Bonfire

Anchorage Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

Rev. Lise Adams Sherry, she/her/hers

2824 E 18th Ave, Anchorage 99508


Spaces certified by the
Affirming and Welcoming Baptists

Church of the Covenant
415 South Bailey Street, Palmer, AK 99645

Immanuel Presbyterian Church 
2311 Pembroke St. (24th and Boniface), Anchorage, AK 99504
IPC Anchorage

And Episcopal churches, while there is no official designation of LGBTQ-affirming congregations in that denomination, can be implicitly welcoming.

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