Nanwalek, AK Religion


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Nanwalek, Alaska is a small fishing village with a population of about 300 people located in the western Aleutian Islands. The village has been inhabited for many generations and is home to traditional values and culture. One aspect of Nanwalek’s culture that stands out is its religious life, which includes several local churches. The largest congregation is St. Michael’s Russian Orthodox Church, built in 1947 as part of the larger mission established by Father Jacob Netsvetov in the 1820s. This church holds regular Sunday services as well as devotional services on Holy Days throughout the year. The Anglican Church of St. Christopher also serves Nanwalek and provides an English-speaking service every Sunday morning for those who wish to attend. Other congregations include the Catholic Church of Our Lady of Good Help and the independent Pentecostal Mission Church. Each has its own unique style and flavor, but all provide an important source of spiritual support for residents of Nanwalek and visitors alike.

33.1% of the people in Nanwalek are religious:
- 2.9% are Baptist
- 0.2% are Episcopalian
- 6.8% are Catholic
- 1.7% are Lutheran
- 1.8% are Methodist
- 2.8% are Pentecostal
- 0.0% are Presbyterian
- 5.4% are Church of Jesus Christ
- 11.2% are another Christian faith
- 0.1% are Judaism
- 0.0% are an eastern faith
- 0.0% affilitates with Islam


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