Past Invocation Participants

Assembly Meeting Date Applicant's Name Affiliation
 January 3, 2017 Gene Engebretsen CPH Chaplain
 January 17, 2017 Rick Hinkey The River Covenant Church
 February 14, 2017 Dr. Keith Hamilton Alaska Christian College
 March 7, 2017 Carrie Henson Last Frontier Freethinkers
 March 21, 2017 Brian Wahl Birch Ridge Community Church
 April 4, 2017 Carrie Henson Last Frontier Freethinkers
 April 18, 2017 Willy Dunne Last Frontier Freethinkers
May 2, 2017 Dr. Keith Hamilton Alaska Christian College
May 16, 2017 Brent Kirby Birch Ridge Community Church
June 6,2017 Paul Harley Church of the Nazarene
June 20, 2017 Justin Franchino Peninsula Grace Brethren Church
July 18, 2017 Gene Engebretsen CPH Chaplain
August 1, 2017 Alan Humphries Soldotna Church of God
August 15, 2017 Brian Keith Pruden Soldotna Church of God
September 5, 2017 Frank Alioto CPH and CES Chaplain
September 19, 2017 Eric Rozeboom Alaska Bible Institute - Homer
October 10, 2017 Carrie Henson Last Frontier Freethinkers
October 24, 2017  Keith Hamilton Alaska Christian College
November 7, 2017  John Rysdyk Soldotna Bible Chapel
December 5, 2017  Kevin Spence Soldotna Bible Chapel
January 8, 2018    
Invocation Request
  1. INVITATION TO OFFER INVOCATION

    NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN It is the policy of the assembly to allow for an invocation, which may include a short prayer or a solemnizing message, to be offered at the beginning of its meetings for the benefit of the assembly to accommodate the spiritual needs of the public officials.

    All religious associations with an established presence in the Kenai Peninsula Borough that regularly meet for the primary purpose of sharing a religious perspective, or chaplains who may serve one of more of the fire departments, law enforcement agencies, hospitals, or other similar organizations in the borough, are eligible to provide invocations to the assembly, and the authorized leader of any such association or chaplain can make an online submission to provide an invocation to the borough clerk.

    If approved, the respondents to this notice shall be scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis to deliver the invocation, provided each respondent may only ask to provide one invocation at a time, with subsequent requests only made after the date of the previously scheduled invocation has passed.

    The Assembly requests by the language of its policy that no invocation should proselytize or advance any faith, or disparage the religious faith or non-religious views of others.

    Please read the KPB Assembly Invocation Policy for additional information.

    Submission Form

  2. Applicant's Role:(*)

    You must select one.
  3. Previous Approval
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  4. Association Name(*)
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  5. Full name of association contact person(*)
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  6. Mailing address for association contact person(*)
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  7. Telephone number for association contact person
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  8. Name of authorized leader of the association for providing an invocation(*)
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  9. Does your association have an established presence in the Kenai Peninsula Borough?(*)

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  10. Please identify the area(s) in the borough in which you have an established presence(*)
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  11. Does your association meet regularly for the primary purpose of sharing a religious perspective?(*)

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  12. Please describe how frequently your association meets for this purpose in the Kenai Peninsula Borough(*)
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  13. Should a question arise as to the authenticity of a religious association, the assembly president shall make the decision by referring to the criteria used by the Internal Revenue Service in its determination of those organizations that would legitimately qualify for I.R.C. §501(c)(3) tax-exempt status.

    I.R.C. § 501(c)(3) organizations are described as follows:

    Corporations, and any community chest, fund, or foundation, organized and operated exclusively for religious, charitable, scientific, testing for public safety, literary, or educational purposes, or to foster national or international amateur sports competition (but only if no part of its activities involve the provision of athletic facilities or equipment), or for the prevention of cruelty to children or animals, no part of the net earnings of which inures to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual, no substantial part of the activities of which is carrying on propaganda, or otherwise attempting, to influence legislation (except as otherwise provided in subsection (h)), and which does not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distributing of statements), any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for public office.

    Additional information may be found at https://www.irs.gov/charities-non-profits/charitable-organizations/exemption-requirements-section-501-c-3-organizations

  14. Is your association approved by the IRS as an I.R.C. §501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization? (*)

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  15. Please provide documentation from the IRS approving it as a 501(c)(3) organization (.PDF format only, less than 1 MB)
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  16. Please identify the I.R.C.§501(c)(3) criteria that apply to your association(*)
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  17. Do any part of the net earnings of your association inure to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual?(*)

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  18. Is a substantial part of the activities of the association carrying on propaganda or otherwise attempting to influence legislation (except as otherwise provided in 501(c)(h)?(*)

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  19. Does your association participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distributing of statements), any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for public office?(*)

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  20. Previous Approval
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  21. Full name of Chaplain(*)
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  22. Chaplain's email address(*)
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  23. Chaplain's mailing address(*)
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  24. Chaplain's phone number
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  25. List of organization(s) served by Chaplain in the Kenai Peninsula Borough(*)
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  26. I certify that the foregoing statements are true. I further acknowledge that if I am signing on behalf of an association I am duly authorized to do so, and that by typing my initials below I intend to fully sign this document.
  27. Type your initials to sign(*)
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  28. Prove you're not a robot.(*)
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