There's a lot to do. It'd be nice to have a few more hands. Looking for a church with kids? We got 'em! How ‘bout dem Colts! Everyone needs a fresh start now and then. Let there be food, and more food! We all need some good traveling companions. If you come to Anchor, you need to know how to laugh.

STRIDES of HOPE

STRIDES of HOPE

Impact Hearts. Impart Hope.

By participating in Strides of Hope, you take a stand for life.

By collecting sponsor pledges, you provide for those in need.

  • Register online at www.ahcfriends.org and you can create a personal fundraising web page that’s free and easy to use. Then email friends, family, co-workers & neighbors to sponsor you for a single, tax-deductible donation. Sponsors can donate online or asked to be sent a pledge reminder. You can record your off-line pledges, too.
  • Or call 422-3544 to have a Registration & Sponsor Form mailed to you. List your sponsor names, addresses & pledges on the form and bring it with you to the park. You do not have to collect money; we’ll send a pledge reminder after the event.
  • Sponsor a walker online at www.ahcfriends.org or call 755-1064!

Strides of Hope Walkathon

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Registration 8:30 a.m.

ShoaffPark ∙ Conklin Pavilion

6401 St. Joe Road

For more information, call

A Hope Center

422-3544

Free Pancake & Sausage Breakfast served by IHOP

Apples, juice and coffee

NEW! Incentive Gifts Levels

NEW! Kids Zone Activities

Special Team Prizes

 

 


“WALK FOR REDEMPTION HOUSE”

“WALK FOR REDEMPTION HOUSE”
Sunday, SEPTEMBER 21, 2014

FOSTER PARK
3900 Old Mill Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46807

2 mile walk (inside the park)

PAVILLION #2

Performance by RESTORATION (a southern gospel group)

Free hotdogs and refreshments served

Festivities begin at 1:00pm

REGISTRATION FEE: NONE

Donations welcome and encouraged!

ALL PROCEEDS (every penny) DIRECTLY BENEFIT REDEMPTION HOUSE

VISIT US AT: http://redemption-house-ministries.org

or

www.facebook.com/RedemptionHouseMinistry?fref=ts

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Anchor Is For Our Neighborhood

Join us Wednesday, June 18th 6pm at Hamilton Park for our first annual Neighborhood Gang and Drug Awareness Night. We’re collaborating with our neighbors in a positive way to the growing gang and drug activity in our neighborhood. In being proactive, we are increasing our options for effectively strengthening our neighborhood as a response to unwanted criminal activity instead of doing nothing. You can find out more by visiting our Facebook page or checking out the tv interview by WANE-TV Channel 15


Baptism Sunday! – Updated

Check out our Facebook page for more pics of the baptism and the picnic! It was a beautiful day and we were thrilled to celebrate the baptisms of David, Tami, Diane, Jana, Beth, and Chessie! Keep them in your prayers as they grow in their faith and love for the Lord.

It’s always a joy when men and women choose to express their union with Christ and his people through baptism! This year eight men and women will be baptized at the outdoor pond located at the Palacio’s. We will worship at Anchor at 10am, dismiss with the benediction at 11am (there will be no SermonSequel or Kids Sunday School), and then everyone is invited to head out to the home of Carlos and Linda Palacio where we will have a picnic at noon, and then baptisms will follow at 1pm. It’s an honor to serve our Lord in Fort Wayne and to be part of his ongoing mission to rescue and redeem friends, family and neighbors, welcoming them into the Body of Christ through baptism. Join us for a great day of celebration and feasting!

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Celebrate Easter with Anchor!

We’re looking forward to celebrating the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

Join us on Sunday at 10am for our Easter worship gathering as we remember the raising of Jesus from the dead. If you’re an early riser, join us at 8:30am for a SonRise Breakfast in our Fellowship Hall! Everyone’s welcome to eat with us – it’s a time where we feast and give thanks together for the new life we have in Christ.

For the Easter weekend there will be no worship on Saturday at 5pm, we have discontinued that event. We do invite you to join us every Sunday, to make some new friends, get to know God in a new way, and discover how you can learn to live in the way of Jesus. Our Palm Sunday message will explore the ways we can know God’s will for our life, and the Easter Sunday message will help us better understand why God lets bad things happen to good people. We will let the Scriptures and the stories of Jesus point us forward in our questions, and our answers.

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Learning to Love to Pray to Our Father: a local worship-series

What if the season of Lent could be for you one of prayer and reflection on your life with God and one another? Could it become an opportunity for us to examine and cleanse our hearts? Our motives? What if we could together prepare for our celebration of Christ’s resurrection – that enduring promise of renewal and salvation?

During this season of Lent Anchor will be providing the congregation and community an opportunity to revisit the practice of prayer, renewing our love for God through new angles and action-steps for prayer. We will be focusing on praying the Our Father, known as the Lord’s Prayer because it is the one prayer taught to the disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ.

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By learning to love to pray the Our Father during Lent, we are preparing ourselves to refresh our heart for the resurrected Christ as we open ourselves up to the new life he is bringing to Anchor.

This worship-series complements the Learning to Love to Pray seminar and small groups that are being hosted by the local 46808 neighborhood churches.


Learning to Love to Pray: a local training event for the community

heartThe Learning to Love to Pray seminar is a prayer-training event that deepens and recharges people’s prayer lives and helps churches become “houses of prayer.”

It is being hosted by the 46808 Neighborhood Churches on Saturday March 22nd, 9am-2pm, $10 with lunch included at North Highlands Church of Christ, 1414 Archer Avenue.

Sign Up Today!
For more information or to register, please call 424-5501 or email tim@anchorpeople.org

The seminar will encourage and equip:
* Believers who want to learn to love to pray
* Ministers & church leaders who want to ignite prayer in the local church.
* Intercessors who want to develop their prayer ministry abilities.

Along with this one day seminar, there will be three Sunday evening gatherings of the neighborhood churches to explore more ways we can learn to love to pray.

We’ll share a meal together at 6pm and then meet at 7pm for a session on prayer.
March 9 – hosted by Anchor, the session will be led by Pastor Tim Hallman, “Why Pray?”

March 16 – hosted by First Mennonite, the session will be led by Pastor Peter Janzen, “One Voice – United in Prayer: a reflection on Romans 15:6″

March 30 – hosted by Trinity United Methodist, the session will be led by Pastor Matthew Leffler, “Put It Into Practice: Learning to Love to Pray – Follow Up”


Recent Sermonseries: The Bible

The BibleJoin Anchor as we journey into The Bible!

Wouldn’t you like to better understand what you read in the Bible? Wouldn’t you like to be able to ask questions and seek answers with others who have a similar curiosity and commitment? Then consider checking us out for this new series that starts the third weekend of January (the 18th/19th)

We’ll be using material from The Bible, as viewed on The History Channel, produced by Mark Burnett and Roma Downey. This amazing visual experience of key stories from the Bible will open your eyes and your heart to the stunning and saving work of God in the world.

You can join us on Saturdays at 5pm or Sundays at 10am for our worship gatherings where we will engage the key stories through a sermon and SermonSequel (where the congregation discusses the message together). Also available are small groups that will be meeting during this series around the city during the week. We’ll be exploring five key stories through small groups and sermons for five weeks.

To sign up for a small group, please contact us with your location in the city and a time/day that works best for your schedule.

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Recent Sermonseries: Shine!

shine-titleShine! In your relationships with one another, you can either shine like a star or suck like a black-hole! You get to choose.

As we head into the holiday season, your relationships with one another enter a different dimension. Expectations with friends and family around Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years get out of whack. Pour in some nostalgia, struggles with loneliness, and some seasonal anxiety, and you’ve got a recipe for disaster.

Join us for Shine! our new sermonseries, starts in November and runs through the end of the year. You’re welcome to join us any weekend, Saturdays 5pm, Sundays 10am.

Anchor will be looking for some guidance on how to shine in all our relationships. In the letter to the churches in Philippi, Paul urges his friends to have the same attitude of mind towards one another that Jesus had. We’ll be learning what that looks like and how to try it out. Paul urges us to change our attitude and actions towards one another – like Jesus – and then we’ll be able to shine like stars.

Paul uses an ancient Christian hymn about the Incarnation of God to demonstrate the kind of attitude we ought to have towards one another. The Christmas story is the Incarnation story – of God taking on flesh in the form of Jesus of Nazareth. Through God in Jesus we witness the humility and servanthood that marks the Incarnation & Christmas. That attitude ought to shape us in all our relationships – that is, if we don’t want to be a black-hole.

And so for us, to shine in our relationships during this holiday season may include a journey of humiliation. As awkward or difficult as some of those seasonal gatherings may be, you’ll be trying to approach them with the same attitude of mind as Jesus Christ. That is truly keeping Christ in Christmas, that is what will help you shine!

 


Another Amazing Halloween Maze

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It was a dark and stormy night for Halloween this year! But neighbors flocked to Anchor to get dry, have some hot soup, let the kids wander through the maze and play some carnival games.

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Anchor really stepped it up with 20 crock-pots of soup! So many great volunteers served and smiled for an amazing evening for soggy children and their grim parents!

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Big thanks to Aaron Vergon and Kevin Whitacre for their leading and serving with so many amazing volunteers who served the neighborhood so well on such a wet night.

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To see a hundred more pics, head to our Facebook page!

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Anchor Community Church

1529 Third Street
Fort Wayne, Ind. 46808

Phone: 260.422.2724