We like services to be lively and meaningful. And we like to keep things fresh –meaning, the service doesn’t follow the same format Sunday after Sunday. Or, at least, we might throw in something unexpected.
What to Wear
We keep things casual. Like clothing. Come in your bluejeans (or shorts, if it’s warm outside). You’ll feel right at home.
Kids Sunday School & Youth Group
We have Sunday school classes to teach children and youth about the Bible and Christian living. They’re led by dedicated women and men who are committed to caring for our students and connecting them to Jesus.
A nursery is available during worship (except for the first Sunday of the month). The nursery is located in the Kids Sanctuary, just down the stairs and around the corner from the Worship Sanctuary.
You’ll find a snacks in the Anchor Cafe, along with coffee and juice. Feel free to take something into the sanctuary. We don’t get hung up about that.
Sermon & SermonSequel
The message is usually part of a larger series, taken from the Scriptures – sometimes around a relevant life topic or based on a book or theme from the Bible. Following the short sermon there is about a five minute transition time when the children and youth head to their classes. Adults can grab a fresh cup of coffee at the and a snack at the cafe and then rejoin us in the Sanctuary for SermonSequel – which is when we together discuss the message, learning from each other.
A worship team leads the congregation in four or five songs every weekend. There will be some vocalists, plus people playing guitars, drums, keyboard, tambourine, and shakers.
A lot of great worship music is being written today. We like to sing stuff by such people as Matt Maher, Hillsong United, David Crowder Band, and others. It’s even better when we get to worship with songs written by our own members! We’re constantly keeping our ears open for new songs, and for new twists on old songs.
We also respect the great heritage we have in hymns.
Our services don’t use songbooks or hymnals. Instead, words are projected onto a big screen via Powerpoint and an electronic projector.
We share in Communion (the Lord’s Supper, Eucharist) every week. We use grape juice and bread. We practice “open communion,” which means you don’t have to be a member to participate. If you’re a Christian, you’re welcome to take part with us. In fact, we consider it an honor to take part in Communion with Christians from beyond Anchor.