What to Expect

Welcome to Anchor

Don’t worry, there isn’t a lot you need to know before you come to Anchor for the first time.  Our service times fit your busy schedule and we promise to take good care of your kids.  There is plenty of parking and easy access to the building.   Most of all, we want you to feel confident and comfortable when you walk into Anchor for the first time.  Here’s just a little information to help you do just that.

Welcome Video from our Pastor

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Service Styles & Elements

We have services at 9:30 am and 11:00 am on Sunday mornings year round.   During the months of January – March we add an additional service at 8:00 am.

Worship Style
At our 9:30 & 11:00 am services we offer a worship style that utilizes a band and contemporary worship songs.  During the months of January – March, the 8:00 am service has a traditional worship style, utilizing hymns and other well known worship songs. Our worship leader, Robert Maxwell, leads both services along with a dedicated worship team.

Communion is served every Sunday in all services.   We believe communion is open to all believers and is the perfect reminder of Jesus’ love for us.

Offering is collected each Sunday and is a time set apart where members of Anchor can honor their commitment to the Lord and the mission of being the hands, feet, and heart of Jesus.

Where to Park

We utilize a lot of our grassy area at Anchor for parking, therefore, there are plenty of places to park.  The oval concrete drive on the west side of the building gives easy access to all parking.  We have a row of Guest Parking at our south entrance for our first time guests.  We also have a whole row of Handicap Parking with easy access to our main entrance.  These spaces give easy access to all entrance doors.

What should I wear?

Casual dress is the norm for all.  You may see shorts and t-shirts, you may even see a few suit jackets but  there isn’t a dress code at Anchor.  We just want you to be comfortable and hear the message of Jesus, enjoy your time with us, and come back again.  Come relaxed and just be you!

Children & Students

Anchor loves children and families!  We have plenty of room for your kids to experience the love of Christ in a way that makes sense to them.

Children’s programming
Sunday Morning

– Nursery & Toddlers classes available during our 9:30 am and 11:00 am time slots.
– Bible School for Elementary children is at 9:30 am.  The K – 2nd grade class meets in Room F in our main building.  The 3rd – 5th grade class meets in Room E in our main building.
– Children’s Worship is at 11:00 am.  This is a worship service designed to meet the social and spiritual needs of children.  It is for children in 1st – 5th.  The worship service is in Room E in our main building..

Wednesday Evening Youth Groups
Every Wednesday we have a special youth group program for all ages of young people (K – 12th grade).  We offer a free meal for the kids at 6:00 pm and then they go to an hour session filled with learning activities and lessons that help them grow in their faith.  The Elementary Youth Group meets in Room E of the main building.  The Middle School and High School group meets in the Fellowship Center.

Your kids are in good hands with our dedicated volunteers.  We believe it’s never too early to tell kids about the love of God and that they can help tell His story to the world.

Student Programming (7th-12th grade)
The Middle School Bible School class meets at 11:00 am.  The High School class meets at 11:00 am in the Youth Minister’s office.  Your teens will be encouraged to live out their faith in practical ways with their friends, their neighbors and their community.  Led by our dedicated volunteers, the Bible School class will impact your student’s life and challenge them to learn to say yes to God in their own life.

Bible Classes for Adults

We offer  classes for adults at 9:30 am & 11:00 am.
We offer a Wednesday evening Bible Study each week at 6:30 pm.  This study focuses on different books of the Bible or topics relating to Christian growth.

Other special Bible Studies meet during the day and evening during different times of the year.  Contact the church office for details on these classes (239-947-4047).

Classes for Children & Youth

We offer programming for Nursery, Toddlers, & Children during the 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. services.  Teen classes are offered during the 11:00 a.m. hour.

We offer no programming for Children or Youth during the 8:00 a.m. service that is in session during the months of January, February, & March.