Traditional Worship - 8:15am - Sanctuary
Contemporary - 9:30am - Worship Center
Simply Worship - 11:00am - Chapel
Traditional Worship - 11:10am - Sanctuary
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FX Family Experience - 9:30am - Anona Theater
Sunday Night Youth - Sundays 5:00-7:30pm
Family focused worship on Sunday mornings and community groups available throughout the week.
St. Pete, FL
Community focused worship on Sunday mornings with a highly connectional congregation.
3:00pm worship service on Sunday Afternoons at Brookdale Pinecrest. 1150 8th Ave SW.
Dr. John M. (Jack) Stephenson
I prefer just "Jack”. If you call me Dr. Stephenson or Father, or Reverend I will think we don’t know each other well enough. I love Church. I think Church should be both fun and deeply inspiring.
I hope to be spontaneous but at the same time we plan and coordinate months in advance so that the music, the message, and the environment all work toward you experiencing God. My hope for you on Sundays is that the worship experience fills you with the presence, energy, and power of the Holy Spirit so that you go back into your life encouraged.
I want you to be glad you came. Click Here to Learn More
Anona has many members and visitors who would call us their church home. Some are here all year while others make a season home with us in the winter months. All in all, we are a church community that is made up of all generations: parents/single parents, youth, children, elderly, and grandparents even great-grandparents.
We are happy to be a church of a very inclusive people: Its our culture. What does that mean? Some of us are conservative, some liberal, some drink, some don’t, some gay, most straight, and some comfortable with that and some not. We are mostly white, but growing in our diversity.
What unites us is not how to think, or what to think. It is not our age or gender or race. We are all attracted to the thought of a Christian life that is meaningful and purposeful.
We are all about quality worship. You can expect our best in providing an environment where you can breathe in God (be inspired), feel at home, and be a part. We have nine different worship experiences - something for everyone: large or small venues, traditional, contemporary, experimental, family, or off campus. We want to reach all generations and will keep changing to remain relevant in the lives of our Anona families.
We are all about relationships. Anona has groups that grow spiritually together, volunteer together, and make the world better together. To embody these ideas is to grow closer to both God and each other.
You can also expect to see a church with a very MISSIONAL heart! You will be invited to habitat builds and medical mission. You can get involved in schools, jails, poverty, and so much more.
We are one of the most growing United Methodist churches in the world (but trust me, we break into small bite size pieces). There is a place for you here.