Small Groups & Classes
CURRENT LISTING OF SMALL GROUPS, Classes, AND BIBLE STUDIES
Register for any class using the form at the bottom of the page. **For our music groups that meet, click here**
*Coming in February*
Lent for Everyone, Wednesdays (Feb 7-Mar 28), 6:30-8PM in Room 110 – We invite you to join us, as we set aside time to connect with God and other class members during the season of Lent. This year’s study is Lent for Everyone by N.T. Wright. In his devotional, the author provides his own Scripture translation, brief reflection, and a prayer for each day of the season from Ash Wednesday through the week after Easter. By the end of our study, we will have journeyed in a spirit of discovery and growth through the entirety of Matthew, along with Psalm readings for each Sunday. Facilitators: Rev. Richard Landon & Kathy Freeburg. Class Materials: Devotional materials are available at www.anona.com/lent
Financial Peace University, Wednesdays (Feb 18-Apr 27), 5:30-7PM in Room 110 – is a nine-lesson, money-management class designed by Dave Ramsey. This class will walk you through the basics of budgeting, dumping debt, planning for the future, and much more. What if you knew where all of your money was going each month? What if you were debt-free, investing and making wise spending decisions? With Financial Peace University, you CAN take control of your money and start planning for your future. Cost of material is $90, scholarships available. Leaders to Contact: Michelle Alfred & Karen Gonzalez
SUNDAY CLASSES AND FELLOWSHIP GROUPS:
Bible Fellowship, 9:30am in Brides Room – An adult group that seeks to understand God's Word and apply it in practical ways to everyday experiences. Focus is on study of books of Scripture for sharing and discussion. Leaders to Contact: Phil Marshall & Ian Lennox
FAST Crowd, 9:30am in Room 110 – A large class that enjoys fellowship and Bible study using a wide variety of curriculum to bring faith to life in light of today's world. Class largely includes individuals and couples in their forties up to retirees but all are welcome. Leader to Contact: Jim Dyson
Simply Worship, 10:45am in Chapel – A community of people who gather each week in the Anona chapel for worship and small group reflection time. There is 30 minutes of worship with prayers, scripture and song then 12 minutes of quiet time. After the worship time the group gathers for conversation and reflection sharing insights and stories. Every week you'll discover something different. Everyone is invited to participate at their own pace. Click here for link to Simply Worship Facebook. Leader to Contact: Bert & Judy Crossman
Book Club, 6:30pm in Bride's Room on the 4th Sunday of each month – Any and all are welcome to join this group to discuss a new book each month. See monthly magazine for details. Leaders to Contact: Deanna Comingore
Weekday Classes and Fellowship Groups:
Men’s Bible Study, 7:00pm on Mondays – A small group of men of all ages who meet to study the Bible. A discussion format is followed with time for questions and answers. Leader to Contact: Ian Lennox
Men’s Sharing Group, 6:45am on Tuesdays in Wesley Hall – A Tuesday early morning men's group. Leader to Contact: Larry Cottrell
Disciple Bible Study Fast Track-New Testament, Tuesdays (Jan 9-Mar 27), 10AM-Noon in Room 110 – This 12 week study immerses the participant in the New Testament. Participants read 3-5 chapters of the Bible daily in preparation for the weekly meetings which last 2 hours. Video components from world renowned scholars provide in depth understanding and current research. You must have completed the 12 week Old Testament overview prior to taking this course. Cost of material is $20. Leaders to Contact: M.E. Ram and Allyson Stinson.
Hands of Praise, 5:30pm on Tuesdays in Room 110 – people with a visual opportunity to feel new depths in the messages of Contemporary and Traditional songs during worship. Our vision is three-fold: loving God by praising God with our hands; loving one another as we accept diversity within our church and the world; and serving others as we go into the community sharing the love of God through the songs. Leader to Contact: Nancy Wooten
Sign Language Class, 6:00pm on Tuesdays in Room 110 – Dive into an in-depth study of ASL as taught by Learn and Master Sign Language (www.learnandmaster.com). This class is a fun and stress-free environment with no homework or tests. This class can also lead you into our music program, Hands of Praise. Our class and music program are both missional programs sponsoring Blossom School for the deaf, performing in church services and at service projects (participation in these performances is optional). Leader to Contact: Nancy Wootten.
Sew Much Fun, 6:00pm on Tuesdays in Wesley Hall – Enjoy an evening of fun with friends while sewing. Leader to Contact: Susan Hendrickson
Methodism 101 - A Disciples Path, Tuesdays (Jan 9-Feb 20), 6:30-8PM in Room 110 – This 7 week class explores the Mission of the United Methodist Church: “Make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.” We are each on a journey that is uniquely our own and yet amazingly shared with others. Come join us as we investigate our Methodist heritage through prayer, presence, gifts, service, and witness. Enjoy exploring who you are and how you connect with God and others through personal spiritual disciplines and Christian community. Cost of material is $20. Leaders to Contact: Mary Watson and Karen Creamer
Women's Bible Study, 7:00pm on Tuesdays and 10:00am Thursdays in Room 110 – At the beginning of this study, we repeat our creed: "I believe in God, the Father…, in Jesus Christ, the Son…, and in the Holy Spirit…" We know the attributes of the Father and the forgiveness through the Son, but what do we know about the Holy Spirit? You are welcomed into an in-depth study of this very special Gift God promises to all who believe in him. Many women enjoy this group for it's spiritual guidance and welcoming atmosphere. Leader to Contact: Charmaine Lennox
Walk15 with Molly, 9:00am on Wednesdays in Wesley Hall – A heart-pumping, calorie torching, aerobic workout in four easy steps. Adaptable to all levels of fitness! Dress comfortably with athletic shoes, and bring a water bottle. Leader to Contact: Molly Schaaf, 595-7428.
Sew n' Sews 10:00am on Wednesdays in Wesley Hall – This ministry has had a tremendous impact on many people over the years and has provided more than 2000 prayer quilts to people struggling with illness. Each quilt is lovingly hand-made and enfolded in the prayers of our entire congregation as we join together on Sunday mornings to tie a knot on the quilt and say a prayer on behalf of each recipient. Leaders to Contact: JoAnne Sullivan or Pat Juds.
Pastor's Study, 10:30am on Wednesdays in Room 110 – An advanced class that touches on elements of courses offered at seminary and studies a variety of subjects including but not limited to Bible, theology, and Christian history. Leader: Jack Stephenson, Contact: Kathy Freeburg
Half Truths, Thursdays (Jan 18-Feb 15), 7-8PM in Room 110 – We've heard these phrases all of our lives, but in Adam Hamilton's book, Half Truths, you'll learn that although they capture some element of truth, when compared to the wisdom found in Scripture, they're really just popular sayings. Come explore 5 phrases that you may have used yourself and consider whether these "truths" are as Biblical or as true as you thought. Cost of material is $15. Leaders to Contact: Larry Cottrell
Mary Fellowship, 2nd Thursday of each month – This group of women meets monthly for devotions, prayer, refreshments and a special program. Meetings are usually in the Anona bride's room. Leader to Contact: Judy Crossman, 727-595-6872
Quilters, 9:00am on Fridays in Do Drop In – This group of ladies enjoys quilting by hand while enjoying one another's company. Leader to Contact: June Minard, 581-4984
Son Seekers/Seasonal Residents, monthly meetings – This group strives to help seasonal residents get acquainted with each other, provide information about Anona, and grow spiritually. On January 26 is docent led tour of eleven stained glass windows depicting the Life of Christ (location is: First United Methodist Church, 212 3rd St N in St Pete). Sign up at the Connection Point no later than early in the week of the scheduled meeting. Leader to Contact: Ted Pinkerton or Diane & Dave Hunt
To register for a class or for more info please fill out the form below.