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**
NEW & UPCOMING CLASSES:
Financial Peace University, 6-7:30pm in Chapel Library – What if you were following a plan for your money that you KNEW worked? With Financial Peace University, you CAN take control of your money, get out of debt, and create a plan for your future. Open to anyone! Scholarships are available to get you started. Click the following night to register for that class: Wed nights at 6pm beginning Sept 5th, OR Sunday nights at 6pm beginning Sept 9th. There will be a Kick-Off/Orientation meeting on Sunday, August 26th at 6pm! Pizza will be served.
Disciple 3 Fast Track - The Prophets, Tues, Sept 11-Dec 11, 10a-Noon in Room 110 – 12 lessons on the Old Testament Major and Minor Prophets (except Daniel). The prophets are continually calling hearers and readers back to their God and to a sense of who they are as a people "set apart." Designed to establish the historical context in which the prophets spoke for God, daily reading assignments draw also on the books of Deuteronomy through Chronicles." This class open to those that have completed Disciple 1. Orientation is Sept 11, and the first class is Sept 18. Leaders to Contact: M.E. Ram & Allyson Stinson. Cost: $16 book, scholarships available.
POV (Point of View), Sept 19, 26, Oct 3, 10:30a-Noon or 6:30-8pm in Wesley Hall – A three week experience that explores how we engage in difficult conversations, where Christians have come to different understandings and interpretation of scripture, through the lens of empathy, context and mission. We are not seeking to agree with one another, we are seeking to understand one another. This will be a space where the spirit of division in our culture is left behind and replaced by a spirit of listening, inquiry, reflection and connection. This is designed to help prepare for the ongoing work and conversation around the Way Forward which will be the agenda for the United Methodist Church’s General Conference in 2019. No cost for participants.
An Introduction to the United Methodist Church, Thursdays, Oct 18-Nov 15, 6:30-8pm in Room 110 – This will be a 5 week Video based study designed to acquaint people with the structure, mission, and beliefs of the United Methodist church. We will learn about John Wesley, his theology, the sacraments of the church and how United Methodist do church. This will be a good opportunity for those from other Christian traditions to come to a greater understanding of the people called “Methodist” and for long time members to refresh their knowledge as we seek to serve our God through Anona United Methodist Church.
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
Great to be Grand (Grandparents Group), 10:30am on Tuesdays in Youth Room – a group of grandparents coming together to share in ideas, joys, and concerns as they help care for their grandchildren (or in many cases are now the primary caregiver). Leaders to Contact: Lee McAuliffe or Sandy O'Bryant
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
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, cardio workout, Walk15® is from the creators of "Walk at Home". Easy to follow, adaptable to all levels of fitness, our 30 minute workout is equivalent to a 2 mile walk. Those 15 minute miles add up to an effective workout for “all walks of life”! Dress comfortably with athletic shoes, and bring a water bottle. Leader to Contact: Molly Schaaf, 709-0595.
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
Have You Ever Seen a Hearse Pulling a Trailer? Thursday Sept 6-Oct 11, 6:30-8pm in Room 110 – This is a book study by well-known author and minister James W. Moore. Since “You Can’t Take It with You,” how do you live a life with meaning and purpose. Each lesson is a stand-alone class and requires no previous participation. Cost: $10, scholarships available.
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 Oct-Mar – This group strives to help seasonal residents get acquainted with each other, provide information about Anona, and grow spiritually. Son Seekers will meet again in October. Leader to Contact: Ted Pinkerton.
To register for a class or for more info please fill out the form below.