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**
**Upcoming ADVENT Study, BEGINS Nov 28, 6:30pm in Chapel Library** – Christmas from the Backside, by popular author J. Ellsworth Kalas presents new insight into the biblical story and approaches the season through the "back side" -- a unique starting point, a creative retelling, a new "lens," or the eyes of a minor character. Kalas's creative approach both clarifies basic teachings and introduces new possibilities of meaning, even for those who are most familiar with the Christmas story. Enriched with contemporary illustrations and personal experiences, this volume will provide new perspectives. Tuesdays, Nov 28 – Dec 19, 6:30 – 7:30pm. Cost of material is $10. Leaders to Contact: M.E. Ram and Diana Williams.
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: Deb Hilleary
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:
The Power of Now - Sept 18-Nov 13 - 6:30pm on Mondays
A spiritual teaching of rare power and clarity brings profound insights and authentic power in surrendering to the Now. More than a book - it is a precious gift. Author, Eckhart Tolle offers much more than simple principles and platitudes, this book takes readers on an inspiring spiritual journey to find their true and deepest self to reach the ultimate in personal growth & spirituality. Class materials: $20. Mondays, Sept. 11 - Nov. 13, 2017. Time: 6:30-8:00 pm. Leader to Contact: Trina Carroll-Houk
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
Sew Much Fun, 6:00pm on Tuesdays in Wesley Hall – Enjoy an evening of fun with friends while sewing. Leader to Contact: Susan Hendrickson
Walk15 with Molly, 6:00pm on Tuesdays & 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.
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 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.
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
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
Disciple Bible Study Fast Track, Old Testament - 6:30pm on Wednesdays
Disciple Fast Track, an adaptation of the original, bestselling Disciple Bible Study, provides a viable option for busy people seeking comprehensive engagement with the Bible. Class materials: $15. Dates: Wednesday, Sept 6 - Dec 6, skipping the week of Thanksgiving. Time: 6:30 - 8:30pm. The second portion of the study is an overview of the New Testament and will be offered in January 2018 to those who have completed the Old Testament Portion. Leaders to Contact: M.E. Ram and Allyson Stinson.
Methodism 102 - Sept 21-Nov 30 - 6:30pm on Thursdays
We invite you to travel through Christian history and explore eight branches in Christianity’s Family Tree, exploring what makes each faith tradition unique and what we can learn to deepen our own faith as United Methodists. Class materials: $15. Dates: Thursdays, Sept 21 - Nov. 30. Time: 6:30 - 8:00pm. Leaders to Contact: Karen Creamer and Kathy Freeburg.
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 November 10, join the pot luck luncheon in Wesley Hall with Jai McFall speaking on “Organic cooking”. See sign-up sheet for time and items to bring. Then on, November 17, we have lunch at Irie Fire Jamaican-American Grill in Largo for for fellowship and feeding our souls. December 8 is a catered luncheon in Wesley Hall with Christmas music provided by Anona Children’s Choir. 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.