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:
Wind in the Wilderness – A Lenten Study From the Prophets. Begins Mondays, March 4 - April 15, 6:30-8pm in Room 110 – Though we cannot see the wind, we know it by its effects and interpret it by its results. The same can be said for the work of the Hebrew prophets as they communicated God’s vision of justice and faithfulness. This seven week class will not only study the prophecies about Jesus, but will explore the continuity between the prophetic emphasis on Justice and Jesus proclamation of the Kingdom of God. Cost: Participants Book $10. Facilitators: Karen Coultas, Nan Hubbell, Karen Creamer
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 3 Fast Track – Letters of Paul, Tues, Jan 15-Mar 26, 10a-Noon in Room 110 – This 12-week study immerses readers in the letters traditionally attributed to Paul, examines the connection between memory and identity as the people of God. Participants will find common themes, including calls to remember, calls to repent, calls for renewal, and calls for community. This class is open to those that have completed the Old Testament Portion. Leaders to Contact: M.E. Ram & Allyson Stinson. Participant book is: $16.
Great to be Grand (Grandparents Group), 10:30am on Tuesdays in Youth Room – Our group of grandparents comes 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: Jackie Gerald.
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: Shayla Bailey.
Sew Much Fun, 6:00pm on Tuesdays in Wesley Hall – Enjoy an evening of fun with friends while sewing. Leader to Contact: Paige Rapson
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
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
Christianity and World Religions, 6:30pm on Thursdays, Jan 17 - Feb 28 in Room 110, Adam Hamilton deals with questions so many of us have about the four major world religions—Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, and Judaism—and compares the beliefs of each with those of Christianity. In his trademark honest and open writing style, Hamilton helps answer questions such as: Why are there so many different religions? How should we view their beliefs? What is the fate of those who have these beliefs? This six-week study (not meeting Feb 14) is appropriate for Christians at all stages in their spiritual journey. Leaders to Contact: M.E. Ram & Ron Taylor. Participant Book $12, scholarships available
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: On Jan. 11th, we meet & share soup and desserts - bring your favorite dish, 11:00AM in Anona Theater (Wesley Hall) Bill McGill, of the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, will speak to us on Senior Safety. On Jan. 25th Sheila Remley has tickets for “Funny Money” at the Francis Wilson Theare in Clearwater. Tickets are $24 each and are for advance purchase. Leader to Contact: Ted Pinkerton.
To register for a class or for more info please fill out the form below.