New to Anona?
Anona UMC offers many different service styles and times to worship on Sunday.
New to Anona?
Welcome and thank you for checking out Anona! We realize that visiting a new church can be intimidating so we put together the following FAQ’s to help you learn a little more about us.
What should I wear?
Dress is informal. Come as you are, even for our Traditional Service. Some people wear their “Sunday best” but a lot of folks wear flip-flops and beach shorts. It is Florida, after all!
What type of messages can I expect to hear from the Pastors?
Messages are meant to be functional as we seek to work out our own salvation through Jesus Christ on our spiritual journey. You can expect to hear good theology, but also walk away with ways to incorporate the Gospel in your everyday life.
Is everyone welcome?
Absolutely, YES! Everyone is welcome at Anona. We are happy to be a church of a very inclusive people: it’s 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 that we are all attracted to the thought of a Christian life that is meaningful and purposeful.
When you are here, we hope you can breathe in God (be inspired), feel at home, and be part of this church family. We have 3 campuses inclusive of 8 services. Our goal is to continue reaching all generations and to remain relevant in the lives of families.
I am looking for a church where I can get involved with volunteering in the community. Does Anona do that?
You have come to the right place! You can also expect to see a church with a very MISSIONAL heart! 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. Click here to check out the different mission partners Anona works with.
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.
What does Anona believe?
Anona United Methodist Church belongs to the Florida Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church which includes more than 280,000 members from African-American, Anglo, Filipino, Haitian, Hispanic, Korean, Native American, Russian and Vietnamese backgrounds making up one dynamic church. Here are some of our core values:
We love God and search the Scriptures to hear and obey God's Word.
We welcome and serve all people, particularly the poor and marginalized, as an expression of God’s love for us.
We desire everyone to experience a life of worship and joy in God's presence by faith in Jesus Christ.
We are changed by the power of the Holy Spirit as we learn to follow Jesus.
We believe that changed people are called to change their communities by the power of the Holy Spirit.
We believe all disciples are called to discover their gifts and to live out their unique mission.
We share our faith in the context of authentic relationships.
Because we follow Jesus together, we have a responsibility to hold one another accountable for our discipleship.
INTERESTED IN KNOWING MORE?
For those families and individuals interested in calling Anona UMC “home,” we encourage you to attend INSIGHT TO ANONA. Upcoming Insight dates & times: Wednesday November 6th at 10:30am OR Sunday November 10th at 12:30 pm. This is an informal group setting to learn more about our church’s discipleship pathway to Worship, Grow, Serve and Live life together! It’s a chance to meet some of our leaders and get a tour of the campus. If you are unable to attend, Sandy Drugash (Director of Connectional Ministries) is always willing to meet with you at YOUR convenience.
If you wish to join, Membership vows are usually in front of the congregation during a worship service but private joining and baptisms can be arranged. Our next Membership Sunday is November 24th (open the membership form under quick links to the right).
To register or for more information, email Sandy Drugash or call 595-2581 x 228.