by Andrew Clark on November 23rd, 2022
Hey Anthem!Today is Thanksgiving Eve, which means the Advent Season is now officially upon us all. I wanted to take a moment to let you know about all of our upcoming events and details for the coming month. Otherwise known as The Magnificat, Luke 1:46-56 is a dense, beautiful passage of Scripture, one that captures a unique moment in the history of our faith. Drawing in from the rich past of God’...
by Andrew Clark on November 23rd, 2022
On September 20, we experienced a water pipe burst in our church building, which caused a considerable amount of damage to the downstairs area of our facility.We are doing all we can to expedite the restoration process, and in the meantime we are still committed to gathering on Sunday mornings in our sanctuary, trusting in God's greater plan in the mess.Watch as Pastor Andrew explains where we are...
Falling Back Into Community
by Andrew Clark on August 22nd, 2022
Hello church,At our recent members meeting on August 9, I announced our plan for community and discipleship this fall. I could write a long, somewhat boring post about how the elders came to our current plan, but instead I’ll provide the short version and provide some vision and some action steps for you and your household. If you want the long version, you can listen to the community portion of t...
JOHN | Series Begins September 4
by Andrew Clark on August 18th, 2022
It's no secret or surprise: our deepest desire here at Anthem Church is to make Jesus known.First, we make Jesus known to ourselves. The Lord has revealed himself to us in mighty, real ways, namely through the person and work of Christ himself. As men and women created in the image of God himself, we are to take in, soak in, and thoroughly explore this revelation. We are to allow what God says abo...
by Andrew Clark on August 11th, 2022
Dear church,I am thrilled to re-introduce the Prayer Room, which will be held in our sanctuary before our gatherings, starting at 9:25am. A bit of backstory and why this is a high value right now:You may remember that a month or two before COVID, Pastor Allen began a time of prayer and worship before our gatherings. It was an opportunity for us to center our hearts for worship and to lift up the u...
The Gray Havens Return!
by Andrew Clark on August 10th, 2022
Hey church,We are very excited to announce that The Gray Havens will be returning to perform at Anthem on October 11! Utilizing their unique blend of melody and poetic composition, this band graced us once before with their presence back in 2018, and will be joining us again in the fall for another night of story and song.Tickets are now live; we'd love for you to join us and to invite anyone who ...
by Andrew Clark on May 10th, 2022
Hey Anthem,Amazingly, it is almost summertime. As the weather begins to change, we have a few community changes coming up as well. Our summer plans will be revealed in full on Sunday, May 15, but here’s a few things to note as we look to transition into the next season of ministry. As we stated back in the fall, our Gospel Communities will be end at the end of May, and our summer community will la...
Our Life, Our Calling | The Book of 1 Peter
by Andrew Clark on April 28th, 2022
We have a wrestling that we can't easily reconcile. We have an angst that we can't quite settle. We have an inconsistency that haunts us all, but we can't imagine how to walk more true and earnest that we currently do. On one hand, life is hard, painful, and robustly challenging. Whether you follow the Way of Jesus or not, struggle in this world is a certainty, an inevitable law from which we can'...
A Reminder & A Thank You
by Andrew Clark on April 17th, 2022
Hey Anthem!What a beautiful day we had together. I want to take a moment to personally thank you all for today. We are all there on Easter Sunday to worship the risen Jesus, but so many people are required to make that happen. It's always a lot of work, it's always a lot of preparation, it's always a lot of effort, but what makes Easter so special and enjoyable each year is the fact that we are al...
What To Expect At Good Friday
by Andrew Clark on April 15th, 2022
Hey Anthem,We are excited to participate in the county-wide Good Friday gathering this evening. Since this is an ecumenical gathering (ecumenical: representing a number of Christian churches), it will look different from our normal gatherings on Sundays. All of the churches participating are quite different, but find common ground in the core, essential beliefs of the Christian faith. Think of ton...
MAKING SPACE FOR ALL | EASTER 2022
by Andrew Clark on April 14th, 2022
Anthem,As always, we are SO EXCITED to celebrate with you on Easter Sunday. We are anticipating a packed house again this year, and we need everyone's help to ensure that we can accommodate everyone. Remember, our main aim is to show the welcoming heart of God to our guests, so please be mindful of your decisions and planning as you attend on Sunday.PARKINGIf you are able to do so, please carpool ...
The Journey Ahead
by Andrew Clark on March 1st, 2022
Dear Anthem,What a whirlwind this season has been. I’m grateful to God for all he has done, I’m hopeful for the future, but it sure has given us strong highs and very deep lows.On Sunday, March 6, we will be starting a new series for the Lenten season, which will take us through the last Sunday before Easter, April 10. It’s called Build The House, and we will be walking through the book of Haggai ...