🚫 Tomorrow’s Float Day has been CANCELED. Adams has had a bunch of rain and the river is too high and muddy for a safe float. Pray for those who are impacted by this loss of income and enjoy your Saturday otherwise. See you Sunday at 10:30AM for our weekly gathering.
We have some pretty awesome people in our community who dedicate their time and efforts to volunteering in different capacities. Each week we’ll be highlighting a volunteer! This week, we’re highlighting Jana Roberts who is one of our kid’s church volunteers. 🙏🏻 Jana answered a few questions from us about what volunteering means for her at the Anchor and how this helps her to feel connected to God & others. Swipe left to see what Jana had to say. #anchornashville #churchcommunity #fellowship #volunteering
On Sunday, we had the great joy of hearing @rachelmariebeachy speak words of life over our community. She encouraged us to explore each season that life brings, leaning into the questions that come along to experience creative responses rather than dead ends. We were graciously lended snapshots of @amandahavard’s notes from the gathering. In big letters written with love, “You made a way when there was no way and I believe I’ll see you do it again.” What season does life have you in? Are you allowing yourself to lean into the questions and more importantly, are you trusting that God will see you through?
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@thedavidlim Brought up some important questions this past Sunday as we continued our journey through the book of Mark. Be encouraged to read through them and reflect over the next few days. “Are WE, worshippers in the Kingdom of God, more concerned with the death of our idols than resurrection, freedom, in our lives?
We often, in our pursuit of God and what that means, allow ourselves to worship what is not God to avoid dealing with things that ARE God. We hear Him, we feel the move of the Holy Spirit in us, and we are not ready to hear it. We then have to bring ourselves back into some kind of equilibrium to function in life and so we find a sin, or person, or habit, or something else in our lives that we can be unhappy with and we banish it, struggle with it, marginalize it, alienate it, etc. It becomes, to us then, the scapegoat: the way that we deal with what we don’t want to hear or don’t want to do. THIS becomes the demoniac in our lives, and when freedom means the death of something we have assigned value to, we become angry and fearful and often we run further away, or push freedom to the boundaries of our lives, to the places we can manage it. We feel the death of our “pigs” more than the freedom from our demons.
So, let’s work on this together:
Ask God, “What are You saying about this?” “What are you saying and doing in general?” Be open to hearing anything, even if it doesn’t make sense immediately.
Wait and listen.
Believe, trust that the way the Lord wants to bring freedom may not suck, may not be hard, may actually be incredibly enlightening and life-changing.
See together, as a church, to be a people with undivided hearts, who seek the Lord.” #anchornashville #nashville #community #fellowship #churchcommunity #worship #bookofmark
⚡️ UPDATE: Everything is fine! The point where the power line connects to The Anchor’s meter was frayed and arcing which was causing the power issues. NES came and made repairs at 2AM and all seems well! Thank you for prayers, for those who came out to church at the park, and for the workers who made repairs so early in the morning. 🙌
“It would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.” - C.S. Lewis
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We all work together to make the Anchor the very special place that it is. Today, we want to shout out these three people who put in a tremendous amount of work, love and care to look after all of us. What are some of the ways they’ve cared for you? Consider reaching out directly with an email, text or card to express a word of thanks for their faith and dedication. Or tag them below to share some love ❤️ #anchornashville #churchcommunity #nashville #fellowship
A prayer for the ritual of morning coffee or tea ☕️🙏🏻
by Douglas McKelvey
Meet me, O Christ, in this stillness of morning.
Move me, O Spirit, to quiet my heart.
Mend me, O Father, from yesterday’s harms.
From the discords of yesterday, resurrect my peace.
From the discouragements of yesterday, resurrect my hope.
From the weariness of yesterday, resurrect my strength.
From the doubts of yesterday, resurrect my faith.
From the wounds of yesterday, resurrect my love.
Let me enter this new day, aware of my need, and awake to your grace, O Lord. Amen. #anchornashville #churchcommunity #fellowship #coffee #nashville
Formation is about who we are becoming and not what we are doing. Take time this week to rest and grow in who God has created you to be 🌿 #churchcommunity #anchornashville #nashville #fellowship
Our own Roman Haviland is raising money to serve on mission in Kisumu, Kenya! Check out his gofundme to read about his trip and donate! Link in bio. 🙏🏻 #anchornashville #churchcommunity #nashville #fellowship