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Get Anchored!
by Tom Goodman
January 28, 2009

Our first Sunday "together @ 10" was fantastic!  After celebrating with one couple at their baby dedication and then honoring another couple for their 65th wedding anniversary, you know we made the right decision to combine the two services into one!  And it was special to hear the Word read to us by three generations of a Hillcrest family: a grandma (Barbara Fowler), a mom (Karen Raulie), and a daughter (Gayla Raulie).  Spread the word about the exciting new thing God is doing at Hillcrest!

Also, spread the word about our upcoming Anchor Course.  It's easy to invite someone:  Just forward this e-mail to them!

The Anchor Course is a place to build friendships around a weekly meal, and to build faith around a weekly discussion.  The Anchor Course is ideal if...

  • you're a spiritual seeker who wants to learn more about the life and teaching of Jesus, but you don't know where to start, or
  • you've become curious about the Christian convictions of your friends, or
  • you're married to a believer and you want to learn more about your partner's Christian faith, or
  • you're a parent who's wondered how to explain Christianity to your kids, or
  • you're a believer who wants a better grasp of the main points of your faith.

Want to learn more about the Course before you commit?  Come to my "Get Anchored" Dinner on Wednesday, February 4, 6:30-8:00pm.  You'll enjoy a good meal and learn more about the Course.

By coming to the "Get Anchored" Dinner, you're under no obligation to sign up for the full study.  But if you decide to register, you'll receive a copy of my book, The Anchor Course: Exploring Christianity Together.  We'll then meet eight weeks for dinner and discussion starting Wednesday, February 11, 6:30-8:00pm.  Your children can join you for the meal and then go to preschool care and children's activities, which take place at the same time.

There is no cost for the "Get Anchored" Dinner, but we need your RSVP.  Contact my assistant, Jami (345-3771 or  To learn more, go to the Anchor Course website (here) or read a book excerpt (here).


P.S.  I'll tell you more about the new Hillcrest Institute semester in next week's newsletter.  But go ahead and review the course descriptions at our website or pick up a brochure at the Worship Center entrance this Sunday.

Weblog:  Check out my blog, "Get Anchored."  Some things to look for...

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