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Get Anchored!
by Tom Goodman
March 24, 2010

The "Easter Encounter" is Coming in April!
Join us for the Lord's Supper on Thursday, April 1, 7pm

Attend our Good Friday service during your lunch break, April 2, noon.
Celebrate Christ's resurrection on Sunday, April 4, 10am.

We all operate out of a set of assumptions about the way the world is.  Assumptions such as:

"If I do good things, then good things will happen to me."
"The only person you can count on is yourself."
"Life is a dressing room for eternity."
"God likes me."
"God hates me."

We make our decisions and respond to circumstances out of the suppositions we hold.  And maybe its time you examined the beliefs that drive you.

That's where the Anchor Course can help.  It's an 8-week course designed for seekers who want to discover the Christian faith and for believers who want to develop in their faith.  The study 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.

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

Want to learn more about the Course before you commit?  Come to my "Get Anchored" Dinner on Wednesday, April 7, 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, April 14, 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 registration.  Contact my assistant, Jami (345-3771 or  To learn more, go to the Anchor Course website.

Spread the word about the dinner!  It's easy to invite someone.  Just forward this e-mail to them!

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