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by Tom Goodman
September 10, 2014

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 it's time you examined the beliefs that drive you.

That's where the Anchor Course can help.

The Anchor Course is 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 and faith around a weekly discussion.

Want to learn more before signing up for the course?  Then come to our "Get Anchored" Dinner next Wednesday, September 17.  It's from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Adult Wing.  By coming to the 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 the next eight Wednesdays for dinner and discussion.  Preschool care is provided, and we have children's and youth programs while you're with me.  To learn more, go online to

There is no cost for the "Get Anchored" Dinner, but an RSVP is strongly recommended.  Contact my assistant, Lisa (345-3771 or

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


"Mend: God Heals Families." Our special emphasis continues this Sunday @ 10. Guest speaker Heath Peloquin is leading us to claim the promise found in the last verse of the Old Testament: "He will turn the hearts of the parents to their children, and the hearts of the children to their parents" (Malachi 4:6). Find out more at


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