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What To Expect

 

Worship services are casual at Anytown Church. Many people wear jeans or or dress "business casual." We encourage you to arrive about 10 minutes before the service starts so you can grab a cup of coffee and meet people. Our services start with music, often songs you might recognize if you listen to Christian radio - Chris Tomlin, Lauren Daigle, Hillsong. A pastor or elder teaches a bible-based message with practical application to help you live out your faith during the week.  Some services we celebrate communion, but there’s no pressure to participate if you don’t want to.  Services are usually a little over an hour, and then you’re welcome to hang out and talk with people afterwards

If you have children under the age of 3, we have a team of loving, trained volunteers in our secure nursery area.  For children 3 years old through 5th grade, we have Children’s Church - a fun, up-beat service that includes music, games and a bible lesson taught at their level.  We encourage middle school and high school students, to join their parents in adult service.

Our Story

 

Anytown Church began in 2003 when Pastor Lester and Leah Peabody and 3 other families began meeting together in their home to pray and seek God’s guidance as to how to reach Anytown with the love and Good News of Jesus.  These early gatherings grew to include meals, bible study and helping one another.  The time together was so rich, we couldn’t help but invite others to join us. Before we knew it, the house was packed, and we sensed God calling us to find a larger space, so more people could join us.

In 2004, Anytown Church was officially formed and began meeting at Anytown Elementary School.  A few years later, God provided the opportunity to purchase and renovate the building at 123 Main Street where the old Anytown Hardware Store had operated before it went out of business.

As our church has grown, so has our love for God and the people of Anytown.  Our ministries include discipleship groups, a pregnancy center and a food bank. And we encourage our members to be the hands and feet of Jesus at work, in their neighborhoods, as a part of other Anytown community organizations and through partnerships with missions organizations around the world.

Church Covenant

 

Having been led, as we believe by the Spirit of God, to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior and, on profession of our faith having been baptized in the name of the Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. we do now, in the presence of God. and of this assembly, most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another as one body in Christ.

We engage, therefore by the aid of the Holy Spirit to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the advancement of this church, in knowledge, holiness, and comfort; to promote its prosperity and spirituality; to sustain its worship, ordinances, disciplines and doctrines; to contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expenses of the church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the gospel through all nations.

We also engage to maintain family and secret devotions; to religiously educate our children; to see the salvation of our kindred acquaintances; to walk circumspectly in the world; to be just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements, and exemplary in our deportment; to avoid all tattling, backbiting and excessive anger; to abstain from the sale of and use of, intoxicating drinks as a beverage; to be zealous in our efforts to advance the Kingdom of our Savior.

We further engage to watch over one another in brotherly love; to remember one another in prayer; to aid one another in sickness and distress; to cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and Christian courtesy in speech; to be slow in taking offense, but always ready for reconciliation and mindful of the rules of our Savior to secure it without delay.

We moreover engage that when we remove from this place we will as soon as possible, unite with some other church where we will carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God's Word.

Our Staff

 

Lester J Peabody - Senior Pastor
Lester J Peabody - Senior Pastor
Willie Wilson - Worship Pastor
Willie Wilson - Worship Pastor
Olivia Oz - Office Manager
Olivia Oz - Office Manager