Friday, December 24, 2010

New Series Starts Jan 5: Good News for People with Big Problems

Axl Rose. Woody Allen. Lindsey Lohan. Brian Wilson (the aging odd rock star pictured on the left). Michael Jackson. Mark Sanford.

What can these people teach us about the Christian message? And what can Christianity offer in light of the stress and problems in your life?

Join us for "Good News for People with Big Problems." Hosted by Anchor, a group of people in their 20s and 30s, and featuring pastor/speaker/blogger Aaron Zimmerman, this six-part series examines what the basic Christian message might have to say in light of the real stresses and problems of life, while weaving together pop culture, art, music, movies, and literature with the Biblical diagnosis of reality.

All 20s and 30s invited, whether you go to church, left church, or never went to church. We don’t have all the answers, but we’re very interested in the questions and the conversation.

Starting Weds, Jan 5. (Future sessions: Jan 12, 26, Feb 2, 9, 23)
At St. Stephen's Church (corner of Walnut St. and Frederick Ave. in Sewickley)
Dinner and Conversation at 6:30pm
Presentation at 7:15pm

You don't have to come to each session--feel free to come as you are able.

Dinner $5. Free childcare. Free parking at St. Stephen's Church. RSVP on facebook.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Anchor's Annual Christmas Party: Friday, Dec 17

Yule Rules! This year’s party is retro-themed (think Mad Men). We'll be at the home of Joan and Dan Driscoll in Edgeworth (304 Quaker Rd., corner of Pine and Quaker; the site of some of our summer Bible studies). Food, drink, a few games, and a prize for the best retro costume. Please RSVP by Dec 14, either here on facebook.

We're asking everyone to bring either a drink (soda, wine, beer, etc.) or a dessert. Please let us know what you plan on bringing.

Weds, Dec 15: Caroling!

Join Anchor for Christmas Caroling! We'll meet at the church at 6pm, then head to Masonic Village to sing carols for the residents there (we'll be indoors). Then we'll return to the church for some refreshments. See you there!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Jingle Bell Rock

Anchor starts its own Christmas special on Weds, Dec 1, with our first installment of “Jingle Bell Rock: Finding Meaning in the Pop Music of Christmas.” From The Ramones, to the Killers, to The Band, and even the Jackson 5, everybody has a Christmas song. What is so powerful about Christmas? We’ll explore this question through the lens of scripture and some of the more interesting pop/rock Christmas songs that have come out over the years. We kick off Weds, Dec 1, at 6:30pm, in PromiseLand (St. Stephen’s basement). Dinner (Pizza from Pizza Roma) for $5, followed by a talk, some songs, and a great discussion. We continue with part 2 on Weds, Dec 8. Free childcare care in the Red Room in the nursery. And here's a little preview: