Anchor 2019 - Year in Review

December 31, 2019

We put together a a little video of some of our highlights from 2019.

Anchor 2019 - Year in Review from Garrick Gaspar Productions on Vimeo.

A few of our highs and lows from the past year include:

  • Increased clarity of our vision and mission
  • Loss of Jody Masse, one of our homeless and friends, and a balloon launching to celebrate his life
  • Winter retreat in New Hampshire
  • IF:Gathering Women's Conference at Reverence Church (and the guys cooking breakfast!)
  • Football in the PAACA parking lot during our Tuesday night Mobile Ministry run
  • Friday discipleship group at Anchor
  • Fast & Feast began to pray for our team and direction for this ministry
  • Hosting a team from Resonate Church in Minnesota. We loved sharing ministry with them and getting to know them
  • Weekly street outreaches that provide food, toiletries, prayer, and support to those in need
  • Communion at Anchor during Holy Week and 'Pops' mouthing the words of 1 Corinthians 11:24 'this is my body, which is for you.'
  • One of our long-time friends from the street walking into one of our Fast and Feast prayer nights at Anchor and then goes into recovery.
  • Movie night at The Terrells (We're so happy to have introduced The Princess Bride to some of the younger crowd!
  • Another year of our Monday morning prayer meeting
  • Forming deeper relationships with those we serve at the Wednesday Bible studies and lunches
  • Trunk or Treat with Reverence Church on Brock Avenue
  • The growth, both in fellowship & understanding, of the Tuesday afternoon Bible study at Mobile Ministries
  • Sending a team to Thistle Farms National Network Conference to learn about opening a residential program
  • Anchor established as a Thistle Farms Sister Organization
  • Team-building activities included in our regular meetings (spaghetti and marshmallow towers, anyone?)
  • Partnering with Christian Fellowship Center for the A21 Walk for Freedom at Riverside Park
  • Theology for the City classes with Pastor Nate and his dad, Pastor Bob Hall
  • Lots of one-on-one discipleship conversations happening behind the scenes
  • Anchor Staff Appreciation Awards and gingerbread house-building contest
  • What a year it's been! We are giving thanks for all God has taught us in 2019 and are looking forward to all He will do in 2020!