What To Expect

We are delighted that you are thinking about worshiping at The Anchor.  Thank you for your interest!  Services at The Anchor are a little different than a traditional church service.   Let us know if you have any questions!

We talk about Jesus!

OK...most churches do this.  But this is why we exist and why we do what we do.  We love Jesus.  We love talking about Jesus and we love encouraging each other to love Jesus better.  None of us are perfect.  We all need a Savior...which is why Jesus is so important.   Our goal is to treasure Jesus with all of our hearts in every aspect of our life.

We (normally) meet at 4 PM on Sunday afternoon.

We decided to meet on Sunday afternoon because it is an easier time for young families, people that work night shifts, and people that work in local businesses during the summer to meet.  It also allows us to spend time with our families on Sunday morning and to be more involved in our community during the day.  That being said, we have temporarily changed to 11 AM because of logistical issues surrounding COVID-19. 

We are a family integrated church.

We have people of all ages at The Anchor and we like being together.  We don't have nursery, Sunday school, or Junior church.  Everyone is in the service at the same time.  It can get a little noisy. However, we believe that togetherness is an important aspect of being a church family.  We have plenty for the kids to do during the service.  More importantly, there is always someone willing to bounce a baby, hold a toddler, or play with a child.  :)  If you would like more information on family integration, please go to the Anchor DNA tab under Teaching.

We start with the sermon...and end with the music.

We start with the sermon because it is easier for kids to sit and listen at the beginning of the church service than it is at the end of the service.   By the time they are getting wiggly, it is time to stand and sing together.

We are intentionally simple.

We like being simple.  Sunday afternoon is a casual atmosphere.  You don't need to dress up, though you are certainly welcome to do so.  We don't pass an offering plate, but there is a basket available if people want to donate money to the church.  We work hard to make sure that the sermon is understandable and applicable, regardless of your background.  

We have a meal after the service every week. (Note: meals have been temporarily cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.)

We have a potluck dinner every week.  We encourage everyone to bring something to share.  However, you are welcome to stay and eat with us, whether you bring something to share or not. 

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The Anchor is a missional community located in the Boothbay Region. We are a church planting church, committed to Jesus' Great Commandment and Great Commission. 


Meeting Place: 25 Industrial Park Dr. Boothbay, ME 04537