Ministries of our Church
For information on all ministries, please contact the church office 365-3965
Adult Study Groups - We have five adult study groups and may add more as the opportunity presents itself. Right now there are two Saturday morning study groups that begin at 9:30am after some singing (one in the Library off the sanctuary and the other in the fellowship hall). You can access the current study guide here.
- On Tuesday nights @6pm we meet in the "Spanish Room" and study the Gospel of Mark.
- On Wednesdays at 7pm there is a study group venturing through the informative book "Testimonies to the Church Volume 1".
- On Thursdays at 6:30pm there is a study group at our Shingletown Lifestyle Center branch. Learn more here.
The Annex: offers seminars and events on health and wellness that will benefit our neighborhood. See www.annexsda.com for details.
Audio/Visual offers weekly recordings of sermons in both DVD and CD formats. Also, the recordings are posted on our Podcast page (see "Pastor's Sermons"). Our YouTube page is up and running now. Learn more by clicking here.
Better Life TV- Watch Christian programming with your "bunny ears" at UHF stations 23.1 and 33 in Redding, CA. If you are having trouble viewing the station or need some technical advice, contact the Church office so you can be directed to our Better Life TV Representative Vic McLind. You can learn more about Better Life Television here.
Bags of Love - Many hardships are faced by children taken into custody by CPS. Their whole environment is in upheaval and a touch of love is often needed to help them through such a time. Members of the Anderson church regularly make quilts and add them to many nice items (stuffed animals, etc). These items are placed in a kid-friendly bag and taken to the local authorities who give them to the children when they are facing this tough time. We have received positive feedback from parents later saying their child was grateful to have such items during that time. Our goal is to provide a token of love through these bags - Bags of Love!
Children's Ministry- Each week classes are provided on Saturday mornings at 9:30am for children. Ages go from 0 to teens with interactive classes, singing and crafts. See the greeter as you come into the foyer for more information. ALSO: An interactive story time is provided during the worship service each week, along with activity boxes and a special sermon assignments called FBI (Faith Bible Investigators).
Christ's Care Community Garden- provides produce for our weekly community service distribution, our fellowship meals and envisions offering gardening classes to adults and young people in the future. The development of the garden is underway and should have its first "harvest" soon!!
Community Services- provides free clothing, linens, toys, literature, and housewares for our neighborhood. Open every Wednesday (except July) from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Meets in the building behind our church (fellowship hall). A community garden is also being planned to supply fresh produce to those we minister to along with educational opportunities/classes.
Deaf Ministry - A study group on Saturday mornings is available upon request. Also, there is sign-language translation during our 11:00am worship service in the sanctuary. Also, American Sign Language classes are offered from time to time. Call the office to learn more.
Discover Bible School - mails Bible studies to our community where they are returned to our church for grading and education. Click on the "contact us" page if you would like to request lessons.
Facebook Page -is the place to check for pictures, updated announcements, interesting posts, etc. Check ours out by clicking here.
Flea Mart Display - provides free literature on many topics such as health and Bible study at the Jolly Giant Flea Mart, 6719 Eastside Road in Anderson, on the first Sunday of every month from 8-3 p.m.
Guest Dinners - Each week there is a vegetarian buffet luncheon at Hinton Hall after the worship service. All guests and members are invited to attend the worship service at 11:00am and then stay by for a time of fellowship and great food! The team that leads this ministry truly loves to serve and you can come as you are to this meal.
Library - Books from on various religious subjects and some media items to be added soon provides tangible resources for your walk with God. Contact the Church Office for Library hours.
Love Thy Neighbor - provides friendship and food gifts to the lower income who live in Anderson. Each month we take a small gift and once a quarter we deliver a large bag of groceries.
Mission Trips - A newer ministry of the Anderson Church with one goal: building unity by serving together! Not only do we bring smiles to the faces of those we serve, we become a closer knit church family by working together. Contact John Hansen or the Church Office for more information about this year's mission trip options.
North State Singles Ministry - is designed for Sunday worshippers in our community who are unmarried, ages 38 to 64, and who attend a Sunday church or no church. Our meetings consist of socializing, studying the Bible on topics applicable to the single life, and getting acquainted through a fun activity. We usually meet the 4th Friday of each month from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Assembly of God church in Cottonwood. See www.northstatesingles.org for details.
Nursing Home Ministry- Members visit Oak River Rehab every Thursday morning. They provide an hour long Bible reading, short visits and sometimes touches of love (back rubs).
Pastoral Care - Our elders TEAM offers in-home visitation, hospital visits, prayer visits, spiritual counsel, annointing, conflict mediation, general counsel and more. Contact Pastor Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com or at 364-2041 to make an appointment.
Pathfinder Club - provides a specialized program for junior youth, ages 10-15. It consists of marching, crafts, earning badges, camping, and community service. They meet Wednesdays (September-May), 5:30 p.m. in Redding. See www.reddingrangers.wordpress.com.
Prayer Ministry - Prayer is an integral part of our church with various opportunities available for this vital way to connect with God.
Sabbath mornings at 9:00am there is a prayer group in the Library classroom (just off of the sanctuary).
Another ongoing part of our prayer ministry is the Prayer Line. Requests can be submitted via the Church Office (see the "Contact Us" page).
10 Days of Prayer materials. You can access these daily prayer guides here.
Check the calendar for more information on prayer opportunities.
Redding Adventist Academy- Part of our ministry at the Anderson Church is to support Christian education. This takes place first at home, but also finds its fulfillment in the interations that take place outside of the home: school, church, society. Currently we help sponsor a K-8 Christian school with some options for high school called Redding Adventist Academy. Learn more by visiting their website here. To support the school please mark your tithes/offering envelope "Redding Adventist Academy".
Roku Media Ministry - Christian programming directly from our church is in the process of being developed into a Roku Channel. The tentative launch date will be the Fall of 2015. The content will be developed by the Audio /Visual ministry and distribution of Rokus will be by the Satellite Ministry.
Satellite Ministry- Want to watch Christian programming in the comfort of your home without the bunny ears and satellite premiums? While you can find 3ABN (Three Angels Broadcasting Network) on Dish channel 9393, Charter Cable Channels 92-2 or 105, you can also apply for a FREE satellite dish or Roku (subject to application) that has many Christian channels (including 3ABN, Hope Channel, Proclaim!, etc) along with other over the air channels. Contact the Church Office and ask for the contact information for our Satellite Ministry leader, John Hansen. You can also view media programming online here.
Signs of the Times Box- is a yellow box that houses the popular "Signs of the Times" magazine. We supply two boxes, one at the Cottonwood post office and the other near the Dollar Store in Anderson. Each month the current magazine in both English and Spanish are placed in the box for our community to pick up.
Social Activities - From game / movie nights, to Mother's day brunches, to nature outings to Burney Falls & Whisketown Lake, there are plenty of activities to occupy your time. See the Calendar page to view what we are currently doing.
Spanish Fellowship - meets each Saturday morning for study (9:30am) and worship (11am). Also, the Annex offers a weekly service to Spanish speaking residents who need assistance with english documents.