United Methodist Church Anna
Thursday, June 13, 2024
Open hearts. Open minds. Open doors.




Why join the Anna United Methodist Church? In the original Greek, the term that we translate as church is Ecclesia. An Ecclesia is the church; a living breathing, collection of people who believe in Jesus Christ and place their trust in him. Somehow, over time, we have adapted the word “church” to mean something it is not. It is not a building. It is not a service that we go to once or twice a week. It is an assembly of people believing and serving our God. Yes, you can attend services, volunteer at the dinners or volunteer at a variety of activities. But even in doing so, you can’t help steer the direction our Ecclesia goes without making that commitment to the church and to the other members. A commitment that says I am here for the long haul. We can count on each other—to strengthen our ministries, to help each other in good times and in bad times, to celebrate and mourn together; and to shine the light of Christ into this world of darkness.



On Pentecost Sunday we celebrated those who have made such a commitment. But, it is not just signing up for membership. It is becoming in faith, discipleship, and trust that God is doing a new thing. I applaud all active members of the Ecclesia who seek to make a difference. Is God calling you to become a part of the living, breathing, active community of faith?   If so, please let the pastor know or contact the church at 833-2234. We would love to welcome you into our Ecclesia.