Welcome! and THANK YOU for visiting The Anchorage!
Just as an anchor
tethers a vessel, the ministry of The Anchorage offers
grounding for those whose hearts are restless. As a boat
rests on top of quiet waters, secure in its moorings, fellow
pilgrims find a place to listen for God’s still, small
voice. Whether in a rocking chair on a secluded deck, in a
quiet room, or by the fireplace, yearning souls may come to
know more fully the mystery of God’s love, as revealed in
Jesus the Christ.
People are hungry
for authentic spiritual companionship. Many are concerned
about the crassness of the larger culture and the
fracturedness and frantic pace of life – they desire to slow
down and notice more about who they are and how to be
connected with God. They are dissatisfied with what feels
like a lack of significance and are seeking something more.
- Jeannett Bakke
We at The
Anchorage believe God invites us to healing and wholeness.
God longs to mend our brokenness, soothe our pain, and
relieve us of our oppressive fears and burdens. Through The
Anchorage, thirsty souls may experience welcoming, safe
space with unhurried time to be with God.
retreats, prayerful study groups, guided solitary retreats,
and spiritual direction are designed for clergy and laity, for
women and men, for individuals and groups. All who are on a
spiritual journey are invited to soak in God’s gracious,
loving presence. This moment can be one of those
If you have a few minutes
click on our ‘contemplative coffee break’ and let the
images and words help move you to that quiet space where
God whispers ‘I love you.'
If you have less
than a minute, don’t lose heart! Continue reading
The metaphor of a
quiet harbor as a place to anchor deep in still waters, away
from the wind and waves describes us well. Let that image
fill your mind. If you like, open your hands on your lap,
take a deep breath, letting it out slowly, remembering God’s
love and care for you. As you turn your face to God, know
that God’s face is already turned toward you in love.
Enjoy God’s gentle
presence, this God in whom you live and move and have your
being. Just be with God – as God is always with you. You
are precious to God as a son or daughter. Our prayer is
that you leave this time of quiet blessing with God, renewed
You are warmly
invited to ‘come away’ to a safe harbor, for a retreat or
book study, or for spiritual direction. Be in touch as God