January 5th, 2022

Real estate agent and former teacher Ann McNeil will be joined by The Anchor program coordinator Loren Callahan and 4-time Grammy award winning duo for KING & COUNTRY

How to Watch

The Anchor at Home premieres at 7pm PST on January 5th on the Anchor YouTube channel. The whole Anchor community will be able to watch together no matter where they are!

5 Steps for a Successful Watch Party

Invite your family and friends to join you on Thursday, January 5th to hear from guest speakers Ann McNeil & Loren Callahan and musical guest for KING & COUNTRY.

Important: Make sure to have your guests sign up & be entered in the drawing. Guests can sign in and enter the drawing by clicking here.

Be online and tune to the video link when it premieres on January 5th at 7pm PST. You can also subscribe to our channel and easily find our content. Moderate your discussion following the video.

Make sure to snap some photos, tag @theanchorgathering and #anchorathome on social media, and “like” us on Facebook and Instagram!

Email our program coordinator Loren with any pictures & videos you take at your Watch Party for a chance to be featured on our website & socials!

Mixer Prompts

Choose one, two or all three prompts to discuss so the women at your watch party can get to know one another.

  • Snow lover or sunshine?

  • Do you set New Year’s Resolutions?

  • Have you ever picked a “Word for the Year”?

Featured Guests

for KING & COUNTRY is one of the music industry’s most respected and decorated duos. Brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone have won four GRAMMY Awards, seven GMA Dove Awards, a Billboard Music Award, 13 K-LOVE Fan Awards, and their eight No. 1 songs have produced an astonishing accumulation of over one billion on-demand streams.

The RIAA Platinum-selling act’s live show has been hailed as a must-see concert event that continues to wow sold-out crowds whether in the U.S.A, Australia, Germany, Netherlands, or New Zealand. for KING & COUNTRY’S most recent album, the RIAA Gold certified Burn The Ships debuted in the Top 10 of the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart and has since propelled the duo to five consecutive No. 1 songs including “joy.,” “TOGETHER (feat. Kirk Franklin & Tori Kelly),” and the 11-week platinum smash “God Only Knows.”

The global hitmakers have collaborated with a diverse list of artists including the legendary Dolly Parton, NEEDTOBREATHE, and Timbaland, amongst others. Joel and Luke Smallbone are committed to numerous philanthropic efforts focused on human trafficking, children in need, as well as numerous programs in support of the arts.

Loren grew up in the Seattle area and learned to waterski on Lake Washington when she was five years old. She attended the University of Washington. After that she worked as an Account Manager for Kodak for 10 years. She has been involved in many ministries over the years including Young Life, Bible Study Fellowship, and MOPS. She is currently a Moms in Prayer Area Coordinator and the Program Coordinator for the Anchor Gathering.

Loren has been married to Drake for 26 years and they have two children: Adam (21) and Anna (17).

Loren’s perfect day starts with coffee and reading God’s Word. One of her favorite places to be is on a boat on Lake Sammamish! She also loves to play games and laugh with her mom, sisters and friends. She enjoys hosting the Anchor at Home and loves the community it brings to women.

Ann McNeil was an elementary and middle school teacher for 29 years. As a teacher, Ann was passionate about supporting and guiding others to find their strengths. She treated her students, staff, and community with dignity, appreciation, and love. After retiring from teaching in 2021, Ann and her husband were ready to move to sunny Arizona to write the next chapter of their story. However, this past year Ann realized that she wasn’t ready to retire and has worked at a conference planning company in addition to pursuing her passion in real estate. Ann is passionate about serving others and has realized that no matter what the career, serving others and showing agape love is most important.

Ann loves to spend time with her family, Blaine (husband), Emmalee and Mark (daughter and son-in-law), Jenna (daughter), Jake (son), and Hudson (golden retriever). Ann is an avid fitness and health nut. She loves to work out, play golf, pickleball, wake surf and go on evening walks to enjoy the beautiful Arizona sunsets. In addition, you may find Ann and her husband attending college and pro sporting events in the Arizona valley.

“Be alert to give service. What counts a great deal in life is what we do for others. Make service your first priority, not success, and success will follow” –Unknown

“To lead is to Serve.”

Discussion Questions

We hope you enjoyed the Anchor at Home! At this time, your host can lead your small group through these discussion questions.

  • Who is the most influential person(s) in your life?
  • Think about or share with the group how he or she showed agape love (Patience, Kindness, Humilty, Respect, Selflessness, Forgiveness, Honesty, and Commitment)
  • Over and over in the Bible, we are asked to love. Thinking of love as an action/choice rather than feeling, how does this change your paradigm about how we are called to love others? (Actions first, feelings follow)

This Month’s Drawing

Guests at your Watch Party or women watching on their own will be able to enter the drawing before the Anchor at Home begins and until 9pm. Please remind your guests to enter the drawing when they arrive at your Watch Party.

October’s Drawing is for the Anchor “forever” glassybaby and a navy blue Anchor t-shirt

How to Enter

Visit theanchorgathering.com/raffle to access the entry form.

Fill out the form and voilà, you’ve successfully entered!

Tips and Instructions for Hosts

  • Read guests the drawing URL (theanchorgathering.com/raffle) and they can visit it on their mobile device to submit the form.
  • Forward your guests this page or the Watch Party Kit PDF and direct them to these instructions.
  • Print out page 4 of the Watch Party Kit PDF fold in half, and set it at your Watch Party. Ask guests to scan the QR code to enter.
  • Pull up the drawing on your device (iPad, phone, etc.) and pass it around for each guest to enter.