AFC Community Center

The Big Give!

The once a month essentials giveaway!

Anderson First Church of the Nazarene and The Community Center @ AFC is revamping our essentials ministry serving the community. The essentials give away will be known as The BIG GIVE.

Appointments will no longer be necessary.

Instead, we will be open ONCE a month to serve the community. We will be open on the second Monday of each month from 10am-6pm.

We would like to thank you for your patience in this time of reorganization.

The BIG GIVE’s purpose is to be a budget stretcher. We believe that by helping our neighbors with essential items, that it will help free up funds for them that they can then use for rent, food, utilities etc. The BIG GIVE provides paper products, cleaning supplies, personal hygiene items and more to those in need in our community.

We would especially like to thank our army of AWESOME volunteers who work a tremendous amount of hours to make a difference in the community. You are loved and appreciated!


Dr. Joseph Dagostino III and AFC Staff

The BIG GIVE dates for 2023:

  • October 9
  • November 13
  • December 11

Life Recovery Group

No need to sign up...just show up! / Wednesday nights at 6pm

We believe everyone can benefit from a Life Recovery experience. We all have struggles in life; struggles with addictions, food, depression, anxiety, and relationships to name a few. But we approach recovery from different angles. Some want a formal recovery meeting with a traditional recovery experience. Others want a recovery experience in a small informal group, or in an existing group they are already comfortable with at their church. And some may prefer learning about recovery at their own pace before jumping into a group or meeting experience. This is the beauty of Life Recovery. Unlike other Christian recovery approaches that mandate how and where their recovery ministry can be employed, Life Recovery brings Christian recovery to you – right where you’re at.

The Twelve Steps of Life Recovery are a set of biblical principles in addiction treatment that outline a course of action for tackling problems such as drug and alcohol addiction, overeating, sex addiction, and more. There are 12 Christian Foundations that Life Recovery is based on.

Community Center volunteers needed!

Looking for a place to serve? The Community Center@ AFC could be the place for you! We are in need of baristas, bookstore clerk, greeters and check-in personnel. Let us know you’re availibility and we will get you plugged in!

The Gathering Place

The Gathering Place is open now! It houses a pavilion, picnic tables, grills and a sand volleyball court. The Gathering Place is located across from the Tire Park and offers shade and a place to relax and enjoy a meal! The Gathering Place is open from dawn to dusk. There is a volleyball provided, please return when you are finished. There is also charcoal provided FREE for your use. Keep in mind that the Church of the Nazarene is not responsible for any accidents and participants are playing at their own risk. Be a good neighbor and keep it clean for the next family to enjoy! The Gathering Place is located at 2503 Jackson Street and is available for FREE.

The Tire Park

The Tire Park is an awesome place for kids/families to enjoy playing outdoors. Please note that the Tire Park is open from dawn to dusk only. If you have children playing in the Tire Park, we ask that you close the gate for their safety as Jackson Street is a busy street! Keep in mind that the Church of the Nazarene is not responsible for any accidents and participants are playing at their own risk. The Tire Park is located at 2504 Jackson Street and is available for FREE.

The Community Garden

The Community Garden is just that...a garden for the community! Things are done for the year but check back next spring when planting season begins. We would love to have you participate in the planting and upkeep of the garden! The Community Garden is located at 2439 Jackson Street.

Service Opportunities

Looking for an impactful way for your group to serve? Let us help you plan!