Through Education and Empowerment
The Community Center @ AFC is an outreach ministry of the people of Anderson First Church of the Nazarene, who want to make a difference in Madison County.
It is our desire to create a radically inclusive, just and loving community mobilized to alleviate suffering and break the cycles of poverty and marginalization, all the while, encouraging growth of our relationships with each other.
We have a desire to be actively serving the entire community, sharing hope, bridging gaps, and building a better Anderson.
5 Core Pillars
A radically inclusive, just and loving community mobilized to alleviate suffering and break the cycles of poverty and marginalization, all the while, encouraging growth of our relationships with each other.
What's located inside The Community Center?
What is The PLAYZONE?
The PLAYZONE is a MASSIVE (that’s not an exaggeration!) playcenter located inside the Community Center @ AFC. It is 40 feet long, 27 feet wide and 24 feet high. There are 5 levels that offer amazing slides, climbing and more!! You’ve got to check it out…seeing is believing!!
The PLAYZONE is the largest area of the playcenter. It is rated for kiddos aged 2-12…and they will love it!
Inside of the PLAYZONE area, there is a rock-climbing wall! Get the kiddos’ adrenaline pumping as they test their climbing skills.
The PRESCHOOL ZONE is a small area inside of the PLAYZONE that is geared for the younger kiddos.
SPORT COURT ZONE
Check out fenced in court outside with a basketball court and pickleball court. This area will also be used for corn hole tournaments and more. Check out equipment at the Luna Coffee Shop!
Luna Coffee Bar…an out of this world coffee experience!
OPEN TUESDAY THRU SATURDAY / 10am-6pm
Like a great cup of coffee? Stop by the LUNA COFFEE BAR located inside the Community Center @ AFC. We believe in more than just serving a great cup of coffee. We believe in making a difference in the lives of others.
By purchasing a cup of coffee from LUNA COFFEE, you are supporting missions around the world.
HOW DOES THAT WORK?
At LUNA COFFEE, we have searched all over the world and have found a delicious roaster right here in Madison County!! Maranatha Coffee is known all over for their delicious blends. We have developed a special roast just for LUNA COFFEE. Give it a try, we know you’ll be back for more!
By purchasing a cup of coffee at Luna Coffee you are able to support missions around the world. Maranatha coffee was founded “To provide meaningful support to those living in the margin by sharing the margins generated through the production of the Freshest Best Tasting Coffee.”
DRINK COFFEE. HELP OTHERS.
Maranatha Coffee has been funding world wide missions around the world. Ministries funded have included Freedom International Ministries and projects such as constructing water lines to bring fresh water to the Maasai people in east Africa.
Make sure you check out future ministries that will be funded as you visit us!
Everyone likes to save money, right? While we offering a 10% discount everyday to our Active Military and Veterans, we will also have special days where we offer special promotions to others within the community. Please like the Community Center @ AFC Facebook page to keep up to date on these promotions. Watch for us to offer days especially for our first responders, healthcare workers, teachers and more!
Life Recovery Group
No need to sign up...just show up! / Wednesday nights at 7pm
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.
FREE languages classes available!
Have your next birthday party at the PLAYZONE!
The BIG GIVE
Check out this budget stretcher tool available to the community!
A BETTER WAY TO SERVE…
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 starting August 2023. Existing appointments that have been made will be honored. No additional appointments will be taken. Please check back for details on open times, etc.
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
- August 14
- September 11
- October 9
- November 13
- December 11
The AFC Clothes Closet is a ministry that takes the no longer useful and turns it into the gratefully used clothing. We share gently used, in style, clothing with our neighbors. Everyone is invited to be part of this ministry and can select 2 outfits. The Clothes Closet is open on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10am-3pm. No appointments are necessary.
Have clothing to donate?
We are grateful for donations from the community to help clothe others. You can drop them off at the Community Center during open hours.
Please make sure your donations are:
- in style
- in season
- no rips, tears or missing buttons
Community Center News!
Thank You, Students from A.P.A!
We send out a HUGE thank you to the students from A.P.A. who blessed The Community Center and our neighborhood with their service! When we work together, BIG things can happen!
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony!
- Saturday, May 7 from 9am-noon
- 23rd to 29th & Brown to Main
- Drag your large items to the curb and our team will pick them up and dispose of them
- No tvs will be picked up
- Questions? Contact us at 765.643.3137 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming Events & Closures
The Leadership Team
SchneppBoard of Directors
FieldsBoard of Directors
CaplingerBoard of Directors
CannonBoard of Directors
Thank You for your Partnership!
When donating, please select “AFC Community Center/Building Fund.”
Be the Change
Ready to use your skills to help build the community? We have service opportunities for every skill set.