The Orchard
- A Place to Grow -

Strong Faith

Strong Families

Strong Futures

Sundays @ 9:30 am

About Us

A New Congregation For a New Generation in Anna


The Orchard is the new contemporary congregation at Anna United Methodist Church.  A completely new congregation, The Orchard is starting with a blank slate to design a worship experience that is free of pretense and is an authentic expression of faith in Jesus. 

Designed for new families and people new to following Jesus, every one is welcome. 

Authentic Praise; Zero Pretense.


The Orchard features modern praise and worship songs that feel natural to people who have never been in church and to those who been followers of Jesus for years.  

Come as you are. Blue jeans and shorts are welcome, as long as you come expecting to experience God's love.  

Worship @ The Orchard 

Every Sunday @9:30am.

A Place to Grow for Everyone


Kids from newborn to fifth grade will  experience the love of Jesus in our Children’s Church during Sunday mornings at 9:30 in age-appropriate rooms throughout the Sunday School Hall building. Just drop off the kiddos before heading to the sanctuary.

Middle and High School Youth meet in the youth building at 9:30.

Youth and Children's groups also meet on Wednesdays from 6:30 - 8:00 pm.

Our Current Sermon Series



Maybe This Year You Can Keep Your Resolution!


Every new year, millions of Americans make new year's resolutions: 

Lose weight, get rid of debt, be a better person, etc.... 

Gym memberships explode, church attendance rises, self-help books fly off the shelves ...

and by February everything is back to the way it was before New Year's Day.

     This year, maybe you can make a resolution that you can keep!

January 6 - Why Get Resolved?

January 13 - Resolved - The Cost: No Pain, No Gain.

January 20 - Resolved - Moving Forward.

January 27 - Resolved Together!

Future Sermon Series for 2019


Relationship - Not (Bad) Religion

 Jesus taught us to avoid the pitfalls of bad religion. He looked at the organized religion in his day and made it clear that organized religion is not the path to God. In this 6-Week sermon series, we look at all the ways Jesus instructed us to put our relationships with God and with people before human religious institutions. 

February 3 - Authenticity, Not Hypocrisy

February 10 - Love, Not Judgment

February 17 -Freedom, Not Fatalism

February 24 - Relationship, Not Religion

March 3 - Openness, Not Arrogance

March 10 - Passion, Not Passivity 


Heroes and Heroines; Saints and Sinners

 One of the great things about the Bible is its honesty about the people trying to follow God. In this 8-week sermon series, we will examine real people of faith, see the honest truth about how they failed and prevailed, and learn how to grow closer to God ourselves.

March - 17 - Moses

March 24 -  Esther

March 31 - David

April 7 - Ruth

April 14 - John the Baptizer (Palm Sunday)

April 21 - Jesus (Easter)

April 28 - Mary and Martha

May 5 - Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.


Easter Aftermath

Sometimes the biggest controversies among Christians relate to the Old Testament's rules and regulations. The church today still deals with legalism even though God made it clear that Christians were free to follow Christ unhitched from legalism and were free to live based on the law of love: to Love God and Love Neighbor.

May 12 - Foundation (Mother's Day)

May 19 - Breaking Free

May 26 - Growing Strong

June 2 - Finish Line


Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Better yet, please join us this Sunday @ 9:30

We love all of God's children, so feel free visit us on Sundays or drop us a line and ask questions.

The Orchard - A Place to Grow; located @ Anna UMC

100 West 2nd Street, Anna, Texas 75409

(972) 924-3734