Waffle Church will happen tomorrow Saturday, April 21st from 10am to 12pm. Come and experience God through music, movement, playing, and activities. This month we are exploring David and Goliath with some help from water balloons. All kids and kids at heart are welcome to come and see.
All families with children are invited to a parish family meeting on Sunday, April 22nd at 9:30am. We will be talking about current offerings for families with children and exploring our future together as we make plans for the 2018-2019 program year. Please come with your ideas for how we can work together to help deepen your child’s Christians formation at St. Anne’s. We will meet together in the J2A room off the parish hall.
Reminder Committee Meetings this Sunday
- 12:30pm – Outreach & Pastoral Care
- 6:00pm – Committee Chair/Co Chair
Deeper Than Skin: Exploring White Privilege
“Let those who have eyes to see, see.”
Please participate in these conversations as you can at 10 am Sundays for 45 minutes.
Please participate in these conversations as you can at 10 am Sundays for 45 minutes in the Vestry Room around the big table. Facilitators want to know who is coming so, do sign up on the list on the “Outreach” bulletin boards in the Parish Hall. Here are the dates and topics of the sessions.
- April 22: History Whitewashed
- April 29: What Is Race, After All?
- May 6: Reflections on White Privilege
If there is an interest, we will offer two additional series. One will focus on the ways American systems of housing, banking, employment, education, and health care advantage white people, and one will concentrate on committing ourselves to reducing the impact white privilege has on creating and maintaining racial injustice and inequity.
Newcomers, Come Join Us!
The Welcoming Committee is hosting a luncheon for all newcomers on April 29 after the 11:00 am service. To those who have filled out Newcomer Cards or signed the guest book, you will be receiving an invitation to this special event.
If you are new to St. Anne’s and want to learn more about us, you are ALSO MOST CERTAINLY welcomed to join us as well.
Please e-mail Julie Dubuisson at [email protected] for more information
Mark Your Calendars!
June 10, 17, 24 9:00-9:45
Led by Rev. Ginny Wilder
More info coming soon!
Thank you to St. Anne’s people who helped make prizes for the bingo room at the April 12th Joy Prom.
Everyone had a blast!!
REMINDER: Please make sure, if you are the last person leaving the church that you make sure all exterior doors are locked. (keep in mind that the back door is especially cantankerous!
Opportunites Here and Around Town from the Outreach Committee
- April 24 – Campaign-Finance Reform: What You Need to Know, Polo Recreation Center, 7-8:30 pm sponsored by the Triad Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State. A panel discussion moderated by Dr. Ken Ostberg on campaign-finance reform will be held. Panelists will include Dr. Donald J. Woodward, Algenon L. Cash, Rev. Charlie Wilson, and Dr. Gloria Fitzgibbon. Topics will include “dark money”, violations of existing laws, Constitutional obstacles to restrictions on campaign contributions, and arguments favoring looser laws.
- April 26 – Revisioning Mental Health: A Christlike Response, 12 noon, Colhoun A, St. Paul’s Episcopal: The Faith & Justice Committee lunch and speaker series, In My Backyard: Faith and Current Events. In a Christian community we seek to make a healthy, Christlike response to challenging emotional life crises as well as mental illness. The panelists are Dr. Elizabeth Allen, Chair, St. Paul’s Reimagining Health Collaborative Mental Health Committee, the Rev. Susan Dobyns, retired pastoral psychotherapist and Robert D. “Bob” Mills, President and Executive Director of Minds Renewed: The Consortium for a Christlike Response to Mental Health. Bring your own lunch. Beverages will be provided. All are welcome.
April 28 – Gun Violence and Public Health: A Community Forum, Community Mosque, 1419 Waughtown Street, 4-6 pm: Join us as we discuss how gun violence is a public health issue connected with toxic masculinity, police brutality, and US imperialism and military.
- April 28 – Get Rowdy for ReadWS, 12 to 6pm, Wise Man Brewing, 826 Angelo Brothers Ave, WS 27101: ReadWS is sponsoring this fund-raising event which will feature live music, food trucks, children’s activities and a silent auction. Contact Emily Hall at (336) 723-4391, ext. 1509.
- May 5 – Introduction to Restorative Practices in Education, 9 – 12 noon, New Story Church, 1401 Trademart Blvd. (cost $25 – scholarships available)
This interactive workshop will introduce the foundational principles of restorative practices and demonstrate how they are applied in a K-12 setting. Learn how restorative practices foster caring school communities to promote SEL and effect positive changes in classroom management and school discipline. Participants will engage in restorative techniques and learn strategies they can take back to their schools and classrooms. This workshop is intended for teachers, administrators, counselors, social workers, SROs and other school personnel. To register go to http://www.triadrj.org/trainings.html.
- Donations Needed
Food Pantries are always in need. Don’t forget to drop off canned tuna, chicken, and fruit cups into the basket in the connector for our friends at Friends Food Pantry. Thanks for supporting this local ministry and the many folks served by it.
The Education for Ministry (EFM) program is a rich, thoughtfully designed, and wonderfully executed curriculum intended to equip Episcopal laypersons to continue Christ’s work of reconciliation of humanity and all of Creation to God.
I am a lifelong Episcopalian who has chosen to study and experience different Christian denominations, different faiths, and indigenous beliefs and practices. I’m also a psychologist. My participation in EFM has been a critical foundation for everything else I do in my life. It has provided a small, diverse, stable community of intelligent individuals who cultivate honesty, mutual respect, effective communication, and openness to divergent beliefs, values, and life experiences. I’d never experienced or witnessed before the depth of inquiry, soul-searching, self-disclosure, or increased clarity regarding one’s gifts and concrete ministries that have come out of this training. For me, it is a valuable supplement to regular church worship, personal meditation and prayer practices, and my church/community ministry. I feel stronger and clearer for it.
This is an EfM note from Kim DeWindt – a participant in the St. Anne’s EfM class. If you would like to learn more about joining this wonderful community please feel free to ask Ron Sigrist or visit a class session at 9:00 AM on Wednesdays.
Contact Info: Ron Sigrist, EfM Mentor –[email protected] – 336-996-1614 (home) 336-624-6453 (cell). Thanks very much.
St. Anne’s Book Group
St. Anne’s Book Group meets on the 2nd Tuesdays of the month at 6:00pm. We will be reading and meeting to discuss the following books:
May 8– Exit West by Moshin Hamid
(location– the Bookmarks meeting room– food and beverages can be ordered)
Following the concert on Sunday, May 6th at 4PM, Parish Life will host a reception in the Parish Hall to honor choir members and musicians. Members of the congregation are asked to provide finger foods for this celebration. Therefore, we won’t have our First Sunday Agape, but will have the regular coffee hour after both services with Parish Life providing cookies and fruit If anyone brings finger foods in the morning, we will plan to save them for the reception in the afternoon. Any questions, please speak to Carolyn Myracle or Joce James.”