Special Collection for UU
This Sunday, April 29, we will collect money to assist the Unitarian Universalist Church to replace their “Black Lives Matter” banner and help pay for the vandalism which occurred at their worship space last week.
All undesignated loose plate or funds designated for this purpose will be used for this purpose.
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 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 THIS SUNDAY, 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
On Monday, April 30, 11:30 AM, there will be a service to Celebrate the Life of Andrew Maharajh here at St. Anne’s.
It’s That Time Again
We are looking for volunteers to help cut the lawn at the church. The May signup sheet is located on the Buildings and Grounds Bulletin board in the Kennedy Parish Hall.
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 – 28 – Winston-Salem Light Project, downtown WS Millennium Center, 8-11 pm.
Exploration of universal themes surrounding war based on first-person accounts from WWI – the War to End All Wars. Themes include the home front, the soldiers’ experiences, propaganda, and nationalism. Light projections will be accompanied by original sound composition.
- 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.
- April 29 – 40th anniversary Piedmont Chamber Singers, First Presbyterian Church, 3 pmThis anniversary event will feature works from our forty-year history. In keeping with the season theme of “Something Old, Something New,” the concert will also feature newer works from two local composers, Sally Ann Morris and Chris Heckman. We’ll also premiere a new work commissioned for the 40th anniversary, “Bredon Hill,” by composer Daniel Gawthrop. Dr. Edwin Wilson of Wake Forest University, who assisted PCS in the text selection for this commission, will read the A. E. Housman poem on which the work is based before its performance. You can purchase tickets at this site:https://squareup.com/store/
- May 2 – concert at Wise Man Brewing 826 Angelo Bros Ave, 27101 to benefit the Shalom Project of Green Street United Methodist Church.
- May 3 – “Car vs. Bikes” Film at Temple Emanual, 7-9 pm, SPEAKERS: Matthew Burczyk, Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator and League Cycling Instructor, City of Winston-Salem Department of Transportation – The bicycle is an amazing tool for change. Will the economic powers allow it? Bikes vs Cars investigates the daily global drama in traffic around the world.It’s an uneven fight. Activists and politicians that work for change are facing a multi-billion-dollar car, oil and construction industry that use all their means to keep society car dependent. We know that the world needs radical changes to save the climate and the environment, but the car industry is selling more cars than ever. Today there are one billion cars in the world. By 2020, that number will double.
- May 3 – Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Us Around: Let’s Go Forward Together: Dialogue on Racism, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 7 – 8:30
We invite the community to join the conversation in the Fellowship Hall (childcare will be provided).
- 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/
- 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)
Annette Pashayan was a former St. Anne’s Choir member, in whose memory a fund was established to underwrite the St. Anne’s Choral Scholars Program. This year, we are partnering with Project Pearl. This non-profit organization in Winston-Salem works with local photographers to increase awareness of and lower the euthanasia rate of healthy, adoptable animals in Forsyth County. The Pashayan family found their beloved dog, Fritz, through this wonderful organization.
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.”
Coming in May
Pentecost! Sunday, 5/20
We will have one service at 10amon that Sunday, with the annual picnic afterward. Be on the lookout for the signup sheet for side items. Parish Life will be putting this up next Sunday, May 6.
Mark Your Calendars!
June 10, 17, 24 9:00-9:45
Led by Rev. Ginny Wilder
More info coming soon!