The 2nd Annual Annette Pashayan Choral Scholars Benefit Concert
This Sunday – Don’t Forget to spread the word!
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.”
One More Sunday Session
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.
- 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.
This Week — Second Wednesday Potluck
The May Potluck Supper is on Wednesday, the 9th at 6:30PMafter the Evening Eucharist. Can you join us? If so, please add your name to the signup sheet in the parish hall on the table by the kitchen door, and plan to bring a dish and drinks to share. We need cold and hot main dishes, salads, breads, desserts, Ice Tea, and Lemonade. If you don’t have a chance to signup please contact Beverly Gosnell at 336—760-3621 or by email to [email protected].
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
- May 4 – Moji Coffee + More Drop in Event, 690 Trade Street, 7-9 pm
Hey! Moji Coffee + More is hosting our first EVER drop-in event during the Gallery Hop…in our space @ 690 Trade Street! The coffee that gives everyone a voice! Providing meaningful, enriching employment for individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD).
Stop by, say hello, and check out some amazing artwork from the Autism Society of Forsyth County.
- May 6 – Journeys, Golden Corral Restaurant in the Hanes Mall Shopping Center, 8-9:30 am
Chandni Saxena, who moved to the United States to pursue her Masters in 2010, will share her spiritual journey with us. Chandni, who works at Wake Forest University as Analyst/Programmer, moved to Winston-Salem four years back to escape Iowa’s cold. She is a born Hindu but grew up celebrating all festivals and faiths. She has always enjoyed being in a multi-cultural environment, and she feels that all religions and faiths and even the non-faiths have the same message – to be human and love. Chandni has always found joy in volunteering and being involved in the community, but when she got involved with Interfaith Winston-Salem last year, she felt like she found her passion. Please join us at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 180 Hanes Mall Circle, in Winston-Salem. No reservations are required. For more information contact [email protected].
- May 10 – Venture Café Innovative Impact Panel Discussion on Housing & Clothing, Bailey Power Plant, Patterson between Fourth and Fifth Streets, 6 pm
The number one recommendation of Mayor Joines’ 2017 Poverty Thought Force was “coordination and visibility:” enhancing residents’ awareness of existing programs/policies and better coordination among them. To contribute to both of those key outcomes, Love Out Loud and HandsOn Northwest North Carolina host a monthly session on social good happening across the greater Forsyth County region. You’ll hear from leaders doing great work in Housing & Clothing. Learn more about innovative efforts that are bringing non-profit, for-profit, faith-based and community organizations together toward common goals and outcomes. Moderated by: Chuck Spong- Love Out Loud.
- May 14 – Information session about Augustine Literacy Project, 1:30 pm, St. Paul’s Colhoun B
For those interested in helping struggling readers and their parents, ReadWS is hosting an information session about its Augustine Literacy Project® and Reading Party programs. Call (336) 723-4391, ext. 1509, or email [email protected] if you plan to attend.
- May 14 – Poor Peoples Campaign, Raleigh nonviolent moral direct action, Bicentannial Plaza, 1 E Edenton Street, Raleigh, 2pm
Through highly publicized, non-violent moral fusion direct action over a 6-week period in at least 30 states and the District of Columbia, the Campaign will force a serious national examination of the enmeshed evils of systemic racism, systemic poverty, ecological devastation and the war economy during a key election year. The first national event is on May 14. RSVP: https://actionnetwork.org/
events/nonviolent-moral- fusion-direct-action-in- raleigh
- May 15 – Restoration of Ecosystems Through Permaculture Film: “Green Gold”, Temple Emanuel, 7 – 9 pm Environmental filmmaker John D. Liu documents large-scale ecosystem restoration projects in China, Africa, South America and the Middle East, highlighting the enormous benefits to people and planet of undertaking these efforts globally. It’s the story of healing landscapes at scale, and, with it, restoring life, livelihoods, security and a future. This documentary is not just a tale of hope, it’s evidence of hope – it’s proof that we do not need to give in to apathy and despair. Instead, we see we have the simple solutions right in front of us.
- May 16 – North Carolina Public Schools Day of Advocay. NC Association of Educators HQ, 700 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, 10 am
Join teachers, parents, community leaders, and advocates for public education to welcome our state legislators back into session. We will also advocate on behalf of our public schools, the teachers and staff who serve in them, and the students whom they serve. Gather at the offices of the North Carolina Association of Educators no later than 10 a.m. to march to the General Assembly to meet with state legislators. Beginning at 3:30 p.m. there will be a Rally for Respect on Halifax Mall in downtown Raleigh.The NC Council is asking that churches across North Carolina make a special effort to affirm and support this day of advocacy. We have put together a support plan to help make sure you are prepared for the day. You can find all that information, as well as a printable PDF version, by going here: https://www.ncchurches.org/
- May 16 – WS Urban League Career Expo, 510 N Trade Street, 9 am – 2 pm
The Winston-Salem Urban League Career Expo is the premier Triad employment event. Seeking a fresh start, a better job, or a new career direction? Meet representatives from business, local government, and nonprofit organizations for employment opportunities in communications, law, manufacturing, healthcare, finance, janitorial/housekeeping and more. This event is free and open to the public, with preference given to those who preregister. Come early with multiple copies of your resume! Go to https://wsurban.org/ to register or find out more.
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)
Coming in a Couple of Weeks!
Pentecost! Sunday, 5/20
We will have one service at 10am on that Sunday, with the annual picnic afterwards n the Parish Hall.
Parish Life will provide fried chicken and potato salad. Members of the congregation are asked to bring side dishes, dessert and drinks and help with the clean. Signup sheets showing the foods needed and quantities are in the parish hall on the table next to the kitchen door. If you don’t have a chance to sign up to attend and bring food, please contact Beverly Gosnell at [email protected] or call her at 336-760-3621. If you wish to eat on the front lawn please remember to bring lawn chairs and blankets. And Please remember to wear RED!”
Mark Your Calendars!
June 10, 17, 24 9:00-9:45
Led by Rev. Ginny Wilder
More info coming soon!