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.
ALSO, TOMORROW– Saturday
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS! to help plant the flower beds for the WS beautification project. Lisa Webster is in charge and plans to start at 8a on Sat the 12th.
Happy Mother’s Day this Sunday.
Also, please note that there will be a special collection for Pennick Village, the retirement village in Southern Pines, this Sunday. There will be an envelope in each of the bulletins this Sunday for this purpose.
Additionally, this Sunday, we will be recognizing and celebrating the hard work of all teachers as part of Teacher Appreciation Week.
Drawing on the unfinished work of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1967/68 Poor People’s Campaign, which called for a “revolution of values,” the New Poor People’s Campaign, co-led by Rev. Dr. William Barber, II and by Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis is calling for a moral revival. Already the Campaign is uniting tens of thousands of people across the country to challenge the evils of systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, ecological devastation and the nation’s distorted morality. The official launching of the Campaign is happening during the 40 days between 5/13 (Mother’s Day) and June 21. The launching will culminate in a large rally in Washington, DC on 6/23. There are activities planned for every day of the week between now and then.
On May 13th, at 6 PM watch the Mass Meeting with Dr. Barber and Dr. Theoharis in Washington, DC, live-streamed. Go tohttps://www.facebook.com/
On May 14, the Campaign will launch its first nation-wide event of the season with nonviolent moral direct actions in over 30 state capitals. In North Carolina, the event will consist of a demonstration and rally in Raleigh starting at 2:00 pm at Bicentennial Plaza, 1 East Edenton Street.
Theme: “Somebody’s Hurting Our People: Children, Women, and People with Disabilities in Poverty”
Next Week is Pentecost – Sunday, 5/20
We will have one service at 10amon that Sunday, with the annual picnic afterward in 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. Sign up 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!
A note from Ginny about Gun Violence
There is something prayerful about saying the name of a victim of gun violence. There is something Holy about remembering them and praying for their family. Your help is requested to assist the Outreach Committee in writing the names, birth date and date of death of gun violence victims from our community on t-shirts following our church service on Sunday, May 27th. These shirts will be used at our community worship service on Saturday, June 2nd at 4pm called “Grieving the Gun Violence in Our Community: A Service of Remembrance.
National Wear Orange Day is a day set aside to remember those lost to gun violence in our country and we will honor this day on Saturday, June 2nd at 4pm with a special worship service at St. Anne’s. Grieving the Gun Violence in Our Community: A Service of Remembrance will be held on the front lawn of St. Anne’s. In addition to our worship, we will be surrounded by t-shirts that name the victims of gun violence in our community and we will pray for healing and the courage to demand that our lawmakers enact laws that protect all of our neighbors. Please join us in worship and in raising our voices for those who no longer have a voice to raise.
The Rev. Ginny Wilder
(Please see specific details and events following this article)
Gun Violence Prevention Events
Creation of a T-Shirt Banner for National Gun Violence Awareness Day
Sunday, May 27, 2018, immediately after the 10:00 service; will last 30-60 minutes
Gather in the two youth classrooms (off the Kennedy Fellowship Hall) for a congregational outreach activity for older teens and adults. This activity is not appropriate for children due to the subject matter. We will glue black, brown and white silhouettes of the heads of men and women onto orange t-shirts. These represent the 21 victims of homicide-by-gun in Forsyth County in 2017. We will write or paint each victim’s name, age and date of death on a t-shirt. We’ll string the t-shirts together on a clothesline and display the banner on the church’s lawn.
Grieving the Gun Violence in Our Community: A Service of Remembrance
Saturday, June 2, 2018, at 4:00 pm at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church
2690 Fairlawn Dr., Winston-Salem, NC. Phone: (336) 768-0174
Outside around the Peace Pole if weather permits
Please join us in observance of National Gun Violence Awareness Day. We will remember each of the 21 men and women who were homicide-by-gun victims in Forsyth County in 2017. A special liturgy and music will be performed. Wear orange. Everyone is welcome.
“Wear Orange Weekend” (June 1-3)
Orangeis the color that Hadiya Pendleton’s friends wore in her honor when she was shot and killed in Chicago at the age of 15 — just one week after performing at President Obama’s 2nd inaugural parade in 2013. After her death, they asked us to stand up, speak out, and Wear Orange to raise awareness about gun violence.
We wear orange for Hadiya and to honor the more than 90 lives cut short and the hundreds more injured by gun violence every day — and to demand action. Orange is what hunters wear in the woods to protect themselves and others from harm. Orange is a bright, bold color that demands to be seen. Orange expresses our collective hope as a nation — a hope for a future free from gun violence.
Opportunites Here and Around Town from the Outreach Committee
- May 12 – Alternative Prom, Old Salem Visitor’s Center, 7- 11pm
The event is open to any high school students in grades 9-12 and will welcome youth from all over the western Piedmont-Triad. Admission is free with a $5 suggested donation at the door to help us make sure Alt Prom will continue to happen for years to come. This year’s Alt Prom theme is GLOW and will feature dancing (of course), entertainment by DJ Clash and mystery drag performers, professional photos, games and activities, food, and raffle prizes. As we’re working hard to promote the event widely, we’re anticipating well over 200 youth!
Many hands are required on Saturday, May 12th to help set-up, breakdown, decorate, staff and chaperone. Volunteer Sign-up via this link: http://www.
- May 13 – at 6 PM watch the Mass Meeting with Dr. Barber and Dr. Theoharis in Washington, DC, live-streamed. Go tohttps://www.facebook.com/
events/610289902638235/ See separate announcement for more details.
- 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 – 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 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 – NC North Carolins Public Schools Day of Advocacy. 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 at3:30 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 18 – Furry Friends and More Art Show, Gateway Gallery at the Enrichment Center, 5-7pm
Featuring the Artists of Gateway Studios and guest artist Laurie Russell of the Ruff-Art Gallery, we’ll have special visitors from the Forsyth Humane Society. Live music by The Enrichment Center Percussion Ensemble, refreshments by The Enrichment Center’s Culinary Arts students, and award-winning wine served by our friends from RagApple Lassie Vineyards. The Gateway Gallery is open Tuesday throughFriday, 11am to 4pm, and by appointment. Proceeds from sales benefit The Enrichment Center’s programs and pay a commission to the artists. For more information call 336-837-6826.
- May 24 – The Faith & Justice Committee Lunch and Speaker Series, In My Backyard: Faith and Current Events, 12:00 noon in Colhoun A of St. Paul’s.
The program, titled “The State of Black Winston-Salem: A Cause for Concern for All Camel City Residents,” will be presented by James Perry, President, and CEO of the Winston-Salem Urban League. The 2017 State of Black Winston-Salem report shows that black residents in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County earn only 62 cents for each dollar made by white residents. Black residents have a homeownership rate that is half that of white residents. Black residents are half as likely to have access to healthful food. Black residents have a death rate 1.23 times that of white residents. Black residents are 1.4 times more likely than white residents to be arrested for nonviolent traffic offenses in Winston-Salem. Most shocking, perhaps, are the education indices. Black third-graders in Forsyth County are approximately 60% less likely to read at grade level than white third graders. Bring your own lunch. Beverages will be provided. All are welcome.
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.
Fellowship Initiative – Lake Norman Cruise
Join the Saint Anne’s Fellowship Initiative Team on a Saturday, August 11st Lake Norman Dinner Cruise. See signup sheet in the Parish Hall. For info., call Ray Leonard at 336-251-5534 or Donna Williams at 336-413-7538.
We welcome additional contributions to provide financial assistance for those who might not be able to afford the cost of this trip.
Waffle Church has been canceled for this month (Saturday, May 19)
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.
Old Town Elementary Book Drive
Happening this Month!
St. Anne’s Book-drive for graduating 5th graders at Oldtown Elementary needs your help. Oldtown school is a Title One school with 99% minority students. This year we have a suggested list of books that is culturally responsive to reflect the student population. You do not have to purchase just these books and if you want to donate $ that is fine also. Please bring your gift of a book or books or donation for books to the Outreach table in the fellowship hall by Sunday, May 27.
Thanks, Sandy Sheldon
Suggested Book List for 2018
5th Grade Summer Reading Book List: Culturally Responsive
Books with African-American Characters
- President of the Whole Fifth Grade, Brianna Justice
- President of the Whole Sixth Grade, Brianna Justice
- Brown Girl Dreaming, Jacqueline Woodson
- Jupiter Storm, Marti Dumas
- Stella by Starlight, Sharon Draper
- Out of My Mind, Sharon Draper
- Egg Drop Blues, Jacqueline Turner Banks
- Ghost, Jason Reynolds
- Patina, Jason Reynolds
- Sunny, Jason Reynolds
- The Crossover, Kwame Alexander
- Booked, Kwame Alexander
- Rebound, Kwame Alexander
- One Crazy Summer, Rita Williams Garcia
- The Stars Beneath Our Feet, David Barclay Moore
- Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History, Vashti Harrison
- Black Pioneers of Science and Invention, Louis Haber
Biographies from Who Was series
- The Tuskegee Airman
- Booker T. Washington
- Coretta Scott King
- Maya Angelou
- George Washington Carver
- Sojourner Truth
- Jesse Owens
- Michelle Obama
- Jackie Robinson
- Barack Obama
Books with Latina/o Characters
- The Midnight War of Mateo Martinez, Robin Yardi
- Esperanza Rising, Pam Munoz Ryan
- Inside Out and Back Again, Pam Munoz Ryan
- A Kid’s Guide to Latino History, Valerie Petrillo
- The Day It Snowed Tortillas, Joe Hayes
- Return to Sender, Julia Alvarez
- The Dreamer, Pam Munoz Ryan
- Becoming Naomi Leon, Pam Munoz Ryan
Latina/o Biographies from Who Was series
- Roberto Clemente
- Frida Kahlo
- Cesar Chavez
- Sonia Sotomayor
- Ferdinand Magellan
- A Wrinkle in Time, Madeline L’Engle
- Any book in The Lemonade Wars series, Jacqueline Davies
- Any book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, Jeff Kinney
- Percy Jackson and the Olympians (series), Rick Riordan
- Riding Freedom, Pam Munoz Ryan
- Paint the Wind, Pam Munoz Ryan
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)
Mark Your Calendars!
June 10, 17, 24 9:00-9:45
Led by Rev. Ginny Wilder
More info coming soon!