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
Summer Office Hours
Beginning Monday, May 21, the Parish Office will be observing Summer hours: Monday-Tuesday 9am-4pm, Wednesday-Thursday 10am-4pm., Friday closed. Please have any announcements for the weekly e-announcements into the office no later than Wednesday of each week. Announcements will be sent out on Thursday, during the summer.
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.
Pentecost Picnic Recap
Many thanks to all parishioners who helped with the Pentecost Picnic last Sunday by providing delicious food and drinks, helping with the setup, decorating, helping in the kitchen and with the cleanup! It was a fantastic event!
All Parish Meeting, Sunday, June, 3
Strategic Plan Unveiling
In addition to the first Sunday Agape, there will be a Parish-wide meeting following the 10am service, in which St. Anne’s Strategic Plan will be presented to the St. Anne’s community.
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/ events/610289902638235/
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”
Check out these websites for more information: https://www. poorpeoplescampaign.org; https://kairoscenter.org/;
[email protected] poorpeoplescampaign.org; andhttps://www.breachrepairers. org
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.
Apply now for the Summer Youth Employment Program
WE WANT YOU! Click here for this year’s application.
This award-winning program serves low-income teens ages 15 to 19. Each teen earns a stipend while learning career skills from a local employer!
A few notes:
- This year, all applications must be submitted online.
- Applicants can use the W-S Urban League downtown, 5th Street or Patterson computer labs to complete and submit applications.
- Applications are due Friday, June 15th by 5p.m.
- Note, all applications and acceptance are provisional until W-S Urban League receives funding approval from its funding partners.
Opportunites Here and Around Town from the Outreach Committee
- May 25 – Grand Opening Winston Waterworks Aquatic Park, corner of Waterworks and Winston Lake Roads, 11 a.m.City residents are invited to join Mayor Allen Joines and members of the City Council as they open the new Winston Waterworks aquatic park with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, May 25, at the park, which is at the corner of Waterworks and Winston Lake roads off New Walkertown Road. The ribbon cutting will be held at 11 a.m., after which the park will be open until 3 p.m. Free souvenir beach towels with the Winston Waterworks logo will be distributed at the ribbon cutting as long as supplies last. The Winston Waterworks will also be open each day of the Memorial Day weekend, May 26 – 28, from noon to 6 p.m. The facility includes a pool, a lazy river, a spray ground, waterslides, restrooms, changing rooms and a concessions area. The Winston Waterworks was built with $5 million in bonds that voters approved in the November 2014 bond referendum. For more information about this and other 2014 bond projects go to 2014Bonds.CityofWS.org.
- May 31 – Health Care and Your Community, Southside Branch Library, 3185 Buchanan St., 11 a.m. – 1p.m. conversation in Winston-Salem on the Affordable Care Act, North Carolina’s Medicaid program, and how you can become a healthcare advocate. Lunch will be provided. RESERVE YOUR SEAT TODAY! Email Nicole Dozier at [email protected] or leave a message at 919-856-2146. Please include the names in your party, so we may be prepared with the proper amount of food and meeting materials.
- June 1 – El Buen Camino 2018, Wake Forest University Davis Field, 7 pm
Join El Buen Pastor Latino Community Services and El Buen Pastor Iglesia Presbiteriana, as we raise funds our programs, walking along with our families, friends, and community partners. We hope you will join us for the 6th Annual El Buen Camino 5K. This family fitness event is committed to building community through running, walking and being with one another. This unique race has a Latin flare, takes you through the beautiful campus of Wake Forest University and is a perfect event for the whole family! 5K or 1-mile fun run/walk. Online registration closes May 28. AND READ THIS: El Buen Camino 2018 needs donations so children can participate in the walk/run. It’s a wonderful family event for a great community outreach program. https://runsignup.com/Race/NC/ WinstonSalem/ ElBuenCamino5KandWalk
- June 1 – Prayer Around the Jail, Forsyth County Jail, 201 N Church Street, 6 pm until
Please join others in Winston-Salem as we pray for inmates, their families, and the jail staff. The event will take place on the streets surrounding the Forsyth County Jail; free parking is available after 5 pm. St. Anne’s people, let’s meet on the corner of Please contact the Parish Office if folks want to carpool from St. Anne’s. Wear your St. Anne’s t-shirts, hats, visors. Who wants to carry our banner? Sponsored by Forsyth Jail and Prison Ministries.
- June 2 – Be SMART, Reynolda Manor Public Library, 10:30 am
Join us for a Be Smart presentation by Heather Levinson, to learn how to keep children and teens safe through safe gun storage. Recognize National Gun Violence Awareness Day by wearing orange to honor all Americans affected by gun violence. Recognize National Gun Violence Awareness Day by wearing orange to honor all Americans affected by gun violence. Learn more about the life-saving Be SMART program here: www.besmartforkids.org **IMPORTANT: PLEASE RSVP HERE TOO** http://act.everytown.org/ev…/
- June 2 – Grieving the Gun Violence in Our Community: A Service of Remembrance, St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, outside around the Peace Pole if weather permits, 4 pm
See above announcements for details.
- June 2 – Kiya Heartwood in Concert, UU Fellowship of Winston-Salem, Doors open at 7pm. Performance begins at 7:30. Kiya Heartwood is an internationally touring and award-winning singer/songwriter from Austin, Texas who writes smart, funny and poignant songs about the famous and not-so-famous legends of America. She delivers “soulful confessions, political broadside, and a wicked groove.
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 Stewardship of Jesus
by John Sheldon
For a number of years, I have made “wellness” call for Senior Services. These calls are to elderly individuals (defined as being older than me!!) who live alone and usually do not have a close relative or neighbor to regularly check on them. I engage them in friendly conversation to make sure all is well and “visit” by phone.
One of my favorites is Annie, blind due to detached retinas, in her mid-nineties, but with an attitude and disposition of a TV preacher! She has been attending the same church for over eighty years, sang with the choir for 45 of those years, until she was unable to attend practice. I usually inquire as to how her service was on the prior Sunday. This past Monday, then I spoke with her, she said she had played “hooky” and missed church. I commented that I’m sure God will give her a “pass”, since she had been a faithful attendee for many years. Her response: “Oh, the good Lord always looks after me, even though I’m not in Church.” She said it with such faith and conviction that it got me to thinking. What a concept! We pledge our service to our Faith, giving of our resources, time and talent, but do we think that Jesus is looking out for us? He made the ultimate “stewardship” sacrifice for all of us. It works both ways, according to my friend, Annie.
Fuzzy Friends Bake Sale and Car Wash June 9
Calling all bakers we are in need of a lot bottle of water to sale and can soda to sale as well as bake goodie for our bake sale and cars to wash onJune 9 from 10:00 a.m – 2:00 p.m is the bake sale and car wash is from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Pet Supplies Plus address 2812 Reynolds Rd Winston Salem NC 27106.
Tour to Tanglewood
The 2018 National MS Society’s Tour to Tanglewood takes place September 22nd and 23rd.
Team Irene is registered for its 15th year, has Captain Stuart Winikoff in charge, and has received $1,800 in team donations that will be split evenly between riders. We have 2 riders registered and would welcome many more.
The Tour to Tanglewood is a cycling event that raises funds to support people living with multiple sclerosis. Riders can choose their route length, or register as a virtual rider and raise funds but skip the ride. Riders pay a registration fee and commit to raising a minimum of $300. Most years, the Team donations cover most or all of the required minimum. If you have an questions, please talk to Stuart Winikoff or Irene Burton.
St. Anne’s Book Group
ST. ANNE’S BOOK GROUP will take a respite this summer from monthly meetings. We will meet on Tuesday, September 10th at 6:00p.m. Location to be decided. The assignment is to Read! Read! Read! and be prepared to discuss books and help to set up books we will read this fall.
Mark Your Calendars!
June 10, 17, 24 9:00-9:45
Led by Rev. Ginny Wilder
More info coming soon!