The Parish Office will be observing Fall/Winter hours: Monday-Thursday 10am-3pm
Please have any announcements for the weekly e-nnouncements into the office no later than Thursday of each week. Announcements will be sent out on Friday each week..
Pastoral Care for August:
August 19 & 26 BREAD FOR THE WORLD LETTER WRITING –Before and after 10 am SERVICE IN THE PARISH HALL
In 2018, we are raising our collective voice to ask Congress to invest in and protect key programs that help improve the lives of men, women, and children facing hunger and poverty in the United States and around the world. Your messages to Congress will push legislators to make funding decisions that can jump start and accelerate progress against hunger.
Please join us to write letters, watch a video, and work toward a world without hunger.
From the Treasurer:
It is Summer again and St. Anne’s is experiencing a shortfall in pledges and unexpected expenses which has given us a net loss through July of $12,025. I expect August will be another slow month, but we usually catch up by year end.
Now is a good time to review your giving compared to your pledges and make the necessary adjustments. We will even make it easy. For those who want to go on line through St. Anne’s Web page and catch up we thank you. Try it out! Then you can tell other members how easy it was.
FYI, Child Care during Church Services
Child Care during Church Services
Please welcome Jordan Everett, our new childcare specialist to assist us with our little ones on Sunday mornings. Jordan joined us on Sunday, July 22nd. Jordan is currently pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education at Forsyth Technical Community College and expects to graduate in 2019. In addition to her education, Jordan has worked as a nanny and childcare provider for over 10 years. We are delighted to be partnering with Preferred Childcare to help us keep our littlest ones happy and well cared for on Sunday mornings.
Bike MS: Tour to Tanglewood 2018
We’ve formed a team for Bike MS because we want to experience a great ride and help the National MS Society fund research, advocate for change and help people with MS live their best lives. We believe in this cause. Can we count on your support?
Bike MS is a physical challenge for cyclists of every level, but it’s so much more than just a ride. The camaraderie, passion, and memories that come from sharing this experience with our team will stay with us for a lifetime. Bike MS is a weekend-long and LIFE-long opportunity to make a difference in your own life, and in the world. It’s a group effort that transcends personal accomplishment and touches the lives of the thousands of people affected by MS in our community. Join us! It’s more than a ride—it’s Bike MS.
Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling, disease of the central nervous system that interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Millions of people are affected by MS and the challenges of living with its unpredictable symptoms, which range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS.
Join our team!
Your gift helps support cutting-edge research and programs and services for everyone impacted by MS. Ending MS means no one will receive an MS diagnosis again. Every dollar helps. Every connection matters.
DINNER GROUPS ARE BACK!
The start of the program year is upon us which means dinner groups will be starting again. If you would like to be a part of a group of St. Anne’s parishioners who get together once a month to share a meal, build community, and grow in our faith and knowledge of God, please contact Woody Clinard. Dinner groups are usually include 7-8 people, hosted by members of the group, each brings a dish to share for dinner and the groups decide which night they would like to gather. Dinner groups are an excellent way to get to know other parishioners and form friendships beyond the walls of the church. You can speak with Woody at church or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oversight Committee Update: Just a quick update to let you know where we are in the process. Our architect, Andrew Lopina from Thomas H. Hughes/Architecture, measured our building last week and has drawn it up. He needs to come back to take a few more measurements, but he has already started working on the design layouts. The committee is in the process of scheduling a meeting with Andrew for either next week or beginning of August 27th to review his designs. Things are moving ahead quickly! So exciting!
Pastoral Care is collecting clothing for one of our parishioners who has recently moved and is in dire need of a few clothing items. Needs include men’s medium size shirts and size 34 waist pants. He is in need of 4-6 sets of each of these items. Any help at all with this need is appreciated. Please place the clothing in the bin located by the table in the Parish Hall next to the Vestry Room.
Grateful thanks to the willing hands that helped fill the Blessing Bags for the homeless last Sunday. Thanks also for the generous contributions of water, food and toiletry items that were donated over the last few weeks so this ministry could happen. The bags will be at the front of the church this Sunday and will be blessed. Parishioners are invited to take one as they leave the communion table. Please “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink . . . ” Matthew 25:35
Don’t give up on us!
Are you looking for something to do makes a difference? Do you have a couple of hours available in the mornings? City with Dwellings Community First Center could use your help. Please read this article below written by Corinne Causby, Program Director.
Last week, we were conducting a survey gathering feedback from our wonderful guests. The survey will help us identify areas of strength as well as the growing edges our organization has. As I went around the room asking folks what they liked best about City with Dwellings, their answers began to fill my heart with joy.
What I like most about City with Dwellings:
“Volunteers truly trying to help people.”
“Sincerity and kindness of the people. Y’all are real”
“They have a heart and try to help us.”
“It’s a safe haven for me”
Over and over, they mentioned the people. That’s YOU! Our organization talks a lot about building community and how much of who we are is tied to the volunteers who show up. But standing there talking to our guests, they were saying it too. YOU are what make our work possible. YOU are the people who keep our guests motivated to show up each week and keep working towards their housing goals.
As I began to wrap up the survey, I asked them if they had any further comments. One woman looked at me and said, “Tell them, ‘Don’t give up on us.'”
As the late-summer sets in and our schedules fill up, we are in need of volunteers at the Community First Center. We are now open on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 9-11am. Our volunteers help serve coffee, hand out toiletries, and get to know our guests by sitting and talking with them. It’s pretty simple – and yet, such a simple thing makes such a huge impact in the lives of the people we work with. So, sign up today and come help make a difference. Sign Up Today
Opportunities Here and Around Town
from the Outreach Committee
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.
Update on Laundry Love: We will have a Laundry Love orientation on Tuesday, September 4th at 6pm at the Fresh Spin Laundromat located at 7838 North Point Blvd, Winston-Salem, NC 27106. You are asked to bring one load of laundry to wash and your own laundry money as we go through the orientation. We will meet with other volunteers from Wake Forest and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Dinner will be provided. Our first official Laundry Love will be Tuesday, September 18th. We will need 5-6 volunteers from St. Anne’s on September 18th. All volunteers must attend the orientation.
Blessing of the back packs, book bags and briefcases will take place on Sunday, September 2nd during the worship service. If you carry a bag or pack to work or school, bring it with you to church for a special blessing.
August Calendar for St. Anne’s
8/17 9:00 AM Fuzzy Friends Pet Food Pantry
8/19 10:00 AM Bread for the World Letter Writing Campaign
8/19 12:30 PM Parish Life Committee
8/21 10:00 AM Tai Chi
8/25 9:00 AM Tam Tam Mandigue
8/25 10:00 AM Fuzzy Friends Pet Food Pantry
8/26 11:30 AM Outreach Committee Meeting
11:30 AM Pastoral Care Meeting
8/28 10:00 AM Tai Chi