Pastoral Care for September: Brook Davis 336-724-2034
Casserole Brigade:Carolyn Myracle 336-945-3803
In addition to our annual Welcome Back Breakfast (see below), we will be welcoming back the wonderful St. Anne’s choir as well as resuming our 2 services at 8:30am & 11:00am.
ANNUAL WELCOME BACK BREAKFAST!
Our annual Welcome Breakfast is this Sunday, September 9th after the 8:30A service in the Parish Hall. Thanks to all those who have signed up to provide food and drinks. Those bringing food are asked to do the following: bring the food plated and/or ready to serve if possible, label the contents of the food and have the food at church by or before 9:30A. Any questions or problems please speak to Beverly Gosnell or Carolyn Myracle.
Church Directory Update
We are close to finalizing the print edition of our church directory and posting it online under a password protected Member Log-In section of our website. Some church members have expressed security concerns about having their personal information posted on our website.
The Website Committee has explored with our church administrator Mark Biggam the possibility of deleting entries from our online directory but keeping those entries in the print directory. What we have learned is that our ACS database does not have that flexibility without creating two separate directories (online and print), which would be cumbersome and time-consuming for Mark to maintain. The only solution is to give those who have security concerns the opportunity to opt out of our church directory altogether.
Over the next two Sundays, (Sept. 2 and 9), each bulletin will contain an “opt out” form that we invite you to complete and leave in a basket in the Narthex no later than Friday, September 14 if you do not want your personal information published in the church directory. Or, you can send an email to Mark at: firstname.lastname@example.org no later than September 14 indicating you do not wish to be in the directory.
In addition, for the next two Sundays, we will have a print copy of the church directory available in the Narthex for you to review and update as necessary (e.g. change of address or phone number). Please indicate your changes directly to the print edition. If everything looks good, we ask that you initial your entry. If you are not currently in the directory and want to be, let Mark know that, too.
The bottom line is this: If you do not want your personal information in the online directory, it will not appear in the print directory.
In this day and age, security concerns are a huge issue. Please know that, in consultation with our web developer, we have been assured that the password protected area of our website will be as secure as we can possibly make it. We will follow best practices for changing our password at least annually (and of course communicating it to you). Thank you for your understanding as we work to accommodate the needs and desires of our church membership.
SEPTEMBER WEDNESDAY “NOT” POTLUCK
For our September Potluck on Wednesday, the 12th, Parish Life will provide the food. The supper will begin at 6:30P after the Evening Eucharist. If you can join us, please add your name to the signup sheet that will be in the Parish Hall on Sunday, September 9th so we’ll know how many to plan for.
The St. Anne’s EfM class restarts after summer break on Wednesday, September 5 at 9:00 AM. Education for Ministry is a wonderful program that offers participants a way to discover and pursue their ministry. We will start a new EfM Session for 2019 in January and we have several openings in the class for new members. Any St. Anne’s member can participate and you are welcome to attend a class on Wednesdays this fall at 9:00 AM to see how the program works. We have an open and diverse class that is very welcoming to new members. You can contact me at 336-996-1614 or email@example.com for more information.
Oversight Sub-Committee Update
The sub-committee met this week with architect Andrew Lopina to review revised design drawings. The sub-committee requested a few more changes to the plans. Andrew will incorporate those changes and provide updated design drawings in time for committee co-chairs and vestry members, John Myracle and Martha Murphy, to present to vestry members for review during the vestry’s monthly meeting on Sunday, September 9. The sub-committee will meet again on Thursday, September 13, to review and approve the final design plans. The vestry will then vote to approve the final design. With vestry approval, two things will happen: 1) the sub-committee will schedule a time (on an upcoming Sunday after the 11 am service) for Andrew to present the final approved design plans to the congregation, and 2) Andrew will begin working on construction drawings that he will use to solicit bids from contractors. He has already reached out to three contactors to confirm interest in bidding on our projects.
NEW Tai Chi Classes Have Started!
Contact Claudia Strickland if interested(336) 422-6497
ST. ANNE’S BOOK GROUP will meet on Tuesday, September 11th at St. Anne’s at 6:00pm.
Bring the books you read this summer that you would like to propose that the book group reads this coming year. Also bring an appetizer and beverage to share.
It will be good to see everyone! If you need more info, email Karin Hileman at firstname.lastname@example.org
Whirled Peace Intergenerational Activity NEXT SUNDAY
September 16 – 10 am in the Parish Hall
Imagine… millions of pinwheels spinning in the wind – pinwheels in the United States, Great Britain, South America, Australia, the Middle East, Canada, Africa, Europe and Asia; pinwheels all over the world! – big pinwheels, small pinwheels; pinwheels of all shapes and sizes – colorful pinwheels, decorated with drawings, paintings, collages, photographs – pinwheels with words of peace and harmony written on them – fields of pinwheels, pinwheels along roadsides, in schoolyards, in parks, pinwheels EVERYWHERE!
Come help assemble pinwheels so that St. Anne’s can take her place among those keeping vigil for Whirled Peace and the International Day of Peace!
Help us plan our presence at Winston-Salem’s Pride by joining in the conversation on Sunday, September 16th at 4pm in the Parish Hall at St.
Anne’s. All are Welcome
Bike MS: Tour to Tanglewood 2018
COMING SOON— SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
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.
(N.B. This link HAS been updated and is operation now!)
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 email@example.com.
YOUTH SUNDAY SCHOOL 2018-2019
Sunday, September 23rd at 10am we will celebrate the kick off of our Sunday School Year for our little ones ages 3 years old through 5th grade. All kids and parents are invited to help us celebrate and learn more about the coming year in Sunday School. Please meet in the classroom across from the infant room in the Child Care wing.
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY RESUMING
St. Anne’s Prayer Shawl ministry will meet in home of Carol Strom (1019 Kearns Ave. Ws 27106) at 6:00 pm the second Mondays of the month starting October 8. All are invited. Call Sandra Sheldon to confirm your participation. 336 408 1977.
St. Anne’s Sponsors Concert Across America for the second year
Mark your calendars for Sunday, September 23 at 3 PM. Saint Anne’s Outreach committee in conjunction with Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense will host a free music concert at Green Street United Methodist Church. The featured act is jazz vocalist Diana Tuffin, with our own Ginny Wilder and Bryan McFarland also performing. The concert is one hour long, and is part of a coordinated national effort to raise awareness of the tremendous loss of life caused by gun violence. At the close of the concert a collection will be taken to give to Moms Demand Action in support of their efforts in educational programming for parents and schools, distribution of free gun locks, and lobbying for common sense gun ownership laws.
Concert Across America will have an anchor concert in Parkland, Florida, site of the tragic school shooting at Margery Stoneman Douglas high school. Each concert site will sing an original song “Shine” composed by 2 students from Margery Stoneman. At our concert, Ginny will sing the song and teach the refrain to the audience. Please come out on Sunday and show your support!
Opportunities Here and Around Town
from the Outreach Committee
September 8 – March on the Polls Planning Meeting, Main Library, 10-11:30
Join us as we plan a LITERAL Women’s March on the Polls to keep the promises we made when we made in January 2017 and 2018. The march and rally will be October 27, Time and meeting location TBD. The current plan is for our march destination to be Reynolds Park where we will have a family-friendly rally with entertainment, food trucks, and activities while we vote at the Reynolds Park Recreation Center.
Events like this take a lot of time and resources to plan and execute. Please join the planning committee in the 3rd floor conference room at the Central Library and help prove that when Women Vote, Women Win!
September 9 – Afternoon of Gratitude Open House at Sri Mata Hindu Temple, 8535 Lasater Rd, Clemmons, 2 – 5pm. Sri Mata Hindu Temple, would like to invite you and your interested friends to our open house – “Afternoon of Gratitude” to express our thanks for accepting us to be a part of the community. Your gracious presence will be a great honour to us and it would also be an opportunity for you to learn more about the Temple and Hinduism.
September 15 – 2018 International Village Food and Music Festival, Corpening Plaza, Noon – 7pm
Winston-Salem’s International Village Food and Music Festival returns, from Noon to 7:00 p.m. Saturday, September 15, at Corpening Plaza in downtown Winston-Salem. With a Naturalization Ceremony kicking us off at Noon! THIS IS A FREE EVENT!!!
Corpening Plaza will showcase the international backgrounds and heritage of Winston-Salem’s residents. Featuring global cuisine, entertainment by cultural organizations, international crafts for purchase, and education about our international community, International Village is a trip around the world in one park!
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.
September Calendar for St. Anne’s
WEEKLY EVENTS AND MEETINGS
Sundays 9:00AM Choir rehearsal
Tuesdays 10:00 AM Tai Chi
Wednesday 9:00AM EFM
Thursday 6:00PM Tai Chi
9/9 2 Services Returns Choir Returns
8:30am/ 11:00am Services resume. Choir returns
Nominations open for Vestry
9:30 AM Welcome Back Breakfast
12:30 PM Vestry Meeting
7:00 PM Shape Note Singers
9/11 6:00 PM Book Group
9/12 6:30 PM 2nd Wednesday Potluck Dinner
9/14 10:30 AM Fuzzy Friends Pet Food Pantry
9/15 6:00 PM Thank You Party for Fuzzy Friends
9/16 Pinwheels for Peace- no SS
9:30 AM Welcome Committee Meeting
4:00 PM St. Anne’s Winston-Salem Pride Planning meeting
9/18 6:00 PM Laundry Love
9/19 1:00 PM Stewardship
9/21 10:30 AM Fuzzy Friends Pet Food Pantry
9/22 ALL DAY Tour to Tanglewood
10:00 AM Fuzzy Friends Pet Food Pantry
9/23 10:00 AM Sunday School registration and Kick Off
12:30 PM Outreach Committee
12:30 PM Pastoral Care Meeting
3:00 PM Concert across America Against Gun Violence