ONLY ONE SERVICE THROUGH NOVEMBER AND MOST OF DECEMBER!
AND— CHURCH SERVICES WILL BE IN THE PARISH HALL.
A note from Parish Life regarding Coffee Hour:
During the renovation while the services are in the Parish Hall, we will be serving drinks only-coffee, water and juice-at the Coffee Bar and from the island in the kitchen.
Since the main hall is set up for church service, please feel free to use the Rite 13 classroom for Parish fellowship during coffee hour!
Yes, Construction has started! Demolition is near completion.
No turning back now! Exciting times ahead!
Stay tuned for more update
Rector’s Discretionary Fund (a.k.a. the “RDF”)
Traditionally at St. Anne’s , each third Sunday of the month, any undesignated moneys or cash collections are earmarked for the Rector’s Discretionary Fund. These funds are primarily alms collected to help people in need (rent assistance, electric bills, etc.).
Please note that we are entering the season in which this need is greater, so any additional contribution would be appreciated.. You may designated in the memo line of your check “RDF” or ask the usher for a collection envelop, if you are giving a cash contribution.
Also note that contributions to the RDF are certainly welcome on any Sunday of the month, particularly in the next month.
Thank you in advance for your consideration.
THANKSGIVING DAY COMMUNITY DINNER AT ST. ANNE’S
Please sign up to take part in St. Anne’s Fifth Annual Thanksgiving Day dinner on Thursday, November 22nd at Noon. We need to know how many turkeys to cook! The sign-up sheet is in the Parish Hall. If you have any questions, please call Gerry or Dale Link (336) 306-0583.
Please remember to deposit your loose change and bills in the collection jars in the Narthex and Parish Hall for the Samaritan Ministries Penny Campaign. The goal for this year is $55,000, and the funds go to the Samaritan Soup Kitchen and Men’s Shelter. There are also extra collection jars on the table if you want to take 1 home or to your place of business. Thank you for participating in this ministry! Beverly Gosnell
St. Anne’s Advent Project 2018
Christmas Gift Mart
St. Anne’s will partner with the Winston-Salem “Love Out Loud” project to provide gifts to children and teens of families in need. Last year donations assisted over 500 children by providing gifts to families referred by churches and community organizations.
On December 15, parents can “shop” for new and lightly-used toys and new clothing for children and teens. The prices will be significantly reduced and parents can purchase 2 larger gifts plus small gifts for each child. Larger items will be $5- $10 and smaller items less than $2. This allows parents the dignity of buying gifts and allows families a chance to establish their own Christmas traditions.
We ask that you provide at least one gift or partner with a friend(s) to purchase something larger. Here are some suggestions. Feel free to buy other items not on the list.
Gifts should be placed unwrapped in the box provided by the “bare advent tree” in the Parish Center. Fill out an ornament card for the gift you brought and tie it to the branch. Deadline: Sunday, December 2. Let’s fill the tree and spread love to those in our community.
Bikes (will accept “like new” too)
Dolls & accessories (all ethnicities)
Make up and spa kits
Sports clothing & equipment
Remote control toys
Flat irons, curling irons, & hot rollers
PJ’s and slippers (all sizes)
Nail kits (polish sets)
Balls, bats, gloves, etc.
Games (video, electronic, family)
Wallets and purses
Ride-on toys (Big Wheels)
Perfume & cologne
Matchbox cars & Tracks
Teen clothing (jeans, t-shirts, sweaters)
Athletic team gear
Monetary gifts can also be made. A member the Love Out Loud committee can shop for you or the money can be used by families who need shopping money. Make your checks to “St. Anne’s” and write “Christmas Gift Mart” on the memo line.
Please join us Sat Dec 1 for the fall cleanup from 9-12. Besides raking leaves we will be cleaning the exterior, power washing the sidewalk, trimming bushes, etc. This is an opportunity to socialize with your fellow congregants while improving the appearance of the church. Even if you can stay for just 1 hour please come and help. Coffee and donuts will be provided.Thanks, Bill
A message from the Stewardrship Committee.
Pledge cards were mailed this week. If you haven’t received one yet, please contact the Parish Office at [email protected] or 336-768-0174 . Per the announcement below, please bring your pledge cards to the Ingathering service on Dec. 2, Thank you for your prayerful consideration.
Stop Chemical Dumping in NC Postcard Campaign
N.B. The Postcards are now located on the table in the back of the Parish Hall.
All North Carolinians deserve to have confidence in the safety of their water. Are you concerned about the revelations about chemicals, like GenX, that have leaked or been dumped into our waterways? The NC Departments of Environmental Quality and Health and Human Services have had their budgets slashed, leaving inadequate resources to manage the growing threats from chemical dumping.
The Outreach Committee is soliciting your signatures on postcards that will be delivered to the legislature by the NC Conservation Network. All you need to do is fill one out and then return it to the envelope on the Outreach bulletin board. We will return them all together, so the Network can deliver them in bulk to the Legislature. The NC Conservation Network does not sell or rent emails or phone numbers. Information will only be used for NC Conservation activities.
Opportunities Here and Around Town
from the Outreach Committee
November 16/17 – Sleep Out Winston-Salem, Bailey Park in Innovation Quarter, 8 pm
For the 5th year, Bethesda Center for the Homeless invites you to join us as we sleep OUT to spread awareness and raise funds to support men and women experiencing homelessness in Forsyth County. Sleep Out Winston Salem is sure to be an exciting experience for all this year’s participants! We are braving the cold at Bailey Park in Innovation Quarter and have planned fun and inspiring activities throughout the night that will leave lasting memories.
Registration for the event is FREE(!) and available for individuals and groups. Registration includes entry to the event plus access to other activities planned for the evening. Register at www.bethesdacenter.org
Contact Chere Flowers at [email protected] for more information.
PLEASE NOTE that it is the time of year in which the need for food is greater. 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.
ST. ANNE’S BOOK GROUP UPCOMING SCHEDULE
ST. ANNE’S BOOK GROUP will meet on Tuesday, December 11th at 6:00pm with the location to be determined later. Our next two books are as follows:
December 11th– “The Gathering” by Anne Enright
January 8th– “A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles
If you need more info, email Karin at [email protected]
St. Anne’s Prayer Shawl MinistrySt. Anne’s Prayer shawl ministry will try to meet routinely the second Wednesday of every month at 6:00 at church. Please join us with or without knitting/crocheting skills and contribute to this healing/praying ministry. As you can see—our shawls are powerful—-Julie Risher’s mom became a mermaid with her prayer shawl!
Contact Carol Strom if you have questions. 336 727 1078
November Calendar for St. Anne’s
WEEKLY EVENTS AND MEETINGS
Sundays 8:30AM Choir rehearsal
(Now rehearsing in the J2A room)
Tuesdays 10:00 AM Tai Chi
Wednesday 9:00AM EFM
Thursday 6:00PM Tai Chi
11/16 8:30 AM Diocese of North Carolina Convention
10:30 AM Fuzzy Friends Pet Food Pantry
11/17 8:30 AM Diocese of North Carolina Convention
11/18 9:00 AM Newcomers Committee Meeting
11/19 6:00 PM Mental Health Workshop
11/22 12:00PM Thanksgiving Day Community Dinner
11/22 & 23 Thanksgiving Holiday- Church Offices Closed