“Early in the morning he came again to the temple. All the people came to him and he sat down and began to teach them.” John 8:2
Below you will find a list of formation programs available during the program year at St. Anne’s. This list will continue to be updated as more classes are added. Adult formation happens on Sundays at 10am and during special liturgical season on Wednesday evenings. Education for Ministry is also offered at St. Anne’s on Wednesday evenings. Please see Ron Sigrist for more information about EFM. Go to https://stanneswinstonsalem.org/formation/ for more information.
September 19, October 3 and 10th: Affordable Housing through the lens of Beloved Community and Baptism. This class will be offered on Sunday mornings from 9:30am – 10:30am in person and on Zoom and will be led by The Rev. Pamela Haynes.
Jesus was born in a barn because there was no room available in the inn. As an adult, he reminded his would-be followers that “foxes have dens and birds have nests but I have no place to lay my head.” God’s will is that the least of these—the most vulnerable—have good places to call home, and yet thousands are on the streets or in marginal housing because there are no homes available. In the Baptismal Covenant, we renew our commitment to continue in the prayers and Apostles’ teaching of Jesus’ call. We seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving all our neighbors as ourselves, and we strive for justice and peace among all people, respecting the dignity of every human being. The Diocese of North Carolina is Becoming Beloved Community in response to God’s call: Join us on September 19th as we strive to learn what we as Jesus’ disciples can do to fulfill His promise by engaging in dismantling this systemic racial divide.
Sunday, October 3 at 4pm “Blessing of the Animals”. You are invited to bring your beloved pets to St. Anne’s or a picture of them for a blessing as we remember St. Francis’s feast Day. We will gather on the lawn to celebrate the joy your pets bring to you! All are invited.
October 17, 24, 31, and November 7: Spirituality of Fundraising/Stewardship. This class will be offered on Sunday mornings from 9:30am- 10:30am in person and on Zoom and will be led by The Rev. Ginny Wilder.
Exploring The Rev. Henri Nouwen’s book, “A Spirituality of Fundraising” this class will journey through the waters of our relationships with money, God, joy, and hope. Generosity begets generosity. This is especially so when generosity is rooted in the rich soil of relatedness. Henri’s book offers all those motivated by the Spirit of God a new set of glasses to see and live their fundraising ministry as integral to their mission: “Fundraising is as spiritual as giving a sermon, entering a time of prayer, visiting the sick, or feeding the hungry.” Stewardship, giving, fundraising- come and learn how this relates to our relationship with God. You can order the book, “A Spirituality of Fundraising” as we will read this book together and discuss our thoughts each Sunday leading up to our In-Gathering on November 7th.
Monday, November 1st at 6:00pm. “All Souls Labyrinth Walk and Prayer Service”.
We will gather together and remember all the faithful departed who have gone before us. We will write their names on luminaries and light the labyrinth with candles and recollections of their lives. All are invited to come and walk, remember, and pray.
November 28, December 5, 12, and 19: From Holidays to Holy Days- A Benedictine Walk through Advent. This class will be offered on Sunday mornings from 9:30am- 10:30am in person and on Zoom and will be led by The Rev. Ginny Wilder
Join us on Sundays in Advent as we explore the writings of Albert Holtz, a Benedictine monk that help connect the world around us with the watching and waiting of Advent. You can order the book, “From Holidays to Holy Days” online and prepare to read the daily writings. We will discuss our thoughts on the meditations every Sunday centering us as we prepare our hearts for the birth of Christ.
Saturday, December 11th from 9am- noon “Advent Quiet Day” led by The Rev. Ginny Wilder
In the middle of the hustle and bustle of preparing for Christmas, this Advent Quiet Day will offer you a place and space to get quiet, centered, and remember who we are truly preparing for. Come and experience the gift of quiet meditation, prayer, walking the labyrinth, journaling, and making room for the miracle of Christ. All are invited to join us for this offering in person at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church
January 2- February 28th (Sundays): Rediscovering our Spiritual Gifts. This class will be offered on Sunday mornings from 9:30am- 10:30am in person and on Zoom and will be led by The Rev. Ginny Wilder
Ever heard the phrase, “That’s one of my gifts,” or “That is not one of my spiritual gifts”, and wondered- what does that really mean? Do you know what your spiritual gifts are? Do you want to learn more about the gifts God gives us and how we can use those gifts in the world around us? This class will be using a spiritual gifts inventory and resources provided by Charles Bryant and William Carter to explore our own gifts and how those gifts can impact the community of St. Anne’s, Winston Salem, North Carolina and beyond. All are welcome to come and participate and learn more about the creation God made within you.
Dates to be determined: Sacred Ground. This class will be offered on Thursday evenings from 7:00pm- 8:30pm on Zoom and will be led by The Rev. Pamela Haynes and Patrick Sullivan.
Sacred Ground is a sensitive, prayerful resource that creates space for difficult but respectful and transformative dialogue on race and racism.
It invites participants to walk back through history in order to peel away the layers that brought us to today, reflecting on family histories and stories, as well as important narratives that shape the collective American story.
It holds as a guiding star the vision of beloved community – where all people are honored and protected and nurtured as beloved children of God, where we weep at one another’s pain and seek one another’s flourishing. This class will be limited to 8 participants.
Saturday April 9th from 9am-noon “Lenten Quiet Day” led by the Rev. Ginny Wilder
Saturday, May 7 from 10am- 4pm “Remember Your Baptism”- a day long retreat to prepare those who are seeking to be confirmed, received, or reaffirmed in the Episcopal Church.We will explore our baptism, the gifts God has given us, how we are growing in our spiritual journey and walk with Jesus and how will confirmation, reception, and reaffirmation help us begin a new chapter in our faith journey. All members of St. Anne’s are invited to participate in this retreat regardless if you want to be confirmed, received or reaffirm your commitment to Christ. Those who are wanting to be confirmed must be at least 13 years old.