“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.
August 31 “Remember Your Baptism: a retreat for Confirmation, Reception, and Reaffirmation” Please click here for more information.
September 9- October 28: Preaching 101 for Lay Preachers. If you are interested in learning about the practice of studying the scriptures and writing a sermon the you are invited to come to this 8-week class on lay preaching. Students in this class will learn about studying the scriptures, word and language study, consulting commentaries, public speaking, body language and will also write and preach at least 2 sermons during the class. Please contact Ginny Wilder if you are interested in attending this class. Class size is limited.
September 22 and 29: Radical Jesus, Radical Justice taught by The Rev. Dr. Doug Bailey This faith formation course invites participants to engage and follow the “radical Jesus of the Gospels.” A popular class offered at Wake Forest University School of Divinity, this summary course is coming to St. Anne’s in October and intends to assist parishioners in building a biblical foundation for parish-based spiritual and social justice ministry. We will explore and discern the radical (as in “root”, essence, authentic) Jesus who gives soul and sustenance for the radical love, justice and compassion of what we seek to become when we regularly pray: “Thy Kingdom Come.” Sunday mornings, September 22 at 9am and September 29 at 10am Led by the Rev. Dr. Doug Bailey.
October 5 Roadside Assistance for Aging. This is a half-day retreat for folks of a certain age that will cover a wide-range of topics centered on the spirituality of aging. Our teachers for the day are The Rev. Tom Beason, The Rev. Martha Honaker, and The Rev. Mary Kroohs. You can register for this class by calling the parish office.
October 13, 20, and 27 at 10am: History of the Bible taught by Roddy Roberts
November 3, 10, 17, and 24 at 10am: Holy Currencies book study taught by The Rev. Ginny Wilder
December 4th, 11th, and 18th- Eucharist Around the Table Wednesdays from 6pm- 8pm. We will gather together again on Wednesday evenings during Advent for a simple meal, worship, and sharing part of our spiritual journey. All members and friends of St. Anne’s are welcome. Sign-up sheets for attendance and contribution to the meal will be posted closer to the event. This is a wonderful way to intentionally slow down, ponder, watch and wait as we approach the manger and the birth of Christ into our world.
January 10-12: Weekend retreat with Fran McKendree. More info to come
Please check back as more classes and retreats will be added.