“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 mornings. Please see Ron Sigrist for more information about EFM. Go to https://stanneswinstonsalem.org/formation/ for more information.
October 14th, and 21st 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, October 14; October 21 (This is a change from the original dates available to accommodate the Ministry Fair) 10 AM (sharp)-10: 45 a.m. in the library/vestry room. Led by the Rev. Dr. Doug Bailey.
November 11th- Storytelling as Evangelism taught by The Right Rev. Dr. Porter Taylor, retired bishop of the Diocese of Western North Carolina
December 9th and 16th- Spiritual Pilgrimage: Taize, France and El Camino de Santiago taught by The Rev. Christine Payden-Travers
December 5th, 12th, and 19th- 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 20th “’Respect the Dignity of Every Human Being,’ and the Confederate Memorials.”
During the service of Holy Baptism, we renew our own baptismal covenant. The final question asked by the celebrant is, “Will you strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being.” (Emphasis added) The people respond with the promise, “I will, with God’s help.” The question and the response are iterations of the second Great Commandment – to love one another.
Confederate Memorials purport to honor the bravery and sacrifice of those who fought or died (or both) in our nation’s Civil War. They celebrate their humanity in its attendant complexities. Many of those whose ancestors fought for the Confederacy want the memorials to remain in place. On the other hand, those and their descendants who for centuries suffered as property – as chattel – and later under legalized apartheid object to honoring those who for no other reason fought to preserve and protect slavery. The memorials do not honor the humanity of the slaves’ descendants or the humanity of their ancestors in celebrating a system that dehumanized them. They want them removed.
How does the Baptismal Covenant inform the debate on this issue?
January 26th 9am- 4pm Vestry Retreat
February 3rd and 10th- The Spirituality of Palliative Care taught by The Rev. Mary Kroohs
February 17, 24 March 10, and 17: Episcopal Questions, Episcopal Answers. Join us for an exploration of the book “Episcopal Questions, Episcopal Answers at 10:00 am at St. Anne’s. This is a class that will help us deepen our understanding of what it means to be an Episcopalian while getting to share our own thoughts and experiences from our own faith journey. If you are new to St. Anne’s and/or new to the Episcopal Church or if you want to know more about the denomination you are a member of, please join us for this conversation.
March 13th, 20th, 27th, April 3rd, and April 10th- Wednesday night Lenten Program Simple supper at 6:30pm, program from 7pm- 8pm.
April 7th, 14th, 28th, May 12th and 19th “The Cash Value of Whiteness” presented by St. Anne’s Outreach Committee. The goal of this series is to help participants understand how being white in the United States inclines our systems, financial and otherwise, to work for the economic benefit of white people relative to people of color generally and black people more specifically.
We will offer a Newcomers’ Class in the Spring of 2019
Please check back as more classes and retreats will be added.