Parish Life

Members of St. Anne’s pray, learn, serve and play together.

We gather multiple times a year for fun activities and to break bread as a church family and will gladly welcome you as a guest and as a helper. There are many ways in which one can contribute: e-mail or call Nan Hunter for more information and to sign up: nanshunter@gmail.com, 404-483-3220

For a special note about risk-free volunteering, scroll to the bottom of this page.

Special note:  The Yoga class meets every Thursday at 1:30pm.  Scroll down for details about this wonderful class lead by Madison Best of The Awakened Moon.

St. Nicholas Day Celebration (formerly St. Anne’s Christmas Party)

Don’t miss out on this festive event and bring the family.  St. Anne’s Cooks prepare and serve homemade lasagna, salad, bread, and Christmas sugar cookies, We decorate the tree, sing carols around the piano, and celebrate the season.  Date and time to be announced soon.

Festival Sunday Picnic

Festival Sunday will mark the official start of the new St. Anne’s programmatic year. Immediately following the 10:30am service, St. Anne’s Cooks prepare a true feast: fried chicken, baked chicken, potato salad, fruit salad, tomato aspic, rolls, and of course St. Anne’s famous blueberry and peach cobblers. This is the perfect day to share your summer adventures . . . bring vacation pictures and show off your tan!

Founders Day BBQ (aka St. Anne’s Birthday Party)

St. Anne’s is in her 60’s and she deserves to be celebrated! In the merry month of May, immediately following the 10:30am service, we gather together to mark the day with a true banquet crowned by the blackberry and peach cobblers that have made the St. Anne’s cooks famous all over the land!

Foyers

Foyer Groups are small groups of 8-10 persons sharing simple meals and fellowship. The intention is to have fun and provide an opportunity for us to meet one another and become better acquainted. Each group meets about four times a year for a simple meal and relaxed conversation in the homes of fellow group members. Foyer Groups are not intended to do anything  but simply to be what Christians are: groups of people who gather together and “love one another.” Foyer Groups provide time and opportunities to grow friendships. The commitment is simply to come together with your group at a mutually agreed upon time, at least four times over the enxt year. Of course we will need members to offer to host at least one gathering.

Lemonade in the Shade

Join us after church starting in the Spring each year for Cookies and Lemonade. Please consider volunteering to provide this quick, easy, and enjoyable service to St. Anne’s Church. We provide all of the ingredients – you provide the time. Do it with your family, a friend’s family, a group you’re involved in at church or any other way you’d like to make it easy on yourself.

A link to sign up will appear in the spring.  Please check this space in mid-April!

Going Deeper – Lenten Simple Suppers

Lent at St. Anne’s is a time for extra reflection. On Wednesday nights during Lent, we share a simple meal and we go deeper in our spiritual life together with our clergy.

Mardi Gras Party

Laissez les bons temps rouler at St. Anne’s Mardi Gras Party. Join us for an evening of live music and delicious Low Country Boil (prepared by a dedicated team of parishioners). You don’t have to dress up to enjoy the fun, and no worries: there will be colorful beads for everyone!

Parish Retreat Weekend

A fantastic weekend away from Atlanta, full of fellowship, fun, and relaxation. There will be something interesting to learn and to do for all ages, nature hikes, prayer, great food, and much more!  More details for Parish Retreat coming soon.

People Enjoying People

People Enjoying People (PEP) meet throughout the year, generally following the 10:30am Sunday service. Activities vary from a simple lunch to fellowship, to field trips, museums and other points of interest. If you would like to experience the joy of St. Anne’s community, come join us as we form new relationships and reconnect with others.

Progressive Dinner

Once a year our church hosts a Progressive Dinner.  We meet at the church for appetizers and drinks, move on to the first stop – someone’s home for an entrée. After dinner, we head to another parishioner’s home for dessert. At 10:30 p.m. move one last time and head back to the church. Watch out for detailed information in The Banner Weekly e-newsletter.

St. Anne’s Cooks

This group of dedicated volunteers (men and women) come together to cook for seasonal parish events such as Festival Sunday and Founder’s Day Picnics, the Christmas Party, covered dish breakfasts and a variety of receptions throughout the year. The Cooks provide wonderful fellowship while preparing and sharing St. Anne’s time honored recipes. It is a very flexible group that encourages volunteers to help when their schedule permits during one or several events.

For additional information, contact: Nan Hunter 404-483-3220 or nanshunter@gmail.com

St. Anne’s Men’s Softball – The Speedy Cats

St. Anne’s summer softball, with the North Atlanta Church League, is a great way to come together in a spirit of Christian fellowship to enjoy competition and recreation. The season starts around the end of May and ends in August. Games are played at Northside Drive Baptist Church. Over the years, we have had some great teams and more importantly wonderful players. If you are interested in playing or have further questions, please contact St. Anne’s parishioner Richard Hunter at rhunter1153@gmail.com.

Sunday Morning Breakfast

Join us for Continental-style breakfast before Sunday School on Sundays starting at 8:45. Breakfast is graciously prepared by parish volunteers and enjoyed by all from 8:45am – 9:15am on Sundays from September – May.  Adults $5, children $3.  Families, friends and committee groups are encouraged to pick a date and roll up your sleeves to help with this parish ministry. No experience necessary!

To sign up to help: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b4ca9a72aa31-sunday

Yoga!

Come enjoy the benefits of yoga with teacher Madison Best, Thursdays at 1:30 pm in The Commons Room.  This is one of the best deals in town at just $10 per class, a portion of which Madison donates to St. Anne’s.  For more info contact Madison at theawakenedmoon.com or 818-231-5418.

RISK-FREE VOLUNTEERING!

Sign up to receive notice of opportunities to volunteer — minister* — without making any commitment! Nan Hunter, St. Anne’s Parish Life chair, is building a list of people who will receive notice of upcoming events and the volunteer work needed. This might include cooking, decorating, setting up for an event, cleaning up after an event, bringing food to be cooked, serving at a dinner. . . and other possible tasks.  Those who are willing and able to volunteer for an event will volunteer, and those who aren’t will simply delete the email. There is no minimum number of volunteer hours required, no cost for remaining on the list, no response ever needed.

*Every time you volunteer you are ministering to someone in some way.

Bonus: Volunteering/ministering is a great way to get to know your fellow parishioners!   To add your name to the list click on this link:
https://goo.gl/forms/z1WJer0EOGxRXYyP2