In our Baptismal vows we promise to “seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbor as yourself.” We fulfill that promise when we support our partners in mission. Opportunities exist for parishioners of all ages to become involved.
Scroll down for details of our upcoming ministries.
One way we commit to mission is by tithing (giving 10%) of our budget to Mission and Outreach (M&O). Your M&O Committee has worked to integrate Mission and Outreach into every aspect of our life together.
On the link for “Mission Partnerst” you will find a short synopsis of the mission of each partner along with their website address.
Volunteer opportunities and opportunities to give
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about opportunities for service.
Gifts for the Christ Child
Each year during Advent, we fill a cradle in the Narthex with new infant-sized clothing for babies born at Grady Memorial Hospital, who, without these gifts, might go home with little more than their hospital issued clothes. The cradle will be in the Narthex from the first Sunday in Advent, December 3rd, through December 26th. Please bring new infant clothes to place in the cradle. The items most needed are layette clothing for sizes 0-3 months and 3-6 months, hats, socks, and baby blankets. If you have children, this is a great way to get them involved in the spirit of the season by letting them pick out the baby clothes and bringing them to church to give to the newborn infants who have little or no clothes upon their birth into this world. For more information, contact Rebekah Henry Murphy at 404.237.5589.
Make a Christmas Eve Dinner for those at Holy Comforter
Saturday, December 23, beginning at 9:30 am
Adults and children are invited to gather in the St. Anne’s kitchen to bake cookies and prepare food for the Holy Comforter Christmas Eve dinner. Please consider donating a turkey! Contact Lee Miller at 404.273.9090 if you have questions and to let her know if you can donate a turkey. And thank you!
Funding hats and towels
St. Anne’s is helping the Open Door Community in the preparation of Christmas boxes for prisoners on Death Row. We’ll “fund” stocking caps and towels to go in the boxes. They must all be the same, so rather than buying the caps and towels, we will accept donations to offset the cost of these items. 60 hats and 120 towels are available to be funded. Although the Open Door Community closed its doors at 910 Ponce De Leon last year and sold their building, the Community continues to thrive and present a forceful presence in Atlanta. PLEASE help. Call Lee Miller if you have questions: 404.273. 9090
Agape Moves to Its New Home
We have hosted the children of the Agape program at St Anne’s for a number of years, and will miss them as the program is moving into its own new facility at 2210 Marietta Blvd. near the present Agape facility on Bolton Road. We will miss the smiles and happy voices of the 50 kids that come each Monday and do their homework and have dinner in our Parish Hall. Many of you have been involved in tutoring or cooking and serving meals for the kids.
That opportunity has not ended but is just moving, so the kids do not have to travel so far twice a day to St Anne’s and Trinity Presbyterian Church. Plus they will have designated rooms for study, a computer lab, a library, and a gym.
If you would like to serve a meal at the new center from their new kitchen, sign up here to provide dinner for BOLTON students at the new Agape facility!
We hope to see you volunteering at the new Agape Youth and Family Center as a dinner provider or a tutor.
Ethel Wright & Ruthanna Bost
Do You Have a Heart for
Mission and Outreach?
St. Anne’s is seeking new members for our Mission and Outreach committee team. Our mission is to inspire and lead parishioners to become the living expression of Christ in the world. We evaluate, fund, organize, and communicate outreach opportunities to help parishioners fulfill their baptismal promises.
All members of St. Anne’s are welcome to serve on the committee. The time commitment is about 2 hours a month. Please contact Mission@saintannes.com for more information and to express interest.