Parish Life

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

Please see our Saint Anne’s @ Home page for what’s going on at St. Anne’s!

When not limited by the pandemic . . .

. . . 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

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS AT ST. ANNE’S:

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

Don’t miss out on this festive event and bring the family.  Following our annual service of Lessons & Carols, 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 go carolling down St. Anne’s Lane and to the Fire Station as we celebrate the season.

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

A Saint Anne’s Foyer Group is a wonderful way to meet both new and longstanding members of our St. Anne’s community on an informal basis. Each core group of about six members meets roughly two evenings in the Spring and two in the Fall to enjoy food, fun, fellowship, and potentially for one meeting, ministry to others. The core groups are encouraged to invite one or two others to join them. If you have not joined one of the 2019 core groups and would like to be invited to one or more gatherings, we are happy to accommodate you. Join in the warmth of small group gatherings and get to know new St. Anne’s members from different circles of our parish community. Interested? Contact Ryan Davis at ryandavis07@gmail.com.

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. Sign up at Ministry Scheduler Pro (details below), and Email Elaine Christopher at erchristopher@bellsouth.net with any questions.

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 a hot or continental-style breakfast before Sunday School on Sundays starting at 8:45. Breakfast is graciously prepared by parish volunteers and enjoyed from 8:45am – 9:15am on Sundays from September – May.  Adults $5, children $3, family max $20 for a hot breakfast; Adults $3, children $2, family max $15 for a continental-style breakfast.  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! Curious about what is involved?  Here is some info: Breakfast Instructions

To sign up to help, see MSP here:

MINISTRY SCHEDULER PRO
Parish Life sign-ups are moving to St. Anne’s new Ministry Scheduler Pro! It is super easy and we are excited to have everything in one place. Breakfast, Lenten Suppers, and Lemonade in the Shade are all already in the system waiting for sign ups. If you are new to MSP, all you need to do is enroll by clicking the link below. NOTE: If you are already volunteering and have an MSP login, you do not need to fill out this form.
https://secure.rotundasoftware.com/l/enrollment/StAnnesLane

For a preview/tour of this program:
https://www.ministryschedulerpro.com/take-a-tour

FULL SCHEDULE
To see the schedule:  https://secure.rotundasoftware.com/l/web-terminal/master-calendar?liveWebPostId=457840

TO LOG IN TO MSP:
https://secure.rotundasoftware.com/p/web-terminal/login/StAnnesLane?user=StAnnesLane

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