Fellowship Hangouts, Weekly Explorations/Studies, and more

Be sure to join us for St. Anne’s Fellowship Hangouts and Weekly Bible Studies! Offerings change throughout the year, so be sure to check this space frequently to see what’s been added. Most of these offerings take place on Zoom; scroll down for more about Zoom.

During Lent, St. Anne’s is offering two weekday formation opportunities:

A River through the Desert Study
Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm on Zoom ((5 weeks, February 24 – March 24)
During  Lent on Wednesday evening (5 weeks, February 24 – March 24), from  6:30-7:30 pm, we will take a virtual trip into the Holy Land through a  wonderful course called “A River through the Desert” organized by St.  George’s College in Jerusalem. Tim invites you to join him and others as  we explore the Holy Land’s geography and deepen our understanding of  our faith through the beauty and wonder of God’s creation where the  people of the Old and New Testaments lived and encountered God. Through  weekly videos, discussion questions, scripture reflections, and prayers,  we will seek God in this beautiful, sacred part of the world and  consider what God is showing us through the landscape that has shaped  the faith of many throughout the centuries. Please contact The Rev. Tim Meyers for more information and the Zoom information.

Class Materials Session 1
Class Materials Session 2
Class Materials Session 3
Class Materials Session 4

(Note: All material in the links above belong to St George’s College, Jerusalem. We are using them with permission.)

Sacred Ground Study
1st and 3rd Thursdays from 6:30 – 8:00pm  beginning March 4 for 10 sessions
Sacred Ground is a film-based  dialogue series on race and faith and is the brainchild of Episcopalian  Katrina Brown. Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North  chronicles Katrina’s own family’s reckoning with their past as decedents  of the largest trader of enslaved people in America. Using films,  readings, and dialogue groups, Scared Ground explores race and racism in  the United States from Indigenous, Black, Latino, and Asian Americans.  This faith-based curriculum invites us to explore our response to our  collective histories in a supportive and respectful environment. Sacred  Ground is part of the Let’s Talk about Race series at St. Anne’s and  will meet for 10-sessions on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays from 6:30 – 8:00  beginning March 4. For more information about the offering, please visit  this website. For questions about the sessions and the Zoom  information, please contact Deacon Debra Aring


Let’s Talk About Race, offered by St. Anne’s. Our nation continues to grapple with issues of race, equality, and justice. These are difficult topics to discuss and there are no easy answers. To provide space for these discussions, St. Anne’s now offers a new Adult Formation offering: “Let’s talk about Race” provides opportunities for the St. Anne’s community to explore issues around race in a safe, supportive environment. We read books, watch and discuss short videos, and have group-driven open forums. The series occurs every other month, focused on a central theme. November is an “off month,” and details for the next session are still being finalized. If you are interested in knowing more about this series or would like to sign up, please use our Contact Form to email Deacon Debra Aring.

For more opportunities to explore racial issues click here.

For more opportunities for study at home, including a Bible study guide, podcasts, and more, click here.

Pilgrimage in the Nave. We are thrilled to be able to offer a pilgrimage for personal prayer and reflection in our beautiful nave on a variety of days, usually at 10 am or 3 pm.  We will be following the COVID-19 guidelines established by the diocese, and each pilgrimage will be limited to 10 people, including the check-in volunteers. Please check our calendar for upcoming dates by clicking here.

Handbell Choir Rehearsal. Tuesdays, 7:30 pm – 8:00 pm via Zoom.  For details please use our Contact Form to email Dr. Joyce Schemanske.

Adult Choir Rehearsal. Wednesdays, 7:30 pm – 8:00 pm via Zoom. For details please use our Contact Form to email Dr. Joyce Schemanske.

Junior Choir Rehearsal. Every other Wednesday, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm via Zoom. For details please use our Contact Form to email Dr. Joyce Schemanske.

Youth Choir Rehearsal.  Every other Sunday, 11:30 am – 12:00 pm via Zoom. For details please use our Contact Form to email Dr. Joyce Schemanske.

To register for Children’s Ministries (birth-grade 5) and receive updates as they become available click here.

To register for Youth Ministries (grades 6-12) and receive updates as they become available click here.

About our Facebook link: you do not need a Facebook account to access our live-streamed or recorded services on Facebook.When it’s time for a service simply click on the link (https://www.facebook.com/SaintAnnesATL/); it will take you to the Facebook page. If a dialogue box appears asking you to sign in look for the line that says “not now” and click on it, or if you have the choice, simply close the dialogue box. That will take you to our Facebook page. Then look for the posted service, and for a live service wait until you see a video box appear (it might be in a lower corner of the page) and then click on it. It will enlarge the video picture and you will see the service when it begins.

*About Zoom: Zoom is a web-based video conferencing tool that allows users to meet online, with or without video. You can join the meeting via the desktop client or use a mobile app on your phone, or tablet. For information visit the zoom website: getting started or how to join a meetingOr simply follow the instructions in the next paragraph.

To join any gathering you will click on the link for the gathering (provided by the contact person for that event; see above event descriptions) and follow the prompts. You will need to download the Zoom software and register for a free account at https://zoom.us/. If it’s your first time joining one of the meetings, please try logging in about 10 minutes ahead of time to set up your system. When you join the discussion be sure to use both your first and last names so you will be admitted.This is another security measure to protect our gatherings from inappropriate (and worse) posting. We look forward to our conversations!

We have implemented some procedures to ensure the safety of our Zoom gatherings. Other churches have had their gatherings disrupted when someone joined and then posted obscene images in the middle of the event. To avoid that disruption do these two things:
1)  Register with Rev. Tim for any gathering (tmeyers@saintannes.com).
2)  Make sure you have your full name, both first and last names, attached to your device – not just “ipad” or “iphone” – so the host can identify you and welcome you to the meeting.

We hope you will invite friends, neighbors, and others to join our gatherings! If you do, just have them register with Rev. Tim and let him know you invited them. Some have asked why we use a “waiting room.” This assures that the host is there when people are admitted and can check registrations. This will all become very easy as it becomes routine.