Volunteering

Your support is always welcome here at St Ann’s. We have numerous opportunities and activities that need volunteers to make them work. Please note that time commitments vary, and you should not assume that if your area of interest is active every month, for example, that you would have to participate every month. You can get more information on any of these opportunities by contacting Cynthia, our parish administrator stannsoffice@gmail.com.

Liturgy & Sunday Help                                                                                                                                 
Acolytes – Acolytes serve at our services. The acolyte guild provides training and scheduling, and recognition for service. Youth to adults.

Altar Service – Altar servers are trained to help with communion, teens to adults

Altar Guild – Prepares the altar for services and secures the altar after services.

Choir – Singers perform at the 10am service Sep-Jun & for special services. Training provided through the choir director. Teens to adults. No prior experience required.

Coffee Hour – Bring some goodies, make and serve coffee/tea after the 8am and 10am services

Greeters – Before the service, offer hospitality, a loving welcome, hand-out leaflets…bring up the gifts.

Healing Team – Offers prayers for healing at Communion time at both Sunday services

Pastoral Care Committee – Coordinates assistance, prayer and Communion for home-bound parishioners.

Prayer & Care

Creation Care – Works to create environmentally responsible policies and opportunities for St Ann’s to engage.

Prayer Chain – Requests initiated by the Rector or Deacon and are given by a cadre of parishioners. Teens to adults.

Love in Action – Sends cards for birthdays and anniversaries and notes when someone is in need of encouragement.

Welcoming Committee – Makes newcomers feel warmly welcome and helps them link up with parish resources and being a friend to all. Year-round.

Events

Christmas Fair – Assist with designing and delivering the annual Christmas Fair in  December. Coordinating committee starts in the spring. Volunteers start in Sept.

Golf Scramble – Designs and delivers the annual Golf Scramble in May.

Welcome Home Sunday – an annual tradition with food, games, and special attractions held on the Sunday following Labor Day.

Lazarus Ministry – Help provide food and beverages and set-up and take-down for  funerals and life events.

 Outreach

Back to School Supplies – School supplies (and sometimes backpacks) are donated by the congregation in August.

Christmas Stockings – For needy kids in RSU-14 grades K-8. Outreach provides stockings and church members fill them.

Community Meal – Help set up, serve, and take down once a month on a Thursday St. Ann’s hosts and facilitates the meal.

Essentials Pantry – The team provides monthly access to our essentials pantry (limited food, cleaning and personal hygiene products) to folks in need, stocked through items donated by the congregation and by our friends at Faith Lutheran Church.

Outreach Committee – Meets quarterly. Budgets where various funds will be spent.

Youth Oriented

Nursery – Watch over youngest kiddos during 10 am service year-round. Teens to  adults.

Keeping the Wheels Greased

Communications – Assist with maintaining an updated website and Facebook presence for the Parish, video services, develop and release various printed pieces.

Finance Committee- Reviews finances & prepares a proposed annual budget for the Vestry.

Memorial Garden Committee – Maintains a current garden plot plan and coordinates with volunteers for plot openings and closures

Stewardship Committee – Responsible for designing, executing, and follow-up for the annual stewardship canvass, September thru January.