Opportunities

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GROUPS and ACTIVITIES and MINISTRIES of St. Ann’s

Acolytes – Assist in the Liturgy  as  torch bearer, server, thurifer, and crucifer.

Altar Guild – Works quietly and behind the scenes caring for the linens, silver, and brass pieces used on the altar, filling candles, updating the hymn board, cleaning the area behind the communion rail weekly and decorating the church for special occasions.

Book Group  An interesting and provocative reading discussion. Generally meets monthly.

Building and Grounds Committee – Responsible for the care and feeding of the church property, it meets once every three months to discuss various maintenance and beautification projects and how they will be accomplished.

Chalice Bearers – Assist in the distribution of the wine during Communion.

Choir Joyfully sing God’s praises on Sundays and on other special special occasions. The Choir sings a wide range of music from ancient to contemporary.

Christian Education and Formation Leadership opportunities abound for those interested in teaching Sunday School, leading Bible Study, book groups, or other parish education/formation activities.

Coffee Hour – Provides refreshments after each Sunday Eucharist.

Finance Committee – Guides the church from a financial perspective. Tasks include budgeting, cash flow, investments, procedures and policies.

Green Group – The Green Group at St. Ann’s has works to make St. Ann’s and its parishioners more environmentally aware and responsible, as well as to provide an example to the community. The Green Group welcomes your ideas for projects as well as your participation.

Lay Readers – Read the Old and New Testament and lead the Prayers of the People during the Liturgy.

Lay Weeders – The Lay Weeders maintain the grounds and gardens at St. Ann’s by dividing the church grounds into sections which are then maintained by two or more members of the parish.

Liturgy Team – Works in partnership with the Rector to determine appropriate liturgical changes and assists in planning worship.

Lobster Fest – A major St. Ann’s fundraiser! It is always held on the first Saturday of October. The entire parish participates. A portion of the funds raised provide services to the poor.

Ministry to the Homebound – Conducts visits and distributes Communion to the homebound, sick and elderly of the parish.

Needlepoint Guild – Responsible for creating and maintaining the beautiful kneelers that adorn the Communion rail.

New Member Hospitality – Advancing the integration of new members into the community of Saint Ann’s.

Office GuildHelps fairly regularly with operating the copier, making phone calls, setting up displays, and generally preparing the Church for Sundays.

Outreach Committee – Focuses on the outreach programs of Saint Ann’s for the benefit of disadvantaged families in the Woodstock community.

Parish Life – Provides meals for those families who are experiencing major life changes and coordinates special receptions such as the visitation of the Bishop.

Stewardship Committee – Identifies the needs of the parish and matches them with the time, talent and treasure of the parishioners.

Ushers – Responsible for greeting everyone as they arrive for the Liturgy and assisting anyone who may require help with seating or use of our hearing devices.

Vestry – Governing body that makes the necessary decisions affecting the temporal affairs of the church.

WACM – Woodstock Area Christian Ministries is an ecumenical group that pools funds and manpower for the purpose of assisting families and members of the Woodstock community who are in immediate, short-term need.