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May 7, 2016

Sunday, June 12

Worship Begins at 10, picnic follows

It's time to celebrate God's creation and the beauty of the outdoors, not to mention have some fellowship time together! We will be having one service on Sunday, June 12 beginning at 10am at the Damascus Recreational Park located at 23723 Kings Valley Road, Damascus in PicNic Shelter B. Saint Anne's Men will be grilling but we need the rest of us to bring salads, side dishes and desserts! Make sure to bring your own beverages, chairs/blankets, outdoor games and let's make this a great day full of fun!

Relay For Life Volunteers

Saturday. May 21, Beginning at Noon
Rocky Hill Middle School
22401 Brickhaven Way, Germantown, MD

Please Sign up in the parish Hall if you are planning on walking, manning our tent, or are able to assist with the worship service in the evening. The Relay begins at noon and ends with the closing ceremony at 4:30am Sunday morning. Walkers are needed and encouraged through the luminary ceremony (or later!) St. Anne's will be holding a healing service following the Survivors Dinner at approximately 6pm. Hope to see you all there as we raise awareness for cancer research and have some fun at the same time!

FREE Training

June 8, 2016

We have an opportunity to send two people to a free training event for people who work with youth in Montgomery County. The Mental Health Association is offering this free Youth Mental Health First Aid training on Wednesday, June 8 from 8:00-5:00pm. Training will be held at the Mental Health Association office located at 1000 Twinbrook Parkway, Rockville, MD.

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.

If you are interested in attending, please contact Father Lee for the registration form.

Did you say Nursery?

Yup, that's right! We are looking for a volunteer core to help staff our nursery which will be opening soon. We have been receiving inquiries as to the availability of a nursery and also feedback from some parents with children ages 0-3 years.

The vestry has approved the re-opening (it's been a while) of our nursery. The nursery area is bright, clean, secure and is in the Children's Center Pre-School area. We will be hiring one paid position to run the nursery but need to have one volunteer each week to help staff it. The more volunteers we have the easier it will be for all, so PLEASE CONSIDER offering up on Sunday every once in a while to help families with young children come to church? If you are interested in volunteering, please email Father Lee.

 for our Housing Project!

As our project for Affordable Senior Housing continues to move forward - we need to start calling it something else besides "that affordable senior housing project."

So time to put on your creative caps and let's come up with a name together. Beginning this Sunday you will find an sign and envelope filled with notecards on the bulletin board in the parish hall. Here is all you need to do:
  • Write a name for the project on one side.
  • Put your name on the other side.
  • Stick back in the envelope.
At the May Vestry Meeting, the vestry will then narrow down the choices to the three and then we will have a parish vote. And for the winner? Well, we'll find something besides points in heaven - for you to claim as your reward....
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Come and Celebrate

Saturday, May 14, 10am
Washington National Cathedral
3101 Wisconsin Ave NW

Four of our St. Anne's youth will be confirmed at the Cathedral. This is always a beautiful and powerful service and we hope that we will have some St. Anne's folks able to come and show their support! The youth being confirmed are:
  • Kaitlyn Hunter
  • Amelia Eapen
  • Erin Eapen
  • Jayden Alexander O'Niel Burnett

Sunday, May 15, 9-Noon

Save the date! St. Anne’s youth will be hosting a car wash on SUNDAY May 15th from 9 am to noon in our church parking lot. Monies earned will go towards our work camp project as well as Relay for life. Bring your dirty cars to church and leave in a clean one.  We appreciate your support!

Cleaning Time!

The Women of Saint Anne's (WOSA) invite you to start your spring cleaning! Our annual Yard Sale, which supports the Women of Saint Anne's is Saturday, June 4 starting at 8am. Donations to the yard sale (please no trash - only items that can really be sold) may be brought to the Parish Hall beginning May 21; 3:30pm.  

Catch the Wave of God's Amazing Love

July 18-22, 2015, 9:00am-12:30pm daily

Surf's up and the energy is high for a fun time at camp catching God's love. Join us at St. Anne’s this summer as we host Surf Shack! Catching the Wave of God's Amazing Love!  Camp (VBS) will be held from Monday, July 18 to Friday July 22, 2016 from 9 am to 12:30 daily.  A special evening dinner and program will be held Thursday night July 21.  Our suggested donation for the week is $40.00 for one child, $60.00 for two children, and $80.00 for three or more children...however ALL are welcome as scholarship money is available.

REGISTRATION is now open for ALL – Children & Volunteers (SSL hours given).  Youth can start earning hours by coming to our first meeting on Sunday, April 24 from 11:30 to 2:30 pm. Click for More information or to register.

St. Anne's 14th Annual Golf Open
Monday, Monday, July 11, 11am registration
Montgomery Country Club

It's that time - and it takes all of us to make our annual golf open a success! Time to start spreading the word and seeking sponsors and players! We can't do it without you! For all the information you need...just click here!

Damascus HELP

Now Collecting Items Through May 29th

We are now collecting needed food items for Damascus Help. Damascus Help is an organization that provides assistance to needy persons and families in the upper portion of Montgomery County, MD and adjacent areas in the form of emergency food, holiday food baskets and gifts, transportation, furniture and emergency financial assistance. Currently needed items include:
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Jelly
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned baked beans
  • Canned tomatoes (not spaghetti sauce)
  • Sugar
  • Flour
Items can be dropped off in the marked box in the Narthex (church entry.)


Upcoming - Save the Dates!

  • Youth Car Wash, May 15, 9am- 12:00
  • Sacred Grounds Work Day, May 15, 12-2:30pm
  • Relay for Life, Clarksburg, May 21
  • Choral Evening Prayer, May 31, 7:30pm, The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
  • WOSA Yard Sale, June 4 8am-5:00pm
  • Parish Picnic and Worship, June 12 10am -??, Damascus Recreational Park
  • Week of Hope Work Camp, June 26-July
  • St. Anne's Golf Open, July 11
  • Vacation Bible School, July 18-22

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St. Anne's Episcopal Church
25100 Ridge Road
Damascus, Md 20872

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