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Stonewall 55: Legacy Without Limits

On June 20, 2024, St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church and Pro-Cathedral hosted Stonewall 55: Legacy Without Limits, a commemoration and celebration of the 55th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. We were immensely glad and proud to welcome conversation partners, performers, and prominent community members who collectively embody generations of investment in the movement for LGBTQ+ rights and liberation.…

Celebrating Rev. Elise Hanley—From Brooklyn to Cork!

By Tim Dwyer, parishioner and vestry member An extraordinary confluence of circumstances allowed me the privilege of witnessing both the farewell festivities for Rev. Elise Hanley at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church in Brooklyn Heights as well as her institution at her new church home just two weeks later at Christchurch in Cork, Ireland. It began last fall…

2024 MLK Weekend of Service

Once again, St. Ann’s Sunday School families and parishioners honored the memory of Martin Luther King, Jr. by joining nearly 400 volunteers for two days of service organized by Repair the World. Volunteers packed over 2500 hygiene kits for the nonprofit organization Brooklyn Community Services on Sunday, January 14, and Monday, January 15. Brooklyn Community Services provides access to essentials…

Annual Christmas Pageant

Once again, the young people (with the help of some adults, too!) told the story of Christmas through our Annual Christmas Pageant at the 4:30 pm Family Service on Christmas Eve. Congratulations to the entire cast, and special thanks to all our parents for their help and support, and to Canon John, Ellen Reilly, and Joel Van Liew for all…

World Aids Day Observance

St. Ann’s LGBTQ+ Action Group sponsored an observance of World AIDS Day on Friday, December 1st to remember all who have died of HIV/AIDS, to honor survivors, and to pray for an end to the global pandemic. Wladimir Lewis-Thomas welcomed all on behalf of St. Ann’s LGBTQ+ Action Group. HIV/AIDS awareness pins donated by Ben Graham were given out at…

Christina’s Baptism

Christina G. was baptized at St. Ann’s on Sunday, November 26th. She was sponsored by her partner, Sophia. The Rev. Elise Hanley and the Rev. Dr. Craig Townsend presided. We also give thanks for Christina and Sophia’s upcoming marriage.  See photos of the baptism here.

Sauerkraut-Making Fun

Fun and fermentation were had after Church on Sunday, November 19th, as Emily Neustadt led a workshop on how to make sauerkraut! Emily demonstrated the chopping and presentation, and then participants could make their own sauerkraut at the end. Emily also spoke about “The Dirty Dozen and Clean 15.” The “Dirty Dozen” are the 12 foods all should endeavor to…

2023 Gala–It’s About Time, Celebrating our Legacy of Commitment and Hope

It's About Time, Celebrating our Legacy of Commitment and Hope, St. Ann’s 2023 fundraising gala, drew the parish’s family and many supporters together for a delightful evening on Thursday, November 2. A cocktail reception kicked off the event with music by the Brooklyn Chamber Orchestra's Wind Quintet. Dinner and a terrific program followed with presentations and remarks Susan Feldman of…

Sandwich-making in Sunday School

During St. Ann’s Sunday School, all the young people and the adults worked together as a team to make 105 sandwiches for Monday’s lunch program at the non-profit service agency Community Help in Park Slope -- CHiPS. Thanks to all who brought food and participated. View photos here.

EMLI Honors Pop-Up Pantry Ministry

St. Ann’s Pop-Up Pantry and The Garden at St. Francis Church in North Bellmore were honored by Bishop Lawrence Provenzano along with the Board of Directors of Episcopal Ministries of Long Island (EMLI) and friends from across the Diocese of Long Island at EMLI’s “Celebration of Ministry” on Wednesday, October 18. A team of pantry volunteers and staff was there…

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