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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…

Sunday School Builds Paper Churches

For the Feast of St. Francis, the Sunday School focused on a perhaps lesser-known story about Francis. One day, while praying at the church of San Damiano, St. Francis heard Jesus speak to him from the crucifix: “Go, rebuild my church which is falling down.” Francis thought God wanted him to physically rebuild the collapsing church building, so he started…

Kendrick Goodman’s Baptism

Young Kendrick Goodman has many family members and friends, and they all came to see Kendrick baptized at St. Ann's on Sunday, October 15. His parents Nigel Goodman and Karen Gereffi Goodman as well as godparent Lyndon Goodman presented him, and Canon John Denaro, rector, presided. Photos of the baptism may be found here.

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