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Adult Education Series ~ Gospel Parallels/Parallel Gospels

Join the Rev. Craig D. Townsend on the second Wednesday of each month, from September 13, 2023, to May 8, 2024, 7:00-8:00 pm, on Zoom, for the adult education offering, Gospel Parallels/Parallel Gospels. We'll explore together why there are four different and differing gospels, and compare other accounts and portrayals of Jesus' life and ministry – gnostic gospels, early orthodox…

The Mystical Tradition – Faith Formation Series

The Rev. Dr. Craig Townsend, Associate for Faith Formation, invites members and friends of St. Ann & the Holy Trinity to join him for an exploration of some classical and modern expressions of mysticism. We will compare the works of a Christian writer to those of a writer(s) from another faith tradition each month. Join Fr. Craig on the second…

The Exodus Tradition

Join us as The Rev. Dr. Craig D. Townsend, St. Ann's Associate for Faith Formation and Bible scholar, offers another fascinating series. Everyone is welcome to attend. Scholars refer to “the Exodus tradition” as a way of exploring how the Exodus story – its plot, images, language, and theology – shapes and permeates everything else in the Bible, both Jewish…

Race and Faith ~ Education Series

St. Ann’s Associate for Faith Formation, Fr. Craig Townsend, and the parish clergy are excited to announce a four-part adult education series, Race and Faith, that will meet on Sunday afternoons, September 27, and October 4, 11, and 18, from 4:30-5:30 on Zoom. It is deeply regrettable that it has taken a series of tragic and wrongful deaths of unarmed…

The Psalms Project

Would you like to read the Book of Psalms, really read it? And not just read all 150 poems/songs/hymns that have been the backbone of Jewish and Christian worship for as long as both religions have had worshipers, but take them on and make them your own? That’s the goal of the Psalms Project, an adult education opportunity for the…

Book of Books Book Club – New Testament

Last year a group of us, parishioners at St. Ann and the Holy Trinity and neighbors and friends, launched the Book of Books Book Club (BoBBC) by reading the entire Hebrew Bible (Old Testament of the Christian Bible) together - or at least a lot of it. We enjoyed ourselves thoroughly, and we took a summer break - but it's…

Instruments of Peace

We are delighted to announce that on Sunday, September 8 we will launch the program year with an exciting new series, Instruments of Peace. Instruments of Peace is an original, arts-based, multi-general curriculum conceived by our clergy and funded with a grant for congregational development by Episcopal Ministries of Long Island. Designed for parishioners and neighbors of all ages, the program will…

St. Ann’s Lending Library

St. Ann's is creating a small lending library, a cart of books that we are recommending to each other! Fr. Craig Townsend, Associate for Faith Formation, introduced the new library: "Here’s how it works: donate a couple of books of a spiritual nature that you have enjoyed but are ready to pass on. Note three key words or phrases in…

Lenten Preaching Series

Lent is a season in which Christians reflect on Jesus’ journey to the cross. It is a time of introspection and self-examination in which we reckon with the mistakes of the past and confront the burden of sin in our lives. Reimagining the Possible, a Preaching Series, will take place on four Sundays in Lent at 9:30 am Early Church…

Book of Books Book Club

The Book of Books Book Club will meet Thursday, October 4, 2018, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm and the first Thursday of each month thereafter. The idea is to read the entire Old Testament/Hebrew Bible between October and May, 2019. Those who join the group can read it in its entirety, read the essential stories chosen from each month's reading,…

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