National Acolyte Festival

October 11, 2014

National Acolyte Festival


Six of our Acolytes attended the National Acolyte Festival on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC.


We have started including an Annunciation Coffee Mug in our welcome bags for new visitors.

Annunciation Coffee Mug

All the Sundays in October, during the coffee hour between services and after the 10:30 service, Dean and Karen Jones will be selling the Annunciation Coffee Mug to current parishioners.

Annunciation Coffee Mug filled with candy – $12

Empty Annunciation Coffee Mug – $10

The funds collected will be used to buy more coffee mugs for the welcome bags.




Sunday School for children ages 3 to 12 years old will begin on September 14th at 10:30 a.m.  In preparation for the new year we are kicking off with a “Back to Sunday School Event” on Sunday, September 7th after the 9:00 a.m. service.  Please join us to learn about the Godly Play curriculum, meet the teachers, see a sample lesson, visit the classrooms (our “sacred space”/ designated areas), and enjoy some light refreshments.  Everyone is invited, but we highly encourage the parents and grandparents of children who will be attending Sunday School to attend this informative event. If you have any questions please seek out Ginny Upshaw, Amy Heflin or Wendy Andrus-Lowe for more information.

Godly Play Needs

August 7, 2014

Godly Play Support Aides Needed:   We are seeking some youth (13 year olds or older) or adults to volunteer one Sunday a month or more, to provide support to the teachers in the classrooms on Sunday mornings. Support Aides will greet the children at the door, and help monitor and manage the children.  If you would like to volunteer we encourage you to attend a special training just for YOU!  The event is scheduled for August 24th after the 9:00 a.m. service.  Please sign up on the sheet in Lowe Hall on the bulletin board. You can talk to Ginny Upshaw, Amy Heflin or Wendy Andrus-Lowe for more information.

Godly Play Lesson Materials Needed:   For our expanded Sunday School curriculum, Godly Play, we are in need of various items that will extend and enrich the lessons being taught.  You might be able to donate some of these, make a monetary donation for the purchase of some, or make even them yourself!  Our wish list is printed and displayed on the bulletin board next to Father Lowe’s portrait in Lowe Hall. Some items we hope to acquire soon are:  3 standard bookshelves (similar to the 3 that hold the free swap books); Nativity scene/Crèche; globe and/or world map; tabletop menorahs; small tabletop advent wreath with advent candles (4 purple and 1 pink); large white pillar candle with a glass candle plate for it to sit on; art supplies including pastels, charcoal and drawing paper; and any funds to offset other needed materials for the lessons. If you make a monetary donation, please write “Godly Play” in the memo portion of the check. You can talk to Ginny Upshaw, Amy Heflin or Wendy Andrus-Lowe for more information.

We want to thank all those who have supported our Godly Play curriculum to date, but especially the Wednesday morning men’s group. Thank You!

Annunciation Celebrates Britta’s 100th

March 17, 2014

The parish celebrated Britta’s 100th birthday today with “Happy Birthday” in Swedish and a Swedish birthday party with all the trimmings – everyone had a marvelous time and Britta received 100 birthday cards and numerous other gifts. We sang Happy Birthday to her in Swedish and in English.  The Swedish words and English translation are: […]

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Classy Divas for a Cause

February 6, 2014

The Classy Divas for a Cause Luncheon and Fashion Show was held February 6th – a full house, good times, food, wine, beautiful clothes and fun – all to benefit Our Little Roses Home for Girls in Honduras.

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Rectanglers Design Afghans

February 1, 2014

COTA Rectanglers met Saturday, February 1st to design more afghans – they designed 21 afghans to be put together for delivery to the VA hospital in Tampa later this spring.

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Annunciation at Diocesan Convention

October 25, 2013

Group from Annunciation with Presiding Bishop Schori at the yearly Diocesan Convention in Punta Gorda.  Click on photo to get larger and more complete picture.  

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