Welcome to the Church of the Annunciation




The parishioners of the Church of the Annunciation value Fellowship and Outreach, in addition to Worship.  We enjoy meeting and welcoming visitors following our Sunday services with our Coffee Hour, which is a lot more than coffee.  There are a variety of snacks and beverages to appeal to all.  We also try to have a social event each month, either a brunch, a potluck and/or a movie, Mardi Gras, games, Oktoberfest or sit down dinners.  These social events have turned our church community into a family.  They have helped us all become better acquainted and have drawn people from the fringes into the heart of church activities. Please check our Events pages for more information.

Church of the Annunciation ChalisThe Annunciation Chalice

The Annunciation Chalice is a beautiful piece of art that has been donated to our parish in memory and thanksgiving.  We acquired this magnificent chalice in the Spring of 2010 and it was dedicated by Bishop Dabney Smith on March 25th,which is the Feast of the Annunciation, at a special service.  The chalice was hand made by Marietta Loudon of Sterling, Fine Silver with cloisonné enamel and was displayed in the Ringling Art Museum for several months during the Winter of 2010.  The bowl of the chalice is hand hammered from a flat piece of silver and the cloisonné enamel stem displays the Annunciation.  Marietta also fashioned a paten to accompany the chalice.  This chalice is part of our future.

Our Memorial Garden

We continue to honor our history and those of our founders and members with our Memorial Garden.  The Memorial Garden is a courtyard surrounded by two sides by our church buildings and on the other sides by our walkways.  It has lovely plantings, granite benches, and an outdoor altar. Members may choose to have their ashes buried in the garden at the time of their death. The names of those people are memorialized on plaques on one interior and one exterior wall.  It is a lovely, quiet, and peaceful place, very special to our parishioners.  This Memorial Garden honors our past.

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