Funding God's Kingdom Forward

On Saturday, January 13, from 2 – 5 pm the Rev Suzanne Culhane will speak on stewardship and planned giving in Lowe Hall.  Refreshments will be served.  Representatives from other local churches have been invited to attend.  Please sign up to attend this event, either in person or by calling the church office at 941-778-1638.

Rev Culhane is an associate rector at Christ Church in Greenwich, Connecticut and is a professionsl in the fields of philanthopy and stewardship.  Besides being our guest speaker for this event, Rev Culhane will also deliver the sermon on Sunday, January 14 at both the 8am service and the 10:30 am service.

The Celebration of a New Ministry

At the end of the Celebration Service.


Father Matthew with the children cutting his cake at the Reception following the Celebration Service.  Father Matthew was presented with a beautiful Pectoral Cross, designed and created by Marietta Sophie Paul, former parishioner and silversmith.

The vestry hosted a luncheon with Bishop Dabney Smith and his wife, Mary, at the new Waterline Hotel in Holmes Beach.

Celebration of a New Ministry

This Sunday, December 3, Bishop Dabney Smith will be with us all day long.  It is a big day for us at Annuncation.

He will preach at both the 8am and 10:30am services.  He will conduct an open forum between the services.

At 4pm Bishop Dabney Smith will officiate at the Celebration of  a New Ministry service to install Father Matthew as our Rector.  Bishop Michael Garrison will preach at this service.  Many guests are expected at this service including many priests from our Diocese, Father Matthew’s family members, and our church family.

Following this service all guests are invited to a big reception as we celebrate this grand occasion.

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