Welcome to the Church of the Annunciation

ALL ARE WELCOME!  COME WORSHIP WITH US!

WE HAVE A NEW PRIEST

Our new Priest, the Rev. Dee Ann de Montmollin started her ministry with us on November 25, 2010. She had been the Rector of St. Francis Episcopal Church in Rutherfordton, NC for the past seven years. A graduate of Yale Divinity School and Berkeley at Yale Seminary, Dee was ordained in the Diocese of Southeast Florida and served as Assistant Rector at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Coral Gables, FL.

While serving in Western North Carolina, Dee, for three years, was a member of the Executive Council of the Diocese and a member of the companion Diocese Committee. She also served as an adviser to the Diocesan Centers for Christian Studies. Over the past year, she has served as the Chair of the Commission on Health and Wellness of the Diocese of WNC. She is currently a member of the Committee of Health/AIDS of the Episcopal Church of the USA.
In addition to her Masters of Divinity degree, she also holds an undergraduate degree in Behavioral Science and a Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling. Prior to entering seminary she was the Executive Director of The Samaritan Counseling Center for the Diocese of Southeast Florida. She is a Cursillo graduate, a graduate of the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation, a graduate of Education For Ministry and a certified Stephen Minister trainer. She holds Florida licensures as a Mental Health Counselor and as a Registered Nurse.

Dee and her husband, Phil, have been married for 42 years and have family in Tampa, Miami and Palm Bay, Florida.

We invite you to come meet her!

Fellowship

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 to become better acquainted and have drawn people from the fringes into the heart of church activities. Please check our News and 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.