parishlife eveappleThere are many opportunities for involvement at Saint Ann’s. Several committees within the parish serve to coordinate activities.

 The Parish Life Committee:

The Parish Life Committee oversees four major areas of church life: Fellowship, Communication, The Welcome of Newcomers, and Pastoral Care. The committee’s charge is to help make Saint Ann’s a welcoming and open church, to increase in all our members an ever stronger sense of belonging, to meet the new and different needs of younger families and their children.

The Committee meets monthly the second Wednesday of the month at 10:45am.

Contact: Lana Lewis (860-434-2044)

The Stewardship Committee:

The Stewardship Committee is composed of a diverse group of parishioners whose task is to engender within the congregation a more vibrant sense of what Christian stewardship means in the midst of today’s cultural and economic climate. Theologically, stewardship is the intentional blending of gratitude and responsibility, giving and funding, worship and ethics. From this grounding, the Stewardship Committee directs the annual pledge appeal and it organizes ad hoc supplemental programs throughout the year. Each year a stewardship mailing goes out to the congregation.

Contact: Jack Fiedler  (860-739-6995)

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The Women of St. Ann’s:

The Episcopal Church Women (ECW) is the national organization of all women who are members of the Episcopal Church. The Saint Ann’s chapter is organized under the name: the Women of Saint Ann’s (WSA). The WSA is deeply involved in outreach, and works within the parish both socially and spiritually, sponsoring frequent activities and events that enrich our common life together. Willing hearts and hands are always welcome.

 

Intercessory Prayer Group:

The Intercessory Prayer Group prays daily for individuals in need. They meet as a group bi-monthly.
Contact: Jane Keydel (860-388-4648)

Finance Committee:

The Finance Committee advises the Vestry regarding the church’s investments. It works in conjunction with the investment manager overseeing Saint Ann’s portfolio, and meets quarterly.
Contact: Stanford Brainerd   (860-434-0694)

Vestry:

The Vestry is the principle governing board of the parish. It determines the annual budget and oversees all programs, organizations, activities, committees, and staff.  The Vestry is comprised of four officers (Senior Warden, Junior Warden, Treasurer and Clerk) and seven members who serve as liaisons to parish committees.  All vestry members are elected by vote of the parish’s members at the Annual Meeting.   The Vestry meets on the third Thursday of each month at 6:00 pm. Meetings are open to all parishioners.

Vestry Officers

Senior Warden:  Kathleen Kronholm

Junior Warden: Alden Rockwell Murphy

Treasurer: Richard Shriver

Clerk: Kenneth Burke

Vestry Members:

Lana Lewis (2014)
Julie O’Brien (2014)
Lynn Farrell (2015)
Eric Foster (2015)
Beth Sullivan (2015)
Ted Mundy (2016)
Michael Perks (2016)