St. Anne's Now on Tumblr!

In the Parish Communications Survey many people asked about having access to photos of events or other gatherings and happenings of our faith community. The difficulty here is two-fold - our “official” photographer is a volunteer and is not able to make all events and is unable to always get us pictures immediately following an event. We also don’t have the staff to continually update our website with new photos. HOWEVER, we are working on a solution that will EMPOWER each of you to share the memories of our life in community. We also hope that it will become a way for us to interact more closely with each other outside of our events and worship.

We have set up a Tumblr Blog which can be accessed from our Website (just click the [ t ] in the grey box in the  navigation menu) or by going directly the Tumblr Blog (http://stannesdamascus.tumblr.com). Using Tumblr is easy - but you will have to sign up for an account if you don’t have one already. Once on our Tumblr Blog, to the right of our name you will see an icon that looks like a pencil, click it and you can then submit a post. This will enable everyone (who wants) to share and upload photos from our community, share stories of events, say what St. Anne’s means to them, ask for prayers, share encouragement and more! Plus, it will be integral to The Wiseman’s Challenge (find out more about that at Christmas)!

Visioning For Our Future

  • We could develop some of our land and provide affordable housing and perhaps an adult daycare to part of the local population who is at risk and at the same time reduce our mortgage and generate income for increased ministry?

  • We had a professional kitchen to make meals and serve the hungry right here at St. Anne’s?

  • We had a mobile soup kitchen taking food, blankets and other necessities to people who could not get to St. Anne’s?

  • We converted the Walker House back into transitional housing to help women or families at the risk of homelessness and also provide services to help them turn their lives around by becoming self-sufficient?

  • We could repair and enhance our organ and expand our music program to attract even more people to our community?

  • We renovated our classrooms and parish hall, putting in air conditioning and making the space useable year round for community rentals?

  • We became a better witness as stewards of the Earth, reducing our carbon footprint by installing LED lighting and/or solar panels?

  • We could create a fund to offer grants to local charities that match our mission?

  • We could build an outdoor garden/pavilion and host community events?


All wonderful ideas, a beautiful dream, pie in the sky, right?   NO!  It is the beginning of a long term vision to help us grow our community into spiritual adulthood and to continue to grow the Body of Christ here in this place! Ask your vestry about it!