The Women of Saint Anne (WOSA)
The Mission of the Women of Saint Anne is “To nurture the spiritual growth of the Women of St. Anne’s through fellowship, education, service and prayer.”
WOSA lives out their mission in a number of ways. They nurture spiritual growth through an annual retreat, led by our Priest and held at Memorial House in Rehoboth, Delaware. The retreat offers a time away from the rigors of everyday life so that the WOSA women can return home refreshed in the spirit and nourished through prayer, fellowship and friendship. Scholarships are offered so that the retreat is available to all women.
The Women of WOSA are nurtured through service by supporting a girl at Our Little Roses Home for Girls in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. A monthly contribution is sent to OLR which is directly funded by the donations of individual women. We supported Melissa Marquinas from the time she was 4 until she graduated from high school. We now support Juliana who is 7 years old. Juliana also receives gifts at Christmas and on her birthday. We plan and host a springtime event, Strawberry Sunday, to raise money for Our Little Roses.
WOSA serves the church by designing, organizing, and constructing the greens that decorate the church at Christmas. It is a time of fun and fellowship as the women gather to beautify our sanctuary. The entire church community then pitches in to hang the greens after the last Sunday in Advent.
The women plan and host several fellowship events including a progressive dinner in November and a Christmas party and “wacky” gift exchange in December. Our annual meeting in February is also a time for fellowship and sharing as well as attending to the business of the organization.
A yard sale is held in the spring. Funds raised at the sale are used to support ministries both within and beyond the church. Monies have been allocated to help refurbish the bells for the Bell Choir, improve the kitchen area, redecorate the lounge in the undercroft, support TLC, a ministry to children in Appalachia, and other worthy causes.
We are all Sisters in Christ, nurturing one another and our community through God’s love.
All women of Saint Anne's are automatically members of WOSA, there are no dues or other membership requirements.