Activities and Schedule

Last updated: Wednesday, December 6, 2017
On this page:  Servers | City of Lights | Advent Quiet Day  | Caroling |  Children’s Pageant | Stewardship
House of Hope | Food Pantry | Asylum Support | Next Vestry Meeting |

December issue of fyi

Click here to open the December issue of the fyi newsletter from the Diocese.

December Schedule

December Servers
Date Time Lector Bearer Altar Guild Counters
12/3 8 AM Don P. TBD Sue S.
10 AM Youth Georgia Anne Marie M. Priscille and David
12/10 8 AM Jeff L. TBD Scott and Myra M.
10 AM Anne Marie M. Debra Scott and Myra M. Scott and Myra M.
12/17 8 AM Nancy W. TBD Sue S.
10 AM Pru B. Chigozie Anne Marie M. Gloria/CaroL
12/24 No 8 AM service
10 AM Children's Pageant TBD Chloe Scott/Myra Morris Scott/Myra
12/24 5 PM Christmas Eve Service Saint John's
7 PM Christmas Eve Service Saint Anne's
12/31 8 AM Warren R. TBD Sue Smith
10 AM Kristin Everett Georgia Anne Marie M. Priscille/David

* Click here to open the lectionary

City of Lights Concert

Thanks to Beth Parsons, the Saint Anne’s choir, and the Gentlemen Songsters for a beautiful concert.



Climate Reality Project

Follow this link to learn about the ideas and purposes of the Climate Reality Project.  There is information about the “24 Hours of Climate Reality” broadcast and also a nice illustrated “booklet” about “Reasons for Hope.” 

Advent Quiet Day

On Saturday, December 9, there will be an Advent Quiet day in the Chambre Room from 9:30 AM until 2:00 PM. We will study, discuss, and pray on The Jesus Movement. Come for some or for all. Please sign up in the Museum Room so we can plan for sandwiches.

Caroling with Christ Church United

Come to Saint Anne’s at 5 PM on Wednesday, December 13 for an evening of Christmas caroling. Christ Church United is joining us. All are invited. Hot chocolate will warm us.

Children’s Pageant, December 24, 10 AM Service

We will have a special visitor at the December 24, 10 AM service.

if you know of a child who will be at Saint Anne’s that morning, make sure that child’s name is on the Christmas tree.

Parishioners will take a name and bring a gift for that child ($10 maximum) by December 17.

We also have a box for cash donations, if you do not want to take a name and shop.


The stewardship campaign for 2017 is Journey to Generosity. Father Ennis has sent letters and pledge cards.

Donations for Church in Puerto Rico

We have had a request for clothes for Sor Reina, a church in Puerto Rico, where the hurricane recovery is slow and people are struggling to reclaim their normal lives. Look for the bin in the front of the Sanctuary.

Donations to Episcopal Relief and Development will be matched, dollar for dollar

During the holiday season and through December 31, your donation to Episcopal Relief & Development will be matched.  Click here for details.

The address is 815 Second Avenue, New York, New York 10017

Thank You, Scott and Damon

Thank you, Scott and Damon, for chauffeuring parishioners from Saint John’s and Saint Anne’s to Saint Margaret Convent in Duxbury on September 16. Everyone had a wonderful time.
Click here for Damon’s photo album.


Retreats: The Rolling Ridge Retreat and Conference Center is offering a series of spiritual retreats in North Andover from September through December. For details, go to their site.

Savvy Caregivers: Free six-week session for family and friends who are active caregivers for those with Alzheimer’s or related dementia. Tuesdays from October 31 through December 5, from 1 – 3 PM, at the Circle Home, 847 Rogers Street, Lowell. Register by calling 978-651-3034.

House of Hope at Fletcher

  This year, Saint Anne’s dedicated our Lenten donation to honor the late Peggy Smith by “adopting” and furnishing a room for a homeless mother and her children at The House of Hope at Fletcher. Saint John’s also adopted a room in honor of Albert and Thelma Hoyle.

Our Christmas donation to the House of Hope will be much-need paper towels and toilet paper. Bring to church any Sunday in December and put in the marker bins.


House of Hope at Fletcher

Room in honor of Peggy Smith

Room in honor of Albert and Thelma Hoyle

Food Pantry

On the first Sunday of every month, please bring non-perishable items that we will donate to the Lowell Food Pantry. These can be canned food, dry food, and paper products.

Project Asylum

On the third Sunday of every month, we collect donations for the Asylum Support Task Force.

Next Vestry Meeting

The next vestry meeting will be on Tuesday, December 12, in the Chambre room.