Community Outreach Ministries
St. Anne’s is currently having a clothing drive for an organization called Grateful Garments, which gives clean comfortable clothes to victims of sexual abuse for when they leave the hospital. We are taking donations of new clothes (must have tags from sale for California health standards) through Sunday Jan. 26th at church. Contact our office for further information.
Homeless Shelter Meal Team
Our Meal Team Ministry at the Abode Homeless Shelter continues to be a very important ministry in our community. We continue to have the enthusiastic support of dedicated, dependable parishioners to serve a nutritious meal on the 2nd Friday of each month. There are several individuals or teams who plan and purchase food for the meals on a rotating basis, plus other folks who have also committed to helping prepare and serve the meals, insuring there is adequate staffing each month. We are especially pleased that several of our youth are involved every month.
Tri-Cities Interfaith Council
St. Anne’s is active in the Tri-City Interfaith Council, which brings together clergy and laypeople from many faith traditions to foster interfaith dialogue and social justice in our community.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
The prayer shawl ministry is one of the quiet ministries that makes St. Anne’s a special place. Parishioners knit or crochet prayer shawls for those in need through illness or crisis. Recently the knitting has expanded to the creation of hats for premature infants. The prayer shawls and infant caps are blessed during the service.
Corazon House Build/Habitat for Humanity
Each year St. Anne’s, along with other churches in our area, supports a house build for a family in need. We provide both financial support and our physical help – in one weekend we build a house. For many years this has been in Mexico and recently we have also participated in a local project in Fremont through Habitat for Humanity. Adults and children 14 and over are invited to participate on site.