2017 ACW Planning Retreat Summary

The Anglican Church Women (ACW) of St. Ann Chapel Anglican Church had its first annual planning retreat on June 10, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. This event was open to all women in the parish.

Review of All 2017 Activities

  • Annual yard sale
  • Anglican Relief and Development Fund (ADRF; Anglican Diocese of Tabora St. Peter’s Secondary School Dormitory for Girls)
  • Palo Alto Opportunity Center (PAOC)
  • “Nappy Drive” for Disposable Diapers
  • Holiday Bazaar
  • Lenten Retreat/APCK Synod Welcome Bags
  • “Mary Basket” for Diocesan ACW Luncheon
  • Parish Cookbook Feeding Body and Soul
  • Christmas Ornament
  • Dress-for-Success Clothing Drive

Considerations for 2018 

  • ACW sponsorship and support of spiritual-development activities such as retreats and quiet days for the parish and possibly with other nearby churches
  • ACW’s engaging with other ACW chapters in a regional project (for example, the Nappy Drive)
  • Work with Sunnyvale Community Services
  • Sponsorship of support groups for people who have lost a spouse, new mothers, survivors of abuse, people who have lost their jobs, or older workers who have trouble finding work
  • Exploration of ministries that advocate for women and address modern needs rather than reinforce traditional roles
  • Further discussion and exploration of the idea of providing “professional mentoring”
  • Provision of volunteers for conversation practice for English learners
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