The mission of SAMS is as follows: “Reach out to all men of our congregation to create and sustain a partnership based on Christ’s teachings, to promote fellowship and foster service to our parish and larger community.”
Membership in SAMS is open to all men who are 18 years of age or older and who are members or parishioners of record at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church.
SAMS holds regular meetings, normally on the first Monday of the month. These meetings are generally informal and include a light meal, a time of fellowship, a business meeting and devotions.
Generally held in Rose Hall (the fellowship hall) at St. Anne’s, meetings start at 6:30 and are completed within an 60 to 90 minutes.
Occasionally guests are invited to speak to the group. At times meetings may be held on a boat or lakeside or at somebody’s home to catch up on the big game after the meeting has ended. Regardless the meetings allow us to get to know each other better and to share our lives more fully with one another.
The men of St. Anne’s are committed growing closer to God, following and learning from Christ’s teachings and the lessons of the Bible. Each meeting will have a short devotional to help us better understand God’s purpose in our lives. These reflections can be a simple story, or a meaningful experience. The focus is on God’s will and meaning in our lives.
As noted in Romans 12:6-8, all people have gifts. These spiritual gifts, given by God and embodied by us, shine forth in the services we provide. SAMS is committed to using these gifts to fulfill the mission of God. By showing Christ-like love for our church, our neighbors and our community, SAMS commits all resources to these ministries.
The St. Anne’s Annual Tent Sale is conducted during the first full week of June. This annual event gathers donations from the community and these items are then sold to raise funds for our ministries. The proceeds from this sale are spilt between the Episcopal Church Women (ECW) and SAMS.
Monetary donations are given each year to various organizations and groups. Recurring donations from SAMS include:
- The Salvation Army
- Our Father’s House
- Habitat for Humanity
- Baker Youth Club
- SAMS Scholarship ($500 annually for 4 years)
- WCHS Prom for Special Needs
- Summer Camp / Mission Trips
SAMS reserves a portion of all money raised for discretionary expenditures, based on the needs of the community; including providing funds for the Priest’s Discretionary fund and monthly outreach.
If you would like to be included in the St. Anne’s e-mail list, please send an e-mail request to Mike Lewis (firstname.lastname@example.org). Be sure to reference SAMS.