The parishioners of St. Ann’s are mindful of the many blessings in our lives, including the good fortune to worship in such a special place and to participate in our wonderful community. We demonstrate our gratitude in part by supporting people in need through various non-profits in the immediate community, as well as the Episcopal Diocese of Maine.
Each year, members of St. Ann’s make personal donations to raise money to support organizations that help those with special needs, and the Vestry designates a modest portion of the annual operating budget to support the work of the Diocese of Maine.
On August 3, 2019 we held a tribute concert for President George H.W. and Mrs. Barbara Bush. The multi-platinum artist, Michael W. Smith, honored the sold out auditorium at Kennebunk High School with his time and talent.
The benefit concert netted $24,000 for St. Ann’s Outreach Ministry, and we are grateful to everyone who made the event such a success!
Benefit Concert Committee Members:
Co-Chairs: Debbie Stapleton and Martha Griffin. Committee members: James Bruner, Bill DeSaulnier, Robin Ellis, Delta Fuller, Elin Harris, Doro Koch, Pete Murphy, Davis Robinson, Suzanne Robinson, Bill Scarborough, Dianne Trachimowicz, and Roger Wood.
Christian & Kathryn Amundsen, Alex & John Anderson, Andy Barowsky, Antiques on Nine, Jan Beaven, Annie & Louie Bigliani, James & Gretchen Bruner, George W. & Laura Bush, Christina Campbell, Peter & Kiki Cheney, The Clam Shack, Coburn Fine Homes, Cole Harrison Insurance, Cottage Breeze Day Spa, Judy & Chris Dalambakis, Cynthia Daley, DeFeudis Family Foundation, Bill DeSaulnier, Dock Square Emporium, Hap & Robin Ellis, John & Betsy Field, FL Putnam, Patrick Fleming, Marilyn Forest, Delta & Peter Fuller, Green Tangerine, Helen & Bonnie at HB Provisions, Tim Harrington, John & Elin Harris, Betsy Heminway, Bonnie & Harold Himmelman, Canon Kay Carol Hotaling, Hurlbutt Designs, JG Totes, Bob & Dottie King, Kitchen Chicks Catering, Doro & Bobby Koch, Mabel’s Lobster Claw, Messiah Christian Church, John & Katie Maiuccoro, Bill & Marcia Matthews, Pat & Pete Murphy, The Nonantum Resort, Northland Construction Co., Sam & Missy Palmisano, Peers Family, Suzanne & Davis Robinson, Saxony Imports, Lyn & Chuck Schwager, Spang Builders, Inc., Craig & Debbie Stapelton, Dianne & Richard Trachimowicz, Seana & Roger Wood
Throughout the month of August, St. Ann’s participates with St. David’s Episcopal Church in Kennebunk to collect new backpacks filled with school supplies for children who attend kindergarten through 12th grade. The children in need are supported by Caring Unlimited in Sanford as part of its work to end domestic violence and assist its victims.
We are grateful to everyone who made 2018’s collection a success. 196 backpacks were donated! (In 2017, 131 backpacks were donated.) Thank you!