Street Grace Academy Course Offered at St. Anne Catholic Church

Street Grace is a nonprofit organization that mobilizes community resources to help individuals and organizations effectively fight the commercial sexual exploitation of children through advocacy, prevention and restoration. This faith-based organization leads churches, community organizations and individual volunteers on a comprehensive path to end Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking (DMST) in Metro Atlanta and throughout the United States.

The Norcross chapter of Street Grace will be giving a two-day seminar at St. Anne Church on Friday, January 31st and Saturday, February 1st.

Street Grace Academy Course

Friday, January 31 @ 6 – 8:30 PM
Saturday, February 1 @ 9 AM – 12:30 PM

St. Anne Church Visitation Hall, 2000 Kay Circle

Course Fee: $50 per person

For more information call Judy Farrell at 706-957-6256 or at [email protected]

Fort Benning Facebook Town Hall

Fort Benning is hosting a worldwide Town Hall meeting on Facebook

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 | 6pm EST

Fort Benning Facebook Town Hall-open worldwide for anyone that has questions about moving here, academics, extracurricular activities, safety, life on Fort Benning, Medical Care, Family Programs, Events Open to the Public, etc.

Fort Benning Facebook Town Hall meeting

Representatives from many of the agencies and programs on Fort Benning will be on hand to answer questions.


Callaway Gardens to offer free admission

Callaway Gardens

Winter Break Closure and FREE Admission to Callaway Gardens

If you have never been to Callaway Gardens, this is your chance to go! 

Jan. 1-11, 2013:  Closed for Winter Break, a timeframe with historically low visitation.

Jan. 12-Feb. 28, 2014: Free admission Monday through Friday, excluding weekends and holidays. The Gardens hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission will be charged on weekends and holidays (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day-Jan. 20 and Presidents’ Day-Feb. 17).

It may be Winter but there are lots of fun things to do and see at Callaway Gardens, such as witnessing butterflies emerging and taking flight in the warm, tropical Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center and exploring the beautiful John A. Sibley Horticultural Center with gorgeous floral displays.  While visiting, get outdoors for a little exercise on one of the many walking trails or meander through the Gardens on the Discovery Bicycle Trail (bicycles are available for rent or bring your own). It’s amazing what wonders nature provides at this time of year.

For those who have visited Callaway Gardens before, free admission in January and February is one way to show our appreciation for their patronage and support of our mission of connecting man and nature.  For those who have not had the opportunity, we want to invite them at no cost on these special dates to experience and discover Callaway Gardens.

Location: Pine Mountain, Georgia

For more information: visit or call 1-800-CALLAWAY (800-225-5292).



Muscogee Moms Goes Christmas Craftin’ at Columbus Park Crossing Shopping Center

Christmas Craftin’ at Columbus Park Crossing
By Sara Davenport

On Saturday, December 21st, Muscogee Moms had the pleasure of spending our afternoon with the Conductor of The Polar Express AND the big guy himself, Santa! As Santa patiently listened to every Christmas wish, the Conductor read the The Polar Express during a special story time and Muscogee Moms, along with the Columbus Museum, hosted a couple of craft stations for children. As moms, we love doing crafts with our own kids and those of our followers!

If you were not able to make it over to our Christmas Craft Kids’ Corner, here’s a step-by-step guide to making the crafts. Even the un-craftiest of parents can handle these crafts.

Muscogee Moms’ Reindeer Ornaments

Step 1: Using a hot glue gun, glue three popsicle sticks together in a triangle formation. Just leave a little room for the reindeer’s antlers. Glue a 6″ piece of yarn or ribbon to the back so you’ll be able to proudly display this little guy on your tree later.

If you don’t own a hot glue gun, you can use super glue or any craft adhesive. You’ll just need to allow time for drying according to the packages instructions.

Step 2: Cut one brown piper cleaner in half to make two antlers. Take each piece of pipe cleaner and twist it around the popsicle sticks.

Step 3: Have kids twist or curl the brown pipe cleaners to make the reindeer’s antlers.

Step 4: Put three dots of glue to attach eyes and a nose.

Step 5: Attach two googly eyes and a red ball for the reindeer’s nose. Gently hold the nose down for a minute or two so it doesn’t roll off.

Muscogee Moms’ Reindeer Food

To make reindeer food, combine oatmeal with red, green, and gold glitter. Sprinkle on your lawn on Christmas Eve (or outside your apartment complex). The glitter will reflect the light of the moon and the reindeer will be sure to see your home. It is a well known fact that reindeer love oatmeal so they’ll enjoy the snack outside while Santa is inside filling stockings!

The Columbus Museum’s Snowman Craft

Step 1:  Use white Crayola Model Magic to roll two balls, one smaller than the other. You’ll need two 1.0 oz packages for each snowman.

Step 2: Sprinkle silver glitter on a work surface. Roll each ball in the glitter.

Step 3: Stack the small ball on top of the large ball.

Step 4: Use an orange pipe cleaner to make the snowman’s carrot nose. Bend a small portion of the pipe cleaner back.

Step 5: Wrap the remaining pipe cleaner around the bent piece of pipe cleaner to resemble a carrot.

Step 6: Insert nose into the middle of the small ball to attach the snowman’s nose.

Step 7: Cut a black pipe cleaner into two 2′” pieces to use for arms. Insert arms into each side of the large ball.

Step 8: Using a black Sharpie marker, give your snowman eyes and a mouth. And voila! – you have your very own snowman.

We hope you enjoy doing these crafts with your family over the holidays! Thank you to all our followers who stopped by our tables to say hello. Visit our Facebook page to see pictures from this event.

Ring in 2014 at St. Anne Catholic Church



 The Knights of Columbus, Bishop Gross Council 1019, will host a New Year’s Celebration, in St. Anne Catholic Church’s Visitation Hall. Festivities will begin on Tuesday, December 31, 2013, at 7 p.m., and wrap up at 1 a.m. on January 1, 2014.

The evening will feature heavy hors d’oeuvres, door prizes and dancing. The public, including Knights and their family, relatives and friends, are invited to attend. Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple. For tickets or more details, contact David Rodriguez at 706-577-3339, Rodney Russell at 706-536-6765, or Jaime Herras at 706-325-6298.

The Knights of Columbus is a fraternal organization open to all Catholic men 18 years of age and older who are in good standing with the Church. Members of the Bishop Gross Council 1019 are from parishes in the Columbus deanery of the Diocese of Savannah, including: Christ the King; Holy Family; Our Lady of Lourdes; St. Anne Church; and St. Benedict the Moor.

St. Anne Catholic Church is a warm, vibrant Roman Catholic Church located in Columbus, Ga. The parish presently has over 2,000 families representing a rich diversity of ethnic, cultural and economic backgrounds. St. Anne Parish, a Catholic community of faith, is joyfully committed to living the Gospel through worship and prayer, education, service, and stewardship.