Introduction

Dear St. Anne’s Parishioners & Friends:

Christ is with us!

Times have changed radically since our church first opened its doors here in southern California so many decades ago – and our parish has changed with those times.

To better manage future change we need to hear from you.

First, we ask that as many members of our parish community, as possible, take this brief and simple survey; it should take about ten minutes to complete.

This is completely anonymous so please answer the questions as openly and honestly as you can. 

Please complete the survey as soon as possible and no later than 15 September 2019.

When we have sufficient input we will present a synopsis of the results to you, the members of our parish community.

The next step will involve more information gathering form different quarters of our parish (e.g., the Ladies’ League, Parish Council, the Planning Committee, the Social Club, the Choirs, the Ushers, the SAYA, the SAMYA etc.).

Once all our information is gathered from you and analyzed, we, as a parish, will develop and implement a strategic plan to achieve the goals we need to achieve to keep our community viable in the future.

We cannot do this without you.  Many thanks and blessings for your support!

Yours in Christ,

Rt. Rev. Fouad Sayegh & the St. Anne’s Strategic Planning Team

 

Some questions have a single best answer, others are multiple choice, still others require write-in responses.  Please answer each question by filling in the little oval or checking the box next to the best answer(s) and/or by typing an answer in the space provided.  When you are finished please press DONE at the bottom of the screen.  Thank you.

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* 1. What is your age?

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* 2. What is your gender?

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* 3. How many St. Anne's parishioners are in your household?

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* 4. What is your marital status?

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* 5. How far do you live from St. Anne's (that is, commuting distance)?

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* 6. How long does it take you to drive (or commute) to St. Anne's?

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* 7. Is St. Anne's your spiritual "home" (that is, the faith community where you worship most often and/or feel most comfortable when you do go to church)?

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* 8. How long have you been a member of St. Anne's?

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* 9. On average, how often do you attend Divine Liturgy at St. Anne's (check all that apply)?

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* 10. Which Sunday Divine Liturgy do you attend most often?

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* 11. Regarding Sunday Liturgy, would you like to have:

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* 12. What is the best time to start the FIRST (English) Sunday Divine Liturgy?

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* 13. What time is the best time to start the SECOND (Arabic & English) Sunday Divine Liturgy?

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* 14. How often do you attend special worship services at St. Anne's (for example, Wednesday Vespers & Liturgy, Great Feast Liturgies, Lenten Services, Paraclesis)?

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* 15. What programs do YOU, personally, participate in at St. Anne's?

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* 16. What programs do YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS participate in at St. Anne's:

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* 17. Please tell us about how we communicate as a parish to you:

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I am well informed about events and life here at St. Anne's
The Sunday bulletin is a good source of information

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* 18. The best way(s) to contact me about St. Anne's news and information is/are (check all that apply):

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* 19. Please rate each of the following statements:

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St. Anne's welcomes visitors & outsiders
I am comfortable inviting others to St. Anne's
St. Anne's provides good opportunities for fellowship
I am growing spiritually and personally at St. Anne's
St. Anne's as a parish is very important to me
I am optimistic about St. Anne's future as a parish
Some of my best friends are parishioners at St. Anne's
I want to become more involved at St. Anne's
I understand St. Anne's vision & mission as a faith community

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* 20. What is/are the most important reason(s) why you are a St. Anne's parishioner?

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* 21. How can we (that is, for example, the clergy, other parishioners, parish organizations) serve you better at St. Anne's?

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* 22. How can we (that is, you, the clergy, all the parishioners, parish organizations) improve parish life here at St. Anne's?

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* 23. What do we do well here at St. Anne's?

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* 24. How can we (that is, you, the clergy, all the parishioners, parish organizations) attract our non-active or former parishioners back home to St. Anne's?

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* 25. If you no longer attend St. Anne's please tell us why:

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* 26. ADDITIONAL THOUGHTS or COMMENTS.  While this survey is anonymous, if you would like us to contact you for any reason please enter your name and contact information below.  Likewise, if there is someone you believe we should contact (e.g., a former parishioner) please enter their name and contact information, below, as well as the reason you believe we should contact them.

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