Anne Arundel Connecting Together (ACT)

March 7 Listening Session CANCELLED

ACT Meeting held on January 30th was well attended.  There were close to 40 people from six different churches on the Broadneck Peninsula.  The meeting also included four different Pastors including Fr. Andrew and the new ACT organizer Katie Zinler. 

There will be another ACT Listening Session for SABB parishioners on Tuesday, March 7th at 7:00 -8:30 PM in the Lower Hall of the Parish Center. Join with other parishioners as we discuss top issues facing our families and our community. ACT congregations are listening to 1,700 people across the County by the end of May to identify the organization's next campaign priorities. Some of the issues that have arisen in Listening Sessions already are: Gun Violence, Affordable Housing, Mental Health, Education, Transportation, and Early Learning.  Also, Katie Zinler (ACT Organizer) will also speak briefly about Turnaround Thursday, a second chance jobs movement for people returning from incarceration or facing long-term unemployment; there are a number of ways to support that program. 

For ACT Annual Report 2022, click HERE

As many are aware, Anne Arundel Connecting Together was organized five years ago to engage community members in a mission to address critical social needs in our county. SABB and a number of other Broadneck faith communities are included in in this countywide organization.

During these five years a number of important issues have been successfully addressed. Recently, ACT hired Katie Zinler to serve as the first Full Time Lead Organizer, an important step to enhance the value ACT can bring to our county’s mission to be “The Best Place for All”.  Katie brings valuable experience, skill and new energy to ACT.

The purpose of this meeting to is to meet Katie, become updated on ACT’s current actions and goals, and to learn more about Listening Sessions as an effective tool to engage others in this mission.

Please feel free to contact Mike Riggin ( ACT team lead, Marge Tsitouris ( ) or Bob Kight ( with any questions or suggestions.


St. Andrew by the Bay ACT Committee
Chair: Mike Riggin
Standing Members: Marge Tsitouris, Rita Ferry, Jeanne Sequiera, Bob Kight

Join ACT! For details on joining the St. Andrew by the Bay ACT Team, contact Mike Riggin at


Past Meetings

June 29, 2021 - ACT Meeting Minutes

May 25, 2021 - ACT Meeting Minutes

April 2021 - ACT Campaign Message to Parishioners

April 22, 2021 ACT Meeting Minutes

March 23, 2021 ACT Meeting Minutes

February 23, 2021 ACT Meeting Minutes

December 15 ACT Meeting Minutes

November 24 ACT Meeting Minutes

Behavioral & Mental Health Team Updates

September 17 Minutes and Upcoming Meeting Agendas

September 17 Presentation: Research and Goals

Mental Health Association of Maryland 2020 Legislative Summary

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