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State of the Church

The Reverend Dr. John McCard and Robert C.T. Reed give State of St. James's Episcopal Church, Richmond, VA.   2020 July, 21 https://youtu.be/rbAwushED2E Dear Parish Family, Since our last video update on the state of the parish, we felt it was important to give you a further update on the vestry and staff's expectations for [...]
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Digital Gatherings & Discussions

DISCUSSIONSSMALL GROUPSBOOK STUDIESBIBLE STUDIESClasses PreviewDISCUSSIONS An Hour with Clergy (Zoom) Tuesdays at 12:30 pm till around 1:30 pm Our clergy will host a conversation each week addressing your areas of concern, be they pastoral, ethical, biblical, or theological in nature. You’re invited to the discussion. To join over Zoom, contact: communications@doers.org Monastic Wisdom for Life [...]
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EFM Summer 2020

 ARE YOU SENSING A CALL . . . to learn more about our Christian tradition . . . to deepen your faith and your commitment to serve others?  Come learn more at a ZOOM online info session on Tuesday, July 21 at 2 pm. EfM will help to increase your knowledge of scripture, church tradition, [...]
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Juneteenth2020

All the Stuart Circle Parishes have been invited to join St. John's UCC for a commemoration of Juneteenth. Juneteenth is the official end of slavery in the U.S. This event will be at noon on Friday, June 19. What is Juneteenth?    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juneteenth   Webinar Registration https://ucc.zoom.us/webinar/register/4815917343021/WN_YpCy68HwSgCUihy32xNjxQ?fbclid=IwAR0SKCp4ACDruGWaMloDwifGzXnFWXvILjNIGd_Ulh78UXhd3kkhpcTzBJk
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Our Calling as Followers of Christ

Dear Fellow Church Members, As the Clergy and Wardens of St. James's, we have all been grieved by the death of George Floyd, the latest in a long and devastating history of violence against people of color, and the subsequent violence that has spread across our nation. We have seen peaceful and legitimate protests spill [...]
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Earth Day Scavenger Hunt 2020

O heavenly Father, who hast filled the world with beauty: Open our eyes to behold thy gracious hand in all thy works; that, rejoicing in thy whole creation, we may learn to serve thee with gladness; for the sake of him through whom all things were made, thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. For Joy in God’s Creation, Book of Common Prayer, page 814 During the [...]
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Easter Sermon

Easter Sunday April 12, 2020 St. James’s Episcopal Church The Reverend Dr. John F. McCard Women why are you weeping? Whom are you looking for? When it comes to dealing with the vagaries of human life, I tell church members the real reason I became a priest was to help me with my control issues. [...]
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PBS NewsHour April 2020

How religious observances are adapting to social distancing In April, millions of Christians, Jews and Muslims around the world mark Easter, Passover and Ramadan -- some of the holiest observances of the year. But how are followers of these religions expressing faith and community when the pandemic makes traditional gatherings impossible? John Yang reports. Richmond [...]
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