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The Underground Kitchen

The Underground Kitchen Community First Corporation, a non-profit organization that provides healthy, wholesome meals to those in need, particularly in food-insecure areas and to those currently adversely affected by COVID-19. We are a partner in UGK and our church kitchen will be used by the UGK chefs. Those who would like to volunteer are invited [...]
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Singing is A Family Affair

The anthems, for Sunday’s (July 5th) Morning Prayer service, were recorded at the home of Patrick and Laura Strickler. It was wonderful to hear and see parish members safely gathering.  The recording session was extra special - Trey Sibley was joined by his daughters, Olivia and Taylor. We wanted to find out more.   Trey, [...]
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DOERS-in-Action Summer 2020

Pack and Deliver Food for UGK! We hope you have heard the news! St. James’s has become a partner in the UGK Community First, a non-profit organization that provides healthy, wholesome meals to those in need, particularly in food-insecure areas.  Beginning this week, the church kitchen will be open several days each week to UGK [...]
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Youth Confirmation

7/2/2020  Dear 9th-graders Families, St. James’s is committed to offering a meaningful Confirmation preparation process for our youth seeking confirmation in the Episcopal Church. In years past, this has typically been a yearlong process for 9th graders beginning in September and concluding with the Bishop’s visit in May.  This is not a typical year, so [...]
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Parenting Forum COVID-19 from May 26

Ashley Soukup, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, was back and hosted an online forum. She attended Wake Forest and La Salle. For the first time as a therapist, she is finding herself in the same situation as everyone else. Here are some trends Ashley is seeing in her office over the last 11 weeks. [...]
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You can help McGuire Veterans Hospital

While our hospital ministry team is unable to be present with patients and staff at this time, DOERS can help provide greatly needed masks for hospital staff who do not work directly with patients. The hospital requires 100% cotton masks. We are looking for volunteers to sew masks as well as donations of the following [...]
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Support CARITAS in COVID-19

Be part of a housewarming shower! The long-awaited opening of the CARITAS Center is scheduled for this summer! St. James’s adopted a 2 bedroom apartment and now it is time to help get all 47 sober living apartments ready to receive new residents. Jennifer Pollard is hosting a shower and would love to have you [...]
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St. James’s Children’s Center works with SaveRVARestaurants and Perly’s

Weezie Beckley - Thank you for sending those wonderful pictures. Could you share with me more information about SaveRVARestaurants?  Diahann Whittington - Director of Saint James’s Children Center - We were connected through Toby Desch, whose friend Brock Saunders was trying to help local restaurants and families in need at the same time.  Nicci Porter is [...]
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Doers Can Help RVA during COVID

So many faithful DOERS are asking for ways to help during this pandemic. Many will miss participating in our annual CARITAS shelter host week which was scheduled for April 25- May 2. The good news, however is that CARITAS staff have located a “permanent” location for its women guests (R Street Salvation Army Center) throughout [...]
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Richmond’s Shelters Need Masks

RVA Needs Masks The Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy has recently released a statement announcing the need for face masks in our shelters; #MaskUp Richmond’s most vulnerable! Please see instructions for creating masks and guidelines for tracking and distributing them to our local shelter and agency partners. In addition we continue to ask for [...]
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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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