With a past as rich as St. James’s, we should make many opportunities to observe that history, and so on June 8, we will memorialize the 1913 opening of our sanctuary again on “Founders Sunday.”
Intended to be the beginning of an annual “birthday” event for St. James’s, Founders Sunday was initiated by the Planned Giving Committee to honor and recognize the members of the Legacy Society, those parishioners who have declared their intention to remember the church with a bequest in their will or estate planning. After the 10:00 a.m. service, the church will hold a reception and birthday party complete with cake. This will be a chance for parishioners to say “happy birthday” to each other, enjoy the fellowship of a summer morning and review the membership of the Legacy Society and Cornerstone Fund.
There will be a display in Valentine Hall with an updated list of the members of the Legacy Society as well those who have made a Cornerstone Gift to the Endowment Fund. Also copies of the Omega File will be available to parishioners. The Omega File is a booklet offered by St. James’s, which is intended to help in organizing information, documents, and other affairs for families going through stressful times such as a sickness or death.