Servant Sunday celebrates who we are as faithful people responding to the needs of others. Together with friends from Congregation Beth Ahabah and St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, we will “blanket” our community with love-in-action and provide witness to a faith that calls us to love God and to love our neighbors. You can review the list of ministry options, sign up, and learn more at https://doers.org/servant-sunday/
The Spiritual Journey of Blake Singer
We are thrilled to welcome our new Lay Assistant and Chaplain for Community Life, Discipleship, and Service. A recent graduate of Duke Divinity School, Blake will complete the ordination process under St. James’s sponsorship. Join the Zoom conversation to get to know Blake and hear about his rich journey with Jesus.
Q&A with the Rector & Wardens
The Rev. Dr. John McCard, Rob Reed, and Sherwood Bowditch fill us in on the latest news and developments at St. James’s.
The Holy Spirit Moving Among Us – Storytelling
Come hear fellow parishioners’ stories about the powerful role St. James’s has played in their lives, and why they are pledging their financial support to St. James’s now for the 2021 year.
Food Force and the Taste of St. James’s
We’ll go behind the scenes to talk with the cooks and leaders of Food Force, our weekly feeding ministry, and the Taste of St. James’s, our festive annual fundraiser for Food Force — just in time for you to pre-order delicious goodies!
Jesus take the Zoom… and other prayers for worn-out families
Join Jerusalem Greer, author At Home in this Life: Finding Peace at the Crossroads of Unraveled Dreams and Beautiful Surprises and a member of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s staff, as she speaks freedom, hope, and practical faith-based solutions for grown-ups juggling too many screens, schedules and frayed emotions. Families are encouraged to make themselves comfortable – pajamas and pancakes are welcome – for this session and to submit questions ahead of time to Becky Page.
St. James’s Children’s Center Presentation
For over 30 years, St. James’s Children’s Center has provided high quality early childhood education for families across the Richmond area, regardless of income or developmental ability. Come to learn about the mission of our in-house outreach ministry and how they continue providing childcare safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Stephen Ministry: Bearing One Another’s Burdens
Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ (Galatians 6:2). St. James’s is launching a Stephen Ministry to provide one-to-one Christian care to people who are hurting. You’re invited to join members of our new Stephen Ministry to learn about the kind of care provided by Stephen Ministers, how to request a Stephen Minister, and how to become a Stephen Minister.
Advent Fair for All Ages
Stop by St. James’s to pick up a bag of goodies, devotionals, and equipment for making an Advent Wreath. Then join us online Sunday morning in your pj’s with your hot chocolate as we all make our wreaths together!
Parenting Forum with the Rev. Timothy Seamans
As co-author of the new Common Prayers for Children and Families and Associate Chaplain at the Episcopal School of Los Angeles, Timothy Seamans has lots of experience sharing faith between generations. Join him this day, the Feast of St. Nicholas, for a discussion and praxis of faith at home.
Update on the Peter Paul Development Center with Executive Director Damon Jiggetts
Founded to “support the neighbors of the East End and educate its students, equipping them to serve as positive contributors to their families, community, and society,” Peter Paul Development Center is one of our primary partners in ministry. We invite you to learn more about this important ministry in Richmond’s East End and how they have persevered during COVID-19, from Executive Director Damon Jiggetts.
Other Regularly Meeting Sunday Formational Opportunities
Intentional Spirituality Group
First Sunday of the month, 2:00 p.m. via Zoom with Brother Leo Campos and the Rev. Hilary Streever.
What does it mean to be spiritual as a Christian? How can we develop spiritual disciplines that bring us closer to Christ daily? Led by Br. Leo Campos and the Rev. Hilary Streever, the Intentional Spirituality Group is a holy space for walking in the Way of Christ together. We share ancient and new spiritual practices, prayerfully read relevant books together, hold each other accountable to disciplines, and support each other in the Way. Drop in or come regularly!
To join us via Zoom, contact Br. Leo Campos, email@example.com