All Saints Day Baptism Party – November 7
During the pandemic, baptisms continued as privately-held events in our Memorial Garden. Thanks be to God we could hold baptisms, but they missed out on the warm embrace that comes from our congregation when held Sunday morning in our sanctuary. Come to meet, welcome, and celebrate our newest Christians and their loved ones.
The Taste of St. James’s – November 21
The Taste of St. James’s debuted in 2011 as the Holiday Gourmet Food Sale. This fall, we are continuing the online pre-sales and selling in-person Sunday morning! We will feature long-time favorites including soups, breakfast casseroles, and the Bake Shop. This event funds St. James’s Food Force, our outreach ministry to homeless residents in Richmond. Volunteers are needed to prepare soups and baked goods, as well as to staff the event. Also, plenty of shoppers are needed to buy all the delicious soups and treats for sale!
Advent Fair – November 28
The Advent Fair is an opportunity for all parishioners and all ages to create a variety of Adventthemed crafts, pick up seasonal spiritual tools like devotionals and calendars, and enjoy fellowship as we prepare for the season of Advent.
Peter Paul Development Center – December 5
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.
Alternative Gift Market – December 12
As we prepare for the coming of the Christ child, the gifts we prepare for others can reflect his love. The St. James’s Alternative Gifts Market offers gifts that enrich our walk with Jesus. Yours can be a donation to a signature ministry or featured partner; gift certificates towards a St. James’s mission trip, pilgrimage or retreat; or stocking stuffers like Children’s Center crosses and fair trade goods. Each gift comes with an original St. James’s gift card or certificate.