News & Events
In our recent days, we have watched and witnessed the devastation in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Our brothers and sisters in Texas and Louisiana need our help. Episcopal Relief & Development reminds us not to send food, clothing or other items because affected dioceses have limited or no capacity to receive, store or distribute goods. It is more efficient and better for the local economy to make a donation. Episcopal Relief & Development already has actions in place for assistance. To donate to the Hurricane Harvey Response Fund to support impacted dioceses as they meet the needs of their most vulnerable neighbors after this event, check here. Sign-up on the Ready to Serve database to register as a possible volunteer in the future. Episcopal Relief & Development staff share these lists with dioceses when they are ready to recruit external volunteers. The latest Episcopal Relief & Development program updates are available on Facebook and Twitter @EpiscopalRelief . Check the Episcopal Church website for updates and important information.
St. James has a long-standing, heartwarming relationship with William Lenoir middle School, due to the interaction of our Care Committee with the school counselor. In the past we have been informed of needs and issues dealing with bullying, lack of self-esteem, poverty, lack of money for necessary haircuts, etc. If any of these speak to your heart, please let us know, as we want to have a list of those who might want to help when the need arises. Here is a list of immediate needs, so a box will be in the Nave of the Church during September for collection of these items:
Thank you for your consideration of these requests.
Support the Daughters of the King (DOK) September Book Drive – DOK is requesting donations of books in good condition for prisoners in Alexander and Caldwell County Prisons. The books will be primarily for male inmates, but all donations are welcome. Boxes will be in the back of the Church during the month of September. Make sure that your name is out of the book.
Community Music Program- Sunday, September 17th, 2:30 PM in the church.
Diocesan Convention Delegates- If you are interested in being a delegate, please let Rev. Susan or a vestry member know before the vestry meeting on September 18th.
Vestry Meeting- September 18th, 6:00 PM, Oertel Room.
Blessing of the Animals- Sunday, October 1st at 4:00 PM in the Memorial Garden.
Upcoming Diocesan Events
Diocesan Convention- November 10-11 at Kanuga Conference Center.
Awakening Soul Retreat (Nov 9-12, Lutheridge, Asheville)- This year’s retreat will feature Diana Butler Bass and John Dominic Crossan as speakers. The 2017 gathering is a call to a Sacred Revolution. Visit: http://www.awakeningsoulpresents.org/
Monthly Meeting Schedule
Weekly Meeting Schedule