The St. James’ Church Mission to the Highland Education Project (HEP) in Welch, WV is an ecumenical outreach ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of West Virginia located in McDowell County, one of the poorest areas in the country.  For 15 years each summer, parishioners from St. James’ Church have participated in the HEP “Work-Learn-Share” program…

The Episcopal Church has joined the worldwide Anglican Communion in Thy Kingdom Come, a campaign initiated by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby calling for prayer by individuals, congregations and families. Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray between Ascension Day (May 25) and Pentecost (June 4)…

Operated by the Diocese of Virginia, Shrine Mont hosts a number of summer camps for children and youth. The 2017 camp season begins on June 20; camp dates are listed below. For more information, go to www.shrinemontcamps.net. Scholarships are available upon request. St. George’s Camp I (ages 8-9): Sunday June 25 to Friday June 30…

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Visioning Committee’s Small Group Gatherings over the last two Sundays. We received some wonderful insights into how the Holy Spirit is moving here at St. James’ Church and how you view our future. We are building to our Day of Reflection and Discernment on Saturday June 3 from…

Beginning later this month, we will be experimenting with gathering together members of St. James’ Church who are neighbors (people who live in close proximity to each other) for conversation and connection-building (and of course food). We are calling these get-togethers “Neighbor Gatherings” – focusing on the Biblical admonition to “Love Your Neighbor.”  If our…

    St. James’ Book Club meets on Thursday June 8 at 7:00 pm in the Multipurpose Room to discuss Just Mercy, a story of justice and redemption by Bryan Stevenson. Even if you are not able to read the book, you are welcome to share in the conversation and fellowship! Celebrate our flag at…

Sunday morning Church School , which meets from 10:10 am to 11:00 am, has concluded for the program year. From now through the Day of Pentecost (June 4), curriculum for Pre-K through Fifth Grade is available as a resource for parents; just contact Kath Bucklin at Kathy@bucklin.net if you are interested. And on June 12,…

Our recent months of giving to support our Monthly Mission Partners has exceeded all expectations! We have contributed to ministries in our local Community and beyond. Many thanks for everyone’s incredible generosity! January                                   St. James’ Preschool                     $3,733.00 February                                Theological Education                   $2,321.50 March                                     Paxton Campus                               $2,364.00                

Since 1991, Loudoun Hunger Relief (LHR) has been feeding the hungry in Loudoun County. St. James’ is one of Loudoun Hunger Relief’s faith congregation partners who assist with food collection, monetary donations, and volunteer service. In 2016 St. James’ Church donated more than a ton of food (2,285 pounds, to be exact!) and $9,186.48. Congratulations!  …

St. James’ Preschool is offering tours for the 2017-2018 school year. Registration began on Monday February 6. We provide classes in the following age groups: 2, 2 1/2, 3, 3 1/2, 4 and 4 1/2 (Pre-K). We also offer Extended Day classes. If you would like more information on our tours, or are interested in…

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