The Stewardship Committee’s motto is “Forming Relationships, Making Connections, Offering our Gifts.” And it all starts with knowing each other! Please respond with your photograph and directory information so we can build community. Thanks, The Membership Team.
And we would like two things from every household:
#1- A PHOTOGRAPH
If you already have a photograph in the directory, and you want a new one, OR if you’ve never submitted one, you now have 2 options:
- Click here to sign up for a “photo shoot” with Coy between the two Sunday-morning services on October 1, 8, 15, or 22.
- Already have a photo you’d like to use? Send a new photo in an email to Nancy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Continue reading “Directory Photos: Help Us Connect!”
The Green Team continues its Season of Creation challenge to each member of Saint James’: take the time each day to go outdoors and photograph an insect or a flower.
Most of all, enjoy the daily “hunt” for your photograph subject. Later, you might consider framing your photographs or having them made into note cards. Post your favorites on the church bulletin board in the hall.
Eager to love; Chapter Two, “A Happy Run Downward: The Inner Authority of Those Who Have Suffered”
Quote from page 20
I believe both Francis and Clare had this kind of inner authority, and it is still part of their essential message for the world. They lost and let go of all fear of suffering, all need for power, prestige, and possession, and all need for their small self to be important, and they came out the other side knowing something essential – who they really were in God and thus who they really were.
- How does letting go of power, prestige, and possessions enable you to know who you really are “in Christ”?
Continue reading “Notes on Chapter 2: Learning More about St Francis and Creation”
The middle school youth group kicked off a new year at Verdun Adventure Bound in Rixeyville on Saturday, September 16
Warrenton’s best kept secret will be opening in September. Yes…Saint James’ Café will be serving once again those amazing dishes between services on Sunday’s beginning September 10!
Continue reading “Café is back beginning September 10!”
Back by popular demand the “Brunch, Lunch, and Supper Club” will be in full swing once again at Saint James’ starting this fall.
Have you ever wondered about the person sitting next to you in Church? Now is your time to find out more about that person!
Continue reading “Breakfast, Lunch or Supper Clubs Are Back!”
It is that time of year again, we are looking for a dedicated few to take up the role of Sunday School teacher for our church.
We are still looking for 1 teacher in our Pre-K/K classroom, 2 teachers for our 1st and 2nd grade Godly Play program and 1 teacher for our 3rd-5th classroom.
Continue reading “We still need Sunday School teachers!”
Sunday School start time is changing! Beginning this Sunday, September 10, we will no longer be asking parents to drop off their children for Sunday School children before the service. Instead, you should bring your children into church with you and they will all process out together at 10:15 am, when Father Ben starts the announcements. Thank you in advance for helping us make this transition!
Please reach out to Laura Updyke at email@example.com if you have any questions.
When will we break ground?
That is the question asked almost daily from parishioners, school parents, staff, neighbors. The answer is “as soon as we possibly can”! Originally we had hoped to begin at the beginning of September but are now shooting for the end of the month/ beginning of October. We are currently seeking final approval of our site plan, construction drawings, and necessary permitting.
Continue reading “Church/School Expansion Update: September 2017”
As I write this Monday morning, I am still buoyed by Sunday’s church picnic at Jimmy’s and Gina’s. It was good for my heart to see well over 100 parishioners, new and established of all ages, there to enjoy a beautiful day, to celebrate their connection to Saint James’, and to show their appreciation and affection for Gina.
While pleasantly distracted, much of me feels compelled to use this medium to express my heartache, solidarity, and prayers for the victims of Hurricane Harvey and to discuss the divisive events that unfolded two weeks earlier in Charlottesville. In fact, many times on Sunday, I was struck with the difficult dichotomy between the absolutely perfect weather and beautiful bucolic setting in Virginia and the grey skies, torrential rains, downed limbs and power lines, and rising waters in Texas.
Continue reading “2017 Fall Newsletter: Reflections from Fr Ben”
Sunday, September 10 marks the start of several Saint James’ ministries and programs for the fall, and we hope you’ll jump on board!
Continue reading “Sunday, September 10: A Day You Should Be At Church!”
Adult Formation at Saint James’
Adult formation is learning about the faith and being formed by the triune God through
- study of religious sources [Bible, Prayer Book, books, etc.]
- contemplative prayer [lectio divina, contemplation, centering prayer, examen, etc.]
- meaningful conversation [honest, open, focused, non-judgmental, helpful, respectful, etc.]
- and participation in the life of a faith community. [learning groups, Saint James’, The Episcopal Church]
Learning More About St. Francis and Creation
Course Book: Eager to Love: The Alternative Way of Francis of Assisi ($10 paperback/$10 Kindle)
Continue reading “Syllabus: Learning More About St. Francis and Creation”
Our back to church picnic will take place this Sunday, August 27th from 4-8pm at the beautiful Chapultepec Farm, home of Jimmy Timberlake and Gina Farrar.
Continue reading “Back-to-Church Picnic is this Saturday, August 27!”
The Wood Ministry is picking up steam as we end the summer and head into fall. This Saturday, please join us for a Split/Stack event at the collection site in Warrenton. The weather looks really good after the past two weekends, and we have two log splitters on site ready for volunteers. We’ll plan to meet at 8am and be completed around 10 so you can enjoy the remainder of your day.
Continue reading “Wood Ministry Event: Saturday, August 26”
Conversation Chapters: Chapters 22, 23, & 24
Chapter 22, “Grace May Abound”
Paul has great confidence in his understanding of God’s activity in his life and in the world around him. Is this inspiring or challenging for you? Why?
Continue reading “Focus on the Path: Session 10”
Laura Updyke, our Director of Family Ministries, recently began a job with Fauquier County Public Schools and is stepping down from her church position later this month. Over the last year she has done a wonderful job working with the young people and families in our Church and School and we thank her for her dedication and service.
If you or someone you know is interested in this rewarding part-time position within our growing Church, please send a resume to Father Ben at firstname.lastname@example.org. For a full job description, click here.