SJES Spirit Day @ Chick-Fil-A | March 15

Eat breakfast, lunch or dinner at Chick-fil-A in Warrenton on Tuesday, March 15, between 6am and 9pm for SJES Spirit Day! Simply mention SJES when you order and support our school.  Be sure to tell your family and friends, too!

SJES Spirit Day @ Firehouse Subs

firehouse subsMark your calendars and join us at Firehouse Subs for SJES Spirit Day on Tuesday, January 26, for lunch or dinner! Hand in the SJES flyer and the School will receive a portion of the proceeds. Thanks for your support!

Make sure to print and bring this flyer when you come out! ——>

Café Volunteers Needed!

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An opportunity is available to anyone that want to be a part of this vital team here at Saint James’. Helpers are needed in the kitchen to cook and serve each Sunday morning. Please see Eric Cox or let Nancy (in the church office) know of your interest.

This could be simply a one-time or once-a-month commitment – the more people we have to help out, the less we have to rely on a handful of volunteers.

Thanks for your help in feeding our parish!

2015 Diocesan Conference | Taste and See that the Lord is Good

The Diocese of Virginia extends an invitation and an opportunity to explore the relationship between faith and food:

Our relationship with food, God, and the environment is the focus of our Stewardship of Creation Conference this fall. With the help of our keynote speaker, Rachel Marie Stone (Eat with Joy), together with the panelists and workshop leaders, participants will be invited to discern a new relationship with food, one which honors both God and the world as God’s gift.

Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
8 North Laurel Street 
Richmond, VA 23220

Saturday, October 3, 2015
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

The program will include a “wholy meal”; cost is $15.00, “wholly meal” at lunch included.

A program for children concerning the same themes will also be offered, including the “wholly meal.”

Interested in registering? Click here to learn more.

Community Pool Party

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Come one, come all!

The youth programs from our surrounding community will be hosting a night of food, fellowship, and swimming.

All youth 6th-12th grade are invited to join us on August 22nd from 8-11pm at Chestnut Forks swimming pool.

Questions? Email Dorothy Smith.

Bread Baking

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A very special THANK YOU to the two dozen volunteers who donated over 160 hours of quality bread baking time this past weekend.  Every set of hands was needed, and all of your work (from the planning to the mixing and kneading all the way through the cleaning up at the end) was greatly appreciated! The final tally was 1,246 loaves of Thanksgiving Bread for our local community.  We supplied loaves  of blessed bread to over 775 Thanksgiving food baskets through Community  Touch in Bealeton and the Fauquier Community Food Bank in Warrenton. We     also supplied several hundred loaves to our own parish families and those we touch in our lives.  We love to hear the stories of the ‘second loaves’ – in the past, our bread has traveled to California, Maine, Canada, and overseas to be with our military members.  Where did you bread go this year? For more information on this vital ministry or to help plan for future Food for Friends events, please contact Colin or Debbi Borgstrom at         540-270-3285 (Colin’s Cell), 540-270-4249 (Debbi’s Cell) or theborg20115@verizon.net.

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News from Soroti

Kay McCarron was asked to join the TESS Board several months ago, and has been attending meetings via Skype. She will be traveling to England in early November to attend the next meeting. On Wednesday, November 20th we will have a pot-luck dinner in the Parish Hall where Kay will report on the status of TESS, student activities, and new information from the meeting.

If you are a sponsor, please consider writing letters to your students now, before things get hectic with the upcoming holidays. We can certainly send letters with Kay to the UK to be delivered later to Uganda. Tuition will be due at year-end, and as we have not heard a denitive amount, we are assuming it will be close to the same amount as last year.

If you would like to make tuition in payments over the next couple of months, Laura Cline is very amenable to taking payments. Just place “Soroti” in the memo line. As November approaches, we will keep you posted on the pot-luck dinner, but please mark your calendars now and save the date – November 20th.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Wayne or Caren Easham, email: pinkhouse4495@gmail.com. Thank you for your support!

Café menu – October 13

Cafe menu for Sunday October 13th:

  • Spinach and Mushroom crustless Quiche,
  • Scrambled Eggs,
  • Buttermilk Pancakes,
  • Hash brown Casserole,
  • Coffeecake
  • Oatmeal,
  • Ham.

Breakfast will be served from 8:30 until 10:00. Price for breakfast is $5 with a maximum price of $20 per family. Meal cards are available.

Café Menu – October 6

  • Breakfast Burritos with Fresh Salsa,
  • Scrambled Eggs,
  • Stuffed French Toast with Brown Sugar & Bananas,
  • Hashbrown Potatoes,
  • Sausage.

Breakfast will be served from 8:30 until 10:00. Price for breakfast is $5 with a maximum price of $20 per family. Punch cards will be available for purchase at the register.

New Family Service & Dinner

Fr Ben is offering an informal Family Service and Dinner once a month (on Wednesdays)

Weather permitting, they will be held outside in the playground area. The short services will begin at 5:30pm,
to be followed by dinner at 6:00pm.

Next month-October 9th,our service will be the ”Blessing of the Animals” to be followed by Pizza!

Thank you to all of the people who prepared food for our service on Wednesday. It was delicious!