We at St. James' believe that supporting one another and enjoying each other's company enhances our journeys of faith. Fellowship enables us to both experience and demonstrate God's love as we travel our individual journey and take part in the journeys of others.
Explore our many fellowship opportunities listed below:
The St. James' Good Book Club is open to all members of the parish. Generally the group meets on the first Wednesday of the month October, December, February, April and June. Reminders with dates and book titles are printed in the weekly bulletin and The Epistle. Discussions are often generated from questions provided by the author and other sources.
We gather in Platts Hall at 6:00 p.m. for a bag supper with discussion following at 7:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. Breakfast Bunch:
Every Sunday following the 8:00 a.m. church service a group of widowed and single women go to breakfast (men are welcome if they are brave enough). The group varies in size from week to week. From time to time the women do other things together including at least one day trip a year. The only thing needed to participate is a good sense of humor. Group members laugh a lot, often at each other, and, naturally, solve the problems of the world.
Following Sunday 10:00 a.m. worship those who attended the service gather for social time in the parish hall. This is a time to catch up with each other and to get acquainted with guests and with others in the parish you may not know well. Goodies are provided by members of the congregation on a rotating volunteer schedule.
During the summer months Coffee Hour becomes Lemonade on the Lawn providing a time for fellowship in the midst of our beautiful grounds.
Episcopal Church Women (ECW):
Every woman who belongs to St. James is automatically a member of the ECW. The ECW brings women together in fellowship and increases their faith and service. The ECW sponsors the Ham & Oyster Dinner, an annual fund raiser at St. James for over 100 years. Members of the ECW provide receptions for parish functions such as confirmation and other special celebrations, as well they provide for gathering time following a funeral. Members socialize as they work. Proceeds from their projects are donated to fund several outreach projects and to support parish activities where needed.
Foyer Gatherings, open to all adults in the parish, are designed as an informal get-together of parishioners and interested adults at a parishioner’s home. It’s a great way to meet and get to know other members of the congregation. The host sets the format for their month's foyer. Typically, participants bring an appetizer or dessert and beverage of choice to share as well as an item for the Outreach House pantry.
These events are generally held on the third Saturday evening of the month from October through May.
Details and signup sheets for each month are on the bulletin board outside the church office.