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Sacred Space Update

My Saturdays usually go like this:  After rising and grabbing something to eat and my water bottle, I’m off to the barn.  I’m usually there for several hours.  In the course of the morning, I end up dusty or muddy (depending on the time of year), with dirt smears on my shirt from where my…

Faith Formation Updates

“…grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.”  2 Peter 3:18 Earlier this year the Faith Formation committee conducted a brief survey of the congregation about our programs and what meets your needs. Thank you to…

Come See – Come Be Conference

Ecclesia Ministries, a street ministry with affiliates in over 80 cities in the US, UK, and Brazil, is holding their Come See – Come Be conference at Mercy Center in October.  Our own diocesan ministry, Sacred Space, is hosting the conference. Come explore the roots of our street ministries and how our dependence on God’s…

 Sacred Space Update

Sacred Space is a specialized mission of the Diocese of California that provides an outdoor worship service and lunch to homeless persons each Sunday afternoon. This ministry is spearheaded by The Rev. John Trubina.  Currently there are two locations, Hayward and Oakland, and along with other parishes in the Southern Alameda County Deanery, St. James’…

June 19th – Volunteer Appreciation Sunday

Come and join us for a special treat and warm fellowship to honor all St James volunteers who had dedicated their talents and time on different ministries or projects. The Vestry members will serve cake after the 8 am service and ice cream and toppings after the 10:30 am service in the Parish Hall.  Hope to see…

Women’s Day Retreat

Please join us for our annual Day Retreat at St. James’ on Saturday, May 7.  Our theme for the day will be “Stepping Stones & Mary, the Mother of Jesus.” The retreat runs from 10am – 3pm.  Coffee, juice, and pastries are available from 9:30am, and lunch is very generously provided by the Men’s Group!…

Faith Formation Updates

For many years Bruce Roberts has faithfully led the Faith Formation committee, keeping the team on track and moving forward.  With his election to the Vestry this year, Bruce will step down as chair, although he will remain a member of the committee (whew!).  We thank Bruce for his many years of service to Faith…

Vestry News – November 2015

The November vestry meeting was held on Thursday the 12th.  These were some of the topics discussed: We quickly reviewed the September financial reports and accepted them. These were not available at the time of the October vestry meeting. We then discussed our financial position per the October financial reports relative to the 2015 budget. …