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Outreach

Corazon 2019

Dear people of St James’:  Do you remember the Lego house in the Parish Hall last month?  It was a symbol of what could be done with money you most generously offered.  This is the result. Seven St. James’s members: Ken Trant, Gregory and Elaine Miller, Evelyn Martinez, Victor, Missy, Gabriella, and Mateo Bontempo traveled…

Volunteer Appreciation Sunday

Every June, the Vestry of St. James’ hosts a Coffee Hour in appreciation of all the volunteers who make St. James’ a welcoming, intentionally multi-generational community centering on Jesus. Thank you for your financial support of St. James’. Thank you for counting and accounting our contributions, the account payables, and the reimbursements. Thanks for keep…

Outreach to Local Children.

I was fortunate on Maundy Thursday to have the task of delivering our donations to two local schools and a Family Center. As part of our continuing commitment to outreach to local school districts and supporting families we looked for projects this year from Newark and Union City. Two Title 1 elementary Schools in Newark…

The Strong, Gentle, Loving Arms of Christ

Maintain and increase outreach opportunities so that the Good News is put into action beyond our buildings One of the goals set by the vestry for the parish is to both maintain and increase our outreach opportunities.  St. James’ has long known that our purpose is not to serve ourselves, but to serve others.  Through our…

National Night Out at St. James’

On the first Tuesday of August every year, people in cities all across the nation gather to meet their neighbors.  Referred to as National Night Out, this event is designed to strengthen our neighborhoods though police-community partnerships.  It’s a great chance to get to know others in the area and visit with our neighbors. St.…

Helping at Sunrise Village

St James’ has been a tremendous supporter of the Sunrise Village, a transitional housing facility for the tri-city area, located on Brown St in Fremont. Members of our congregation help prepare and serve dinner to the residents at Sunrise Village one Saturday every month. The team that serves on the first Saturday of the odd numbered months (Jan, Mar,…

Parent/Child Separation at the Border: Resources and How To Help

Dear Parishioners, Many of you have expressed sadness and deep concern about the current situation on our southern border, and have asked how to help. Our Presiding Bishop Curry has made several TV appearances on the subject, one as late as last evening, deploring the current policy of family separation: https://tinyurl.com/ybs8aaoo. The Episcopal Church as a…