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Stewardship

Estate Planning Event

Estate Planning Event on June 10th The St. James’ Endowment Board is organizing an ESTATE PLANNING SEMINAR at St. James’ on Sunday, June 10th, 12:30-2:30 pm. We will begin with time for fellowship and a light lunch. We encourage you to attend and invite your family and friends to learn more about wills, probate, inheritance taxes, asset protection,…

Donate to the Endowment Fund

This past year the Endowment Board received donations of $7400. That money increases the principal in the Endowment Fund. From the increase in appreciation and from interest accrued, the Endowment Board distributes money to St. James’, to the Memorial Garden Fund and to the Little Church Fund if they choose to accept it. That money…

Going Green!

The ecological movement of recycling and composting is passing us by.  For a community of our size, and one that hosts several outside groups on our campus, it can be challenging to ensure our waste is properly segregated and disposed of.  Until now, we have been fairly lax in our efforts to separate out recycling…

Sharing Communion in a World Gone Dark

There’s a story that goes around Episcopal Church circles this time of year told by a priest, Janet Vincent, who found herself at Ground Zero after the towers came down.  While there, doing her best to pray with the shell shocked and stunned, a firefighter approached her at 1:45 and asked a simple question, “Is…

St. James’ Makes Donation to the Diocesan Capital Campaign

An identifying mark of being an Episcopalian is being part of a larger body of Christians, geographically organized into Dioceses.  Our Diocese, the Diocese of California (consisting of the Bay Area), is embarking on a major capital campaign called Expanding Horizons.  This campaign seeks to raise between $20-$32 million from direct contributions and from shared…

Endowment Fund? What Is That?

Some years ago (around 2003) a number of St. James’ parishioners decided that a sum of money should be set aside and that the proceeds from the growth of that money would be used for the betterment of St. James’ by developing ministries beyond what is possible through its annual operating funds. That meant distributions…