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Do you Smile when you shop?

If like me you’re a regular shopper at Amazon.com, you can nominate St. James’ to receive a portion of your spending. Amazon will donate a percentage of your spending to St. James’ if you checkout via Amazon Smile using our special webpage. Visit saintj.com/amazon to register, and use this link whenever you make a purchase…

How Many Episcopalians……?

Indeed.  How many Episcopalians does it take to change nine light  bulbs?  When it involves an extension ladder extended to the maximum, it takes a crew – one brave soul to ascend the ladder and three or four to attend the ladder. That’s what happened on June 28th and July 2nd.  All-in-all the crews replaced…

 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’…

A River Flows out of Eden

 Found in the second creation story, Genesis, chapter two, you find the line, “a river flows from Eden.”[1]  This beautiful imagery brings to mind the point of God’s original creation, Eden, flowing outward towards and into all of creation that is and that will come to be.  All things, animals, plants, humanity, air, water, all…

School Supplies Drive

It may be only July but the school supplies are appearing in the stores and we are starting our 2016 School Supplies Drive. Many of you are very familiar with the school supply lists handed out to parents of kids from kindergarten to 12th grade. That list that can include paper, binders, pencils, colored pencils,…

Youth Outreach Projects

During each school year St. James’ Sunday School takes part in a number of outreach projects. Leading the sock campaign, making sandwiches for Sacred Space, and promoting the school supplies drive all impact our local community so our Spring project widened our horizons. In order to support Episcopal Relief and Development projects overseas through their…