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why we chose st. james’

A sense of community that welcomed Lauren and me with open arms is what drew us to Saint James’.   It did take some adjustment on our part because we were both raised as Roman Catholics, as were our children.  But when we became “empty nesters” we drifted away from regular church attendance and we became…

Why Did I Choose St. James’?

In 2001 my family began attending church service at St. James’ after relocating from the Peninsula. Initially, we attended service when we could not commute to our former church located in the Peninsula for Sunday service or for other activities. However, we later decided to make St. James’ our home church due to convenience. Our…

WHY I CHOOSE AND STAYED AT ST. JAMES’

To start, with my past strong relationship with All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Sacramento where I grew up, St. James’ in Fremont (Centerville) was the only logical choice when we moved here.  However, that was not to say that it was a temporary decision.  We knew it was “Our Church.” As time passed, we moved…

Why do I choose St James’?

I have been attending St James’ Episcopal Church on and off for over 38 years. What led me to St James’?  What led me to the Episcopal Church? What led me to God? The answers went way back to my kindergarten years. My parents enrolled me in St Stephen’s Girls School, a parochial school associated…

vestry highlights – june 2019

The vestry met on June 20, 2019 and enjoyed a great pasta dinner provided by Stephen Ferro.  Sylvia Ma shared that work on the Little Church Restoration project is going well and is projected to  finish by the end of July. The May vestry meeting minutes, financial reports, and staff and ministry reports were all…

Vestry Highlights

The vestry enjoyed a delicious meal provided by Julie Guzior.  After the opening prayer, the vestry approved the March meeting minutes and current financial reports and accepted the Staff and Ministry reports. Jim Cunningham and Sylvia Ma provided information about plans for the Little Church pew restoration and to replace the carpeting.  The vestry also…

Why I Choose St. James’

One afternoon as I sat drinking tea with my monthly tea club, a friend of mine said to me, “Monique, I have sensed a loss of something in your eyes.  I know you have left the Catholic Church because they are not accepting of all people.  Have you considered looking into the Episcopal Church?”  I…

Vestry Highlights – March 2019

The vestry met on March 14.  Our junior warden, Katie Porter, provided our meal.  The vestry approved the minutes of the February vestry meeting.  The vestry also reviewed and approved this month’s financial reports and accepted the ministry and staff reports.  The vestry also certified the 2018 Parochial report which is submitted to the diocese.…

Why I Choose St. James’

Looking back to 1981, my first steps into St. James’ were urged on by my need for an Episcopal Church. Between the Air Force, graduate school, and new jobs, I had sporadically attended church for seven or eight years. And boy what a change – a new Prayer Book – the words I was so…