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"God Spelled Backwards is Dog" - All ladies of the church are invited to the ECW meeting on Wednesday, March 14 at 10:30 to hear an informative program by ASDS Assistance Dogs, Inc. Come meet a couple of fur-angels and their handlers. The program will be followed by a light lunch. VBS planning committee meeting on March 18th at noon. We will be picking our theme for VBS this year. If you are interested in joining the committee please come. VBS will take place June 25-28. Questions? Contact Chelsea at firstname.lastname@example.org
Garden Party Cleaning on Saturday, March 24th at 9:00am. Please join us to help clean up the Gardens in time for Spring. Anyone welcome and no experience necessary!
Easter EGGstravaganza! It is that time of year again to help fill Easter Eggs for our Easter Egg Hunt. Pick up a bag of empty Easter eggs by the front desk, fill them up, and then drop your filled eggs back off in the designated bucket by April 1st. Thank you!
Small Group Wednesday has begun. Topics include: 10 Commandments, Civil Rights Conversation, Experiencing God with our 5 Senses, The Sacred Enneagram, and Spirituality in Children. Small groups take place until May 16 (no class on 3/28). More information on our website or the Adult Ed. Bulletin board. ALL ARE WELCOME TO COME LOVE AND BE LOVED!
Special thanks to Angee Carroll, Georgie Drake, and Susie & Jack Stallings for helping Mother Sarah host our scrumptious Wednesday Community Meal!
St. James needs you!Please sign up to help tidy up the Guild Hall and kitchen following our Wednesday Community Meal. See your small group leader for your "small group after party" dates or contact Mother Sarah with dates that work for your schedule. Clean up takes place on Wednesdays from 6 to 7 pm (or 7 to 8 pm for small group participants).
Vacation Bible School Planning Committee meeting will be on March 18th at noon. We will be picking our theme for VBS this year. If you are interested in joining the committee please come. VBS will take place June 25-28. Questions? Contact Chelsea by email at email@example.com
"Be English For a Day" Introducing our new 89th Annual Tea logo. Thank you to Jeanie Hans for her time arranging for the logo and underwriting the expense. Thank you to Chelsea Whipple for her help setting up online ticket sales. More updates will follow!
Lent Madness Don't forget to vote daily in this hot and holy competition. Go to www.lentmadness.org to cast your vote.
Stay tuned for information on our Rummage Sale which will be Wed., May 30 thru Sat., June 2.
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Word for the Week ~ Focus
Lent is a very appropriate time for each of us to ask ourselves, "How is God working out his purposes in my life? How do I cooperate with God in this? And how am I blocking or thwarting God's purposes?" When we stop to consider our spiritual lives, and take stock, as we traditionally do in Lent, it is better, I think, not to focus on ourselves but on God.