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Coming up:
Happy Father's Day!
June 17
 

Council Meeting
June 18
7:00 pm

Summer Office Hours Begin!
June 18

Loaves & Fishes RI
June 20
4:30 pm

Independence Day!
July 4

Office Closed

Loaves & Fishes RI
July 14 & 15
10:30 am
July 18
4:30 pm

June 13, 2018
A message from Pastor Andrew - THANK YOU!
 
Thank you all so much for surprising me with a recognition of my 15th anniversary of ordination! The worship services, cake, gift, and well wishes were completely unexpected and so thoughtful! I wanted to especially thank Gail Feeney, Betty Brito, Joanna King, Rob McBride, and everyone else who worked together to make it such a surprising and meaningful morning! 

God is Good...All the Time!
June Mission of the Month - St. Mary's Home for Children

Originally established in 1877 as an orphanage with the Episcopal Diocese, the St. Mary's Home for Children is a non-profit agency which strives to provide comprehensive treatment services to children who have "experienced violence in their home or communities and/or are experiencing significant behavioral health challenges." They provide an array of residential and community-based services designed to foster healing and provide supports to families as "they strive to create healthy relationships ." Please consider a donation to this vital community organization.   For more information about St. Mary's Home for Children and their important work, please visit www.smhfc.org.
Summer Giving  -  Consider E-giving!

Summer is coming! The Church Council and Finance Team would like to thank everyone for their generosity in giving throughout the first half of the year. We are meeting our budget because of you and this is hugely important in sustaining our many vibrant ministries. Thank you! As the Summer months near, we realize that worship habits can change. Vacations, time with family, days at the beach, etc are all gifts to enjoy. We would like to encourage you, should you be away from St. James, to consider maintaining your giving throughout the Summer. We realize that many of you do this, and we are grateful.
 
St. James offers options for electronic giving. E-giving is an easy option that simplifies your contributions to the church and helps us to receive support on a regular basis. If you would like to begin giving electronically, or if you have questions, feel free to contact us in the church office. Forms for e-giving are available on the information table in the Community Room. If you would like to speak with Pastor Andrew or a member of the Finance Team, we would be happy to set up a meeting.
 
Thank you for your continued, faithful support of St. James. God is Good...All the Time!
Loaves & Fishes RI - Volunteers Needed!
St. James is scheduled for a Loaves & Fishes run on Saturday, June 16th.  Knowing June is a busy, busy month for everyone we hope to simplify everything  by pre-packing lunch bags and not using the truck.
 
The bags will be prepared in advance with everything but a cold sandwich (no hot sandwich for this run).
 
We need only 3-4 volunteers to help make cold sandwiches on the morning of Saturday June 16th (or even Friday evening), and two folks at noon to drive  in their own vehicle to Woonsocket to distribute the lunch bags.
 
Please let Mary Hassen or Jill Bowen know if you can help in any way.
 
Thanks to all.
Summer Office Hours


Joanna's regular office hours will be changing for the summer.  Beginning the week of June 18 through Labor Day, regular office hours will be Wednesday and Thursday from 9-12, unless otherwise noted on the calendar.  

Church Softball Team

St. James is planning to field a softball team in the Barrington Church League this Summer.  If you would like to participate, please be in touch with Pastor Andrew. 
Worship Volunteer Sign-Up
     
 
Click on the link above to access the Summer 2018 Worship Volunteer Sign-up!!

Anyone can sign up for any of the worship volunteer roles. It's easy to do!  Just click on the link above and follow the signupgenius directions. If you prefer, there is also a paper & pencil sign-up sheet in the community room.  Just fill in your name and the email address where you want your reminder to go!
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