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Coming up:
Council Meeting
March 5, 2019
7:00 pm

Ash Wednesday
March 6

Loaves & Fishes RI
March 9 & 10
10:30 am

Sunday School Retreat at Camp Calumet
March 15- March 17
No Family Faith Formation or Confirmation classes

St. Patrick's Day
March 17

Loaves & Fishes RI
March 20
4:30 pm
February 28, 2019
March Mission of the Month - We Share Hope


Mission of the Month
March




We Share Hope is a food rescue mission that works locally to prevent food from going to waste.  We Share Hope is a big part of the reason we are able to offer such great resources to people in need though Loaves & Fishes RI. The funds that we raise will help them to offset their operating expenses, most notably keeping fuel in their vehicles so that they can continue to gather food from local retailers before it is disposed of. Please consider making a contribution to this great organization this month! 

100% of your donation will go toward feeding the hungry.
Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday is March 6
 
We invite you to join us for worship on Ash Wednesday.  There are two ways for you to participate on this day that marks the beginning of the season of Lent.  First, the church will be open from noon-1:30 pm and again from 6:30-8 pm for a self-guided meditative journey.  
 
For those of you who cannot make it to the church that day, we will have resources available to you (complete with ashes to go) so that you may worship at home, at work, with family, friends, anywhere you choose!
  
A copy of the Ash Wednesday service can be found  here.
These will also be available, with packets of ashes to go in church this coming Sunday (March 3).
 
God is Good...All the Time!
New Members


We will welcome new members to St. James on Sunday, May 5.  If you are interested in joining St. James at this time, we invite you to let Pastor Andrew know.  You may email him at asimon@stjames-ri.org or sign up on the sheet in the community room.  
First Communion

Children at St. James who have not yet received Communion will be invited to gather with Pastor Andrew beginning this month to learn more about what it means to share in God's grace at the table!  If you are interested in having your child participate please contact Pastor Andrew at  asimon@stjames-ri.org or sign up on the sheet in the Community Room.  

Once we have a list of children who would like to participate, Pastor Andrew will coordinate days and times for classes.
Loaves & Fishes RI
  

Sue Loughlin and Jen Kirby will be leading the Loaves and Fishes runs for this month on March 9th, 10th and 20th. If you are able to help out please text or call Jen at 401-644-3249 or email Jen at jkirby16@verizon.net.

Thank you for your support!!
Loaves & Fishes RI Fundraiser - Save the Date

Worship Volunteer Sign-Up
     
 
Click on the link above to access the Spring 2019 Worship Volunteer Sign-up!!

We always welcome new volunteers!  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!  
Church Office Hours

Joanna's Office Hours:
Mondays 8am-12pm
Thursdays 8am-12pm


*unless otherwise noted on monthly calendar
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