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Coming up:
St James Special
Congregational Meeting
April 7
10:00 am

Council Meeting
April 9
7:00 pm

Loaves & Fishes RI
April 13 & 14
10:30 am
&
April 17
4:30 pm

Palm Sunday
April 14

Maundy Thursday
April 18
7:00 pm

Good Friday
April 19
7:00 pm

Easter Sunday
April 21
Community Sunrise Service
5:45 am
Osamequin Nature Trails and Bird Sanctuary

Easter Sunday
April 21
Contemporary Service
9:00 am
Traditional Service
11:00 am

**Easter Brunch & Children's Egg Hunt will be at 10:00 am between the two services.
March 25, 2019
Mission of the Month - March & April


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.

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And Looking Ahead to April....


Mission of the Month
April




Founded in 1931,  Bradley Hospital, located in East Providence, R.I., was the nation's first psychiatric hospital devoted exclusively to caring for children and adolescents. It remains a nationally recognized center for children's mental health care, training and research. Bradley sees more than 5,000 children and their families annually, offering the most comprehensive range of treatment available - including acute inpatient, partial hospitalization, and outpatient programs, in-home treatment and residential homes - with the same continuum of care available for those with autism and developmental disabilities. Bradley also operates 6 special education schools for children and adolescents whose needs cannot be met in a public school setting. In addition, Bradley Hospital operates a central hotline for children and families in emotional crisis. Kids' Link RI (1-855-KIDLINK or 1-855-543-5465)  is staffed 24 hours a day by trained mental health professionals who work with callers to connect them to the most appropriate treatment

The Bradley Hospital Family Support Fund was created to assist families whose life circumstances make it difficult or nearly impossible to access or complete treatment. Unlike many mental health treatment facilities, Bradley Hospital accepts insurance for its wide range of services, but there are often other significant barriers to treatment. Family involvement is crucial to successful outcomes, which requires a substantial time commitment, often translating into a caregiver needing to take time off from work. Transportation costs can mount during an extended treatment, as can the cost of caring for other family members. The challenges are endless and are only compounded by the stress of dealing with a child with mental illness. While Bradley's care coordinators do their best to assist families in accessing public assistance, there simply is not enough available when it is needed most. The Family Support Fund, run by lead social workers at Bradley Hospital, is there to help.  Please  consider a donation to support children and families with mental health needs in our community.

Bradley Hospital is a member of the Lifespan health system and is a teaching hospital for The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.
Holy Week
Holy Week

Palm Sunday Services
Sunday, April 14
Contemporary Service at 9:00 am

Traditional Service at 11:00 am

Maundy Thursday 
Thursday, April 18
7:00 pm

Good Friday
Friday, April 19
7:00 pm

Easter Sunday
Sunday, April 21

Community Sunrise Service at 5:45 am
Osamequin Nature Trails and Bird Sanctuary (on rte 114)

Contemporary Service at 9:00 am

Traditional Service at 11:00 am

There will be an Easter Brunch and Children's Egg Hunt at 10:00 am between the two services!

All are welcome to attend!


St. James Special Congregational Meeting

We will hold a special congregational Meeting on Sunday April 7 at 10 am in the sanctuary to vote to allocate funds to be used to replace the roof of the church.  Click here  to see a detailed letter regarding this important meeting.
Thank You from Honduras!
During his recent trip to Honduras, Bishop James Hazelwood delivered handmade dolls to local children on behalf of the St. James Knitting group. Thank you to all the knitters for your hard work.  The children were overjoyed to receive the dolls!
Easter Flowers
It's time to order your Easter flowers in memory of Loved Ones.

Choose from a variety of flowers (6 inch pots) including:

Tulips             $10
Daffodils          $10
Easter Lilies      $15
Hydrangeas       $35 

Order Forms can be found in the pew pockets and in the Community Room at church.  When paying by check, please write "Easter Flowers" in the memo line.

The last day to place your order is Sunday, April 14.
Altar Guild - Help Needed!
Altar Guild is looking for a few volunteers to help set up for communion for the early service each week. If you are able to help with this please contact us in the office or speak with Ellen Zawislak or Jen Kirby.
Thank you!
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.  
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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