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Coming up:
FFF Adult Event
October 8
6:30 pm
*babysitting provided

Loaves & Fishes RI
October 12 & 13
10:30 am
&
October 16
4:30 pm

Columbus Day
October 14
*office closed

Second Annual Barrington Day of Caring
Monday
October 14
Noon-5 pm

FFF Pumpkin Picking @ Four Town Farm
October 20
3:00 pm
* pizza and games at St. James afterwards.

Council Meeting
October 29
7:00 pm
September 30, 2019
Mission of the Month - October

Mission of the Month
October
Honduras Christmas


The New England Synod and St. James have a long-standing relationship with the Episcopal Diocese of Honduras. Each year, representatives from the church in Honduras travel throughout the country to provide a special Christmas meal, toys for children, and a visit from Santa. We are collecting funds this month to send down for this special program. For these children in Honduras, one of the poorest countries in the world, this may be the only gift and celebration they have at Christmas. Please consider giving to this mission throughout the month of October!

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**September Mission of the Month Update:  Last month we raised a total of $267.45 for the KIND, Kids in Need of Defense, organization.  Thank you for your continued generosity!
Camp Calumet Summer Mission:  Thank You!


Thank you to everyone who generously supported our Summer Mission of the Month to benefit Camp Calumet's annual Reach the Beach Relay team.  We were able to raise about $1,000, which was matched by a contribution from the Janet Ramsey Calumet Scholarship fund.  In addition to the $2,000 contribution from St. James-runners for Reach the Beach raised over $90,000 to help provide scholarships for children to attend a week of camp!  Thank you to all who contributed and to our participants from St. James!  God is good...All the Time!
Attention:  Nut Allergies at St. James
Please be aware that we have several people in our community of faith who have severe nut allergies. We have posted signs in some parts of the Community Room designating these areas as  "Nut Free" . Our snacks for children during Sunday morning activities are purchased with this restriction in mind. Going forward, it would be great if fellowship hosts are able to keep snacks nut-free. If this is not possible, please do your best to label items that will be served so that members of St. James (especially children) are aware. It is worth noting that handling nuts, snacks containing nuts creates a contaminant that cannot always be eliminated by hand sanitizer alone.
 

We want to make sure St. James is a safe place for all to attend and enjoy. If you have any questions feel free to reach out to Pastor Andrew.
Barrington Day of Caring 2019
Join us for the second annual "Barrington Day of Caring"  on Monday October 14!
 
On Monday, October 14 people from all over our community will gather for a day of service that will include assisting local residents in need with projects that include: yard work, light carpentry, cleaning, and general service.  In addition, we send teams to several local areas to clean and beautify, including: Barrington Beach, the bike path, Latham Park, and others.  This is a great opportunity to serve people in need and come together as a community of care. 

Find out more at the  Day of Caring Facebook Page or   CLICK HERE to register online  

Questions?  See Pastor Andrew or email  asimon@stjames-ri.org .  

God is Good...All the Time!
Family Faith Formation - Youth and Family Events!
Youth & Family Adult Event: 10/8 @ 6:30.  We will share some exciting news as well as plan our upcoming youth events!  There will be beer/wine and snacks for the adults and a movie with popcorn for kids (babysitting provided).  All are welcome!
FFF Fall Family Event:  10/20 @ 3pm.  Join us for pumpkin picking & a corn maze at Four Town Farm.  Games & pumpkin decorating to follow at the church.  Pizza, drinks and snacks will be provided.
 

Looking Ahead: 

Pageant casting - 11/10
Advent Workshop 12/8
Pageant - 12/22
Thank you from We Share Hope
The team at We Share Hope (WSH) sent a long a letter of gratitude to express how thankful they are for their partnership with St. James!  They raised a total of $18,681.40 at the  recent WSH Home & Beauty Tent Event held at St. James on September 21.  In part the letter reads,  "We could not have accomplished this without you and the wonderful members of St. James.  Thank you for your generous heart.  We look forward to a prosperous future together!"  The full letter is posted in the Community Room at church.


Attention Thrivent Members!

Please remember to designate your choice dollars to St. James.  Also see Pastor Andrew or George Bowen for ideas on the use of your actions cards ASAP!

Fall Worship Sign Up!
     
 
Click on the link above to access the Fall 2019 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 Signup.com 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!  

We always welcome new volunteers!  
Church Office Hours

Monday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

*unless otherwise noted on monthly calendar
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