Starting Next Sunday February 4 “Sunday and Monday: The Relationship of Faith & Work”
Sundays in February and March, 11:15 am - noon
Starting in February and running through March, our adult forum will feature fellow parishioners talking about their work and faith journeys. We’ll explore together such questions as: how does your faith inform your work? Do you find meaning in what you do? Have you ever changed careers and why? Have you ever experienced conflict between your faith and professional lives?” Come sit and listen to each other!
Junior Youth Group Lock-in February 2-3
The Junior Youth Group kids have been awesome this year. We have had great attendance at our events from the ropes course, talks with Mother Storm, service projects, ice skating, and SundaySchool Lessons. Our theme this year comes from Ephesians 2:10 - You are God’s Masterpiece. We are going to continue our tradition of the JYG Lock in with this year's lock in taking place on February 2nd from 7:45 pm - the next morning at 8:00 am. It will be held at St. James the Less in the Parish Hall. We have a great evening planned starting off with some fun games and s'mores over the fireplace. We will then have a short devotional in which we will look in depth at the above verse and see how it can apply to middle school kids lives right now. After that once everyone gets settled in their sleeping bags we will watch a movie on the big screen. Bagels and doughnuts will be served before pick up which will be at 8:00 am Saturday morning. Frank Schwall, Amber Mizerik and Paula Pierolivo will be the chaperones for the lock in.
Scout Sunday February 4
While St. James the Less has acknowledged Boy Scout Sunday in February of each year for many years, this year we will celebrate all of our scouts, both Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, on our first "All Scouts Sunday" on February 4, 2018. Thus, all Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Daisies, Brownies and Girl Scouts, as well as scout leaders, scout moms and dads and scout alumni are invited to attend church on February 4th wearing their respective scout uniforms and sashes, with all ribbons and badges prominently displayed. Each will be asked to stand and be acknowledged before the congregation. In addition, two scout leaders will be introduced, Christine Asciutto, the leader of the Scarsdale Edgemont Girl Scouts (and a teacher in our nursery school), and Andrew Wood, Cubmaster of our own Cub Scout Pack 1. Both leaders will attend the coffee hour and will have program information for prospective scout families. At the end of the scout ceremony, the Rector will give a blessing to all of our scouts.
Senior Youth Rectory Dinner Moved to February 11
We won't even try to compete with the Super Bowl! The Senior Youth dinner is Sunday February 11 this month. It's time to order in! The theme is Chinese Take-out, by popular demand!
Survey for Lenten Book Groups is Ready
Lent begins mid-February, and what better way to observe Lent than by reading and discussing a good book with fellow parishioners? Please take 2 minutes to fill out this survey so we know if there is enough interest to organize these groups. We hope so!
Holy Communion Classes for 2nd Graders
All children in 2nd grade and older are invited to learn more about Holy Communion, a St. James tradition. We will meet four Wednesdays, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, & 5/2, from 3:30 - 4:30 pm at the church. The class will culminate in a service celebrating the completion of the class on 5/6. Mark your calendars!
Next Acolyte Training
Sunday March 4 at 11:15 am
Acolytes: it’s time to brush up on our skills! Susie will lead our next training. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend.
The Way of the Cross Youth Play (The Mime)
High Schoolers! Help us revive this wonderful St. James tradition! We need over a dozen of you to sign up to be able to put on this year's performance. Click here for more details such as rehearsal and performance times, and please sign up!!
Pledging for 2018
If you haven't yet submitted your pledge, you can definitely still do that. You can pledge online here or call the office and we'll be happy to send you another pledge card.
Online Giving and Pledge Payment set-up
Did you know you can make pledge payments online through our website? You can even make your payment recurring -- weekly, monthly, or annually. If you need help, contact the office.
Parish Retreat October 5-7 - SIGN UP NOW!
We are gearing up for our parish retreat next October! This is going to be a great time at a beautiful spot in Ivoryton Connecticut. Sign up now, with details to follow!