Mission Statement

 

We are a forward looking, multi-cultural and inclusive faith community, proclaiming and doing Christ's work of love and justice in the greater New London area and the world.

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Upcoming Events and Activities
 
The annual Hats, Mittens and Scarves mission has a basket out at coffee hour on Sundays to collect new store-bought items or handmade items until Sunday, November 24. This mission has expanded from donating to just the New London elementary schools and Covenant Shelter to also include the Homeless Hospitality Center, Drop-in Learning Center and families in need. Financial donations are also welcome from those unable to shop or knit.  Checks can be made out to St. James with "hats" written in the memo.  Contact Sue Chojnacki with any questions.
 
The St. James Book Club will meet on Wednesday, November 20th at 6 PM, at the home of Laura Pinson, 901 Vauxhall Street Extension, Quaker Hill. The book A Gentlemen in Moscow, by Amor Towles will be discussed.  A contribution for the "Hats, Mittens and Scarves" mission is requested.
 
Join fellow parishioners for dinner, fun and fellowship! The November Gathering is on Friday, November 22 at 6 PM, at the Recovery Room Restaurant, 445 Ocean Ave., New London. For questions, contact Lori Sarkett at lorisarketthne@gmail.com.
 
A Centering Prayer Meditation group will be offered again this fall on Saturday, November 23 in the Hallam Chapel from 8:30 to 10:00 AM.
 
Sunday, November 24 is our Stewardship Sunday. During services on this day, we will be given an opportunity to place our pledge on the altar and to have it (and us) blessed as we pledge our gifts to God’s mission of reconciliation and restoration. Pledge packets were mailed on Friday, November 8. Please contact Ellen in the parish office if you didn’t receive a packet.
 
A forum on The Diocesan Convention will be held in the parish hall immediately following the 10 AM service this Sunday.
 
Thanksgiving Day, November 28 there is a  9 AM Holy Eucharist in the Church. Start your holiday off giving thanks to God for all our blessings.
 
“The Way of Love” basket of gratitude begins on Thanksgiving Day and ends on the Fourth Sunday of Advent.    Let’s reach out and provide support for our neighbors attending the Lord’s Pantry.   Please bring any of the following items to church each Sunday during season of Advent and place them in the manger: deodorant, soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, dental floss, lip balm, lotion, feminine hygiene products, disposable razors, shaving cream, toilet paper and kleenex. These items cannot be purchased with food stamps.
 
Wednesday Evening Christian Formation—we will learn about the Episcopal Church during Advent and The Epiphany seasons beginning on Wednesday, December 4 at 6 PM in the parlor. Worship is at 5:15 PM in the Hallam Chapel. Bring your own dinner to the parlor at 6 PM. Class begins at 6:15 PM. 
 
The St. Nicholas Bazaar is on Saturday, December 7 in the parlor from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM. The St. James Quilters and Jumble Shoppe are co-hosting the event. Items will also be available for purchase on Sunday, December 8 after both morning services. All proceeds go towards deficits in the 2019 budget. There is a need for set up help in the parlor for the Christmas Bazaar on Friday, December 6, starting at 4:30 PM. A Pizza supper will be provided for volunteers.
 
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Sermons are recorded and can be found by clicking the "Sermons and Media" red button on the left side of this webpage or by clicking here.
 
On the St. James YouTube we have been archiving Ranjit's appearances on local access TV so that a wider community can enjoy his discussions about God's mission in our neighborhood with local guests. The first three shows can be seen at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5X_fiAxb-aLd31pcc2yihaFvUXSHWi
 
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