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Upcoming Events and Activities
 
Winter clothing is still being collected for displaced persons from the hurricane in Puerto Rico.  Please bring coats, hats, gloves and scarves to the collection area in the parish hall this Sunday, or contact Judy Benson at moss153@att.net.
 
We will have a Forum with Chris George, Executive Director of the Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services (IRIS) this Sunday, January 21 after the 10 AM service in the parish hall.  Chris will offer a presentation on the work of IRIS and will take questions from the community.  Also attending will be Mano Rumalshah, former Bishop of Peshawar, Pakistan.  To learn about Bishop Rumalshah, click here. This event is open to the public and sponsored by Start Fresh, Inc, with refreshments provided by the Refugee Kitchen Project.
 
Supper Group of St. James will gather at Tony D's restaurant at 6 PM on Thursday, January 25.  Sign-up deadline is Tuesday, January 23 by calling Lori Sarkett at 860-701-0481 or the parish office at 860-443-4989.
 
New London Community Orchestra Benefit Concert has been rescheduled for Saturday, January 27 at 7:30 PM at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church.  For more information, click here.
 
Annual Meeting on Sunday, January 28, with one service at 9 AM with the meeting following in the parish hall.  A potluck luncheon will be held at the conclusion of the meeting.
 
A Service of Choral Evensong with the Anglican Singers will be held on Sunday, January 28 at
5 PM, with a reception following in the parish hall.  For details on this program, go to www.anglicansingers.org.
 
For details about all these and other events, see the January Net newsletter at www.stjamesnl.org/newsletter.
 
Southeast Region Discernment Team Planning New Round of Meetings
 
If you are interested in discussing and discovering where/how God is calling you

forth in our SE Region of ECCT (or beyond), come be a part of this discernment circle. We welcome anyone who has an inkling that God is calling them in a new direction; a new job, a new volunteer position, a new direction...or who is just interested in exploring possibilities.  We will be meeting over these next months at a time and place convenient to the leaders and participants.    Please call 860.434.1621 or email mkjr@saintannsoldlyme.org   or Deacon Ellen at deaconellen98@yahoo.com if you are interested.