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

 

This Saturday, March 23 at 2 PM we need volunteers to meet int the church parking lot and then go out into the neighborhood to distribute invitations for our March 31 Beloved Community dinner.  Please contact Ron Ward at 860-857-4052 with questions.

Deacon Ellen has researched a series of resources to accompany activities related to our Season of Racial Reconciliation, Justice and Healing, which can be found on our website's Ministries page or clicking here and scrolling down to this ministry.

We are offering Wednesday Night Lenten Dinners at St. James!  There is a different dinner menu each week, and dinners are $10 for adults if reserved ahead of time or $12 at the door ($8 for children 10 and under).  Reservations can be made between Sunday services (9:00 to 9:30 AM) in the Parish Hall or call the parish office at 860-443-4989 during the week.

The Way of the Cross will be held each Friday evening at 5 PM in the Church during Lent.  Join Christ - and your brothers and sisters in faith - on His journey to the Cross.
 
Drop In Learning Center fundraiser - The Drop in Learning Center is collecting gently worn, used and new shoes to raise money for the Summer Enrichment Program through this Sunday, March 24. They will be paid by the pound for the shoes which will go directly to micro-entrepreneurs in Haiti and other developing nations to help individuals out of poverty. There are drop off areas in the parish hall of St. James and at the Senior Citizen Office at 120 Broad Street in New London.
 

For the Wednesday adult education sessions during Lent, our book reading is A Way Other Than Our Own by Walter Bruggeman.  The evenings begin with a Holy Eucharist at 5:15 PM, followed by the fish dinner at 6 PM and a discussion at 6:30.

Save the Dates:

The St. James Writers Group offers a quiet, dedicated time for writing.  The next meeting time is on Monday, March 25 from 6:30 - 8:00 PM.

The St. James Book Club will meet on Thursday, March 28 at 6 PM at the La Luna Restaurant in the Holiday Inn across Meridian Street from the Church parking lot. The book this month is White Chrysanthemum by Mary Lynn Bracht and can be checked out from the New London library.  For more information, contact Lori Sarkett at 860-287-5500.

Incarceration Imprisons the Whole Family forum from 8:30 AM to 2 PM on Saturday, March 30 at Christ Church Cathedral in Hartford.  information and registration can be found here.

Join us on Sunday, March 31 at 3 PM for our Beloved Community service and dinner in the parish hall.  St. James parishioners are asked to provide desserts for the event.  Please bring your item to share with you to church on that morning.

Exhibit and lecture on the stained-glass church windows of Louis Comfort Tiffany - the nexus of spirituality, nature, gender and the arts - Sunday, April 7 at 2 PM at the Lyman Art Museum of Connecticut College.  Make it a field trip from St. James!  Sign up sheet is in the Parish Hall, or contact Karla Umland at karlaumland@gmail.com.  Lecture and museum entrance fee is $25.  Submit payment to Ellen in the parish office and make checks payable to St. James Church.

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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
 
For more information about activities and events later this month, click for The Net hereFor updates, reports or pictures of events as they happen, go to our Facebook page by clicking here or to our Instagram account by clicking here. The monthly Google calendar of events can be seen by clicking here.