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Upcoming Events and Activities

 

"Civil Discourse," a curriculum created by the Episcopal Church, is a five-week course which began  on Wednesday, May 16. The sessions start with a potluck dinner at 5:30 PM in the parlor  and discussion begins at 6 PM.   Deacon Ellen and Fr. Ranjit will co-lead the program.  Please contact Fr. Ranjit or Ellen in the parish office if you would like to attend.

The St. James Supper Group will meet this Thursday, May 24 at 6 PM at the Recovery Room Restaurant, 445 Ocean Avenue in New London.  If you would like to attend, contact the parish office or Lori Sarkett at 860-287-5500 or lorisarketthne@gmail.com by Monday, May 21.
 
The gentle Yoga and meditation group will meet again this Saturday, May 26 from 8:30 to 9:30 AM in the parish hall.  A signup sheet is on the buffet table in the parish hall.  There is no cost but donations will be accepted for the Ecuador Mission trip.
 
There will be a Witness for Peace Memorial Concert on Monday, May 28 in the parish hall at noon. There will be a free will offering collected for local veterans for peace.
 
The St. James Book Club will meet on Thursday, May 31 at 6 PM at La Luna Restaurant (in the Holiday Inn nearby the church).  This month's book selection is Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler and is currently on reserve at the New London Public Library. 
 
Community Meal will be served on Saturday, June 2 at noon. Volunteers are always welcome to prepare, serve, and share in the meal.
 
The New London Community Orchestra will hold its Spring Concert in the Clarke Center Auditorium, 710 Montauk Avenue, on Saturday, June 2 at 7:30 PM. A suggested donation of $10 will help support free strings lessons for children in the community.
 
Save the Dates
 
Beginning in June, Holy Eucharist will be celebrated each Wednesday in Hallam Chapel at 12:30 PM, followed by a Bible Study in Hallam Lounge.
 
The Caring for Creation Committee will hold a vegetarian potluck supper and movie night on Wednesday, June 6 in the Parish Hall at 6 PM. The film shown will be Chasing Ice, a documentary about climate change in the polar regions.
 
The St. James Quilters will be selling quilts and other goods after the morning services on Sunday, June 10 during coffee hour. Proceeds will be dedicated to purchasing air conditioners for the parlor and the choir room.
 
The Jumble Shoppe will hold its 50th Anniversary Tag Sale on Saturday, June 16 from 9 AM to 3 PM to raise money for teh Ecuador Mission trip in August. Please think about household items you could donate to further support our cause!
 
The annual Chicken Barbecue Ecuador Mission Trip Fundraiser will be held on Sunday, June 24, with take-out and sit-down dinners available after the morning services.
 
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