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.

Upcoming Events and Activities



St. James has returned to two worship services on Sunday, at 8:00 and 10:00 AM. The 8 AM service is a Rite 1 service and is held in person only. The 10 AM service is a sung Rite 2 service and will also have Zoom and YouTube connections and is also recorded and posted to our Youtube channel, just as our previous services have been. Face masks and social distancing continue to be required at both services at the church.

The connections to the 10 AM Zoom service are:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89357969444?pwd=REdjU09FcmhkRzFPUUdIcjBGTjN5dz09
Meeting ID: 893 5796 9444
Passcode: 578386
By Phone: 1 929 205 6099
To call from out of the US: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kcRK06nGWL

To see the service on YouTube Live, visit our YouTube channel here. Closed captioning is available on YouTube, but be aware that the YouTube Live session will end immediately after the Postlude. Virtual Coffee Hour is only available for those who join via Zoom and will start immediately after the Postlude.

Sunday worship service recordings can also be viewed anytime on the St. James YouTube Channel by clicking here and selecting from the services listed.

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For our Christmas dinner program, donations can be made through Friday, December 17 of any of the following items: roasting chickens, hams, frosting, cookie, brownie and cake mixes. Holiday packaged cookies are also welcome.
 
These donations will be included within our Christmas dinner boxes for our pantry day on Wednesday, December 22.
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The Jumble Shoppe Christmas Bazaar is being held on this Saturday, December 4 from 9 AM and Sunday, December 4 & 5 after services. People who have Christmas crafts to share are welcome to participate. The Faith in Action committee will determine mission to support with earnings from the sale.
 
 
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Racial Reconciliation Working Group: Please join Deacon Ellen for a check in and conversation about where the Racial Reconciliation Working Group should go from here on Wednesday, December 8 via zoom at 6 PM. Old and new members welcome! The Zoom connection can be made here or call in at 646 876 9923, Meeting ID: 446 325 6121, Passcode: 256017
 
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The St. James Book Club will be reading parishioner Marci Alberghetti’s The Christmas Glass. It is a wonderful story and I hope those who can will join us for a lively discussion with notes from Marci at Laura Pinson’s home on Wednesday, December 8 at 6 PM. We will also be doing a Christmas swap - no purchase necessary. Find something in your home that you like but no longer use and wrap it up to swap - Christmas decorations or other items ok. Please let Deb Downes know if you will be joining:  dsantydownes@gmail.com .
 
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The St James Supper Group will be gathering at Langley's Restaurant at 28 Lamphere Road in Waterford on Friday, December 10 at 6 PM. Please contact Lori Sarkett if you wish to attend - 860-287-5500.
 
 
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The Anglican Singers, our artists in residence, will present a Service of Lessons and Carols for Advent at St.James at 5 PM next Sunday, December 12. They will performs works by Stopford, Manz, Ord, Palestrina and others.
 
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We have an additional online service activity offered to engage our community at St. James:

Compline prayer service will be offered each Monday evening at 8 PM on our Zoom online platform. The Zoom link is here.

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Reminder: Like any family, St. James needs to make purchases and pay its bills, and to be able to do that we depend our pledge and "plate" donation income. During this time without a regular offertory, we ask that our members continue to give as they can in one of the following ways:


1) the easiest is to use the "Donate" button on this page of our St. James website.  When you are on the "donate" page, you can fill in the amount and specify type of payment source (debit card, credit card or Paypal) and whether you want to make this a recurring payment. Then fill in the requested information and in the "special instructions" section please add your pledge number or the other reasons for your donation (plate, altar flowers, etc.). That's it!
2) Use the bill payment method of your bank's checking account system. Most checking accounts allow you to add and specify St. James just like any company to which you pay bills directly through your account. There should also be a "memo" line to note your pledge envelope number on the payment.
3) Write a check and mail it in to the St. James office, at 76 Federal St., New London, 06329-6601, with the pledge number, or other purpose of the check, written on the memo line.


The link below takes you to the Episcopal Church of Connecticut page on resources to combat COVID-19, and also lists church-related events that have been rescheduled or cancelled:
https://www.episcopalct.org/covid-19-coronavirus-updates/health-updates-and-information/

 

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Support St. James on Amazon Smile!  If you make purchases on Amazon.com, please select the Amazon Smile: http://smile.amazon.com homepage instead of amazon.com.  You will be prompted to select a charity to support and St. James is now one of those choices.  Please scroll down the list to page 2 and select St. James, New London.  A small contribution will be made by Amazon.com for each purchase.

PayPal is available.  If you wish to donate electronically for any reason, please go to the DONATE button on this page.  This will allow you to select a payment method, amount and purpose.

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For 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.  The monthly newsletter of the Southeast Region, Bridge, can be found by clicking here
 
To visit the website of our sister parish, St. Margaret's in Aberdeen, Scotland, click here.