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
 
Fr. Ranjit's on the tube!!! On the St. James YouTube we have begun 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 two shows can be seen at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5X_fiAxb-aLd31pcc2yihaFvUXSHWiaF
 
Our summer worship schedule continues, with one service at 9 AM during the months of July and August. We will alternate between the Rite I (said), Rite II (sung) and Celtic Eucharist. This schedule provides parishioners an opportunity to worship together and also experience the different liturgies used throughout the rest of the year. Coffee hour will be held after the service in the courtyard between the Church and rectory.
 
Summer hours for the parish office are in effect. Hours are M-F, 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM. In case of emergencies contact the office at 860-443-4989. Messages will be retrieved frequently. 
 
St. James is starting a writing group! Do you want some dedicated time to write? Journal, poetry, fiction, essay, play... Join us on the first and third Monday of the month (next meeting is on August 20th) from 6:30 - 8:00 pm in the parlor. Bring your pen and paper, or laptop. Bring a friend! We'll provide the quiet space and company. Open to all writers, St. James and beyond. Questions? Contact Emma Palzere-Rae at emmapalzererae@gmail.com.
 
A mid-week Worship Service is offered during the summer on Wednesday evenings at 5:30 PM in the Hallam Chapel. At 6:00 PM we have a pot luck supper and watch a film closely related to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and its contextual connection to New London. Please feel free to bring a dish to share for the potluck meal. This program will be led by Deacon Ellen and Fr. Ranjit.
 
The Jumble Shoppe will be closed for renovations until Tuesday, August 28.
 
Good News!  The Sermons of St. James are being recorded and added to our YouTube channel, which you can access by clicking here or just by clicking the red tab labeled "Sermons & Media" on the left hand side of this website main page.  A stream of pictures of life at St. James plays during the sermon for your viewing pleasure!  If you click the "subscribe" button on the YouTube page, you will be notified when new postings are added.
 
Save the Dates:
 
Organic local veggies will be for  sale again after the service on Sunday, August 26All proceeds are  going towards a new roof needed for the parish hall to support solar panels. Please support our sale and take home the makings of a great, healthy dinner.
 
Sunday, September 9 - Parish Sunday Noon Service and Picnic
 
Saturday, September 15 - Southeast Region Picnic, noon to 3 PM, also at Waterford Beach picnic pavillions, 305 Great Neck Rd., Waterford. Grilled meat and beverages will be provided; please bring a side dish to share. Come and meet other Episcopalians in the region!
 
Check out services at other parishes in the Southeast Region this summer.  Simply attend a worship service at any (or all!) of the parishes in our region (see a list by clicking here) and then add your visit to the corresponding church by putting a mark next to it on the poster in the Parish Hall.  At the end of the summer (Septermber 3), these will be tallied and the church with the most attendance at other parishes wins . . . maybe even a prize!
 
For information about more 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.