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
 
We offer one Sunday service at 9 AM  in the Church and a Wednesday evening worship service at 5 PM in Hallam Chapel during the months of July and August.
 
Season of Racial Healing, Justice, and Reconciliation Ministry Network is hosting a Pilgrimage—Confronting The Slave Trade in Our Back Yard on this Saturday, July 13 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Meet up at Trinity Church in Brooklyn, CT and travel by bus to Old Trinity Church, Brooklyn and then to Providence, RI. For a two-hour urban walking tour to learn about the international slave trade. Cost is $65 per person and lunch is not included. Detailed information and registration: episcopalct.org/RHJRPilgrimages.
 
The Caring for Creation Committee has rescheduled its potluck picnic with FRESH students at Harkness Park for Thursday, July 11 at 6 PM.  All parishioners are welcome to participate.
 
Summer parish office hours began on Monday, July 1 and are 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM.  In case of emergencies, please contact the parish office at 860-443-4989, as messages will be retrieved frequently.
 
The Caring for Creation Committee invites anyone interested in Ye Antientist Burial Ground to an organizational meeting for a friends group at 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 18 in the Parlor. The idea for creating a friends group grew out of the cleanup and beautification project the committee hosted in May that drew about 20 people, both parishioners and members of the community. Connecticut College history Prof. Lisa Wilson will speak at the meeting about the significance of the site, and Jean Jordon, president of the New London NAACP, will also speak about her group's interest and involvement in the burial ground. For information, contact Judy Benson at: moss153@att.net.
 
The St. James Book Club this month is reading Diane Ackerman's The Zookeeper's Wife, and will meet for dinner and discussion on Thursday, July 25 at 6 PM in the La Luna Restaurant, located at the New London Holiday Inn.  The book for August is Michael Connolly's The Black Box.
 
The St. James Supper Group will meet this month on Friday, July 26 at 6 PM at Frank's Gourmet Grill in Mystic.
 
Fresh vegetables from local organic farms will be offered for sale by the Caring for Creation Committee following the 9 a.m. services on July 21 and July 28. The produce will be coming from Provider Farm in Salem and Hunt's Brook Farm in Waterford. Proceeds to go towards the fund for solar panels for the Parish Hall roof. Please help support our local farmers and a future with renewable energy for our church!
 
Save the date:  Sunday, September 15, 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. - Our gathering as Episcopalians in the Southeast Region of the Episcopal Church in Connecticut at the Church of the Holy Advent in Clinton!  We know, no one wants to think about September yet:  so just save the time in your calendar, and be ready for good things when you show up. 
 
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Sermons are recorded and can be found by clicking the "Sermons and Media" red button on the left side of this webpage or by clicking here.
 
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.