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Upcoming Events and Activities
 
Thanksgiving Week Updates
 

Advent Quiet Day November 25 - Please Note Location Change

All are invited to share a morning of quiet reflection, prayer, discussion, wreath-making and music while we discover the true meaning of the Advent season.  The Rev. Joan Pheips will lead the program from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM at St. John's Episcopal Church, Niantic.  Cost is $20 per person, which includes morning coffee, pastry and a soup/sandwich lunch.  Scholarships are available.  Reservations by check or cash will be accepted at the church office between 9:30 AM and 3:30 PM.  For additional information contact the church office or Lori Sarkett at 860-701-0481.

Thanksgiving End of Week Closings

The parish office will be closed on Thursday and Friday.  And The Jumble Shoppe will be closed on Saturday, November 25. 
 
Education Offerings on Sundays This Month
 
Episcopal/Anglican 101 - Between the 8 AM and 10 AM services our parish intern Dana Capasso Stivers is leading a four-week program that explores the rich history of the Episcopal Church.  Grab a coffee and head down to the parlor room on the office level of the Seabury Center to learn and join in a time of fellowship.
 
Young Persons Confirmation Class - A class for children 12 years to 18 years is being held in preparation for the sacrament of Confirmation.  The classes are held every two weeks on Sundays at 2 PM.  Please contact Fr. Ranjit or the church office to register or for further information.
 
Advent Adult Education with potluck begins on Wednesday, November 29 at 6 PM.  The four-week program will concentrate on readings from the book "Simply Wait" by Pamela Hawkins.
 
Stewardship Pledge Forms Due
 
If you haven't completed and returned your 2018 pledge form to St. James, please do so by dropping it in the plate at Sunday service or by bringing  or sending it in to the church office in the return envelope as soon as possible.  Extra forms are available at the entrances to the church.  Please also note on the form your current offerings of time and talent as well as any new areas of interest so that leaders of those ministries can be in contact with you.
 
Shoeboxes Needed for Lord's Pantry Coupon Distribution
 
The Lord's Pantry needs a number of shoe boxes to help sort and organize manufacturer's food coupons for distribution our patrons.  Please bring the boxes (smaller ones prefered) to the buffet table on the side of the parish hall.
 
Hats, Mittens, Scarves and Gloves Collection
 
The above items will be collected from now through November 26, in a collection basket located in the Parish Hall each Sunday.  Please bring new or handmade items, or, if you'd prefer to have an "elf" shop for you for this cause, monetary contributions will gladly be accepted.  Make checks payable to St. James Church, with "Hats" in the memo line.  For questions, call Sue Chojnacki at 860-440-3427.
 

Installation Service for Fr. Ranjit

We will celebrate our new ministry with the Rev. Ranjit K. Mathews as the 22nd rector of St.James parish at a service in the church at 7 PM on Tuesday, November 28, with Bishop Ian T. Douglas officiating.

A Service of Lessons and Carols for Advent

December 10, 2017 - 5:00 PM - A Service of Lessons and Carols for Advent

The Anglican Singers will present a service of Lessons and Carols for Advent on Sunday, December 10, at 5 p.m. at our church. The group, under the direction of Simon Jacobs, with Simon Holt, organist, will sing works by MacMillan, Vaughan Williams, Mendelssohn, J.S. Bach, Grieg, Hadley and Willan. All are welcome to join in this festive seasonal tradition.

For more information, visit www.anglicansingers.org or call 860.442.7519.