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This week at Saint James
This week’s calendar
Food Addiction group 7:30 p.m.
Holy Eucharist 9:30 a.m.
Recovery group 7:30 p.m.
Knitters' group 11:30 a.m.
Yoga class 3:30 p.m.
Book Group/Bible study 7:00 p.m.
Jam making 12 Noon
N.A. meeting 7:30 p.m.
Food addiction group 7:30 p.m.
Holy Eucharist I 8:00 a.m.
Holy Eucharist II 9:30 a.m.
Ministry Fair & Children's Formation registration
CHILDREN'S CHRISTIAN FORMATION: Next week during coffee hour we will be signing up children and teenagers for the Godly Play and Journey to Adulthood programs for the coming year. Please be sure to visit the table and speak to the teachers.
SUMMER BIBLE STUDY/BOOK CLUB: We are looking at Tim Keller's Encounters With Jesus: Unexpected Answers to Life's Biggest Questions. . Our next session will be Wednesday, September 3, in the lobby of the Christian Education building at 7:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served. We will be finishing up chapter 8 and looking at chapters 9 and 10.
WEEKLY COMMUNION SERVICE: The 9:30 a.m. Tuesday morning Holy Eucharist continues throughout the summer. The Tuesday Bible study will be on hiatus during this time.
MINISTRY FAIR: Next Sunday is Kick-Off Sunday. During coffee hour following the 9:30 a.m. service you will find tables set up in Mills Hall to showcase the many opportunities for involvement and service at St. James in the coming year. Please take the time to talk to the people involved in the various groups, and see where your interests and talents may best be utilized.
CHOIR RESUMES NEXT WEEK: If you are interested in singing with the choir, our first rehearsal is next Sunday, September 7, at 11:15 a.m. in the Webster Room. We'd love to have you join us!
FOOD PANTRY: September is St. James' turn to staff the Food Pantry. We would like to have three people available per day to assist clients, pack bags, and stock the shelves. If you can donate just 3 hours, it would be much appreciated. There is a calendar on which to sign up in Mills Hall during coffee hour. Corral your friends, and make a morning of it! Donations of pasta sauce, macaroni & cheese, soup,
canned fruit, rice, pork & beans, fruit juice, cereal, tuna fish, peanut butter, jelly, and canned meats are always welcome. They can be left in the cart in the hallway of the Christian Education building. The cart is getting full, please take a turn delivering the food to the Pantry. The Pantry, located at St. Thomas of Canterbury in Smithtown, is open from 9 a.m. to Noon, weekdays.
HARVEST FESTIVAL: Donations are now being accepted for the Book Nook and Gold Elephant table. Read the details in the September issue of the Open Doors newsletter and watch the Sunday bulletin for detailed inserts of how you can become involved in the annual Festival scheduled for Saturday, October 4th.
CAMP DEWOLF SERVICE SATURDAYS: If you have the time and inclination, Camp DeWolfe needs volunteers to help out at the camp. Service projects include painting, landscaping, gardening, beach clean-up, and more. Bring your friends, family, and neighbors. Ages 8 and up are welcome. The Service Saturdays are: September 6, 13, 27, and October 4 and 25. Lunch is provided. The camp is located at 408 North Side Road, Wading River. Sign up by calling 631-929-4325 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.