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This week at Saint James
This week’s calendar
Food Addiction group 7:30 p.m.
Prayer Walk 8:30 a.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.
Endowment Committee 4:00 p.m.
Food addiction group 7:30 p.m.
Holy Eucharist I 8:00 a.m.
Prayer walk 9:00 a.m.
Holy Eucharist II 9:30 a.m. with Children's Formation classes
STEWARDSHIP: Pledge cards for 2015 were sent out in the mail a couple of weeks ago. Please prayerfully consider how God is calling you to support the church's mission in the coming year. We request that pledge cards be returned by Sunday, November 9, so that our budget for next year can be planned.
SLOWING DOWN: PREPARING OUR HEARTS FOR ADVENT: Practical Resources for Churches is holding a mini-retreat on Saturday, November 8 from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the Bayport United Methodist Church, 482 Middle Rd., Bayport. Through spiritual practices and other activities participants will learn how to slow down, listen to God's quiet voice, and prepare their hearts for the coming of Christ. For more information, email email@example.com, or call 821-2255.
PRAYER WALKS: We continue our prayer walks on Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. in the cemetery, and Tuesday mornings at 8:30 a.m. on local streets. Please consider participating if you are able to do so.
BOOK STUDY: We invite you to join us on Tuesday, November 11 at 7 p.m. in one of the downstairs classrooms of the Christian Ed building as we continue an exciting new book study for the fall. We are reading The Way is Made by Walking: A Pilgrimage Along the Camino de Santiago by Arthur Paul Boers. We will be discussing chapters V and VI.
CHILDREN'S TOY DRIVE: Episcopal Health Services is organizing their annual outreach program, and has asked each church in the Diocese to donate ten new unwrapped toys for children aged 1 to 16. If you would like to participate, please bring your donation to the office by Wednesday, November 12 at the latest.
FOOD PANTRY: Donations of non-perishable foods are always welcome. They can be left in the cart in the hallway of the Christian Education building. If you see 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.
ANNUAL TASTE OF SMITHTOWN: An evening of fine food tasting will be held at Mercedes Benz of Smithtown on Thursday, November 13th from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. This affair will benefit the Gift of Life, the Smithtown Children's Foundation, and the Smithtown Emergency Food Pantry. Pre-registration is $30 (check made out to the Food Pantry), and can be done with Pat Westlake or Claudette Plaschka. The cost at the door is $40.