We invite everyone to participate in this season by joining us in worship, fellowship, and giving. Below are some great ways to get involved. In true 2020 fashion, we approach this season with a new set of online opportunities to worship and engage with your St. James family. We hope to also offer some in-person opportunities but those may be subject to change. Please refer to the schedule below to see what offerings and services best fit your family! We hope to see you soon.
- All Advent long, get creative and submit digital offerings for the Advent Word Series!
- All Advent long, connect with others in our diocese with A Journey Through East Carolina
- Sunday, November 29: Afternoon Advent Activities - 2 PM, 3 PM, & 4 PM at St. James Downtown
- Wednesday, December 2, 9, 16: The Bible & Handel’s Messiah - 11 AM on Zoom
- Thursday, December 3, 10, 17: Pause: Make Space for Advent - 7 PM on Zoom
- Thursday, December 3, 10, 17: Marriage Minute - 8:15 PM on Zoom
- Saturday, December 5: Quiet Reflection- An Advent Meditation - 7:30 AM at Mt. Lebanon Chapel
- Saturday, December 12: Socially Distanced Santa at St. James Day School
- Sunday, December 13: St. James Christmas Pageant - details TBA
- Monday, December 21 - Thursday, December 24: Sanctuary in Advent - 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (12:00 PM on Christmas Eve) at St. James Downtown.
- Thursday, December 24: Christmas Eve Services - 2 PM & 4 PM at Mt. Lebanon Chapel, 8 PM at St. James Downtown.
- Friday, December 25: Christmas Service - 10:30 AM at St. James Downtown
Other ongoing programs and offerings include:
- Sunday Morning Worship
- Faith at 5
- Youth Group
- Weekday Morning Prayer on Zoom
- Tuesday Still Matters
- People Computers Jesus Bible Study
- St. James Lecture Series
- Education for Ministry
Please note that as of 11.30.2020- We are not planning any indoor services/activities at this time.
A LETTER FOR ADVENT
Somewhere marauding within the cathedral of every soul is a hunger for goodness. On occasion, we step into its interior to navigate the possibility of a journey which will bend our will nearer to the bounty of God’s love and compassion, and humanity with those Jesus calls our neighbors. This can happen in all those moments in life when we are brought up short, breathless, suddenly spellbound by the pleasures of beholding something incredibly beautiful, or made witness to the example of someone’s costly sacrifice. These are the boundary waters of all spiritual adventure.