St. James has a group dedicated to Spiritual Growth. A close cousin of Faith Formation, the Spiritual Growth Commission focuses on how to best support the community's spiritual wellbeing and growth during the different seasons of the church. The Spiritual Growth Commission is responsible for offerings like, the Quarterly Forward Day-By-Day, the Lenten and Advent Calendars, the Spiritual Growth Moment Articles in the Grapevine and Weekly publications, and they assist with programs throughout the year.
If you would like to get involved, please reach out Spiritual Growth Commission Chair Tom Dodson at [email protected].
In February 2020, our parish family put together a Lenten Morning Prayer. A few weeks later, we were shutting down in person meetings and working to find ways to stay connected. The small group that had begun Morning Prayer together, started meeting each weekday on Zoom at 8:00 a.m. When Easter 2020 came, the group unanimously decided continue! Years later, the Weekday Morning Pr…Read More »
Weekday Morning Prayer
JOIN THE ZOOM
Morning Prayer is live on Zoom! Tune in on weekday mornings at 8:00 am for Morning Prayer and join us for a time of prayer, fellowship and a little bit of music. Below are some resources for next week's Morning Prayer and the Z...
Weekday Morning Prayer
JOIN THE ZOOM Morning Prayer is live on Zoom! Tune in on weekday mornings at 8:00 am for Morning Prayer and join us for a time of prayer, fellowship and a little bit of music. Below are some resources for next week's Morning Prayer and the Zoo...
Quiet Reflection at Mt. Lebanon Chapel
QUIET REFLECTION AT LEBANON CHAPEL – WHAT? WHEN? WHY?
Our lives, our communities, our world is noisy. We are bombarded all day long with much that asks for our attention. There is little space to slow down, be quiet, rest our spirits. Just a...
Spiritual Growth Moment ~ December 2, 2021
by Rachel Pace One of my great joys and spiritual delights is bringing my grandson to church at Mt. Lebanon Chapel for the 9:30 service. When we have picked him up from his house, he sometimes resists going. (Some Sundays, I too would rathe...
Spiritual Growth Moment ~ October 31, 2021
A REFLECTION by Watson Barnes In reflecting on my life in the Episcopal Church and the journey it has taken me on, I have thousands of memories. These memories are usually defined by the sensations they created for me, and how they have cont...
Spiritual Growth Moment ~ October 5, 2021
by Rachel Colonna I was fortunate enough to say my spiritual growth started as a young child. The early memories of Sunday School, the opportunity to put the quarter or $1 bill in the offering plate, the watching of my parents say blessings an...
Spiritual Growth Moment ~ September 25, 2021
b y Lindsey Gregg As kids, many of us were taught the sweet, simple hymn, “This Little Light of Mine.” There aren’t many things more precious and heartwarming than listening to a child sing about God’s love for us. The words and the...
Spiritual Growth Moment ~ September, 1st, 2021
by Greg Richardson In my youth, my Mom would often send me out the door with the admonishment to “Remember who you are”. While at that time this advise did not always resonate each time, the phrase always stuck with me. When th...
Spiritual Growth Moment ~ August 15th, 2021
by Kay Dougherty Not every daughter-in-law is as fortunate as I was. David’s parents were two of the most caring and loving people I have ever known, especially in their support of me. So, it is not surprising that my relationship with...
Spiritual Growth Moment ~ August 8th, 2021
HOME IN CHRIST by Sarah Thomas Whenever you go out of town for a long trip or vacation and leave our house locked up, you realize just how much it means to you. We recently went on vacation to Asheville and after about a week away, comi...
Spiritual Growth Moment ~ August 1st, 2021
The Book of Common Prayer by Erin Becker I grew up in the Presbyterian church, with a hint of Southern Baptist thrown in thanks to my family’s monthly visits to stay with our grandparents growing up. As I grew up and saw more of the world, ...
“LIGHT ON THE PATH”: A KANUGA GATHERING
CHRISTIAN FORMATION JUNE 2021 by Cookie Cantwell For many months COVID-19 forced people on unfamiliar pathways & kept many of us apart from one another. It was a time that raised many questions and caused us to ponder and wonder about our li...
A Story of Community
by Martha Bachman In the late 1990s, Gus and I were living in Essex Fells, NJ. He ran a Champion International Paper milk and juice carton plant in Morristown, NJ and I was a commercial insurance broker in Montclair, NJ. We could walk to ou...