Historically, December has been a very popular time for parishioners to make their stewardship pledges. So if you haven’t pledged yet, you’re not alone. If you need any extra incentive—apart from your commitment to St. James’s ambitious and essential mission—please look at the chart above to see how dearly we need your contribution this year.

If you’ve already pledged, we are deeply thankful. If you haven’t, we understand that some of you have experienced financial challenges—and we’re available to help or provide support.
But for those of you who have contributed in the past—and are able to contribute this year—
we have a simple message: Now is the time.

To make a pledge that will profoundly impact our worship and ministries, go to, call Suzanne Hall at 355-1779 x335 or text Doers to 77977. In the process, you’ll join us in building Christ’s Kingdom here on earth. And what could be more timely than that?
Thank you.
This Week Ahead : 12/14 - 12/18
Christmas Hope Service
Monday, Dec. 14 at 7:00 p.m. - Live Streamed on Facebook &

In the midst of the preparations and festivities, some find the holidays to be long, dark nights of the soul, full of struggle with life challenges, grief and loss of years past and present. You are invited to our special candlelit service of hymns and prayers for healing. The service will include carols and traditional songs accompanied by piano, flute and guitar.
Wednesday Night Fellowship & Study via Zoom
December 2, 9 and 16
Fellowship: 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. / Classes: 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Hope, Love, Joy and Peace: The Advent Wreath in
an Age of Anxiety.

The candles of the Advent wreath stand for each of these cardinal Christian virtues. The clergy of St. James’s will take turns reflecting on how scripture and saints speak to us and shine a growing light in the darkness, pointing towards the coming of Jesus Christ.

On December 16, join the Rev. Hilary Streever and
the Rev. Dr. Bob Friend for a conversation about Christian Joy.
To register for the Zoom link, click here.
More Events during Advent
Timeless hymns. Glowing candles.
Beautiful flowers. 

Let’s all celebrate Christmas together on
Facebook or at
Professionally filmed and produced.
Powerfully moving.

Christmas Eve 4pm and 8pm
Christmas Day 10 am
Watch anytime after 4pm on YouTube 
Let Us Share The Bread at Christmas

From Monday, December 21st through Wednesday, December 23rd, we’re providing communion wafers for our online Christmas Eve services. All the wafers are blessed and prepackaged (two per container). Just come to the porch of Michaux House between 9 am and 5 pm and take the wafers you need. You don’t need a reservation or any other arrangement. If you have any questions or need more information, please contact the church office.
Mary, Joseph and the Baby Jesus
need Room in the Inn!
Will you host them for one night during the 12 days of Christmas, starting Christmas Eve? The wise men are also on their way, and they’re planning to arrive at the end of the 12 days on January 6 (Epiphany). The creche figures will be provided by the church and delivered to the first hosts.
Hosts or ‘innkeepers’ will share the fun with a photo of their guests on our social media accounts.

Learn more and sign up now to host the Holy Family or the wise men here.

Sponsored by the Invite Welcome Connect ministry. 
Do you have our App?
Make sure to check out the new updates on our App. On the App, You will find tools like giving, streaming, and the bulletins. It is highly recommended to use the app as an alternative to paper bulletins.