The 226th Annual Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia
Took place virtually -
Sat., Nov. 14th
We would like to thank this year’s delegates: Tom Baker, Pierce Rucker, Wilson Trice, Michael Smith, Rob Reed, and Willson Craigie. We are also pleased to announce that during the Convention, the Diocese of Virginia passed a resolution honoring the Christian Service of our beloved parishioner Alex Slaughter, of blessed memory.
Read the resolution in full here.
The Week Ahead: 11/23 - 11/30
Wednesday Lineup
  • 5:30 p.m. - Holy Eucharist in the Memorial Garden
  • No Fellowship & Study November 25
  • Fellowship & Study - December 2, 9 & 16 - Hope, Love, Joy and Peace. Join the clergy of St. James’s to explore The Advent Wreath in an Age of Anxiety.
St. James's Annual Thanksgiving Offering
Turning Hunger into Hope!
Your gift of food during this Thanksgiving season is critically important to our community!
Throughout the week of Thanksgiving please pack a bag full of nutritious food (see suggestions here) and deliver to FeedMore, located at 1601 Rhoadmiller St., 23220.
Learn more about FeedMore here.
More Events - Advent Starts November 29
NEEDED: House Church Pilots Volunteers!
During Advent, we are experimenting with an ancient form of worship that is new to us at St. James’s:

House Churches
We are looking for liturgically-adventurous participants for one of the following: 
  1. Family House Church 
  2. Zoom House Church - Friends and Neighbors welcome! 
  3. In-Person House Church - Friends and Neighbors welcome! 
  4. More info is available here.
If you’re interested in any form of House Church, sign up by November 23 using this Google Form.
It’s our hope that in their various forms, these House Churches will provide a space for more connection with one another, rich engagement with the traditions of Advent, and an opportunity to invite friends and neighbors into our worship.

For questions or more information, reach out to Hilary Streever or Blake Singer
Advent Wreath Workshop

Join us Sunday morning with your hot chocolate and jammies for a cozy Wreath Making demonstration led by St. Jameser Leigh Hulcher! Have your advent wreath kit or other makings to make alongside Leigh, or simply tune in for good ideas. Sunday, November 29 at 11:00 a.m. For the Zoom link to the workshop, register here.
Make The Season Bright!
St. James's Annual Giving Tree
COVID can’t stop Christmas!
This year we are collecting monetary donations from parishioners which we will use to purchase $100 Visa gift cards. Our partners at Peter Paul Development Center will work closely with clients to assess individual needs and will then distribute the Visa gift cards to families and seniors.
Your donation will allow parents to shop for their children and seniors to treat themselves to something special this Christmas season.
Please make your donation by December 7th: Click here for details.
Reaching Out and Connecting
with Christmas Cards
It's so lovely to get a Christmas card - and these days it's rather rare! Would you be willing to write 10 cards to some fellow parishioners? Wouldn't this be a lovely Advent practice, and guess what - All ages can participate! For information and to volunteer, please email Frances Caldwell .
Sponsored by our Invite Welcome Connect ministry and the Vestry's Fellowship & Connections ministry. 
Looking Forward
Dismantling Racism - Youth: Jan. - Mar. 2021
The Episcopal Church has developed a Christian formation program specifically for youth called Dismantling Racism: A Youth Curriculum.
Mary Beth Abplanalp, Director of Youth Ministry, is now certified to teach this 6-session curriculum designed to help middle and high school youth and their parents have conversations about race, become allies, and build relationships to address systemic racism in their context.
The goal is to help youth connect their faith with racial healing in our communities.

For details and registration, click here.
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.