Saint James Episcopal Church 2013

Greetings in God’s Name!

In response to the call of Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit, Saint James is a community that strives to be inclusive, sustains faith in God, and challenges its members to affirm that faith is action.  Saint James’ mission priorities are to minister to children and their caregivers and to utilize our beautiful campus.



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  • November 5, 2014 : Gun Violence Prevention Vigil
    Join us on Sunday, December 14th at 4 p.m. for a community-wide gun violence prevention vigil.  We will join hundreds of others communities across the nation in taking a stand against gun violence on the second anniversary of the tragedy endured by our brothers and sisters in Newtown, CT. The [More...]

  • November 5, 2014 : Advent at Saint James
    Be intentional this Advent, consider joining us for... Wednesday Chapel Services:  Join us in All Saints Chapel for Holy Eucharist on Wednesdays in Advent at 9 a.m. Each week will feature a different meditation from Joy of Heaven, to Earth Come Down by the Rev. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas and coffee in the Choir Room. Advent Wreath Making [More...]

  • November 5, 2014 : Helping Our Neighbors
    Consider collecting the follow items and placing them in the baskets found at the archway entrance to Saint James Church. Towels for the Salvation Army, who allow homeless adults to shower at their facilities each day. Diapers for the 81 families still sheltered in the hotels, including over 135 children. We will be [More...]

  • October 23, 2014 : Quilt Raffle
    From now through Dec. 6th you can purchase a raffle ticket for $1 or 6 for $5 from any member of the Quilter’s Team. This is the 20th quilt they have made, and since this quilt was two years in the making, this is the year to buy twice as [More...]

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St. James Journal

  • November 19, 2014 : Trustees Divest from Fossil Fuels by Princy Stotz
    On August 27, 2014 the Trustees for the Diocese passed a resolution calling for "developing an investment strategy that reduces our investment in companies that produce fossil fuels and redirects those funds into companies that emphasize the development of energy from renewable resources." This resolution was the result of an 18 [More...]

  • October 16, 2014 : Diocesan Council by Steve Houghton
    As I continue my second term on the Diocesan Council, Heather asked me to write an article on what the Diocesan Council is in response to an inquiry by our Vestry.  Canon 8 of our Diocese of Western Massachusetts begins by defining the Diocesan Council as: “The Council shall represent the Convention [More...]

  • October 1, 2014 : Second Helpings: Challenges and opportunities for the future by Maggie Sweeney
    Since April of 2000, a wonderful partnership between Deerfield Academy and St. James Episcopal Church has provided a hot meal in our parish hall to 45 – 80 individuals each Monday night throughout the year.   As the person who has coordinated the meal, I feel responsible to assure that the program will continue [More...]

  • October 1, 2014 : Climate Change March by Maggie Sweeney
    On Sunday, September 21, I had the great privilege of traveling to New York City to take part in the largest climate march in history. With several hundred thousand of my closest friends – and sent forth with your blessing – I helped raise awareness of the dire emergency planet [More...]

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Rev. Heather’s Blog

  • November 24, 2014 : A story, a story…let it come, let it go.
    Once upon a time, in a land not too far away, there was a King.  He was a good and fair man, beloved by all his people. Part of what made him so likeable was his conviction that everyone was made in the image and likeness of God. He carried out this [More...]

  • November 5, 2014 : Vestry Retreat
    Dear People of Saint James, In early October the Vestry gathered for our annual retreat to reflect on two questions as we seek to live into our mission priorities of ministering to children and their caregivers and utilizing our beautiful campus:  What does the Saint James of tomorrow look like? Who [More...]

  • October 16, 2014 : Praying the Hours
    What is your most beloved spiritual practice?  There are many different ways to encounter the Holy Living God; all are wonderful in their own manner.  I would like to share with you about one of my own beloved spiritual practices: daily liturgical prayer or ‘praying the hours’.  More commonly known [More...]

  • October 1, 2014 : Holy Chaos
    Dear People of Saint James, Holy Chaos! You have heard me say it before, and always with a big, goofy grin on my face. The week of August 17-23 was absolute, holy chaos. We gathered over the course of five evenings for an ecumenical Vacation Bible School (VBS) with our friends [More...]


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