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Saint Nicholas Celebration
Please join us on Saturday, December 7, 2013 as we celebrate St. Nicholas Day! From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., we will be decorating ornaments and cookies in the Whitman Room of the Saint James Episcopal Church at 8 Church Street in Greenfield. Cookies and ornaments are free for the taking. During this second, annual event we invite children of all ages to celebrate with us. Hot chocolate will be served and Christmas music will be played.
Also, please check the Saint James Facebook page (See to the right) for further updates.
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Hope to see you there!
- December 4, 2013 : Fall 2013 Issue of Abundant Times
Please click on the following url to view the newly published Fall 2013 issue of Abundant Times, a publication by the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts: http://www.diocesewma.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/abundant-times-final.pdf
- November 23, 2013 : Advent
Please join us for the following Advent events: Adult Forum--Sundays at 9 a.m. starting December 1st we will be meeting to discuss Sabbath: Restoring the Rhythm of Rest. Please see Maggie Sweeney for more details. Advent Wreath Making--December 1st in the Parish Hall, join us for a potluck to make your own [More...]
- November 23, 2013 : Walk of Greenfield
Join us after church on December 8th for a 20 minute walk of Greenfield. We'll head out in all four directions, observe our neighborhood, and come back to the Parish Hall to discuss what we see in our neighborhood, and how our new mission priorities may be calling us to [More...]
St. James Journal
- September 8, 2013 : September 2013 – First Week on Sunday School
The St. James Sunday School started today (September 8, 2013) with a great group and kids and adults! Marie started off talking about what the kids wanted and what they would be willing to give up to get that. One little boy wanted a second dog and would be willing [More...]
- July 1, 2013 : St. James Third Century Society
In our Third Century Society brochure we are reminded how the generosity of many over the last 200 years has helped sustain the missions and ministries of St. James Church. Gifts of thanksgiving made out of gratitude for all of blessings of this life have truly made a difference! We [More...]
- July 1, 2013 : Sunday School Improvements
If you haven’t seen it yet check out the newly renovated classrooms for Sunday School. There are windows to make the place brighter and Church Safe as well as new paint on the walls and new flooring. What a difference! A great big thank you to Carol DeRose who researched [More...]
- December 1, 2013 : Awake
This weekend marks the beginning of Advent. The word “Advent” derives from the Latin word, Adventus, which means “coming”. It originally referred just to the coming of the feast of Christmas, but over time the season of Advent took on a double meaning. Today it refers both to the “first [More...]
- November 24, 2013 : Christ the King
There are many details that the Gospel writers leave out of the crucifixion scene. For example, Luke never tells us how the three crosses stand on the hill—do they make the shape of a T or an X? Are the three men crucified upright or upside down? Where were the nails [More...]
- November 18, 2013 : Buildings and Blessings
In today’s gospel we pick up roughly where we left off last week. Jesus is still teaching in the temple; in spite of the Sadducees attempt to discredit Rabbi Jesus and his followers. As Jesus is teaching he hears a group within the congregation engaging in some side-talk. They were discussing [More...]
- September 30, 2013 : A Prayer for Today–September 30, 2013
As we turn to the tasks before us this day, fill us, gracious Lord. In making faithful choices, great and small, guide us, gracious Lord. As we seek to notice and serve those in need, teach us, gracious Lord. As we offer our lives to you, hear us gracious Lord. With our hearts ready [More...]
- August 5, 2013 : Ready…set…GO!
Ready...set...GO! We have a month of exciting opportunities for children and their caregivers. All are welcome, so come join the fun! Vacation Bible School will be held August 18-22. It's completely free and all children and their caregivers are welcome. We even provide dinner! Read all about what VBS will look like this [More...]
- May 13, 2013 : Mother’s Day
At our house, today is a joyful day. A day filled with laughter and playing. I do my very best to stop time, so that I might capture these moments, bottle them up, and tuck them away for years ahead. Yet even as I spend the day with my family, in [More...]