June 16th was The Reverend Dr. Joel Hafer's last Sunday as the rector of St. James and his retirement was celebrated with a reception on the 15th and special music on Sunday.  Joel and Anne are much loved by the parish and will be greatly missed.  Happily, they plan on staying in Hendersonville and so we will see them around town.

On June 2nd, Charlotte Self spoke to the Adult Faith Formation group about her 2017 book, "The Hitler Years Through the Eyes of a Child."  The presentation was well attended and well received, describing as it did "...[a] unique...well written and completely absorbing book."  Thank you, Charlotte, for sharing your story with us.


A concert featuring pianist Andrew Rogelberg will be held at St. James Episcopal Church on Sunday, July 14 at 6:00 p.m. Mr. Rogelberg will be playing a program of classical music by Bach, Chopin, Liszt, Schubert, and Cuban composer Ignacio Cervantes.

Cub Scout Pack 607 was recently profiled on Blue Ridge Public Radio.  To learn more about the Pack, which meets at St. James, go to the following webpage: Cub Scout Pack in Hendersonville Clears a Path for Girls and Bilingual Kids.  Good work, Scouts and Leaders!

St. James Episcopal Church in Hendersonville, NC is searching for a Director of Youth and Family Ministry who will, primarily, lead and love our youth into a relationship with Jesus. Additionally, this person will be the leader of faith formation activities at the church for adults, youth, and children. He or she must be an enthusiastic leader who thrives and enjoys working with children and youth. At the same time, this leader must have the creativity and intellect to organize adult formation programs.