On behalf of the Stewardship Committee, Janet Doyle has sent the following announcement:

St. James is here for all because of God's many blessings to us all and through the thoughtful, caring generosity from our members and friends. Our hearts overflow with gratitude for the tremendous support. How good it is to be among you all!

Each year, the vestry is able to plan the next year's operations because members inform them in advance of the gifts they will provide in the coming year by submitting pledge cards. Through faith-filled generosity, each one of us has the opportunity to help. Please pray with your family members and on your own to make a generous pledge commitment to help St. James Episcopal Church this coming year. Our spiritual well being and good works will be strengthened and maintained with your help.

Look in your mail soon! Reverend Carol and the Stewardship Committee have mailed a letter and a pledge card to everyone and that material should arrive soon. Additionally, for your convenience a pledge card can be downloaded here.  Pledge card  If you have questions about electronic funds transfers, appreciated common stock gifts, and/or giving directly from your IRA, please call the church office (828-693-7458). The need is critical this year especially.

Carol, Christie, Tim, Kevin, and Christoph, as well as every member of St. James, depend upon your support. THANK YOU!!!!"

In order to stay healthy and protect others during the COVID-19 pandemic, the clergy and vestry of St. James have developed a set of guidelines for attendance at both indoor and outdoor meetings.  In order to access the Indoor Meeting Protocol, click on the following button.  Indoor Protocol  For the Outdoor Meeting Protocol, use this second button.  Outdoor Protocol 

Please note that the week beginning on Oct. 25th will be the final week for outdoor services at St. James this season.  Starting on October 31st, there will be one indoor service for each time scheduled: Saturday at 5:00 PM and Sunday at 7:30 and 10:00 AM.

Dear Friends in Christ,

As Presiding Bishop Michael Curry reminds us, “If it is not about Love, it is not about God.” The question for St. James, as we continue our journey together, is “What is Love calling us to do? There are no easy answers, and yet we must stay awake and alert to the opportunities we are being given to “welcome all, love all, and serve all.”

Lauri SoJourner, Executive Director at the Lake Logan Conference Center, recently released detailed information about fall activities at the Center.  These include opportunites for vestries, individuals, and families.  To learn more about Lake Logan and the events taking place there, go to the Center's website by clicking on the following button.  Lake Logan

If you haven't already spotted it, the homepage of our church website now includes a search bar and icon in the upper right corner.  Not sure where on the website to find what you're interested in, say the Memorial Garden?  Just type in the key words and watch the search function do its stuff.  Give it a try the next time you're viewing our site.  Best wishes from the website editor.