Kent Loy, leader of FTK Team One, has sent out the following request for help:

If you are interested in helping with Feed the Kids, we surely could use Thursday morning kitchen workers during weeks that we are serving (i.e., about every 6 weeks). During those morning sessions, we prepare the week’s ingredients between 9:00 and 11:00AM. All FTK members are encouraged to take a free, one-hour Food Safety class before participating. The next Food Safety Class is on Wednesday, July 31st at 4:30PM in meeting room 1 at Immaculate Conception Church. If you would like to attend the class or have any questions about FTK, please contact Kent Loy at 828-696-9322.

Beth de Bona has assumed the role of ministry leader for Public Relations and she urges parishioners to send her news items to be disseminated. Information about events, milestones, and stories illustrating the spirit and ministries of St. James are all welcome. Beth's email address can be found under About Us/Publications/Public Relations.

The vestry is excited to announce that The Rev. Dr. Carol Jablonski will be serving as our Interim Rector and will officially begin on August 1st. She comes highly recommended by WNC’s Bishop José and Canon Augusta, and our vestry is confident she will be a great fit for our parish during this season of transition. The Rev. Dr. Jablonski’s bio is as follows.

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.