Parish Ministries Directory 2022

 

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CORPORATE WORSHIP

Worship & Music
Acolytes……………………………Jeremy Lee
Adult Choir……………………………Brad Gee
Allelu! Folk Group……………Lisa Whitfield
Altar Guild…………………………… Sallie Carr
Audio Visual Ministry……Christoph Herpel
Celtic Service……………………Christie Walton
Change Ringers…………Jim Loy & Dorothy Fantle
Chalice Bearers…………………David Henson
Flower Guild…………………………Nan Payne
Greeters……………………………Dorothy Fantle
Lectors……………………………Rosemary Pace
Nursery…………………………………Teri Smith
Ushers……………………………Patti Brotherton
Vergers……………………Kathryn Woodruff

Adult Formation
Short Stories for the Soul…………Christie Walton
Book Club……………Sheila deBettencourt
Dream Group…………Margaret Butler & Mary Anne Haden
Men’s Group……………Charlie Moreland
Searchers……………………Kathryn Wells

Youth, Children & Families
Children’s Formation………………Diane King
Youth Activities…………Christoph Herpel

EVANGELISM

Congregational Development

Welcoming Committee………Diane Jacober
Funeral Reception Committee…Hardy Chandler
Greeters………………………Dorothy Fantle
Transportation Committee………Teri Smith

Parish Life
Hospitality Guild & Auxiliary………………Sandra Winecoff, Dorothy Fantle, Katharine Burge
Foyers Dinner Group…Laurie Parkerson
Bridge Group………………………Anne Grove

Justice & Mercy
Outreach Commission……Alex Kealy/Anne Valentine
Thursday Thrift Shop……Elaine McElhinney
St. James Charities………………Jan Shefter
Candlemas…………………………Tari Watson

Carpenter’s Club………………… Bill Burdett
Creation Care Ministry……… Mary Lance
Cuba Mission……………………Jack Watson
Feed The Kids ……..Carole Haskell/Patti Brotherton
Hunger Walk……………………… Alex Kealy
Blessings in Boxes………Sarah & Carson Carpenter

CARING FOR PEOPLE

Pastoral Care

Card Ministry……………………Vicki Wright
Daughters of the King………Vicki Wright
Food Angels……………………Sarah Rainey
Intercessory Prayer…………Vicki Wright
Lay Eucharistic Visitors………Ellen Fields
New Baby Ministry……………Erin Rainey

Administration & Communication
Archives…………………………Judith Scruggs
Epistle Monthly Newsletter………Amy Williford
Weekly service bulletin/eBulletin…Mindy Campos
Internal/External Communications…Mindy Campos
Website…………………………Mindy Campos
Offering Counters……………Sharon Miller
Library…………………………Margaret Butler
Volunteer Receptionists…Mindy Campos

HR & Policy
Human Resource Committee………Kathryn Wells

CARING FOR OUR RESOURCES

Building & Grounds

Building & Grounds…………Eric Goodman
Landscaping Work Crew……..Mary Kay Krokowski
Memorial Garden………………Nan Payne
Safety & Security……….Robert Greene
Wednesday Work Crew…… Tom Cramer

Finance
Finance Committee………Lenore Threlkeld

Stewardship
Endowment Board………………… Gene Carr
Legacy Giving Committee…Elizabeth Henry
Stewardship Committee……….Janet Doyle

Christmas Services edited for web

Christmas Eve Services:St. James Dec. 24 2021 18

3:00 p.m. — Children’s Pageant with Allelu! and Holy Eucharist.  Join us for a family-oriented service complete with a narrative retelling of the Birth of Christ and pageant. While there will be a few assigned parts, there will be a place for all children to participate on this day.

5:00 p.m. — Holy Eucharist with Carols, featuring organ music and soprano Amanda Horton. Our early evening service will be a traditional Christmas liturgy.

8:00 p.m. — Choral Holy Eucharist with St. James’ Choir and instrumentalists; Pre-service music begins at 7:45 p.m. Our late service will be a traditional, festal Eucharist with choir, trumpet, handbells, incense, a sung liturgy, and candlelight.

 

Christmas Day Service:

10:00 a.m. — Holy Eucharist with Carols. Because Christmas Day falls on a Sunday this year, we will have one service held at 10 a.m.

 

If you can't make it in person, worship with us online. All services will be livestreamed on our Facebook page.

Christmas in church by David

Gratitude. Worry. Fear. How do these emotions interact? Through experience, I have found that if I can be grateful, I can be less worried and fearful, and have more joy.

One way to do thiginny fausts is to focus on the present moment, which is where God resides, instead of revisiting past regrets or projecting into the future and worrying about what hasn’t even happened yet.  

I came across an exercise that can help me shift from worry and fear to being more aware of God’s love and all the bounty that is already present in my life. Try this:  take five minutes and be fully focused on what you see around you – indoors or outside.  Look at one item that you see, for example a lamp in a room where you live. Say thank you to that lamp, for helping you see better. Think about how the lamp works – what about the technology and power plant that bring the electricity to you, and thank the people who made that possible. Think about all the components of that lamp – the metal it is made of – where did that come from? Say thank you to the metal. What about the people who made the metal?  Say thank you to them. What about the ground the metal came from – where might that have been? And who brought the lamp to you? Say thank you to the people who drove the trucks, who put it in the box, who stocked the shelves, who built the store, and so on. And we need to think about the natural world: the air we breathe, the sun that warms us and makes life itself possible, the plants and animals and insects that we rely on for our existence, and how much we owe them, and say thank you.  

We are part of an interconnected web of relationships that we usually take for granted. When I take the time to really look at what is around me, and acknowledge the efforts of everyone and everything that is involved in providing our food, clean water to drink, clothing, shelter, transportation, medical care, and everything else that makes daily life possible, I am grounded in the present and somehow I am able to relax a bit and trust more in God. And then, with a lighter heart, I can say thank you to God.  

Life is complicated. Things go wrong, or tragedy strikes. I lived through the loss of a beloved person in my life who struggled with addiction for decades, attempted to recover, but after relapsing several times, died from this disease. My faith assures me that this person is now with God and one day, we will be reunited. I choose to believe that in spite of things that take place that we will never understand, God’s mercy and love continues, and I say thank you. 
—Ginny Faust

St. James is on Realm!

 

Stay connected with St. James Episcopal Church! Connect with Realm and share what’s going on at church at any time. Contact your small groups, coordinate group activities, stay informed of church events and meetings, manage your giving, update your information, and more! 

Realm has several great functions and also serves as the online directory.  Once everyone signs up, you will be able to access everyone's contact information.  Your profile contains everything you want people to know about you.  You decide what you want to share.  Your profile enables you to track your giving, update your personal information, change family details, notification preferences and control your privacy settings.

Click here to sign in to Realm

 Realm Sign Up

 

How to Sign Up

Step-By-Step Guide to Setting up Your Profile

Step One
After you follow the link above, click Sign up and fill out your information.

Step Two
After you sign up, you will see a page saying your request has been received. At that point, we will have to go in and manually approve your profile request. You will recieve an email with a link to activate your account.

Step Three
Once you click the link in the email, you will be directed to a new page. You will now create a password, which you will use each time you log into Realm. Write your password down somewhere so you won't forget it.

Step Four
When you choose to continue in Browser or through an app you will be directed to our home page.

Step Five
This is an important next step!
Once you are in the system, you need to update your profile with the information you want to share. To do this go to the top right corner, find your name, and select the drop-down menu just to the right of your name. You will then click on "My Profile."

Step Six
You will then click, "Edit Profile" where you will be directed to a new page where you will fill out all your pertinent information. You can also add family members on this page as well. 

Step Seven
To control your privacy settings, click "Manage Privacy." Here you can control what you want to share with the church. All default privacy settings are set as PRIVATE. Only administrators can see your information.

 

A simple way to get started is to update your contact information and upload a photo to your profile. Click here for a video tutorial.

 

Download the Realm Connect App to your mobile device

Realm Connect App

WHY USE REALM CONNECT?
Being the church doesn’t just happen at the church. The Realm Connect App helps us serve you better and leads this church well between weekend worship services. Everyone can be connected from anywhere at any time, right from our mobile devices. It engages everyone in the life of our church by supporting the healthy relationships essential to our church’s mission. We’ll stay organized, and you’ll stay informed about all of the opportunities for fellowship. When we share life together, we will grow together.

 

WHAT ABOUT MY PRIVACY?
Realm Connect is safe, private, and secure. Your privacy is one of our greatest concerns. Realm Connect is only made up of the people in our church, it’s not like a social network that’s open to everyone. Realm Connect keeps your data safe and gives you control over what information you share and who can see it.

 

WHAT ABOUT GIVING?
Realm Connect gives you control over your giving. Giving should be easy, and Realm Connect places giving right in the palm of your hands. You may set up recurring gifts, view your giving history, and make changes at any time. Realm Connect automatically records all electronic gifts and adds them to your giving record making it easy for you to give.

 

HOW DO I GET CONNECTED to REALM CONNECT?
Step 1: If you have not already received an email invitation to join St. James on Realm, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive an invitation.

Step 2: When you receive the email invitation, click on the activation link and begin setting up your account.
Explore your Connect Portal and check to make sure that your address and other personal information are entered correctly under My Profile. Don’t forget to add your picture so fellow St. James Parishioners can recognize you! If anything is incorrect, you have the ability to change it.

Step 3: If you have a smart phone or tablet, download and install the Realm Connect Apple app from the Apple Store or the Andriod app from Google PlayYour Realm login works on your home computer and on your mobile devices, so when you sign into Realm, use the login and password you created in step 2.

 

THINGS TO REMEMBER!
You can change your privacy settings (through Manage Privacy) so that other St. James Realm users can see your basic contact information if desired or you can leave it with just staff. Sharing basic information allows you to be included in the online directory, which is accessible only to approved St. James ministry leaders, staff, and clergy.

 

A NOTE ON PRIVACY
Your information is your information. Once entered into Realm, you can choose who can see your profile and the information within.
1. You have complete control over who can see your contact information.2. Your contact information is never public or searchable on the Internet. Any information you elect to make visible to your church family is always secure and protected. 3. Authorized users will only have access to the profile information you provide.4. For safety reasons, sharing contact and personal information for children under 18 is limited. Parents determine whether or not to display their child's name in the church directory.6. Children under 13 may not participate and will not sign in.
 

QUESTIONS?
Call or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at (828) 694-6921.

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