Annual Hat, Mitten & Scarf Fundraiser: Today kicks off our annual hat, mitten & scarf fundraiser. Please bring your new or gently used items and hang on the tree located in the Narthex. All items will be donated to the Pettengill House for those in need.
Hot Cocoa On the Steps! Come show your support and join our youth as they provide hot cocoa & cookies on the St. James Steps during the Amesbury Annual Santa Parade on Saturday, December 6th at 3:30pm. The youth will meet in the parish hall after the parade for their annual Christmas Party.
Lower Merrimack Valley Collaboration (LMVC) Events
December 6th, 9:00am – 2:00pm: Christ Church Greens Sales and Outreach Fair
33 Central Street, Andover, MA.
Advent Retreat: A Time of Wonder: Saturday, December 13th from 8:30am -12:30pm. Hosted by St. James Groveland, lead by Julia Steer and Helen Pickard.
For more information or sign up please contact Helen Pickard or call 978-681-9915.
Amesbury Community Blood Drive: Sponsored by the Amesbury Senior Center. Saturday, December 6th from 9am to 2pm at the Amesbury Senior Center, 68 Elm Street. For an appointment please call 1-800-RED CROSS (733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org. All presenting donors will receive a coupon for a Day Spa courtesy of Spa Medique.
Youth: Winter Overnight Camps at BCH CAMP: Winter Camp for 7th – 9th Graders and Winter EDGE Camp for 9th-11th Graders during the week of Sunday – Saturday, February 15-21, 2015 (Massachusetts School Vacation Week) sign-ups start now. Learn more at www.bchcenter.org/camps or register at: bchcamp.campbrainregistration.com.
Knitting & Crocheting Group: Join us on Thursday, December 4th at 6:30pm in the St. James Parish Hall. Bring whatever you are working on or if you never knitted or crocheted before come and learn. Yarn & needles/hooks will be provided. If you wish, you can donate your finished product to those in need by hanging it up on the Christmas Tree in the Narthex.
Hospitality at St. James: We are looking for sign-ups for our Sunday Hospitality in the Parish Hall. If you are able to help, please sign-up in the Parish Hall. We have a few Sundays still open through to the end of the year.
Our Neighbors’ Table
During the next few months of colder weather, ONT is in need of Instant Oatmeal, hearty soups and peanut butter. If you would like to make a monetary donation to ONT, rather than purchase store items, please make a check payable to “Our Neighbors’ Table” and leave it in the food basket. Also, as always, personal items such as shampoo, deodorant, mouthwash, toothpaste, toothbrush, etc. are always needed. Please be sure to check expiration dates on food items.
It’s not too late to enroll your child in the St. James Montessori – based Christian Education “Godly Play” program. Our program is held on Sunday morning at 9:45 am. All children grades K through 8 are invited. Each scheduled Sunday your K-8 grade child will learn about the Christian Faith and participate in fun and educational activities. If you are interested in Confirmation classes for grade 9 and up, see Jen Collins or Kim Potts. For additional information check our website at www.stjamesamesbury.org or call the Parish Office at 978-388-0030.
The St. James’ December Newsletter will be released on December 1st. If you did not receive previous newsletters and would like to, please visit our website at www.stjamesamesbury.org and sign-up! Or, you can send us an e-mail or call us and we will be glad to sign-up you up!