Parish Announcements for Week of August 24, 2014

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Amesbury Community Blood Drive
Monday, August 25th from 10am – 3pm
Amesbury Health Center
Carriage/Mill Room
24 Morrill Place, Amesbury
Sponsored by Lahey Health Primary Care in Amesbury
For appointment call (1-800-REDCROSS (733-2767)) or visit
redcrossblood.org

YLA Mission Trip 2014
The YLAer’s arrived home safe and fully charged to share their experiences. They are so very thankful and blessed they were able to have this opportuntiy. On September 7th, they will share their mission, photos and delicious pupasas with the parish. Here is a quote to share and feel free to ask them what it means.

“He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.
And what does the LORD require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
and to walk humbly with your God.
Micah 6:8 (NIV)

Relay for Life
The Relay for Life was held last weekend and it was a beautiful one! St. Paul in Newburyport and St. James in Groveland came out to show their support and we had many parish members participate again this year, along with most of our youth group including two very tired YLA students just arriving from EL Salvador. We ranked fifth in the top raising funds for the Relay, which put us in the bronze status. We raised approximately $2800 in a very short amount of time. Bishop Tom was not able to attend the survivor lap, however we felt his spirit. All team members signed the team baton and we will send it to Bishop Tom next week to show our support!

Our prayers are with all of those who have suffered or have supported loved ones through this disease. God Bless!

Holiday Fair
Our Holiday Fair is coming up quickly…. We are in need of jewelry of any kind, purses, pocketbooks, wallets, and scarves for a new Accessory Table at the Fair….Even if the jewelry is broken, tangled or you have a lone earring…. We can always make it into something new. Jewelry boxes (gift boxes and jewelry boxes for a bureau) – would be accepted as well, we can use them for display. There is a basket at the back of the Sanctuary for your donations….We welcome your ideas!! Please see Dawn Schmidt or Barbara Gould if you have any questions. THANK YOU!!!

Blessing of the Backpacks
The “Blessings of the Backpacks,” will take place on
September 7th at our 10:00am Worship Service.
Be sure to bring your empty backpack for a special blessing for the new school year!

Christian Formation
The St. James Montessori – based Christian Education “Godly Play” program will begin on Sunday, September 7th at 9:45 am. Each scheduled Sunday your K-8 grade child will learn about the Christian Faith and participate in fun and educational activities.
Registration forms are available on our website at www.stjamesamesbury.org. Please print and complete the form in advance. You may bring the completed form with you on September 7th or e-mail earlier to the office at stjames.clergy@verizon.net .
Child Care is available from 9:45 until end of service.
If you are interested in Confirmation classes for grade 9 and up,
contact Jenn Collins or Kim Potts.

For additional information check our website at www.stjamesamesbury.org or
call the Parish Office at 978-388-0030.

Our Neighbors’ Table
During the month of August, ONT is in need of canned fruit, cereal and peanut butter.
Also, as always, personal items such as shampoo, deodorant, mouthwash, toothpaste, toothbrush, etc. are always needed.

LET US GIVE THANKS FOR GOD’S MANY BLESSINGS TO US.

Parish Announcements for Week of August 17, 2014

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Ordination and Consecration of our Bishop-Elect, The Rev. Alan M. Gates
St. James will be ordering tickets for the Ordination and Consecration of
The Rev. Alan M. Gates. If you are interested in attending please see
Pam Fenner or Kim Potts.

Amesbury Community Blood Drives
Monday, August 25th from 10am – 3pm
Amesbury Health Center
Carriage/Mill Room
24 Morrill Place, Amesbury
Sponsored by Lahey Health Primary Care in Amesbury
For appointment call (1-800-REDCROSS (733-2767)) or visit
redcrossblood.org

SAVE THE DATE
Blessing of the Backpacks

The “Blessings of the Backpacks,” will take place on
September 7th at our 10:00am Worship Service.
Be sure to bring your empty backpack for a special blessing for the new school year!

Christian Formation
The St. James Montessori – based Christian Education “Godly Play” program will begin on Sunday, September 7th at 9:45 am. Each scheduled Sunday your K-8 grade child will learn about the Christian Faith and participate in fun and educational activities.
Registration forms are available on our website at www.stjamesamesbury.org. Please print and complete the form in advance. You may bring the completed form with you on September 7th or e-mail earlier to the office at stjames.clergy@verizon.net .
Child Care is available from 9:45 until end of service.
If you are interested in Confirmation classes for grade 9 and up,
contact Jenn Collins or Kim Potts.

For additional information check our website at www.stjamesamesbury.org or
call the Parish Office at 978-388-0030.

 

Parish Announcements for Week of August 10, 2014

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Ordination and Consecration of our Bishop-Elect, The Rev. Alan M. Gates
St. James will be ordering tickets for the Ordination and Consecration of
The Rev. Alan M. Gates. If you are interested in attending please see
Pam Fenner or Kim Potts.

Relay for Life, 2014
The 2014 Relay for Life of Amesbury event is August 16th and we want to get everyone engaged in the fight against cancer! Our team ranked in the top 5 last year earning $4000. We were awarded the Silver Star status!

Bishop Tom continues his battle with cancer and the LMVC will continue to honor him with “Bishop Tom’s” team. Our church has been voted to take the lead AGAIN and we need your support!

Please take a few moments to visit Relay for Life and officially register for the August 16th event. When you sign up, go under join a team and select “Bishop Tom’s Team.” By registering, you will get set up with an online fundraising page, be kept in the loop about upcoming events and be eligible for prizes and giveaways between now and Relay!

If you prefer to make a donation to the team just select donate and select “Bishop Tom’s Team.” We greatly appreciate your support in the fight against Cancer!

You can also go to our Parish Website ‘www.stjamesamesbury.org’ for a quick link to the Bishop Tom’s Team to donate or join the team.

Questions should be directed to Jenn Collins at stjames.christianed@verizon.net.

Amesbury Community Blood Drives
Friday, August 15th from 1pm to 6pm
Amesbury Senior Center, Great Room, 68 Elm Street, Amesbury
Sponsored by the Amesbury Senior Center & The Provident Bank

Monday, August 25th from 10am – 3pm
Amesbury Health Center
Carriage/Mill Room
24 Morrill Place, Amesbury
Sponsored by Lahey Health Primary Care in Amesbury

For appointment call (1-800-REDCROSS (733-2767)) or visit
redcrossblood.org

SAVE THE DATE

Blessing of the Backpacks

The “Blessings of the Backpacks,” will take place on
September 7th at our 10:00am Worship Service.
Be sure to bring your empty backpack for a special blessing for the new school year!
Christian Formation
The St. James Montessori – based Christian Education “Godly Play” program will begin on Sunday, September 7th at 9:45 am. Each scheduled Sunday your K-8 grade child will learn about the Christian Faith and participate in fun and educational activities.
Registration forms are available on our website at www.stjamesamesbury.org. Please print and complete the form in advance. You may bring the completed form with you on September 7th or e-mail earlier to the office at stjames.clergy@verizon.net .
Child Care is available from 9:45 until end of service.
If you are interested in Confirmation classes for grade 9 and up,
contact Jenn Collins or Kim Potts.

For additional information check our website at www.stjamesamesbury.org or
call the Parish Office at 978-388-0030.

Christian Education 2014-2015 and Blessing of the Backpacks.

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Our Christian Education Program will begin on Sunday, September 7th at 9:45am.  Please meet in the Parish Hall.

Nursery Care is available from 9:45 to 11:30.

Please download, print and complete the Christian Education Registration Form and bring with you on September 7th.  Or, you may complete it ahead of time and e-mail it to stjames.clergy@verizon.net.

Christian Education Enrollment Form 2014-2015

Also, taking place on September 7th at the 10am service is our annual “Blessing of the Backpacks.”  Bring your empty backpack for a special blessing for the new school year!

 

 

Parish Announcements for Week of August 3, 2014

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Ordination and Consecration of our Bishop-Elect, The Rev. Alan M. Gates
St. James will be ordering tickets for the Ordination and Consecration of
The Rev. Alan M. Gates.

If you are interested in attending please see Pam Fenner, Kim Potts or send the office an e-mail by August 9th.   Because tickets have assigned seating arrangements, we will order your ticket for you to assure sitting together.

Lemonade on the Steps
We are looking for volunteers to host our “Lemonade on the Steps” on Sunday, August 24th.  If you are able to host one of those Sundays, please send the office an e-mail at stjames.clergy@verizon.net or call us at 978-388-0030.

Amesbury Community Blood Drives

Friday, August 15th from 1pm to 6pm
Amesbury Senior Center, Great Room, 68 Elm Street, Amesbury
Sponsored by the Amesbury Senior Center & The Provident Bank

Monday, August 25th from 10am – 3pm
Amesbury Health Center
Carriage/Mill Room
24 Morrill Place, Amesbury
Sponsored by Lahey Health Primary Care in Amesbury

For appointment call (1-800-REDCROSS (733-2767)) or visit
redcrossblood.org

Caregivers Workshop
Are you a Caregiver and would like to connect with other caregivers, as well as receive a free six-week educational program designed to help take care of YOU while you are caring for a relative, friend or loved one?  Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, Inc. is sponsoring this program to be held at the Amesbury Council on Aging on 68 Elm Street in Amesbury.

The following topics will be covered:

    Taking Care of You
    Identifying and Reducing Stress
    Communicating Feelings, Needs and Concerns
    Communicating in Challenging Situations
    Learning From Our Emotions
    Mastering Caregiving Decisions

The Workshop will be held on Mondays from September 15 to October 27th  from 5pm to 7pm.  For more information or to register, contact 978-388-8138 or e-mail brothersd@amesburyma.gov.

Relay for Life, 2014
The 2014 Relay for Life of Amesbury event is August 16th and we want to get everyone engaged in the fight against cancer! Our team ranked in the top 5 last year earning $4000. We were awarded the Silver Star status!

Bishop Tom continues his battle with cancer and the LMVC will continue to honor him with “Bishop Tom’s” team. Our church has been voted to take the lead AGAIN and we need your support!

Please take a few moments to visit Relay for Life and officially register for the August 16th event. When you sign up, go under join a team and select “Bishop Tom’s Team.”  By registering, you will get set up with an online fundraising page, be kept in the loop about upcoming events and be eligible for prizes and giveaways between now and Relay!

If you prefer to make a donation to the team just select donate and select “Bishop Tom’s Team.” We greatly appreciate your support in the fight against Cancer!

Questions should be directed to Jenn Collins at stjames.christianed@verizon.net.

Parish Announcements for Week of July 27th

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Lemonade on the Steps
We are looking for volunteers to host our “Lemonade on the Steps” on
Sunday, August 10th or Sunday, August 24th.
If you are able to host one of those Sundays, please send the office an e-mail at stjames.clergy@verizon.net or call us at 978-388-0030.

Amesbury Community Blood Drives

Tuesday, July 29th from 2pm to 7pm
At the Sparhawk Theatre and Centre for the Arts Auditorium
196 Main Street, Amesbury
Sponsored by the Align Credit Union

Friday, August 15th from 1pm to 6pm
Amesbury Senior Center, Great Room, 68 Elm Street, Amesbury
Sponsored by the Amesbury Senior Center & The Provident Bank

Monday, August 25th from 10am – 3pm
Amesbury Health Center
Carriage/Mill Room
24 Morrill Place, Amesbury
Sponsored by Lahey Health Primary Care in Amesbury

For appointment call (1-800-REDCROSS (733-2767)) or visit
redcrossblood.org

Caregivers Workshop
Are you a Caregiver and would like to connect with other caregivers, as well as receive a free six-week educational program designed to help take care of YOU while you are caring for a relative, friend or loved one?  Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, Inc. is sponsoring this program to be held at the Amesbury Council on Aging on 68 Elm Street in Amesbury.

The following topics will be covered:

    Taking Care of You
    Identifying and Reducing Stress
    Communicating Feelings, Needs and Concerns
    Communicating in Challenging Situations
    Learning From Our Emotions
    Mastering Caregiving Decisions

The Workshop will be held on Mondays from September 15 to October 27th  from 5pm to 7pm.  For more information or to register, contact 978-388-8138 or e-mail brothersd@amesburyma.gov.

Relay for Life, 2014
The 2014 Relay for Life of Amesbury event is August 16th and we want to get everyone engaged in the fight against cancer! Our team ranked in the top 5 last year earning $4000. We were awarded the Silver Star status!

Bishop Tom continues his battle with cancer and the LMVC will continue to honor him with “Bishop Tom’s” team. Our church has been voted to take the lead AGAIN and we need your support!

Please take a few moments to visit Relay for Life and officially register for the August 16th event. When you sign up, go under join a team and select “Bishop Tom’s Team.”  By registering, you will get set up with an online fundraising page, be kept in the loop about upcoming events and be eligible for prizes and giveaways between now and Relay!

If you prefer to make a donation to the team just select donate and select “Bishop Tom’s Team.” We greatly appreciate your support in the fight against Cancer!

August 4th at 7pm will be the Ice Cream Social Fundraiser for the Relay to be held in our  St. James Parish Hall.  Participants in the Relay are to pick up their t-shirts and finalize plans at the Ice Cream Social.

Questions should be directed to Jenn Collins at stjames.christianed@verizon.net.

Parish Announcements for Week of July 20, 2014

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Birthday Blessings for:  Dawn, Donnie, Kate and Kelly

Anniversary Blessings for:  Jon & Joan

Ordination and Consecration of our Bishop-Elect, The Rev. Alan M. Gates
St. James will be ordering tickets for the Ordination and Consecration of The Rev. Alan M. Gates. If you are interested in attending, ticket request deadline is
Friday, August 1st.
Because tickets have assigned seating arrangements, we will order your ticket for you to assure sitting together.

Relay for Life, 2014
The 2014 Relay for Life of Amesbury event is August 16th and we want to get everyone engaged in the fight against cancer! Our team ranked in the top 5 last year earning $4000. We were awarded the Silver Star status!

Bishop Tom continues his battle with cancer and the LMVC will continue to honor him with “Bishop Tom’s” team. Our church has been voted to take the lead AGAIN and we need your support!

Please take a few moments to visit Relay for Life and officially register for the August 16th event. When you sign up, go under join a team and select “Bishop Tom’s Team.” By registering, you will get set up with an online fundraising page, be kept in the loop about upcoming events and be eligible for prizes and giveaways between now and Relay!

If you prefer to make a donation to the team just select donate and select “Bishop Tom’s Team.” We greatly appreciate your support in the fight against Cancer!

Garden Committee
A big thanks to those who volunteers to participate in the Garden Committee. If you are interested, please do let us know….the more the merrier and as the saying goes “many hands, light work.” You don’t need a “green thumb” to participate, just have an interest in some light gardening to help us keep the exterior of our church looking nice. If you are interested, please talk with Janice Meinelt or Liz Iacobucci.
It’s only for the summer months!

Bottle & Can Drive
During the summer months, we will discontinue our Bottle & Can Drive. Many thanks to all of you who helped make this a successful fundraiser for our youths. If the Bottle & Can Drive starts up again, we will be sure to let you know.

 

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Christian Education for Children and Youth

St. James Episcopal Church, 120 Main Street, Amesbury, MA, Montessori – based Christian Education “Godly Play” program will begin in September of 2014 at 9:45 am. The Sunday date will be determined in August and will be posted on our website.

Each scheduled Sunday your K-8 grade child will learn about the Christian Faith and participate in fun and educational activities.

Child Care is available from 9:45 until end of service.

If you are interested in Confirmation classes for grade 9 and up, please contact the church.

For additional information please check our website at www.stjamesamesbury.org or call the Parish Office at 978-388-0030.

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