Women of Faith
The Women of Faith program will be led by Joan Augusta every Wednesday evening at 7:00pm in the Nickerson Library.
The 6-8 week study program is planned with reading and discussion of the upcoming Sunday’s Worship Readings. Everyone is encouraged to share during the classes. The program will be fun, interesting, enlightening and an opportunity to discuss our interpretation of the readings. Come join us in our fellowship as we grow together spiritually! For additional information contact Joan at: email@example.com or call 978-834-6252.
Fall Clean-Up Day: The Building & Grounds Committee has schedule our Fall Clean-Up Day for Saturday, September 20th (this coming Saturday), beginning at 10am. We will be doing all those “little chores” that make a big difference, inside and outside of our church and parish hall. We need all the help we can get. Many Hands Make for Light Work!
Search Committee Update
The search committee had been in discernment with a rector candidate from Connecticut. She loved all things about St. James and the Amesbury area, but accepted an associate rector position in a large parish in New York City. The candidate has an adult child and grandchildren in the city, so her decision is understandable. We give thanks that St. James was very desirable to her, and that we were in her heart during her discernment. We offer prayers for her ministry in her new parish.
The vestry and search committee voted to open the search process again and we are accepting names until at least the end of September. The Office of Transitional Ministries at the diocese is seeking an interim rector for St. James until the permanent rector is hired.
Our supply priest, Rev. Christen Frothingham will continue her ministry at St. James until at least Columbus Day, at which time the interim will begin, if a candidate has not been chosen by then. We ask for your prayers and thoughts as our search process continues.
The St. James Montessori – based Christian Education “Godly Play” 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.
Child Care is available from 9:45 until end of service.
If you are interested in Confirmation classes for grade 9 and up, see Jenn Collins or Kim Potts today in the Parish Hall after service. For additional information check our website at www.stjamesamesbury.org or call the Parish Office at 978-388-0030.
Amesbury Community Blood Drives
Monday, September 22nd. All Saints Anglican Church, 67 Friend Street from 2pm to 7pm.
Thursday, September 25th. Main Street Congregational Church, 145 Main Street. 2pm to 7pm.
Friday, October 3rd. Amesbury Senior Center Bloodmobile at 68 Elm Street. 11am to 4pm.
For appointment, please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.
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.
Christmas Fair is Saturday, November 8th from 9am to 3pm
“Fashion Accessory Table”
Our Christmas 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.
Crafting In September
We will gather in the Parish Hall from 6pm to 8pm on Monday, September 15th and Monday, September 29th. We will provide the supplies and how-to instructions. All ages are invited to come and help. Bring a friend with you!
Our Christmas Fair each year is very successful thanks to all of you who donate and volunteer your time and talents to help with all the preparations. Many thanks!
In preparation for this year’s fair, we will need….
DONATIONS. Donations for both our traditional “Trinkets & Treasures” table and this year’s new “Fashion Accessories” table. Please make sure your donations are clean and in saleable condition.
Electronics of any type (plug in or battery operated) cannot be accepted.
BAKED GOODS. Pies, breads, cakes and other baked goods are needed for our bake table. There will be a sign-up sheet in the Parish Hall. Please let us know what you will bake. Baked goods should be dropped off at the church the day before the fair. We are planning a group “Baking Day” on Saturday, November 1st if you would like to join us! Time TBD.
SET-UP AND CLEAN-UP VOLUNTEERS. Can’t have a fair if everything is not set-up! So, we are looking for several people to help with the set-up of the fair. We also definitely need people to help with clean-up. Especially to help the folks who are working the fair all day, they are exhausted by day-end. If you are able to help with set-up and/or clean-up, please be sure to sign up on the Sign-Up Form in the Parish Hall.