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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