Stewardship drive begins

The Stewardship/Outreach Journey for 2022 has begun! Throughout the pandemic St. James has continued to support more than 41 ministries locally, nationally, and internationally, dedicating an amazing $146,000 to those in need. Meeting and worshiping together virtually and in person, our parish family has remained strong and connected. By Faith, we will continue to live out our Community Creed: “…to love God , or something greater than ourselves…and to love our neighbor, as we love ourselves.” Please hear these words as you fill out your pledge card and return it as soon as possible.

Sermons

To listen to past sermons, please CLICK HERE to be connected with the St. James Sermon Playlist.

Music at St. James

St. James has a wonderful music program.  To view past music and choir pieces, please CLICK HERE to access the music playlist.

Worship Opportunities

 
Morning Prayer via ZOOM at 8:30AM.
Sunday Worship is available for both in-person and via ZOOM worship at 10:15 AM
 

Thrift Store Donations

THE THRIFT STORE WILL BE CLOSED ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26 DUE TO THE WEATHER

"The Sky's the Limit" thrift store is open on Tues. 10-2; Wed. 10-2; Sat. 10-2  Please look for the flag banners on Valley Road and Bellevue Avenue to know when the shop is open.  We are now accepting donations during store hours.

Sacred Ground Dialogue

St. James in Upper, Montclair and holy Spirit in Verona are partnering in a shared dialogue using the Episcopal church's curriculum, Sacred Ground.  This zoom-based program will examine America's history of race and racism. Please register by Otober 17 by emailing Deacon Katherine Rollo.  For more information, please download the flyer.

Coat Drive

 

 

                                           AnnualCoat Drive is Here - October 15 thru November 15.

St. James Episcopal Church (581 Valley Rd., Upper Montclair) and the Montclair Fire Department are partnering once again on this important ministry. Donations of coats can be made by dropping them off to church or in the church's wooden bin outside the Valley Road preschool entrance (across from the firehouse) or at any Montclair firehouse. Your generosity will help keep those in need warm this winter!

Prison Ministry Toy Drive

It’s time to collect holiday/Christmas presents for our PATCH Children and other children with incarcerated or recently released parents.  Donations can be left at St. James Church through Dec. 5 during the Sunday service or in the large wooden box on Valley Rd. by the Preschool/Chapel entrance.  For more information Contact Rev. Audrey. Thank you for your on-going support!

Welcome to the Episcopal Church of St. James!

St. James Church at the heart of Upper Montclair and worshiping in the Episcopal tradition, is an inclusive community focused on faith, family and fellowship.

We seek to:

  •  Nurture spirituality through community and Christian education
  •  Grow and support our diverse membership through fellowship and outreach
  •  Serve the needs of Montclair and beyond through God’s love.  

Collect for the Community   

Gracious God, strengthen in us two values that we hold central as a Christian Community.  These values are inspired by Jesus' two great commandments.  First, we love God or something greater than ourselves with all our hearts and mind, and second we commit to loving our neighbor as we love ourselves.  There is no boundary or condition to our love and commitment to God or to our neighbor, no matter who they may be.  All are welcome in this place.  Amen.

Worship Schedule 

Virtual Morning Prayer - Rev. Melissa will offer virtual "live" Morning Prayer every Sunday at 8:30am via Zoom.  You can join the service by clicking here.

Holy Eucharist - Rev. Melissa and Rev. Audrey will hold a Service of Holy Eucharist every Sunday at 10:15am for both in-person and Zoom worship. Click HERE for the Zoom link and click HERE for information on attending in-person.  A weekly bulletin and a link to the Book of Common Prayer can be accessed under the Resouces tab on the right side of the webpage. 

 

 

Upcoming Events

Sunday, October 31:
Rev. Melissa will offer Morning Prayer via Zoom.  Morning Prayer will begin on page 75 in the Book of Common Prayer.   Read more
Thursday, November 4:
There will be a weekly service of Compline via Zoom every Thursday at 6:30pm.  Please click HERE to join. Read more
Sunday, November 7:
Rev. Melissa will offer Morning Prayer via Zoom.  Morning Prayer will begin on page 75 in the Book of Common Prayer.   Read more
Thursday, November 11:
There will be a weekly service of Compline via Zoom every Wednesday at 6:30pm.  Please click HERE to join. Read more
Sunday, November 14:
Rev. Melissa will offer Morning Prayer via Zoom.  Morning Prayer will begin on page 75 in the Book of Common Prayer.   Read more
Thursday, November 18:
There will be a weekly service of Compline via Zoom every Thursday at 6:30pm.  Please click HERE to join. Read more
Sunday, November 21:
Rev. Melissa will offer Morning Prayer via Zoom.  Morning Prayer will begin on page 75 in the Book of Common Prayer.   Read more
Sunday, November 28:
Rev. Melissa will offer Morning Prayer via Zoom.  Morning Prayer will begin on page 75 in the Book of Common Prayer.   Read more