Social Justice

Youth Mission Trip

On Sunday, June 28, a youth group from St. James ventured out to Virginia beach for our annual mission trip. During the week, these teens were able to meet some new wonderful people as well as learn about the wonder of helping others in desperate need of assistance. In their off time, the group made sure to keep a blog going so as to inform others of their experiences both on and off the work site.

A Story of Faith & Survival

By: 
Tricia Smythe & Justin Mannato

"Don't be a bystander, be an upstander." Those were lasting words Gina Lanceter imparted upon the people of St. James on Sunday. Gina joined us for a special Adult Forum in the Parish Hall. She captivated the crowd with her story of escaping the Nazis in 1943 Poland.

Adult Forum and Sunday school

Sunday, October 28

Dr. James Morgan will present the adult forum at 9:15am. He is the chair of the Board of Directors of Lamp for Haiti.

Students Demand Action - Discussion and Ice Cream Social

Saturday, September 29

Come join us for an afternoon to learn about the organization - Students Demand Action (SDA), register to vote, and engage in a discussion about gun control. And as a bonus...eat ice cream!

Diocesan Bishop-elect, Carlye Hughes preaches at General Convention (Integrity Service)

Integrity USA, the unoffical LGBT caucus within the Episcopal Church, held a service at this year's General Convention in Austin, TX.  The evening's sermon was delivered by the Rev. Carlye J. Hughes, Bishop-elect of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark and current rector of Trinity Episcopal Church in Fort Worth, TX.  Rev. Carlye's sermon can be heard by clicking here.  The sermon begins at 41:54.

Serve lunch at Christine's Kitchen at Holy Trinity, W. Orange

Saturday, August 11

St. James is again hosting taco lunch for the patrons of Christine’s Kitchen on Saturday August 11.  Volunteers are needed to help cook on Friday evening, August 10 in the kitchen at St. James from 6 to 8pm and to help set up and serve on Saturday August 11 from 11am to 1:30pm at Holy Trinity Church in West Orange.  Donations of baked goods are also appreciated if you can’t join us in person.  Please contact Joan Griffin at grifjoan58@gmail.com / 973-223-0723 or see the sign-up sheet in the hallway in you’d like to participate.   

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