Upcoming Events


Rummage Sale 2016

St. James’ Rummage Sale: AUGUST 5th 7 am – 11 am

We will begin to take items for the sale on Sunday, July 30, from 3-6 pm, not before. And also from 10 am – 6 pm on Monday – Thursday, July 31- August 3, and 10 am – 3 pm Friday, August 4. Please bring all clothes clean and on hangers.
               We Need YOU!
Call or Text any of us to volunteer:
Alice  601-594-2895,  Iris          601-201-6478
Ray    601-940-0037,  Melissa  601-750-4002
Joy     601-214-0374,   William 601-955-7514 
Kid’s Area:
Stephanie 662-390-6641
Ginger       601-940-7080

St. James’ at Trustmark Park

FireworksJoin in the fun on Friday July 21 as Saint James heads to Trustmark Park to watch the Mississippi Braves play the Biloxi Shuckers.  The gates open at 6pm, the game starts at 7pm and there is a fireworks show right after the game.  Our seats are on first base side (great view for fireworks) and are by the kids fun zone.   Tickets are $11 and can be purchased in Mission Crossing or by contacting Ray Lewis at 601-940-0037, rjlewis07@hotmail.com or Jan Thornton in the church office at 601-982-4880, jthornton@stjjax.org.

Step Up to the Plate, Be an Usher

We are currently recruiting new ushers for the 8:40 service. No experience necessary. Minimal time commitment. To learn more or to signup. contact John Matlock at jjmatlock@comcast.net.

5 pm Sundays at St. James’

Sunday Mass in the chancel (where the choir sits)

Fowler Hall Series

Seven SacramentsExplore the Seven Sacraments this summer in Fowler Hall
Sundays, 10 am, June 4 – August 6.
Presentations and Discussions led by St. James’ Clergy on each of the Sacraments and Sacramental Rites: Baptism, Eucharist, Confirmation, Ordination, Marriage, Reconciliation, and Unction.


“When I was in Vacation Bible School back in the day, we used to sing a song that went something like this- ‘The B-I-B-L-E, yes that’s the book for me! I stand alone on the Word of God- the B-I-B-L-E!’ Simple enough, right? But what exactly is God’s word? And who gets to interpret it’s meaning? And how do we apply these ancient words of faith to our modern lives? We’ll use Psalm 119:105-112 to find out. See you Sunday, Father Seth+” 


efm-logoEducation for Ministry will start a new class at the end of August.  Participants in the EFM program study the entire sweep of the Christian tradition, from the earliest period to the present.  EFM provides adult Christians with a firm foundation in theological reflection. Contact the mentors,  Joe Russell (docnkity@comcast.net)  and Joy Aycock (ditto21@msn.com) if you are interested in joining this class. Names are being taken now for this wonderful small group study program offered through Sewanee.


Summer Gardening offered by the Children’s Ministries

Children’s Garden Welcomes Children, Parents and Parishioners on Wednesday evenings 5:30-7 pm. Children, parents and parishioners are invited to visit our St. James’ Children’s Garden and help grow and harvest vegetables and flowers, every Wednesday evening from 5:30-7pm. To find the Garden, go out the back porch, through the playground and turn left. Come to garden or to enjoy the beauty, the children and your fellow parishioners.

Cursillo Leadership Workshops

July 22, 9 am until 3 pm. Church of the Ascension, Hattiesburg or Church of the Resurrection, Starkville. Much to be gained if interested in being a Weekend Rector or Head Cha Cha. 5 Dynamic Topics. Light breakfast (8:30) & lunch provided. Donations accepted. Email cursillomississippi@gmail.com your name and the parish where you plan to attend.

Walking the Mourner’s Path

walking the mourner's path imageAn eight-week course designed for those mourning the loss of a loved one. This is a ministry designed by an Episcopal Church in Arizona. St. James’ has 10 trained lay leaders, and two trained priests in this bereavement ministry.
We have three upcoming sessions scheduled:
Sundays, 3-4:30, Sept. 10 – Oct. 29; Jan. 7 – Feb. 25.
For more information, contact the Rev. Ann McLemore, cell: 769-257-2377 or email: amclemore@stjjax.org.

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Church School

It’s time to register your child for the 2017-2018 Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Church School year! Please click this link for easy online registration. https://diomsyouth.wufoo.com/forms/k10w1lul1k37u5l/


2018 Honduras Medical Mission

Honduras Children BW PhotoWish to help but don’t like to travel? 
Please consider making a DONATION. While team members pay for their own expenses, the mission does fundraising to raise the money to purchase medicines, supplies, and tools needed to serve the team. We also offer small grants to the community for infrastructure, economic, and educational improvements. Any support of these activities – either by individuals, vestries, or servant ministry groups is welcome.
Donations may be sent to the Honduras Medical Mission c/o Sandra Perkins P. O. Box 2006 Tupelo, MS 38804.

Shop Kroger & Help our Outreach Programs!

Kroger Receipt HighlightedWith every purchase made at your favorite Kroger store, Kroger will donate a percentage of your purchase to St. James’, where we have designated those funds to be used for our outreach to the community. Last year we collected $1700 with minimum participation and we want to triple that amount this year.

This does not effect your pricing, gas points, coupons or any other perks you receive from your Kroger card, but certainly helps out fellow citizens in the Metro area.

Please click on this link for information and registration. The NPO number for St. James’ is 81615. Remember even if you signed up in the past, it is probably time to renew your commitment!

St. James’ School Registration

St. James' School LogoRegistration for St. James’ parishioners begins on Jan 18.  Registration applications can be downloaded from the St. James’ website, wwwstjamesjackson.com. All information for the school can also be accessed from the website. Please note that community registration will begin on Feb 1 and enrollment is on a first come basis. If you would like additional information about the school or have any questions, please contact Kristin Peoples, 601-941-4296.

Art for the Soul

Art for the Soul 7.2017 Beads on Books CompressedThe Order of the Daughters of the King (DOK) here at St. James’ Episcopal Church began a new ministry in May, Art for the Soul. Each month different artists will display their artwork, including paintings, pottery, jewelry and more, in Fowler Hall. This new program allows the artist to showcase and sell art to the members of St. James’ as well as others who attend various programs throughout the month. DOK will use its proceeds from Art for the Soul to support outreach ministries. Please come visit our display in Fowler Hall.Art for the Soul 7.2017 Angels Compressed

We are pleased to introduce you to July’s featured artists, Leslie Dement and Chance Morgan. Purchases in July can be made by calling Pat Matthews at 601-613-5388.

Animal Crackers

On June 11, we will meet in the Gathering Area on the 2nd floor of Gray Hall for 6 Sundays of a curriculum called Animal Crackers published by Heifer International. We will learn how others live and support their families around the globe! We need a parent or parish volunteer to assist with each Sunday. To volunteer, please contact Laura King at laura.king@hindscc.edu or 601-720-1210. Summer Sunday dates: June 4, 11, 18, 25 and July 9, 16, 23 (no class on July 2).

Catechesis Summer Sunday Mornings

RISING 4 & 5 YEAR OLD CATECHESIS SUMMER SUNDAY MORNINGS –  We meet in Room 203 on the 2nd floor of Gray Hall for Summer Atrium.  To volunteer, please contact Mary Nell Prichard at mprichard@stjjax.org or 601-664-8709. Summer Sunday dates: June 4, 11, 18, 25 and July 9, 16, 23 (no class on July 2).
No church school for children on July 30, August 6

Church Periodical Club Sunday

CPCSunday, Aug 6. The Church Periodical Club, often referred to as CPC, is an independent, affiliated organization of the Executive Council of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America that is dedicated to the world-wide Ministry of the Word. The Church Periodical Club began in 1888 when a small group of women began sending bundles of church periodicals, prayer books and Bibles on Wells Fargo stage coaches to missionaries in the west. Delivery systems have changed but not the commitment to supplying theological and educational materials in support of the mission efforts around the world. Today the St. James’ Church Periodical Club continues to provide donations to our seminarians. On Sunday, Aug 6, CPC donation envelopes can be found in the pews and at each door to the Church.

Adult Trip to  Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota, Fall 2017

We are gathering names of those interested in traveling to South Dakota this fall for a week of volunteer service work with the Lakota Nation in late September, 2017.Crazy horse

Trip Information

What: Adult Trip to Rosebud Reservation, South Dakota
When: September 23 – October 1, 2017
Service Work:We have reserved space for approximately 25 Adults to travel to Rosebud Reservation to volunteer with the Tree of Life Ministries in support of their work with the Sicangu Lakota Nation. While there, we will volunteer for work projects such as: repairing homes and community buildings with special projects such as playgrounds, Economic Development, Food Distribution, Clothing Distribution, Free Hot meal Site, community activities, child care, special projects and assistance to tribal programs.
Rosebud Trip Girl PhotoCross Cultural Education: There will be opportunities to participate in cultural events that are presented by the Native Americans who live on the Reservation. Subjects discussed include Lakota history, religion, culture, poverty, health issues, social issues. Lakota/Dakota games, dancing, and regalia, among others.
Tourism/Fun Time: We also plan to explore South Dakota – including the Badlands, Rapid City. the Black Hills, Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Monument. and Custer State Park.

If you are interested in going, please email Joe Powell at jpowelliii@gmail.com or Jamie McElroy at jmcelroy@stjjaxx.org.