Everyone is invited to join us on Thursday, June 21 at 12 noon for the Episcopal Luncheon at St. James’. Our special guest speaker this month is His Grace The Right Reverend
Brian R. Seage, tenth bishop of the Diocese of Mississippi.
All are welcome!
Fowler Hall Summer Series
Through August 5. Sundays in Fowler Hall.
The Beatitudes, from the Gospels of Matthew and Luke with St. James’ clergy.
June 24: Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. (5:5) with the Rev. Ann McLemore.
July 1: Blessed are those who hunger for righteousness, for they will be filled. (5:6) with the Rev. Jamie McElroy.
July 8: Blessed are the merciful, for they will see God. (5:7) with the Rev. Ann McLemore.
July 15: Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. (5:8) with the Rev. Jamie McElroy.
July 22: Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. (5:9) with the Rev. Jamie McElroy.
July 29: Blessed are those persecuted for righteousness sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.(5:10) with the Rev. Ann McLemore.
August 5: Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you. (5:11-12)
Abram Jones Joins St. James’ Staff
Abram joined our staff on Sunday, June 17 as our new Youth ministries Director Curate. We are so excited to welcome Abram on to our church staff!
EFM – Education for Ministry
EFM – Education for Ministry will be starting a new class at the end of August. Deadline for registration is August 15, 2018. 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Joy Aycock (email@example.com), if you are interested in joining this class. Names are being taken now for this wonderful small group study program offered through Sewanee.
2019 Honduras Medical Mission
Saturday, Feb 9-Saturday, Feb 16, 2019. Applications are available online at http://www.diosms.org, under the Ministries tab. Deadline for filing the application is July 15, 2018. The team will be chosen and applicants notified in August 2018. There is a mandatory overnight team retreat at Gray Center Friday evening Jan 11, 2019 until Saturday before lunch Jan 12, 2019. Individuals must pay their own team fees of $1500. The first $750 must be paid by September 15, 2018, with the remainder due December 15, 2018. Anyone may apply – we always have a need for medical professionals including doctors, nurses, veterinarians, dentists, dental hygienists, optometrists, and pharmacists; however, no medical experience is required! There are also openings for general support for which no prior training is necessary! We always need Spanish-speaking applicants, but there are translators present for those who don’t speak Spanish. Wish to help but don’t like to travel? Here are two ways to do so: WORD OF MOUTH! Almost everyone knows a medical professional or someone who loves to help others and travel! Encourage them to apply. DONATIONS! 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.
Summer Sunday Mornings for Elementary Children
Summer Sunday Mornings for Elementary age children rising 1st – 5th grades at 10 am. On June 17 and 24, the children will meet in the adult choir room on the 2nd floor of Gray Hall for music games and fun with Sarah Little, children’s choir director.
All of these June classes need a parent or parish volunteer assistant. To volunteer, please contact Mary Nell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 601-664-8709. Summer Sunday dates for July are July 8, 15, & 22 with no classes on July 1.
Catechesis Atrium: Summer Sunday Mornings for Pre-K4 and Kindergarten Children
at 10 am - Children meet on the 2nd floor of Gray Hall, Room 203 at 10 am. Summer Sunday dates: June 17, 24, July 8, 15, 22 (no class on July 1).
Children’s Garden Fun
PARISHIONERS OF ALL AGES ARE INVITED TO VISIT THE CHILDREN’S GARDEN ON WEDNESDAY EVENINGS FROM 5:30 TO 6:45 PM – Tomatoes, blueberries, melons and more! Soon there will be zinnias galore! Located on the south side of Gray Hall, the garden may be entered from the playground or from the half circle drive on Oak Ridge.
June 21 – 24, at Gray Center.Cursillo is a worldwide movement of the Christian Church which strives to penetrate and Christianize environments through Christian communities in action. It begins with a three-day Cursillo weekend that provides a living experience – meeting Christ, meeting fellow Christians and experiencing how they live. The Cursillo method described during the weekend provides a means to continue the Christian growth after the weekend. The resulting Christian community is a group of men and women who live the Christian life, linked together in Christ, and are supported in their environment. If you have any questions or want to sign up for the weekend please contact Ray Lewis at 601.940.0037 / email@example.com or visit the website at http://www.cursillo.dioms.org.
St. James at Trustmark Park
Join in the fun on Friday July 13th as Saint James’ heads to Trustmark Park to watch the Mississippi Braves play the Pensacola Blue Wahoos. 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. Plus there will be chances to win Brave Bucks but you must be present to win!!! Tickets are $11 and can be purchased by contacting Ray Lewis at 601-940-0037; firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. James’ School 2018-2019 Registration
Registration for St. James’ parishioners began on Jan 17. 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 Whitney Veazey, 601-941-4296.
Sharing and Caring for June
June’s collection benefits Hope House of Hospitality. In case you are not familiar with this jewel in our Fondren neighborhood, Hope House opened its doors in 1985 to give seriously ill outpatients of Mississippi a fighting chance in their battle against cancer. Without interruption, Hope House has been the “home away form home” for 30 lower income patients every day since then. They are located on the corner of Northside Drive & Manhattan Road.
Cases of Bottled Water;
Plastic, Paper, or Styrofoam Cups, Plates, & Bowls/Plastic Cutlery, Dinner Napkins,Paper Towels, Toilet Paper;
Cleaning Supplies, Clorox Wipes, Lysol Spray, Air Freshener;
Detergent, Bleach, Fabric Softener, etc.;
13 Gallon Trash Bags, Freezer Bags, Aluminum Foil; &
Annual Rummage Sale
Aug 4, 7 am – Noon. Mark your calendars for the St. James’ Rummage Sale! We will begin to take items for the sale on SUNDAY, July 29, at 2 pm, not before. The preview party will be Friday, Aug 3, 6-8 pm. Please contact Suzie Adcock at email@example.com; 601-955-5770, if you have any questions.
Yoga on the Labyrinth ( Or in Oak Ridge Hall if it is too hot outside)
Sundays at 3 pm for about an hour-ish.The class is for all levels (beginner to experienced). Bring a mat and a blanket (if you don’t have a yoga blanket any beach towel will do – it is just for sitting on and padding our knees) and some water; if you want to bring blocks or straps that is fine as well. As this is a sacred space, all are invited to bring something ‘sacred to them’ to place on the Labyrinth. If you have any questions contact Ray at 601-940-0037 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday Evening Youth Group
On Wednesdays, 5 – 6:30 pm, the youth of St. James’ – 6th graders and up – are invited to grab a free meal in Fowler Hall (just sign your name on the youth sign in sheet), and then join our Rector, the Rev. Jamie McElroy, along with Stephen George, Tommy Little and other adult mentors in the Youth Wing. We will eat dinner, take some time for spiritual reflection, play games and then the Rev. Seth Walley will help lead us in a short, sung prayer service. Hope to see all our youth there!
2018 Baptism Dates
Sunday, July 29, St. James the Apostle; Nov 4, All Saints Day. If you are interested in these baptism dates, contact email@example.com.
Shop Kroger & Help our Outreach Programs!
“Whether in Oxford or Starkville or Destin, if you sign up with Kroger and elect St. James’ as your charity, we receive the benefits. AND , it doesn’t affect you grocery or gas prices or points!” 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!
Art for the Soul
Come visit our display in Fowler Hall!
The Order of the Daughters of the King (DOK) is excited with our ministry: Art for the Soul. Each month different artists display their artwork, including paintings, pottery, jewelry and more. This 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 uses its proceeds from Art for the Soul to support outreach ministries. Our featured artists for June are Fran P (wall art) and the Mustard Seed (display case). If you have any questions, special requests, or would like to make a purchase please contact Helen Graham at 601-953-6111 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Knitters & Crocheters
We will gather to knit, crochet, and share stories together on the 2nd Monday of each month from 2-4 pm in the Guild Parlor. Everyone is welcome to join us!