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Christmas Catering by our very own Marcus Anderson. Place your order now through December 17:
Christmas Cornbread Dressing @ $10 frozen pan serves 8-10 people
Gravy @ $6 for 16 oz. container
Or get the Package Deal – Dressing with Gravy, Macaroni and Cheese, & Green Bean Casserole @ $50.00
Orders must be picked up by Thursday, December 20 at 4 pm.
A Reception for Ann
Sunday, Dec 23, 10 am, in Fowler Hall. Join us as we honor the Rev. Ann McLemore’s ministry here at St. James’. We will also be collecting a “purse” for Ann. If you desire to make a contribution to Ann’s purse, please return your check made out to St. James’ with “Ann’s purse” on the memo line.
St. James’ Calendars for Sale
The St. James’ Youth are selling beautiful 2019 Calendars featuring photos of our very own parish throughout the year. Great stocking stuffer for you and your family! Only $20 each. Available through Iris Isaacs at firstname.lastname@example.org or text her at 601-201-6478. All proceeds benefit the Youth Ministries at St. James’.
5 pm Sundays at St. James’
The Christmas Pageant – Sunday, Dec 16 at 5 pm, in the Church Plan to support our children by making this part of your Advent preparations for Christmas! Mary and Joseph, shepherds and a host of angels will proclaim Christ born in Bethlehem.
Two Enneagram Workshops
Wednesday, Jan 30 and Thursday, Jan 31, 5:30 – 9 pm both days.
Where: Galloway United Methodist Church
Cost: $50.00 by Dec 31, $25.00 late fee until Jan 15.
Know Your Number with Joey Schewee. Know Your Number is a foundational course and is the first step in working with the Enneagram. This workshop is intended for those who want to discover their Enneagram number or are still unsure about their Enneagram number. Registration closes Jan.15. Drinks and light snacks provided.
Friday, Feb 1, 1 – 6pm and Saturday, Feb 2, 9am – 5pm.
Where: Galloway United Methodist Church
Cost: $125.00 by Dec 31, $25.00 late fee until Jan 15. Registration closes Jan 15.
Care and Transformation with Suzanne Stabile. In this series, Suzanne Stabile teaches that we all have blind spots and struggles that are unique to our Enneagram Number. Before we can be integrated and whole, our needs have to be addressed and our blind spots revealed. For more information contact Lisa Nettles at email@example.com or Mary Jane Duncan at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can find the registration link on the Jackson Enneagram Group’s facebook page.
Sundays at 10 am in the Youth Wing.
Advent is a season of waiting and preparation. Waiting, however, is not always easy to do, especially when we are waiting for something good. But if we try hard enough, we can find joy and hope in waiting. The anticipation improves the sweetness of what is to come. This is certainly the case in our scripture for today. Our reading comes Isaiah, during a time when the prophet is warning the Israelites that if they do not change their ways they will face God’s judgment. Our reading, however, focuses when all may experience the incoming peace of the kingdom of God.
For Isaiah, this is both spiritual and political, preaching hope in a divided world that has precious little hope in it. It is a message of things to come in a world that cannot look past the end of the day. It is a call for joy in a world of despair. It is a call to action. Seeing as we live in a time far past that of Isaiah, what does this passage mean for us? Is there any less a call to preach and live hope, joy, and love in today’s world? These are the questions we can ask ourselves during our time of preparation. Come this Sunday as we talk about joy, both now in the waiting and in the time to come when all is made one in the new life to come.
Youth Study Lock-In
Friday through Saturday Dec 14-15. Lock-in starts at 6 pm Friday. I know the last thing you want to think about is exams, but they will be here before you know it! Do you need a place to study? Do you have final group projects that need last minute touches? Want to simply have a five minute break to complain about school before you hit the books? Then join us for the study lock-in at the church for a quiet, wholesome space where you will be fed, prayed for, and help is available if you need for exams. We will have a strict sleeping time so you can get your rest, but there will also be times for breaks. You can also come and go as you please. Friends are also invited!
Advent Parish Luncheon
Thursday, Dec 13, at 11:30 am. Join us for good food and fellowship as we celebrate together in the joyful expectation of Christmas. RSVP to the church office, 601-982-4880, by Monday, Dec 10. Our entertainment will be Don Messer and the Sixen Vixen. Cost: $10.
Christmas Caroling at St. James’
Thursday, Dec 20, 6 – 7 pm. We will gather in the Youth Wing for hot chocolate as we prepare to head out into the neighborhood. After caroling, we will conclude in the youth wing for refreshments brought by participants. Feel free to bring chips, vegetables and dip or a platter of sandwiches or cookies for the hungry choristers to enjoy! Please bring flashlights or wear reflective gear as it will be dark. Song sheets provided. For more info, contact Mary Nell at email@example.com. Offered by Children and Family Ministries and open to the parish and our Fondren neighbors.
Holiday Service of Healing
Sunday, Dec 23, 5 pm. In remembrance of those we love but see no longer; Holy Communion with laying on of hands & anointing.
Don’t miss out on being part of the St James’ Cookbook!!!
We are still collecting your best, your most delicious, your family favorites, your most out of the ordinary and yes even your grandma’s super secret recipes for a St James’ Cookbook. Grab some sweet tea or a glass of wine and sift through those index cards and family cookbooks and send in your wildest recipes. The deadline for submitting recipes has been extended….so don’t miss out and send in your favorite recipe!!! Iif the dish is gluten free, carb free, vegan etc please make sure to indicate so on your submission. Please submit all recipes in ‘Word’ format and email to Ray Lewis at rjlewis07@hotmail. No email / no computer?? Please leave a copy of the recipe at the Church Office. If you have questions please call or text Ray at 601-940-0037
If you are donating stock to St. James’ and want credit in 2018 for the gift, please call Judy in the church office and let her know, 601-982-4880.
Offering Envelopes / Bank Draft for 2019
If you would like offering envelopes or are interested in a bank draft for your 2019 pledge please call Judy at the church office, 601-982-4880. If you have already ordered envelopes you can find them in the narthex.
If you participated in the Habitat Build go by the church office and pick up your t-shirt. Normal office hours are 8:30 – 4:30 Monday through Thursdays and 9-4 on Fridays.
Yoga on the Labyrinth ( Or in Oak Ridge Hall if the weather doesn’t cooperate)
Classes are 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.
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 EI827. 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. 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 email@example.com.
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!