God's and Our Vision: New Adventures (2017-2020)
St. James will be offering
new initiatives, activities, events and programs for:
people with cancer,
families affected by addiction,
those who will benefit from pet therapy,
and the LGBT community.
Love 301: God, Others, Yourself
May 26 - September 15
As an inclusive community of love and support,
St. James United Church of Christ is a spiritual home for all people
to grow in faith and come together in service.
Many of us have taken “Love: 101” and maybe we have even learned the lessons of “Love: 201”. And yet the curriculum of love does not stop there. In this series “Love 301: God, Others, Yourself” we will be going to heart of the matter on what it really means to love, especially when it is hard to love. Over the summer and into the early fall we will explore what it means to love God, others and yourself even deeper. Each week we will hear what love looks like and how we may incorporate into our own lives. Come join us for this exciting adventure of learning and practice.
May 26 - Love 301 “Not Of This Fold” (sermon)
June 2 - Love 301: "The Evolution of God” (Holy Communion) (sermon)
June 9 - Love 301: “One Language, Many Languages” (Pentecost) (sermon)
June 16 - Love 301 “The Starting and Ending Numbers”
June 23 - Love 301 “Being Childish No Longer: Growing Up and Letting Go of Childhood Fears”
June 30 - Love 301 “Wholehearted: Cultivating Authenticity and Letting Go of What Other People Think of You”
July 7- Love 301: ”Wholehearted: Cultivating Self- Compassion and Letting Go of Perfectionism" (Holy Communion)
July 14 - Love 301: “Wholehearted: Cultivating A Resilient Spirit and Letting Go of Numbing and Powerlessness"
July 21 - Love 301: “Wholehearted: Cultivating Gratitude and Joy and Letting Go of Scarcity and Fear of the Dark"
July 28 - Love 301: “Wholehearted: Cultivating Intuition and Trusting Faith: Letting Go of the Need for Creativity"
August 4 - Love 301: “Wholehearted: Cultivating Creativity and Letting Go of Comparison" (Holy Communion)
August 11 - Love 301: ": Cultivating Play and Rest and Letting Go of Exhaustion as a Status Symbol and Productivity as Self-Worth"
August 18 - Love 301: "Wholehearted: Cultivating Calm and Still and Letting Go of Anxiety as a Lifestyle"
August 25 - Love 301: "Wholehearted: Cultivating Meaningful Work and Letting Go of Self-Doubt" and “Supposed To”
Sept. 1 - Love 301: "Wholehearted: Cultivating Laughter, Song and Dance and Letting Go of Being Cool and “Always in Control” (Holy Communion)
Sept. 8 - Love 301: “Being Mouthy”
Sept. 15 – Love 301: “Unfriending and Drawing Near”
In February 2014, the congregation at St. James voted unanimously to become an Open and Affirming Congregation. The St. James ONA Statement begins:
The people of St. James United Church of Christ in Havertown, Pennsylvania, affirm our belief that every person has dignity and worth and is a beloved child of God..... We welcome all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals and condemn all acts of violence and discrimination against people because of their sexual orientation or gender identification... (click here to read our entire statement)
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Nursery Care During Worship
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