Current Worship Series:
Sundays, December 2 - 30, 2018
"Angels Among Us"
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)
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.
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.
The angels that appear in the story of Jesus’ brith would have been very comfortable in our world of tweets and hashtags. Their message were often short and to the point - their favorite line being #DoNotBeAfraid. As we look at the stories of these winged messengers to Zechariah, Mary, Joseph, and the Shepherds and their reactions to them we will contemplate what messages we can offer that will counteract a culture of fear and bring #morehope, #morepeace, #morejoy, and #morelove to the world.
December 2 - “Make Ready Your People: #MoreHope” (Luke 1:5-25, 57-80), Holy Communion Click for Sermon
December 9 - “Nothing Is Impossible: #MorePeace” (Luke 1:26-56) Baptism
Click for Sermon
December 16 - “Do Not Be Afraid: #MoreJoy” (Matthew 1:18-25) Sunday School Christmas Pageant, Ordination and installation
December 23 - “There Will Be a Sign: #MoreLove”(Luke 2:1-20) Ordination and Installation of Elders and Deacons
December 24 - Flying in the Face of Fear: #DoNotBeAfriad” (Matthew 2:1-23)
December 30 - “Get Up and Go” #MoreLife”, Baptism (Matthew 2:1-23)
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