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ACTIVITY CALENDAR


JANUARY
2 – Centering Prayer
8 - Bible Study at Elwyn with Harmony Hall in Media
     Food Pantry
8 – Sam’s Kitchen/Life Center
11 – Winter Retreat: “Finding the Presence of God in Silence”
12 – Raising White Kids in a Racially Unjust America
13 – Book Club
14 – Pet Therapy Reading
15 – Pet Therapy Harmony Hall
16 – Centering Prayer
19 – White Fragility
20 – Dorcas Yarn Ministry
21 – Pet Therapy Reading
22 – Food Pantry
26 – New to St. James Gathering
30 – Centering Prayer
 
FEBRUARY
5 - Bible Study at Elwyn with Harmony Hall in Media
     Food Pantry
6 – Centering Prayer
10 – Book Club
11 – Pet Therapy Reading
12 – Food Pantry
17 – Dorcas Yarn Ministry
18 – Pet Therapy Reading
19 – Pet Therapy Harmony Hall
20 – Centering Prayer
25 – Developing Spiritual Habits of Purpose

MARCH
1 – New to St. James Gathering
3 – Developing Spiritual Habits of Purpose
4 – Bible Study at Elwyn with Harmony Hall in Media
      Food Pantry
5 – Centering Prayer
9 – Book Club
10 – Developing Spiritual Habits of Purpose

        Pet Therapy Reading
11 – Sam’s Kitchen/Life Center
        Food Pantry
16 – Dorcas Yarn Ministry
17 – Developing Spiritual Habits of Purpose
        Pet Therapy Reading
18 – Pet Therapy Harmony Hall
19 – Centering Prayer         
25 – Food Pantry


APRIL
1 - Bible Study at Elwyn with Harmony Hall in Media
     Food Pantry
2 – Centering Prayer
8 – Food Pantry
13 – Book Club
14 – Pet Therapy Reading
15 – Pet Therapy Harmony Hall
16 – Centering Prayer
20 – Dorcas Yarn Ministry
21 – Pet Therapy Reading
22 – Food Pantry
30 – Centering Prayer


MAY
6 – Food Pantry
7 – Centering Prayer
11 – Book Club
13 – Sam’s Kitchen/Life Center
18 – Dorcas Yarn Ministry
21 – Centering Prayer​

JUNE
3 – Food Pantry
4 – Centering Prayer
8 – Book Club
18 - Centering Prayer

DESCRIPTIONS


ADULT MISSION TRIP: PUERTO RICO   March 7 -14
Adult trip for those who want to provide disaster relief after hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017.  If interested, contact Cheryl Haley at Cmhaley57@comcast.net.

ALTERNATIVE GIFT MARKET   Sundays, December 1 and 8
Want to know what to give someone who seems to have everything or doesn’t want a “present” this Christmas?  We have some ideas for you at the Alternative Gift Market.  There will be four organizations/causes (local, United States, International, St. James) you can give to in someone’s name.  We will provide you with a gift card to give to them which will tell them what work the organization is able to do, because of your gift in their name.

BIBLE STUDY
Harmony Hall at Elwyn (Media)  First Wednesday of each month (9:30-10:30 AM)
Each month we will be exploring what we must cultivate and let go, if we are to live wholeheartedly.


BOOK CLUB  Second Monday of each month (7:00-8:00 PM)

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA   Saturday, December 7 (9:00-11:30 AM )
Fun for all ages!  Proceeds benefit 2020 Adult Mission Trip to Puerto Rico.  Let Cheryl Haley know if you would like to assist, Cmhaley57@comcast.net

CENTERING PRAYER  1st, 3rd, and 5th Thursdays of each month
Jan. 2,16,30, Feb. 6,20, March 5,19, April 2,16,30, May 7,21, June 4,18 (7:00-8:30 PM)
Whether you have been a practitioner of centering prayer or not, you will feel at home with those who meet to share their experiences with centering prayer, encourage one another in this spiritual practice, and do centering prayer together.  How to do centering prayer instruction (easy to learn) is given at each meeting, as needed. 

DORCAS YARN MINISTRY   Third Mondays of each month 7:00 PM
Sept 16, Oct 21, Nov 18, Dec 16, Jan 20, Feb 17, Mar16, Apr 20, May 18
Meet with others to crochet, knit prayers shawls and scarves which will be given to those who are ill, grieving or have a new baby.  Coordinators: Connie George, connie@cgta.com and Joanne Morris, morrisjoanne16@gmail.com.

Activity Calendar directly below.  

Activity Descriptions below to the left.

FOOD PANTRY  1st and 2nd Wednesdays (9:00-11:00 AM)
Sept. 4, 11, Oct. 2, 9, Nov. 6, 13, Dec. 4, 11, Jan. 8, Feb. 5, 12, March 4, 11, April 1, 8
4th Wednesday (6:00-7:00 PM) Sept. 25, Oct. 23, Nov. 27, Jan. 22, March 25, April 22
St. James feeds 20-25 families per month via our food pantry.  Ways you can help include:  bring food on the first Sunday of every month, pack bags for food pantry participants, volunteer to work at the pantry (1st and 2nd Wednesday of each month (9-11 AM), and the fourth Wednesday of the month (6-7 PM).  If interested contact Lynne Major, mailto:lamajor1@comcast.net.

HARMONY HALL QUARTERLY GATHERINGS
Monday, September 23 (10:00-11:00 AM) - “Re-enactments” with Dave and Joanne Morris
December – Christmas Party, date to be announced
March – to be announced

LENT SERIES: DEVELOPING SPIRITUAL HABITS OF PURPOSE
Tuesdays, Feb 25, Mar 3,10,17 (8:00-9:00 PM) via Conference Call.  To participate, call 604-475-3220 and put in participant number “650222#” when requested.
Each week we will discuss the daily and weekly habit for the upcoming week and share with one another how our daily and weekly habit experience was from the previous week as outlined in The Common Rule by Justin Whitmel Earley. Join us in transforming from frazzled days into lives of love for God and neighbor.
Habit 1 – Daily: Kneeling Prayer at Morning, Midday, and Bedtime
                Weekly: One Hour of Conversation with a Friend
Habit 2 – Daily: One Meal with Others
                Weekly: Curate Media to Four Hours
Habit 3 – Daily: One Hour with Phone Off
                Weekly: Fast from Something for Twenty-Four Hours
Habit 4 – Daily: Scripture Before Phone
                Weekly: Sabbath

NEW TO ST. JAMES GATHERING Sept 29, Nov 10,  Jan 26, Mar 1 (9:00-10:00AM)
Those who have become members or started attending St. James over the last year or so will meet four times throughout the academic year to get to know each other better, be introduced to a spiritual practice that can help us grow in faith and learn about one of the outreach or missions of St. James.

PET THERAPY
As a program and training site for PAWS for People we offer both visitation with a pet therapy dog to those with mental health issues and a reading program for ages 5 through 6th grade in which children read to a certified pet therapy dog.  If interested in assisting with the programs, contact Pastor Lynn, lplampman@comcast.net.
Reading – 2nd Tuesday of each month (4:30-5:30 PM) Jan. 14, Feb. 11, Mar 10, Apr 14,
               – 3rd Tuesday of each month (6:30-7:30 PM) Jan. 21,Feb. 18, Mar 17, April 21
Harmony Hall  - 3rd Wednesday of each month (2:30-3:30 PM) September - April
Jan.15, Feb.19, Mar,18, Apr. 15


RAISING WHITE KIDS  Sunday, January 12 (9:00-10:00 AM)
We will gather to hear a summary and have a discussion of the book, Raising White Kids in a Racially Unjust America by Jennifer Harvey, which explores how parents of white children should navigate the topic of race in the United States.

RETREATS
(Winter): “Finding the Presence of God in Silence”
Saturday, January 11 (10:00 AM – 1:00 PM)
Come and join us for the chance to enjoy silence, find time for reflection, and experience the presence of God.  Whether you have attended a silent retreat before or not, we will be sure to usher you in gently and God will be sure to make it worth your effort.      Experience a significant way to deepen your faith and enliven your spiritual growth.  Registration is required by January 5.  Please contact Pastor Lynn at 610.733.1502 (text) or lplampman@comcast.net (email), if you plan to attend.

SAM’S KITCHEN/LIFE CENTER  2nd Wednesday every other month
4:30 PM Cooking,  6:00 PM Serving
Jan. 8, March 11, May 13
This is an opportunity to help cook or serve a meal for homeless men, women and children at the Life Center (63rd and Market Streets, Upper Darby) and low-income people from the neighborhood.  If interested in cooking and/or serving, please contact Ed Hart, hartedwardm@gmail.com

WHITE FRAGILITY  Sunday, January, 19 (9:00-10:00 AM)
We will gather to hear a summary and have a discussion of the book, White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism 

GROWING IN FAITH

AND JOINING TOGETHER IN SERVICE

January 2020 - June 2020

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