St. James is a welcoming, caring and imperfect community
What does that mean?
It means that no matter who you are, or who you love, where you come from, you’re welcome here. We celebrate diversity of race, economic status, political belief, cultural background, gender identity, and sexual orientation.
It means that at St. James, we express our faith in the Episcopal tradition—meaning that while our services are rooted in ancient liturgical rituals, we are a faithful and progressive community of followers of Jesus that welcomes your questions and doubts.
And it means that sometimes, we mess up. But as a loving community, we strive to recognize each person as a child of God and to love our neighbors as ourselves.
We seek to live into Christ’s teachings to love God and to love our neighbors as ourselves. We do that by:
- Celebrating and sharing God’s love through scripture, music, reflection and communion
- Reaching out and engaging those around us as an active, supportive, collaborative and welcoming neighbor
- Connecting with our greater community through effective communication and compassionate care
- Sharing our treasures of time, talent and space with our neighborhood