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Volunteer needed for college student care packages

Volunteer needed for college student care packages 150 150 St. James Episcopal Church

We send care packages to our college students twice a year with an assortment of fun or useful items along with notes from parishioners. Parishioner Barb Taber has prepared the packages for awhile and is ready for someone else to take it on. Packages are sent in late March or early April. It doesn’t take much time, but it means a lot to our students. Barb will assist a new person this spring.

Order your Easter plants now

Order your Easter plants now 150 150 St. James Episcopal Church

Choose from lilies ($11.75), assorted tulips ($10.90), pink azaleas ($16.75), blue hydrangeas ($16.75) and daffodils ($10.90). Please complete an order form (found in bulletin or contact the office) and return to the church office, along with your payment. You may email your form to admin@stjamescincy.org. Checks are payable to St. James (with Easter flowers in the memo line). You may also pay online. Deadline to order is March 14.

Women’s Lenten Retreat March 7

Women’s Lenten Retreat March 7 150 150 St. James Episcopal Church

Need time for stillness and reflection this Lenten season? Natasha Burrowes, MATS, will guide us through meditation, reflection, and prayer to contemplate our connection with God and one another. We’ll have a simple meal at 6 p.m. Mary Bayer is coordinating the meal. The retreat will be from 7-8:30 p.m. A sign-up sheet and a place to offer to assist with the meal will be posted on the kitchen door.

Galentine’s Event

Galentine’s Event 150 150 St. James Episcopal Church

The Women of St James are planning a Galentine* Event on Thursday, February 22, at 7:00 p.m. at Somm Wine Bar at 3105 Price Avenue. We will gather to support and reconnect with each other as well as to support other women. We will be gathering menstrual supplies for women who may have struggles to get these, specifically, pads, tampons, pantyliners, period underwear and menstrual cups. We will distribute these to My Neighbor’s Place and Cincinnati Urban Promise. You can bring your items to our Galentine Event or leave them in a box in the Narthex. 

*Galentine Events are typically female occasions of mutual empowerment . . . a reminder for women to support and uplift one another. Sign up or get more information by contacting Nancy Jacob  nancyjacob@icloud.com or Carla Wissel jcwissel@gmail.com

Ash Wednesday and Lent survey

Ash Wednesday and Lent survey 150 150 St. James Episcopal Church

Shrove Tuesday pancake supper Feb. 13

Please click on this link to go to a short Google form survey on your preferences for our Ash Wednesday service and on what will assist you in your travels through Lent. Paper copies of the survey will also be available on Sunday.

We will be having a Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper again on Tues., February 13! If you’re willing to help with preparations, cooking, or clean-up, contact Eugene Jacob at EugeneJacob@icloud.com.

Bishop’s Consecration Feb. 17

Bishop’s Consecration Feb. 17 150 150 St. James Episcopal Church

The Rev. Canon Kristin Uffelman White will be consecrated as the 10th Bishop of Southern Ohio on Saturday, February 17, at 11 a.m. at the Columbus Convention Center. Everyone is invited to come in person or to watch the livestream. It’s a service filled with lots of pomp and pageantry: lots of bishops, all the clergy processing, people from all over the Episcopal Church gathering with us to celebrate. It’s worth making the effort to be there. Learn more at https://diosohio.org/the-ordination-of-bishop-elect-kristin-uffelman-white/

A Case for Love

A Case for Love 150 150 St. James Episcopal Church

A Case for Love, a feature-length documentary inspired by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s message of love, will premiere in theaters nationwide on Jan. 23. The film, which includes interviews with Curry and other public figures, as well as individual stories and more, was produced by Episcopalian-led Grace-Based Films. 

The film will be shown at the Cinemark Western Hills 14 at 4 and 4 p.m.

Donations for My Neighbor’s Place

Donations for My Neighbor’s Place 150 150 St. James Episcopal Church

We’re supporting My Neighbor’s Place by donating new socks and underwear for children and adults through January. You can place your donations in the marked box in the narthex. Donations of clothing and small household items can be taken to Westwood United Methodist Church during the week.

If you want to learn more about volunteer opportunities at MNP, talk to Carla Wissel, Sheila Krieger, or Mary Carson. Mary and Carla both serve on the MNP Board.

Annual Meeting February 25

Annual Meeting February 25 150 150 St. James Episcopal Church

The Annual Meeting of the congregation of St. James will be held Sunday, February 25 after the 10 a.m. service. At the meeting we will elect parishioners to serve in various capacities, hear reports on the financial state of the parish and other aspects of parish life, and give thanks for parishioners who have served in significant ways in the last year.

We will elect Senior and Junior Wardens, two Vestry members, four delegates and two alternates for Diocesan Convention, and one trustee to oversee St. James’ endowments. Wardens are required by the bylaws to have served on Vestry. Other positions are open to anyone who faithfully attends and contributes to parish life.

Contact one of our current Wardens, John Murray (jkmurray312@gmail.com) or Walt Dewar (waltdewar32@gmail.com) if you are willing to be nominated for any of these positions.

Giving Project abundance continues

Giving Project abundance continues 150 150 St. James Episcopal Church

The Giving Project Team is thrilled to announce that we now have a record total for pledges. As of this week, we now have $159,084 committed form 50 households. Of those, 7 are new and 27 are increases. Nearly $8,000 of the $10,264 in the increase from 2023 is from new pledges. Can we make it to $160,000?

You can still submit a pledge commitment online or complete a form at St. James. You can also change your commitment anytime by contacting Paul Schneider, our Treasurer.

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