Friday, July 31, 2009

Youth Gathering, 2009

On July 22nd-26th, 4 of our high school youth from St. James joined 37,000 other ELCA youth and adults for the 2009 ELCA Youth Gathering in New Orleans. What a faith growing and expanding experience! Based on Philippians 2:1-8, this year's ELCA Youth Gathering was a servant school. At the center of the program was a deepening awareness of God’s call to servanthood and a deepening of basic Christian practices by which we live out our baptismal calling to servanthood in day to day life. Our youth went out in Jesus' name to serve the people of New Orleans and had an awesome time together! We look forward to hearing their stories of servanthood in Christ's name in the upcoming weeks and can't wait to see how they will go out as Christ's servants this year in Lexington, SC.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Reaching Out

The people at St. James have been busy this summer helping others who are less fortunate. During the month of July, we took a Saturday morning to pay for people at the local laundromats to have their clothes washed and dried. We also collected snacks, games, soap, and other needed items to ship to soldiers overseas. Then, this past Sunday, the kids at our church put together birthday kits with cake mixes, icing, and goodies for members of the community who come to receive food at our Harvest Hope Mobile Food Pantry once a month. What a great time we're having as we shine Christ's light into the world around us!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Set Hike!

Click here to catch a news clip of St. James' own flag football team having fun as they played against some students from Gilbert High School last weekend: