Thursday, September 29, 2011

Backpack Project

St. James is currently collecting food for local school children who go hungry on the weekends. We are filling backpacks with individually wrapped items including microwaveable cups of mac & cheese, microwaveable Chef-Boyardee items, individually wrapped grits, oatmeal, and cereal packets, boxed juices, granola bars, packs of crackers, pop-tarts, fruit cups, applesauce cups, and pudding cups. If you can help, please leave your donations at the office during office hours or on Sundays in the labeled container located in the Narthex.  Thanks for your help!

Zumba and Yoga

Weekly Zumba classes and yoga classes are beginning on October 11 and 12 in the Fellowship hall. On            Tuesdays, Zumba will be at 6:30PM with Yoga at 7:30PM. On Wednesdays, Zumba will be at 6PM, and Yoga will be at 5PM. The cost for these is $2 per class, and if you take both, it is still just $2. Please bring exact change with you.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Ring Those Bells

All kids of the church ages 5th grade and under are invited to join our God Rockz Handbell Choir beginning next month. We will meet as usual for God Rockz on Thursdays, October 6 and 20, from 6-7PM, beginning with a meal. We are looking forward to being able to perform for the congregation sometime during Advent. God Rockz will also have another fun Saturday event in October, so keep your eyes peeled for more details to come!

St. Francis Day Pet Blessing

Round up your dogs, cats, birds, or other animals, and bring them to St. James at 7PM on St. Francis Day, Tuesday, October 4. At our brief evening service on the front lawn, we will celebrate and pray for God’s blessing upon all of those creatures great and small who are a much loved part 
of our homes and our lives.

Sunday School Rally Day!!

St. James had a very exciting Sunday School Rally this year on Sunday, September 11!
Everyone enjoyed good food, fellowship, games, and fun!  

The Winners of the Parents vs Kids trivia game, the kids, of course!

Fellowship and great times!

Good ole game of checkers!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Carolina/Clemson Food Drive


The Social Ministry Committee is hosting a Carolina/Clemson Food Drive/Pet Food Drive during October and November.  The competition is on!!!  Let's see who gets the win...Carolina or Clemson.  There will be a Carolina Bucket and a Clemson Bucket in the Narthex for all of  your donations.  We will keep a weekly total.  So, look in the bulletin to see who is winning.  We will announce the winning team on November 20th.  GOOD LUCK!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Flu Shot Clinic - September 23

It’s time to start thinking about yearly flu shots! The Social Ministry Committee has contracted with CVS Pharmacy to provide flu shots here at St. James on Friday, September 23, from 5:30-7:30PM. Those with Medicare and Tricare receive free vaccinations, and all others will be charged $29.99.

Sunday Matinee

The Family Life Committee is sponsoring a church social on Sunday, September 18, at 4PM. We will be watching a video compilation of some of our former Above and Beyond events and enjoying popcorn and drinks together. Please bring your favorite movie candy to enjoy! It’s bound to be a rip roaring good time!