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2017 Summer Exhibition


The 2017 Summer Exhibition and Sale of the St. James Artists Guild will be open July 1-31, 2017.

Patron Information:

St. James Episcopal Church in Baton Rouge will present an exhibition of art created by members of the St. James Artists Guild, in the Parish Hall parlor. The work of these professional artists will be on exhibit throughout of July.

The exhibition will be open every Sunday in July, immediately before and following church services, as well as each Wednesday evening before and after our Summer Sounds at St. James concert series. The exhibition may also be viewed during church office hours (M-Th 8:00-4:00; Fri. 8:00-noon), or by special arrangement made through the church office. The Summer Exhibition has developed a following over its eight-year run.

In addition to pieces by the St. James Artists Guild, space is reserved for pieces by the art students at The One Stop Homeless Center who are being taught by parishioners Elizabeth Whitley and Warren Green. Mostly untrained, the works by these students have proven to be insightful and enjoyable creations.


Artist Information:

Practicing artists with a parishioner/friend relationship with St. James Episcopal Church are invited to apply for space at the exhibition. Contact Nancy Jo Poirrier by June 1 if you would like to exhibit.

  • Painters and potters may exhibit up to three original works at a time.
  • If you sell a work and want to replace it, you may do so. Do not leave a blank space at any time.
  • Jewelry and very small crafts may exhibit more in up to three jewelry cases.
  • All artists must provide easel, stand, case for exhibition.
  • Works can be for show only or for show and sale.

The exhibition will be set up on Friday, June 30 between 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. in the Parish Hall parlor.




May 2017 Parish Meeting


Take me right to the video.

Agenda (downloadable, here) of May 7, 2017 Parish Update Presentation:

  1. Welcome
  2. New rector search process
  3. Music program update (26:08)
  4. The Love of Christ Always report (32:20)
  5. The Campus Plan (as developed by CPEX) (36:10)
  6. Reorganization of the Vestry (56:40)


  • The search committee should be formed by the June vestry meeting, although the search process may take another year, through the issue of a call to a new rector. (The 2002 Parish Profile is here; the 1994 Parish Profile is here.)
  • Vestry meetings may be moving back one week so that financial reports are received and books balanced before the Finance Committee and vestry meetings.
  • The vestry has made personnel decisions based on need and finances.
  • Randy East and Jason Hubbard are leaving their posts, effective after the May 21 worship services. Read more, here. Eric Johnson, Director of the St. James Treble Choir, and Sara Bray, Director of the Cherub Choir, have been hired as interim co-directors of the St. James Choir. Joe+ is researching and considering the need and possibilities of a full-time music director for St. James.
  • The Love of Christ Always active campaign has concluded (though your check and/or pledge will still be accepted!) with pledges or checks in hand totaling $2,193,005, and the contract with Durable Slate has been signed and they are pursuing necessary permits to begin scaffolding this summer.
  • Bids are being pursued to demolish Killgore Hall and use the area as parking until such time as a campaign for a building as envisioned in the Campus Plan is put into consideration. In its current configuration, the challenges of security, control, and efficient usage of space are requiring time, effort, commitment of church and Day School personnel, as well as practical expenses (utilities, etc.) in excess of its benefits.
  • Joe+ is developing a plan for the vestry with four main areas of involvement so the communication and reporting to and from the vestry is better maintained.




Hannah’s Highlights

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