Santa to a Senior directs gifts to the elderly, living alone, who are likely to not receive presents over Christmas, through the Volunteers of America. Each ornament representing a gift to a senior will have the requested gifts listed on the reverse of the ornament.
The Salvation Army has identified children in need you can help enjoy Christmas by being a Santa to a Youngster. Please tear off the card with its tab from the ornament. A description of your recipient is provided to help you shop for your gift.
Thanks to all our 2017 Angel Tree participants! Because of your generosity, over 70 youngsters and dozens of seniors received expressions of care this Christmas season. Special thanks to Betsy Harper, our 2017 Angel Tree Archangel!
God is leading St. James in a new thing, and you're invited to learn about opportunities where God is calling you to get involved - it could be by assisting with worship services, by caring fro church property or gardens, reaching out to others in outreach or education opportunities, or sharing your knowledge and enthusiasm in leadership or fellowship.
Did you know that, any given Sunday, St. James has up to 65 parishioners assisting with our Sunday services? During the week, St. James parishioners greet visitors to the Ministries Center, distribute We Care bags, organize and run our Food Pantry, attend Bible studies, and mentor fellwoshop groups. We pray, we cook Gumbo, we grill burgers, we discuss, we deliver meals to our fellow parishioners in tmes of happiness and sadness, we deliver the Eucharist to the homebound, and we feed the less fortunate.
The St. James Artists Guild is open to all practicing artists in the St. James family. Twice a year, month-long exhibitions of works are held in the Parish Hall parlor (generally, in July and November) and professional works are displayed in a stunning arrangement displaying the artistic talents of the parish. Some pieces are offered for sale at the exhibitions, but "NFS" pieces are also exhibited. Both exhibitions have developed sustained followings through their eight-year runs. Contact Nancy Jo Poirrier for more information about the Guild.
One Stop Artists Guild is comprised of art students taught at the One Stop Homeless Services Center, a facility of the Capital Area Alliance for the Homeless, by St. James parishioners Elizabeth Whitley and Warren Green. Elizabeth and Warren have helped direct the efforts of several students with profound talent who create insightful and enjoyable works of art.
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 the month.
The exhibition will be open every Sunday, immediately before and following church services, (as well as evenings the Parish Hall may be open for other events). 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.
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 if you would like to exhibit.
Compassionate God, source of all comfort,
We pray for those whose lives have been devastated by rain and flood. Bring them comfort, we pray. Protect the vulnerable. Strengthen the weak. Have mercy on all those working to rescue the stranded and feed the hungry. And may our response to their suffering be generous and such as would bring you praise.