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Blessing of the Animals

September 20, 2023

On Saturday, October 7 at 10 a.m. St. James will hold the annual Blessing of the Animals to mark the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi. Bring your animals and join us on the plaza at 65 E. Huron for blessings, treats, and fellowship with our neighbors.
We hope to see you, and your beloved animals, October 7.
Author: Jocelyn Colao

Welcome Sundae Sunday!

September 06, 2023

Join us this Sunday, September 10 as we kick off the 2023-24 program year.

At the 9 a.m. service we welcome back the choristers. Please join us after the 9 a.m. service for Sundae Sunday, and to find out more information and/or to register your child(ren) for Songs & Stories (age 0-3), Sunday School (PreK-5th grade), and Youth Group (6th-12th grade). All 3 of these programs meet after the 9 a.m. service, with Songs & Stories meeting from 10-10:30 a.m., and Sunday School and Youth Group meeting from 10-11 a.m.

If you are unable to make it to the event, but still want to find out information and/or register your kids for one of the above programs, please email Briana Calhoun at

At the 11 a.m. service we welcome back the full choir. We hope you will join us for coffee hour after the service to say hello!

Author: Jocelyn Colao

Wednesday Night Formation Returns: Mental Health First Aid Training

August 30, 2023

Just like CPR/First Aid training, Mental Health First Aid training teaches us how we can help our families, friends, and neighbors experiencing a moment of crisis. The Rev. Canon Steven Balke, a certified Mental Health First Aid trainer, will be teaching:

  • How to recognize the signs of a mental health crisis,
  • When to be present for someone in a moment of need,
  • What resources are available to help,
  • Ways we can offer support for our families, students, church members, co-workers, and more.

The training will be in 4 one-hour sessions on Wednesday evenings, September 13, 20, 27, and October 4:

5:45 Simplified Evensong led by Choristers

6:00 Supper together with Choristers and families 

6:30 Training

7:30 Depart 

These sessions are free-of-charge and open to everyone. RSVPs are not required but helpful as we prepare our meal count. 

Please contact Steven if you would like to learn more.

Author: Jocelyn Colao