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Upcoming Events

  • rebuildingtogether
    Saturday, April 26th starting at 8 a.m. The annual Rebuilding Together work day will be held on Saturday, April 26. This year, we will be working on the home of a 93 year old former WWII ammunitions driver and former community organizer, who needs her home painted and several small jobs done. Her home is located in the Excelsior neighborhood on Paris Street, near Mission Street. This is an excellent opportunity for members of St. James to give to our community. Work will begin at 8 a.m. and continue until the job is done, hopefully mid-afternoon. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Sign-up now. Contact Grant Paul or Roger Wickstrom if you have any questions.
  • Listening Circles at St. James Whether you are brand new to St. James or have been here your whole life, you are invited to participate in a season of prayerful listening and honest sharing about the hopes and concerns of our community. We are offering a number of opportunities to gather in small groups, or, if you prefer, to speak with someone one-on-one in response to one of the following questions (whichever one speaks to you): 1. Easter is a season of unmitigated rejoicing. What keeps you up at night? What would help you and your family feel more joyful? 2. Easter is also a time to remember our vulnerability. What do you worry about most for you and your family? 3. The stories of Easter challenge us to invite hospitality, reminding us that we exist only in community. How can our community support you? This will be an opportunity to build relationships, nurture a culture of listening, and deepen our self-understanding as a community. Please sign-up to participate in the Parish Hall. Speak with Pastor John or Ann Rieger-Matthews for more information.
  • nataliebaszile2014
    Thursday, May 1 at 7 p.m. Join us on May 1st when San Francisco author Natalie Baszile will read from and discuss her debut novel, Queen Sugar. "In her heartfelt and beautiful debut novel, Natalie Baszile tells a tale of the South that is as deeply rooted in time and place as it is universal. How do we make sense of family? Loss? The legacies passed down to us? These are the questions that Charley, a young widowed mother, grapples with as she tries to save the sugarcane plantation that is her inheritance and which, unbeknownst to her, holds the answers to both her past and her future."—Ruth Ozeki, author of A Tale for the Time Being
  • greenapplebooks
    Sunday, May 18 at 11:30 a.m. Join us on May 18th when San Francisco author Rebecca Gordon reads from and discusses her new book, Mainstreaming Torture. "We would rather avoid facing the reality of torture. In this book, Gordon shows us that our primary ways of thinking about torture are in fact ways of avoiding the full reality of it. Arguments for and against torture treat it as isolated acts by individuals, but Gordon shows that torture is embedded in a system of social practices with a set of moral habits which are in many ways fostered by society as a whole. This is a well-researched, well-argued, and disturbing book." —William T. Cavanaugh, Professor of Theology, DePaul University