A Day to Give Back
Saturday, September 22, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. This year’s focus is food insecurity. Join us and be part of delivering 10,000 meals to those who need it most. Our partner for this ambitious project is Rise Against Hunger. They are committed to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #2: to end hunger by 2030. Rise Against Hunger provides food and life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable and by creating a global commitment to mobilize critical resources.
The assembly process we will use combines rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables and a flavoring mix including 23 essential vitamins and minerals into small meal packages that store easily, transport quickly, and have a shelf-life of two years. These meal packages will be shipped around the world to support school feeding programs and crisis relief. With your help, we can package 10,000 meals in under 2 hours!
Registration begins at 9am, and breakfast will be provided. Then it is time to get to work, packaging food for others and learning about food insecurity both at home and abroad. Spread the word! Invite your friends and neighbors to join us for this day to give back! Register at this link: http://events.stophungernow.org/StJamesBirmingham2018
Sunday, September 23 at 9:05 a.m. in the Lounge. We will begin discussing The Heart of Christianity, which examines what is central to the Christian life. Books are on sale now; see Fr. Josh.
Sunday, September 23. CROP Hunger Walks help to support grassroots development efforts around the world and hunger-fighting programs in our own community. Monies raised help to provide food and water, and resources that empower people to meet their own needs. To support St. James’ walkers, please visit https://www.crophungerwalk.org/birminghammi/stjames
Sunday, September 23, 12:00-2:00 p.m. in the Lounge. Please join us for lively conversations as we read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone accompanied by the Harry Potter and the Sacred Text podcasts. We will discuss the first chapter and podcast at our first meeting, and continue the book and podcasts throughout the fall: October 21, November 18, and December 16. For more information, contact Pam Landgraf.
5th Sunday Outreach
Sunday, September 30 after the 10:00 a.m. service.
Blessing of the Animals
Sunday, October 7 at 3:00 p.m. Bring your pet or service animal to church! In the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi (whose feast is October 4), our animal companions will receive a special blessing on the front steps of the church. All of God’s creatures are welcome! Pets, please bring your humans too! This is a perfect event to invite your friends and neighbors to bring their animals as well. Please note time change from previous years.