You are invited to the following
special events at James and Andrew this June.
June 5 at 10 a.m.
Pentecost & Spring Festival Sunday
At this special worship service we will welcome newcomers and celebrate the church's birthday with a special liturgy. Following worship we will enjoy Coffee & Conversation on the lawn. To view our livestream, visit: www.saintsjamesandandrew.org
June 11 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Community Labyrinth Weeding Party
Once a year the weeds around the bricks need to be pulled out by hand. The time has come for that project. There will be people on hand to guide the work in hopes that many hands will make the work go quickly. The Saints James and Andrew Youth Group will be there. Please come for as much of the time as you can. Bring weeding tools, gloves and a sunhat.
June 11 at 11:30 a.m.
Cheer & Welcome Franklin County Pride
At 12 p.m. the Franklin County Pride March runs down Federal Street right past the church and in the past few years, parish members and friends have gathered in front of the church during the parade to show our love and support. It's easy to participate, simply show up on Saturday, June 11 at around 11:30 am so we can get organized. You can make or bring signs to post or hold. We will have a few to share. If you want to do anything special like play music, you are welcome.
June 13 from 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Gardening & Potluck
Over the next few months, we will be gathering on the following Monday evenings: June 13, June 27, July 11, August 15, August 22. We will garden from 5:30pm - 6:30pm, and then we will enjoy a potluck dinner from 6:30pm - 7:00pm. Jason will bring a "Quiche de jour", and you are welcomed to bring a dish to share. We have several gardening tools in our shed, so no need to bring your own tools, unless you would like to.
June 19 at 10 a.m.
Service of Juneteenth Commemoration
Our liturgy will include special prayer and reflection as we celebrate with African Americans, lament our participation in systems that oppress, and recommit ourselves to racial justice in our time. Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. This was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, which had become official January 1, 1863. The occasion has been marked for celebration in Texas since that date, but has gained national popularity and momentum, in recent years, as an opportunity to celebrate the end of legal enslavement. It was instituted as a federal holiday in 2021.
June 26 at 10 a.m.
Teaching Sermon Series
The next installment in our monthly teaching sermon series will be confession and healing. If you are curious about the ritual of confession or laying on of hands, please join us. For more information on our teaching series, or to view the livestream visit: www.saintsjamesandandrew.org/teaching-sermons
Ringing for Remembrance
On the last Sunday of every month for this new initiative, which we see as one small step in responding to the public health crisis of gun violence. On the last Sunday of the month, our worship will begin at 10 a.m. with the clergy sharing the number of people who have died from gun violence in the last month. The congregation will then remember, grieve, and pray as the church bell is rung in remembrance of all who have died. Our data is collected from the Gun Violence Archive. We invite other congregations to join in this initiative, and ring your bells with us.
June 27 from 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Gardening & Potluck
Over the next few months, we will be gathering on the following Monday evenings: June 27, July 11, August 15, August 22. We will garden from 5:30pm - 6:30pm, and then we will enjoy a potluck dinner from 6:30pm - 7:00pm. Jason will bring a "Quiche de jour", and you are welcomed to bring a dish to share. We have several gardening tools in our shed, so no need to bring your own tools, unless you would like to.