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Mama Kay Was a Survivor: Celebration of the Life of Kay Hoffman 7/31/21

Mama Kay was a survivor. As the family and remembered Kay together, one refrain I heard was something I already knew: Kay was a survivor. We know when we call someone a ‘survivor’ that they’ve been through some hard times. By the time we get to be a certain age, we’ve...

Poverty, Planet, Peace: Ninth Sunday after Pentecost 7/25/21

Many of you know that I lived in Hawaii before I went to seminary. I was raised a Presbyterian in Oklahoma. I came to the Episcopal Church as an adult, it was at Epiphany Church in Honolulu. When I began attending, I heard the prayer that says: “… galaxies, suns, the...

What Can You Do for God?: Eighth Sunday after Pentecost 7/18/21

The theme that struck me when reading about Jesus and the disciples for today is how humans are disposed to be self-impressed and how easily we forget the central role of God in our lives. The Sunday before last Mark told the story of Jesus at home in his hometown and...

A Treasure Trove of Lists of Resources

Listed here are links to terrific lists of resources: books, articles, literature, PDFs, YouTube videos, TedTalks, podcasts, films, etc. The Episcopal Church Becoming Beloved Community – https://episcopalchurch.org/racial-reconciliation Resources...

Recommended Reading For Racial Justice

** Books for congregational book discussion *Available for loan from the St. James Library RECOMMENDED READING FOR RACIAL JUSTICE *White Rage – Paperback – September 5, 2017 – by Carol Anderson I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou – 1969 *The Fire Next...

The Racial Justice Lending Library

These books are available for loan to St. James parishioners. ** Books for congregational book discussion *Available for loan from the St. James Library   THE RACIAL JUSTICE LENDING LIBRARY These books are available for loan to St. James parishioners. *White...

Congregational Book Read

The Congregational Book Read will begin a new video series on May 13. We will watch “The Black Church: This is Our Story, This is Our Song” by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. It is a moving series tracing the 400-year-old story of the Black Church in America and explores its...

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