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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...

Additional Resources

Presented here is a list of single resources to help you begin an education about anti-racism and racial justice. VIDEO/FILM Presiding Bishop Curry’s Word to the Church: When the Cameras are Gone, We Will Still Be Here...

Beginning Historical Groundwork

BEGINNING HISTORICAL GROUNDWORK Introduction: For 400 years in this land, African people have paid for having Black skin. Beginning in 1619 their ancestors were captured and brought here as slaves. A civil war was fought over slavery and emancipation was declared law...

The Second Sunday after Pentecost – 6/6/21

The Second Sunday after Pentecost June 6, 2021 The Rev. Christine Gilson How many of us “of a certain age” have a Sunday School mustard seed necklace or a pocket token hidden in our memory boxes. Remember? Remember the lessons that said we were supposed to have faith...

Pentecost Sunday – 5/23/21

Pentecost Sunday May 23, 2021 The Rev. Christine Gilson Today is a wake-up call, a day to pay attention. Somehow we’ve limited our attention to the Holy Spirit to one Sunday a year instead of delighting in the Spirit all year long. In our tradition, which is rather...

The Seventh Sunday of Easter – 5/16/21

The Seventh Sunday of Easter May 16, 2021 Madison Bishop It’s pretty amazing to me how the lectionary texts always seem to have something pertinent to say to our present moment. To me, this is further proof that the Holy Spirit never misses an opportunity to stir our...

The Sixth Sunday of Easter – 5/9/21

The Sixth Sunday of Easter May 9, 2021 The Rev. Christine Gilson Today is both Mothers’ Day and Rogation Sunday symbols of love and self-giving, of fertility and prayers for good growth and bountiful harvest. To top it off, yesterday the Church celebrated Julian of...

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