Potomac Area Interfaith Communities Thanksgiving Service, 11-16-22
Representatives from many faiths gathered for our annual Service of Thanksgiving, with music, prayers, and donations for Manna Food Center. Watch the full service here.
Trunk or Treat! October 29, 2022
St. James’ welcomed trick-or-treaters from around the neighborhood and the parish. Donations were collected for Interfaith Works Women’s shelters and Manna Food Center.
Members of St. James’ and their active pets walked and talked on gorgeous autumn mornings. On November 5, 2022 we walked the C&O Canal towpath from Lock 22, and on October 8 we walked at Riley’s Lock. These events were organized by the St. James’ Mental Health Ministry.
Care for Creation Projects, 2022
September, 2022: Care for Creation members planted Maryland natives in the recovered parking lot islands, to attract and support pollinators.
August 1, 2022: Members of our Care for Creation team, along with other parishioners, began a project to turn our back parking lot islands into native plant habitats. They covered the grass with cardboard and mulch to kill the grass without releasing the nutrients in the soil.
April 13, 2022: Care for Creation Team visits Montgomery County Recycling Center,
Blessing of the Animals, October 9, 2022
After our worship celebrating the Feast of Saint Francis, nearby neighbors and members of St. James’ stopped for a pet blessing on a beautiful autumn day.
Rally Day Parish Picnic, 9-18-22
Families of St. James’ Parish and St. James’ Children’s School gathered for a picnic at the tables behind the church, with a blessing of the bags and backpacks.