“Networking” is all about making connections and everyone is encouraged to network. This “networking thing is nothing new. What if it is wired into us, it is the very core of who God created us to be, to make connections? This week we begin a series about Making Connections and talk about how we can maintain healthy relationships all around. We begin with how we connect more deeply with ourselves.
Saturday is Rebuilding Together Alexandria! Saint James has fielded a team of 17 to help Mrs. G remain in her home. Please pray for our team! We are still in need of $150 to round out our total team cost of $2,500. If you can help out, mark your check mission, or give online here.
We start the week-long Alexandria District prayer vigil on Sunday night at midnight and continuing until 2:00AM Monday. Pastor James will be in the worship center starting at 11:45PM Sunday, April 2. All are invited to come by to pray during that two hour window of time or pray in place. Come and pray for as long (or short) as you would like. As we are ending, other churches in the district will pick up the “baton” and pray throughout the week in two hour increments.
LCAC is running very low on pasta and pasta sauce. Can you help out and bring either by tomorrow? Plastic jars or cans of pasta sauce are preferred (Hunts or Wegman’s both offer low cost sauce). Thank you!!
Looking for a way to grow in your faith? Maybe learn a bit and have some laughs too? Women of Saint James are invited (your friends too) to join together once a month on Wednesdays for dessert, coffee/tea and some conversation. We will be using Anne Lamott’s new book called “Hallelujah Anyway, Rediscovering Mercy” and the book of Esther. Our first meeting will be Wednesday, April 12th from 7:30-9pm at the Mission House. Interested? Email Linda, Linda@sjumc.net or see her for more info.
We have begun a Tuesday night experience of Centering Prayer in our worship center from 7:00PM to 7:30PM. Centering Prayer is sitting quietly in God’s presence with the intention to be completely available. Join us if you’d like to try this experience of going deeper with God. (Pastor James is available in the worship center after 6:30PM until 6:55PM if you have questions about the practice.)
Beginning Tuesday, March 7, we invite you to join us in the worship center (5200 Fillmore Avenue) on Tuesday nights at 7:00PM for 30 minutes of Centering Prayer, something that Pastor James has described as “sitting with God.”
“But,” you say, “I don’t know what I’m doing.” Pastor James will be in the worship center from 6:30PM until 6:55PM to coach you. Don’t miss the opportunity to discover a new-to-you discipline that might help you connect more deeply with yourself and God, all at once.
Saint James will be putting together another team for our 4th year to be a part of the Appalachian Service Project in partnership with Arlington Temple UMC to help a senior or family in North Carolina this summer on July 15th-22nd. Cost is expected to be $350 per person + incidentals. Interested in growing your faith AND transforming someone’s home? See Linda (Linda@sjumc.net) for more info.
The Pancake Dinner will happen on Tuesday, February 28th, 5:30-7:15pm at the Mission House!! Pancakes (regular and gluten-free), sausage, coffee, tea and juice will be available. We will have food available in the dining room and the basement of the house. Please sign up in the lobby at church or email Linda, Linda@sjumc.net to save your spot!
Join us for worship in our new space this weekend at 11-ish. The new address is 5200 Fillmore Ave, Alexandria, Virginia 22311!