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4/30 Worship Theme- Making Connections: Self

“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.

Saint James- Anchor Leg of District Prayer

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.

Women CRUSH Wednesdays

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.

Centering Prayer on Tuesdays

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.)

Six Tuesdays of Centering Prayer Leading to Easter

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.

Tripping to North Carolina to Help Others — Mission

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.