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2016

4/23/2016 - - - St. James participated in the Earth Day Fair in the Village Square by passing out prayers and red shopping bags with our church name on them - see pictures.
     
 
1/16/2016 - - - Italian Dinner (Spaghetti / Lasagna) held in the Fellowship Hall 4-6pm - over $800 raised - thank you to all who helped with this event, especially Nancy and Floyd French and Jim Grillo for preparing the main dishes.
     
 
1/1/2016 - - - New Year's resolution at St. James' : read through the whole Bible this year by following this printable daily reading guide.
     
2015
5/31/2015 - - - Parishioners of St. James' labeled special water bottles during coffee hour to be used for advertising our church - thanks to Pete and Connie Manikas for over-seeing this project - see pictures
     
 
4/30/2015 - - - Rev. Sharp's trip to Israel - see pictures
     
 
1/18/2015 - - - Sanctity of Human Life Sunday calls to mind the value of human lives lost
     
 
1/1/2015 - - - New Year's resolution at St. James' : read through the whole Bible this year by following this printable daily reading guide.
     
2014 12/24/2014 - - - Christmas Eve Service - see pictures by Matthew Townsend
     
 
10/4/2014 - - - Installation of The Reverend Lynne Sharp by Bishop Prince Singh - see pictures
     
 
7/6/2014 - - - Baptism of Dorie Anne Emmick
     
 
7/3/2014 - - - Community Vacation Bible School at the UMC - over 75 children attended!
     
 
6/1/2014 - - - St. James' Church welcomed our new Rector - The Rev. Lynne Sharp - see pictures and hear sermon here.
     
 
5/31/2014 - - - Workday 2014 at St. James' - the second of two - a few weeks earlier the interior was cleaned and scrubbed - then the outside landscaping, weeding and mulching as the weather cooperated - see pictures of outside work
     
 
5/18/2014 - - - The Vestry announced that our new Rector will be The Rev. Lynne Sharp who will start on Sunday, June 1.
     
 
5/4/2014 - - - The Rev. Lynne Sharp was celebrant of Holy Eucharist at the morning worship service at St. James - see pictures and hear sermon here.
     
 
5/3/2014 - - - The Smorgasbord Dinner at St. James was well-attended, netting a $1016 profit. Thanks especially to Nancy and Floyd French for overseeing this event and also to all those in the church who donated time, energy and food to make this a great success.
     
 
5/3/2014 - - - Church Cleaning Day was held Saturday with many people turning out with buckets of Murphy oil soap, rags, vacuum sweepers and elbow grease to make the church look bright and sparkly - outdoor work was postponed to a later date due to rainy weather.
     
 
5/1/2014 - - - "Create a Wonderful Life Fun Run" - 5K Run/Walk is being planned for Saturday, May 31, by the Pregnancy Resouce Center of the Valleys in Mt. Morris, NY. Proceeds will benefit the Pregnancy Resource Center in Bath which is one of the local ministeries supported by St. James' Church.
     
 
3/30/2014 - - - Our St. James' family enjoyed Cecil's return and piano music at the Sunday morning service - hear more
     
 
2/22/2014 - - - Our Chicken and Biscuit dinner made a profit of $800.90! Much thanks to Nancy and Floyd French and to all the people who worked hard on this dinner. Our dinners are always well received and area people eagerly await the next one.
     
 
1/26/2014 - - - The Rev. Canon Julie Cicora was celebrant at the morning service at St. James'
     
 
1/26/2014 - - - 'Soup and Bread Sunday' will occur each 3rd Sunday of the month during Coffee Hour at St. James'
     
 
1/26/2014 - - - St. James' Prayer Alert is a new e-mail ministry available to our church family - read more.
     
 
1/1/2014 - - - Enjoy gentle praise and worship music on your computer via our local Christian radio station (FLN) in Bath, NY - link here
     
  1/1/2014 - - - 10 Commandments - test your knowledge
     
2013 7/13/13 - St. James' Youth Group had fun at Roseland Park - also they held a bake sale in the town park during the Hammondsport Art Show - see pictures
   
  6/15/13 - St. James' Youth Group visited the Rochester Zoo - see pictures
     
  4/6/13 - St. James' Youth Group visited Strong Memorial Hospital and Strong Museum of Play in Rochester - see pictures
     
 
2/12/13 - St. James' Youth Group raised over $300 from their pancake supper on Shrove Tuesday - thanks to all who donated time, money & ingredients.
     
 
1/24/13 - Read Cecil's journal at Caring Bridge.org
     
 
1/20/13 - Sanctity of Human Life Sunday calls to mind the cost of war in human lives - see insert
     
 
1/1/2013 - - - New Year's resolution at St. James' : read through the whole Bible this year by following this printable daily reading guide.
     
2012 11/17/2012 - - - Pie Day 2012 - see pictures
     
  10/14/2012 - - - St. James' celebrated the 15th anniversary of the ordination of Reverend Gary Edmister with a surprise brunch - see pictures
     
  10/7/2012 - - - The Youth Group visited a corn maze in Stanley, NY - see pictures
     
  9/30/2012 - - - Harvest Festival 2012 - St. James' parishioners enjoyed a wonderful roast beef dinner following the church service - see pictures
     
  9/16/2012 - - - Our church family celebrated the 90th birthday of Willis Barney at coffee hour - see pictures
     
  7/1/2012 - - - Youth Group had fun at Roseland Water Park - see pictures
     
 
4/8/2012 - - - Bishop SIngh celebrated Easter Sunday at St. James' - see pictures
     
 

2/21/2012 - - - A Shrove Tuesday pancake supper provided by the St. James' youth group proved to be a tasty success as donations totalled close to $370.
     
 
2/5/2012 - - - 'Helping Hands' youth group formed at St. James'
     
 
1/15/2012 - - - St. James' newest Torch Bearers at the Holy Eucharist service on Sunday morning
     
2011
12/18/2011 - - - see pictures of the greening of the church 2011
     
 
11/19/2011 - - - APPLE PIE DAY 2011 - Working together, we made 212 apple pies and over $1,255 has been collected so far to be used for Missions. Apples were donated by Jeff and Kathy Kennedy. Remaining ingredients were donated by Walter and Linda Carl. An excellent volunteer workforce did the peeling, slicing, mixing, shell and top making, crimping, and packaging. A special thanks is given to Mary White who yearly organizes this project.
     
 
11/16/2011 - - - our new storage shed at St. James'
     
 
11/5/2011 - - - HOLIDAY BAZAAR - thank you to Nancy and Floyd French, and to all who worked to make our bazaar such a success. The bazaar was very well attended and a lot of craft items and baked goods were sold. The final profit for this year’s Holiday Bazaar will be over $2,700!
     
 
10/23/2011 - - - St. James' church family said goodbye to Hal and Jan Smith as they begin a new phase of their lives near Saratoga, NY - see pictures
     
 
9/25/2011 - - - Harvest Festival 2011 - see pictures
     
 
7/17/2011 - - - Bishop SIngh visited St. James' Church - see pictures
     
 
2/26/2011 - - - Parishioners raised over $800 at the annual Chicken-and-Biscuit Dinner at St. James' - thanks to Nancy French for overseeing it.
     
 
1/8/2011 - - - The Thompson family children (Emma, Carter and Colden) were baptized on December 26 at St. James' Church.
     
2010
12/19/2010 - - - Parishioners helped green the sanctuary on the Sunday before Christmas - see pictures
     
 
12/6/2010 - - - On the 2nd Sunday of Advent the children of our Sunday School read scriptures, hung ornaments on the Jesse Tree and placed wooden animals in the creche. Following the morning service, a brunch was enjoyed by all as parishioners pledged food donations to the Food Pantry and gifts were presented to each of the children - see pictures.
     
 
11/20/2010 - - - Pie Day 2010 at St. James' - We made over 200 pies with a total of $1500 for mission! - see pictures
     
 
10/3/2010 - - - St. James' college student Teralin Bretherton and classmates at SUNY New Paltz recently unearthed 300-year-old shards of majolica pottery at an archaeological dig.
     
 
9/4/2010 - - - Under the direction of Lin Bretherton, the kids in our Sunday School meet every Sunday during the church service
     
 

8/8/2010 - - - On Sunday, The Reverend Gary Edmister celebrated Holy Eucharist at St. James' Church - see pictures.

     
  8/6/2010 - - - First Friday Fellowship at St. James - making a 'joyful noise' - see pictures
     
 
7/31/2010 - - - A 'Renovation Cook Out' was held at the home of Pete and Connie Manikas to thank the many volunteers who donated time and effort to the recent undercroft renovation at St. James - see pictures
     
 
7/26/2010 - - - St. James' Church - new sign - thanks to Jim and Linda Grillo
     
 
6/20/2010 - - - Fathers at the morning service were honored with a gift of their choice - - - a tool for Father's Day!
     
 
5/16/2010 - - - Undercroft Renovation - before & after pictures of all rooms by Jerry Lange
     
 
5/9/2010 - - - the Reverend Tom Williams and the Reverend Gary Edmister assisted in the celebration of the Holy Eucharist - see pictures.
     
 

3/12/2010 - - - Undercroft Renovation - all pictures to date - new tables and chairs!

     
 
3/10/2010 - - - Remember what winter was like a few weeks ago?
     
 
3/1 - 3/22/2010- - - “Living the Faith” with Fr. Phil Kuhn - in Keeler Hall (St. James' undercroft) - first four Mondays in March at 7:00pm.
     
 
1/24/2010 - - - Service and Annual Meeting at St. James' - see pictures
     
 
1/7/2010 - - - Rev. Michael Lolwerikoi sent us some recent pictures of the Kisima Church choir, the church garden and a young boy sponsored for school - see pictures
     
 
1/1/2010 - - - New Year's resolution at St. James' : read the whole Bible in 2010 - printable daily reading guides available here .
     
2009
11/21/2009 - - - Apple Pie Day 2009 - see pictures
     
 
10/25/2009 - - - Rev. James French, son of Floyd and Nancy French, was the celebrant for the Sunday Eucharist. He was also presented a gift honoring his recent ordination. See pictures
     
 
10/3/2009 - - - Following the Sunday service, St. James' parishioners celebrated the 60th wedding anniversary of Dave and Mary Jane Burch.
     
 
6/7/2009 - - - Deacon Tom Williams - southward bound! See pictures
     
 
3/19/2009 - - - New Piano - see pictures of delivery and first performance
     
 
1/25/2009 - - - Annual Meeting at St. James' - see pictures shot with our new camera
     
2008
12/21/2008 - - - Thanks to everyone who helped with the Greening of the Church on Sunday, December 21. Everything went quickly because of all the help. Special thanks to Nancy and Floyd French who made all the window arrangements and decorated all the wrought iron candle sticks ahead of time - and to Judy Robbins who made all the ribbons - and to Nick Forenz for climbing that ladder and hanging the garland from the peak of the arch. The church looked magnificent! - see pictures
     
 
12/7/2008 - - - Bishop Singh made his annual visit to St. James’ on December 7. During the service he consecrated the new Water Vat and Aspergillum and twelve linen Purificators in memory of Sandra M. Williams. Carol Battaglia and William Wilson were Confirmed, and Stephanie Wilson, Robert Battaglia, and Donella Barney were Received on that day. We presented Bishop Singh with Jerry Lange’s new book on the Windows of St. James’. Following the morning service, the Bishop joined us for brunch and conversation in the Undercroft - see pictures
     
 
11/30/2008 - - - Kisima Gardens - see pictures
     
 
11/22/2008 - - - Many members of St. James’ turned out for Apple Pie Day. The apples, donated by Jeff and Kathy Kennedy were washed, peeled and sliced by the kitchen crew. The assembly crew, headed by Mary White (Chair of the whole event) put together 220 pies, which netted a profit of $1540 to be used for missions. We owe sincere thanks to Snug Harbor who donated all the pie tins and to Mary and Bruce White who donated all the other ingredients. We also need to thank Mary, who sets this up every year, and everyone who worked for this wonderful mission project. - see pictures
     
 
11/16/2008 - - - The Windows and Sanctuary of St. James' Book - $12 - order on-line here.
     
 
10/5/2008 - - - Harvest Festival 2008 - see pictures
     
 
9/8/2008 - - - Kisima Goat Project - Thank you from The Rev. Michael Lolwerikoi to the members of St. James' Church for the goats and sheep - see pictures
     
 
7/9/2008 - - - Many of the ladies of St. James' Church met for a picnic at the home of Mary Jane Burch on Wednesday, July 9, to enjoy the pool as well as Sandy's delicious food - see pictures
     
 
5/31/2008 - - - Consecration of The Reverend Dr. Prince G. Singh - see pictures
     
 
5/17/2008 - - - Work Day - see pictures
     
 
3/5/2008 - - - Father Philip Kuhn taught a 4-part series called "The Passion and Resurrection of Christ' during the Lenten season
     
 
1/12/08 - - - Spaghetti & Lasagna Dinner served at St. James - see pictures
     
 
1/11/2008 - - - An old photograph of the original interior of St. James' without lights!
     
 
1/11/2008 - - - Angel choir performs at Christmas 2007 - see pictures
     
2007
12/23/2007 - - - A "Peace on Earth" Christmas Concert with Cecil Van Houten was held at St. James' on the Sunday afternoon before Christmas. All enjoyed a delightful keyboard concert of original compositions and arrangements.
     
 
12/23/2007 - - - Greening of the Church for Christmas - see pictures
     
 
12/14/2007 - - - St. James' helps finance new well for Kisima Church, Kenya - see pictures of project and read thank-you letter from The Rev. Michael Lolwerikoi.
     
   
12/2/2007 - - - Decorating of Jesse Tree with dish-to-pass brunch following. Foods brought for Food Pantry and put under tree
     
   
11/2007 - - - Holiday Bazaar was a smashing success, netting approximately $2500. Thanks especially to Nancy and Floyd French for doing so much.
     
   
11/18/2007 - - - Thanksgiving Dinner at St. James' - Almost 30 people attended to enjoy delicious traditional foods and each other's company
     
 
11/2007 - - - Apple Pie Day - 200 pies made and sold for $1400 profit for mission!
     
   
11/18/2007 - - - Thanksgiving Ecumenical Service at St. James'
     
 
10/7/2007 - - - Harvest Festival
     
 
5/5/2007 - - - Mother's Day Smorgasbord
     
2006
12/24/2006 - - - Christmas Eve Service at St. James' - see pictures.
     
 
12/10/2006 - - - Parishioners of St. James' honored Deacon Tom Williams with a surprise brunch after church and a gift of appreciation for his faithful service (see pictures)
     
 
8/18-19/2006 - - - The Rummage Sale, chaired by Leah Nichiporuk, raised $640. Thanks to all who donated, sorted, priced and helped to make this a success.
     
  7/2006 - - - Workshops for Kids - learn about the Bible through Stop Motion Animation, Web Design
     
2005
10/2/2005 - - - Harvest Festival 2005 - (see pictures)
     
 
8/8/2005 - - - Over 200 stuffed animals were donated to 'The Net' ... (read more)
     
2004
9/26/04 - - - Harvest Festival 2004- It all started with coffee, cider and grape juice on the front lawn, with hay bales and live animals ... (see pictures)
     
 
Pie Day Pictures - 2004
     
2003
9/28/03 - - - In a Sunday morning Celebration Service, Bishop McKelvey dedicated and consecrated the recent renovations completed in St. James' followed by a reception and brunch to honor all who had contributed time, money and skills
     
 
7/15/03 - - - The Rev. Michael Lolwerikoi recently visited St. James' to share his hope of establishing links between Kisima Church (his home church in Marala, Kenya) and St. James' in Hammondsport. By sharing prayers and church life experiences, Father Michael feels that both churches will be enriched for the purpose of building one another as the Body of Christ ...(pictures from Kisima)
     
 
6/10/03 - - -Wheels For the World ...This year, our own Luanne Graulich again traveled with Wheels for the World. In March the group traveled to Cuba with wheel chairs ...(read more)
     

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