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    { We're Glad You've Visited }

    We welcome you and invite you to enter into a deeper exploration of a community that shares the love of Jesus Christ with each other, our city, and the world. It takes more than a few words to describe a parish, but there are two things we can tell you right away: we are committed to Jesus Christ and from that commitment flows our care for one another and our ministries. In every ministry and program, we at St. James' Church on Madison Avenue at 71st Street invite you to enter more deeply into the life we share in Christ. We hope you will join us.

    The Rev. Brenda G. Husson, Rector

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    { Sundays }

    8:00 a.m.  |  Holy Eucharist (Chapel)

    9:10 a.m.  |  Holy Eucharist (Church)

    11:15 a.m.  |  Choral Eucharist (Church)

    6:00 p.m.  |  Candlelight Communion

    WEEKDAY WORSHIP
    Mon. - Fri., 8:00 a.m.  |  Morning Worship

  • { Getting Here }

    LOCATION: Madison Ave. between 71st and 72nd Streets

    GET DIRECTIONS: Click here to get directions via Google Maps

    MAP FOR EMAILING OR PRINTING: Click here for more map options

    OFFICE PHONE: (212) 774-4200

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    { First Time Families }

    We've found that St. James' mix of rich Anglican tradition and innovative, fun family worship and programming is just the right recipe for helping kids know God's love.

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    When you come to church at St. James', you can expect to find...

    SPACE TO PRAY. Our services include hymns, prayers, and time for silence, as well as Communion and sermons that connect our Scriptures to our lives.

    SPACE TO BE YOURSELF. Worshipers at St. James' come from many different places, backgrounds, and perspectives.

    SPACE TO MAKE CONNECTIONS. Whether it's your first time or your thousandth, there's always an opportunity to get better connected with God and one another. Join us at coffee hour or stop by the Welcome station on your way out. We look forward to meeting you.

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2018 Parish Weekend Away

Register now!

October 5-7, 2018

Register now for the second annual St. James’ Parish Weekend Away at Iroquois Springs – an overnight camp and conference center in the Catskills! This parish-wide gathering over Columbus Day weekend promises to be rewarding and rejuvenating. Parishioners of all ages are invited to recharge your minds and bodies and enrich your souls during a weekend away filled with fellowship, service, worship, and fun. 

REGISTRATION

CLICK HERE to register.

FAQs

  • What is Iroquois Springs?
    Iroquois Springs is an overnight camp and conference center located in the Southern Catskill Mountains, just 90 miles from New York City. Click to download a PDF map of the grounds or learn more online at iroquoissprings.com.

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  • What will we do there?
    Fun, fellowship, prayer, worship, fresh air and good times are all included! Click here for a schedule of the weekend (there will be updates as planning progresses). The campgrounds offer opportunities to kayak, canoe, play a variety of sports, and walk on wooded paths; we will have plenty of time to enjoy those activities and more.
  • Who is our guest facilitator?
    We are so pleased that the Rev. Dr. Patricia Lyons will facilitate our weekend. Patricia is the Missioner for Evangelism and Community Engagement in the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, D.C., and is a highly sought-after teacher, preacher, and retreat leader. She has served as chaplain and teacher in Episcopal schools, and has taught courses in systematic theology, C.S. Lewis, Sigmund Freud, Theology and Fiction, and most recently, Christian Themes in Harry Potter. She holds degrees from Harvard College, Harvard Divinity School, and Virginia Theological Seminary, where her Ph.D. work focused on the moral and spiritual development of adolescents. She is very interested in helping people answer the "so what?" questions of faith, exploring how our faith can transform and enrich our day-to-day lives.
  • What is the time-frame for the weekend?
    Our Weekend Away falls on Columbus Day weekend.  An "Early" bus will leave St. James’ at 2:00 p.m. on Friday and arrive at Iroquois Springs around 4:30 p.m. For those arriving by car or Early bus, programming will begin with dinner at 5:45 p.m. A “Later” bus will leave St. James’ at 5:00 p.m. for arrival around 8:00 p.m., depending on traffic during holiday rush hour. Those arriving on the “Later” bus will not be served an evening meal and will not be able to participate in our speaker’s first session. Upon arrival, those guests will check-in to their cabins and participate in activities beginning with breakfast on Saturday morning.

    For all guests, the weekend will conclude with lunch on Sunday, October 7, leaving the remainder of the holiday weekend free. Buses will transport us back to St. James’ at 1:00 p.m.

  • Which bus option should I choose?
    We recommend choosing the "Early" bus option if your schedule allows or if you required more assistance settling into your accommodations. Traffic should be lighter and we anticipate arrival before dark. Participants on the Early bus will be able to check-in, settle in, join the group for dinner, and participate in our first session with our guest facilitator on Friday evening. 

    If you cannot leave until later, a second bus will depart St. James’ at 5:00 p.m. Participants on the Later bus may experience heavier traffic getting out of the city. Upon arrival, those on the Later bus will check-in and go to bed. There will not be an evening meal served upon arrival; riders would be encouraged to pack a meal if desired.  
  • What are the accommodations like?
    Iroquois Springs has dormitory-style cabins that can sleep up to ten people. Towels and linens are provided; all cabins have their own bathrooms and showers. A limited number of private-style rooms are also available. These rooms have a maximum capacity of two people and have their own bathroom and shower. An additional supplement will apply if your request for such a room can be accommodated. There are no telephones or televisions in the rooms or cabins, but there is Wi-Fi connectivity at the camp. 
  • What will the meals be like?
    Meals will be served either buffet or family-style in or near the Dining Hall. Special dietary needs will be accommodated. 
  • What will it cost?
    Costs are affordable (click to register for specifics) and includes two nights of lodging, six meals, and all programs. Round-trip bus transportation can also be purchased. A scholarship fund is available.
  • Who attends?
    Everyone!  We hope to have every age group, every marital status, babies, kids of all ages, teens and tweens, those who like to ‘join in,’ those who prefer to ‘check out’ – everyone at St. James’ is welcome to attend. All Confirmands will attend as part of their Confirmation preparation.
  • What happens at St. James’ when everyone is away?
    All clergy and staff are planning to be at the Parish Weekend Away. Back in the city, there will be one service on Sunday with a supply priest preaching and officiating. 

More details and updates will follow...
For additional information, please contact parishioner Jennifer Charrington.

 

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