ANTICIPATION. PREPARATION. EXPECTATION.

Celebrate this holy season of Advent with friends old and new
and prepare for the joys of Christmas!

SHARE THE JOY

Donations accepted through Sunday, December 12, 2021
Share the Joy of the season with children of incarcerated parents by contributing to our Share the Joy gift drive. In partnership with the Osborn Association, St. James’ is proud to collect gift cards, toys, games, electronic goods, and other gifts for children who will not be able to spend the season with their parents. Help these children spend a happy Christmas and donate generously to Share the Joy. Contact Windsor Jones, to learn more.

ADVENT WREATH MAKING

Thursday, December 2, 2021 | 3:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Our first festive event of the Advent/Christmas season is a creative evening for ALL ages in Coburn Hall. We supply the makings for your wreath, including beautifully fresh greens, a straw frame, red berries, and an Advent candle set. Advent Wreath kits ae also available for pick-up to make at home. Wreaths are $25. You can reserve your Advent Wreath kit online. Contact Grace Beacham, gbeacham@stjames.org or 212-774-4231 for more information.

CHRISTMAS VILLAGE | VINTAGE CHRISTMAS:
SHOP TO HELP THOSE IN NEED IN NYC

Sunday, December 5, 2021 | 8:00-11:30 a.m. PARISHIONERS ONLY |  11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. PUBLIC
A longtime tradition, the Christmas Boutique is a fun day of holiday shopping for parishioners and their guests. Drop by and visit one of our many unique vendors. Shop for all your holiday gifts. We also have the ever-popular Vintage Christmas area. Bring your Christmas list and tell your friends.

Through the work of the St. James’ Grants Committee, 20% of all Christmas Boutique vendor sales are passed onto community-based organizations and charities throughout the five boroughs.  You’ll feel twice as good knowing that you have crossed gifts off your list while helping those less fortunate.

GINGERBREAD HOUSE KITS

Sunday, December 12, 2021 | 4:00 p.m.
Pickup a gingerbread house at St. James’ and do the decorating at home! All proceeds go to St. James’ Children’s and Family Ministries.
• Pickup a pre-assembled gingerbread house!
• Each house is $30 and includes 1 tube of icing. Candy not provided.
• We have a limited quantity of 100. Please reserve your kit online.

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PAGEANT

Sunday, December 12, 2021 | 4:00 p.m.
This year’s Christmas Pageant, under the direction of Windsor Jones, will be an “En Promenade” – style production where the audience will experience the journey of Joseph and Mary and the birth of the baby Jesus in new and surprising ways! We will give the audience the chance to meet the shepherds, the animals, the kings, and all of the participants in the pageant in places they never expected.

CHRISTMAS CAROLING, ON CHURCH STEPS, FOLLOWED BY FESTIVE RECEPTION (FOR ALL AGES)

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

  • All-Parish Caroling (5:30 – 6:00 p.m.):
    Join St. James’ music director Davis Wortman for some old-fashioned caroling on Madison Avenue. Parishioners and friends, young and old, assemble on the front steps of St. James’ to sing traditional songs that celebrate the season for passers-by. Don’t know the words? No problem! Song sheets will be provided.

  • Festive Reception (6:00 – 7:00 p.m.):
    Warm up after caroling with fellowship over hot chocolate, hot apple cider,  snacks, and Christmas treats.

CHRISTMAS EVE 

Friday, December 24, 2021

  • Children’s Eucharist · 3:00 pm
  • Christmas Lessons & Carols · 5:00 pm
  • Festal Eucharist · 10:30 pm

CHRISTMAS DAY

Saturday, December 25, 2021

  • Festal Eucharist · 10:00 am

FIRST SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS

Sunday, December 26, 2021

  • Holy Eucharist · 8:00 am, 10:00 am, 6:00 pm

FEAST OF THE HOLY NAME

Saturday, January 1, 2022

  • Holy Eucharist · 12:00 noon

FEAST OF THE EPIPHANY

Thursday, January 6, 2022

  • Epiphany Lessons & Carols  · 7:00 pm
    Festive reception to follow