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Great Insights: Young Adult Prayer Group & Eating Society

Submitted by Jeff Cuevas-Koch The first meeting of the Young Adult Prayer Group and Eating Society (or, usually, just YAPGES) was a simple Lenten dinner of soup with 4 attendees in 2016, although informal get-togethers, such as going to picnics to listen to Jazz at LACMA, began in 2014. The structure of the group has…

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Great Insights: African Christian Fellowship

Submitted by Arnold BlanshardACF President 2020-2021 The purpose of this African Christian Fellowship (ACF) is to provide a forum for all people: men, women, and children in Southern California, most especially at St. James’ Church, to embrace and maintain unity, culture and values of Africans both in the United States and Africa, with emphasis on…

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I Said Yes.

Eight months ago in Boston I got on a train headed to Los Angeles to launch Abrahamic House, a multi-faith, co-living, co-creating social incubator in Koreatown. I was well aware my life was about to change, though I had no idea how much the rest of the world was about to be transformed as well.…

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Great Food & Love Amidst a Time of Crisis

A Message From Volunteers at Soup Kitchen and The Shower Project. submitted by Margaret Ecker. Update (May 15, 2020): Download latest Press Release The Food Mission at St. James persists during this difficult time, and seems even strengthened, despite the crisis of the pandemic.  None of the work has ever been possible, however, without the…

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Ash Wednesday at St. James

Dear friends, This year, we have a very special Ash Wednesday planned here at St. James’ in-the-City on February 26. First, a 7am service in the Chapel led by Father John Kim. Then, St. James’ School students and their parents will get to meet Bishop Frank Brookhart, who will be preaching and  administering ashes at…

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In Your 20s/30s? Come Join Us // YAPGES

The Young Adult Prayer Group and Eating Society (or, usually, just YAPGES) is the regular gathering of twenty- and thirty-somethings for food, fellowship, discussion, and prayer. We meet about monthly for a pot-luck dinner and are open to all to bring as they are able.  Our January YAPGES dinner was great! We had two kinds…

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Ministry Council

A fun and vibrant group met this week after services, gathering leaders of all the different 𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀, 𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀, and 𝗽𝗲𝗼𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗴𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗽𝘀 of 𝐒𝐭. 𝐉𝐚𝐦𝐞𝐬 𝐢𝐧-𝐭𝐡𝐞-𝐂𝐢𝐭𝐲. The 𝗠𝗶𝗻𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗿𝘆 𝗖𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗰𝗶𝗹 is made up of parishioners volunteering as leaders in a particular ministry, group, or event at St. James. We can’t wait to share more about each of…

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An Advent Message from Bishop John Harvey Taylor

Advent 2019   By John Harvey Taylor   As the season of Advent begins, greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to the people of God in the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles.   Advent is our season of maximum attentiveness. These busy weeks lead inevitably and gloriously to Christmas. The feast of…

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Stories from the Frontline

Last Monday evening’s event, called Let’s Talk About Homelessness, was amazing! There were church members, school parents and members of the wider community there. Our hearts were touched, and all of us learned much more about how to reach out to those experiencing homelessness and also how we can help address the profound need for more…

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Saint James and a Harp

A few parishioners of the St. James’ family met up with the choir during the tour. These are some thoughts submitted by Sara Jane Thies. On this day of our patron, Saint James, we are blessed to have been in my motherland Ireland for almost a week. Starting in Dublin, to research more of the…

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