Invite ° Welcome ° Connect and its creator Mary Parmer are coming to the Brandywine Deanery, September 15th-17th, 2017 for “Empowering the Laity.” Join in a deanery plenary gathering for clergy and lay leaders involved with evangelism and hospitality. The gathering is Friday night, September 15th at St. John’s – Concord beginning at 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for an informal, meet and greet with Mary. On Saturday, September 16th, Mary will be offering her full, one-day workshop on Invite ° … [Read more...]
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It's official. St. James' is on the proverbial map - PennDOT's map that is. Recently St. James' Church's participation in the PennDOT Adopt-A-Highway program was publicly recognized with the unveiling of a new sign on Route 30 in Downingtown. Next time you are tooling along the main drag in Downingtown Borough, keep an eye out for the sign. Get all the details about this outreach ministry from previous activities listed in the blog. … [Read more...]
Come in out of the heat of the day and shop the recently renovated St. James' Church Thrift Shop. Enjoy a fully AIR CONDITIONED, brightly lit, shopping area with new dressing room to try on your finds. While our Nursery School is closed for the summer, our Thrift Shop will return to the operating schedule of yore (plus 1), with shopping available every weekday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. That's right, shop Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday AND Friday for the best deals in … [Read more...]
St. James' Episcopal Church - Downingtown, PA is getting "down and dirty" again with the resurrected ministry of raised garden beds for Lord's Pantry of Downingtown and the Chester County Food Bank. Part of the parish's multi-tiered Outreach Committee, special thanks goes our to Parish Administrator Luann McIlvaine, parishioners Lori Petrie and Mike Hernandez, and the teachers and students of the St. James' Preschool as they have come together to revitalize a ministry started a few years … [Read more...]
Saturday, April 8th witnessed the parish’s newest outreach ministry, the roadside clean-up of Lancaster Avenue from Wallace Avenue (PA Route 282) heading East to Quarry Road. The church has formally adopted the aforementioned two-mile stretch of roadside as part of the national Adopt-A-Highway (AAH) program. Throughout the Commonwealth, AAH programs are overseen by Pennsylvania’s Department of Transportation. The State supplied two roadside safety signs, the safety vests, trash bags, and … [Read more...]