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The 2nd Sunday of Advent 2014

Lighting of the Advent Candle



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The Principles of Attitudinal Healing give us practical tools to choose to experience our life more peacefully and with more presence.  The goal of Attitudinal Healing is self-healing in the face of each life challenge through the recognition that it is our thoughts and attitudes that determine our experience.

Here is a PDF with complete information.

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Announcing Winter Workshops 2015

So that you might plan ahead for the variety of experiences coming in the new year, here is a synopsis of the St. James Winter Workshops being offering on Wednesday evenings for adults, children and families starting in January. You may sign up here online. and then please join us for a Pot Luck Supper on Wednesday January 7th at 6:30 in the Parish Hall to meet the facilitators and learn more about content of the workshops. They will then begin the following Wednesday the 14th and conclude on February 11th.

January 7th at 6:30 PM in the Parish Hall: Enjoy a Pot Luck Supper while you meet the workshop leaders and hear about their class content. Sign up either that evening or online at:

January 14th - February 11th, Wednesday evenings choose from:

Kids Communion Program led by The Rev. Dr. Becky Coerper: An experiential program for kids and their parents to deepen their understanding of Communion. Appropriate for kids ages 4 and up. Jan, 14th, 21st, 28th: 6:30-7:45

Family Yoga led by Colleen Smith, St. James Director of Youth Ministries:
A family experience learning yoga poses, yoga games, breathing exercises and relaxation techniques. Appropriate for kids ages 5 and up. Feb. 4th and 11th: 6:30-7:30.

Five Who Met God led by The Rev. Dr.Jim Corl: A brief look at five Biblical characters who encountered God and what they have to say to us: Moses, Elijah, Ruth, Sarah and Paul. Sessions will be informative and conversational. All weeks: 7-8:15.

Communication, Conflict and Partnership Building Using Myers Briggs Personality Assessment led by Mary Schnecter, Facilitator and President of The Intuitive Organization: Have you ever wondered what is behind our natural differences when it comes to how we see the world, make decisions, organize ourselves or get energized?
Each participant will do the assessment online at the cost of only $17.50. Please bring
check or cash at time of sign-up on the 7th. All weeks: 7:00-8:00.

Mental Health First Aid led by Sarah Vienne,LMSW and Robin Tangredi, RN, CASAC: a course in better understanding mental health challenges while providing concrete tools for interacting in situations of depression, anxiety disorders, psychosis and substance abuse. Participants attending all sessions will be certified as Mental Health First Aid Responders. Cost is $19.95 for required text book. Email with any questions.
All weeks: 7:00-8:30.

Click here to sign-up.

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The Parish Office will be closed and meetings canceled when Skaneateles Central Schools are closed due to weather. In the event of a school delay, daytime activities will be canceled but evening events will still continue as scheduled.
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Igniting Passion for Jesus Christ to Change Lives

Focusing on Jesus

As the Interim Part Time director of an adult choir, you will be a “shepherd of volunteers” supporting congregational singing in a traditional liturgical worship setting.