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The greater Wilmington area has a unique ability to draw people in. We are a growing beach city home to a diversified community. Many who are drawn to the area are in their 20s, 30s, or above, those with young kids, and those without. At St. James we have a special home for these folks. The Bread Breakers provides an outlet for fellowship, faith formation, and service. Through spiritual and social discourse, we help each other to be good stewards in our congregation and the larger community. This is a place for us to build relationships and find meaning.

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Faith Formation Classes at St. James - Thomas Merton, Being Church & more!

Faith Discussions: Being & Doing Church - What does it mean to be a church? What does it mean to do church? The Disciples Class: The Fantastic Life and Teachings of Fr. Thomas Merton - In our first of three sessions, we will discuss an overview of the life and teachings of Fr. Thomas Merton [masked]), a Trappist monk and arguably the most influential Christian theologian of the 20th century. Gospel Du'Jour: Matthew 4:12-23

Faith Formation Classes at St. James - What is an Interim? Thomas Merton & more!

Faith Discussions: What is an interim? The Rev. Pierce Klemmt will teach us about what an interim rector does and answer any questions you might have about this role. The Disciples Class: The Fantastic Life and Teachings of Fr. Thomas Merton - Our reading is, The Seven Storey Mountain, A modern-day Confessions of Saint Augustine. The Seven Storey Mountain is one of the most influential religious works of the twentieth century. This edition contains an introduction by Merton’s editor, Robert Giroux, and a note to the reader by biographer William H. Shannon. Gospel Du'Jour: Luke 2:22-40

Serve a hot meal at Good Shepherd Center!

Good Shepherd Center

• What we'll do We need 6 people to help serve dinner at Good Shepherd Center. This is a great way to give back to the community and serve a simple meal. No cooking skills required, only an open mind and a graceful heart to serve others. • What to bring Closed toed shoes. • Important to know Elementary school age children are welcome to help as well.

Spring Lecture: Seculosity

St. James Episcopal Parish

St. James Parish, located in downtown Wilmington, North Carolina, is pleased to invite individuals of all faiths to attend - Seculosity: How Career, Parenting, Technology, Food, Politics, and Romance Became Our New Religion and What To Do About It - presented by David Zahl. The event will take place on Tuesday, February 4 at 7:00 p.m. at St. James (25 S. 3rd Street) in the Great Hall. According to Zahl, Americans may be going to church less, but we’re more religious than ever. At the heart of our current moment lies a universal yearning, writes Zahl, not to be happy or respected so much as enough—what religions call “righteous.” To fill the void left by religion, we look to all sorts of everyday activities—from eating and parenting to dating and voting—for the identity, purpose, and meaning once provided on Sunday morning. Seculosity takes a thoughtful yet entertaining tour of American “performancism.” Ultimately, Zahl brings us to a fresh appreciation for the grace of God in all its countercultural wonder. David Zahl is the founder and director of Mockingbird Ministries, editor-in-chief of the popular Mockingbird website (www.mbird.com), and co-host of The Mockingcast. He and his family live in Charlottesville, Virginia, where he also serves on the staff of Christ Episcopal Church. Zahl is the author of A Mess of Help: From the Crucified Soul of Rock N’ Roll and coauthor of Law and Gospel: A Theology for Sinners (and Saints). His most recent book, Seculosity: How Career, Parenting, Technology, Food, Politics, and Romance Became Our New Religion and What To Do About It, appeared in 2019 from Fortress Press. This book will be available for purchase at the lecture and attendees will have the opportunity to have their books signed. This presentation is part of the St. James Parish Lecture Series that brings a variety of guest speakers to the area to discuss important matters of faith, family, and community. The event will be preceded by a welcome reception in the church’s Great Hall starting at 6:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Attending "Seculocity," or any of the St. James Parish Lecture Series events, is free to the public and no registration is necessary. For over 275 years, St. James has welcomed thousands of parishioners and provides ministry to those in need beyond the parish. Learn more by visiting our website, email us at [masked], or follow us on Facebook or Instagram.

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