St. James United Church of Christ
Havertown, PA 

Activities & Events

SPIRITUAL GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES
September – December 2016
St. James United Church of Christ
135 Myrtle Ave. Havertown, PA
www.stjamesucc.org 
(610) 446- 3036


September 

6 – Life of Jesus: R and R in the Gospel of Luke (7 PM)
12 – Book Club
13 – Cooking for Sam’s Kitchen/Life Center (6-8 PM)
14 – Serving at the Life Center (6-8:30 PM)
19 – Dorcas (7 PM)
27 – Meditation (7 PM) at Haverford Township Library


October
4 – Life of Jesus: R and R in the Gospel of Luke (7 PM)
5, 12, 19, 26 -  Simplicity Videos
10– Book Club
17 – Dorcas (7 PM)
25– Meditation (7 PM) at Haverford Township Library 
29 – SoulCollage® Workshop (11 AM - 4 PM) at Haverford Twp Library 
30  Potluck for Body and Soul (12-1:30 PM)


November
1 – Life of Jesus: R and R in the Gospel of Luke (7 PM)
9 – Cooking for Sam’s Kitchen/Life Center (12-3 PM)
9 – Serving Sam’s Kitchen at the Life Center (6-8:30 PM)
14– Book Club (7 PM)
19 – Retreat (10 AM - 3 PM)
21– Dorcas (7 PM)
29– Meditation (7 PM) at Haverford Township Library


December
3 – Christmas Caroling Round the Fire Pit (7:30 PM)
6– Life of Jesus: R and R in the Gospel of Luke (7 PM)
12– Book Club (7 PM)
19 – Dorcas  (7 PM)
27 – Meditation  (7 PM) at Haverford Township Library



Book Club

Meets on the second Monday of each month at 7 PM.
September 12  - South of Broad, Pat Conway
October 10  – All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr
November 14  – TBA
December 12  – TBA
Coordinator:  Joanne Morris (morrisjoanne16@gmailcom)


Book Table @ Social Hour 

Immediately following worship in the Fellowship Hall you can examine the books displayed on the table from our Penn Resource Library and check them out.
September - Spiritual Gifts and Service
October - Simplicity
November - Generosity and Money
December - Devotions


Christmas Caroling Round the Fire Pit
Saturday, December 3 (7:30 PM)
Join us for a fun evening of Christmas cookies, hot chocolate, s’mores and carol singing around our fire pit (or fireplace), depending on weather. If planning to attend, please contact Pastor Lynn Lampman (lplampman@comcast.net) for the location and so we can determine the amount of food.


Dorcas

Meet with others on the third Monday of each month at 7 PM to crochet or knit prayer shawls and scarves which will be given to those in need of prayer and comfort. 
Coordinators: Connie George (connie@cgta.com) and Joanne Morris (morrisjoanne16@gmail.com)
September 19 
October 17 
November 21 
December 19 


"The Life of Jesus: R (Reading) and R (Reflecting) in the Gospel of Luke"
Weekly Post on Facebook by Pastor and Group Members and Group Meeting on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM.  
Coordinator:  Pastor Lynn Lampman (lplampman@comcast.net)
Sept. 6 (Luke 11:1-4) – Group Meeting
Sept. 12-18: (Luke 3:7-17) - Facebook
Sept. 19-25 (Luke 6:27-31) - Facebook
Sept. 26 – Oct. 2 (Luke 23: 26-43) - Facebook
Oct. 4 (Luke 1:39-55) – Group Meeting
Oct. 10-16 (Luke 1:30-38) - Facebook
Oct. 17-23 (Luke 19:45-47) - Facebook
Oct. 24-30 (Luke 4:16-28) - Facebook
Nov. 1 (Luke 18:1-6) – Group Meeting
Nov. 7-13 (Luke 6:32-36) - Facebook
Nov. 14-20 (Luke 22:14-23) - Facebook
Nov. 21-27 (Luke 23:1-5) - Facebook
Nov. 28 – Dec 4 (Luke 11:5-13) – Facebook
Dec. 6 (Luke1:26-30) – Group Meeting
Dec. 12-18 (Luke 2:1-7) - Facebook
Dec. 19 – 25 (Luke 2:8-20) - Facebook
Dec. 26 – Jan. 1 (Luke 2:21-38) – Facebook


Meditation
Each session will be held on the last Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM, and will begin with a short teaching about meditation or a guided meditation, followed by 20-30 minutes of mindful meditation.  Sessions will be held at Haverford Township Library (The Hub Room, second floor), 1601 Darby Road, Havertown, PA 19083.
Coordinator:  Pastor Lynn Lampman (lplampman@comcast.net)
September 27 
October 25 
November 29
December 27


"Potluck for Body and Soul"
A potluck supper will immediately follow worship for the purpose of getting to know one another better, incorporate more fully those who are new to St. James, and making time for the care of our bodies and souls through a nourishing  meal, and nurturing sharing and discussion. 
Coordinator: Lynne Major (lamajor1@comcast.net)
Sunday, October 30 (12:00-1:30 PM)


Sam’s Kitchen/Life Center
Is an opportunity to help cook a meal for homeless men, women and children at the Life Center (63rd and Market Streets) and low-income people from the neighborhood.  Please contact Coordinator Joanne Morris (joannemorris16@gmail.com) if interested in volunteering.
September 13 (6:00-8:00 PM) - Cooking
September 14 (6:00-8:30 PM) – Serving
November 9 (12:00-3:00 PM) – Cooking
November 9 (6:00-8:00 PM) - Serving


"Simplicity" Videos
A series of videos covering several aspects of living more simply (decluttering and organizing, not buying/focusing on experiences which bring great connection, a capsule wardrobe and living simply with children) will be sent to the congregation via email and posted on the church’s website every Wednesday in October.
October 5 – “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing” by Marie Kondo
October 12 – “A Year Without A Purchase: One Family’s Quest to Stop Shopping and Start Connecting” by Scott Dannemiller
October 19 – “Project 333: A Minimalist Clothing Challenge”
October 26 – “Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids,” Kim John Payne
         

Soul Collage® Workshop:"Playing with a Full Deck" 
Saturday, October 29 (11:00-4:00PM), at Haverford Township Library, (Board Room, second floor), 1601 Darby Road, Havertown, PA 19083.
Whether you are new to the making of SoulCollage® cards as a tool for tapping into your own insight and inner wisdom, and for those who already have more than a handful of cards in your deck, this workshop would be a good fit for you.  Throughout the day, you will have a chance to learn about and make cards in all four suits (Committee – different aspects of our personality, Community – people who have a specific impact on our lives, Companions - animal energies, and Council – archetypes).  This workshop with either help you start your deck or play with a full deck.  Come join us for a day of fun, new discoveries, and helpful insights.  Registration is required by October 23.
Leader:  Lynn Lampman (lplampman@comcast.net)


Retreat: " Living the Life We Desire"
Saturday, November 19 (10:00 – 3:00 PM)
What would happen if instead of making goals or a bucket list, we began by figuring out how we wanted to feel (what we really desired) and then make things happen that made us feel the way we wanted to?  During this workshop you will have the opportunity to figure out how you want to feel/what you really desire, and then make a plan so you can have those feelings and desires met from here on in.  When we have a clear understanding of our core desired feelings, then all our goals can be a means to create those feelings.  We will be using the process outlined in Danielle LaPorte’s book, The Desire Map: A Guide to Creating Goals with Soul.  Registration is required by November 13. 
Leader: Lynn Lampman (lplampman@comcast.net)