Sep
29
2:00 PM14:00

CROP Hunger Walk

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The 2019 CROP Hunger Walk for St. Joseph County will take place on the afternoon of Sunday, September 29 (time is TBA). The walk will begin at Zion United Church of Christ (across from Howard Park). More information will be forthcoming, but we hope to put together a good crew of walkers. Sponsorship of Team Saint James can be made by supporting individual walkers, by making a team contribution using a Care & Share envelope on any Sunday in September, or through the Givelify app.

Click here for CROP Hunger Walk Resources that you can share via social media.

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Sep
29
4:00 PM16:00

Central Deanery Pre-Convention Meeting

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Delegates to the 121st Diocesan Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Indiana are encouraged to attend the pre-convention meeting in their respective Deanery. At this meeting, delegates will review and discuss any proposed resolutions, committee nominations, General Convention deputy nominations, and the proposed Financial Statement of Mission.

The Central Deanery will also elect a new Dean of the Central Deanery to a two-year term as well as clergy members to Diocesan Council during the pre-convention meeting.

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Sep
15
12:30 PM12:30

Safeguarding God's Children Training

The Cathedral of Saint James is offering Safeguarding God's Children training on the following dates. This training is open to anyone in the Diocese of Northern Indiana.

  • Thursday, September 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (Eastern)

  • Sunday, September 15, 12:30-2:30 p.m. (Eastern)

If you have volunteers, vestry members, or staff that need to complete this training, please encourage them to attend. No RSVP is needed, but a general idea of how many people to plan for would be helpful. Please email Nathaniel Warne, Assistant to the Dean, with the names of people that plan to attend.

If you have specific questions regarding the content of the Safeguarding God's Children training, who in your faith community is required to take the class, etc., please review the Diocesan safety information on the Diocesan website or email Mtr. Terri Bays.

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Sep
12
6:30 PM18:30

Safeguarding God's Children Training

The Cathedral of Saint James is offering Safeguarding God's Children training on the following dates. This training is open to anyone in the Diocese of Northern Indiana.

  • Thursday, September 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (Eastern)

  • Sunday, September 15, 12:30-2:30 p.m. (Eastern)

If you have volunteers, vestry members, or staff that need to complete this training, please encourage them to attend. No RSVP is needed, but a general idea of how many people to plan for would be helpful. Please email Nathaniel Warne, Assistant to the Dean, with the names of people that plan to attend.

If you have specific questions regarding the content of the Safeguarding God's Children training, who in your faith community is required to take the class, etc., please review the Diocesan safety information on the Diocesan website or email Mtr. Terri Bays.

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Aug
18
2:00 PM14:00

Child/Youth Formation Discussion

The Formation Committee invites you to join us at the South Bend Chocolate Cafe on Sunday, August 18 from 2-3 p.m. for a discussion about our nursery, child, and youth formation at the Cathedral of Saint James. We would love to hear feedback from parents, volunteers, or anyone who has ideas to contribute to our program. We are also in need of many more helping hands in our nursery so if you are available/interested please join us to learn more! Questions? Email Charissa Warne.

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Jul
31
7:00 PM19:00

Adult Formation Discussion Group

The Formation Committee invites you to join us at the South Bend Chocolate Cafe on Wednesday, July 31 from 7-8 p.m. for a discussion about adult formation at the Cathedral of Saint James. We want to hear your thoughts about what you've enjoyed about adult formation at Saint James in the past, what topics you're interested in, and how we can improve in the future. Questions? Email Steven Slaubaugh.

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Jul
27
4:30 PM16:30

After Whiteness: Embracing the virtue of refusal

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Please join the Fellowship for Protestant Ethics for a public lecture by award winning author, professor, and minister Dr. Willie James Jennings. Jennings' book The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race won the American Academy of Religion Award of Excellence in the Study of Religion in the Constructive-Reflective category the year after it appeared and, in 2015, the Grawemeyer Award in Religion, the largest prize for a theological work in North America. Englewood Review of Books called the work a “theological masterpiece.” Writing in the areas of liberation theologies, cultural identities, and anthropology, Jennings has authored more than 40 scholarly essays and nearly two-dozen reviews, as well as essays on academic administration and blog posts for Religion Dispatches.

Jennings' talk "After Whiteness: Embracing the Virtue of Refusal" will explore the prospects and limits of protestant ethics in the face of anti-black ideological deformation. The event will be held on Saturday, July 27th from 4:30-6 p.m. at the Episcopal Cathedral of Saint James (117 N Lafayette Blvd., South Bend, IN 46601).

For more information please contact Kyle Lambelet.

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Jul
19
1:00 PM13:00

Peg Swadener Retirement Luncheon

Peg Swadener retired on the last day of June after 20 years at Federal-Mogul. We’re going to celebrate work well done and a new chapter begun with Peg! Let’s gather at Simeri’s Old Town Tap on Friday, July 19 at 1 p.m. for a dutch-treat lunchtime celebration. Just to make sure we have enough goulash and pie, please let Fr. Brian know if you are planning to attend.

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Jul
17
6:30 PM18:30

Daughters of the King Summer Book Study

All women are invited to join the Daughters of the King for their summer book study. The group is reading and discussing Seeing for Ourselves: Biblical Women Who Met Jesus by Katarina Katsarka Whitley. The next meeting is Wednesday, July 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the Pokagon Room of the downtown St. Joseph County Public Library. Chapters 5-8 will be discussed.

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Jul
14
6:00 PM18:00

CSJ Worship Discussion Group

What do you love about our worship? What different things would you like to see incorporated in our worship? The Chapter Worship and Formation Committee would like to hear your feedback. Join us Sunday night, June 23 and July 14 at 6 p.m. at the Chocolate Cafe for a conversation on worship.

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Jul
14
11:30 AM11:30

Outreach and Evangelism Discussion Group

A church community, filled with the light of Christ’s teachings and a shared commitment to carrying them to the world beyond its physical doors, reaches out to do just that through the work of outreach and evangelism. At Saint James, we just connected with our neighbors in a (sweetly) tangible and immediate way through the one-day outreach of Shortcakes on the Blacktop. But what other ways might our community be the hands and feet of Christ in the world? What compelling services—or practical programs—can we develop and implement here that would allow us to share God’s love with those who most need to know it, thereby fully serving our church’s intended purpose? Please come and share your ideas with fellow members Al Whitfield and Wendy Wilson, as we search together for meaningful ways to reach back out to our community in Christ’s love. We will meet after the second service on Sunday, July 14 at 11:30 a.m. at Chicory Cafe. We look forward to hearing your thoughts!

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Jun
30
to Jul 6

Episcopal Diocese of Northern Indiana Sr. High Mission Week

The Sr. High Mission Week is looking forward to another great year of mission opportunities this summer and are looking forward to their hears being filled with the Holy Spirit in service. The week of missions will be held from a base site at the Hemingway House, located in Killington, VT. This year, there is a limited number of teens (11-12) plus four adults that can go on the trip. Please get your registration forms in early. If you have questions, please email Carol Bianchini, Sr. High Youth Ministries Director.

Registration link
Registration packet

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Jun
24
7:00 PM19:00

Education for Ministry Information and Orientation Meeting

Education for Ministry is a unique four-year distance learning certificate program of theological education based upon small group study and practice. Since its founding in 1975, this international program has assisted more than 80,000 participants in discovering and nurturing their call to Christian service. EfM helps the faithful encounter the breadth and depth of the Christian tradition and bring it into conversation with their experiences of the world as they study, worship, and engage in theological reflection together.

A group consists of between 6-12 participants. Enrollment is for one 36-week cycle at a time. Cost is $375 per year. The required texts are provided, although students will need to provide their own Bible. The Oxford Revised Standard Version Study Bible is recommended.

An information and orientation meeting will be held on Monday, June 24 at 7 p.m. Our hope is to begin the EfM year in early September. The group will meet on Monday evenings from 7-9:30 p.m. Contact Mtr. Tina Velthuizen at (574) 210-2662 for additional information.

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Jun
16
to Jun 22

Episcopal Diocese of Northern Indiana Summer Youth Camp

The Diocese of Northern Indiana Summer Camp is offered for kids entering 3rd-9th grade in the upcoming school year. It is held at Camp Alexander Mack in Milford, Ind. on the shores of Lake Waubee. This year’s theme, Journey with Jesus: Never Stop Exploring, is designed to encourage a sense of wonder and adventure in living life with Christ. From being lost and found in the temple to walking the road to Emmaus, Jesus never stopped exploring ways to teach and witness God’s love to all. Visit the camp website for answers to many FAQs as well as some photos from last year.

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Shortcakes on the Blacktop
Jun
14
11:00 AM11:00

Shortcakes on the Blacktop

Join us for the 27th annual Shortcakes on the Blacktop! Each delicious homemade shortcake is served with fresh strawberries, whipped cream, and ice cream. The cost is $5 per serving. All proceeds are donated to local nonprofits. The 2019 recipients are the Madison School Shoe Project, O’Hana Heritage Foundation/A Rosie Place, and St. Margaret’s House.

To schedule a delivery, call (574) 707-5130 by June 7. Deliveries are available on June 14 to Notre Dame and the downtown South Bend area between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

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Jun
8
9:00 AM09:00

Indy Pride Parade and Festival

Join the Episcopal Dioceses of Indianapolis and Northern Indiana as we celebrate our LGBTQ+ clergy and parishioners as well as share God’s love with the broader LGBTQ+ community!

People come from all across the state to participate in Indy Pride. This is a great opportunity to show the LGBTQ+ community that there are welcoming Episcopal churches in the local communities. Last year, more than 50 people from he Diocese of Indianapolis participated in the parade and volunteered at the festival. This year, the Dioceses of Northern Indiana and Indianapolis are coming together to more fully represent the many Hoosier communities where we strive to make manifest Christ’s love for all.

9 a.m. - Bilingual Prayer Service
10 a.m. - Indy Pride Parade
11 a.m. Indy Pride Festival (EDNIN has a booth!)

Sign-up for an hour time-slot to volunteer at our booth!

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Jun
4
6:30 PM18:30

Daughters of the King Book Study

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Join us for our new book study “Seeing for Ourselves: Biblical Women Who Met Jesus” by Katarina Katsarka Whitley. The book can be purchased through Amazon for $14. We will meet the first Tuesday of the month from 6:30-8 p.m. The first meeting will be June 4 in the Pokagon Room of the Main Library downtown. We will discuss the first four chapters at our first meeting, but it’s ok if you haven’t ready them all. Contact Joni Carlson with questions.

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May
30
7:00 PM19:00

Ascension Day Service

As a sign of Christian unity and in celebration of full communion, Lutherans and Episcopalians will be worshipping together for this Principle Feast of the Church.

The Rt. Rev. Dr. Douglas E. Sparks, Preaching
Rev. Heather Apel, Presiding

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Apr
13
12:00 PM12:00

Daughters of the King Founders Luncheon

The Order of the Daughters of the King is a fellowship of women who commit their lives to prayer, service, and the spread of the Kingdom of God. The DOK at the Cathedral invites all women and girls to attend their Founders Luncheon.

The Founders Luncheon will be held on Saturday, April 13 from 12-1:30 p.m. in the Social Hall at First Presbyterian Church. Soup, salad, and cookies will be served. In addition to learning about DOK, there will be a guest speaker who will provide insight into the Kairos Outside Ministry. This is an amazing program that supports the wives, mothers, and daughters of the program and ways to get involved, such as knitting prayer shawls, doing specific arts and crafts, and making cookies.

Please come, eat, and learn more about DOK and the Kairos Outside Ministry and feel free to invite your family, friends, and neighbors! Please sign up on the sign-up sheet in the hallway outside the Chapel at First Presbyterian or RSVP by April 9 to Celeste Hilliard.

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Apr
13
9:30 AM09:30

Movie Morning for Kids: The Prince of Egypt

In this animated retelling of the Book of Exodus, Egyptian Prince Moses (Val Kilmer), upon discovering his roots as a Jewish slave, embarks on a quest to free his people from bondage. When his plea is denied by his brother Rameses (Ralph Fiennes), the new pharaoh, a series of horrific plagues strike Egypt. Moses finally leads the Israelites to freedom by parting the Red Sea and drowning the Egyptian army. God then gives Moses the Ten Commandments, a list of rules for his people to live by.

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