St. James has many opportunities to celebrate during this Advent and Christmas season. Consider inviting a friend to share in the special events of this season.

  • Advent & Christmas Cleaning & Decorating: Saturday, December 7th, 9:00am …
    Join us as we prepare St. James for the holidays. It’s always a fun way to get in the holiday mood. Cleaning and decorating start at 9:00am. There will be soup and bread for lunch!
  • Contemplative Prayer – Wonder and Awe: Saturday, December 7th, 9:30-11:00am …
    During Advent and Epiphany we will focus our hearts on the sense of wonder and amazement. Join us in the St. James Library. Consider walking the courtyard labyrinth beforehand at 9:00am.
  • Lucia Sunday: December 15th, 9:30am …
    We commemorate Lucia, a martyr of Syracuse who lived in 304 CE. We celebrate Lucia during a special church service and at coffee hour following.
  • Jazz Vespers with Allan Mair: Sunday, December 15th, 5:00pm …
    Our December Jazz Vesper features some familiar Christmas tunes played by our shining in-house jazz quartet and one of Portland’s jazz luminaries.
  • Advent Labyrinth Walk – Winter Solstice and Return to Light: Saturday, December 21st, 5-7:00pm …
    Celebrate the Winter Solstice with a labyrinth walk and silent meditation, followed by a time of reflection, song, and silence in the Pioneer Chapel.
  • Christmas Eve Candlelight Service: Tuesday, December 24th, 4:30pm …
    Bring the whole family for this service of candlelight, Eucharist, and carol singing.
  • Christmas Eve Feeding the Houseless: Tuesday, December 24th, 6:15pm …
    We turn our songs to acts of care.
  • Christmas Eve Candlelight Service: Tuesday, December 24th, 11:00pm …
    This beautiful service, rich in carol singing, celebrates Christ’s birth among us. Music starts at 10:30pm.
  • Christmas Day Service: Wednesday, December 25th, 10:00am …
    A joyous service celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ with Communion and carols.
  • Carols and Cookies: Sunday, December 29th, 11:00am …
    Advent is over and we finally get to sing our favorite Christmas songs! This has become a popular event for members of St. James. And you don’t even need a hymnal to sing along!