During this Advent and Christmas season we have many opportunities to celebrate at St. James. Consider inviting a friend to share in the special events of this season.

Advent Soup, Service & Labyrinth Walk:
Wednesday, December 5th, 6:00-8:15pm.
Join us on this 1st Wednesday in Advent for Soup, 6:00pm; Holden Prayer Service, 6:45pm;
Labyrinth Walk, 7:15pm.

Lucia Sunday:
December 9th, 9:30am.
We commemorate Lucy, a martyr of Syracuse, who lived in 304 CE. We celebrate Lucia during a special church service and at coffee hour following.

Bach Cantata Vespers:
Sunday, December 9th, 5:00pm.
Celebrate Advent as the St. James Bach Choir and Orchestra present Bach’s Cantata 30. A reception in the Pioneer Chapel follows the service.

St. James Artist Craft Sale:
Sunday, December 16th, 10:30am & 6:00pm.
Our talented artists and members of St. James share their creations with you. Come and be inspired and do some Christmas shopping at the same time!

Jazz Vespers:
Sunday, December 16th, 5:00pm.
Our December Jazz Vesper always features some familiar Christmas tunes played by our shining in-house jazz quartet and featuring one of Portland’s jazz luminaries.

Advent Labyrinth Walk:
Friday, December 21st, 5:30-6:30pm.
Celebrate the Winter Solstice with a walk in our courtyard labyrinth and silent meditation.

Christmas Eve Children’s Service:
Monday, December 24th, 4:30pm.
This is always a hit with the young families. The children’s excitement anticipates the joy of Christmas morning.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service with The Flame:
Monday, December 24th, 7:00pm.
Join our friends in our Mission Church, supporting the LGBTQ community.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service:
Monday, 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:
Tuesday, December 25th, 10:00am.
A joyous service celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, with Communion and Carols.

Carols and Cookies:
Sunday, December 30th, 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!