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November 27, 2017  
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Next Adult Forum starts Dec. 3rd
The topic is How to Disagree Without Being Disagreeable.

Disagreements within the Church body are common and frequently lead to church splits because of our inability to disagree transparently. Is there a ‘godly’ way to handle conflict? Can we be true to our convictions without being unkind to those who disagree with us? How can being too agreeable set us up for conflict? What can we learn from our anger? Is conflict OK?
Is disagreement godly? Do we need to unify at all costs?
These questions and the topics below will be discussed:
How disagreement can be healthy.
Conflict is unavoidable and not necessarily bad.
God doesn’t call us to be doormats, but He also didn’t call us to be barbarians.
How can we disagree among ourselves without becoming enemies of each other and ultimately of God?
Come join us Dec. 3rd at our new time:12:15 to 1:15 at Campus Bible Church in the room directly across from the Solarium. Hope to see you there!

Taize Songs & Prayers
Come join us for a special service of beautiful Taize songs and prayers,
at Mia Studio & Gallery, 620 E. Olive Ave., Fresno.
We meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month.
Our next service is Tuesday, Nov. 28, 6:30 pm.

Children’s Sunday School
Children’s Sunday School lessons and activities are available for children ages preschool to 5th grade during the church service. Children meet in the back of the church during the Gradual (song before the Gospel reading) and will walk to the classroom together. They will return during the exchanging of the peace so they can join their families during Communion. If you have questions, or are interested in helping with children’s ministry, please contact Paula Velez (559-389-8042 or kasadevelez@gmail.com).

Daughters of the Holy Cross Prayer Box
The Daughters of the Holy Cross have a prayer box for your prayer requests. The Daughters will pray for you daily for one month or longer upon your request. Cover yourself in prayer by these servants of God.

Disciples of Christ – Meets Wednesdays 7 pm to 8:30 pm
at the home of Forest and Cheri Risch
303 Minnewawa, Clovis CA.
For more information contact
Chris Whitehead 908-2012 or Forest Risch 385-4191

Widows in Christ
We meet the 1st Tuesday of the month
Fellowship and Prayer Support
For more information contact Dana Taylor 559-437-0971
If we walk in the light as HE is in the light, we have fellowship with one another.
1 John 1:7

VISITING MINISTRY
We would like to form a group of volunteers who would be interested in visiting our parishioners who are unable to attend church on Sundays. Please pray and consider this important ministry. There is a sign-up sheet in the Narthex.

Sound Ministry needs an Apprentice
We are still prayerfully looking for an apprentice in the Sound Ministry to help John Downing on Sunday mornings and special events. If you are considering this opportunity to serve, let us show you more. Speak with John or Fr. Carlos. And… God bless you!

Nominations are open for Vestrymembers . . .
The election of vestrymembers will be at the St. James’ annual meeting in January 2018. An eligible nominee is (a) a baptized person in good standing with St. James Anglican Church; (b) whose name is enrolled in the register of the church; (c) who is a communicant who regularly participates in worship services at the church; (d) who is a faithful financial contributor of record; who has either been confirmed or received into the Anglican Church; (e) who is at least 18 years of age; and (f) who has satisfied the foregoing requirements for at least ninety days prior to the date of an election. Prayerfully consider who would be willing to share their expertise and leadership skills with St. James.

A Reminder to our Congregation
During communion, please wait until the usher excuses your row to go forward to take Communion. Our Prayer Teams need to receive Communion at the altar first so they will be available for prayer during Communion time.

St. Columba ACW
Christmas Luncheon & Boutique
Where: 5073 N. Palm
When: December 2, 2017
Boutique 11:00 am – 2 pm
Lucheon 12pm – 1pm
Cost $8.00 for lunch
proceeds go to Evangel Home
and after school program
Good News Club
call Mary K. or Susan at the office if interested in attending
559-222-3721

IMPORTANT DATES – Special Church Services

Next Sunday December 3rd Lessons & Carols
at 7:00 pm at Campus Bible Church near Palm & Shields.

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