The men of St. James will once again take control of our kitchen to whip up a feast of pancakes and bacon so we can enjoy one last high-fat fling before the start of Lent. We'll plan to start serving about 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 13. Expect a big crowd because we'll be sharing our feast with the members of Community Bible Study, who use our building on Tuesday nights.
Let the confetti fly and the feathers, beads and masks come out of storage because we're having a Mardi Gras party! It's on Saturday, March 2, starting at 5:30 p.m. We'll serve New Orleans-style fare, play Dixieland jazz, have a parade and a float contest and crown a King and Queen of Mardi Gras. Come join in our revelry. Ideally, come in costume. If that's too much effort, come in a mask. But whatever you do, come!
Saint James is honored to have snagged an actual former President of the United States to join us on President's Day Weekend. Yes, Abraham Lincoln will be with us on Sunday, Feb. 17, speaking to our Adult Forum. His topic is "The Gettysburg Address: The Rest of the Story," and he'll share with us the details of his decision to change commanders just before the battle, his prayer, vow and consecration. We'll also learn more about the battle itself, the cemetery dedication that followed, and Lincoln's "few appropriate remarks." Whether you're a student of history, a follower of presidential spirituality, or just enjoy immersing yourself in a good story, this is one Adult Forum you're not going to want to miss.