- Band-Aid Drive
“And a little child shall lead them…”
For about a year we at St. James Church have been praying for a little girl named Cassidy McCarthy, the niece of parishioners Ed McCarthy and Jose Zambrana. When she was four she was diagnosed with cancer. This brave little girl underwent rigorous and debilitating chemotherapy for an extended period of time this past year. She is now six and happily the doctors have told her she is cancer free. They continue to monitor her health closely and are cautiously optimistic that this good news will continue into Cassidy’s future!
This is a wonderful story just as it is, but wait! There’s more!
Cassidy says that when she was undergoing treatment and had to deal with all the needles by which various treatments and tests were administered, the thing that cheered her up and made her feel better were the colorful kids’ bandaids that the nurses would put on the spot. But very often, the hospital ran out of them.
Cassidy wanted to reach out and help other children in that situation, so she started a work of charity to collect children’s bandaids to donate to the hospital so that other children might be cheered as she was but without fear the hospital would run out.
If you follow this link http://abc7ny.com/health/young-survivor-donating-band-aids-to-help-cancer-patients/2246756/ you can see and hear Cassidy herself. (She and her family live on the East Coast.)
November 12 is our stewardship ingathering ,when all who wish to support St. James Church financially make a pledge of giving for the coming year in support of St. James as a community of hope in a tumultuous world.
We think Cassidy is a symbol of that hope and of generosity, so we are also inviting all children to contribute a box of fun bandages on that same Sunday, November 12, which we will collect in a big box and happily send to Cassidy to help her meet her yearly goal of 1,000 boxes for hospitalized children.
Let us all be inspired by Cassidy’s courage, hope and generosity to do what we can!
- Emergency Notification
On Wednesday, November 8 we conducted a test of our emergency notification system. If you did not get a text or voicemail from us, let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- 2017 Holiday Boutique
With the holiday season officially upon us we want to invite you to the St. James' Holiday Boutique - November 16th 8am-4pm in Parish Hall. Come see a collection of St. James' family businesses as they show off their wares perfect for any gift giving on your growing to-do list. Stay tuned next week for more information regarding a raffle to win prizes from our vendors!
- Kindergarten Congratulations!