Advent greetings, In these first days of December, we begin the season of Advent. This is a team of waiting, anticipation, and hope. Even as the dark draws nearer and the days continue to shorten, we hope that the Light of Christ will dawn again, this time in us, as we live out Christ’s loving…

The Joy of Gathering These last few years, I have learned the deep joy of gathering with people. Being in other people’s presence, whether they are dear friends or new acquaintances, is vital. Our ability to come together and share in experiences, support one another through life’s transitions, and celebrate our collective journey is an…

St. James Presbyterian Climate Action Newsletter Called by God to serve 8 billion people with a sustainable earth. April 2023 Collected and edited by the Mission and Social Action Committee For questions and suggestions, contact Maureen Kosa or Carla Shafer   “But ask the animal, and they will teach you, or the birds in the…

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No Christmas caroling tonight! We’re erring on the side of caution with icy roads and cold temperatures this afternoon and evening. Stay home, stay warm. Peace to you. Seth

This month, I need to reflect on saying goodbye to one of my dearest Bellingham cafes, The Black Drop Coffeehouse, is closing, and I need to say a few words about it.  It’s incredible how a space can hold so many memories and deep connections to the stories of our lives. The Black Drop, located…

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St. James Presbyterian member and public health pediatrician Jennie McLaurin released “Designed to Heal: What the Body Shows Us about Healing Wounds, Repairing Relationships, and Restoring Community” this week! Pastor Seth read this fabulous book and wrote the following review. Pick up a copy at a local bookstore!  I remember some particularly gnarly cuts and…

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