Operation Christmas Child (OCC) Opportunities
Operation Christmas Child is just around the corner.
There are two opportunities to volunteer this year:
1) At St. James during National Collection Week (November 11-19). Our church is a Drop-Off Center where other churches and organizations will bring their full Christmas Shoe boxes.
2) At the Processing Center, where the Christmas Shoe boxes are opened and inspected; if not full, items are added and then the boxes are packed into shipping cartons to be distributed though-out the world. OCC now has a permanent location for the Processing Center, 4200 Bonita place, Fullerton. The Processing Center will open the day after Thanksgiving, Friday Nov. 23 and remain open until all the shoe boxes are shipped by mid December. For more information contact Phillip Bemis at
Thanksgiving Eve Service
Before Thanksgiving Day with turkey, family, and football, we will give thanks to God in a worship service on Wednesday, November 21 at 7:00 pm. Join us for this important time when we pause to remember that God is the giver of all good gifts and we are blessed because of His goodness to us.
Wednesday, November 21, 2018  at 7:00 pm
Welcome Gatherings for Pastor Brian Schultz!
Please sign up in Trane Hall to attend one of the intentionally small group dinners or luncheons where you can meet and get to know Pastor Brian and give him the opportunity to meet and know you! Choose a dinner or a lunch, bring a salad, appetizer, or dessert if able. Let’s us know if you need a ride. Don’t wait, as the groups are purposely small and will fill up quickly. Questions, call Pam Svalstad at 949-232-7744 or call the church office at 949-999-3900. Different Dates Available.
Service of Institution for Our New Rector!
Mark your calendar now to be with us on Sunday, December 9 when our Bishop will lead us in an Anglican Service of Institution of our new Rector, the Rev. Canon Brian Schulz.  On this special Sunday we will join together as one family at one service at 9 am to witness Pastor Brian officially receive from the Bishop his role and authority as our pastor and leader. The congregation plays a part in this service too, so be sure to be with us!
Sunday, December 9, 2018  at 10:00 am
Christmas Party at Paularino Elementary School
Please plan for an afternoon of fun with Paularino families and staff as we decorate cookies, take family photos, enjoy Christmas music and invite them to our Christmas Eve Services. To help, and for more information, please email Linda Fleming at
Saturday, December 15, 2018  from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Held at:Paularino Elementary School
             Multi-Purpose Room            
             1060 Paularino Ave,
             Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Mark Your Calendar for Our Upcoming Events
• December 9 & 16: Christmas Gift Shop     
  Proceeds will go for “Playground Awning”
• December 24 Christmas Eve     
   Family Service at 4:00 pm & Traditional at 7:45 pm
• December 25 Christmas Day
  Christmas Day Eucharist at 10:00 am
Monday Night Prayer Group Meets Weekly
The Monday Night Prayer Group meets every Monday at 6 pm in the large conference room.  Come and pray for St. James, our country, personal prayer requests and the needs of others.
Monday Evenings  at 6:00pm
Reaching Out to Homeless in Our Community
Trellis, the organization which links churches with community needs, provides opportunity for us to work with the homeless population in our area. If you are interested in learning more about how you could serve on a one-time or regular basis, please contact Joan Hearn, our congregation’s point person for this area of ministry. Email her at