The suspension of Sunday worship due to the COVID-19 pandemic is putting significant financial pressure on all churches. This will be a particular challenge for us at St. James for at least two reasons:
It is critical at this time that we continue to support St. James' financially. You can do so in one of the following ways:
No one should feel obliged to maintain their previous level of giving if they are suffering loss of income due to the present crisis, but even in this difficult economic time, some of us may find ourselves able and wanting to give more than we usually do. Please give this request your prayerful consideration.
Please know that we are making every effort to reduce our expenditures at St. James. All thermostats in the building have been set to 16 degrees to save on energy costs. Also, the Diocese is considering how best to offer financial relief to parishes. We will let you know when this announcement is made.
Please be assured of my prayers for you and your loved ones during this extraordinary time.