St. James is planning a summer filled with rest, relaxation, fellowship, fun and formation together in community.  There are core groups of people already planning to attend each of these events, and you are welcome to join them!  

Check back periodically as more events will definitely be added as they are scheduled.  And if you have an idea for an event, talk to Elsa about it.


Sunday, May 27 - Movie at the Colonial - “RBG” 

Meet friends from St. James at 1:50 in the Colonial Theatre's lobby to watch this well-reviewed movie at 2pm (run time 97 minutes).  If you’re free, join us at the Coop afterward for a snack and to discuss the movie.

    Questions?  Contact Jaclyn


Tuesday, June 26 - Apple Hill Summer Concert

6pm for dinner, 6:45 pre-concert talk, 7:30 concert.  For $15 enjoy their buffet dinner or bring your own picnic.  There are picnic tables there, but some people bring blankets for the grass or lawn chairs.  Reservations are required for the dinner - call 847-3371.  Reserved seating for the concert ($30 for adults or $15 for students) can be purchased online at   There also may be unreserved barn seating available that night for $15, or if not, you can listen from outside on the lawn.

    Questions?  Contact Linda


Saturday, July 7 - Prayers on the Water: an afternoon of spiritual kayaking - 3pm.

There are 7 kayaks available, or bring your own. Consider bringing your journal/camera/sketchbook.  Participants will gather for some prayer and inspiration and then be sent out onto the water to contemplate God in nature (or, if you'd rather not kayak, sit on the shore or on the porch for some quiet time.) We'll conclude together with discussion and prayer. If you’d like to stay afterward for a potluck BBQ, bring something for the grill for yourself and a side dish or dessert to share.  Buns, condiments, chips and beverages will be provided. Event takes place at Island Pond in Stoddard.  This is a weather permitting event.  If there is a question about weather suitability, contact Elsa

Please RSVP to Elsa


Sunday, July 15 - Old Fashioned Hymn Sing after church

Gather around the piano to sing some of your favorites!  You're also welcome to bring your favorite hymnal to share a particular favorite that may not be in our own.

Questions?  Contact Theresa


**NEW** Tuesday July 17 "Hearts Beat Loud" Movie Night

Meet in the lobby of the Colonial at 6:50pm to watch the movie together, then we'll go out somewhere for a snack or drink to talk about it.

Questions?  Contact Caity


Wednesday, July 18 - Nelson Mandela's Birthday Celebration - Central Square, 12-1

Come hear the Grand Monadnock Youth Choirs and guest speakers, including Elsa.  More info HERE


Sunday, July 22 - Feast of St. James - Outdoor Sunday Service and Church Picnic at Ashuelot Park - 9am

Due to rain in the forecast, our service will be held in the church building.  We'll try again next year!

Please bring a lawn chair, sun protection, bug repellant and your own picnic as well as any sports equipment, games, musical instruments or other fun things you’d like to bring to the party. We're celebrating our usual Eucharist service for the Feast of St. James outside this year, weather permitting! (note - there is no service in our building on July 22 unless we are rained out.) 

Questions or want to help?  Contact Elsa


***NEW*** Tuesday, July 31 - "Won't You Be My Neighbor" Movie Night

Meet in the lobby of the Colonial at 6:50pm to watch the movie together, then we'll go out somewhere for a snack or drink to talk about it.

Questions?  Contact Caity


Saturday, August 18 - Goose Pond Prayer Walk  - 10 - noon 



Sunday, August 19 - Feast of Jonathan Daniels - 9AM    

Our guest preacher this year at our annual Sunday service honoring our hometown saint, Jonathan Daniels, will be the Rev. Jason Wells, executive director of the NH Council of Churches. Members of the Grand Monadnock Youth Choirs will also be with us in addition to our own St. James Choir. You are invited!


***NEW*** Sunday, August 26 - Mindful Coloring - after church

Colored pencils, markers, paper - come try out a way to relax and center yourself  with some mindful coloring.  We'll start and end with prayer and enjoy a lot of colorful creativity in between.  All materials will be provided, but if you have some of your own you'd like to bring, that's fine too.  Lemonade and snacks will be served, and if you'd like to bring a bag lunch or a nibble to share, you are welcome to.

Questions?  Contact Jenn


Tuesday, Aug 28- Orchard Hill Pizza Night in East Alstead - 5pm. ***Note Date Change***

This weekly event benefits a different local non-profit each week and all the profits are given away. Start time is 5 PM, but they suggest you get there early, as the crowd fills in fast. For $9 they provide a crust, sauce, cheese and access to their pizza night picking garden plus paper plates and cups for water. You bring your own favorite toppings, silverware if you want and a picnic blanket / lawn chair. BYOB

    Questions and to arrange carpooling - contact Caity


Saturday, Sept 29 - Goose Pond Prayer Walk - 10am to noon

Come enjoy the beauty of creation with a group of others at Goose Pond in Keene on Saturday, September 18 from 10-noon.  We will start at the Goose Pond Parking Lot on East Surry Road and walk the Goose Pond loop with stops for prayer, readings, music and quiet.  Personal reflection time will be included, as well as time to connect with others.  Bring a journal or sketch pad if you’d like.  All are welcome.  This is a weather permitting event and includes walking up and down hills and over uneven terrain.

    Questions?  Contact Kerry