Saint James Episcopal Church

Vocatus atque non vocatus, Deus aderit


We are a small, inclusive Episcopal Church that hosts a broad-based Spiritual Center for the community.
We seek new ways to relate with and serve God in this place and celebrate the fullness of life in each individual.


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Endurance - New Art Piece at McGowan House

Melissa, a talented artist and parishioner, recently gifted her latest work of art to Saint James. Now, you can find it on permanent display at McGowan House just above the stairway. Come take a closer look atEndurance and show your appreciation for Melissa‘s generous contribution!

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Climate Change, Addiction, and Spiritual Liberation: a Story for McGowan House - Thursday June 1st, 7pm

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An evening dedicated to the reading and commenting of Margaret Bullitt-Jonas’ essay, “Climate Change, Addiction, and Spiritual Liberation,” which highlights the urgent need for a transformation of society to preserve a habitable planet for human beings. Drawing on her personal journey of recovery from addiction and decades of climate activism, she explores how understanding addiction and recovery dynamics can inform our efforts to protect the web of life.
This essay has the potential to be a seminal reference for transformation, especially when discussed at McGowan House, a place of transition, spirituality, and healing. Let’s explore how this text can help us actualize the potential of this place as a transformative force for our community and beyond.

This is a FREE EVENT. Location: McGowan House’s living room.

Spirituality, Art and a Profound Sense of Place

McGowan house was built in 1918 as a spiritual retreat. Design of the house derives from the the influential early-20th century architects Charles Sumner Greene and Henry Mather Greene. Greene and Greene structures are prime exemplars of the American Arts and Crafts Movement emphasizing meticulous worksmanship with use of natural materials. Through the decades, it has become an ever more inclusive, welcoming place, a spiritual center for groups of diverse sensibilities. And just over a century after its first opening, this house was in need of significant repairs. Earlier this year, the whole roof  has been redone, handicap accessible bathrooms installed, the chimneys inspected, the original dining room and main entrance wood floors have been refinished, the basement has been cleaned out after many decades of accumulation and the kitchen was given a new life with fresh paint and new floors. May McGowan House remain that spiritual haven that welcomed  people striving to make our community a better place for the decades to come!

The Church and McGowan House have reopened

After a period of limited access, the church is celebrating the Holy Eucharist on Sunday mornings and the groups are gathering back again in McGowan House. Take a look at the Schedule page to see the calendar or at the Spiritual Center page to know more about McGowan House.