Connect 2018

Connect 2018

2018 is an important year for St James. It is the fifth and final year of the CONNECT initiative, but it is also the year in which we commemorate the 25th anniversary of the St James Church Massacre and celebrate our 50th Birthday.

Each of these facts is important in their own right, but they all have something fundamental and vital in common; for through each one, we experience and are dependent on the grace of God given to us in Jesus Christ.

As part of CONNECT 2018 we thus want to:

Remember all that God in His grace has done for us and be thankful

Rejoice in the Lord and celebrate His grace to us

Renew our commitment to the Lord and, by His grace, stand firm in Him

2018 is thus a year to look back at where we have come from as a church. From small beginnings, we have grown into a large and diverse congregation with an important part to play in the service of King Jesus and in His kingdom purposes.

It is also a year to look up to the Lord in praise and in dependence on Him for fresh outpourings of His grace. And it is a year to look forward to all that the Lord in His grace might yet accomplish among us and through us, in our lifetime and in future generations.