Serving Jesus in Gaza: A Conversation with Suhaila Tarazi

“We are not numbers. We are human beings. We all need to live in peace. After all, Arabs and Jews are all children of Abraham. We are cousins. And I think it’s about time to live together and solve this problem.”

—Suhaila Tarazi, director of Al-Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza.

Last month, St. James was honored to host Suhalia Tarazi, director of Al-Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza to hear how the war has affected their ministry and mission there. As part of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, the hospital does the work of Jesus in profound ways and it was heartbreaking to hear what has happened and inspiring to hear her continued and resilient hope for peace in the Holy Land for all people, regardless of faith or ethnicity. If you weren’t able to make the forum or you would like to revisit it, you can now watch the entire talk below.

Coffee and the Spirit (and other gifts of God): A Homily for Pentecost

If you’ve been around me for any length of time, chances are you’ve seen me with a cup of coffee, or I’ve invited you out for coffee, or you’ve heard me express a need for coffee. Coffee occupies a pretty central place in my life.  The first time I was ever asked to...

St. James at the Hendersonville Pride Picnic

St. James will be present at the Hendersonville Pride Picnic at Jackson Park on Saturday, June 8, from noon to 5 p.m. along with several other welcoming religious communities including our fellow Episcopalians at St. John in the Wilderness, Holy Family Mills River,...

Register for the 2nd Annual St. James Crawfish Boil!

Registration is open for the second annual St. James Crawfish Boil on Saturday, June 1! Join your parish family and bring your friends to a Crawfish Boil with all the fixins on Saturday, June 1 from 4-7 p.m. Enjoy an evening of mouthwatering crawfish and sides, music,...

St. James presents Choral Evensong on Sunday, May 5 at 5:00 p.m.

Join us for Choral Evensong, a beautiful, quintessentially Anglican service of sung Evening Prayer that has elements of drama and ritual that nourish the spiritual life of all of us. The service is based on elements of Holy Scripture and comes from a long history,...