Worship During the COVID-19
On August 13, 2020, the Bishop's office approved St. James'
Convenant for Gathering Anew: Building Use (read our Convenant here)
Convenant for Gathering Anew: Outdoor Gatherings (read our Convenant here)
Click here for our certificate of reopening filed with the State of New York and our safety plan.
We continue to hold worship services by Zoom as the Regathering Committee works on A/V to allow for hybrid services and we wait for a subsidance of COVID-19 cases in Oneidia County and the Diocese of Central New York.
We are committed to a safe opening which will take place in slowly opening our presmise over serveral months in 2021.
Read the Diocesean directive: Click here, updated November 2020.
View the Rt. Rev. Dr. DeDe Duncan-Probe's November 2020 message for a "Faithful response to the COVID-19 coronavirus" by clicking on the link (image) below.
"Indoor in-person gatherings are suspended in all parishes of the Episcopal Diocese of Central New York beginning November 29, 2020. Robust online worship and opportunities for learning and connection continue. Outdoor and “drive-in” gatherings, with Holy Eucharist, are permitted, as is live-streaming and recording worship from within church buildings. Essential community outreach ministries continue."