Every year we provide grants to more than a dozen social service organizations on the Outer Cape. Every other summer, we hold an Outreach Fair so that representatives from these organizations can tell us about their wide-ranging work in serving those in need. The fair always makes the needs of our neighbors more real for us, and helps us direct (and increase) our fund-raising efforts to these worthy causes. In alternate summers, we invite a few of our grant recipients to speak at the Patio Conversation.
“So what do Jeremiah and Jesus have to teach us in a summer chapel named for James the Fisherman? They teach us to mend the broken nets of our world, fish for God’s lost and despairing, care for the vulnerable, stand up for the oppressed, transform well-meaning naivete into faithful hope. They also teach us to move from dismissive arrogance to self-denying service, and from entitled ownership to genuine hospitality.”
~ The Very Rev. Tracey Lind, Priest-in-Charge,
sermon from the Feast of St. James, July 25, 2021
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