Open Hearts Club 2020 Activities

Open Hearts Club 2020 Activities

We have a lot planned for 2020 in the Open Hearts Club. Teens and tweens of all backgrounds and from any faith tradition—or none at all—are welcome to our open and inclusive teen gatherings.

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Advent & Christmas Worship at Saint James

Advent & Christmas Worship at Saint James

Join us for engaging, meaningful, beautiful worship during the holiday and Christmas season. We are an open and inclusive church in downtown Dexter, Michigan. Everyone is welcome here! See the full schedule here . . .

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Cookie Walk at Saint James

Cookie Walk at Saint James

Saturday, December 7, 10am–2pm (until cookies are sold out). Enjoy a variety of local, homemade cookies to share with family and friends during the busy holiday season, including a small selection of gluten-free cookies.

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Open Hearts Club Holiday Party

Open Hearts Club Holiday Party

Thursday, December 5, 5-7pm. Join us for our December meeting, with a “white elephant” gift exchange, craft activity, and snacks. Or come on November 14 for a community dinner with our young folks and their friends and families.

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Shifting Gears: Climate Change & the Auto Industry

Shifting Gears: Climate Change & the Auto Industry

Thursday, November 7, 6:30–8:30pm. Transportation is the biggest source of carbon emissions in the US. What effect do greenhouse gas emissions have on the planet’s climate? How can individuals change behaviors and advocate for policies that help reduce emissions?

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Grace and Thanksgiving: Songs of Gratitude

Grace and Thanksgiving: Songs of Gratitude

Sunday, October 13, 4:30pm. Early American and European hymns and anthems help us explore God’s abundant love for us and our own grateful response for the fall harvest and all that the land gives us. Music of Billings, Pachelbel, and Alice Parker and Robert Shaw’s celebrated setting of Amazing Grace.

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The Human Face of Incarceration

The Human Face of Incarceration

Thursday, September 26, 6:30–8:30pm. How do the US’s high levels of incarceration affect our communities? What alternatives do we have to imprisoning those who break the law? Join us to discuss and unpack our sentencing practices, the ongoing war on drugs, mental illness and incarceration, and what restorative justice can do for communities.

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Open Hearts Club—Kickoff 2019

Open Hearts Club—Kickoff 2019

Thursday, September 12, 5–7pm. Join the first Open Hearts Club meeting of the year. Get to know each other and plan out meeting times and activities for the coming months over snacks, caramel apple making, crafts, and other fun activities. All youth ages 11 and older are welcome.

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Chill Out at Saint James

Chill Out at Saint James

Whether or not you’re buying chicken dinners at the Chicken BBQ, all are welcome into our air-conditioned building on Dexter Daze weekend—anytime between 11am and 3pm on Friday and Saturday.

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Chicken BBQ

Chicken BBQ

Saturday, August 10 | 11am until sold out! Saint James Episcopal Church in Downtown Dexter, 3279 Broad Street

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Blessing of the Animals

Blessing of the Animals

Sunday, July 28, 10:45am. God is the creator of all living creatures, and we are called to care for God’s good creation. Join us as we bless the animals around us—large and small—that fill our lives with joy . . . and perhaps a little mischief.

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