2022 Annual Meeting

Our St. James Annual Meeting happened January 30, 2022. At our Annual Meeting we talk about what happened the previous year, our ministries, events, Food Bank, financials, etc... We talk about our hopes for the new year and goals we have for our St. James community.

One of the highlights of every Annual Meeting is the presentation of the Camille Sawaya Award. This year our recipients were the Parent family, and Michael Brown & Laura Orcutt, our worship leaders. Here is an article, written by our Senior Warden, Angela Micklos, about the award.

By Angela Micklos, Senior Warden

As many of you know, Camille Sawaya was a beloved Deacon at St. James who was known for her generosity and outstanding service. Unfortunately, she passed away in 2006 from cancer. The parish created the Camille Sawaya Award as a tribute to her and her service to St. James. The recipient(s) of this award is/are chosen annually by the Sr. Warden and announced at the annual meeting. While it’s an honor and privilege to make this selection, it’s also a very difficult choice, as there are so many folks who give of their time and talent - - - often when nobody is around.

For the benefit of those of you who were unable to attend the annual meeting on January 30th, it’s my pleasure to report that the 2021 Camille Sawaya Award recipients are Michael Brown, Laura Orcutt, and the Parent family (Jesse, Julia, Alec, Jasmine, and Kai). Michael and Laura were instrumental throughout 2021 leading us in online worship. They both were so dedicated to making online Morning Prayer flow smoothly, and they certainly played an integral role in sustaining us as a worship community. Many thanks to Michael and Laura!

The Parent family has been involved with the St. James Food Bank for as long as I can remember. Several years ago, when he was still a teenager, Alec bravely and adeptly assumed the role of volunteer coordinator with unwavering dedication, which is no small feat. The Parent family has devoted an enormous amount of time and effort to ensure that the parish never missed a beat serving those who are food insecure, regardless of the ever-shifting protocols necessitated by the pandemic.

I sincerely thank you on behalf of St. James and the community members we serve.

Peace and blessings,


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