St. James Book Club, 10/5/16: Little Failure: A Memoir,

Last month, we had a nice discussion on May Sarton’s Plant Dreaming Deep. A drop-in participant actually knew May Sarton, which was a great addition to the conversation. The next selection is Little Failure: A Memoir, by Gary Shteyngart. According to Amazon:, “”Little Failure is the all too true story of an immigrant family betting its future on …


Blessing of the Animals, 10/2/2016

The Blessing of the Animals will take place at 11:30 am, after the 10 am service. All animals (safely restrained), plush toys, photos, or other models of beloved animals are also cheerfully and thankfully blessed. There is room enough for all!    


Robert E. Smith Concert, 10/21/2016

Our organist, Robert Edward Smith, will have his 70th birthday celebrated in grand style on October 21st. That’s when The Chamber Orchestra of Boston opens their season with an evening devoted to Robert’s own compositions. The event is open to the public; tickets are available at their web site, the link given above. Happy birthday, Robert! From …