St. James in the News

Faithful pets celebrated in annual Blessing of the Animals at area churches (Daily Pilot, Oct. 6, 2021): The Daily Pilot highlights the Blessing of the Animals services at various churches in coastal Orange County, including ours at St. James, where a pig and a “unicorn” were blessed, among others. 

Inclusivity a watchword at Newport Beach church during Pride Month and beyond (Daily Pilot, June 23, 2021): The Daily Pilot covers Pride Month at St. James, noting how inclusivity is one of our core values, and highlights Rev. Cindy’s “Altarside Chat” with Joshua Vecchione, who transitioned from female to male back in 1977. Click here to read the article.

St. James Episcopal Church celebrates Pride Month in June (Daily Pilot, June 5, 2021): The Daily Pilot shows photographs of our church lit up in Pride colors during the month of June. Click here to read the article.

Churches Join Forces to Help Struggling Employees in the Shadow of Disneyland (The Living Church, April 16, 2021): St. James’ sister church, St. Michael’s in Anaheim, has been hard-hit by the COVID-19 crisis; many of its parishioners are essential workers. Rev. Cindy hopes that  “this is a long-lasting relationship [between the two churches] where we share each other’s successes and burdens as we move toward the common goal of bringing in the kingdom of God.” Click here to read the article.

Trauma in times of COVID-19 tackled in Newport Beach church’s Zoom series (Daily Pilot, Feb. 24, 2021)The Daily Pilot recently ran an article on our collective trauma summit this year, and how this past year has affected our congregation; click here to read the article.

Newport class makes astronomy accessible to visually impaired (Daily Pilot, May 17, 2019): St. James’ iDATA class, which has taught astronomy to both visually impaired and non-visually impaired students, is profiled in this article. These days, astronomy is more about data and programming, and less about peering into telescopes, making it accessible for visually impaired students. Click here to read the article.

Most Influential 2017: Meet the 100 top influencers in Orange County 

Rev. Canon Cindy Voorhees #4 of 101

(Orange County Register, Dec. 22, 2017

To see Rev. Cindy, scroll through images to #4.

Click here to read the article.