Rivulets of the aging plaster workers have begun removing from the sanctuary walls of St. James Episcopal Church look like an oversized ant colony. Its sanctuary in downtown Wilmington has been transformed into a scaffolding city as the church fixes the wooden tops of its stained glass windows and repaints the interior. The sanctuary will be closed for renovations until October, and the church is using its parish hall for worship services in the meantime.
The Rt. Rev. Henry Parsley, the retired Tenth Bishop of Alabama, will lecture on "An Evening with a Bishop & Flannery - encounters with grace" on the spiritual themes and occurrences in Southern wordsmith Flannery O'Connor's works.