St. James Outreach: Get Involved!
St. James Parish is deeply involved with the community. Opportunities abound for those who wish to live Christ's mission to "Love thy neighbor as thy self." Our Outreach programs include:
Adult Mission Trips St. James Parish takes one adult mission trip per year, alternating domestic and international locations. Time investment is about one week.
Angel Tree Project
This is an annual Christmas project in which parishioners purchase gifts for needy children.
Episcopal Farmworker Ministry
In partnership with the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina and East Carolina, we assist with food and clothing for the immigrant workers at Newton Grove.
Family & Neighborhood Institute
This Wilmington organization uses St. James Parish’s facilities for part of a summer program that provides recreation, cooking instruction and arts & crafts to young children.
Good Shepherd Soup Kitchen
Parishioners volunteer to prepare and/or serve food to the guests of Good Shepherd for about three hours, once a month.
Meals on Wheels
During months with a 5th Sunday, volunteers prepare, package, and/or deliver meals to homebound individuals and families in our community.
The St. James Parish Outreach Committee spreads God’s love through community ministries through financial support and hands-on support.
Our parish gift shop offers a variety of gift items. All profits go to St. James Parish outreach programs.
Volunteers work with individuals who come to the St. James Parish Office for various forms of assistance Monday through Thursday from 10-11 a.m. Commitment is about one hour every second or third week.
Volunteer drivers are needed to pick up donated food for approximately two hours on Monday mornings (excluding holidays) for the Good Shepherd Soup Kitchen.
St. James Homeless Shelter at Good Shepherd
Under the direction of Good Shepherd staff, these volunteers check in shelter guests. Time investment can range from 3-4 hours to an entire evening.