Blessings Week is Coming!
What is Blessings Week? While every week is technically a blessings week and time to support others, each November our church family makes time to be intentional about giving back to the community. Blessings Week is an annual St. James Parish tradition, where the week before the Thanksgiving holiday, we collectively reflect on our own blessings and give back to our community in a meaningful way.
November 17 | St. James
During the church service as an offering, please bring your donations for this week’s ministries. Please make sure to label your donations to ensure they get to the correct outreach ministry.
ECW Collecting Hygiene Products for the Farmworker Ministry
Help pack ziplock bags filled with Hygiene products. Led by the ECW; [email protected]
Hygiene products needed (regular size):
● Body Wash
● Dental Floss
● Insect repellent
Episcopal FarmWorker Ministry
November 19 | Church Office Drop Off
There is an ongoing need for the following items for the Farmworkers:
● Men’s long-sleeved shirts sizes S, M, and L
● Men’s shoes and socks sizes 7-10
● Men’s underwear sizes S,M, and L
● Books in Spanish for the lending library
● Board games, soccer balls, volleyballs
● Bandanas and baseball caps
SJDS Diaper Drive for Babies of Madison County
November 18-22 | Day School Lobby Drop-Off
Each year when the youth group goes to Glory Ridge, we see extreme poverty. The high cost of baby supplies, especially diapers and wipes, for parents’ extremely limited budgets. Please bring baby diapers (any size and brand) to the St. James Day School lobby. The St. James Youth will be collecting these items and taking them to Madison County. Drive lead by Day School Director, Amy Taylor. Please send any questions to her at [email protected]
GOOD SHEPHERD CENTER CANNED FOOD DRIVE
November 18-22 | Church Office Drop-Off
The Good Shepherd Center has been an integral ministry of St. James Parish. The 20’s/30’s will help GSC once again by asking the congregation to drop off canned goods and other essentials to be delivered to the office at any time prior to Sunday, November 24th. We will be asking children to bring these to Christian formation. They include: Canned Goods, Bottled Water, Pasta and Pasta Sauce, Snack Packs for lunch boxes, Rice, Pancake Mix, Grits, Spices, Sandwich bags Olive oil, Ibuprofen/Tylenol, & Condiments. A full list is can be provided as needed. Questions? Please reach out to Anne Williams at [email protected]
ANGEL TREE TAG PICK UP
November 24 | World’s Greatest Coffee Hour | Great Hall
Led by Betsy McDonald; [email protected] This Christmas, St. James will sponsor 50 children from the Brigade Boys and Girls Club. Parishioners again have the option of donating gift cards to help the Brigade directors “fill in the gaps” where the needs of the children have not been met by gift donations. Please stop by the church office to receive more information. Angel Tree gifts are to be dropped off at the church by Sunday, December 8. If you have questions please contact Betsy McDonald.
-Gifts unwrapped but labeled with Child’s name and tracking number found on the tag
-Blue or pink slip accompanying angel tag to be filled out with the sponsor’s information for gift tracking
-Gifts to be returned to the Angel Tree located in the Great Hall by Sunday, Dec 08, 2019