The role of Congregational Care is crucial to St James and its vision to build community through ministries that strengthen our faith. St James offers a wide variety of pastoral ministries with both professional and lay leadership. We care about the whole person and walk together during times of joy, sorrow, and transition and bring the good news that nothing can separate them from the love of God in Christ Jesus. Please check out the ongoing ministries provided at St James.
For assistance in Divorce Care and Transportation please contact The Rev. Cheryl Brainard.
The Care Guild at St. James visits parishioners who are homebound or in care facilities. There are three teams who are assigned every three months to visit 3-5 people during the month. Visits last from 15-45 minutes and many participated in COHI training. If you know of someone who needs care or you would like to participate in this vital ministry, please contact the team leade…Read More »
St. James is a Community of Hope International (COHI) parish. Community of Hope International equips lay people to serve in all forms of pastoral care. Pastoral care is when a person is being "present" in a listening, compassionate, non-controlling manner to an individual or group for the purpose of consciously or unconsciously representing God to them and seeking to respond to …Read More »
Following the last service in the church, members of the Flower Guild rotate delivering the altar flowers to parishioners in hospitals, nursing homes, homes or to those celebrating special events. If you know someone who would enjoy the altar flowers, or if you’re interested in becoming a part of this ministry, you may email the team leader directly at the links below or by call…Read More »
This is a group of St. James parishioners who participated in the 14 module COHI training. They have hospital minister badges, and they visit St James parishioners when in the hospital. Please contact the church office if you have a hospital stay. Advance notice of upcoming surgeries is very helpful. We want to pray for you and would also like to pay a short visit when possib…Read More »
When someone you love dies, you experience grief in a number of ways and one size does not fit all. The way we react to and process grief depends on the relationship, manner of death, if and how you were able to say goodbye, your beliefs, your background, and your personality.
We also grieve many things other than death and we want to acknowledge this also. There is grief that com…Read More »
The St James Confidential Prayer Group is a dedicated group of St James parishioners who offer daily intercessory prayer for the needs and concerns of members and friends of St James parish. All information is held in the strictest confidence. Prayers will be offered for one month, or longer if requested. Anyone who feels called to the ministry of confidential prayer, please cont…Read More »
St. Martha’s Guild at S.t James provides care to our members by delivering meals to the sick, bereaved or those with new babies, writing notes, and making phone calls to individuals and families during life’s ups and downs. They also coordinate family receptions after memorial services. The Guild is comprised of over 100 members, working in teams headed by monthly team leaders …Read More »
A number of support groups meet on a regular basis to support one another through shared circumstances. See calendar listings for details.
Divorce Support—contact Cheryl Brainard for upcoming events
Marriage Enrichment—contact Cheryl Brainard for upcoming events