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 each Sunday's services, members of the Flower Guild rotate delivering the altar flowers to parishioners in hospitals, nursing homes, homes or to those celebrating special events. Names of recipients are usually given to us by the clergy, but feel free to make requests. If you know someone who would enjoy the altar flowers, or if you're interested in becoming a part of …Read More »
This is a group of St. James parishioners who participated in the 14 module COHI training. They have hospital minister badges and visit parishioners who are 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 possible.
Hospital Vi…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 »
Anyone who feels called to the ministry of confidential prayer, please contact the Rev. …Read More »
St. Martha's Guild provides care to St. James parishioners by delivering meals to the sick, the bereaved and to families with new babies. We also write notes, make phone calls and deliver simple gifts or food to individuals and families confronted with life's ups and downs. St. Martha's Guild is also responsible for the coordination of our parish's funeral receptions. This guild…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