— Madeline Schroth, parishioner
My life has been changed in a way that influences so much of how I live here at home – thankfulness, giving, believing, loving, and an awareness of the breadth and diversity of God’s creation.
Reaching Out a Helping Hand
Have you ever filled a water bucket from a hand-pumped well? Built a church pew from scratch? Stuck your hands in thick gray mud and molded a brick? Stirred cornmeal mush over an open fire? Clapped your hands and danced in worship?
If these images intrigue you or scare you – or both – consider participating in a group mission trip. On a practical level, group mission trips combine service projects, worship, and fellowship with our brothers and sisters in Christ. On a spiritual level they take us out of our comfort zone and provide insight and growth in our individual journeys of faith. Explore the world and the world of faith as a family; build communities with others from St. James’.
St. James’ Partners in Mission trips are immersion experiences in partner dioceses within the Anglican Communion. They’re open to youth age 14+ (accompanied by a parent) and to adults.