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In Luke’s Gospel, Jesus begins his ministry with the declaration, “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor.” That life truly can be different for everyone, especially the poor, the hungry, the struggling, and the unloved is at the core of God’s dream for us. Here at St. James’, we believe that our faith is fully realized not just through prayer and worship, but in acts of service, love, and justice. Our discipleship is meant to be a gift to the world—and a gift to us, too.

Volunteer Covenant

Jesus said to them “for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’
                                                                                       Matthew 25:35-36

How to Serve

Our ministries welcome any and all new volunteers—and we want you to feel well-equipped to participate. Throughout the year, we’ll be hosting small Mission Brunches so you can get to know our programs, and other orientation and training opportunities.

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We offer a number of opportunities to work with a number of organizations to allow you to help within your community. Some groups we work with include:

Clergy Discretionary Fund
Find out more about how St. James' Church allocates its budget for spending, repairs, missions, etc.
Grants Program
Every year, St. James' Grants Committee awards grants to small community-based organizations to carry out their mission in our city. Grants are funded by the Second Time Around thrift sales, which are held here in the spring and fall.