Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.

—1 Corinthians 12:4-7

What are spiritual gifts?

Everyone has gifts to share; whether it’s a natural talent or ability, a learned skill, or even a special sense of fulfillment from a particular activity. As Christians, we believe our skills and talents are also gifts to us–abilities endowed by the Holy Spirit to enrich our lives, and the life of the world.  

From the first days of the church, folks like St. Paul said that the healthy functioning of the church will come as each member exercises their particular spiritual gifts. St. Paul loved the image of the church as the body of Christ, many gifts coming together for the building up of the community. 

To explore your own gifts, use this inventory created by the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island.

Take the Spiritual Gifts Inventory

Be sure to return to this page with your results so you can see how your spiritual gifts connect with the life we share at St. James’, and explore ways God might be calling you to serve, both in our parish and our wider community. 

We hope this inventory and directory are helpful tools for your own understanding and discernment. For the purpose of this quiz, spiritual gifts are identified as Administration, Communication, Craftsmanship, Exhortation/Encouragement, Faith, Giving, Healing, Hospitality, Leadership, Mercy and Caregiving, Missionary, Musician, Prophet, Serving, Teacher, and Wisdom. 

Match your Spiritual Gifts to St. James' Ministries

Administration

Administration is the ability to coordinate and organize people and projects; to ensure that dreams, goals and plans are realized in a smooth and efficient manner for the glory of God.  

Here are ministries at St. James’ that utilize the gift of Administration:


Altar Guild

Prepare and care for the altar, vestments, vessels and linens and prepare the Church for worship services. 

CONTACT | Brenda Husson

EMAIL | bhusson@stjames.org


Acolyte/Crucifer

Vest for services and assist in liturgical duties such as lighting altar candles, carrying the processional cross, or assisting the priest in preparing the altar at Communion. 

CONTACT | Vicki Hall for children acolytes; Zack Thompson for adult acolytes

EMAIL | vhall@stjames.org

EMAIL | zthompson@stjames.org


Thrift Sales

Volunteer at one of our semi-annual thrift sales and/or help in preparations. 

CONTACT | Grace Beacham

EMAIL | gbeacham@stjames.org


Receptions and Suppers

Assist in planning and setting up for various parish receptions and suppers throughout the year, like our annual Christmas Caroling.

CONTACT | Grace Beacham

EMAIL | gbeacham@stjames.org


Homecoming 

Help plan and assist in the annual parish homecoming celebration in September. 

CONTACT | Grace Beacham

EMAIL | gbeacham@stjames.org


Parish Life Committee

Serve on the committee that helps plan and coordinate our parish life and fellowship events. 

CONTACT | Grace Beacham

EMAIL | gbeacham@stjames.org


Wedding Guild

Assist the bride & groom, their families, and the clergy officiant, both at the wedding rehearsal and on “the big day” itself..

CONTACT | Grace Beacham

EMAIL | gbeacham@stjames.org


Family Fridays 

Assist in coordinating monthly events for families on Friday evenings.

CONTACT | Vicki Hall

EMAIL | vhall@stjames.org


Friday Friends 

Help organize periodic events for middle school-aged youth on Friday evenings. 

CONTACT | Calvin Bushman

EMAIL | cbushman@stjames.org


Easter Egg Hunt 

Help with our annual event on Easter Sunday for kids of all ages. 

CONTACT | Vicki Hall

EMAIL | vhall@stjames.org 


Samaritan’s Closet 

Help to sort or distribute new and gently used clothing to our meal program guests and others in need.

CONTACT | Co’Relous Bryant

EMAIL | cbryant@stjames.org


Youth Group Leader 

Serve as a leader and teacher with the youth of the parish. 

CONTACT | Calvin Bushman

EMAIL | cbushman@stjames.org


Finance Committee 

Assist the Treasurer and Director of Finance in managing the parish finances. 

CONTACT | Jerry Sgambati

EMAIL | jsgambati@stjames.org


Property Committee 

Assist the Junior Warden and other members of the Property Committee in managing the ongoing maintenance of our properties. 

CONTACT | The Rev. Brenda Husson

EMAIL | bhusson@stjames.org

Communication

With the gift of Communication, others can hear, learn and understand God and deeper spiritual truth; Communication may take a variety of forms, and often involves bringing more voices to the conversation.  

Here are ministries at St. James’ that utilize the gift of Communication:


Lay Reader 

Read parts of the worship service, typically scripture and prayers. 

CONTACT | Zack Thompson 

EMAIL | zthompson@stjames.org

 


Parish Supper 

Help prepare our parish hall for our occasional parish suppers.

CONTACT | Grace Beacham

EMAIL | gbeacham@stjames.org

 


Sunday School Teacher 

Teach and assist in the spiritual formation of our children on Sunday mornings.

CONTACT | Vicki Hall

EMAIL | vhall@stjames.org


Family Fridays 

Assist in coordinating monthly events for families on Friday evenings.

CONTACT | Vicki Hall

EMAIL | vhall@stjames.org


Children and Family Ministries Committee 

Serve on a committee that helps shape the direction of children and family ministries. 

CONTACT | Vicki Hall

EMAIL | vhall@stjames.org


Small Groups 

Grow in your faith by participating in a small group of parishioners focused on fellowship, prayer, and spiritually focused study. 

CONTACT | The Rev. Jay Sidebotham

EMAIL | jsidebotham@stjames.org


Bulletins 

Help assemble bulletins and programs for church services and special events. 

CONTACT | Marisa Curcio

EMAIL | mcurcio@stjames.org

Craftsmanship

Craftsmanship involves all the ways we can use our hands and minds to build up the Kingdom of God through artistic, creative means.  

Here are ministries at St. James’ that utilize the gift of Craftsmanship:


Altar Guild 

Prepare and care for the altar, vestments, vessels and linens and prepare the Church for worship services. 

CONTACT | Brenda Husson

EMAIL | bhusson@stjames.org


Choir 

Add your voice to one of our choirs at the morning services. 

CONTACT | Davis Wortman for adult choirs; Loraine Enlow for children’s choirs

EMAIL | dwortman@stjames.org

EMAIL | lenlow@stjames.org


Candle Team 

Assist in setting up candles for our 6pm candlelight Communion, as a meditative spiritual practice before worship. 

CONTACT | Grace Beacham

EMAIL | gbeacham@stjames.org


Advent Wreath 

Assist in our annual gathering to make personal Advent wreaths. 

CONTACT | Grace Beacham

EMAIL | gbeacham@stjames.org


Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

Serve as a cook or host at our annual Shrove Tuesday pancake supper. 

CONTACT | Grace Beacham 

EMAIL | gbeacham@stjames.org 


Decorating 

Help us ready the church for events throughout the year, like Share the Joy and our annual Christmas Village. 

CONTACT | Grace Beacham

EMAIL | gbeacham@stjames.org


Family Fridays 

Assist in coordinating monthly events for families on Friday evenings.

CONTACT | Vicki Hall

EMAIL | vhall@stjames.org


Easter Egg Hunt 

Help with our annual event on Easter Sunday for kids of all ages. 

CONTACT | Vicki Hall

EMAIL | vhall@stjames.org


Community Kitchen Meal Program 

Assist in preparing and serving lunch to ~100 hungry and homeless guests at St. James’. 

CONTACT | Co’Relous Bryant

EMAIL | cbryant@stjames.org


Bulletins 

Help assemble bulletins and programs for church services and special events. 

CONTACT | Marisa Curcio

EMAIL | mcurcio@stjames.org

Exhortation/Encouragement

Exhortation is to call forth the best from others; standing beside those in need to offer counsel and encouragement to help them move forward.  

Here are ministries at St. James’ that utilize the gifts of Exhortation and Encouragement:


Lay Reader

Read parts of the worship service, typically scripture and prayers. 

CONTACT | Zack Thompson 

EMAIL | zthompson@stjames.org


Parent Lunch

Help coordinate our annual luncheon for parents. 

CONTACT | Vicki Hall 

EMAIL | vhall@stjames.org  


Children and Family Ministries Committee 

Serve on a committee that helps shape the direction of children and family ministries. 

CONTACT | Vicki Hall

EMAIL | vhall@stjames.org


Tuesday Morning Women’s Bible Study

Participate in a Tuesday morning women’s group to study scripture and share support in life and faith. 

CONTACT | The Rev. Zack Thompson

EMAIL | zthompson@stjames.org


Friday Morning Men’s Group

Participate in a Friday morning men’s group that looks at Sunday’s readings and shares faith. 

CONTACT | The Rev. Jay Sidebotham

EMAIL | jsidebotham@stjames.org


Healing Prayer 

Become a trained healing prayer minister and offer prayer with parishioners after the worship services. 

CONTACT | The Rev. Eva Suarez

EMAIL | esuarez@stjames.org


Lay Eucharistic Minister 

Bring the Sacrament of the Eucharist to homebound or hospitalized parishioners.

CONTACT | The Rev. Eva Suarez

EMAIL | esuarez@stjames.org


Youth Group Leader

Serve as a leader and teacher with the youth of the parish. 

CONTACT | Calvin Bushman

EMAIL | cbushman@stjames.org


St. Jamesians’

Help coordinate events for parishioners in their 20s and 30s, focused on faith, fellowship, and service. 

CONTACT | Calvin Bushman

EMAIL | cbushman@stjames.org


Christmas Pageant Volunteer 

Help out during the annual Christmas pageant. 

CONTACT | Calvin Bushman 

EMAIL | cbushman@stjames.org

Faith

While we all work to have Faith, the Holy Spirit empowers some of us with extraordinary trust in God’s promises, power and presence; they are able to share their confidence with others and cast a vision for the future.

Here are ministries at St. James’ that utilize the gift of Faith:

Chalice Bearer

Serve consecrated wine at our Eucharistic services. 

CONTACT | The Rev. Zack Thompson

EMAIL | zthompson@stjames.org


Ashes-to-Go

Distribute ashes and offer prayer to our neighbors at the Subway stations on Ash Wednesday.

CONTACT | The Rev. Zack Thompson

EMAIL | zthompson@stjames.org


Morning and Evening Prayer

Officiate at Morning and Evening Prayer from the Book of Common Prayer in the Chapel. 

CONTACT | The Rev. Jay Sidebotham

EMAIL | jsidebotham@stjames.org


Grants Committee

Serve on this committee tasked with making site visits and determining grants to be made to small social service agencies throughout the city. 

CONTACT | Co’Relous Bryant

EMAIL | cbryant@stjames.org


Small Groups

Grow in your faith by participating in a small group of parishioners focused on fellowship, prayer, and spiritually focused study. 

CONTACT | The Rev. Jay Sidebotham

EMAIL | jsidebotham@stjames.org


EfM 

Participate in Education for Ministry, a four year curriculum on scripture and church history. 

CONTACT | Jay Sidebotham

EMAIL | jsidebotham@stjames.org


Lay Eucharistic Minister

Bring the Sacrament of the Eucharist to homebound or hospitalized parishioners.

CONTACT | The Rev. Eva Suarez

EMAIL | esuarez@stjames.org


Finance Committee

Assist the Treasurer and Director of Finance in managing the parish finances. 

CONTACT | Jerry Sgambati

EMAIL | jsgambati@stjames.org


Investment Committee

Assist the Vestry, Treasurer, and Director of Finance in managing the parish’s investments.

CONTACT | Jerry Sgambati

EMAIL | jsgambati@stjames.org


Property Committee 

Assist the Junior Warden and other members of the Property Committee in managing the ongoing maintenance of our properties. 

CONTACT | The Rev. Brenda Husson

EMAIL | bhusson@stjames.org

Giving

The Holy Spirit empowers some of us to offer their energies, abilities and material resources for the work of the church with exceptional willingness, cheerfulness and generosity.

Here are ministries at St. James’ that utilize the gift of Giving:

Grants Committee

Serve on this committee tasked with making site visits and determining grants to be made to small social service agencies throughout the city. 

CONTACT | Co’Relous Bryant

EMAIL | cbryant@stjames.org


Samaritan’s Closet

Help to sort or distribute new and gently used clothing to our meal program guests and others in need.

CONTACT | Co’Relous Bryant

EMAIL | cbryant@stjames.org


Finance Committee 

Assist the Treasurer and Director of Finance in managing the parish finances. 

CONTACT | Jerry Sgambati

EMAIL | jsgambati@stjames.org


Investment Committee

Assist the Vestry, Treasurer, and Director of Finance in managing the parish’s investments.

CONTACT | Jerry Sgambati

EMAIL | jsgambati@stjames.org


Property Committee

Assist the Junior Warden and other members of the Property Committee in managing the ongoing maintenance of our properties. 

CONTACT | The Rev. Brenda Husson

EMAIL | bhusson@stjames.org

Healing

To have the gift of Healing is to share in restoring the sick and struggling through prayer, companionship, and hope for the future.

Here are ministries at St. James’ that utilize the gift of Healing:

Candle Team

Assist in setting up candles for our 6pm candlelight Communion, as a meditative spiritual practice before worship. 

CONTACT | Grace Beacham

EMAIL | gbeacham@stjames.org


Ashes-to-Go

Distribute ashes and offer prayer to our neighbors at the Subway stations on Ash Wednesday.

CONTACT | The Rev. Zack Thompson

EMAIL | zthompson@stjames.org


Healing Prayer

Become a trained healing prayer minister and offer prayer with parishioners after the worship services. 

CONTACT | The Rev. Eva Suarez

EMAIL | esuarez@stjames.org


Lay Eucharistic Minister

Bring the Sacrament of the Eucharist to homebound or hospitalized parishioners.

CONTACT | The Rev. Eva Suarez

EMAIL | esuarez@stjames.org

Hospitality

Hospitality is the distinctive ability to create an environment that makes people feel welcome, cared for, and valued.

Here are ministries at St. James’ that utilize the gift of Hospitality:

Altar Guild

Prepare and care for the altar, vestments, vessels and linens and prepare the Church for worship services. 

CONTACT | The Rev. Brenda Husson

EMAIL | bhusson@stjames.org


Usher

Greet worshippers at the beginning of service and assist at the worship services during the offering and Communion.

CONTACT | Calvin Bushman for youth; The Rev. Zack Thompson for adults

EMAIL | cbushman@stjames.org

EMAIL | zthompson@stjames.org


Morning and Evening Prayer

Officiate at Morning and Evening Prayer from the Book of Common Prayer in the Chapel. 

CONTACT | The Rev. Jay Sidebotham

EMAIL | jsidebotham@stjames.org


Parish Supper

Help prepare our parish hall for our occasional parish suppers.

CONTACT | Grace Beacham

EMAIL | gbeacham@stjames.org


Advent Wreath

Assist in our annual gathering to make personal Advent wreaths. 

CONTACT | Grace Beacham

EMAIL | gbeacham@stjames.org


Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

Serve as a cook or host at our annual Shrove Tuesday pancake supper. 

CONTACT | Grace Beacham 

EMAIL | gbeacham@stjames.org


Receptions and Suppers

Assist in planning and setting up for various parish receptions and suppers throughout the year, like our annual Christmas Caroling.

CONTACT | Grace Beacham

EMAIL | gbeacham@stjames.org


Homecoming

Help plan and assist in the annual parish homecoming celebration in September. 

CONTACT | Grace Beacham

EMAIL | gbeacham@stjames.org


Parish Life Committee

Serve on the committee that helps plan and coordinate our parish life and fellowship events. 

CONTACT | Grace Beacham

EMAIL | gbeacham@stjames.org


Wedding Guild

Assist the bride & groom, their families, and the clergy officiant, both at the wedding rehearsal and on “the big day” itself.

CONTACT | Grace Beacham

EMAIL | gbeacham@stjames.org


Parent Lunch

Help coordinate our annual luncheon for parents. 

CONTACT | Vicki Hall 

EMAIL | vhall@stjames.org 


Osborne Association Partnership

Chaperone a weekend outing, or help to organize and put on annual events (like our School Supply Drive and Share the Joy Christmas Party) for children with an incarcerated parent. 

CONTACT | Co’Relous Bryant

EMAIL | cbryant@stjames.org


Community Kitchen Meal Program

Assist in preparing and serving lunch to ~100 hungry and homeless guests at St. James’. 

CONTACT | Co’Relous Bryant

EMAIL | cbryant@stjames.org


Samaritan’s Closet

Help to sort or distribute new and gently used clothing to our meal program guests and others in need.

CONTACT | Co’Relous Bryant

EMAIL | cbryant@stjames.org


Membership/Evangelism Committee

Serve on a committee tasked with visioning and implementing a plan of evangelism and new member incorporation. 

CONTACT | The Rev. Zachary Thompson

EMAIL | zthompson@stjames.org


St. Jamesians’

Help coordinate events for parishioners in their 20s and 30s, focused on faith, fellowship, and service. 

CONTACT | Calvin Bushman

EMAIL | cbushman@stjames.org


Christmas Pageant Volunteer

Help out during the annual Christmas pageant. 

CONTACT | Calvin Bushman 

EMAIL | cbushman@stjames.org

Leadership

Leadership is the ability to motivate and direct people to harmoniously accomplish a larger goal, and to encourage and enhance the efforts of others.

Here are ministries at St. James’ that utilize the gift of Leadership:


Parish Supper

Help prepare our parish hall for our occasional parish suppers.

CONTACT | Grace Beacham

EMAIL | gbeacham@stjames.org


Receptions and Suppers

Assist in planning and setting up for various parish receptions and suppers throughout the year, like our annual Christmas Caroling.

CONTACT | Grace Beacham

EMAIL | gbeacham@stjames.org


Parish Life Committee

Serve on the committee that helps plan and coordinate our parish life and fellowship events. 

CONTACT | Grace Beacham

EMAIL | gbeacham@stjames.org


Parent Lunch

Help coordinate our annual luncheon for parents. 

CONTACT | Vicki Hall 

EMAIL | vhall@stjames.org


Children and Family Ministries Committee

Serve on a committee that helps shape the direction of children and family ministries. 

CONTACT | Vicki Hall

EMAIL | vhall@stjames.org


St. Jamesians’

Help coordinate events for parishioners in their 20s and 30s, focused on faith, fellowship, and service. 

CONTACT | Calvin Bushman

EMAIL | cbushman@stjames.org

Mercy and Caregiving

Mercy has the power to bring relief, comfort and hope to people who are hurting; giving them a sense of companionship, dignity, and peace.

Here are ministries at St. James’ that utilize the gifts of Mercy and Caregiving:


Usher

Greet worshippers at the beginning of service and assist at the worship services during the offering and Communion.

CONTACT | Calvin Bushman for youth; The Rev. Zack Thompson for adults

EMAIL | cbushman@stjames.org

EMAIL | zthompson@stjames.org


Ashes-to-Go

Distribute ashes and offer prayer to our neighbors at the Subway stations on Ash Wednesday.

CONTACT | The Rev. Zack Thompson

EMAIL | zthompson@stjames.org


Migration and Refugee Ministry

Join parishioners in ministry activities focused on serving refugees, migrants and immigrants. 

CONTACT | The Rev. Eva Suarez

EMAIL | esuarez@stjames.org


Healing Prayer

Become a trained healing prayer minister and offer prayer with parishioners after the worship services. 

CONTACT | The Rev. Eva Suarez

EMAIL | esuarez@stjames.org


Lay Eucharistic Minister

Bring the Sacrament of the Eucharist to homebound or hospitalized parishioners.

CONTACT | The Rev. Eva Suarez

EMAIL | esuarez@stjames.org


Wedding Guild

Assist the bride & groom, their families, and the clergy officiant, both at the wedding rehearsal and on “the big day” itself.

CONTACT | Grace Beacham

EMAIL | gbeacham@stjames.org

Missionary

Missionaries are able to communicate and listen across boundaries, and minister effectively in cultures different than their own.

Here are ministries at St. James’ that utilize the gifts of a Missionary:

 


Ashes-to-Go

Distribute ashes and offer prayer to our neighbors at the Subway stations on Ash Wednesday.

CONTACT | The Rev. Zack Thompson

EMAIL | zthompson@stjames.org


Osborne Association Partnership

Chaperone a weekend outing, or help to organize and put on annual events (like our School Supply Drive and Share the Joy Christmas Party) for children with an incarcerated parent. 

CONTACT | Co’Relous Bryant

EMAIL | cbryant@stjames.org


Community Kitchen Meal Program

Assist in preparing and serving lunch to ~100 hungry and homeless guests at St. James’. 

CONTACT | Co’Relous Bryant

EMAIL | cbryant@stjames.org


Migration and Refugee Ministry

Join parishioners in ministry activities focused on serving refugees, migrants and immigrants. 

CONTACT | The Rev. Eva Suarez

EMAIL | esuarez@stjames.org


Membership/Evangelism Committee

Serve on a committee tasked with visioning and implementing a plan of evangelism and new member incorporation. 

CONTACT | The Rev. Zachary Thompson

EMAIL | zthompson@stjames.org

Musician

Musicians are able to bring glory and praise to God through song; they help to both deepen our worship and encourage others to raise their own voices. 

Here are ministries at St. James’ that utilize the gifts of a Musician:


Choir

Add your voice to one of our choirs at the morning services. 

CONTACT | Davis Wortman for adult choirs; Loraine Enlow for children’s choirs

EMAIL | dwortman@stjames.org

EMAIL | lenlow@stjames.org


Christmas Pageant Volunteer

Help out during the annual Christmas pageant. 

CONTACT | Calvin Bushman 

EMAIL | cbushman@stjames.org

Prophecy

Guided by prayer and scripture, people with the gift of Prophecy are able to speak God’s demand for mercy and justice to our current day.

Here are ministries at St. James’ that utilize the gift of Prophecy:


Church School Teacher

Teach and assist in the spiritual formation of our children on Sunday mornings.

CONTACT | Vicki Hall

EMAIL | vhall@stjames.org


Friday Morning Men’s Group

Participate in a Friday morning men’s group that looks at Sunday’s readings and shares faith. 

CONTACT | The Rev. Jay Sidebotham

EMAIL | jsidebotham@stjames.org


Healing Prayer

Become a trained healing prayer minister and offer prayer with parishioners after the worship services. 

CONTACT | The Rev. Eva Suarez

EMAIL | esuarez@stjames.org

Serving

The gift of Service involves accomplishing practical and necessary tasks which free up, support, and meet the needs of others; in Service we willingly share one another’s burdens and identify closely with their needs.

Here are ministries at St. James’ that utilize the gift of Serving:


Acolyte/Crucifer

Vest for services and assist in liturgical duties such as lighting altar candles, carrying the processional cross, or assisting the priest in preparing the altar at Communion. 

CONTACT Vicki Hall for children acolytes; Zack Thompson for adult acolytes 

EMAIL | vhall@stjames.org

EMAIL | zthompson@stjames.org


Candle Team

Assist in setting up candles for our 6pm candlelight Communion, as a meditative spiritual practice before worship. 

CONTACT | Grace Beacham

EMAIL | gbeacham@stjames.org


Chalice Bearer

Serve consecrated wine at our Eucharistic services. 

CONTACT | The Rev. Zack Thompson

EMAIL | zthompson@stjames.org


Thrift Sale

Volunteer at one of our semi-annual thrift sales and/or help in preparations. 

CONTACT | Grace Beacham

EMAIL | gbeacham@stjames.org


Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

Serve as a cook or host at our annual Shrove Tuesday pancake supper. 

CONTACT | Grace Beacham 

EMAIL | gbeacham@stjames.org


Receptions and Suppers

Assist in planning and setting up for various parish receptions and suppers throughout the year, like our annual Christmas Caroling.

CONTACT | Grace Beacham

EMAIL | gbeacham@stjames.org 


Homecoming

Help plan and assist in the annual parish homecoming celebration in September. 

CONTACT | Grace Beacham

EMAIL | gbeacham@stjames.org


Parish Life Committee

Serve on the committee that helps plan and coordinate our parish life and fellowship events. 

CONTACT | Grace Beacham

EMAIL | gbeacham@stjames.org


Parent Lunch

Help coordinate our annual luncheon for parents. 

CONTACT | Vicki Hall 

EMAIL | vhall@stjames.org 


Friday Friends

Help organize periodic events for middle school-aged youth on Friday evenings. 

CONTACT | Calvin Bushman

EMAIL | cbushman@stjames.org


Easter Egg Hunt

Help with our annual event on Easter Sunday for kids of all ages. 

CONTACT | Vicki Hall

EMAIL | vhall@stjames.org


Grants Committee

GRANTS COMMITTEE

Serve on this committee tasked with making site visits and determining grants to be made to small social service agencies throughout the city. 

CONTACT | Co’Relous Bryant

EMAIL | cbryant@stjames.org


Osborne Association Partnership

Chaperone a weekend outing, or help to organize and put on annual events (like our School Supply Drive and Share the Joy Christmas Party) for children with an incarcerated parent. 

CONTACT | Co’Relous Bryant

EMAIL | cbryant@stjames.org


Community Kitchen Meal Program

Assist in preparing and serving lunch to ~100 hungry and homeless guests at St. James’. 

CONTACT | Co’Relous Bryant

EMAIL | cbryant@stjames.org


Samaritan’s Closet

Help to sort or distribute new and gently used clothing to our meal program guests and others in need.

CONTACT | Co’Relous Bryant

EMAIL | cbryant@stjames.org


Migration and Refugee Ministry

Join parishioners in ministry activities focused on serving refugees, migrants and immigrants. 

CONTACT | The Rev. Eva Suarez

EMAIL | esuarez@stjames.org


St. Jamesians’

Help coordinate events for parishioners in their 20s and 30s, focused on faith, fellowship, and service. 

CONTACT | Calvin Bushman

EMAIL | cbushman@stjames.org


Bulletins

Help assemble bulletins and programs for church services and special events. 

CONTACT | Marisa Curcio

EMAIL | mcurcio@stjames.org

Teaching

Teachers are gifted with the ability to understand, clearly explain, and apply knowledge so that others can better learn and know the Gospel.

Here are ministries at St. James’ that utilize the gift of Teaching:


Acolyte/Crucifer

Vest for services and assist in liturgical duties such as lighting altar candles, carrying the processional cross, or assisting the priest in preparing the altar at Communion. 

CONTACT | Vicki Hall for children acolytes; Zack Thompson for adult acolytes 

EMAIL | vhall@stjames.org

EMAIL | zthompson@stjames.org


Advent Wreath

Assist in our annual gathering to make personal Advent wreaths. 

CONTACT | Grace Beacham

EMAIL | gbeacham@stjames.org


Church School Teacher

Teach and assist in the spiritual formation of our children on Sunday mornings.

CONTACT | Vicki Hall

EMAIL | vhall@stjames.org


EfM

Participate in Education for Ministry, a four year curriculum on scripture and church history. 

CONTACT | The Rev. Jay Sidebotham

EMAIL | jsidebotham@stjames.org


Youth Group Leader

Serve as a leader and teacher with the youth of the parish. 

CONTACT | Calvin Bushman

EMAIL | cbushman@stjames.org


Christmas Pageant Volunteer

Help out during the annual Christmas pageant. 

CONTACT | Calvin Bushman 

EMAIL | cbushman@stjames.org

Wisdom

In our life together, those with the gift of Wisdom have special ability to discern where and how God is at work in the world and our lives; they can share their own life experiences and help others access their own wisdom and insight.

Here are ministries at St. James’ that utilize the gift of Wisdom:


Church School Teacher

Teach and assist in the spiritual formation of our children on Sunday mornings.

CONTACT | Vicki Hall

EMAIL | vhall@stjames.org


Small Groups

Grow in your faith by participating in a small group of parishioners focused on fellowship, prayer, and spiritually focused study. 

CONTACT | The Rev. Jay Sidebotham

EMAIL | jsidebotham@stjames.org


Tuesday Morning Women’s Bible Study

Participate in a Tuesday morning women’s group to study scripture and share support in life and faith. 

CONTACT | The Rev. Zack Thompson

EMAIL | zthompson@stjames.org


Friday Morning Men’s Group

Participate in a Friday morning men’s group that looks at Sunday’s readings and shares faith. 

CONTACT | The Rev. Jay Sidebotham

EMAIL | jsidebotham@stjames.org


EfM

Participate in Education for Ministry, a four year curriculum on scripture and church history. 

CONTACT | The Rev. Jay Sidebotham

EMAIL | jsidebotham@stjames.org


Youth Group Leader

Serve as a leader and teacher with the youth of the parish. 

CONTACT | Calvin Bushman

EMAIL | cbushman@stjames.org