Heart and Hands Website BannerAs our St. James Mission Statement tells us we are to Follow Jesus, Love Others and Change the World.    There are many ways that we at St. James learn to follow Jesus through our studies and worship and there are also many ways that we can love others through reaching out to our fellow members here at St. James.  Here are some ways you can join in.


Helping Hearts:

Many of our members who still live independently but are no longer able to drive have transportation needs to a doctor’s appointment, grocery store, hair appointment and others.  We already have in place a vital ministry where many of our members provide that transportation when needed.    It’s really very simple:    when a need arises, a phone call is made to someone who has volunteered to help, and we work out the details for that particular need.



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Caring Friends:

Jesus tells us that when we visit the sick and lonely we are visiting him.  Caring Friends are men and women who take a little time each month to visit our homebound members.  This is a delightful ministry that will bless you as much as it blesses those you visit.

This ministry team is in need of some more men to visit our homebound men. We like to make at least one visit per month and one phone contact. There are NO meetings involved! If you could help, please contact Hank Harvey at hankandk@suddenlink.net.



Grief Care:

When a church member loses a loved one to death, we reach out to him or her through a series of booklets called Journeying Through Grief.  These booklets are sent at intervals throughout the first year following the death.  Our Grief Care ministers deliver the first book and then follow up during the year to make sure that the others are received in the mail.


Can you help?

The Membership Care Team invites you to join us as we reach out to our St. James family.    If you can help in any of these areas, please call Lanie Shive at 355-3522 or email at shived@embarqmail.com; or contact Joyce Day at joyce@stjconnect.org or 752-6154.
Thank you for fulfilling this portion of our Mission Statement as we love others in our own congregation.