St. James UMC Meal Train

The meal train is a great way to serve our church family. It requires minimal time commitment but provides practical assistance and great blessing. Last year, our volunteers provided 141 meals to families in need at St. James, including those welcoming new babies, experiencing illness, recovering from surgery, or suffering the loss of loved ones.

If you can occasionally cook and deliver a meal or pick up takeout from a restaurant, please consider volunteering for this ministry. When a request comes in, all volunteers on the list receive an email notification of the need and a link to the Meal Train web page.

If you are able to participate, you can select a date that works from the calendar and click on it to claim the meal. The web link provides specific information on the number of people to feed, preferred foods and restaurants, and any dietary restrictions. On your day you will prepare or pick up the meal and deliver is to the home at the specified time. At present, we are taking all Covid-19 precautions, wearing masks at delivery and limiting contact with recipients.

To sign up as a volunteer or receive additional information, please send an email to Michael Shugart, coordinator, at

Council on Aging
Saturday, April 16 for 90 minutes

The Pitt County Council on Aging needs five to six people or teams to deliver food boxes on Saturday, April 16. The task will take about 90 minutes, beginning at 9:30 a.m. To volunteer, please call Susan at 252-752-1717 x204 and tell her you are from St. James and want to deliver the boxes on April 16th.