Community Ministries:  There are so many ways to serve!  St James is well known as the “Big Green Church that Cares”.  We reach out to our neighbors, near and far.  Some of our ongoing outreach works include:

  • St James Food Pantry sign-480x520St. James Happy to Help Food Pantry, serving 600 families a month.  Volunteers helping our neighbors, under the spirit and guidance of Jesus.  They gather, sort and prepare groceries, as well as giving to other locations who prepare meals for folks.  The pantry is open Sundays, 1:00-3:00, with some exceptions.
  • Volunteers in Mission, going near and far to help neighbors who have been victims of natural disasters, from Fleishmanns, NY to Biloxi, MS or Hurricane Sandy victims in NY.
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  • Packing Shoeboxes for “Project Christmas Child”
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  • Donating to the Washbourne House,* a local domestic violence shelter, the Migrant Ministries Program, the Pregnancy Support Program, and more
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  • Educational Partnering with our local George Washington Elementary School to provide support to teachers and students.
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  • “Holy Sews” ministry, providing hand-made layettes to mothers of “micro-preemies”, who are lost before birth
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  • Visiting or sending cards to shut-ins, service people and college students
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  • Open doors to over thirty community groups holding meetings here, including self-help groups, scouts, musical and community service groups
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  • Vacation Bible School, welcoming all children to come have fun while learning about God’s love for them
    Vacation Bible School

    Vacation Bible School, welcoming all children to come have fun while learning about God’s love for them
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  • Working with “Midtown Rising”*, a cooperative venture to support mid-town Kingston
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  • Crop Walk: Participating in the annual walk to help end hunger at home and afar.
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