Feed the Kids
This is St. James’ participation with the local “Feed the Kids Coalition” which provides dinner to 275-350 youth at the Boys & Girls Club on a rotating basis on Friday evenings with four other local churches. Volunteers plan, shop, prepare, transport, serve and clean up, so there is no shortage of ways you can plug in to help.
Creation Care is a new ministry at St. James that seeks to raise awareness of ways we all can help to reuse, recycle, and provide better stewardship of the environment.
St. James Community Garden
This ministry will create a community garden to the north of the Cox House on Grove Street. This giving and teaching garden will become a community asset with 10 raised beds, providing ministry space for the parish and fresh produce for those in the community. Gardening is fundamentally an act of joy and hope, and the garden is a place of peace and perseverance, an icon of the Paschal cycle of life, death, and resurrection, and a space to encounter God’s creation on the literal ground level. We plan to start plantings in 2024!
Home Repair Ministry
This ministry provides hands-on housing repair and construction in support of the Henderson County Housing Assistance Corp. (HCA) home repair program. Three teams of approximately 10 volunteers each, work on a rotating basis providing help to HCA one Saturday a month (individuals commit to work one Saturday every three months). Additionally, one team works on the third Tuesday of every month. Teams work under the supervision of an HCA employee and provide services for disadvantaged individuals in Henderson County.
Wednesday Work Crew
The Wednesday Work Crew meets every Wednesday from 9-noon to do maintenance and repairs and whatever is needed around the church.