The Outreach Community leads the congregation of St. James as we act out our faith in concrete ways in order to see Christ incarnate in the people of the world around us. Whatever your age, interest or skill there is a place for you.
We’re partnering with St. Michael’s and All Angels to provide scholarships and voluntteers for Camp Success from June 27th – August 5th. This is a full day camp with breakfast, reading, art, music, science, etc. Father Barton+ will lead an art activity on August 4th. We’ll invite everyone for an end-of-camp bonfire and picnic at St. James in late August. Camp Success
Closing Campfire scheduled for Saturday, August 20th from 5:00 – 7:30pm at St. James. Watch this space for more information.
Easter Season Outreach was for Neighbor to Neighbor – preventing homelessness, stabilizing families. Go to their website to learn what you can do to help Baltimore County families stay in their homes. The proceeds from Our Mother’s Day Breakfast on May 8th were donated to Neighbor to Neighbor and several parishioners have volunteered to act as mentors.
OUTREACH IN LENT was for The Club at Collington Square, specifically for its summer program.
“Fast to Feed Hungry Children” was initiated by St. James and Bishop Knudsen invited every parish to practice a holy Lent praying, fasting and giving to a children’s program of Episcopal Community Services of Maryland. St. James parishioners donated nearly $1700 through the brown paper bags – many loaded with coins!
Baltimore International Seafarers Center Our Outreach Project for Epiphany was for the Seafarers Center that provides services and on-board visits to the seafarers, primarily on the container ships, whose ships dock in Baltimore. Due to increased security many seaman don’t leave the ships. We welcomed director, The Rev. Mary H.T. Davisson, on February 7, 2016 and offered 9 ships filled with items needed by the seafarers.
Operated from Trinity United Methodist Church provides food, household and personal care items to local residents in need. The Food Bank serves over 80 local families. The parish collects supplies through out the year.
Located in Washington Village/Pigtown, Baltimore, Paul’s Place serves children and families through after school programs, job training, clothing, rent and food assistance. St. James has long had a relationship with Paul’s Place. A group of parishioners gather early on second Tuesdays at St. James to prepare a lunch that is served the following day at Paul’s Place by a second group of volunteers. In the summer, the parish and school operate a week-long day camp for children from Paul’s Place. The Academy annually invites the Director of Volunteers to preach at the Middle School Chapel, and all financial offering from the chapels are given to Paul’s Place.
Neighbor-to-Neighbor a program operated from Church of the Epiphany, Timonium, St. James is a member of this coalition of faith-based and community partners working to prevent and end homelessness of families by assisting in the development of skills needed to achieve financial independence. The vision is a a community in which a child never has to see their family’s belongings thrown out on the curb; families who lived in fear of homelessness are celebrating their independence and helping others; families have shifted from just surviving to flourishing; is dedicated to preventing homelessness and stabilizing families in Baltimore County. The program provides financial literacy coaching, job search.
Center For Pregnancy Concerns Essex, Baltimore City, Dundalk, Arbutus