The Outreach Committee coordinates opportunities to reach outside of the St. James Community to fulfill our mission of loving our neighbors.
Fall 2022 – two more Saturdays at First Fruits Farm: September 24th and October 8th. See your weekly enews for the sign up link.
We hosted a day camp for one week (interrupted by the major storm) in July for children served by Paul’s Place.
We continue to support the Hereford Food Bank.
“You may wonder about outreach at St. James in these unusual times. Most of us in the parish are at a time in life when we should be careful having contact with others because of the pandemic, so hands-on outreach has been difficult to pursue this spring. However, we are a parish with resources, and outreach over these past few months has primarily taken the form of monetary contributions to individuals and organizations in need. We’ve contributed to the Maryland Food Bank; early in the pandemic we contributed $1,300 to purchase much needed masks for healthcare workers at Hopkins; we’ve helped a local family in need of food; and we helped a college student in the city buy groceries. These are just a few ways our monetary resources have been put to work and we continue to look for ways to help those in deep need.” Joe Cochran+ July 10, 2021
Christmas 2021 St. James filled over 50 Christmas dinner bags as well as contributing gift cards for families with children. We continue to collect donations on non-perishable foods and personal care items in bins in the narthex (front porch of the church).
Christmas 2021, our mitten/sock tree and hand-knitted scarf donations filled several large boxes for Paul’s Place families. St. James Academy collected gently used winter coats.
Carol Haislip is the Outreach Ambassador for Paul’s Place.