The Outreach Committee coordinates opportunities to reach outside of the St. James Community to fulfill our mission of loving our neighbors.
First Fruits Farm: is a Christian non-profit organization operated out of a 200-acre northern Baltimore County farm. St. James volunteers gather crops from June to October that are donated to organizations serving individuals in the community, including our other two outreach ministries, Paul’s Place and Hereford Food Bank.
Hereford Food Bank is an all-volunteer ministry of Hereford United Method Church in Monkton, serving families in the Hereford Zone. St. James has long supported this ministry through regular collections of non-perishable foods and financial contributions in the fall.
During Advent, 2019, the parish collected food for Christmas baskets as well as gift cards for the families with children. Outreach Ambassador Frank Durkee has been a volunteer for many years.
Summer Day Camp at St. James July 27 – 31!
St James has a decades long relationship with Paul’s Place that includes preparing and serving a monthly meal, an annual working visit from Academy 7th graders and hosting a week-long summer camp.
In 2019 the parish collected over 150 winter coats for Paul’s Place clients.
Carol Haislip is the Outreach Ambassador for Paul’s Place.