The Community Outreach Ministries of St. James Church
Monthly Dinner for Those in Need
During the COVID 19 outbreak, St. James continues to prepare a meal which will be carry out for the foreseeable future On the last Wednesday of each month, St. James volunteers come together to prepare a "TO-GO" meal for local neighbors in need. Families, homeless people, people out of work and many others can receive a meal "to-go" at 5:00 pm. The congregation’s members supports this effort from their pockets, separately from giving to the church. This ministry, begun in January 2010, had grown from attracting 20-30 guests to 60-80. We are now packing 50 to-go meals each month. An average of 10 volunteers help to cook and serve each month.
Every Sunday congregants bring non-perishable cans and packages of food. Once a month we deliver it all to a local food pantry. This ministry started in June 2009. Between then and October, 2021, the people of St. James donated 9168 pounds of food to neighbors in need
Habitat for Humanity
Our Parish Hall is open to Habitat for Humanity staff to orient prospective families into the housing program. Members of our congregation partner with Habitat while working on on-going projects.
Seaman's Church Institute
St. James collects gently used men’s clothing and new work gloves, socks, t-shirts and underwear for merchant seamen who arrive at the Philadelphia Port unprepared for the weather. The clothing is donated to the Seamen’s Church Institute, an Episcopal ministry that supports the physical and spiritual needs of seafarers.
United Way Stuff the Bus
School items, notebooks, pens, pencils, markers, etc., are collected each summer and delivered to United Way of Bucks County. Last year's collection was over 500 items.
Christmas Angel Tree
These are the gifts from our Angel Tree 2019. 40 bags full of gifts for 20 older adults and 18 kids, plus 2 bags with stockings.
Boy Scouts of America
Cub Scout Pack #212 meets in the Parish House basement each Tuesday from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.
Boy Scout Troop #212 meets in the Parish Hall each Thursday from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.
Purple Heart Veterans of America
We accept "gently used" clothing donations which are picked up 2 - 4 times a year.