We exist to meet the spiritual, emotional, physical and relational needs of our church family and community.
“…’For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink. I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” ` Matthew 25:35—36, 40 (NIV)
“To Know Is To Care ~ To Care Is To Know…
Mission: To utilize the gifts of Helps, Mercy, and Hospitality to connect members of the St. James congregation to Christ through support in a compassionate and caring manner while experiencing a crisis or difficulty in their lives involving illness, hospitalization, grief and life transitions.
Vision: Congregational Care Ministers will serve as an extension of the pastoral staff and are committed to providing direct congregational care to the St. James church family. Acts of care will include hospital, home, and care center visitation, telephone contact, service of communion, one-on-one ministry with persons needing a listening ear for prayer and encouragement, offer support to grieving families, and pro-actively seek to encourage members during seasons of transition and spiritual growth.
Motto: Love In Action