The St. James’s Food Force is comprised of some 45 volunteers serve as outreach ministry providing healthy home cooked meals to our community’s homeless individuals andworking poor families. We partner this ministry with the Salvation Army that provides the community meal site and with many other agencies and congregations that provide food and volunteers. Our four teams meet on designated days each month and cook a nourishing meal (like meatloaf and ‘hoppin John’! ) that is delivered to the SA to serve some 200 guests.
If you would like more information or would like to serve on a team, please contact Nancy Warman, Director of Servant Ministry at firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 355-1779, extension 333.
Men’s Cooking Team
This team of “doer” men prepares and delivers home-cooked meals for those in need to the Salvation Army community meals site on the third Saturday of each month. These cooks also prepare food for Mardi Gras for Missions and other special events.
Contact: Harry Moore, 784-3986
Central Virginia FoodBank
Annual collections of non-perishable food items for the FoodBank take place each year during the Thanksgiving Day and the spring Jazz Eucharist worship services.
Taste of St. James’s Gourmet Holiday Food Sale to benefit Food Force. Volunteers are needed to help prepare soups, casseroles, appetizers, and baked goods, as well as staff the event.
Contacts: Kay Tyler, 358-6248
Volunteers participate in various activities in preparation for the popular banquet for the Feast of St. James’s, such as helping with the invitations and other mailings, setting up and decorating the event location, hosting tables, food preparation, providing help for the entertainment and presentations, and serving as event greeters and helpers. The Feast will be held on October 23, 2013 at the Science Museum of Virginia.
Newcomer Call and Welcome Ministry
This ministry team hosts occasional “Meet and Greet” opportunities on Sundays at church and at seasonal parties in parishioners’ homes for visitors to and new members of St. James’s.
The Hospitality Committee at St. James’s serves our parish with whole-congregation receptions that provide excellent opportunities for food and fellowship among parishioners and a welcoming presence for our visitors.
This team of volunteers serves “on call” to provide planning and preparation for special receptions including such events as Martin Luther King Evensong, Easter brunch for clergy and choir, Bishop’s Visitation, Pentecost and Founder’s Day celebrations.
Contacts: Beth Skidmore, 740-6636
Volunteers provide meals to church members who are in need of support due to an illness or death in the family, or celebrating the birth of a child.
Contact: Jayne Pemberton, 232-5556
Wednesday Night Dinner Teams
These teams prepare and serve dinner on Wednesday nights before the adult education programs, September through April.
Contact: Nancy Warman, 355-1779, ext. 333
Summer Sunday Brunch
Volunteers coordinate the meal and collect payment for monthly brunches in the summer held in Valentine Hall after 10:00 a.m. Sunday services.
Contact: Gloria Prevatt,359-3776
Parish House Volunteers
As a volunteer at the Parish House, members answer the phones and greet people coming to the Parish House during the week. This ministry particularly needs afternoon volunteers.
Contact: Emily Thrower, 355-1779, ext. 312