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Food, Fellowship, Hospitality

Food Force team

Food Force

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 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

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

The Feast of St. James’s

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.

Contact         Anne Hurt, 334-3967
or Dick and Andy Bennett, 358-8908

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.

Contact:         Tina Sherrod, 447-7866
or Mary Slaughter, 353-1405

Hospitality Committee

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

Music Event Hospitality

Music hospitality volunteers serve “on call” to provide easy appetizers, sweets and savories for receptions following about six music events throughout the year.

Contact:         Alice Campbell, (804)787-5766

Helping Hands

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

Sign up for this or any ministry, or indicate you are volunteering already so we can add you to our rosters, by completing this form.