OutreachROCKS – St. James's Episcopal Church https://doers.org Be Ye Doers of the Word and Not Hearers Only Thu, 11 Jul 2019 14:04:08 -0400 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3 Reason #8 Outreach ROCKS at St. James’s https://doers.org/reason-5-outreach-rocks-at-st-jamess-2-2-2/ Thu, 11 Jul 2019 14:04:08 +0000 https://doers.org/?p=32141

Kids!

Yes, Vacation Bible School this year included an outreach component that provided gifts to two local shelters and long-time ministry partners. Our kids contributed a huge collection of personal hygiene items for families at Home Again, and also had great fun decorating bags that were then filled to the brim with summer fun items for children of Housing Families First. They had a blast serving others! Director of Servant Ministry Nancy Warman and Director of Children’s Ministry Becky Page spearheaded the efforts. More DOERS DOING in another exciting St. James’s community partnership and ministry!

 

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Reason #7 Outreach ROCKS at St. James’s https://doers.org/reason-5-outreach-rocks-at-st-jamess-2-2/ Thu, 27 Jun 2019 16:04:24 +0000 https://doers.org/?p=31761

Neighbors!

Being good neighbors sometimes means hefting a hammer or a paint brush or a hedge clipper to help someone in need. Every summer, Doers at St. James’s work a week with project:HOMES to assist in a Richmond neighborhood where one of our fellow citizens has tough work that they cannot do themselves. Gloves and caps on, we set to the tasks. More DOERS DOING in another exciting St. James’s community partnership and ministry!

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Reason #6 Outreach ROCKS at St. James’s https://doers.org/reason-5-outreach-rocks-at-st-jamess-2/ Thu, 27 Jun 2019 16:01:06 +0000 https://doers.org/?p=31758

Music!

The band Oak Lane, made up largely of St. James’s parishioners, has been the house band for the Red Cross Garden Party at the Hunter Holmes McGuire Medical Center’s Community Living Center for four years, enough to earn the Red Cross Good Neighbor Award, presented at this year’s party on May 14 (held indoors due to weather). This ministry enlivens the veterans living in this long term care section of the hospital, who enjoy barbeque and all the fixin’s as the band entertains them. More DOERS DOING in another exciting St. James’s community partnership and ministry!

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Reason #5 Outreach ROCKS at St. James’s https://doers.org/reason-5-outreach-rocks-at-st-jamess/ Mon, 29 Apr 2019 18:06:47 +0000 https://doers.org/?p=30342

Lunch!

Providing activities, fun, and friendship to second graders at Bellevue Elementary School helps with their self-esteem, motivation to learn and read, and improves classroom performance. Our lunch buddy Doers deliver for those children, their school and teachers, and, of course, for us, too. More DOERS DOING in another exciting St. James’s community partnership and ministry!

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Reason #4 Outreach ROCKS at St. James’s https://doers.org/reason-outreach-rocks-at-st-jamess-4/ Tue, 16 Apr 2019 18:49:34 +0000 https://doers.org/?p=29990

ICE CREAM!


Our volunteers make a monthly visit to the veterans who are patients at Hunter McGuire Medical Center to deliver ice cream sundaes with their favorite toppings and sauces. Oh, did we say we had cakes, too? This sweet ministry of presence gives our Doers a chance to say “thank you” and “we care about you” in a face-to-face and personal way. More DOERS DOING in another exciting St. James’s community partnership and ministry!

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Reason #3 Outreach ROCKS at St. James’s https://doers.org/reason-outreach-rocks-at-st-jamess/ Thu, 11 Apr 2019 15:53:31 +0000 https://doers.org/?p=29843

CARITAS!


Our annual shelter week gives us a chance to love and nurture individuals experiencing homelessness. More DOERS DOING in another exciting St. James’s community partnership and ministry!
This past March, some 100 Doer volunteers provided shelter, showers, laundry service and nutritious meals to 32 women guests. It was a fun-loving week including, nail painting, hair styling, art activities, Bingo, and an abundance of hugs for all! Our guests blessed us generously!

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Reason #2 Outreach ROCKS at St. James’s https://doers.org/reason-2-outreach-rocks-at-st-jamess/ Thu, 11 Apr 2019 15:40:18 +0000 https://doers.org/?p=29838

Women!



Half a dozen women DOERS (including Nancy Warman, Director of Servant Ministry) attended this month’s CARITAS Center gathering.  St. James’s DOERS are excited to be part of the congregational planning for the new and upcoming CARITAS Center. At this meeting, faith-based representatives shared ideas of how congregations can be supportive and engaged in the new Center which will open in 2020. More DOERS DOING in another exciting St. James’s community partnership and ministry! (Photo, l to r, Stevie McFadden, Carrie Acey, Nancy, Leslie Torbert, Katie Morris, Becky DeCamps and Karen Stanley, CARITAS CEO

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Meatloaf!



Walker Bates of St. James’s, one of our youngest servant leaders, and his grandmother Diann Bates of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, Bon Air check out the Food Force’s men’s cooking team meatloaves, made on a monthly basis and  delivered to a Southside feeding program hosted by St. Michael’s. More DOERS DOING in another exciting St. James’s community partnership and ministry!

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