Missions

St. James’s has so many valuable friends all over the world. Our emphasis is on long-term relationships maintained by annual short-term missions to build, heal and grow. St. James’s has a rich history of domestic and international mission trips. Each year, we send 8-10 mission teams out to share God’s love through service. Most mission trips do not require special skills – just willing hands and a compassionate heart!

A limited number of scholarships for missions are available. The Passport to Missions program will make a grant for a new missioner up to half of the mission cost. Other scholarships are considered on a case-by-case basis. To request a partial or full scholarship, call The Rev. John McCard (804)355-1779, ext. 318. All scholarship requests are confidential.

St. James’s Missions Inspire Her Future

Anastasia Redmond knows that her church family has influenced her vision for her life path – from working in  the nursery on Franklin Street to forming mission friendships an ocean away – and she is grateful for it. “St James’s has given me a whole part of my life that I wouldn’t have otherwise.”  Click below to view a video of Anastasia talking about her life-changing experiences as a member of the St. James’s family. 

Past Mission Opportunities

Haiti – November 3-10, 2019

St. James returned to work with the St. Joseph Family’s facilities in Jacmel, Haiti, which consist of Lekol Sen Trinite (St. Trinity School) and Wings of Hope, a residential facility for disabled children and young adults. (more…)

Navajoland, Utah Mission March 29-April 4, 2019

The St. James Navajoland mission team supports St. Christopher’s Mission, an Episcopal Mission in SE Utah, started in 1943.  The purpose of our mission work is to assist St. Christopher’s in regaining its role as a center of activity and benefit to the Navajo community, and in so doing, establishing and nurturing a relationship of [...]

High School Mission

Appalachia Youth Mission (For current 9th – 12th graders & HS graduates not yet 21) July 14-21, 2019 What: Hurley Community Development Center, Hurley, VA (www.hurleycommunitydevelopment.org) (more…)

Middle School Mini-Mission

(For current 5th – 8th graders) July 12 – 14, 2019 (Friday lunchtime – Sunday dinnertime) What: Harvest of Hope (www.endhunger.org) Where: Exmore, VA Who: Up to 18 youth currently 5th-8th grades & 4-5 adult leaders (more…)

Passport Program Grants Support First Mission Trip

According to church records, of the nearly 2,000 adults in our parish family, approximately 150 have been on a mission trip. (more…)

Cuba

We have a very special partnership with the Episcopal Diocese of Cuba that began in 2013. Past teams from St. James’s have assisted in the rebuilding of a church in Santiago de Cuba, and have also worked on projects in Havana as well. We hope to offer another mission trip to Cuba in 2019. (more…)

Thistle Farms Nashville

  In 2018, we began a brand-new mission for women. Thistle Farms in Nashville, TN is a powerful community of women who are healing from prostitution, trafficking, and addiction. (more…)

World Pediatric Project

The World Pediatric Project is a Richmond-based medical mission that brings foreign patients to VCU/MCV for life-changing surgery.

RVA Mission Week

June 17-21, 2019 A popular local choice for summer mission, the Richmond Mission returns June 2019. If you enjoy helping others, growing in fellowship with church friends, and having fun, this week is for you! Our city has many needs, and this mission trip allows participants to spend a week making a difference right here [...]