Ministries of Outreach

The Outreach Committee at St. James’ sponsors numerous activities throughout the year, including:

Food Pantry

Once a month approximately 35-40 individuals are served from the pantry in the parish center. Volunteers provide hot soup and conversation and clothing, groceries, and toiletry items are distributed.

Senior Adult Ministry

On the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, our senior members gather for a variety of activities at the parish center as well as enjoying trips to interesting places in and around Baltimore.

80+ Luncheon

Each year in May, the Outreach Committee hosts a spectacular luncheon for the oldest members of the church.

Health Ministry

Originating from the Outreach Committee, this independent ministry has sponsored informational seminars and free screenings for the community and parish that have included diabetes, prostate, mental health, HIV and the elderly, skin cancer, high blood pressure, and healthy heart eating.

Van Ministry

The St. James’ Church van assists seniors and others who need transport to and from church on Sunday. The van also transports children to the Summer Academy and other activities within the diocese.

Angel Tree Project

More than twenty children whose parents were incarcerated were given a special gift annually during Christmas since 2007 to present. Other activities are planned so that we can stay in touch with these children and their caregivers throughout the year. We plan to sponsor 30 children for Christmas 2008. See http://www.angeltree.org/site_hmpg.asp for more information.