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For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.
-- Matthew 18:20

Fellowship Ministries

St. James offers several fellowship opportunities. Find what suits you, below, and make contact with the leader named. Or, contact our Director of Lay Ministries, Mary Boutwell, to help find what matches your needs!

  • Bad Girls Book Club is a women’s group that meets monthly to discuss timely books, enjoy an informal meal, and socialize. Contact: Monica Murphy.
  • EfM Graduate Group is for Education for Ministry grads to gather once monthly, on the second Thursday, for lunch and theological reflection. Contact: Nancy Jo Poirrer.
  • Foyer Groups are assigned in the fall and meet in participants’ homes for food and fun. Newcomers are especially encouraged to join! Contact: Brent Caldwell.
  • Garden Guild helps to maintain the church grounds including plants, flowers, shrubs and trees. Contact: Rosemary Campbell.
  • Greeters’ Guild members direct visitors to offices and meetings at the church and Ministries Center, and assist the staff in answering telephones. Volunteers serve once a week from 9:00 a.m. 'til noon, or 1:00-4:00 p.m. They also pass out We Care Bags during the morning hours. Contact: Carole & Phillip Wright.
  • Guild of the Christ Child helps new mothers and their babies with delivery of a gift from the church, a meal for the family, and information about baptism. Contact: deShaCarter.
  • Holy Grillers is a group of men who enjoy grilling and fellowship for church events. Contact: John Cadwallader.
  • The James Gang is comprised of the age-affluent in the church community who gather for luncheons, tours and enjoy speakers throughout the year, staying active, involved and building new friendships. Contact: Belva & David Dewey.
  • Parlor Flowers members create seasonal flower arrangements for the Parish Hall Parlor banquet table that all can enjoy on Sundays during coffee hour. Contact: Belva Dewey.
  • St. James Artists Guild is for any practicing artist and member of St. James. Two parish exhibits are scheduled yearly: one in July, and one in November. Contact Nancy Jo Poirrer.
  • Welcoming Newborns is advised where to deliver yard signs to announce the arrival of our newest parishioners. Contact Mary Boutwell, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).
  • Welcoming Newcomers strives to share a ministry of hospitality and welcome to all who come to Saint James. Contact Ashley Frey, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).
  • Yoga is on the third, and fourth Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. Anyone who wishes to attend should register by noon on Tuesday before each class so attendance/potential conflicts can be determined. Yoga is held in the CSF Atrium on the third floor of the Ministries Center. Contact: Margaret Culbertson.
  • Episcopal Church Workers Chapters
    • Sts. Agnes/Edith/Monica is a gathering of venerable ladies of the church for fellowship, study and refreshments one morning a month. Contact: Lubna Culbert.
    • St. Joan of Arc holds a once-a-month gathering of ladies of the church for study and lunch. The focus of study changes yearly. Contact: Nina Broyles.
    • St. Mary's Bible Study is a group of women who meet on third Thursday evenings in each others home for Bible study and fellowship. Contact: Anna Catherine Soule.
    • Gumbo is the annual fundraiser of the ECW. The ECW sells Gumbo lunches and pints in Bishops Hall on Fridays during Lent. Takeout and Dine-In options are available. To volunteer, contact Mary Boutwell.
    • Loaves & Fishes is an ECW group that meets from time to time to cook and freeze meals so that we can deliver to our parishioners in need of a meal due to an illness, death in the family or when they are welcoming a newborn. Contact Mary Boutwell.


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