Fellowship Ministries

The Bad Girls Book Club
This women’s networking group meets monthly to discuss timely books, share a meal, and network. Due to COVID restrictions, The Bad Girls Book Club is meeting via Zoom.

Contact: Joan Moore, joan.vmoore@yahoo.com

Education for Ministry (EfM) Graduate Group
Graduates of the EfM class gather once monthly, on the second Thursday, for lunch and theological reflection. Due to COVID restrictions, the EfM Graduate Group is meeting via Zoom.

Contact: Nancy Jo Poirrer, npstudio@bellsouth.net

Garden Guild
Garden Guild helps to maintain the church grounds including plants, flowers, shrubs and trees.

Contact: Steve Boutwell, steve.boutwell@keanmiller.com

Church Office Front Desk Ministry
This ministry directs visitors to offices and meetings at the church and Ministries Center, and assists St. James staff in answering the phones. Volunteers serve once a week from 9 a.m.-noon, or 1-4 p.m. They also manage the distribution of We Care Bags during the morning shift.

Contact: Monica Dugas, mdugas@stjamesbr.org

Artists Guild
St. James Artists Guild is open to any practicing artist and member of St. James. Two parish exhibits are scheduled yearly: one in July, and one in November. Art shows will be virtual while COVID restrictions are still in place.

Contact: Nancy Jo Poirrer, npstudio@bellsouth.net

Sunday Greeters
Visitors are greeted after each service by the representatives of the Sunday Greeters Guild. Each and every one of our esteemed guests is offered a visitor’s gift, and the committee is always on hand to answer questions and offer introductions to the rest of the congregation. Teams work on a monthly schedule.

Contact: Mary Boutwell, mboutwell@stjamesbr.org

The following groups are on hiatus due to COVID:

Foyer Groups
Get to know fellow parishioners over a meal and good conversation once a month on Sunday night in a fun and casual setting, over a four-month period starting in January/February. Adults of all ages are encouraged to attend.

Contact: Brent Caldwell, caldwellbn@cox.net

Holy Grillers
Holy Grillers is a group of men who enjoy grilling and fellowship for church events.

Contact: John Cadwallader

James Gang
The James Gang gathers for lunch, day trips, and general fellowship throughout the year.

Contact: Mary Boutwell, mboutwell@stjamesbr.org

Gumbo
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.

Contact: Mary Boutwell, mboutwell@stjamesbr.org