Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care at St. James seeks to create and maintain meaningful connections by extending the expression of Christian love and fellowship to all parishioners and visitors through phone calls, cards, support, visitation, and more. The ministries listed below were developed to facilitate volunteer opportunities for those interested in fulfilling the call and duties of Pastoral Care.

Altar Flowers for Friends
This volunteer group brings friendship and flowers by visiting homebound parishioners and delivering refreshed altar flower arrangements. Due to the physical distancing required due to Covid 19, all flower deliveries are contactless.

Contact: Barrie Griffin,

Hospital Visits
St. James clergy members are committed to pastoral care and make hospital visits on a rotating schedule. Because of patient privacy policies, it is important to notify the church if you, a loved one, or another member of the congregation is hospitalized and would like a pastoral call or to receive communion.

Contact: Monica Dugas,

Friends Feeding Friends Ministry
This group was formed to feed the body as well as the soul, ministering to those recovering from an illness or surgery, blessed with a new baby, or experiencing other special circumstances. Volunteers prepare or provide pre-made meals and deliver them as personal gifts to those in need. Due to the physical distancing required due to Covid 19, all meal deliveries are contactless.

Contact: Mary Boutwell,

Prayer Ministry
As witnesses to the power of prayer, St. James offers all the opportunity to pray for those on our prayer list. Individuals interested in committing to consistent prayer for those on our prayer list will be provided with a weekly prayer list. Commitment can range from praying weekly to daily prayer. Our hope is that all individuals on our updated lists will experience the prayerful support of many.

Contact: Monica Dugas,

St. Martha’s Guild
St. Martha’s Guild members serve as hostesses for visitations that take place in the Parish Hall Parlor, prior to or after funerals. Volunteer members prepare the parlor to receive guests, assist with receiving floral gifts, keep track of the gift cards, and help with the refreshments.

Contact: Emily Wray Lamont,

Wedding Guild
Marriage is a joyous celebration and is considered a Holy Sacrament in the Episcopal faith. The St. James Wedding Guild members help ensure weddings go as planned by providing assistance to the clergy, wedding parties, and families involved with weddings at St. James.

Contact: Sue Larisey,

The following groups are on hiatus due to COVID:

The Eucharistic Visitor
This ministry is spearheaded by trained visitors who provide communion to homebound members of the St. James community who are unable to attend Sunday worship service.

Contact: Mary Boutwell,

Nursing Home Ministry
Our Nursing Home Ministry brings church services to the doorsteps of area nursing homes. Volunteers assist clergy for service preparation, and help residents participate in the service.

Contact: Mary Boutwell,