Parish Care

The essence of our parish is made up of the people who come together as a church family. As a family, we not only share our spiritual journey; but the joys and sadness experienced in each of our daily lives. While our rector leads pastoral care—specifically by visiting or meeting with parishioners—this ministry is also supported by lay ministers who are trained and encouraged within our parish. We have lay Eucharistic ministers, as well as a healing prayer team and a prayer quilt ministry.

Care Teams

A group of dedicated volunteers who agree to join others in bringing to worship on Sundays those who would otherwise not have transportation. We try to group volunteers so that they are assigned four volunteers to one parishioner so that transportation for the volunteer is only one Sunday per month. These groups also make periodic calls and visits to those they are assigned.

Pastoral Visitation Team

This group is made up of caring people who visit those who are sick, in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and those homebound. The team members take flowers from the altar, goodies, and other items to those they are visiting. But, the most important thing they bring is their presence. It is through their time and attention, that they show the care, concern, and love of the people of God gathered at Saint James.