Day of Community Service
Our next Day of Community Service is Sunday, October 15th!  This is our 10th Day of Service!  All are welcome to join us to celebrate worship at 9:00 am and service.  Below are the areas offering opportunities to serve.  If you are interested in joining an area team to serve on the 15th, please sign up on the board in the rear of the church or email Nancy Graham at Nancy@stjamesskan.org or Kip Coerper at Kip@stjamesskan.org.  
 
10th Day of Community Service -Opportunities for All Ages!
  • Athenaeum Assisted Living -a group of singers and guitar players entertain the residents
  • Baked Sweet Treats-10 people to bake at home and 2 to package, baked treats will be brought to the church on the 15th-        please label with ingredients.  These will be part of gifts for local First Responders.
  • Baltimore Woods-opportunities for Fall outside work
  • Broom Team-All ages sweep the Village of Skaneateles sidewalks, pick up trash and greet people
  • Chapel House-Collecting donations of packages of men’s white athletic socks, men’s white undershirts-size Medium & Large
  • CROP Walk-We need lots of people for a team on October 22nd.  Please sign up.  Also, bring in dimes for the 15th.
  • Habitat for Humanity, Cayuga County-Assist in building homes in Auburn
  • Laxton’s-4 people to pot basil and pass out in town
  • Masjid Isa Ibn Maryam Mosque-Collecting donations of 5lb bags of flour and sugar
  • Matthew House-6 people to do fall gardening
  • Parish Hall Projects-Many people needed to make Christmas ornaments, plant herbs, fill graduate gift boxes, package              cookies, prepare gift breads for our senior “friends at home”.
  • Ronald McDonald House-6 people preparing a meal for families
  • Samaritan Center-4 people preparing 100 sandwiches in the Parish Hall
  • Skaneateles Outreach Loan Closet-Organize, minor repair, clean
  • St. Lucy’s-6 people helping in their Food Pantry
  • St. James’ Outreach to our church families-Many people needed to help with a variety of household projects both inside            and out
  • Thrift Shop-4 people for cleaning and painting.
                      
Each Fall and Spring, St. James’ puts their faith into action.  One combined service is held at
9:00 a.m. on a Sunday morning and then the congregation is commissioned to go out and serve the community.  
   
This past Day of Community Service held on May 21st showcased the Holy Spirit alive in so
many.  We had over 125 people at our 9:00 a.m. service sending out over 95 people to volunteer in over 19 areas. St. James’ volunteers swept the streets of Skaneateles, delivered over 37 bags of flour and sugar to the Masjid Isa lbn Maryam Mosque, created 100 sandwiches for the Samaritan Center, stuffed 500 gift bags for the children at Meachem School, baked and plated over 25 gift plates for our first responders and community agencies, worked on 2018 Christmas ornaments, personalized gift bags for new West Point Recruits, gardened at Matthew House, and so so much more! So many lives are touched by the efforts of St. James’ Community Service. Thank you again for actively igniting 
the passion of Jesus Christ to change Iives! 
 
The next Day of Community Service will be held in the fall on October 15th! Be on the look out on how you can join in the joy of serving! Any questions on how you can participate, please contact Nancy Graham, Pastoral Care Team Leader at Nancy@stjamesskan.org or Kip Coerper, Earthworks & Habitat for Humanity Ministry Leader at Kip@stjamesskan.org
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