VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Athenaeum – entertaining residents with a few familiar songs, singers of any age
Baked Sweet Treats – ahead of time – 7 people to bake at home and 3 people to package baked treats will be brought to church on Sunday morning and then to be packaged for our first responders,
the Village and Town Offices, Postal employees, and Meachem
Baltimore Woods – clean up garlic mustard – 10 people or more
Habitat for Humanity, Cayuga –6 people
Interfaith Works, 2-4 people spend time with new Americans, a refugee family
Matthew: 25 – many people planting vegetables at the Matthew:25 farm
Matthew House – 6 people spring perennial gardening
Parish Hall Projects – many people Gift bags will be prepared for all the children at Meachem,
potting begonia plants for the community, Christmas ornaments,
end of year gift bags for the children at the Rescue Mission in Auburn
Rescue Mission at Merriman Circle, Auburn, 6-10 people Spring cleanup
Samaritan Center – 4 people making sandwiches in the parish hall and delivering Sunday or Monday
Skaneateles Outreach, 4 people Organize the loan closet
Skaneateles Food Pantry – 4 people Spring cleaning
Stone Soup, 4 people Prepare soup to give to others from ingredients that people bring in
St. Lucy’s, Syracuse – 6 people Spring gardening, food pantry
St. James’ Outreach to our church families, sign up for individuals listed
Thrift Shop – 4 people cleaning, painting
THRIVE – not on May 5th, date TBA
 
If you have questions regarding any of the service choices or can’t come on May 5th but would like to help out, please contact Nancy Graham at Nancy@stjamesskan.org.
                      
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 October 15th 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 18 areas. St. James’ volunteers swept the streets of Skaneateles, delivered bags of flour and sugar to the Masjid Isa lbn Maryam Mosque, created sandwiches for the Samaritan Center, stuffed gift bags for the children at Meachem School, baked and plated over 25 gift plates for community first responders and community agencies, worked on 2018 Christmas ornaments, personalized gift bags for college students, 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 spring of 2019! 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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