This will be the 14th Day of Community Service for St. James’ .
This day is a GIFT! A gift to those who are served and
also a huge gift to those who go out into the world and make a positive change!
Discouraged by the news? Think one person can’t make a difference?
This is YOUR chance to put God’s love into action!
For 2 short hours, your efforts joined with others WILL make this corner of the world
a better place for all! It is proven every time St. James’ volunteers go out!
Be a part of this powerful movement and find out how fun and rewarding changing the world can be!
There are sign ups on a large board in the rear of the church. There are jobs that are local and those out of town.
The list is long and there is lots to do! Bring a friend-All are Welcome!
Wear your red God Loves You shirt or borrow one that day!
Questions, feel free to contact Nancy Graham at or Laura Posecznick at
Athenaeum – entertaining residents with a few familiar songs, singers of any age
Baked Sweet Treats – ahead of time – 10 people to bake at home and 2 people to package baked treats will be brought to church on Sunday morning and then to be packaged for our first responders,
Chapel House and Meachem
Chapel House (Homeless Men’s Shelter)-Bring in packages of white men’s socks, twin blankets, and pillows
Baltimore Woods – Fall Clean Up– 10 people or more
Habitat for Humanity, Cayuga –6 people (16 years old and above)
Matthew: 25 – many people harvesting crops at the Matthew:25 farm
Matthew House – 6 people fall gardening
Ronald McDonald House-6 people to create meals
Parish Hall Projects – college freshmen gifts, gifts for seniors
potting herbs for the community, Christmas ornaments, etc.
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 – 4 people Spring gardening, food pantry
St. James’ Outreach to our church families, sign up for individuals listed
Thrift Shop – 4 people cleaning, organizing and painting
Auburn Rescue Mission Merrimen Families-Bread Delivery-6-8 people to make deliveries
If you have questions regarding any of the service choices or can’t come on October 6th but would like to help out, please contact Nancy Graham at
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 5th 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 or Kip Coerper, Earthworks & Habitat for Humanity Ministry Leader at