In addition to short-term special appeals at various times of the year, New St James provides year-round support to a number of community services.
On Thursdays from late September until May, New St James partners with Colborne Street United Church, St Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, and Trinity Lutheran Church, to provide a hot, nourishing meal for anyone who wishes to come. No reservations necessary!
New St James supports the Daily Bread Food Cupboard at St Paul’s Cathedral. We make a special push on the first Sunday of each month, to collect non-perishable items such as canned meat, peanut butter, canned fruits, vegetables, pasta dinners, and especially cereal. They also need non-food items such as margarine containers, cloth bags, and cardboard egg cartons. Donation baskets are at all entrance doors.
London Crisis Pregnancy Centre
Service Group collects items for the Centre such as baby shampoo, baby soap, lotion, diaper wipes, and baby clothes up to size 24 months. You may leave your donations in the box in the office.
The Highland Group is collecting the aluminum tabs from pop cans and soup cans, to raise money to purchase wheelchairs to provide mobility to children who might not otherwise enjoy it. Please place tabs in the tub in the Nursery.
The Fellowship of the Least Coin
New St James collects pennies to support the The Fellowship of the Least Coin. You may leave pennies in the cupboards at the Wellington Street entrance and in the narthex.
Did you know that the coloured bags that you buy milk in can be used to make sleeping mats for children in Africa? Please deposit your clean and dry bags in the large red box in the hallway outside NSJ Hall. We will make sure they are cut into strips and crocheted into mats.
Pastoral Care is an outreach to the elderly and shut-in of the congregation. Regular visits are made to these dear ones and an Annual Friendship Communion and Tea is held for them.
A call to the church will activate the Prayer Circle. Volunteers are ”on call” to give prayer support to anyone experiencing illness, accident, bereavement or family distress. You may remain anonymous when you call the Prayer Circle.