Opportunities for Serving
In addition to responding to short-term special appeals as they emerge at various times of the year, New St. James provides ongoing support to a number of community agencies.
On Mondays at St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church (Cheapside near Adelaide) in fall, winter and spring, 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! Contact person: Mary Lou McCrimmon.
New St. James supports the Daily Bread Food Bank at St. Paul’s Cathedral. We collect non-perishable items such as canned meat, peanut butter, canned fruits, vegetables, pasta dinners, and especially cereal, as well as non-food items such as margarine containers, cloth bags, and cardboard egg cartons. Donation baskets are at all entrance doors. Contact person: Lyn Hill.
London Pregnancy and Family Support Centre
Service Group collects items for the Centre such as baby shampoo, baby soap, lotion, diapers and wipes, and baby clothes up to size 24 months. You may leave your donations in the box in the office. Contact person: Eva Goud.
Highland Group collects 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. Contact person: June Colwell.
Pastoral Care is one way we care for the elderly and shut-in of the congregation, through visits, phone calls and our annual Friendship Communion and Tea. Contact person: Joanne MacPherson.
A call to the church will activate the Prayer Chain. Volunteers are available to give prayer support to anyone experiencing illness, accident, bereavement or family distress. Your request for prayer may be confidential if you wish. Contact person: Janet Hisey.