The Archives Committee was developed to find, identify, organize, and preserve our St. James parish history. If you are interested in keeping records, documenting narrative history, have computer skills, or a knack for writing, join the Archives Committee.
Breakfast is served for the parish in Green Hall on the third Sunday of the month (unless otherwise notified) from 8:30 until 11:00 am. Parishioners are needed to prepare food, serve or clean-up. This is a wonderful opportunity to get to know your fellow parishioners better, before or after one of our Sunday services.
The Junior Warden is the head of this ministry. We are looking for men and women who are willing to help with indoor and outdoor maintenance and cleaning tasks at the church. This ministry also includes people who can help set-up and take down tables and chairs in Green Hall for special events.
The needlepoint kneelers in the church add beauty to our worship space. Care for the kneelers is simple—they need to be vacuumed once a month. It takes approximately 20 minutes and can be done at your convenience.
St. James’ coffee hour, following the Sunday morning service, is our weekly chance to demonstrate the love of God to one another—especially newcomers. Volunteers serve on a rotational basis to assist with making coffee, putting out cookies, and cleaning up.
Volunteers are needed from time to time to answer phones, proofread, greet people in the front office, help with large mail-outs, live-streaming services, and record sermons. Participants will be notified of volunteer opportunities as the need arises.
St. James is beginning a new ministry this fall called the Media Ministry. We need a group of people who are willing to help with live-streaming and recording the 11 am service throughout the school year. This would involve arriving approximately 15 minutes before the service begins and being “behind the scenes” in the sacristy during the 11:00 service. Computer knowledge is helpful but not mandatory. We will provide training.
The Men of St. James is an organization which meets quarterly from September through May for the purposes of spiritual growth, fellowship, and outreach. They help raise money for the St. James School and participate in work days around the school. The MOSJ have a dinner meeting in Green Hall (usually with a guest speaker) one quarter, followed by a strictly social get-together, usually outside of the Church the next quarter. All men are welcome to attend.
We are a group of dedicated parishioners who wish to keep the Rose Gardens healthy, growing and blooming for the pleasure of our Lord and community congregation. Volunteers are asked to help with pruning, deadheading, weeding, fertilizing, insect and disease treatment, along with a couple yearly events for maintenance and/or fundraising.
The Small Plate (hors d’oeuvres) Groups meet once a month on Saturday evenings at 6:30 pm, from October through May. The host for each month provides drinks, a heavy hors d’oeuvre, their home, and the other members bring an additional appetizer and/or beverage.
These groups are expected to consist of 14-16 participants. For those who wish to participate but whose home may not accommodate the group, it may be possible to co-host with other members. Every attempt is made to balance each group with couples and single participants. We will make all attempts to include you with other couples/singles you might request. Adults only.
The Restaurant Brunch Groups meet on Sunday mornings after Church services and host selects a different restaurant to try out each month. These groups usually consist of 10-12 members. Adults only.
"Women helping Other Women” is a group that began as a support group for widows, but quickly changed to include women who are single. The group takes field trips to the Art Museum and to concerts in Mobile, as well as meeting for lunch in interesting places. The WOW group strives to touch lives in a Godly manner. All women are welcome.
Parishioner and yoga instructor, Jane Tucker, offers Gentle Yoga classes on Monday mornings from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM at Creative Outlet in downtown Fairhope. On Thursday mornings in Green Hall, Jane offers Chair Yoga at 10:00 AM and on Friday mornings at 7:30 AM, a Flow class is offered in Green Hall as well.
Yoga Classes - Evening
On Thursday evenings, a yoga class is available for all levels of participants and taught by Stacy Reckeweg, RYT500 - Beginners are welcome! The Thursday evening one-hour class begins at 5:45 PM in Green Hall. There is also a Zoom option available. Email Stacy for the link. Yoga classes are free of charge and open to all St. James parishioners and friends.
During the summer, some of our yoga classes take a break. Be sure to call the church office at 251-928-2912 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to check the latest schedule if you are starting a new class.