at St. James
A group whose ministry is to care for the altar, vestments, vessels, and altar linens of the church. Members prepare the sanctuary for services, and clean up afterwards.
A group made up of people who are involved in providing music to enhance our worship services.
A group who bakes the bread for the Eucharistic celebrations in the church.
Ministry of Hospitality
A group whose ministry is to provide refreshments for our fellowship time following Sunday worship. They also help plan special celebrations throughout the church year.
The mission council is made up of six confirmed members of St. James. Two members are elected at the annual parish meeting to a three year term. The ministry of the mission council is to be responsible for the physical and financial affairs of the parish. It is the governing body of the church led by the priest, and a senior warden.
The Mission Council of St. James meets every third Thursday of the month at 3:00 p.m. in the parish hall. These meetings are open to anyone.
Building and Grounds
Faithful stewardship in the maintenance of the physical plant and property.
Those who assist the priest in planning liturgies of our worship. The group is made up of lay readers, chalice bearers, intercessors, field education seminarians, musicians, and members of the Altar Guild.
Stewardship of the abundance of God's gifts is a year-round focus. Our view of stewardship is demonstrated in the ways that we are "church" and in how we share our time, talent, and treasure. A commitment to stewardship is critical for our mission and ministry as a community to continue.
in our community
Prayer Shawl Ministry
People who share their talents of knitting or crocheting by making shawls for those who will be wrapped in prayers.The Prayer Shawl Ministry primarily provides comfort and peace through a tangible gift of a handmade prayer shawl, mantle or lap robe, regardless of the need. Any requests are honored and can be directed to Barbara Hart at (931) 636-8281 (and leave message) or email@example.com. Anyone interested in participating in this rewarding ministry should also contact Barbara. Experienced knitting/crochet welcomed.
Daughters of the King
A religious order for lay women who take vows to live a rule of life that includes prayer, works and study. DOK meets the second Tuesday of every month. Daughters also coordinate special church celebrations and arrange for food to be taken to those who have been ill or have suffered traumatic life events.
The Turner Fund for local community needs are a few of the outreach programs
Seeds of the Spirit ministries provide care for bird feeders and the replenishing of seeds for the feeders at the Heritage Manor Care Center in Monteagle, TN.
St. James-Midway Park is sponsored by St. James Episcopal Church. The park provides a meeting place for the community and has several activities on a regular basis.
Community Action Committee
CAC serves those in need who live in our community. Please support the CAC with your gifts of non-perishable food items. Their current hours of operation are 9-11 am Monday through Friday at The Episcopal Parish of St. Mark & St. Paul on the Mountain in Sewanee. The CAC phone number is 931-598-5927.
James Stephens is the CAC board representative for St. James.
around the world
The Heifer Project for global mission