Faith in Action
St. James’ has had a longstanding relationship with Faith In Action (FIA), a social services agency based in Chelsea and Dexter. We regularly donate items for their food pantry and to their annual programs that support families at the beginning of the school year, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Members of our congregation have served on their board of directors, volunteered in their food pantry, and participated in their annual fundraising dinner and auction. We routinely look for opportunities to support their mission of providing essential support to alleviate the effects of hunger and poverty in our community.
Lenten Alms project for Church at the Crossroads
Outreach is sponsoring a Lenten collection of Alms. Alms are monetary (or other gifts) collected to be distributed to the poor. Our Alms will be collected and given to The Church of the Crossroads in Detroit, with whom we have a continuing relationship (including Sunday Services, Sunday soup kitchen program, summer lunch programs, Parent Circle mentoring, and vacation bible school). We are asking families to contribute $1.00 (or more!) for each day of Lent. We are also asking our children to contribute one penny (or more!) for each day of Lent. These offerings will be collected in a special box during church and coffee hour.