And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation." Mark 16:15
There is a strong commitment to participate in God’s mission ministry at St. James’, and we serve by focusing not only on the needs of the congregation and its individual members, but by also offering our gifts to the various non-profit organizations serving the Danbury community and the world, as needs arise. St. James’ supports Habitat for Humanity and Amos House through mission offerings and representation on their respective Board of Directors. The Daily Bread Food Pantry is housed at St. James’, and our parishioners volunteer in several capacities. We have a large vegetable garden on the east side of the church, with all produce donated to the food pantry. We have a team of volunteers who prepare and serve a meal monthly at the Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen, as well as volunteers at the Dorothy Day Shelter and Danbury Overflow Shelter. Each Thanksgiving we cook and serve a community dinner, helping our neighbors to be a part of the holiday. In 2016, St. James’ began sponsoring an orphan at El Hogar, a school in Tegulcigalpa, Honduras founded by the parishioners of a local Episcopal Church. For the past five years, St. James’ has teamed up with the United Methodist Church in Danbury to send teenagers on an Appalachian Service Project each summer, helping to make homes warmer, safer and drier. In recent times, we have sent funding to those experiencing drought; clothes and other goods to those devastated by storms; shoes, boots and coats to Native Americans living on the Rosebud Indian Reservation. We have most recently joined in with other area houses of worship to sponsor ‘Laundry Love’, which allows our neighbors who don’t have access to laundering facilities to wash their clothes for free.
How do you intend to live out your Baptismal Covenant. Disciples - One who learns from instructions from another Apostles - One who is messenger who is sent on a mission