St. James' Mission and Outreach updates
Sharing God’s gifts with others.
In our St. James’ tradition, we ask you to consider how you might brighten someone’s holiday season. The state of the economy and remnants of the Covid pandemic have taken an even greater toll on so many, especially the elderly, those with limited finances, and those without homes. Please consider if one or more of these opportunities for giving might fit in your holiday giving plans.
Emmanuel Dining Room and HOPE Center
Donate items for warmth
· New warm socks, gloves, hats, t-shirts, hoodies, and underwear. (Anything needed to help keep warm for the winter season) All sizes are appreciated!
Items can be dropped off at the parish hall in the bin on the porch from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday – Thursday. Or the box in the foyer of the church. Please donate your items by Thursday, December 22nd.
Host a table of 8 guests for $25 for our New Year’s Eve lunch at Emmanuel Dining Room
· For the first time in three years, (due to Covid), we will serve our guests in the dining room the meal they have called their "favorite meal “~ lasagna, green beans, roll, fruit (bananas and clementines), and homemade desserts.
Adopt-a-grandparent and Adopt-a-family
Make someone’s Christmas with a gift and remembrance
We “adopted” 20 residents of the Coral Springs Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center (formerly Brandywine Nursing and Rehabilitation Center) who have no family to remember them at Christmas and will also share in giving for individuals and families who are part of the Hope Center network to purchase gifts from their “wish list” and to ensure these individuals receive gifts.
Please send your contribution in the form of a check to the St. James’ parish office or drop it in the collection plate:
St. James’ Church
2106 St. James’ Church Road
Wilmington, DE 19808
(Please mark: Adopt-a-grandparent/family in your check memo.)
Deadline for contributions: Tuesday, December 20, 2022
With thanks and blessings, the St. James’ Mission Outreach team