Outreach

Jesus Calls us to Serve Others

At St. James we believe that we are called to love God with all that we are and our neighbour with all that we have.

Faith in ACT!ON: Since 2008 we have gone beyond the walls of the Kirk to serve the Charlottetown community through our faith in ACT!ON campaign. Through this campaign we have painted school yard equipment, renovated a Public school library, planted trees, served food to volunteers at a Habitat for Humanities work site, adopted a room at Camp Keir, and led worship in many of our neighbouring Nursing Homes! Click here for pictures of past campaigns. By putting our faith into action we have discovered that we not only serve our community but that we are blessed in return.

Community Thanksgiving Dinners: Started in 2008 as an outreach event to those in need of a hot meal within the downtown Charlottetown community in the build up to Christmas, the event evolved to become the Community Thanksgiving Dinner held in partnership with the downtown branch #1 of the Royal Canadian Legion. Since then it has become an opportunity for our congregation to directly serve our neighbours in need.

Helping Hampers: Another way that we reach out into our community is through our Helping Hampers campaign. Started in 2010 as a replacement for our White Gifts program, the Helping Hampers campaign is a partnership with the Salvation Army church in downtown Charlottetown and their annual Christmas Hamper program. Held at the beginning of Advent this campaign reminds us that it is indeed better to give than to receive.